Unit I: Introduction to Geography

Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle, formerly housed the British Governor to Ireland. Photo taken in 2011.

This introductory unit offers a summary of basic concepts in human geography, and correlates to Chapter 1 of the Rubenstein textbook.


Lying With Maps” by Mark Monmonier
Get These Inflammatory Toponyms Before They’re Gone! by Mark Monmonier
The Grid at 200: Lines That Shaped Manhattan

Other Resources

Chapter 1 PPT – courtesy of Mr. Kieran McLaughlin
“Why Are We Changing Maps?” from The West Wing
What your favorite map projection says about you from XKCD
Diffusion of Walmart from Flowing Data
If the World Were 100 People
 Chicago, the Last Great Capital of Cartography from the Atlantic CityLab