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Before Your Family Travels - Teach Geography with a Game!
2009-06-03 19:03:00
My working knowledge of geography is limited -- in school I'd memorize enough to get an 'A' on the test, then let it go. Having 3 boys who seem to soak up country, city, mountain, and water body names like sponges, though, has increased my interest in the subject. And now, searching for hotel family rooms in foreign locales for Sleeps5.com has doubled my newfound geography enthusiasm.A while back, wanting to buy a game that fit my kids' fascination with factoids on lands and peoples, I bought a used Take Off board game. It has airplane pieces you move from one destination to another, hopefully faster than your opponents, by rolling the dice and answering questions from info cards. Though it's a winner of parent awards, it didn't really 'take off' as a favorite pastime at our house. Perhaps it is more suitable for younger kids. 2-6 players, not available through Amazon.co.uk.Kept looking -- Still attracted to the idea of the 5 of us regularly playing a board game, howe...
A Lesson in US Geography
2009-01-27 15:43:00
You may or may not know that the Senior Bowl took place this Saturday in Mobile, Alabama. The Senior Bowl is an exhibition college football game for many prospects hoping to get drafted by an NFL team.Here is a brief recap from the Associated Press via ESPN:Pat White had a message for all those experts who think the West Virginia quarterback might make a better receiver in the NFL: Not so fast.A local hero from Daphne, just outside Mobile, White led two scoring drives and passed for 95 yards as the South defeated the North 35-18 in the Senior Bowl, a showcase for many of college football's top prospects."I'm just happy I had the opportunity. This was a great coaching staff that taught me a lot in a week," White said. "I'm looking forward to keeping working, trying to get better."The most prolific running quarterback in major college football history, White stood out among a group of high profile signal callers and was the most valuable player of the game that featured many top ...
Experimental Geography
2008-11-05 23:56:00
Geography benefits from the study of specific histories, sites, and memories. Every estuary, land fill, and cul-de-sac has a story to tell. The task of the geographer is to alert us to what is directly in front of us, while the task of the experimental geographer?an amalgam of scientist, artist, and explorer?is to do so in a manner that deploys aesthetics, ambiguity, poetry, and a dash of empiricism. This exhibition explores the distinctions between geographical study and artistic experience of the earth, as well as the juncture where the two realms collide (and possibly make a new field altogether).The manifestations of ?experimental geography? (a term coined by geographer and artist Trevor Paglen in 2002) run the gamut of contemporary art practice today: sewn cloth cities that spill out of suitcases, bus tours through water-treatment centers, performers climbing up the sides of buildings. In the hands of contemporary artists, the study of humanity?s engagement with the earth?s sur...
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The Olympics, Geography, and the Seven-Year-Old
2008-08-09 00:42:00
Photo Doug Mills/The New York Times Adam and I watched part of the spectacular opening ceremonies for the Olympics on the super lucky day of 08.08.08. He was fascinated by all the Chinese drummers, many of them who looked just like him.  Just when I thought I was having an intelligent, educational conversation with him... Mom:  Athletes from every country in the world come to the Olympics (OK, not true, but close enough). Adam:  Even from Egypt? Mom:  Yup. Adam:  Australia? Mom:  Yup. Adam:  Turkey? Mom:  Yup. Adam:  The South Pole? Mom:  No, no one lives at the South Pole. Adam:  The North Pole? Mom:  No one lives at the North Pole either. Adam:  Santa does! Mom:  Oh yes, you're right.Foiled by the Santa police! -->
The amazing facts of geography
2008-06-09 07:50:00
About 90% of the world’s population lives in the Northern Hemisphere. The entire country of England, with over 50 million residents, is a wee bit smaller than the state of Louisiana. Scientists recently discovered that Florida and Hudson Bay in Canada are getting about 1 inch closer every 36 years. The world’s shortest river is Roe Rive it ...
Go-USA: Learn USA Geography on the iPhone
2008-05-31 12:45:00
Can you name and locate all 50 U.S. States and their capital cities? Trying to study for that US Geography exam? Well, look no further because now you can on your iPhone! A new application called Go-USA is the perfect companion for any student who wants to master US Geography. read it here www.iphoneincanada.ca
Go-USA: Learn USA Geography on the iPhone
2008-05-31 09:06:00
**Win a FREE OtterBox Defender ?Pink? iPhone Case! Post a Comment to Win!** Can you name and locate all 50 U.S. States and their capital cities? Trying to study for that US Geography exam? Well, look no further because now you can on your iPhone! A new application called Go-USA is the perfect companion for any ...
