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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Planning for our future with geography

Planning for our future with geography | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Geography can take students to new heights, writes Sean O'Callaghan... Encouraging year 9 and 10 students to make the connection between geography and urban planning is the aim of the Urban Environment planning module." See the attached comment for access to the urban planning module (the link in the article doesn't work).

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dilaycock's comment, November 16, 2011 10:46 PM
The link to the module mentioned at the end of the article didn't work for me. Try http://www.planning4success.com.au/pdf/the_urban_environment_planning_module.pdf#
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Sustainable Cities: Siemens USA

Sustainable Cities: Siemens USA | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
An integrated network of energy and information systems come together to form the infrastructure system at the heart of a sustainable city.
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Check the case studies and research in the right-hand side-bar.
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Shanghai Gets Supersized

Shanghai Gets Supersized | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Boasting 200 skyscrapers, China's financial capital has grown like no other city on earth – and shows few signs of stopping..."


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Welcome to Mapzone

Welcome to Mapzone | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"MapZone® is a totally free, bright and lively web site produced by Ordnance Survey that aims to teach children, between 7 and 16 years, mapping skills in a fun way. This free resource offers interactive play with stimulating questions and answers together with animations and games..."

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BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Urbanisation

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Urbanisation | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Range of resources from the BBC on cities and city living.

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Reducing risk in Timor-Leste: a strong foundation for one of the youngest nations

Reducing risk in Timor-Leste: a strong foundation for one of the youngest nations | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor) is one of the world’s newest post-conflict nations. Next year it celebrates ten years as an independent democratic state, after almost 30 years of Indonesian occupation."

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UNESCO World Heritage Centre - State of Conservation of World Heritage Forests report launched

UNESCO World Heritage Centre - State of Conservation of World Heritage Forests report launched | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The report reviews indicators specifically developed and selected to give the reader an overall impression on how the World Heritage Convention is contributing to the conservation and monitoring of the best forest protected areas in the world."

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Barrier Reef's World Heritage status looking shaky

Barrier Reef's World Heritage status looking shaky | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
THE Great Barrier Reef could be in danger of losing its World Heritage status, the Senate has heard.
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Russia's shrinking population mars Putin's superpower ambitions | PBS NewsHour | Nov. 8, 2011

Russia's shrinking population mars Putin's superpower ambitions | PBS NewsHour | Nov. 8, 2011 | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Despite Vladimir Putin's efforts to encourage population growth in Russia, women have too few children and Russian men are dying young.
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Taking geography seriously, again

Taking geography seriously, again | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Lately, there have been a number of reminders on the importance of knowing geography - some grimmer than others - which are easily gleaned from media coverage.

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Tsunamis

Tsunamis | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Japan's shoreline is particularly susceptible to tsunamis.

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Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World

Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World is a racing game developed by UNESCO that helps students to learn about HIV/ AIDS prevention and takes you on a tour of some of the World's Heritage sites.

 

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Forests of eastern Australia are the world’s newest biodiversity hotspot

Forests of eastern Australia are the world’s newest biodiversity hotspot | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you live in eastern Australia there’s a good chance you’re one of nine million Australians who call the world’s newest biodiversity hotspot home.In a recent publication, “Forests of East Australia…...
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Forest Watch: World Heritage Forests Magazine

Forest Watch: World Heritage Forests Magazine | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Known as the "lungs of the Earth", trees are crucial to our planet's biological balance. The United Nations designated 2011 International Year of Forests, and issue 61 of World Heritage magazine takes a closer look at a selection of the 104 World Heritage forests and the challenges they face, including Congo Basin forests (RDC), Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve, (Honduras) Tropical Sumatran Rainforest Heritage (Indonesia), and Redwoods (USA)."

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Help Her Live

Help Her Live | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"As a leading organization that fights global poverty by empowering women and girls, CARE has made reducing maternal mortality one of its top priorities. With more than 50 years of experience and success developing and implementing maternal and child health programs, CARE works directly with women and communities, empowering them with resources and information while affecting policies to ensure that safe pregnancy and birth are a basic human right."

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Not quite The Castle: why miners have a right to what's under your land

Not quite The Castle: why miners have a right to what's under your land | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
All over Australia, landowners are fighting to keep mining companies off their property.From the Darling Downs to the Liverpool Plains, farmers have been locking out coal seam gas extraction companies…...
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'The worst fire season ever' ... until next year

'The worst fire season ever' ... until next year | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Bushfires are part of the Australian landscape and the psyche of its human inhabitants...So will this year’s fire season be particularly bad? What are the different types of bushfire activity found across our continent? And how can these bushfire types help us predict how climate change will affect future fire seasons?"

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BBC NEWS | | Urbanisation

BBC NEWS | | Urbanisation | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Interactive map showing the growth of global urbanisation since 1955 and projected to 2015.

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World Heritage sites from UNESCO

World Heritage sites from UNESCO | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Combines information from UNESCO, Google Earth and Wikipedia to deliver visual and written information on over 900 World Hertitage sites.

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By The Numbers: A Complete Look At China's Gargantuan Population

By The Numbers: A Complete Look At China's Gargantuan Population | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The world's most populous nation is in the middle of a massive demographic change. Its one-child policy, aimed at controlling population growth, has sparked a whole set of problems."

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World's most endangered sites

World's most endangered sites | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

There’s an aquatic ecosystem so threatened it was added to UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger in 2010 — for the second time. But this site isn’t in a Third World or war-torn country.
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Are national parks the best way to conserve nature?

Are national parks the best way to conserve nature? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Many plants and animals will become extinct in this century – millions of years of evolutionary experimentation will be abruptly terminated. This raises profound philosophical dilemmas: which species should be saved and why?
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International concern about LNG industry's impact on Reef

International concern about LNG industry's impact on Reef | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The World Heritage Commission is urgently sending a team of scientists to the hub of Queensland's LNG industry after raising major concerns about Curtis Island, water quality in Gladstone Harbour and the impact on the Great Barrier Reef."

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Cities

Cities | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"There is a big power shift happening right now around the world: from nations to cities. The future is urban, and we should all plan accordingly."

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Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century

Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"A video instructional series for high school and college classrooms; 26 half-hour video programs, coordinated books, and Web site.

 

Geography educators and content experts from around the globe shed light on the physical, human, political, historical, economic, and cultural factors that affect people and natural environments. Maps, animation, and academic commentary bring into focus case studies from 50 sites in 36 countries. Each case study features new interviews, maps, video footage, and graphics in order to reflect the geographic issues of our world in the 21st century. A coordinated Web site provides further content information..."


 


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John Slifko's curator insight, July 29, 12:05 AM

The idea of the lived experience of geographic "place" has been an organic staple of American literature, and other disciplines for a very long time.  Over the last 30 years a remarkable literature  and praxis has developed on  the geography of place. The "Power of Place" is a good starting point engaging the vitaity of this field of reflection and and action.