Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Is this geography?

Image above: Two cultures, one place! On the Gold Coast beach

Defining geography. The place of culture in geography

One of the challenges as we learn geography is to determine what is and what is not geography. With your understanding of what geography is, have a look at the following sources and make a judgement about their geographical relevance. Be prepared to talk about several of these links and explain your conclusion about their geographical relevance.

* The cultural construction of beauty

* Controlling names

* Skin lightening

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Scoop.it: To aid your issue reseach

Image above: The Scoop.it site: A great site to help you gather materials on your issue.

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Scoop.it: Great for the investigation, issue studies and other research work.

Scoop.it is a way of organising your research and to develop some interactivity with your investigations. Try using Scoop.it at http://www.scoop.it/

Here is a Scoop.it I created on the Environmental issue of locating a Nuclear Waste dump in South Australia. http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-issues-1  Notice that 100+ suggested sites created by Scoop.it have been added to my initial scoops.

Give it a go to organise your research. Why not create a Scoop.it for your Issue study?