10 Private Islands You Can?t Afford to Live On: Amazing and Exotic Luxury R
2008-05-20 23:32:00
Guest author Brian Thibault lives and breathes (and occasionally writes about) international real estate as the CEO of International Listings LLC. Feeling a little cramped in your thousand square foot Manhattan apartment? Got a few extra million to blow? If so, you too can join the elite of the elite and buy your very own ...
30 Awesome Websites for Adverturous Urban Explorers: Urbex Forums, Photos a
2008-05-18 21:57:00
[Abandoned Factory via Noctophotographer on Flickr] Ever wonder what is inside that dark tunnel or deserted structure you pass on your way to work every day? There are a vast number of spooky and surreal abandoned buildings that populate even the densest countries, states and cities. Organized into helpful categories here are thirty must-bookmark resources for ...
Once Again, Obama Flaunts an Impressive Knowledge of Geography
2008-05-18 07:21:00
Barack Obama on why he’s trailing Hillary Clinton by 27 points in Kentucky: “What it says is that I’m not very well known in that part of the country” … “Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it’s not surprising that she would have an advantage in ...
12 Compelling Monuments Dedicated to Peace: Reversing the Typology of the W
2008-05-16 21:13:00
“Peace is always beautiful” - Walt Whitman Humans really know how to commemorate their fallen and the incredible monuments dedicated to war stand as evidence. Seeing those, a few will probably say that death is beautiful but this article will continue the series and will focus on peace. From the most prolific countries in the world, ...
Rainy Day Geography
2008-05-12 22:26:00
The kids got up today and finished all their school work bright and early. This is the 2nd time in a row they have been up, motivated and totally finished by 10:00! Perhaps they have finally realized my wisdom when I say it’s better to get your work done early and then play, ...
12 Monuments Dedicated to Death and Destruction: From War Memorials to Mili
2008-05-08 21:45:00
War monuments are in many ways the most captivating structures mankind creates. Perhaps they catch our attention because they symbolize our most violent moments or the extremes of victory and defeat that transcend everyday reality. Some of these structures commemorate turning points in history, wins and losses that changed the courses of countries or even ...
Know you geography
2008-05-03 20:21:00
Try this game - I got to Level 5 - not sure if that makes me thick or not - which gives a travel IQ of 87
Know-It-All Show and Geography Bee
2008-04-30 16:00:00
"The comedic genius of Genius Jen Dziura (she is actually a Mensa member) will be on display Wednesday evening." The Mind Games series of events Wednesday's at The Chelsea Market will include: a Vocabulary Tournament, Know-it-All Show, Math Attack, Spelling Bee and Team Trivia. This week check out the Know-It-All Show and Geography Bee. Read More...Digg this | Email to a friend | Reddit
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Associate Professor Positions in Physical Geography, Aalborg University
2008-04-20 06:00:00
Denmark. A position as Associate Professor in Physical Geography is currently available within the Divison of Water and Soil, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine. The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Applicants with documented teaching and/or research experience within one or more of the areas climatology, eco-hydrology, and geomorphology will be preferred. The person appointed must be able to cover various aspects of geography and be willing to lecture at university level. The person appointed is expected to speak one of the Scandinavian languages or to be willing to learn Danish during the first year of employment....
The Five themes of Geography
2008-04-10 14:30:00
The study of geography can be organized around five themes. Location, Place, Human/Environment interaction, Movement, and Region. Geographers use these five themes to study and classify all parts of the earth and its variety of human activity
?Geography Bee Demystified? Book Review
2008-03-31 20:33:00
While in New York several years ago, I had the opportunity to take in a performance at the now defunct Wetlands. After the show, I was talking to the bass player from one of the bands and I happened to mention that I was living in Pittsburgh at the time. He looked ...
McCain vis a vis History,Geography : the Human Race
2008-03-29 22:20:00
McCain had even had to be corrected by Joe Lieberman when he described Purim as sort of like the Jewish Halloween (really) Queen Esther Queen Esther saved the Jews from annihilation in Persia. The Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther) relates how Esther became the Jewish Queen of Persia and the heroine of the Purim story.A Jewish orphan named Hadassah, she was raised by her cousin Mordechai. She later assumed the name Esther. When the King of Persia, Ahasuerus sends his wife Vashi away for disobeying him, he chooses Esther to be his new wife. Esther, without revealing her Jewish identity, became queen of Persia. Haman, the king's prime minister, decides to kill all Jews because he is angered when Mordechai refuses to bow down to him. Haman manages to get the king to agree to his plan by telling him that there is a scattered people in the land who refuse to obey the king's laws. Haman casts lots (purim) to decide in which...
