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Drying of the Aral Sea

Explore a global timelapse of our planet, constructed from Landsat satellite imagery. With water diverted to irrigation, the inland Aral Sea has shrunk drama...

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Great example of desertification.

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Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 3:34 AM

Useful for Year 12 unit on Climate Change

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The drying up of major water sources all over the world is a major problem faced by multiple governments. The Aral Sea is the water source for a variety of countries in the region, which leads the world populatioin to the idea that a solution must be devised to moderate the water usage. The timelapse helps illustrate the ebb and flow of the water level is a tool that can be used to help learn about the crisis that is the loss of water in the Aral Sea.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 5, 2:46 PM

It is scary to watch these things happen even though it is in a tiny pocket of the Earth. We need to be more conscious of the finite resources we have and find ways to not completely use up what is here.

Geography in the classroom
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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 9:26 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 10:25 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 7:27 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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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, 9:44 AM

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

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 20, 2:50 PM

Questões políticas... 

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, June 21, 11:01 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, 8:58 AM

Amazing.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, June 15, 11:19 AM

Great images for giving students a global perspective.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 17, 9:33 AM

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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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Can you surf the East Australian Current, Finding Nemo-style?

Can you surf the East Australian Current, Finding Nemo-style? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The animated movie Finding Nemo is responsible for most children’s (and parents') image of the East Australian Current. Marlin: “I need to get to the East Australian Current – E A C.” Crush: “You’re ridin…
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Use this clip from Finding Nemo as a springboard for a discussion of ocean currents and their effect on ecosystems.

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The incredible shrinking country

The incredible shrinking country | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
THE mantra since Shinzo Abe returned to office in 2012 has been about pulling Japan out of its long deflationary spiral. But that is much easier said than done when...
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Japan's shrinking population is prompting a major re-think of "Japan's social architecture."

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These aerial views of popular places are just amazing. #10 totally shocked me, WOW!

These aerial views of popular places are just amazing. #10 totally shocked me, WOW! | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you have ever landed in an airport close to a city, you probably agree with me that a birds eye view of the world is the most spectacular sight you can ever imagine. A few years ago I was landin...
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Fabulous aerial photographs that would be a great stimulus for a discussion of the relationship between the physical and built environment.

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Marine reserves saved coral reefs from Queensland floods

Marine reserves saved coral reefs from Queensland floods | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Marine reserves are a hot topic in Australia, with federal and state governments debating whether to allow recreational fishers to take fish from within their boundaries. But new research demonstrates…
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Threats of the World's Coral Reefs

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Nice summary.Useful discussion starter.

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Sydney Olympic Park: how the west was won

Sydney Olympic Park: how the west was won | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Like Darling Harbour there weSydney Olympic Park is playing an increasingly important role in the state economy nearly a decade-and-a-half after being at the centre of the world's biggest sporting event.

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Like Darling Harbour, predictions for the future of the olympic precinct at Homebush were grim. Wrong again!

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Record rains made Australia a giant green global carbon sink

Record rains made Australia a giant green global carbon sink | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Record-breaking rains triggered so much new growth across Australia that the continent turned into a giant green carbon sink to rival tropical rainforests including the Amazon, our new research shows…
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Interesting article that questions the role of the earth's natural climate control mechanisms in addressing climate change.

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Neighbours: A diverse and connected world | Global Words

Neighbours: A diverse and connected world | Global Words | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

This unit takes a global view of geography and ways that language is used to inform and persuade people about global issues, with as a focus on interconnections between East Timor and Australia. 

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Although aimed at Year 6, this unit from PETA has much to offer the study of East Timor in the current Year 10 unit on regional links.

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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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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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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, 5:26 AM

Liveability of places for children - children's rights 

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Coastline Change : Feature Articles

Coastline Change : Feature Articles | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The shoreline of Cape Cod provides a visual case study in the evolution and dynamic motion of barrier islands and spits.
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via Seth Dixon (http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education). Use the slider to view the changes since 1984 to the coastal barrier. Earth Observatory is a great website for images to use as stimuli in Geography classrooms.

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UNESCO | Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future: Globalisation

UNESCO | Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future: Globalisation | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Globalisation is the ongoing process that is linking people, neighbourhoods, cities, regions and countries much more closely together than they have ever been before. This has resulted in our lives being intertwined with people in all parts of the world via the food we eat, the clothing we wear, the music we listen to, the information we get and the ideas we hold."

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Part of a suite of great resources  from UNESCO on teaching and learning for a sustainable future.

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Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future, is a training programm of UNESCO. It will enable teachers to plan learning experiences that empower their students to develop and evaluate alternative visions of a sustainable future and to work creatively with others to help bring their visions of a better world into effect. It will also enhance the computer literacy of teachers and build their skills in using multimedia-based resources and strategies in their teaching.

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TeachUNICEF

TeachUNICEF | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
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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Free online resources for secondary schools - University of Queensland Mobile

Free online resources for secondary schools - University of Queensland Mobile | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Links to free resources for secondary school students including websites, databases and ebooks, provided by the UQL Cyberschool
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via @Judy O'RourkeGreat resources from Uni Qld. Scroll down to Social Sciences and expand to access 'Geography.' Topics include: Responding to natural hazards, Sustaining communities, Living with climate change, Feeding the world's people, Local area, and General Geography. 

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Hurricanes named after females more deadly

Hurricanes named after females more deadly | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Thanks @Hurricanes with female names appear to be more deadly but more underestimated, a new study suggests

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Thanks @lloydiebloke Spiders have been telling us this for a long time!

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Geography TeachMeet

Geography TeachMeet | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
I was lucky enough to attend the first ever TM Geography a couple of weeks ago. The teachmeet was held at Saint Ignatius' College on Monday 5 and was hosted by Jessica Lonard.  Using infographics in...
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Some great ideas and tools were offered at this TeachMeet. It's worth following them up to see how you might use them in the classroom.

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Planet says "cheese" for NASA's Earth Day "Global Selfie"

Planet says "cheese" for NASA's Earth Day "Global Selfie" | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"NASA has created a Global Selfie photomosaic comprised of over 36,000 individual photographs taken on or around April 22, 2014, also known as Earth Day."

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Amazing when you go to the image and zoom in on some of the 50000 composite images.

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Coral Reefs: the Seawall That Nature Built - National Geographic

Coral Reefs: the Seawall That Nature Built - National Geographic | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
National Geographic Coral Reefs: the Seawall That Nature Built National Geographic Governments are spending billions of dollars to reduce risks from these coastal hazards and climate change, usually to build infrastructure like seawalls, dikes and...

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Another article highlighting the benefit of using coral reefs to reduce the impact of wave damage and storm surges.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, May 18, 9:59 PM

Australian Curriculum: Content Description  ACHGK075  The application of environmental, economic and social criteria in evaluating management responses to the change. 

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Ecosystems at Risk