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This report, part of a series that analyzes population and housing data collected from the census of 2000, highlights population size and distribution changes between 1990 and 2000 in regions, states, counties, and large cities. Data, maps, and discussion are used to examine the size of the population increase, which states and regions experienced the largest growth, where the largest proportion of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Report
Subject: Human geography
 
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Quality of life . . . livability . . . sense of place. Communities across America are striving to define these terms and to bring them to life, as they make decisions about transportation systems and other aspects of planning and development. Community and Quality of Life discusses important concepts that undergird community life and offers recommendations for collaborative planning across space ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text, Report
Subject: Human geography
 
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Research Opportunities in Geography at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides perspective and guidance to the geography discipline about its future research and strategic directions. The report makes specific recommendations about scientific research priorities and partnerships within and outside the agency, and outlines a long-term core research agenda for the USGS. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text, Report
Subject: Human geography
 
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The World Population Prospects allows users to change variables to learn about population prospects in the world. Users can change variables such as population, population density, location, date and variant in the basic panel to obtain basic output while a second panel allows users to obtain more detailed information such as median age, total fertility rate and population by age. There are also full ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset, Calculation / Conversion tool
Subject: Human geography
 
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This site is an animated pyramid graph depicting the population of the US by age and sex from 1950 to 2050. The animation runs continuously. Links to other animations and a homepage are also available. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Modeled dataset
Subject: Human geography
 
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This website contains eight maps showing human population density starting in 1 AD. Maps can be viewed as large single maps or as an animation of population change through time. The maps are from a Social Contract article by John H. Hanton, 'End of the Migration Epoch.' Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Map, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset
Subject: Human geography
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions for an activity about map reading. These questions encourage students to examine lines of latitude and longitude, read representative fractions, identify landforms on topographic maps, ways to use road, contour, bedrock, soil, satellite, and aerial maps, and how to critique maps. The questions are organized according to the ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Human geography
 
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Flying down Interstate 90 to Sioux Falls, South Dakota using an image from Landsat 7 taken April 22, 1999 Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Human geography
 
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This animation was created in response to a White House request. It shows the distribution of the 20 million new jobs created since Clinton was in office. Horace Mitchell and Greg Shirah attended the press event where Clinton showed this visualization. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Human geography
 
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Showing the urban growth of Washginton, D.C. by dissolving between data collected in 1973, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1996. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Human geography
 
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