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Popocatépetl

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Brett Sinica's curator insight, September 29, 2013 1:11 PM

Among active volcanos in the world, this would be an extremly devastating one if it were to explode.  Less than 50 miles from Mexico City, which is home to more than 20 million people in its entirety could be of threat.  Just this year in July, there was steam and ash released which cancelled flights in and out of Mexico City and Toluca.  That's a mere fraction of what could happen if this volcano had a full-blown explosion.  On a lighter note, on days with good weather, this volcano is quite a spectacle of nearby cities and is the second highest peak in Mexico.

Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 16, 12:56 PM

As always the advances in technology never cease to amaze me. I love that you are able to see images of this volcano in streaming time. Just viewing the still image above gives you a glimpse of why this volcano is so widely the topic of mysticism. As you peer to the peak one can only wonder what it would be to like to stand there.When I clicked on the link there was another still image with a message that I can only assume said that the camera was temporarily down (it was in Spanish). I will check this link again to see when it is up and running.

Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, October 31, 11:39 PM

This is a active volcano, the last eruption was on 2013 (a year ago), It is the second highest volcano in Mexico. Popocatépetl means "montaña que humea" (wet mountain). I love everything that have to be with nature, Volcano are a very interesting creation of nature. 

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Mrs. Howard's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:14 AM

Geography Resource

Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:46 PM

Intresting and useful!

 

Juan Daniel Castillo's curator insight, June 21, 2013 3:33 AM

Great!

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What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster

What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 27, 2013 9:36 PM

I have yet to read this book, but the title alone says that it could be an intriguing supplemental text for a unit on population (or an 'opposing viewpoint' to consider).  For those that have read the book, please comment below. 


Tags: USA, declining population, population, demographicsmodels.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 28, 2013 7:36 PM

I really wasn't sure where to put this scoop. There may be a time when the GMOs affect our fertility as many think GMOs are affecting herds fed GMOs. The physical environment might affect this as well. The social and economic challenges may impact fertility and plain selfishness and putting industrial needs over human needs could affect it as well. It looks like an interesting book so I thought I would make note of it.

Tara Cohen's comment, May 1, 2013 2:58 PM
I ordered this book from Amazon because I thought it would be a great fit for AP Human. I read the first 20 pages last night and was blown away. It totally covers all the information in the Demography Unit and the author has a sense of humor. Only 20 pages in, but I give it two thumbs up!
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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | Geography learning | Scoop.it
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...
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Where we get our fresh water

Where we get our fresh water | Geography learning | Scoop.it

Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth's water, yet it is vital for human civilization. What are our sources of fresh water? In the first of a two part series on fresh water, Christiana Z. CD2


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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 12:52 AM

CD -  The classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource.

Zoe Pyke's curator insight, August 27, 2013 5:16 AM

TED talks are a great way to obtain information in generally short bursts. This clip is only 3 1/2 minutes long so easily watchable by younger studnets without them losing interest.

 

It could be used as an engaging way to start a unit on water and water usage.

 

The clip uses language that is understanable and graphics that make the information clearer and easier to digest as well as being something interesting to watch.

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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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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 1, 2:44 PM

It is very sad that people have to move to a polluted, crowded mess of a place in order to get a better life. The man says at the end that if they can make it work in Dhaka, they could make it work in any city but the beginning is too monumental to get over. I think that maybe some government control over the outer limits of the city and offering a place nearby with some resources may allow more control over the growth of the city at least temporarily.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 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, 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.   

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Quick Geography Activities - ABS

Quick Geography Activities - ABS | Geography learning | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 29, 2013 7:20 PM

CD - The differences in urban concentration and urban settlement patterns between Australia and the United States of America, and their causes and consequences.

CD - The reasons for and effects of internal migration in Australia.

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Water - ABS Classroom Activities

Water - ABS Classroom Activities | Geography learning | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 29, 2013 6:08 PM

This activity incorporates many content descriptors. It was written for  a Year 9-10  audience but could easily be modified (if needed) for Year 7s. 

