Thank you for viewing my NEW Geography resources!In this packet you will find 11 different activity sheets to support your teaching of geography in your early years classroom.The concepts covered include:* Place Features* People & Places* Purposes of Places* Natural & Constructed Features* Natural, Managed & Constructed Landscapes* Senses* Creating MapsYou can have a look at the thumbnails above to see exactly what is included.
The National Geographic Photo Contest for 2012 featured lots of fabulous entries. View galleries of the thousands of entrants, from which an overall winner and winners in each category of People, Places, Nature will be chosen.
AUTUMN WOODS (Places) - A shot of autumn woods taken at Queenstown, New Zealand. Looking down from a hot air balloon, the photographer tried to capture a moment of peace and tranquility manifested by a palette of autumn colors. (Photo and caption by Po Chun Hsu/National Geographic Photo Contest)#
National Geographic Photo Contest 2012: Part II This post features another small sampling of the entrants. (We featured another selection in an October Big Picture post.) View galleries of the thousands of entrants, from which an overall winner and winners in each category of People, Places, Nature will be chosen. – Paula Nelson ( 33 photos total)
SHADES OF THE OREGON COAST RANGE (Nature) - If you are lucky you can see over 150 kilometers on a clear day standing atop Mary's Peak. On the day of this shot visibility was clear, and the Pacific Ocean (75 kilometers away) was illuminated by a setting sun, framed perfectly by seemingly infinite layers and shades of mountains in the Oregon Coast range.
TRONA PINNACLES (Places) - We were leaving Trona Pinnacles after spending the night there when I looked back and saw the hazy morning light striking the landscape in a really magical way. I used the 300mm setting on my lens to compress the pinnacles up against the mountains in the background. I converted the picture to black and white to emphasize the shapes of the pinnacles and their relationship to the mountains
STILT FISHING (People) - Stilt fishing is a typical fishing technique only seen in Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a petta, tied to a vertical pole planted into the coral reef. This long exposure shows how unstable their position is
PIECE OF HEAVEN (Places) - Jamnik, a small village in Slovenia. One morning in autumn, fog was just in the right height at the right time. The atmosphere was heavenly, unforgettable. (Photo and caption by Janez Tolar/National Geographic Photo Contest)#