Tennessee Geographic Alliance

Sites of the Week and lagniappe

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Earth Science Sites courtesy of Mark Francek

Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies

Central Michigan University

Environment

General

Geosphere

Weather

Space

INTERACTIVE SPACE VIEW OF ALL SATELLITES + SPACE JUNK

Neat look at satellite and junk orbiting earth. Stuff in Space is a real-time 3D map of objects in Earth orbit, visualized using WebGL.

Water

lagniappe-courtesy of the tga

Mythical Cartography

Target audience: 3-8 Grade Social Studies Teachers, Art Teachers, and District Level Leaders

Art and human geography have long been intertwined. In Babylonian times, people marked into clay tablets that appear to be both art and cartography. Cartography took a giant leap forward during the Renaissance and Scientific Revolution. Renaissance maps are known for their artwork as well as representing the Earth’s landforms more accurately than their medieval counterparts. Maps were hung on the walls of merchants and power brokers to signal knowledge, influence, and the literal ownership of land during the Age of Exploration.

Registration HERE!

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GIANT TRAVELING MAP OF TENNESSEE

Next school year, get students in Tennessee learning more about geography with one of the world’s largest maps of the state.


For more information, click HERE!