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    Classroom Visual Analysis

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    There are many visual maps or thinking maps that can help language learners organize their thoughts. There are several types of thinking maps that learners can use: circle map, flow map, double bubble map, tree map, brace, multi-flow map, and bridge map. These thinking maps can be useful not only for writing purposes but for math, science, and social studies as well. “Apply across all subjects and grade-levels.” (“Lacfstars”) In math class, a learner can use a graphic organizer when going over real numbers; they can compare rational numbers and irrational numbers. In a science class, you can use an organization map while working on a topic like kinetic and potential energy. Thinking maps are visuals and “By visualizing out thinking, we create concrete images of abstract thoughts. These patterns help all students reach higher levels of critical and creative thinking.” (West, 2014) Over all thinking maps are great ways to help a language learners not only view the distinctions about what they are learning but will also be able to see how they are alike as well. The thinking maps are also ways in which you can “address all four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.” (Buckner…

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    Bubble Maps

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    In the article entitled “Map It Then Write It!” by Kimberly Lott and Sylvia Read, I learned a lot about how beneficial mapping can be before a student begins to write about a certain topic. “Primary students have many options for graphic organizers to help develop writing skills in science” (Lott and Read, 46). This quote from the article really seems to sum up what the article was about because children have so many opportunities to use mapping to make their writing better, especially since…

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    Cosmography is the study of the known world and its place in the cosmos. This study played a significant role in our understanding of how the New World was discovered. In 1506, two men by the names of Matthias Ringmann and Martin Waldseemüller, collaborated together on a magnificent map that depicted something no one had ever seen before. Through the descriptive letters from a Florentine merchant, Amerigo Vespucci, Ringmann and Waldseemüller were able to formulate a textbook titled, Introduction…

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    The main focus of education in Flatland is polygon recognition. When looking at another polygon in Flatland, they all look like lines. However, in early childhood, everyone learns how to feel one another’s angles in order to determine what type of polygon one is. Yet, with further education, it is possible to detect the type of polygon through sight recognition. In Flatland, there are two main variables that determine the route of one’s education; gender and social status. If one is male, they…

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    Ken Jennings’ Maphead narrates his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so interesting to him and to fellow fans everywhere. Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture: highpointing, geocaching, road atlas rallying, even…

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    Geography Quiz Answers

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    1___Scale is a geographic tool for creating and interpreting maps. Scale also has a broader meaning for geographers, as the relationship between any phenomenon and Earth as a whole. 2___A region is an area characterized by a unique combination of features. 3___A formal region is an area within which everyone has one or more distinctive characteristics in common, whereas A functional region is an area organized around a node or focal point. 4___An example of a functional region is the…

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    Thematic Mapping History

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    Albane Valenzuela History 95N Thematic Maps and Maps as Products: A Social Story All maps tell stories that have either shaped or were shaped by history. During the age of exploration and discovery, cartography was primarily a political enterprise that helped the state assert its colonial and imperial endeavors by drawing the boundaries of newly claimed territories. Gradually, these topographic maps evolved into more specific, accessible objects. The numerous social,…

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    Progression Of Maps Essay

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    wanted to cover maps as an intellectual technology that has changed the way people think. The progression of maps to where they are today can be illustrated and is closely paralleled by childhood cognitive development. Maps, like a child’s development, went from a “egocentric, purely sensory perception of the world to… [a] abstract and objective analysis of experience.” It also caused society to go from a purely sensory observation of the world to a more abstract and objective view of life. The…

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    Maps serve as powerful objects that can change the way viewers think or perceive the world. When maps contain lies, people can be led into a false sense of belief. A New Map of Africa from the Latest Authorities, was created by cartographer John Cary- a former apprentice of William Palmer- reinforces this idea. The map was created in 1805, at the height of European colonization and exploration of Africa. Most explorers were not familiar with Africa’s landscape while undertaking these long…

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    Lesson Plan #4 Map Skills Indiana Academic Standards: Social Studies 5.1.2 Examine accounts of early European explorations of North America including major land and water routes, reasons for exploration and the impact the exploration had. Content Covered: During this lesson, students will identify the continents, oceans, accurately draw a compass rose, and trace their explorer’s route. These skills will help them to examine the exploration in North America by looking at the major land and…

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