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All Hands on Earth: Where Does Your Water Come From

All Hands on Earth: Where Does Your Water Come From | Geography learning | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 9:17 PM

CD - The classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource.

 

This interactive map documents where 443 million people around the world get their water (although the United States data is by far the most extensive).  Most people can't answer this question. A recent poll by The Nature Conservancy discoverd that 77% of Americans (not on private well water) don't know where their water comes from, they just drink it. This link has videos, infographics and suggestions to promote cleaner water.  This is also a fabulous example of an embedded map using ArcGIS Online to share geospatial data with a wider audience.  

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Water shortages driving growing thefts, conflicts in Kenya - AlertNet

Water shortages driving growing thefts, conflicts in Kenya - AlertNet | Geography learning | Scoop.it
House break-ins to steal water are becoming increasingly common in Nairobi’s slums, police say

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:43 PM

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

 

Nairobi, Kenya – As droughts become more frequent and water shortages worsen, Kenya is seeing an increase in water thefts and other water-related crime, police records show.

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Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers

The "Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers," with Right Livelihood Award Winner Nnimmo Bassey, explores the impacts of climate change and hydropower on the world'...


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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 6:41 PM

CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

 

This video shows how something like a dam, which one might think is a positive agent for change can have a massive negative impact upon the people in surrounding areas and the environment in general. Something such as evaporation in the pooled water reducing available drinking water is something which is easy to misunderstand, but is a real threat in areas which have drinking water issues, such as Sub-Saharan Africa. The damming of rivers also deprives down stream areas of the water they rely upon. This video is a good introduction to these kinds of ideas, and many others.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Extreme Environments - A Geography iBook

Free Technology for Teachers: Extreme Environments - A Geography iBook | Geography learning | Scoop.it
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Comparing Hurricanes

Comparing Hurricanes | Geography learning | Scoop.it
Experts say Hurricane Sandy is wider and stronger than Hurricane Irene, which caused more than $15 billion in damage in 2011, and could rival the worst East Coast storm on record.
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Beijing's Pollution

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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, November 24, 2:21 PM

Great picture to show the two sectors of China's society. In Beijing we see the combination of industry and post industrialized. 

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, November 24, 11:40 PM

This picture taken by a photographer with the perfect lighting is brilliant....that is, if you're into deceiving people that the pollution from these power plants stays away from the higher class businesses and residences.  Looking at this picture you see the smoke coming from the power plant in China far in the distance creating a yellowish hue that could be thought to be from the sun.  Then closer in the scene we see what appears to be businesses and potentially some peoples homes.  This area is in a totally different color from the yellow we see to be associated with the pollution from the power plant.  Here we see a blue, commonly associated with clean water, covering the entirety of this area.  With the difference in colors these places seem to be as different as possible from each other.  In reality though, smog doesn't just stay in one area of the city where it is produced, but spreads throughout the entirety of a city.  There are no restraints on where the pollution can and can't be, it is free flowing into communities where people work and live.  If you're trying to sell a house here this picture wouldn't be a bad idea to use, although most natives aren't oblivious to what is really going on.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 8:00 PM

This picture is interesting to say the least, it depicts two different cities, even though it is the same city. the picture does a good job at showing the major problem that pollution is causing to Beijing. While showing a smog surrounded city behind a clean, yet clouded looking city, drives this point of pollution home and raises the question is putting large factories and toxic fumes in the air, more important than the well being of your citizens?

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California's biggest dam removal project in history begins in Carmel Valley

California's biggest dam removal project in history begins in Carmel Valley | Geography learning | Scoop.it
In a project that will be watched by engineers and biologists across the nation, construction crews today will begin a three-year, $84 million project to tear down the hulking San Clemente Dam in Californias largest dam-removal project ever.

