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Geography Awareness Week

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Launched in 1987 by presidential proclamation, Geography Awareness Week is an annual opportunity for families and schools to engage in fun, educational experiences that draw attention to the importance of geographic understanding.
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Chinese Geography Teacher Draws a Map of the World from Memory on a Blackboard in Four Minutes - Geolounge

Chinese Geography Teacher Draws a Map of the World from Memory on a Blackboard in Four Minutes - Geolounge | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it
Around the World in Four Minutes. Move over Al Franken, Boming Wang, a junior high school teacher at the Yingcai Junior High School in Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia, an autonomous region in China, starts off his geography lessons by drawing a...
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Changing The Story - Sustainable Human

Changing The Story - Sustainable Human | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it
If life on Earth is to not only survive but thrive, we must change the narrative of modern civilization. The world we have inherited is built on a unsustainable story of infinite resources, limitless waste and endless competition with one another, degrading both our planet and humanity. It is time to collectively re-imagine the story of the world we wish to live in – one that enables each of us to develop our unique gifts and give them freely to the world. Sustainable Human asks you to help change the story. Find out how.

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Geography Awareness Week Toolkit

Geography Awareness Week Toolkit | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it
This is a resource page for Geography Awareness Week 2011. It contains media and outreach materials, the missions booklet and background information, and more. (Geography Awareness Week invites YOU to learn about YOUR world!
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The Geography of Detective Fiction | GeoCurrents

The Geography of Detective Fiction | GeoCurrents | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it
Detective fiction is an increasingly popular genre with global appeal that tends to evokes a certain geographical sensibility. In exploring the geography of this genre, it is helpful to start with the geography of murder, as ...
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The Cambridge History of Australia launches | Inside History magazine

The Cambridge History of Australia launches | Inside History magazine | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it
The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO officially launched The Cambridge History of Australia today at the State Library of Victoria.
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Australia and the history wars, Armenian edition - Crikey (blog)

Australia and the history wars, Armenian edition - Crikey (blog) | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it
Australia and the history wars, Armenian edition Crikey (blog) That's the background to the revelation last week by the ABC that Parliament House in Canberra is to be the venue this Thursday for a talk by the very same Justin McCarthy, arranged by...
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Community Post: 9 Fascinating Ways Artists Are Using Geography

Community Post: 9 Fascinating Ways Artists Are Using Geography | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it
For many artists, inspiration naturally flows from the ‘great outdoors’ – whether that means land, sea, sky, or even city. But some artists are compelled to use the geographic lan...
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Revolution ( Life Cycle of a Drop of Water).

This blog has seen it’s fair share of pop-up books, and animation using paper, but this might be the first where everything comes together in a single piece. Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. The book contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. (via faith is torment)

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Anger as Korumburra in Gippsland runs dry - right near desalination plant

Anger as Korumburra in Gippsland runs dry - right near desalination plant | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it

Korumburra is 35 kilometres from Australia's largest desalination plant - a plant capable of producing 150 billion litres of water a year.

 

The Korumburra area was on stage-two water restrictions last year and South Gippsland Water has warned of a "significant challenge of ensuring water availability to its northern towns (in particular Korumburra) in the context of major customer expansion, population growth and potential climatic volatility".




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The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Australia - Huffington Post

The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Australia - Huffington Post | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it
The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Australia
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Geography is lost on children who don't know UK's capital - Express.co.uk

Geography is lost on children who don't know UK's capital - Express.co.uk | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it
Geography is lost on children who don't know UK's capital
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A spokesman for the firm said: “There are a few children who don't know the most basic geography. “A number are confused by cities, continents and the largest oceans.
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Learn how culture, environment and geography changed after Custer - Omaha World-Herald

Learn how culture, environment and geography changed after Custer - Omaha World-Herald | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it
Learn how culture, environment and geography changed after Custer Omaha World-Herald In his talk, Hedren will examine the war's effects on the culture of Native Americans, the environment and geography of the northern Great Plains, and the...
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The Philippines' Geography Makes Aid Response Difficult

The Philippines' Geography Makes Aid Response Difficult | Teaching Society & Environment in Western Australia | Scoop.it

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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 30, 2013 10:59 PM

This is a devastating time for the people of the Philippines. All they have to worry about is staying alive and being close to there family members. Help is on the way. Everyone in the world should pitch in and try to help them in anyway they can. But what I would like to find out is why this has happen when it has not before in this country. This country I have not seen in the news before this big devastation had happened. I am also curious to find out how come the help aid is taking so long to arrive when people are dying because they have no food available for them because it has been destroyed or it is trapped under all the debris from all the buildings that have collapsed because they were not structured properly. this situation is a repeat of hurricane Katrina in the united states were all the house were not hurricane proof and were built in places known for disaster.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 19, 2014 10:37 PM

Due to the fact the Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, it makes aid response very difficult. When natural disasters such as typhoons occur in the Philippines it can negatively affect hundreds of islands, making it difficult to help the people on every island. It can takes days for supplies to arrive on some of the islands, and sometimes people do not even receive necessary supplies such as food and water. Countries, which are composed of numerous islands, face many challenges.  

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:09 PM

Fortunately, the Philippines has a relatively stable infrastructure so even though lots of areas were hit, the human fatalities and issues are not as bad as they could have been. Unfortunately, these are many islands and getting from one to the next is very difficult when all communications and landing areas are compromised.