Just teach me fucking geography, damnit! (Reason #67,542,558)
2008-03-29 19:56:00
NOW, my geography teacher is praising Communism and telling his students that we should all admire and embrace Communist theory. As opposed to earlier this semester.(I understand that there is a big difference between actual, applied Communism and Communist theory, but does he?)So not only is he a dumbass, he's also a hypocrite. No. Actually, he's too stupid to engage in hypocrisy. And I didn't even think that was possible.I embraced Communist theory a long, long, long time ago.I'm a Moderate Libertarian Marxist Communist with Green Party tendencies, remember?
Geography, Constitution could be problematic for candidates
2008-03-27 17:02:00
SOMEBODY PLEASE GET THESE GUYS A MAP The hectic two-week filing period for candidates seeking their party’s nomination in this year’s election is almost at a close. With less than four days to file official paperwork and pay a fee as a contender in the June 10 primary elections, rumors are still abound about who will and who won’t be running for a legislative seat. But for some of those candidates face a possible defeat not at the hands of their primary opponent, but rather by the State Constitution. Jeffrey Sewell at SC Hotline noted Wednesday that Article III, Section 7 of the South Carolina Constitution requires, “A candidate for the Senate or House of Representatives must be a legal resident of the district in which he is a candidate at the time he files for the office.” And for at least four potential legislative contenders, this could be a problem. Outgoing president and CEO of the state Chamber of Commerce Hunter Howard announced that he would ...
The Geography of Bliss
2008-03-27 15:16:00
Traveling to the happiest places in the world   Can travel make you happy? Is possible to truly follow the path of contentment to find bliss? read more
Paris Hilton: Geography Buff
2008-03-24 20:59:00
Paris Hilton's touring South Africa, while acting as head groupie for her boyfriend Benji Madden's band Good Charlotte. The local press asked her what she thought of the country. "I love Africa in general -- South Africa and West Africa, they are both great countries," she answered. Heh. She's not a comedian, so she wasn't playing. In her defense, she's acknowledged before that brains aren't her strong suit. Whoring is. Paris heads to the UK next, where she's sure to ask to meet Big Ben. Paris isn't the only celebrity embracing the hot new trend of "stupid". Amy Winehouse recently asked what the United Nations is. Amy at least has an excuse. She does fistfuls of drugs. Paris has the money to at least take a class or get a degree or something. Photos: WENN More photos of the geographically challenged Paris Hilton with Benji Madden after the jump.
5 Places You Probably Never Thought to Go Skiing: Far-Out Ski Destinations
2008-03-21 21:17:00
It’s that time of year when most ski resorts are wrapping up their winter ski season and avid urban vacationers are taking those last weekend runs. Ski buffs sometimes brag about skiing at Whistler, Big Sky or other more exclusive resorts, but how many can say they’ve skied in Bolivia or New Zealand? You can’t ...
Tessa Earns a Nap, Dexter Fails at Geography and Solo Goes to the Darkside
2008-03-17 03:27:00
Tessa is the last remaining puppy from her litter - although I suppose I can’t even come close to referring to her as a ‘puppy’ any more. It doesn’t really matter that she’s thirteen and change - to me, she’ll always be that little red and white trouble maker I tucked inside my coat and ...
3 Incredible Gatherings: The Largest, Strangest and Scariest Collective Act
2008-03-16 21:10:00
As humans we have a difficult time comprehending large numbers, and vast collections of people perhaps in particular. There is something simply surreal about a pilgrimage that attracts more people than the population of Texas or a festival that draws thirty thousand revelers deep into one of the harshest deserts on Earth. The following three ...
This ?IS? Ludacris.
2008-03-14 23:31:00
Wow, this brotha really got put on blast in a real way… In the immensely popular song ‘Area Codes’ (that most of y’all forget, had at one point became a ubiquitous staple at all night clubs) Ludacris mentions an assortment of area codes, from his “hoes” from sea to shining sea. Well a Ms. Gray ...