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John Blunnie's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:29 AM

So much money and time needed to tear down something that was most likely a marvel of its time. Also another sign the the industrial era is way behind us.

Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:45 PM

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

 

This example is in the USA but too interesting to not include!

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Bill Nye the Science Guy - Water Cycle

Bill Nye the Science Guy - Water Cycle I Do Not Own the Copyrights to this video. I did not make or produce this video. This is for edutainment purposes only...
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Ten iPad Apps every Student should have and how to use them.

Ten iPad Apps every Student should have and how to use them. | Geography learning | Scoop.it

"Increasingly, schools are adopting the iPad as the student computing device of choice due to it’s flexibility, hardiness and price point.  The fact is that even with such a great tool you can’t actually do anything substantial on the iPad without some great open-ended apps for students to create content with."


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 7, 2013 4:45 PM

Hadn't seen screen chomp or mind meister, great use tips...open-ended apps are the way to go for education!

 

tammy bailey's curator insight, March 9, 2013 10:49 AM

These apps are what the iPad is about for the classroom.  Students need apps that will allow them to create, thus moving them from being a consumer to being a creator.  Personally I like Popplet for mind mapping or inspiration.

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Fresh water for all | Visual.ly

Fresh water for all | Visual.ly | Geography learning | Scoop.it
Freshwater is one of today’s most pressing developmental challenges, impacting food & agriculture, gender equality, health & sanitation, population
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Our future in cities | TED Playlists | TED

Our future in cities | TED Playlists | TED | Geography learning | Scoop.it
Humanity's future is the future of cities. Explore the crowded favelas, greened-up blocks and futuristic districts that could shape the future of cities -- and take a profane, hilarious side trip to the suburbs.
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The Water Cycle Rap - Karaoke version!

Now you can teach yourself and others even more effectively with the Karaoke edition! - - - Don't forget to subscribe and like for more videos like this! - P...
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River Country Spirit Ceremony ( Murrundi Ruwe Pangari Ringbalin)

Aboriginal peoples along the Murray--Darling rivers in South-Eastern Australia say their river is sick and their country is dying. Ngarrindjeri Elder, Major ...

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:58 PM

CD - The economic, cultural, spiritual and aesthetic value of water for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and peoples of the Asia region.

 

Ngarrindjeri Elder, Major Sumner, brought people together to dance and heal the spirit of the river for the River Country Spirit Ceremony.
Together they journey from Murra Murra to the Murray Mouth. Along the way they tell their stories about their river country.

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Water Cycles iPhone Game Review: Education Ecology Fun

Water Cycles iPhone Game Review: Education Ecology Fun | Geography learning | Scoop.it
Water Cycles is an iPhone game. In this educational, family-friendly title, players will learn about pollution, ecology, and water quality.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:05 PM

CD - The ways that flows of water connect places as it moves through the environment and the way this affects places.

 

Players will guide water from the mountains to the sea, through cities, towns, crop fields, forests, farms, marshes and factories. As the water is moved, and it will get dirty and pollute the groundwater. Your goal is to carry the largest possible amount of water to each waypoint in the game, while keeping it as clean as possible.

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The Water Cycle Rap

Want another AMAZING education rap video? Check out Sun, Moon, Earth now!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_3W5muU_bA Also for lyrics go to: http://www.media...

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s comment, January 29, 2013 7:45 PM
Sandra this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq2KYKMvLVQ&feature=youtu.be should take you to the karaoke version where can get the lyrics!!! Any problems get in touch - po1@gtav.asn.au Cheers Claire
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s comment, January 29, 2013 7:47 PM
and here's a link to the rap with the lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3NeMVBcXXU Claire
Sandra Tiepermann's comment, January 29, 2013 8:02 PM
Awesome! Thanks Claire!!
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Hurricane Sandy: The Superstorm

Hurricane Sandy: The Superstorm | Geography learning | Scoop.it
After cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage along the East Coast this week.
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