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Where's the best place to live?

Where's the best place to live? | geography | Scoop.it
This collection of media resources focuses on the liveability of places, particularly cities. But what makes one place...

Via Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)
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Fantastic for Year 7 !

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, June 10, 2015 9:39 PM

Many content descriptors covered by this great resource but mainly:

CD - The factors that influence the decisions people make about where to live and their perceptions on the liveability of places.

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Flooding 6 Solutions To Flooding

Solutions to flooding Key idea: There is discussion about the costs and benefits of hard and soft engineering and debate about which is the better option
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Great ideas for flood management solutions...perfect for discussion with Year 5 students...great photos to show the different solutions..

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Teaching Basic Map Skills To Young Children - Geolounge

Teaching Basic Map Skills To Young Children - Geolounge | geography | Scoop.it
It’s never too early to teach young children spatial awareness.  Teaching children how to read a map and relate it to real world objects can start when they are fairly young.  Teaching basic map skills can be achieved through reading books about mapping as well as hands on mapping lessons. Henry’s [...]
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This book is fantastic! You can download on kindle and use straightaway. Fantastic!

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Montessori Nature: Teaching Geography in the Montessori Classroom.

Montessori Nature: Teaching Geography in the Montessori Classroom. | geography | Scoop.it
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Some lovely ideas for early childhood!

 

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Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before

Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before | geography | Scoop.it
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A different way to look at the world!

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Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. | geography | Scoop.it
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Excellent for looking at patterns for all sorts of things! You can use an online or offline version. Have a look, you'll be hooked!

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Geographical Association - Shop

Geographical Association - Shop | geography | Scoop.it
The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.
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Check out this site for a great download on games to play with an inflatable globe!

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Characteristics of Place

Characteristics of Place | geography | Scoop.it
Students learn about and brainstorm natural and cultural characteristics of places. Then students identify those characteristics in their own community.
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GAWA (Geographical Association of Western Australia)

GAWA (Geographical Association of Western Australia) | geography | Scoop.it
GAWA provides a range of PL opportunities throughout the year for its members including the annual conference
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Keep checking this site for information on Professional Learning for primary and secondary teachers.  

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World Panoramic Photography - 360Cities

World Panoramic Photography - 360Cities | geography | Scoop.it
World's #1 place for 360 photography. Stunning panoramas from over 90 countries. Explore, license, commission stock photos. Join us, learn, and publish!
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A great way to bring different places to life. Fantastic tool for identifying natural and human characteristics of place!  Leave enough time for loading and have fun!

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Reach the World's GeoGames: The New Way to Teach GeoGraphy

Reach the World's GeoGames: The New Way to Teach GeoGraphy | geography | Scoop.it
Reach the World's GeoGames is a FLASH geography game that challenges players to
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A great way to help build a mental map of the world!

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Learning and Growing the Piwi way: Kitchen Geography: Teaching landforms the fun way!

Learning and Growing the Piwi way: Kitchen Geography: Teaching landforms the fun way! | geography | Scoop.it
Teaching Landforms for Science and geography in Grade k-5 by making and labeling your own edible island.
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Looks like fun!!!

 

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ViewPure - Toowoomba Flood 2011.01.10

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Great video to generate inquiry questions on floods - perfect for Year 5 Geography....

This link is to the video with no ads...

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Natural Instinct - YouTube

How does one deal with old T-shirts and onion peels? While most would gladly bin them, a group of farmers share the secrets of recycling refuse to create obj...
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Great for Year 4 sustainability resources.....fab link to Asia for cross-curricula priority...

Could try a few ideas in the classroom!

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Interactive Wind Map

Interactive Wind Map | geography | Scoop.it
Mesmerizing.

Via Seth Dixon, Lorraine Chaffer, Trish Harris
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Tracey M Benson's curator insight, March 13, 2014 4:30 PM

Stunning interactive wind map.

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Excellent for visual learners.

K_Lynam's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:43 PM

The Ides of March definitely BLEW into our area!  Perfect timing to find @Seth Dixon's Scoop of this interactive Wind Map!

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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | geography | Scoop.it
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...
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If you have an I-Pad, you'll love this website!

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Geographical Association - home

Geographical Association - home | geography | Scoop.it
The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.
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This is a fabulous website, check out the EY and Primary Tab for great ideas.

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Important Places in Your Community

Important Places in Your Community | geography | Scoop.it
Students identify places in their local communities that are important to them. They use mental maps to analyze those places and how their personal experiences affect how they value those places.
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Test your geography knowledge - clickable map quizzes

Test your geography knowledge - clickable map quizzes | geography | Scoop.it
clickable map quizzes of the world
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Good as a quick starter activity. Reinforces where countries are and the students like the quizz!

 

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Teachers Homepage

National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies and science to life. Using real-world examples and National Geographic's rich media, educators, families, and students learn about the world and the people in it.
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Check out the education link for some great resources

 

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Landfill

Landfill | geography | Scoop.it
Once a piece of rubbish leaves your hand and lands in the bin most of us forget about it. But what journey does it take from there? Tash took on the assignment and came back smelling pretty bad. Take a look.
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Interesting video from btn

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | geography | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
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Have fun with this game  in your geography lesson. A great starter!

 

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Geography Quizzes For Australia - Fun Map Games

Geography Quizzes For Australia - Fun Map Games | geography | Scoop.it
Unique online games - Australia maps and more. Hear the names of Oceania countries and capitals pronounced. Plus information about geography, ecology, history, culture and more.
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