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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 there are so many different types of mapping. The purpose of this article is to inform teachers how to implement mapping in the classroom for students to learn how to organize and improve their writing skills. The article went in great detail about…

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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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    Johnson's The Ghost Map

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    The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson gives an in depth account of how a disease can cause immense repercussions in the evolution of society. This story takes place in London in 1854 when there was an enormous outbreak of the disease known as Cholera. Cholera is a disease that wreaks havoc on the body causing deathly dehydration via loss of bodily fluids. This is not just the story of an outbreak. However it discusses many higher order-thinking points in regards to humans and city life. The author…

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    Weighted Concept Maps

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    The referent-based method, focusing on comparing the student map with a criterion, has been used in related studies and the research results indicate it is valid and reliable, but this method does not pay attention to the degree of importance of different propositions, and assumes that all of the propositions in a student-created concept map are equally important, which is not always true in reality. Weighted concept maps were created for scoring the degree of importance of different…

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    Concept Map Tool Analysis

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    This concept map tool was revised from a research outcome by Chang, Sung & Chen (2001) and was used for evaluating the empirical student-created concept maps by Chang and colleague in 2005. The tool assigned weights to the relationship links between the nodes and integrated weighted concept maps into the assessment criteria, so as to help provide a quantitative analysis to display the various learning states of students. The scholars proposed that the learning states contained: 1) a proposition…

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    I. Author Steven Berlin Johnson wrote The Ghost Map in 2006. Johnson attended Columbia and Brown University. He is the cofounder and editor-in-chief of FEED web magazine where science, technology, and personal experiences, and culture are all intertwined (Steven Johnson - stevenberlinjohnson.com). In addition to contributing to FEED, Johnson is also the cofounder of Patch, another website that relates online conversations to neighborhoods in the real-world. In addition to web magazines, he has…

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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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    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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