Friday, October 6, 2017

Explaining Geography, Cartography, Anthropology to Children

To a child, the world can be a giant, scary place. Most have not had the chance to travel, and all they know about the outside world is their own surroundings. For a child to get a grasp of what the world is like, it is important to give an introduction to into subjects like geography, cartography, and anthropology. Each of these studies has the ability to open minds to endless possibilities.

Geography 

Whether it is their hometown, their state, or maybe just the street they live on, grade school children will already have a vague idea about their general locations. The study of the earth's physical features teaches what is beyond their own front door. Hearing about locations of other countries and continents can trigger a more in-depth thirst for knowledge that the child may have been lacking previously. When done properly, geography is something new and fun that anyone would look
forward to.

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 Cartography

 After geography comes cartography. The science of drawing maps can range from a simple depiction of the United States to a vastly detailed image of the area surrounding the Appalachian Mountains. Certain groups of people are visual learners, while others excel with more hands on learning. Having children draw their own maps will add a new facet to their studies. The world is no longer only what they see, but what they themselves are a part of.


  LeviGlobe Levitating Globe

 

Anthropology

 The study of other cultures and their development will often spark an interest in travel early on in the child's life. Anthropology gives an inside look at different societies all over the world. Interesting facts about other societies and cultures show just how different the world can be. Many also find it interesting to know how similar daily life can be even when a person lives on the other side of the globe. While the world is often a big place in the mind of a child, learning about it can make it much less intimidating. There are many different ways to teach a child about the outside world. Even if all they know is the space from their own front door to the entrance to their classroom, it is important that they are able to learn what lies beyond. With the proper tools and information, social studies can go from something as boring as reading from a textbook, to something exciting like a cultural experience day. The Safari Children's Globe is the perfect desktop sized globe for those that love geography and animals. Over 200 illustrations of animals located in the general region that they reside makes this an excellent resource for any classroom or library. The illuminated LED means that this can serve as a nightlight once the sun goes do.  A solid base and a metal meridian means easy navigation and durability.

Safari Childrens Globe - Illuminated


Contact us here to find out about other instruments you can use to enhance the knowledge of children. They will find out quickly how much fun our planet can be.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Back to School, Learning about World: The Intelliglobe

Study geography with the Intelliglobe. Its finally August, the summer is drawing to a close and students are savoring their final days of freedom. Countdown until entering the classroom again. Back to the classroom, back to maps and globes and learning about the world around them. The study of geography is a great way to provide context for our stories as humans. Students who have a firm grasp of geography are better able to process key moments in our history, and have fewer misunderstandings when exposed to world literature. Teaching children geography helps them identify their place in the world. Technological advances provides innovative ways of helping students understand the world around them and the relationships that humans have with the Land. All children like games and the Intelliglobe provides a unique way for children to experience hands on exploration of the globe. The self-directed activities provide opportunities for independence and for inquisitive minds to grasp the world around them.
Intelliglobe

Kids simply touch the pen to the globe to learn thousands of facts about their world. This globe provides topographic as well as geo-political information, and comes with an inclusive World Discovery Book. The Intelliglobe features multiple games and trivia challenges, making it an excellent option for teachers to include during rotating group activities. GeoSafari globes are a fun option for the home or classroom.

Check out our website
www.ultimateglobes.com for more information about geography and educational toys.


Friday, July 21, 2017

A New Product offering from the Replogle Globe Line: The Rotating Globe for Kids

A New Globe, A New School Year

 

The Rotating Globe for Kids is one of the latest product offering from Replogle Globes. Just in time for the Back to School Season. This especially child friendly model features a solid metal base and rotates 360 degrees on axis. The 10" inch sphere is designed to be removable from the base for easy viewing. An inline power cord provides illumination and the option to use this globe to study geography by day, and as a night light once the sun goes down. This particular model was created with children in mind and features over 100 illustrations.  The imagination is a wonderful creative avenue within the mind that allows us to explore and develop new ideas and the depictions of various flora and fauna serve as fuel for a child's mind to keep them entertained for hours. An off/ on switch controls the light and rotations functions. Aquamarine oceans, and vibrantly illustrated continents, animals and other life forms are sure the pique the interest of your little scholar. The sphere accompanied by the stand reaches a height of 12 inches, the sphere is 10 inches wide and 10 inches in diameter. This globe would be a great addition to any home, office or classroom.




