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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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"Thinking like a Geographer" (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

WARNING! This video contains explicit geographical scenes that may offend the non-worldy-wise.
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Marie Danner's comment, September 2, 2013 6:26 AM
I really enjoyed this video because it was entertaining and informative at the same time. So many videos try to pack in information but they are unable to keep you excited about the video to where you stay energetic. This video helped a lot in keeping me energetic and ready to learn about what they had to say.
Kyle Camper's comment, September 8, 2013 7:25 AM
This song was actually really entertaining, catchy, and knowledgeable. If all lessons were taught like this, I would have an easier time in school. Music is fun.
Isabella DeStasio's comment, September 9, 2013 4:27 PM
This is a nice way to get people's attention and especially kids in school. If you listen to the words he is saying and the statements he's making they are actually very interesting and knowledgeable. I think if school was this interesting everyone would listen a little more then they do now.
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Australia's wine industry

Australia's wine industry | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

In just 200 years, Australia's wine industry has grown from a few small plantings to an industry renowned throughout the world for quality, innovation and depth. In fact, Australia is consistently one of the top ten wine producing countries in the world and is one of the few countries that produces every one of the major wine styles.

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Useful overview from the Australian Government regarding the development of Australia's wine industry.

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We cannot give a woman a cow and expect her to change the world

We cannot give a woman a cow and expect her to change the world | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Jenny Edwards: Gender equality is not straightforward. Let's look beyond targets and tick-boxes, and explore the complexity of women's lives
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"We need to listen to women's experiences to understand what works and what does not; we need to support women in realising their rights and support organisations that help secure them; and we need to tackle the power structures that sustain inequality, and the issues that block women's equal representation in politics and business. What we cannot do is give a woman a cow and expect her to change the world."

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Child brides abducted, raped, married to appease gods, settle debts

Child brides abducted, raped, married to appease gods, settle debts | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Girl Summit in London on July 22 aims to end child marriage in one generation
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With 25 million people, Delhi is facing urbanisation crisis

With 25 million people, Delhi is facing urbanisation crisis | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Cities like Delhi cannot accommodate so many people and are not developing fast enough
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Google Maps Smarty Pins

Google Maps Smarty Pins | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.

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Lots of fun while developing knowledge in place geography.

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Child Marriage: 38,000 Girls Under-18 Forced to Marry Daily Around the World

Child Marriage: 38,000 Girls Under-18 Forced to Marry Daily Around the World | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Plan International Australia report reveals 14 million girls under-18 are forced to marry every year.
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Lending to women ‘the best decision we ever made’: Grameen Bank's Muhammad Yunus

Lending to women ‘the best decision we ever made’: Grameen Bank's Muhammad Yunus | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
News, style and advice for professional women through the filter of success
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Examines the work of the Grameen Bank, an NGO created to help address poverty, especially in women, in Bangladesh.

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CT Blake's curator insight, July 18, 8:27 AM

A revolution in finance that can hopefully lift the poor of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East into prosperity and indepedence.

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World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N.

World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N. | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top mega cities - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico
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Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt?

Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already strapped for water, so political scientists expect feuds will become even more intense. To track disputes worldwide, researchers at Oregon State University spent a decade building a comprehensive database of international exchanges—-both conflicts and alliances—over shared water resources. They found that countries often begin disputes belligerently but ultimately reach peaceful agreements. Says Aaron Wolf, the geographer who leads the project, “For me the really interesting part is how even Arabs and Israelis, Indians and Pakistanis, are able to resolve their differences and find a solution.”


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Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, June 19, 6:44 AM

El bien más preciado.  El recurso agotable más subvalorado del planeta. 

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 20, 11:50 AM

Questões políticas... 

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, June 21, 8:01 AM

Add water to geography education curriculum? You better believe it. The crisis of the 21st century is and will be water.  

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Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet

Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
This daily dose of satellite photos helps you appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things humans have constructed--as well as the devastating...

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, June 15, 5:58 AM

Amazing.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, June 15, 8:19 AM

Great images for giving students a global perspective.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 17, 6:33 AM

unit 1

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Australia sends mixed messages on iconic World Heritage areas

Australia sends mixed messages on iconic World Heritage areas | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
This week, experts will debate the future of two of Australia’s World Heritage areas, the Tasmanian Wilderness and the Great Barrier Reef, at a meeting in Doha, Qatar. The world will be watching, as it…
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Tracking Detroit's Decay Through Google Street View

Though it's easy to crack jokes about Detroit's downfall from afar, it doesn't change the fact that there are very real people forced to look on as the place they call home slowly descends into decay. One of the most poignant depictions of this has come from none other than Google Maps.
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Google Street view records urban decay in Detroit. Thanks to Lisa brennan @ Barker College for this Scoop.

