Geography Resource Review
Below are some of our favorite online resources for teaching Geography. Check them out and make sure to post a blog entry responding to the following questions:
- What resource(s) did you find particularly engaging? Why?
- What resource(s) would you use with students? How?
- Are there any gaps in the resources available for this discipline? In other words, are the resources available incomplete or do you see a need for any new resources to be developed?
- Please share any additional discipline-specific resources you have found or have used not listed on this site.
In addition to answering the above questions, you should also respond to other students’ posts. You could either incorporate responses to other students’ posts in your own resource review or post separate responses, questions, etc. to other students’ posts. Initial posts must be made by the Tuesday night prior to the class meeting. You are responsible for checking the blog and responding to any additional questions or comments prior to the class meeting on Thursday.
For Geography resources (not limited to just maps!), we worked with an article written in Social Studies Research and Practice by Dr. Todd Kenreich at Towson University.
Please read his article entitled "Zoom, Pan, Think: The Interactivity of Digital Maps" and then investigate the following resources:
Electoral maps – 270 to win
U.S. Census and the American fact finder
NY Times: Global Migration Maps
Museum mapping initiative: Be a witness
The rise and fall of Jim Crow: Interactive maps
Eye on Israel: Atlas of Israel
Shoreline changes online
PBS wide angle: H5N1 — killer flu interactive map: The spread of H5N1 influenza in Asia
United Nations world food programme -- Hunger Map
Newseum: Today’s front pages
Perry-Castañeda library map collection
The Places We Live