Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day

Check out this awesome infographic created by the US Census. Click on it to view full size.
Memorial Day infographic image

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Looking back

As you look back on the 2012-2013 school year what do you see? Is it Geography looking back at you?

Hopefully this course has given you a new perspective on the world around you. Maybe you will remember the five themes or ESPN. Maybe you will understand international news stories and how they impact everyone. Maybe you enjoyed learning about Geography so much you will want to take AP Human Geography as a senior. I hope that you leave this class with an improved vision of the world we inhabit. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

How big is your brain?

Ok, so you know some capitals, but can you spell them? Can you complete this?

Will you win the bee?

Ten random questions to train your brain for the National Geographic Geography Bee. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Another cool game

This game uses street view from Google Earth. Basically it is like you just fell from the sky and you have to guess where on earth you are. It is really easy to get addicted to this one. You can walk around and zoom in on street signs for clues about where you are. We play a round or two in class when we finish assignments early. Check it out here.

Let me know if you enjoy this one!

Great Map Practice

Sheppard Software has lot's of time consuming games on their website. As a Geography teacher, I am partial to the ones that help you with map practice. Check them out here.

A website is born!

This will be a great place for me to share information with my students and their families.