US Elections and the Geography of Hate in America
2008-03-14 10:00:00
In the 7 years of George Bush’s ‘fear-mongering’ presidency, hate and associated crimes have jumped a staggering 48 percent. Copyright © 2008 PoliticalArticles.NET. This Feed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Mongolia defies geography, builds military alliance with the United States
2008-03-10 07:10:00
I’m a huge fan of Mongolia, it’s no secret. That’s why when I read this story, I simply needed to share it with all of you. As you know, Mongolia is the landlocked country surrounded completely between China and Russia. Despite their geography though, the people of Mongolia have always been fiercely ...
Term paper on geography
2008-03-04 11:53:00
Geography is rather interesting subject for those students who are fond of traveling. If you need to write a term paper on geography pay attention to the following facts: You need to choose the statement for your term paper. Then your task is to make a plan and gather materials. The structure of your work should be the same as an ordinary one for such works. It should contain introduction, main body and conclusion. Of course, do not forget about references. They should be written according to the requirements of a specific style. So, if you follow the main principles of writing such work, you will succeed and get a good mark.
Geography
2008-03-02 06:15:00
Geography was one of the subjects my Dad taught. He was a geologist, but it's a small college. Its a good thing he could read a map, since he would never stop to ask for directions. He made sure his kids could read a map at a very young age, so he wouldn't have to, outside of class. As soon as my brother and I were liscenced to drive, he gave up vacation driving completely. He said, "What do you think we had kids FOR, anyway?" He guided me through a big part of my life, but when he let me guide him through St. Louis traffic during rush hour, I knew I had passed the test. They typed into Google Search "people in _____ (each country) are known for" and used the results to construct The Prejudice Map. Joke contest winners by nation. What people define as funny varies from country to country. Learn to swear in many languages at Swearsaurus. Ads NSFW. The End of the World. Long download if you are on dialup, but its worth it. NSFW due to language....
Geography is not your forte, is it.
2008-03-01 04:54:00
We had a foreign patient in our ICU recently. They had come from a great distance to visit the United States but had fallen ill once they arrived here. They will be okay, but the mere presence of someone from far away from an uncommon land has created a stir, with the less-traveled staff asking ...
Don’t know much about Geography
2008-02-28 08:29:00
We all know about that poll where 20% of US students thought Sudan was located in Asia, and 63% couldn’t find Iraq on a map. But one expects a little more knowledge of history and Geography at the New York Times. Today’s paper has a story questioning if McCain was eligible to be president, because he was born outside the United States. McCain’s Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out screams the headline. McCain’s father was in the Navy, and McCain was born on a military installation in the Panama Canal Zone. Now, legally military installations, just like US Embassies, are considered US soil. So although one might question the child of a diplomat born in a civilian hospital overseas as being “a natural born” citizen, it’s hard to stretch such thinking to imply that those born on military installations to military personnel are also considered the same as those born overseas to any traveling American parent. But in the c...
PlaceSpotting.com - Geography Riddles - SendMeRSS
2008-02-27 16:42:00
PlaceSpotting.com - Geography RiddlesWhat it doesPlaceSpotting.com is a game that tests your knowledge of geographic locations and landmarks. When you enter the site there is a riddle waiting for you. The riddle is a photo of a location or structure. You then have to discover where it is located on the world google map below. You zoom in on the location where you think it is located. You can rate the riddles and search through other riddles as well to solve. You can create your own riddle as well. Create up to four hints. You can leave a message for the people who solve the riddle and you can choose a language. You can also decide if you want the riddle to be public or private. There is even a facebook application for PlaceSpotting. PlaceSpotting.com is a fun game that anyone can play.In their own words"Welcome to placespotting.com | Try to solve this google map riddle"Why it might be a killerPlaceSpotting.com is easy to use and fun. It is great that you have filters to search for ...
geographyzone.com - Take on the Geography chanllenge for your country and m
2008-02-18 13:12:00
Make your brain learn Geography by taking up the world Challenge ; You'll be amazed how easily you can learn. http://geographyzone.com/new/in-dex.php?t=1&b=1orGeography- Challenge  Google Info saysThe Geography Zone Find almost any place with online atlases, order maps, get information about countries & states, print maps, play geography games.www.geographyzone.com/ - Note this Google can show you the following information for this URL:Show Google's cache of www.geographyzone.com Find web pages that are similar to www.geographyzone.com Find web pages that link to www.geographyzone.comFind web pages from the site www.geographyzone.com Find web pages that contain the term "www.geographyzone.com&quo-t; So, I guess from now on I'll give you information about BlogThatNeverExisted.blogspot.c-om information. Yes, again. This information would be in a secretive way. As you know. There are thousands and thousands of ways companies and world media can know about you...
