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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Providing the toilets people want will help Clean India's campaign

Providing the toilets people want will help Clean India's campaign | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has wowed audiences in Australia during his recent visit and used the occasion to remind people of his plan to provide a toilet at home for all Indians by 2019. The…
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How the MDGs have changed the world: eight leaders reflect

How the MDGs have changed the world: eight leaders reflect | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"As the 2015 deadline looms, we asked global development’s influencers and campaigners to reflect on how the MDGs have changed the world, giving concrete examples of transformation."

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Millennium development goals: how much do you know? – Quiz

Millennium development goals: how much do you know? – Quiz | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
There are only 500 days until the MDGs, established to tackle the world's biggest problems, expire
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Useful quiz to serve as a stimulus for discussion of the MDGs - whther they have been achieved and what will replace them.

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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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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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Malala’s dreams are up against a rough terrain

Malala’s dreams are up against a rough terrain | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, now recovered from serious injuries after the Taliban shot her last year, delivered a defiant speech to the United Nations General Assembly over the weekend.
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Tackling global disease threats

Tackling global disease threats | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
In part eight of our multi-disciplinary Millennium Project series, Martyn Jeggo argues that we must search the animal world for clues if we are to react in time against the rise of new and emerging viruses…...
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Imagine life without a proper toilet: that's the reality for 1 in 3 people

Imagine life without a proper toilet: that's the reality for 1 in 3 people | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
It’s 2014. So why do we still need World Toilet Day? Because 2.5 billion people still need one. World Toilet Day remains a critical means to raise awareness globally about one of the many important things…
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This article made me appreciate the fact that I have a toilet. Although I know that many people in world do not have toilets, I did not know the extent of the problems caused by the lack of toilets. It's sad to know that so many children are dying everyday from preventable illnesses that people in developed countries hardly know anyone can die from. I think a lot of the problems of lack of sanitation is caused by corrupt governments and inefficient international action. Although these supranational organizations give money to these poor countries to aid them in creating better sanitation systems, the corrupt governments in these countries use the money not on their own people, leaving the people to suffer more. What makes the problem worse is the fact that many of these countries without sanitation systems face the largest population booms, which worsens the issue of sanitation even more. 

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'Race against time' as 50 countries set to miss health-related MDGs

'Race against time' as 50 countries set to miss health-related MDGs | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
More than 50 countries look set to miss both millennium development goal targets for cutting mortality rates for young children and mothers by the 2015 deadline, according to a report
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Maternal mortality? It’s just poor African and Asian women dying

Maternal mortality? It’s just poor African and Asian women dying | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"With 500 days until the deadline for the millennium development goals (MDGs), goal number five – to reduce by three-quarters the number of maternal deaths, and achieve universal access to family planning – is the furthest from being reached. A study published in the Lancet in May (pdf) concluded that only 16 countries are on track to reach the target by the end of 2015."

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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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TeachUNICEF

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TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards.
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"TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of global education teacher resources designed and collected by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Education Department for teachers, afterschool instructors, and parents. The units, lesson plans, stories, videos and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to poverty and water and sanitation."

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One more chance at getting it right? The UN sustainable development goals

One more chance at getting it right? The UN sustainable development goals | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Global population trajectories put us at nine billion people by 2050.
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Timor-Leste: Falling short on MDGs

Timor-Leste: Falling short on MDGs | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The country looks set to meet only around half of the millennium development goals, and is way off track on tackling poverty...

 

via Seth Dixon @APHumanGeog

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