Dr. David S. Hardin
Associate Professor of Geography


Course Resources

·        Courses and Course Materials

·        Canvas

·        How to Survive a Hardin Course

·        Classroom Etiquette (printer-friendly version)

·        The Key to Tangential Learning in a Hardin Class

Professor Resources

·        Research Interests

·        Tobacco maps and graphs

·        Virginia & National Elections

·        Archived Comments on Current Events

Department Resources

·        Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

·        Geography & Earth Sciences Program

University Resources

·        Longwood University

·        Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

·        Liberal Studies Program

·        Greenwood Library

·        Longwood Webmail

·        myLongwood

·        RedDot

Commonwealth Resources

Virginia Standards of Learning, 2008

·        Virginia SOLs for History & Social Science, 2008 (webpage)

·        All History & Social Science SOLs (pdf)

·        All History & Social Science SOLs with geography highlighted (Word)

·        Virginia Studies SOLs with geography highlighted (Word)

·        World Geography SOLs (pdf)

·        World Geography Curriculum Framework (pdf)


Westwall Drachenzähne or Panzersperren

(dragon's teeth or tank obstacle)

Aachener Wald, Germany, June, 2011


Phone: 434-395-2581
Office: 205D Chichester Hall

Spring 2015 Student Hours:
MW 2:00-4:00 or by appointment
E-mail: hardinds@longwood.edu


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In the field, Donja Subocka, Croatia March, 2005
The graffiti on the building - in English, no less! - says:
("Chetnik" is a term that refers to Serb nationalists;
a unit of Canadian volunteers did go through this area
in 1995...if anyone has information on the writer, please contact me)


The major drawback to doing fieldwork
in Western Slavonia, Croatia
(even after over twenty years, mine
contamination is a serious problem)

The other challenge: 20 years of road
deterioration in abandoned settlements
(this is a paved road; branches were scraping
both sides of the car at this point)


"As Geography without History seems a carcass without motion, so History without Geography wanders as a Vagrant without a home."
Captain John Smith

"Geography and history are not only analogous, but complimentary and interdependent, bound together by the very nature of things.  This relationship is implied by such common terms as space and time, area and era, places and events - pairs that are fundamentally inseparable."

Donald Meinig


ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν

Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε/

κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων

ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι.

[Tell them in Sparta, passer-by

That here, obedient to their word,

we lie.]

Simonides of Ceos


“Sometimes you can beat the odds with a careful choice of where to fight.”

Dwight McCarty


“Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat its mistakes.”

David Hardin, paraphrasing George Santayana


"The day the monkey is destined to die,

all the trees get slippery."

African proverb


“You either beat life or life beats you down.”

David Hardin


The REAL Great Seal of Virginia

("Thus unto Tyrants")

The dog did what?!?
click here


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How evolution has failed the chimpanzee


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Updated January 28, 2015

Luke as the Artful Dodger

"Just Leave Everything to Me"