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Map Monday: Exploring International Francophonie Day and the francophonie in Canada in maps (and words)

I bet most of you didn’t know that March 20 is International Francophonie Day. Or even what it is! Established in 1970, UNESCO describes the Francophonie as a coming together of nations and states that celebrates the cultural and linguistic … Continue reading

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Map Monday and a little humour (humor) all rolled into one

I haven’t quite landed on the theme for my next “serious” Map Monday, and while I was pondering this deep question it dawned on me that perhaps there are some jokes or cartoons floating around social media about maps. Or … Continue reading

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Map Monday: Shifting borders and power structures are nothing new

One of the main targets of our February Decluttering Challenge is our very healthy collection of books. In perusing what books I might convince myself to part with this past week, I came across two little gems that had been … Continue reading

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Map Monday: Where are all the people?

We humans have been on the move for a long time, a very, very long time.  Movement between countries, cultures, and continents may have seemed to slow down for a brief period of time, but not really so much so.  … Continue reading

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Map Monday: Random maps to provide some “different” perspectives on our world

These maps are taken from recent Bored Panda offerings, which always provide interesting and fun collections. Here are a few that caught my eye; you can check out the full collections at the links below. Enjoy. The United States of … Continue reading

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Map Monday: A look at women’s rights around the world

Two recent articles serve to underline both the continuing limitations placed on women around the world and also, incredibly sadly, how barriers to education and freedom to just live their lives have been reinstated in some places.  Restrictions on women … Continue reading

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Map Monday: what is there to do and see in the world?

Recently, a fellow blogger who also happens to be an experienced climber sent me a link to a map that she thought was pretty awesome: Awesome Maps’ complete guide to rock climbing opportunities around the world, all in one handy-dandy … Continue reading

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Map Monday: a look at Russia’s territorial reach through history

Borders have changed in most parts of the world throughout history, and Russia, whether as Empire, Federation, or Soviet Union, is no exception.  There’s a long history across that vast land of seeking to expand by absorbing neighbouring territory.  Don’t … Continue reading

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