Teaching the Geography of Food

By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College  Food. It’s something we all think about, talk about, and need. Food has been one major topic of interest at National Geographic because it connects all of us to our environment. The recent global population projections for the year 2100 just went up from 9 billion to 11 billion, making the issues of food production and … Continue reading Teaching the Geography of Food

Introducing @ProfessorDixon!

By Seth Dixon, Rhode Island College I am very pleased to be blogging for National Geographic Education; let me introduce myself.  I’m Seth Dixon, a geography professor at Rhode Island College and I also serve as the coordinator for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance. I love sharing digital teaching resources and pieces of everyday geography– the underlying geographic context behind any news article about current … Continue reading Introducing @ProfessorDixon!

Thirteen Thoughts for Friday the 13th

Food for Thought 1. So, you have decided to cook dinner at home tonight. You go to the store and you buy some pork chops, some greens, some potatoes and all the assorted fixins that go with your meal. You head home and you dice your potatoes, coat them with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper, and then throw them in the oven, which … Continue reading Thirteen Thoughts for Friday the 13th