Geography Interactive Game [Digg]
2008-02-16 02:27:00
Test your geographical knowledge alone or against a player online
Some Daily interesting geography facts
2008-02-13 22:43:00
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older. One billion pounds of pasta would need approximately 2,021,452,000 gallons of water to cook it. This is equivalent to 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Of all the words Dr. Seuss made up in his storybooks, only one has stuck in the English vocabulary: grinch, which ...
Jigsaws and Geography Love it or Hate It.
2008-02-12 04:28:00
If Jigsaws and Geography drive you batty, don't go here.I used to hate jigsaws after being put off by life by sitting with my Grandmother, who loved them. It was my Christmas Day nightmare after lunch, the invitation to come and help with a ten million piece jigsaw of a forest with some grass. I have never quite got over it.Geography on the other hand I enjoy. I did that in sixth year of High School as my specialist area and started off a University degree. Unfortunately that got lost in a year of drinking and partying and I ended up getting a degree in Sociology. How did that happen? More drinking and partying and that was all I could graduate with. Luckily my American girlfriend of the time paid for a ticket to the US and the rest, as they say, is history. I did get to see a lot of America, so I suppose that was a bit of geography.
Daily facts come back. Amusing, fun, funny and interesting geography facts
2008-01-25 19:20:00
1. Asia is the most populous continent on the planet. 2. The Arctic ice sheet is four times as large as the state of Texas. 3. The European Union has 25 country members. 4. Peru was the last Spanish colony in South America. 5. Antartica was discovered in 1820 by a Russian expedition, but was not further explored to any ...
American Geography Lesson
2008-01-20 21:23:00
comic from www.wulfmorgenthaler.comIn Hawaii in December, we got a lesson in just how ignorant Americans are. At the Polynesian Cultural Center's luau, I had the following conversation with the 13 year-old girl seated next to me:Me: Where are you from?Her: Georgia. Where are you from?I had to think before I answered. I knew that if I said Victoria, she wouldn't have a clue where that was. Vancouver would have been pushing it. I decided to go with:Me: The west coast of Canada.[silence]Her: I've never heard of that. Where is that?I considered that perhaps she didn't hear me correctly, for clearly "Canada" is a large country and "the west coast" describes a huge chuck of it pretty accurately. I repeated myself.Me: The WEST COAST of CANADA.Her, shaking her head: No, I've never heard of that.Oh my god.I gave up, for clearly she hadn't been taught any geography beyond her borders.Me: Do you know where Seattle is?Her: Oh yes, of course.Me: Near there.Her: Oh.She turned away to watch ...
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Country - Norway Geography
2008-01-15 08:34:00
Country - Norway Geography
Country - Sweden Geography
2008-01-15 08:34:00
Country - Sweden Geography
The Geography and Taxonomy of Political Manipulation
2008-01-06 09:06:00
More great stuff from Joachim Martillo - this is actually Martillo at his finest. When he's good, he's great, but I find him somewhat erratic for my Leftist tastes. This time he riffs on a variety of subjects.Starting off, he quotes critical Jew Phillip Weiss. Weiss is great! He's one of the best Jews today writing on the Jewish Question. Critical without being anti-Semitic, he hits the nail on the head.Personally, I despise Chris Matthews, a fake self-proclaimed liberal with his finger to the wind. He blew it for me when he got on the anti-Bill Clinton bandwagon in the 1990's. Not that I had much love for Bill, but it was shameful of Matthews to support the hyper-corrupt reactionary Republican anti-Clinton project.What Weiss is talking about below is Jewish money in US politics - specifically big Jewish money in Democratic Party politics. Black votes plus Jewish money = US Democratic Party winning team. This is the dirty little secret of the recent Democratic Party game plan th...
Link: The Geography of Grace
2008-01-03 13:30:00
Wow, this is a great read. Check it out.
Link: The Geography of Grace
2008-01-03 13:30:00
Wow, this is a great read. Check it out.
Link: The Geography of Grace
2008-01-03 13:30:00
Wow, this is a great read. Check it out.
Country - Albania Geography
2008-01-03 08:34:00
Country - Albania Geography
Country - Belarus Geography
2008-01-03 08:34:00
Country - Belarus Geography
Country - Bulgaria Geography
2008-01-03 08:34:00
Country - Bulgaria Geography
Country - Croatia Geography
2008-01-03 08:34:00
Country - Croatia Geography
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