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Aral Sea Basin

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"Dust blows from what was once the Aral Sea floor. Tragic mismanagement of a natural resource."


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A wonderful resource to boost the EFL students' skills.

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Maegan Connor's curator insight, December 17, 2013 7:20 PM

The destruction that man can cause is sickening and will be our ultimate downfall as all the major resources of the world are used up for industry. The shrinking of the Aral Sea has had harsh consequences on the region making it much harder to sustain the populations in the area because agriculture and fishing industries have been ruined. Health problems and drought are now rampant in the area and it is all because of humankind.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, February 20, 9:49 PM

This is a sad reality humans must live with forever and something we as people must learn from. A man made disaster that occurred many years ago has a negative impact on areas surrounding the shrinking Aral Sea to this day. People cannot exploit an area of water this large, as this is not only harming the environment, but many human beings, as well

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 3, 9:24 AM

This startling picture from space of the Aral Sea is heartbreaking.  The destruction of this inland sea is a terrible thing to behold.

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Can You Identify These Cities From Their Light Signatures?

Can You Identify These Cities From Their Light Signatures? | Geography | Scoop.it

"The light that a city emits is like its glowing fingerprint. From the orderly grid of Manhattan, to the sprawling, snaking streets of Milan, to the bright contrast of Kuwait’s ring-roads, each city leaves its own pattern of tiny glowing dots. See if you can ID these cities based on the way they shine."


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This short quiz of 16 cities combines several analytic components of geography that you won't see in more standard map quizzes for regional geography;  this draws on some similar skills similar to the map quiz that was based on identifying the city based on Starbucks locations.  Some recognition of local spatial patterns from previous map analysis can make this quiz easier but there are still some cities that you haven't ever looked at from space before.  Things to consider as you attempt this quiz:  Which of the four possible selections can you rule out out?  What enabled you to eliminate those selections (e.g.-coastal, scale, size, grid pattern, transportation systems, density, etc.)?  What does to layout of the city tell us about the planning and historical origins of the city?  Is there one urban model that best helps us explain the configuration of this city?     


Tags: urbanmodels, planning, density, urbanism, unit 7 citiestrivia.

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Thinking Geography

This is my latest offering for use with all year groups. I uploaded it as a pdf as it doesn't export as well from Keynote into powerpoint. If anybody wants an o

http://www.slideshare.net/jonesy2008

 

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A creative approach to teaching critical thinking in Geography

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China’s new education reform: Reducing importance of test scores

China’s new education reform: Reducing importance of test scores | Geography | Scoop.it
China's new education reform is opposite from the U.S. reform track the United States.
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It seems to meet a need for a better education system in our world 

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Traveling for Teachers: How, Where, When, Why - Teaching Traveling!

Traveling for Teachers: How, Where, When, Why - Teaching Traveling! | Geography | Scoop.it
A happy teacher kayaking in Halong Bay, Vietnam We work hard as teachers, but we also have wonderful vacations. These upcoming resources will help you
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It;s amazing to teach and travel!

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Where the Hell is Matt? 2008

14 months in the making, 42 countries, and a cast of thousands. Thanks to everyone who danced with me.
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One of the inspiring films that are to be used in teaching

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Korea and the US Culture Cards – Educating Her World

These cards are designed to help pre-intermediate or intermediate level students with understanding concepts related to culture. This is an English for Specific Purpose activity that also deals with learner identity in the classroom.
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An efficient and helpful activity to learn different facts about various countries.

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Hurricane Running Dictation – Educating Her World

The following is a running dictation activity suitable for intermediate or advanced EFL/ESL students. This is different from some of my other running dictation activities, as this includes much more reading for reading comprehension as well.
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A useful tip for creating geograghy, biology, history, literature dictations 

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We Spent Christmas at the Largest Mosque in India! | Around the World "L"!

We Spent Christmas at the Largest Mosque in India! | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
Photos of a beautiful tour of the largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. Such a happy, unique Christmas activity! Includes surprising facts.
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A Sikh Temple in New Delhi, India, and Neat Facts on Sikhism | Around the World "L"!

A Sikh Temple in New Delhi, India, and Neat Facts on Sikhism | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
Did you know these surprising, happy facts about the Sikh religion? Learn, plus see beautiful photos of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib temple in New Delhi, India.
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Cultural differences, India

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16 Fun, Funny Moments on a Rickshaw Tour of Old Delhi, India | Around the World "L"!

16 Fun, Funny Moments on a Rickshaw Tour of Old Delhi, India | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
See these fun photos of a bicycle rickshaw tour in chaotic Old Delhi, India and guess: What is that food? Who is that man? What's in that giant pink package?
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Wonderful India Travel Photos from Streets of Old Delhi | Around the World "L"!

