Weekly Warm-Up: The Street Fight for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do your students know the names of the streets they take to get to school? Chances are, they may know some of the road names on their routes, but they may not know the history behind their names. This week, ask your students to take a closer look at the street signs they pass every day. Do they know the significance behind the names? The … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: The Street Fight for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Film Projections: Sundance, U23D evoke a real “sense of place”

Every geographer knows that our most powerful memories and experiences are often deeply rooted in a sense of place. Think about the emotions connected to the site of your childhood home, favorite vacation locale, or daily refuge spot. A good filmmaker recognizes this terrene and transcendent nature of place and strives to bring viewers into the elaborate environment(s) inhabited by their characters. Two successful approaches were described … Continue reading Film Projections: Sundance, U23D evoke a real “sense of place”