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Craters and Big Holes Around the World

Updated on August 31, 2014

Social Studies, for many students, is the main interest course from primary education. Perhaps the teacher is one of those that, more than gaining money, their purpose is to educate. This kind of teacher leads to the importance of being interested in gaining knowledge about the study of social relationships and the functioning of society. This course, integrated with others, promotes civic competence. As a matter of fact, the modern generation has more access to increment social relationships with the opportunity of technology at hand.

In all the educational process of Social Studies, geography is the field that satisfies student's curiosities of the Earth. Drawing and studying maps is an activity that is deeply enjoyed. Nature by itself provides the best teacher. That is the case of the craters and big holes which at one time provoked fear, until many learned about them. Now they provoke admiration. Haven't you rejected something and realized later that it wasn't what you thought; perhaps maturity or acknowledgment helped? Here then is the importance of education. Some of these enormous holes are made by nature as well as mankind.

It is very interesting to understand that Social Studies is not only a school course, but it is a theme that we are all involved in. I love Social Studies, and I will use this opportunity to show what I mean. Albert Einstein quoted "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

"Everything has to do with something, and that something with everything," - MMRuiz

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Social Studies Fields

Social Studies courses offer a variety of assessment used to help students learn and measure their progress. This interdisciplinary course is made up of various fields such as:

  1. Anthropology = Studies humans past and present.
  2. Civics = Deals with the rights and duties of citizens.
  3. Economics = Studies how individuals, governments, firms and nations makes choices on allocating scarce resources to satisfy their unlimited wants.
  4. Geography = Deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological and cultural features of the earth’s surface.
  5. Government = Studies the form or system of rule by which a country, state, or community is governed.
  6. History = Explains events or experiences in order of former times.
  7. Physiology = Deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter; and of the physical and phenomena involved.
  8. Political Science = Describes and analyzes politics and especially governmental institutions and processes.
  9. Religious Studies = Investigates basic issues about human experience, surveying and analyzing how people have understood, shaped, and expressed what it means to be human.
  10. Sociology = Studies the development, structure, and functioning of human society.

Maps

A favorite assessment is drawing different maps. This activity helps to develop basic skills: perceptual and spatial reasoning, further more, the encouragement of love for nature. Maps are mainly used in geography. Some of the different types of maps are:

  1. Climate = Gives general information about the climate and precipitation (rain and snow) of a region.
  2. Economic = Describes the economy in terms of economic development and production.
  3. Physical = Shows physical features and bodies of water. Colors, lines, and tints are used to show mountains, deserts, or lowlands.
  4. Political = Shows governmental boundaries of countries, states, and the location of major cities and significant bodies of water.
  5. Road = Shows the roads of a region.
  6. Thematic = Designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area.
  7. Topographic = Shows both natural and man made features.

Craters and big holes around the world

Below are some representations of the craters and big holes around the world. As an example of one of the Social Studies themes, I invite you to learn about them.They have very interesting information. With the Internet technology, you can be wherever, whenever you want. You will see that the interdisciplinary fields are all involved.

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Top 10 world's largest impact craters

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Crater Lake, Mount Katmai, Alaska Peninsula

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Crater Lake, Mount Katmai, Alaska Peninsula

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Crater Lake, Mount Katmai

Kelimutu Crater Lake, Indonesia

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Kelimutu Crater Lake

Kimberly Big Hole, South Africa

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Kimberly Big Hole

Meteor Crater, Arizona, US

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Meteor Crater, Arizona

Morning Glory Pool, Wyoming, US

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Morning Glory Pool

Pingualuit Crater, Quebec, Canada

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Pingualuit Crater

Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador

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Santa Ana Volcano

Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador

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Shoemaker Impact Structure, Western Australia

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Shoemaker Impact Structure

Upheaval Dome, Utah, US

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Upheaval Dome

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    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      BlossomSB we will let you know. I follow you so I will be after that hub, it would be nice to link it here, you are a witness.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I hope you do come and that you enjoy your visit. I've just returned from visiting family in Queensland. One day we drove to the Gold Coast hinterland and walked to the edge of a huge, very ancient volcano that is supposed to have been extinct for millions of years. I'm planning on making a hub about it soon.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      BlossomSB I greatly appreciate your encouraging comment. Thanks! Australia has so many Craters and Big Holes, it must be very interesting to live there, actually it is on my list to visit it.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      What an interesting hub! I really enjoyed reading it and then all those great photographs to accompany it - a real feast. Also an insight into one of the fascinating aspects of this wonderful world that God created.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Thanks Mike! I know you like to travel, observe and go deeper than many others into the beauties of this world.

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      Mike Robbers 

      5 years ago from London

      Wonderful hub and very beautiful imagery. An interdisciplinary approach, as you mention too, towards such natural phenomena can teach us a lot. Voted & pinned!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Ericdierker thanks so much for your contribution. I guess you are one of those that look at the moon and think about his dream made true. For those that might not know:

      Eugene M. Shoemaker had always wanted to go to the moon as an Apollo astronaut. He was killed July 18, 1997, in a car accident in Alice Springs, Australia, during field research on impact crater geology.

      His ashes were launched in a memorial capsule aboard Lunar Prospector to the moon.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      MartieCoetser thanks for stopping by. You are only 3 hours away from the Kimberley hole....WOW!!! I am not afraid of holes but, I consider those that live around them, very brave.

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      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderful. Gene Shoemaker was a friend of family. He was an exceptional man in this area of study. We got to meet all the big wigs in this area because we lived in flagstaff Az. Where the USGS and NASA set up training for lunar landings.

      Thanks for the memories. (of course I did have a crush on his daughter)

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      Martie Coetser 

      5 years ago from South Africa

      Very interesting and informative hub about big holes around the world and Social studies. Beautiful pictures and videos! I am only 3 hours away from the Kimberley hole....

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Stellar hub??? No way, it is mine, I wrote it. I am not a freelance writer selling my name. Thanks for encouraging!

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      Greg Boudonck 

      5 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      An absolutely STELLAR HUB! Great job Baby!

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