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Indigenous Weather Knowledge. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have developed an intricate understanding of the environment over many thousands of years.

Indigenous Weather Knowledge

The mystery of the Murray-Darling's vanishing flows. EOSDIS Worldview. Ten Fun and Challenging Geography Games for Students of All Ages. How to Measure Distances in Google Maps (Browser Version) YouTube. 8 Options for Making Digital Maps. In yesterday's post about English Heritage's Map of Myth, Legend, and Folklore I included a mention of using StoryMap JS to create interactive maps.

That prompted a response from Cindy Rudy who suggested the idea of using Thinglink or Google Earth to make similar maps of myths, legends, and folklore. That was my inspiration for this run-down of eight options for making digital maps. Scribble MapsScribble Maps is a free service for making multimedia maps in your web browser on your laptop or tablet. You can use Scribble Maps without creating an account on the site. Timelapse – Google Earth Engine. GatherIQ App. Ten Great Tech Tools for Social Studies Lessons. Over the last decade I've written about a lot of excellent resources for social studies lessons.

Ten Great Tech Tools for Social Studies Lessons

Over time some of those tools have faded away and others have moved to the forefront of my top recommendations. Here's my current list of ten top tools for social studies lessons. Timeline JS Timeline projects as as old as history classes themselves. It used to be that timelines were only made on paper. Today, students can build timelines that include videos, audio recordings, pictures, and interactive maps. StoryMap JSStoryMap JS is produced by the same people that make Timeline JS. Google's VR Tour CreatorGoogle's VR Tour Creator is a free tool that enables anyone to create virtual reality tours that can be viewed online and in the Google Expeditions app. Google Expeditions Google's free virtual reality application that lets students virtually tour more than 800 places around the world. Metaverse Studio With Metaverse Studio students can create augmented reality games and tours. How each country's population will change in the next 30 years - Axios.

Interactive: How diverse is my suburb. How to Measure Distance in Google Earth. Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Folding paper globes - origami globes - MapScaping. Whether you are looking for a fun family project, a teaching resource or just want something interesting and unique to decorate your home or office with these printable globes are just the thing. The graphic on each globe is not just a pretty picture, made from real topographic data, each globe is a great way of exploring our earth. The globes are designed to be printed in A3 but A4 is fine too. But generally the bigger they are the easier they are to fold! Especially with the more complicated designs. Each fold line is marked by a thin black line. Global Youth Perspectives. WallaMe. Misconceptions. Human Terrain. People on the Move - Exhibitions.

Windy: Wind map & weather forecast. Collections - Collections - Maps on the Web. Country Comparisons - IndexMundi. International statistics: Compare countries on just about anything! NationMaster.com. StatPlanet Cloud. World by Map: Statistics, Maps and Charts. Global Oneness Project. Walking in Tokyo.

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10 Photo Essays for Global Learning. Ancient Earth globe. What Causes Ocean Currents? The systems of ocean surface currents and deep water currents are, as expected, connected, but the locations of the physical connections are limited to three areas (one per main ocean), and are all on the Northern Hemisphere.

What Causes Ocean Currents?

You decide Australia's population, we'll show you how it looks. Australia's population has more than quadrupled in the past century, with the number of people tipped to reach 25 million this year.

You decide Australia's population, we'll show you how it looks

If current trends continue the population will top 40 million within 40 years. Some say Australia should have stopped growing decades ago. Others point out Australia is a wealthy country with plenty of space to welcome more. Glossary of geography terms. A[edit] absolute humidity The mass of water vapor in the atmosphere per unit of volume of space.[1] absolute location The location of a point on the Earth's surface that can be expressed by a grid reference such as latitude and longitude.[2] accessibility resource A naturally occurring landscape feature that facilitates interaction between places.[1]

Glossary of geography terms

AQA 8035 SSV. Countries, economies and regions. Country profiles. How a three-decade remaking of the city revived the buzz of 'Marvellous Melbourne' In the gallery of Australian art at Federation Square hangs John Brack’s iconic portrait of Melbourne in the 1950s — Collins Street, 5pm.

How a three-decade remaking of the city revived the buzz of 'Marvellous Melbourne'

This painting of the ritual march home from work to the suburbs depicts a city full of people and buildings, yet monochromatic and flat. This Massive Map Shows All of the World's Borders by Age. To view the full resolution version of this massive map, click here.

This Massive Map Shows All of the World's Borders by Age

Defined borders are a relatively new concept in many parts of the world. In fact, until the latter half of the 20th century, most of the world was still wide open territory with loosely or completely undefined borders. Animation: Human Population Growth Over All of History. Imagine that for every million people on Earth, there was a single dot on a map.