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Geography

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Wine Australia identifies and maximises the environment for sustainable demand for Australian wine
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Wine Australia has some useful information on the geography, history and economics of the Australian wine industry.

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Proposal for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | End Poverty 2015

Proposal for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | End Poverty 2015 | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Take a look at the latest proposal for the Sustainable Development Goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals.

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Africa must do more to end child marriage, promote education

Africa must do more to end child marriage, promote education | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
A South Sudanese refugee girl washes utensils at the Tzaipi refugee camp in Adjumani, 470 km north of Uganda's capital Kampala, January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Edward Echwalu
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Thomson Reuters Foundation | Slideshow

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Slideshow | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Thomson Reuters Foundation stands for free, independent journalism, human rights, women's empowerment, and the rule of law. We expose corruption worldwide and play a leading role in the global fight against human trafficking.
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This slideshow focuses on "5 facts you didn't know about child marriage."

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development - search results - Teachit Geography

development - search results - Teachit Geography | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Some very useful free resources and activities available from TeachitGeography.

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Ethiopia's Dam Problems

Ethiopia's Dam Problems | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Ethiopia is three years from completing a dam to control its headwaters, and while Egypt points to colonial-era treaties to claim the water and to stop the project, the question remains as to who own the Blue Nile."


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Useful example to illustrate the interactions and tensions between natural resources and political systems.

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Tom Franta's curator insight, July 10, 6:40 AM

A great audio podcast of how resource issues affect beyond political borders...also recognizing the scarce water resources which need to be allocated throughout the Nile region.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, July 16, 7:44 AM

units 4 and 6

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 20, 5:00 PM

Option: Inland water 

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How to create a perfect vineyard: buy a GPS

How to create a perfect vineyard: buy a GPS | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
UK vineyards are fast becoming serious contenders in the world's sparkling wine market and are now using hi-tech gadgets to try to get an edge on their competitors and produce the perfect crop, writes Jamie Goode
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Where's the best place to live?

Where's the best place to live? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
This collection of media resources focuses on the liveability of places, particularly cities. But what makes one place...
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Great collection of resources from ABC Splash that considers the liveability of places, especially urban environments..

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Resources for teachers | Oxfam Australia

Resources for teachers | Oxfam Australia | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Oxfam offers a range of resources for teachers and students to explore issues surrounding poverty and justice, as well as ways in which they can make a difference that’s meaningful to them.
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Oxfam have combined social issues with the current interest in the World Cup Soccer. A great idea!

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TravelByDrone: Drones

TravelByDrone: Drones | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Video footage taken from drones, flown by members of the public for the enjoyment of everyone
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Great crowd-sourced project. Thanks to @davidhopkins for this resource.

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Miroslav Sopko's curator insight, June 18, 4:29 AM

Moje obľúbené http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06-ltIs7IBg

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Technology increases interconnections

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Technology increases interconnections 

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Australia courting danger with the Great Barrier Reef

Australia courting danger with the Great Barrier Reef | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has announced it will allow the dumping of three million cubic metres of dredge spoil from the Abbot Point port redevelopment within the marine park’s boundaries…
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 20, 5:09 PM

Option : Marine environments and management 

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Making multicultural Australia | Teacher and student resources on multiculturalism, cultural diversity and tolerance

Making multicultural Australia | Teacher and student resources on multiculturalism, cultural diversity and tolerance | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Research our free library of more than 3000 pages. A major anthology of documents that includes key reports, legislation, academic writing, media reports and book segments."

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"The website brings together resources from the highly acclaimed triple CD-rom package of the same name and new resources and activities to support NSW syllabuses and a variety of curricula across Australia. The website has been jointly developed by the NSW Department of Education and Training and the Office of the Board of Studies NSW with assistance from Dr Andrew Jakubowicz, Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney."

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In Pictures: Struggling to end child labour

In Pictures: Struggling to end child labour | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
June 12 marks the Day Against Child Labour focusing on the plight of working children globally.
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Thanks to Nicole Bailey @ Barker College for this link.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 18, 2:26 AM

Liveability of places for children - children's rights