Wonderful India Travel Photos from Streets of Old Delhi | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
These crazy colorful travel pictures from streets of Old Delhi, India show that one and a half blocks in India hold more sights than miles of another country!
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Shanghai’s Great 1,200 Foot Building, and Its Bathroom | Around the World "L"!

Shanghai’s Great 1,200 Foot Building, and Its Bathroom | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
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China, Culture

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Why China is the Most Intense Country I Have Traveled To | Around the World "L"!

Why China is the Most Intense Country I Have Traveled To | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
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Quebec Voters Say 'Non' to Separatists

Quebec Voters Say 'Non' to Separatists | Geography | Scoop.it

"Quebec voters gave a resounding no to the prospects of holding a third referendum on independence from Canada, handing the main separatist party in the French-speaking province one of its worst electoral defeats ever."  

 

Quebec, which is 80 percent French-speaking, has plenty of autonomy already. The province of 8.1 million sets its own income tax, has its own immigration policy favoring French speakers, and has legislation prioritizing French over English.  But many Quebecois have long dreamed of an independent Quebec, as they at times haven't felt respected and have worried about the survival of their language in English-speaking North America.

 

Tags: Canada, political, devolution.


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Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback | Video on TED.com

Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve.
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The province of Shanghai is number one in Reading, Math, Science. Why? They help teachers keep improving

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Choices Program Presentation

What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like? Answering the Big Questions in Geography.


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What valuable information!

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Zhanat Shanbatyrova's comment, June 28, 2013 6:11 AM
Thanks a lot for the valuable information!
Jorge Joo Nagata's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:26 AM

Me encantó la presentación... dice tantas cosas de una disciplina tan querida (e importante) para mi y que debe tener una relevancia primordial ahora más que nunca.

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It came from Seth.. take a look at his pages. Awesome things.
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Where the Hell is Matt? 2012

Put # and then your city and country/state in your comment so I know where you're from. #Seattle, Washington Download the video to your computer/tablet/phone...
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# Astana one more amazing Matt film: if each of the people all over the world could accept it as the life model to follow

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MOVE, LEARN, EAT

MOVE, LEARN, EAT | Geography | Scoop.it
This lesson is based on three simple, minute-long short films directed by Rick Mereki, each revolving around a theme (travel, learning and food)  and all three compiled from video taken on an epic ...
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One of amazing Kieran Donaghy lessons that can be used for learning Geography and English as well. Rick Mereki films are informative and inspiring

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About China Mingle Information Gap – Educating Her World

This is a mingle information gap suitable for beginner ESL/EFL learners who are also exploring information about other countries. This information gap activity is designed to be done as a mingle, where each student has the answer to one question.
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The handout is useful and can be easily adapted

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Awesome Food, Fashion, and Animals of Jaipur, India | Around the World "L"!

Awesome Food, Fashion, and Animals of Jaipur, India | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
Enjoy shockingly-colored food, epic mustaches, rainbow fashion, pretty designer trucks, and CAMELS? Smile at these photos from Jaipur in Rajasthan, India.
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Cultural differences, India; I enjoy Around the World articles:you come to understand the USA culture as well, being so sincere, frank and informative  

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Startling, Colorful Photos of Paharganj, New Delhi, India | Around the World "L"!

Startling, Colorful Photos of Paharganj, New Delhi, India | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
Amazing and beautiful photos from the Paharganj area of Central Delhi, India which show how walls, laundry, streets, and even litter are inadvertent modern art.
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Funny Cultural Differences in Snack Chips of India | Around the World "L"!

Funny Cultural Differences in Snack Chips of India | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
Shopping for snacks during travel can be hilarious. See the unique flavors of Lay's potato chips in India, and join us in discovering the taste of Nylon Sev.
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Are the Best Sights of India Travel in Old Delhi? Look Here. | Around the World "L"!

Are the Best Sights of India Travel in Old Delhi? Look Here. | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
Some of India's best sights are in Old Delhi, where twisting streets and surprising stores make amazing photos. See these travel pictures to smile and gasp.
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Tourist attractiona, India

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Day 1 in New Delhi: The Rumors About India Are True! | Around the World "L"!

Day 1 in New Delhi: The Rumors About India Are True! | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
Is it true that India travel is intense and unlike anything else? See these photos from my first hours there: monkeys, cows, dogs, ELEPHANT, cars, and people!
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10 Ways to Become Extremely Productive and Organized | Around the World "L"!

10 Ways to Become Extremely Productive and Organized | Around the World "L"! | Geography | Scoop.it
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