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The Debate Over Globalization

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Students research, analyze, and debate the pros and cons of globalization.
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Will the Air Be Clean Enough To Breathe?

Will the Air Be Clean Enough To Breathe? | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students explore the question, will the air be clean enough to breathe? They will be guided through the analysis of models and real-world data as they explore the interactions of factors that affect a region's air quality. Students will not be able to answer the module's framing question at the end of the module, but they will be able to predict the effect of human development on a region's air quality.
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1/5 of Humanity | Geography Education

1/5 of Humanity | Geography Education | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
"The world divided into 5 regions, each with the population of China." (1/5 of Humanity - the world divided into 5 regions, each the population of China.
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Geography of a Pencil

Geography of a Pencil | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students map the origins of a pencil, predict and map trade and transport networks, and consider global connections.
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location

location | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
A location is the place where a particular point or object exists.
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A Supply Chain

A Supply Chain | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students explore supply chains by identifying a supply chain process for a candy bar from raw materials to the end consumer.
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Introduction to Human Migration

Introduction to Human Migration | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students discuss types of migration and people who migrate. Then they brainstorm reasons for migrating.
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Cultural Identity of the Lost Boys

Cultural Identity of the Lost Boys | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students watch excerpts from the film God Grew Tired of Us. They discuss the challenges the Lost Boys faced while adapting to life in the United States and trying to maintain their cultural identities.
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Cultural Diversity in the United States

Cultural Diversity in the United States | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students learn about several different metaphors that have been used to describe cultural diversity in the United States. Then they choose a metaphor that represents today’s diverse cultural landscape.
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Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems

Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students use a variety of media to discuss and analyze human-related pressures placed upon marine ecosystems and resources.
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Genetic Markers: Connecting the Dots

Genetic Markers: Connecting the Dots | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students simulate the passing on of genetic markers and make connections to ancient human migration routes.
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Using the Language of Location

Using the Language of Location | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students practice the language of location in relation to themselves and classroom objects.
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The Trading Game

The Trading Game | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students simulate the trading of goods between countries. Then they reflect on the challenges of trade between countries.
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Lost Boys: Migration & Cultural Interaction

Lost Boys: Migration & Cultural Interaction | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students watch excerpts from the film God Grew Tired of Us to learn about the Lost Boys of Sudan and the refugee experience, map the Lost Boys’ migration journey, and discuss the challenges the Lost Boys faced while adapting to life in the United States and trying to maintain their cultural identities as Dinka.
 
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Can We Feed the Growing Population?

Can We Feed the Growing Population? | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students explore the resources that make up our agricultural system. Students examine land uses and soil quality through graphs of land use and crop production and use computational models to compare the effect of different management strategies on the land. At the end of the lesson, students are able to describe how humans can maintain and replenish important resources to be able to produce food long into the future.
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Exploring Modern Human Migrations

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Students research the causes of several modern migrations, and create a map showing these migration routes.
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What is Geo-literacy?

What is Geo-literacy? | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Geo-literacy is a new term for a long-standing idea consisting of three components: interactions, interconnections, and implications.
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globalization

globalization | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. Globalization is the connection of different parts of the world. Globalization results in the expansion of international cultural, economic, and political activities.
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Interdependence and You

Interdependence and You | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students explore the ways in which they are globally connected by identifying and mapping where the products they use come from, and then analyzing the import and export patterns.
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Human Migration Then and Now

Human Migration Then and Now | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students use maps and census data to examine specific human migration patterns, both past and present.
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Simulate an Oil Spill Cleanup

Simulate an Oil Spill Cleanup | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students read about oil spills and the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and geo-locate the Deepwater Horizon spill on a map. Then students simulate an oil spill and cleanup both before and after the use of dispersants.
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Design Your Own Space Probe

Design Your Own Space Probe | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students imagine they are scientists or engineers designing a new space probe to explore our solar system.
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Ocean and Sea Borders

Ocean and Sea Borders | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students define the rules as they see fit for dividing the resources of the North Sea. They create a map defining those borders and allocating resources to individual countries.
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Sugar’s Not Sweet for the Great Barrier Reef

Sugar’s Not Sweet for the Great Barrier Reef | Geographical Inquiry Lessons | Scoop.it
Students identify cause-and-effect relationships between sugar cane production and the health of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
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