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Geographic Literacy

Posted in Activity, Geography on Jul 31, 2017

Declining geographic literacy in the hyper-information age is a curious paradox.  It may also spell trouble for our over-used planet.  This post starts to looks at this issue in more detail.

On the Flip Side

Posted in Activity, Geography, History on Apr 10, 2017

Have you ever wondered who or what is on the other side of the planet?  This post takes a look at what is straight down and upside down.  It also ponders the Earth's strange antipodal balance.

The Shadow Knows

Posted in Activity, Geography, History on Sep 26, 2016

The size of the Earth was calculated with surprising accuracy by Eratosthenes in the second century BC.  His method was both brilliant and simple.  This article describes a classroom experiment for repeating his results.