Tuesday, June 24, 2008
On June 22, I asked people to comment on a blog about cultural differences in their area. In this post, if I had any comments, they are in a different color. Thanks for all the responses! It was a very good day for me filled with reading about different places, schools and customs! If you click the map above, you get a better view and a key. Create your own map here. I think there are lots of uses of MapFling in the classroom. The maps with each entry are from Google Maps.
Andrea Hernandez said... "I currently live in Jacksonville, Florida. The most distinguishing feature here is the unbelievable heat and humidity. Oh, and Jacksonville is the largest city in the country geographically. In other words, we take up a lot of space and call it all Jacksonville. Seriously, I used to be a traveling teacher for the county and could drive for an hour in about 5 different directions. Jax (as it is referred to affectionately by locals) is also known as The River City. There are lots of rivers, most notable is the St. Johns, which is the only river other than the Nile that flows northward instead of southward. that's it for now...gotta go food shopping in one of the strip malls. everything here is in strip malls...very suburban although we do have a downtown (which is pretty but fairly dead) and several little towns with walking commercial streets. But, like I said, it is really, really spread out!"