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AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

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Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.

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This specific website is a simple, yet effective resourse on current ADIS, TB and Malaria prevalence in Africa.
the visual aspects of this makes getting this importnat information across to students more interactive and engaging, by being able to compare statistics to other coutries and also see a combination of maps and graphs in order to get the information across

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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:41 AM

This infographic shows how pervasive disease is in Africa. Though HIV gets a lot of attention, malaria and tuberculosis are just as prevalent as HIV/AIDS. The attention given to HIV/AIDS is reflected in the amount of aid sent to Africa, with a significant amount more being spent to halt the spread of HIV. These efforts are not entirely in vain as there have been decreases for all three diseases, but the funding necessary to make serious progress not on its way.

 

Though there is an even greater need to fight malaria, more international aid for HIV/AIDS is likely because most of the countries sending aid are not as familiar with malaria and HIV/AIDS has become sensationalized.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:52 PM

Disease is a global problem. Not having enough resources to keep diseases such as malaria out of Africa is unfortunate. People are dying every day and in efforts to save these people, it still can't be done. In the past, AIDS was the main disease that killed people in Africa. More recently, malaria is working its way through humans and killing them more than AIDS.

TavistockCollegeGeog's curator insight, July 4, 2014 7:41 AM

Fantastic infographic on health risks in Africa. Particular focus on infectious diseases.

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Ted-Ed

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Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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By far my favourite resource i have found so far. "TED-ED" is a free website speicifcally designed for teachers used for creating lessons. The website allows and shows you how to take an video off the web (youtube etc) and make it into a student friendly lesson. 

 

can not wait to implement this into my teaching! amazing!

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The Inner Resilience Program

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The Mission of The Inner Resilience Program is to cultivate the inner lives of students, teachers and schools by integrating social and emotional learning with contemplative practice.
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Lady In Black: 'Burka Avenger' Fights For Pakistan's Girls

Lady In Black: 'Burka Avenger' Fights For Pakistan's Girls | World Issues | Scoop.it
Burka Avenger is a new Pakistani kids' show about a mild-mannered teacher who moonlights as a burqa-clad superhero.

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"the Burka Avenger" is a new cartoon aired in pakistan aiming to empower pakistani women who wear burkas.

I think this clip is a great resourse for not only empowering pakistani women and girls but to use within the Australian classroom in order to not only expose students to different cultures entertainment but more specifically look at rasism, stereotyoes and different cultures traditons in a fun and enagaging way

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:18 AM

In the new animated series, Burka Avenger, we see intriguing blend of cultures. Globalization does NOT mean that all cultures will become the same.  As one geographer said, globalization isn't making all places perfectly flat since it is incredibly bumpy.  This NPR podcast shows how the globalization and pop culture can take highly localized and distinct regional twists on common themes.   This video trailer shows how a school teacher fights for educational rights for girls when cloaked under the burka.

Luisa Pinto's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:32 AM

Globalização não quer dizer que vamos todos ficar iguais. Nem podia. 

Avonna Swartz's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:15 AM

What do you think of this? Do you think it will have an impact on how women perceive themselves?

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Population Density

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"[This map's] an unabashedly generalized interactive population density map inspired/stolen from a map by William Bunge entitled Islands of Mankind that I came across on John Krygier‘s blog. I thought Bunge’s map was a novel way to look at population density, and I’ve tried to stay close to the spirit of the original."


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This interactive map is a great resourse for the priamry classroom, it is more interactive than just giving children the facts on population density but rather lets them explore population denisty of countries all over the worls and throughout hundreds of years.

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Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:22 PM

While most articles talk about population growth, this article provides factual and visual evidence to show population density. -UNIT 2

michelle sutherland's curator insight, January 28, 2015 8:28 PM

love the map

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 21, 2015 11:50 PM

This is an interactive map that shows which parts of the world are most densely populated. It becomes very apparent to the viewer that the world is not evenly distributed at all. Places like China and India have a far higher population density than places like Russia. 

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10-Year Girl Hangs Herself After Allegedly Being Bullied at School

North Carolina authorities are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who hanged herself in her bedroom after allegedly being bullied at school. Saman...
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This short new clip outlines the drasic effects bullying can haveon children as young as 10 years old. although shocking i feel this could be used as a toll to enforce that bullying inside and outside of school cn can have drastic and life long effects, 

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Surviving the Sun

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The Australian sun is fierce.  On a lightly overcast day 80% of the searing UV light can still get through – more than enough to cause skin damage and, potentially, melanoma.  We are way more sunsmart than we used to be, and deep tans are fairly rare.  But a freckle-free face is no guarantee that all is well, as Carrie Bickmore discovered when she got a scan from the UV Photobus touring the country.  The bus is a clever marketing move by sunscreen manufacturer Sunsense, providing a free, um, portrait to anyone who wants one (if you can get seen – only 2 of the 21 days are reserved for Sydney and Melbourne’s 8.7 million inhabitants!)  80% of damage is done before the age of 18, and the UV scan has changed Carrie’s attitude to protecting her 5-yo son.  “I think he's annoyed with me, but now every day we have to put sunscreen on”.


