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)

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 2014 Student Hours:
TR 3:30-5:30 or by appointment
E-mail: hardinds@longwood.edu


Virginia and National Maps of the 2012 Presidential Election

Presidential Election in Virginia - Victories by Locality

Presidential Election in Virginia - Cartogram Scaled by Population With Victories by Locality

Presidential Election in the United States - Victories by State

Presidential Election in the United States - Cartogram Scaled by Electoral Votes with Victories by State

Voting Patterns by State in U.S. Presidential Elections, 1992-2012



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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

"The day the monkey is destined to die,

all the trees get slippery."

African proverb


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 March 20, 2014

Luke as the Artful Dodger

"Just Leave Everything to Me"