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    Thinking Maps Personal Experience Being a teacher was not my dream nor one of my dreams when I was young. It did not occur to me that one day I would have the noblest profession in the society. When I was still deciding what to pursue in college, my mother was hoping that I would choose education as my college course. She did not interfere, so I decided to follow what I desired that time. She did not ask for any explanation, but I still gave her my side. I told her that being an educator is not included in my options. I decided take-up mass communication, hoping that I could work in the media industry one day. After numerous challenges, changes, situations, and stipulations, I am here now enjoying my job as a public school teacher. Being…

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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…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Introduction There are many situations where maps come in handy because there are many forms of maps. There are maps that express ideas, maps that explain how to complete a task and maps that are small-scale representations of a large area or location that is difficult to navigate. This small representation is to help the user find their way around the area or location. This document proposes a reevaluation of the usefulness and accessibility of the maps that are on the University of Houston…

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    of maps because it helps us explain what goes on, on the Earth, see what the Earth will be like in the future, and research why the earth does things the way it does. Maps help us explain the weather, the patterns in geology, and other miscellaneous facts. They also help us see what we need to wear, and prepare for like tornados or hurricanes, even earthquakes. Lastly maps help us research why there are hot and cold days, what the average whether will be in a country or city. Maps help us…

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