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This article explains a new service that travels around the country foccusingon awaremess of UV and skin damage fromt he sun via a Photo Bus.
The education of sun safety ins chools is vital, especailly in early years so students can maintain a safe approach to being sun smart throughout their lives. I think this bus would be a great resourse to visit schools and urther educate kids on the damaging effects of the sun, by showing images of the deeper damage the sun has on your skin. 

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Bullying. No Way!

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Bullying. No Way! Australia's safe and supportive school communities getting to the heart of the matter!
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"Bullying. No Way!"  is a nationally recognised website aimed at elliminating bullying in schools. The website provides information and activities for both students and teachers all aimed at educating students on the effects of the various forms of bullying. 

 

Thw webite offers information and actvities for various age level groups through interative games, videos and allows students to make an "Avitar" and share their thoughts and problems online about their persoanl bullying experiences. 

 

I love this website as a resource for the classroom as it takes a different approach to teaching students about bullying, rather than just telling them"Dont do it" it offers information on the effects that can come from being a bully and being bullied and provides a safe place for students who are having difficulties and have no where else to go. 

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The Little Refugee

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Anh Do's inspirational story about his family's incredible escape from war-torn Vietnam and his childhood in Australia, told especially for children.

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"The Little Refugee" is an inspiring and engaging story, suitable forall orimary years. The book foccuses on an inspirational story about a young boys journey as a refugee from vietnam and his new life in suburban Australia.
I think this text would be very useful in the primary classroom as it provides a simplified look into  refugee life in Australia. This is important in the classroom especially in Melbourne as there is ahigh percenatage of refugee students within Melbourne schools. It is importnant for students to learn and understand new cultures but also be aware of issues that other countries around the world are faced with.

great resource! will defiently incorperate into the classroom. 

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Haley Turner's curator insight, August 11, 2013 3:34 AM

This picture story book is a story of survival. Ahn Do has shared his family story from childhood. Migrating from war-torn Vietnam to Australia as a young boy, this story discusses themes of migration, family, war, survival and racism. This story inspires individuals to find their true identity through the good times and the bad.

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AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa | World Issues | Scoop.it
Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.

Via Seth Dixon
Taryn Coxall's insight:

This specific website is a simple, yet effective resourse on current ADIS, TB and Malaria prevalence in Africa.
the visual aspects of this makes getting this importnat information across to students more interactive and engaging, by being able to compare statistics to other coutries and also see a combination of maps and graphs in order to get the information across

more...
Nathan Chasse's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:41 AM

This infographic shows how pervasive disease is in Africa. Though HIV gets a lot of attention, malaria and tuberculosis are just as prevalent as HIV/AIDS. The attention given to HIV/AIDS is reflected in the amount of aid sent to Africa, with a significant amount more being spent to halt the spread of HIV. These efforts are not entirely in vain as there have been decreases for all three diseases, but the funding necessary to make serious progress not on its way.

 

Though there is an even greater need to fight malaria, more international aid for HIV/AIDS is likely because most of the countries sending aid are not as familiar with malaria and HIV/AIDS has become sensationalized.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:52 PM

Disease is a global problem. Not having enough resources to keep diseases such as malaria out of Africa is unfortunate. People are dying every day and in efforts to save these people, it still can't be done. In the past, AIDS was the main disease that killed people in Africa. More recently, malaria is working its way through humans and killing them more than AIDS.

TavistockCollegeGeog's curator insight, July 4, 2014 7:41 AM

Fantastic infographic on health risks in Africa. Particular focus on infectious diseases.

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

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Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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"Welcome to Geograohy Education" is an interactive map designed for students to search for specific coutres and thematic posts/

this can be used within the classroom for many area of geography

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 2016 1:04 AM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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AFL racism worsens

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After a decade of seeming progress, new revelations reveal a continuing culture of racism within the League, with at least one football club not recruiting Aboriginal players unless at least one parent is white. (Click above)

 

For background on the related clash of cultures AFL player Liam Jurrah (pictured) got caught up in, click the link below:

 

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/against-all-the-odds-20120308-1un96.html


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This article looks at the still evident, rasism within The Australian Football League.

As a teacher it is extremely important to adress issues such as racism but also make students aware that it is still happening all around us today.

 

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Chinese coal company releasing toxic wastewater, Greenpeace says - The Guardian

Chinese coal company releasing toxic wastewater, Greenpeace says - The Guardian | World Issues | Scoop.it
Chinese coal company releasing toxic wastewater, Greenpeace says The Guardian The report, the first by Greenpeace to single out and publicly challenge one of China's powerful state-owned companies, comes as the country's new leadership steps up its...
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This article looks at greenpeace and their challenge on some of China'slargest state owned companies.

this is useful in a classsroom enviromant to make students aware of current environmantal issues happening around the world and also shows them about greenpeace and helps them become more environmentally aware, which is extremely important especially for future generations. 

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