Rotating Globe for Kids







For information about geography, globes or children's globe visit our website www.replogleglobestores.com




Friday, April 14, 2017

The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Replogle Globes

A Brief History of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright is recognized as the premier architect of the 20th century. Throughout his prolific career he designed the blueprints for nearly 1000 structures. Approximately 500 of these structures actually come to fruition and were built. His was an extensive career which lasted nearly 70 years set the precedence for innovation in American architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright was born to William Carey Wright and Anna Lloyd Jones, respectively a preacher and school teacher on June 8, 1867. The Wright family called the valley of Spring Green, Wisconsin their home. In 1885, Wright's parents divorced, financial challenges and a need to support the family led Wright to work for the Dean of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. This early exposure to engineering served as a catalyst for Wright's interest in becoming an architect. Wright devoted his life to exploring the transformative power of architecture. Wright believed that an appreciation of solid aesthetics would enhance the overall condition of society. " Above all integrity, building like people must first be sincere, then be true, said Wright. Architecture was a means of creating environments that were functional yet "eloquent and humane". Extensive experimentation with various geometric shapes can be seen throughout the structures built by Wright. The importance of organic harmony between furnishings and the building themselves is a reoccurring theme throughout his work.

An Artistic Partnership

At Replogle Globe Store it is our distinct honor and privilege to offer an exclusive collection of globes created from various blueprints drawn by Wright. These globes represent a partnership between Replogle Globes and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and are inspired by original sketches of furniture designed by Wright himself.  These are a few of the beautiful pieces offered as part of this collection                                  

Wright


The Frank Lloyd Wright Globe Stand is an actual reproduction and adaption of a concept drawn for one the Prairie Homes designed by Wright in the early 1900s. The maple wooden stand supports a 16-inch sphere featuring antique oceans.


Beth Sholom

The Beth Sholom Globe is inspired by the Beth Sholom Synagogue located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Wright commenced work on this structure in 1954, this an adaptation of his design for a hexagonal walnut a copper planter located in the center of the building. The Beth Sholom Synagogue is now considered a national landmark.

Barrel Globe 


The Barrel is a 16 inch sphere mounted on a wooden oak stand, the blueprint from this design was inspired by the Barrel Chair which was designed in 1903 and modified for use in Wright's home the Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin and Herbert F. Johnson's home known as"Wingspread" located in Racine, Wisconsin.


San Marcos

The San Marcos was inspired by a remolding project that Wright attempted in 1928, the project was never completed due to the Great Depression of 1929. Wright designed a renovation of the San Marcos hotel located on the outskirts in Chandler, Arizona. This globe stand is based on the plans created for a accent table in the Dining Pavilion of the hotel

Frank Lloyd Wright has left and indelible mark on American architecture, a globe is a simple way of expressing an appreciation of culture and history. A simple way to bring the skill and craftsmanship of yesteryear into your own space. 

For additional information on our globes or the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection in particular visit our website

Friday, April 7, 2017

Functional Art and Reference Tool: The Crystal Marquise Globe

Globes, Art and Reference Tools

Globes aren't just globes, globes are pieces of art and reference tools. Globes are conversation pieces, globes are a tangible reminder that each of us calls a separate space on Planet Earth home. Every individual has a unique window or perspective on the world based on the region of the globe that they call home. Across the world there are so many different language groups, ethnic groups, ecosystems and religious traditions. A globe is a great way to learn more about geography and people groups. You can choose a country to learn about each month and use your globe to remember where different countries are on the map. Life is about learning and growing and having a globe nearby is a great way to maintain a global perspective. You can even involve your family, friends or coworkers by asking each other questions about the different countries. If you are looking for a globe for your home or office look no further the Crystal Marquise  is the perfect choice.

Crystal Marquise

Placement of Your Globe

Your desktop or bookcase deserves to be adorned with a beautiful and artistic globe conveying your appreciation of aesthetics and good taste. Look no further than the Crystal Marquise Globe. This monochromatic silver sphere is one of our highest quality desktop globe. This spherical representation of the planet is 12-inches in diameter and features a diagonal stand. There are geopolitical descriptions outlining the boundaries of countries as well as their capital cities. The oceans are depicted in a light more translucent silver tone, while the continents are a deeper more metallic silver. The names of countries are outlined in red. The minimalistic design of this globe adds significant appeal as a conversation piece on a coffee table or any interior space with a streamlined design theme. This compact yet elegant globe weights on 3 lbs., the stand and sphere are a combined height of 16 inches.


