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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Megacities @ National Geographic Magazine

Megacities @ National Geographic Magazine | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

By 2030, two out of three people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. For a preview of the future, the last in the Challenges for Humanity series explores São Paulo, Brazil; Lagos, Nigeria; Bangkok, Thailand; and Hyderabad, India.

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Rare photos of isolated Peruvian tribe

Rare photos of isolated Peruvian tribe | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The new photographs show an uncontacted family from the Mashco-Piro tribe near the Manu National Park in Peru.
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Fiordland sustainable improvements or world heritage at risk ?

Fiordland sustainable improvements or world heritage at risk ? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Both world heritage sites and national parks are, by their very nature, representations of special landscapes with unique flora and fauna. The balancing act – between managing protection and managing people who visit – is complex and needs to be sustainable."

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How the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live

How the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The rapid increase in the number of cities home to more than 10 million people will bring huge challenges … and opportunities...
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Murray Darling Views & Research

Murray Darling Views & Research | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

A series of articles regarding the Plan for the Murray Darling Basin.

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The Murray Darling Basin is worth saving.

When people came to settle on the Murray Darling Basin in the 1800's  the intent was to use the water for domestic purposes, grow crops and feed livestock. Over the years there have been many changes along this magnificent waterway.  Unfortunately the Murray Darling Basin is in danger of losing what nature had originally intended its use for with areas of the river system suffering. 

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The World Heritage 2012 WEB Calendar

The World Heritage 2012 WEB Calendar | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
This is The World Heritage 2012 WEB Calendar brought to you by Panasonic. In collaboration with UNESCO, Panasonic has been publishing the World Heritage Calendar since 1995 in order to raise awareness about these important locations.
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Is your city smart enough? - Indian Express

“Smart” cities herald a new age where information technology, not roads, buildings or bridges, will form the core infrastructure.

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How the Amazon rainforest is being saved

How the Amazon rainforest is being saved | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
For years, the story told about the Amazon has centred on the destruction of the world's largest rainforest - but that is no longer the whole truth.
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Samoa time zone jumps forward a day - ABC News

Samoa time zone jumps forward a day - ABC News | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Samoa is skipping Friday and going straight to Saturday as it shifts its time zone forward by 24 hours in a bid to move into line with Australia and New Zealand.
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Oceans on brink of catastrophe

Oceans on brink of catastrophe | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The world's oceans are faced with an unprecedented loss of species comparable to the great mass extinctions of prehistory, a major report suggests today.
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Wind Turbines May Help Crops on Farms

Wind Turbines May Help Crops on Farms | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Wind energy may do more than improve farm income. When sited in agricultural fields, turbines’ churning of air may help crops to grow, new research indicates.
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Tour the World...For Free!

Tour the World...For Free! | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne at 'Free Technology for Teachers' writes, "Angela Cunningham is a high school school Social Studies teacher in Kentucky... Through her blog 'ChangeED' Angela has shared some great ideas and resources for teaching history, civics, and geography. Yesterday, Angela posted a Google Map on which she's made placemarks representing more than 60 webcams and virtual tours. Click any placemark on the map to find a link to a virtual tour or webcam for that location." Click on the link below the map to 'View virtual tours and webcames' and a list of sites will display.

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Geography with Tintin: Exploration through comics

Geography with Tintin: Exploration through comics | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"While watching the BBC’s Tintin’s Adventures with Frank Gardner which attempts to trace the journey of the first Tintin adventure ... I began to think about how the books could be used in the classroom."

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"The Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth Ever," Says NASA

"The Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth Ever," Says NASA | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
NASA has released a new Blue Marble image, showing the United States of America. According to them, it's the "most amazing, highest resolution image of Earth ever." Blue Marble 2012 bests the 2010 edition and the original one.

 

Beautiful image...follow the link for a video of the image at a variety of scales as well as the specs and production that went into it.   There is an 8000 x 8000 pixel version as well as many lower resolution versions. 

 


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World lacks enough food as population soars: UN

The world is running out of time to make sure there is enough food, water and energy to meet the needs of growing population, a UN report warned.
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The ties that bind: strengthening our trade relationship with Indonesia

The ties that bind: strengthening our trade relationship with Indonesia | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd recently gave a rev-up to Australian businesses about the neglected opportunity that exists on our northern doorstep.
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The View from Space - Countries and Coastlines

These high-res time-lapse sequences captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station give us a beautiful and clear view of some well-known coastlines and countries around the world.

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What is green space worth?

What is green space worth? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Recent patterns of residential development in Australian cities are threatening to overwhelm green space in our urban cores.
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Why Invest in Women?

Why Invest in Women? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

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Earthquakes

Earthquakes | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards." A wealth of information on earthquakes available here.

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World pays Ecuador to save forest

World pays Ecuador to save forest | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"AN ALLIANCE of European local authorities, governments, US film stars, Japanese shops, soft drink companies and Russian foundations have stepped in to prevent oil companies from extracting 900 million barrels of crude oil from one of the world's most biologically rich tracts of land."

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Developing a taste for Sagrantino: climate change and Australia's wine industry

Developing a taste for Sagrantino: climate change and Australia's wine industry | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
As the climate gets warmer, growing conditions and ripening times of crops will be affected.
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What is the Built Environment?

What is the Built Environment? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"So, what is the built environment? It refers to all the man-made places, built up around us by our own society- a term that broadly encompasses all the infrastructure and buildings we see, the mechanical processes and even art that we make. Everything that humans make and build, is the “built environment.”

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Is using native forests for energy really carbon-neutral?

Is using native forests for energy really carbon-neutral? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Ending Australian’s native forest conflict takes a government that can make that wise and strategic stitch in time – now – and rule out native forest wood from the energy market.
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UNESCO Challenge

UNESCO Challenge | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"I have always been fascinated by different places, sites, cultures and histories. UNESCO World Heritage sites are a list of places around the world that have been deemed important for the knowledge of mankind."

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