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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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EU horse meat scandal exposes dangers of globalism

EU horse meat scandal exposes dangers of globalism | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
When horse meat was discovered in beef hamburgers in Ireland last month, governments, corporations and regulators assured a panicked public that it was complete

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, globalisation, agribusiness.


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Good example of the impact of globalisation.

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chris tobin's comment, February 28, 2013 3:44 PM
Yes the industry is all about money. The US needs to change their ways, especially in the beef and poultry business. Its mass production, inhumane to animals, and unhealthy .
Adrian Bahan (MNPS)'s curator insight, March 7, 2013 8:12 PM

What trends in agribusiness are conveyed in this map?

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 5:30 PM

Why would someone want to do that to a horse? Horses are a great addition to the world because they can come in handy when it comes to pulling cargo and other objects also. Horses are having helped people for hundreds of years. I would go crazy if I found out I was eating horse meet. I am very surprised that those people from Ireland did not find out. There should really be an organization that checks the meet before it goes to supermarkets and other places. 

 

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Macquarie Marshes- biodiversity or needs of the farmers- your call?

Macquarie Marshes- biodiversity or needs of the farmers- your call? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

very good case study and links to other issues investigating the big questions over biodiversity v human demand


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AC: The economic, cultural, spiritual and aesthetic value of water for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and peoples of the Asia region (ACHGK041)


GeoWorld 7: Chapter 2: The value of water

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Smartphones as geospatial tools

The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts.

 

Tags: technology, disasters, Haiti, TED.


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Tony Hall's curator insight, February 18, 2013 6:43 AM

This is why ICT is important. No. Vital! Our students need to see things like this so that they understand the positive aspects of technology. They need to see that SMS, Facebook & Twitter are so much more than just a way sharing silly photos of themselves. This technology has the power to affect real, positive change. 

techsavvygirl's curator insight, February 18, 2013 8:21 AM

Augmenting human potential with smartphones

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 23, 4:11 AM
Responding to disasters and preparedness using technology
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NOVA: Earth From Space

NOVA: Earth From Space | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Detailed satellite images reveal the web of connections that sustain life on Earth.

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"Earth From Space is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth."


This documentary shows something interesting for the physical geographer, human geographers, and geospatial technology specialists.  In other words, this touches on just about all things geographic (with cool images!).  The overarching theme is that so many things in this world that we wouldn't imagine are actually interconnected with excellent examples. 


Tags: remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 Geoprinciples, physical.

Kenneth Holzman's comment, February 17, 2013 7:37 PM
Thanks so much for this link! I'd completely missed this on PBS, and it is EXACTLY the kind of video I'm trying to get my AP Human Geography students to watch right now. This is getting shared with ALL my kids ASAP. :-)
dilaycock's comment, February 18, 2013 4:02 PM
I just love that Scoop.it allows resources to be shared so easily, and in a manner that is so accessible to students everywhere. Thanks Kenneth.
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NOVA | Cleaner Cookstoves in Uganda

NOVA | Cleaner Cookstoves in Uganda | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Changing the way women cook may help protect the environment and reduce the incidence of sexual assault in Uganda.
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Extreme Environments

Extreme Environments | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Read a sample or download Extreme Environments by Richard Allaway & Alan Parkinson with iBooks.
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Free ebook for download to iPad.

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Can You Outrun a Natural Disaster? Hint: No (Infographic)

Can You Outrun a Natural Disaster? Hint: No (Infographic) | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you can't outrun them, avoid being a victim of disasters by being prepared and heeding warnings.
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Fun infographic.

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War on the seabed: the shellfishing battle

War on the seabed: the shellfishing battle | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
In the fertile inshore waters of the west coast conflict is brewing between small-boat fishermen and the industrial trawlers, with tales of sabotage, bullying and livelihoods at stake.
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Singapore feels the squeeze of population drive - The Nation

Singapore feels the squeeze of population drive The Nation Tiny Singapore is about to set a population target of 6.9 million people, making it the world's third most densely populated country by 2030.
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AGL suspends coal seam gas wells application

AGL suspends coal seam gas wells application | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
AGL Energy has put its application to develop 66 coal seam gas wells in western Sydney on hold, after encountering strong community opposition and hostility from the federal Government.
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Power to the people... for the time being at least.

