I’m sure that many of my classmates can relate to me when I say that I also believed that fall was fall because the earth was farther away from the sun and that summer was summer because the earth was closer to it. I really enjoyed this week’s lecture and being able to physically see … Read more


“What are mental maps?  Describe your daily mental map — whether you go away from home for school, work, or both.  If you do not work or go to school outside the home, describe your mental map of any regular outings you might take — whether that be shopping, dropping kids off at school, etc.  How … Read more

world geography

Listen to three indigenous (native) songs from any sub-region of the Pacific Islands.  Record at least a 60 second audio file in which you do the following: play 5-10 seconds of the song, explain if listening to the music helps you to experience on of the several geographies (Physical, Historical, Cultural, Contemporary) of the Pacific … Read more

world geography

As discussed in the lecture, global climate change is impacting both of the polar regions.  Find two youtube videos that discuss this issue.  What are more impacts that are happening to these two areas that were not gone over in lecture?  How is the change in these two regions influencing the global climate?  Do you … Read more

German-speaking City/Region

  Before you post to the discussion, read about the German-speaking cities and regions in Europe in this week’s Learning Material (Lesson) and view the following videos: Rick Steves´ Europe: Berlin Rick Steves´ Europe: Vienna Steves´ Europe: Switzerland Note: Because Rick Steves is an American, he pronounces the cities with an American … Read more

world geography

 Watch the video below about the Aboriginal dreamtime (dreaming) of Australia.  What is the dreamtime?  Is it the same across Aboriginal tribes?  What is the importance of the songs?  What is the connection of the songs to the Physical Geography of Australia. Make sure to write at least 3-4 sentences in your initial post.  

world geography

  Southeast Asia is subjected to several tectonic activities due to its location on what is known as the Pacific Ring of Fire (as discussed in the lecture). Research and find a major natural disaster due to tectonic activity that has happened in Southeast Asia and discuss it here.  What was the disaster, when did … Read more

Pros and Cons of Costal Reclamation

Articles, lectures, and videos are attached and linked below. Neo Video(2020) : Lecture: Based on the questions below, discuss the pros and cons of coastal reclamation. What is coastal reclamation? Refer to the lecture video/slides. As Sengupta et al. (2018) show us, there has been a surge in coastal reclamation across the world. … Read more

world geography

Watch the video below and discuss the following questions.  Why is July 1 a significant day for protesting in Hong Kong?  What is the “extradition” that Hong Kongers are protesting against?  Explain if this is a continuation of the Umbrella Revolution or if this is different?  Do you think violent protests are justified or are … Read more

Impacts of climate change in the Ocean

a) Give an example of climate change or the efforts to combat climate change privileging some groups of people and disadvantaging others. Who gets affected by sea-level rise the most, globally or nationally? Did they contribute to climate change as much as the impacts they would get? Which population groups do the climate change funds … Read more