Animation: Human Population Growth Over All of History

In total, that would be about 7,600 dots – representing today’s global population of 7.6 billion. But, what if we went back in time, and watched those dots accumulate over human history? When and where do the first dots appear, and when does population growth ramp up to get to the billions of people that are alive today? The History of Population Growth Today’s animation comes from the American Museum of Natural History, and it shows over 200,000 years of population growth and the major events along the way. OpenStreetMap Reviews. Dollar Street. National Geographic. How to measure distance and area on google maps. Cultural Atlas - Intro. The 10 Worst River Basins Contributing to Ocean Plastics. “[A new paper], published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, calculates that rivers contribute between 410,000 and 4 million tonnes a year to oceanic plastic debris, with 88 to 95% [of that total] coming from only 10.

The 10 Worst River Basins Contributing to Ocean Plastics

Those rivers are the Yangtze, Yellow, Hai He, Pearl, Amur and Mekong in east Asia, the Indus and Ganges Delta in south Asia, and the Niger and Nile in Africa.” Source: cosmosmagazine.com. Discover - Walking Maps. 51 World Geography Games for Kids. World Geography Games is a free site that features 51 geography games.

51 World Geography Games for Kids

The games are simple identification games in which students are shown the name of a country, state, city, or geographic feature and then have to click on the correct locations. Students earn points for each correct answer. World Geography Games tracks how many attempts students make at correctly answering each question. Google Maps. Three Geography Games Based on Google Maps and Google Earth. One of the things that I emphasize to students before they embark on any kind of research or problem-solving task is to take a good long look at the information that they already have before them. To that end, I'll often request that they construct a list of what they know about a topic or problem before they begin to search. Playing one of the following three Google Maps-based games is a fun way to reinforce the concept of using prior knowledge and observations. GeoGuessr is an addictive geography game that is based on the Google Maps Street View imagery.

When you visit GeoGuessr you can choose to play as a single player or you can register to challenge another player. From Ptolemy to GPS, the Brief History of Maps. Last spring, a 23-year-old woman was driving her car through the Ontario town of Tobermory. It was unfamiliar territory for her, so she was dutifully following her GPS. Indeed, she was so intent on following the device that she didn’t notice that her car was headed straight for Georgian Bay—so she drove down a boat launch and straight into the frigid water.

She thankfully managed to climb out and swim to shore, as her bright red Yaris sank beneath the waves. Home. SilkRoad. This video ultimately explains why all world maps are wrong. Geographia - World Travel Destinations, Culture and History Guide. Brand New Subway. The online map game. Guess the Travel Destination! GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! 360° Aerial Panoramas, 3D Virtual Tours Around the World, Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth.

History of Cartography. Early world maps. Antiquity Babylonian Imago Mundi (c. 600 BCE) A Babylonian world map, known as the Imago Mundi, is commonly dated to the 6th century BCE.[1][2] The map as reconstructed by Eckhard Unger shows Babylon on the Euphrates, surrounded by a circular landmass showing Assyria, Urartu (Armenia)[3] and several cities, in turn surrounded by a "bitter river" (Oceanus), with seven islands arranged around it so as to form a seven-pointed star. The accompanying text mentions seven outer regions beyond the encircling ocean. The descriptions of five of them have survived:[4] the third island is where "the winged bird ends not his flight," i.e., cannot reach.on the fourth island "the light is brighter than that of sunset or stars": it lay in the northwest, and after sunset in summer was practically in semi-obscurity.The fifth island, due north, lay in complete darkness, a land "where one sees nothing," and "the sun is not visible.

" Anaximander (c. 610 – 546 BCE) How to read a map. Idea Index - National Geographic Society. 40 maps that explain the world. By Max Fisher By Max Fisher August 12, 2013 Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] Click to enlarge. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World.

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. An Interactive Experience. Draw On Maps and Make Them Easily. Global Trek: Virtual Travel Around the World. A Sense of Place. Index Mundi - Country Facts. Social Studies. 25 National Flags And Their Meanings. OpenStreetMap.

Earth at Night 2012. Account Options Sign in Earth at Night 2012 This new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. Kids' Corner, State of Alaska. Alaska Facts. Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before. Rader's GEOGRAPHY 4 KIDS.COM. GmapGIS - A web based GIS application to draw on Google maps: polygons, lines, markers and labels.

Tours from Above – Aerial Virtual Tour Photography worldwide. Geographical Association - home. Maps. TimeMaps - World History Atlas. Old Maps Online.

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