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Mutant cane toads invade Gladstone

Mutant cane toads invade Gladstone | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
A concerning rate of "mutant toads" with extra limbs and missing eyes are being found in the industrial Queensland city of Gladstone.
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Yikes. Sounds like the basis for a horror movie!

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Bumper year for solar and wind energy

Bumper year for solar and wind energy | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
2012 was another bumper year for renewable energy worldwide with solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity surpassing 100 gigawatts for the first time and wind energy capacity expanding by almost one-fifth.
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The man who fell from Google Earth

The man who fell from Google Earth | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
IT was just a small river flowing over a dam wall, but to five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan it felt like a waterfall. He played barefoot under the downpour as trains passed nearby.
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An amazing must-read story that will have you reaching for the tissues and marvelling at the power of Google Earth and social media.

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Hopes rise that whaling season may be abandoned

Hopes rise that whaling season may be abandoned | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Whaling ship Nisshin Maru is prevented from refuelling in the Antarctic.
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In south-western Australia, water shortages will worsen

In south-western Australia, water shortages will worsen | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
While the rest of Australia has had a reprieve from the Millennium Drought, and floods have recently affected many areas along the north eastern Australian coast, the extended dry period that has affected…...
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Megacities Reflect Growing Urbanization Trend

Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/b6sR86 The capital of the South Asian country Bangladesh, Dhaka, has a population that is booming. However, it stands ...

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Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 8:50 PM

To be a megacity like this, you have to conform to urbanization. There is no possible way to have such a populated and crowed city with farmlands around. This is a place of business yet residential areas, it also is where the marketplaces are and where kids go to school. Megacities need to be a part of an urban society in order for them to stay afloat.

Bec Seeto's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:07 PM

This is a great introduction to the demographic explosion of the slums within megacities.  This is applicable to many themes within geography.   

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, December 14, 2015 10:20 AM

I can't image or even relate to the experience of living in a place like this. With rivers polluted right outside your house. And those rivers are what people bathe in and wash their clothes. I can't imagine not being able to access clean drinking water or lacking food. The people in Dhaka endure so much their whole lives, a good percentage of them will always live in poverty.

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NOVA | Collecting Rain in Mexico City

NOVA | Collecting Rain in Mexico City | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
A non-profit in Mexico City suggests using rainwater harvesting to remedy the city's water shortage.
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The Three Ages of Megacities

Megacities provide some of the world’s most dynamic and stimulating places to live. But they also bring their own specific challenges. The maturity level of a

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50 Interesting Facts About The Earth

50 Interesting Facts About The Earth | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Take a journey through the wild tales of the orb we call home.
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Nice intro to physical geography.

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Rise of the megacities – get the data

Rise of the megacities – get the data | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Out-of-date censuses, inconsistent methodologies and the political manipulation of official statistics mean estimating and predicting city populations is fraught with difficulty
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Pollutionwatch: Managing mega-cities' pollution levels

Pollutionwatch: Managing mega-cities' pollution levels | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Gary Fuller looks at January's air pollution levels in Beijing
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Interesting use of Twitter to keep citizens informed.

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Major forestry company stops Indonesian deforestation

Major forestry company stops Indonesian deforestation | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Asia’s largest forestry, pulp and paper manufacturing company announced in Jakarta this week it has stopped all activities that lead to deforestation in Indonesia.In a rare public event, the Chairman…...
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Powerful aftershocks rattle Solomons

Powerful aftershocks rattle Solomons | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
A third powerful aftershock has rattled the Solomon Islands as aid agencies struggle to get a clear picture of the devastation five days after a 8.0-magnitude quake triggered a deadly tsunami.
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Year 10 - useful information here on the role of NGOs.

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Sydney's footprint is growing despite more efficient resource use

Sydney's footprint is growing despite more efficient resource use | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Sydney's footprint is growing despite more efficient resource use, writes Ben Cubby.
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