Check out our website for additional globes of all kinds. Our offerings include educational toys, decorative globes and floor globes, there is sure to be one that is just right for your needs





Friday, March 31, 2017

Geography: The intersection of economics, meteorology, and anthropology

Geography is the study of people, place and changes in locations across the globe. Since the beginning of time mankind has sought to understand our planetary home. Explorers of a bygone era sought to identify and chart the far reaches of Planet Earth. Over the course of several millennia expeditions were commissioned to compile knowledge about the human experience. From the historical records of Magellan, Christopher Columbus, Prince Henry the Navigator and others we gradually acquired a knowledge of the 6 continents. Thanks to the exploration of Matthew Henson and Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott we also acquired knowledge of the North and  South Poles. The simplest way to explain or convey the findings of these adventures was by using maps and globes. Bit by bit over the past several centuries mankind's knowledge of the globe has been compiled into the modern representations of the world that we have today. With the increase of technology our exploration and the accompanying cartography have extended far beyond terra firma to include the depths of the ocean floor and the outer space. And we continue to create maps and globes updated to include the constellations of the night sky and ocean topography.  For more information about the night sky check out the Constellations Globe 



Constellations Globe by Replogle

The Record of Mankind's Travels

Maps and globes have allowed humanity to record the fruit of exploration over the past few millenia. Planet Earth is filled with various ecosystems, flora and fauna, ethnic groups and languages. The collective study of all these things is part of the discipline known as geography. However there is so much more to geography than just a globe or map, or a voyage of exploration. Geography is not just about an explorer's trip to some distant land, or a newly discovered place. Geography is not just about spinning a globe or finding a place on the map. Geography incorporates aspects of economics, anthropology, and current events. The topography of various areas of the globe has a significant impact on the choice made by different demographics. Migration patterns population density, traditional diets and habits of commerce are all impacted by geography. Traditional styles of clothing are impact by geography, because location determines climate and climate determines weather which in turn determines choices of textiles. Natural phenomena such as changes in the seasons, inclement weather and natural disasters all shape the experiences an individual has while living in a particular location.


Spectrum

Benefits of Geography and Owning a Globe

Studying geography can help an individual find their place within the global community. The modern world is very interconnect. Learning to think critically about one's personal identity and place within the globe community has become an essential part of being a global citizen. Countries have become intertwined, media, e-commerce, education and other aspects of everyday life exist in a state of interdependence. Goods are manufactured in China, the UK, the Middle East, South America and sold in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Produce appears on US shelves from farms in Mexico, Guatamala or even Canada. No country stand alone. No individual stands alone. Learn more about the dynamic and rapidly changing world of the twenty-first century with a new globe or map reflecting the very latest in geopolitical descriptions and landmarks. Use one of these elegant globes as a design piece and as a reference tool. The Spectrum globe is an excellent choice for tabletops and desktops, find this and other artistic globes at our website







Monday, March 13, 2017

MOVA Globes: A Cordless, Powerless, Self-Rotating Globe

The MOVA globe represents a masterful intersection between geography and technology.

This diminutive and artistic representation of Planet Earth harness natural and artificial light as a power source. This spherical model of our terrestrial home requires no external power source, no cords, no expensive batteries to purchase and replace. Like planetary body suspended in space it revolves on its axis. A work of art like this belongs on your desktop! What a great conversation piece.

Mova 4.5 Silver & Black Metallic Revolving Globe

The World in Motion

The particular line of globes represents an exceptional level of craftsmanship. Polished polymer, resin shells and a propriety blend of non-toxic fluids allow the sphere to be rotate freely. A combination of magnets, solar cells and other components complete this sophisticated mechanism and allow it to derive its power source from ambient light. This wonder of science and art is a great conversation piece to adorn any bookcase, coffee table or desktop. The two spheres comprising the globe are nestled inside of each other, the. The exterior sphere provides the kinetic energy for rotation, it is encapsulated within the interior sphere which is transparent and contains fluid. This allows for the fluid motion as the sphere moves in a pattern similar to the Planet Earth revolving on its axis. The self-rotating MOVA globe works for the simply reason that the globe and the liquid it is contained in have almost identical levels of density.

Renewable and Self Contained Energy

As the spheres rotate in unison the liquid in which they are suspended redistributes itself evenly. This lack of friction is what makes the whole process work. The composition of the interior sphere allows it to be semi-permeable and some of the light spectrum is able to penetrate the image. The magnetic field of the device synchronized itself to the magnetic field of Planet Earth, very similar to effect a compass aligning itself in response to the gravitational pull of the Earth's core. The photovoltaic cells contained inside the spheres store energy which generates the momentum necessary for constant rotation.

Geography and Technology

The wonders of geography and technology have combined to create this fascinating masterpiece, a brilliant display of the laws of nature. MOVA globes are available in a variety of colors and sizes, you are sure to find one in our selection that would make a welcome addition to your interior space. Sit back, relax and enjoy your rotating globe as it completes its orbit. Lie back on the couch and plan your next vacation or business trip. The model featured above is the MOVA 4.5" Silver & Black Metallic Revolving Globe


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