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MigrationsMap.net

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Interactive Migrations Map: Where are migrants coming from? Where have migrants left?

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Global Education Project, Victoria's curator insight, July 18, 2013 12:34 AM

Interactive map shows the top ten origin countries and destinations for migration for any nation. The data is a few years old, but the visualisation is very effective.

Michelle Fulton's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:40 PM

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Sustaining Seven Billion People

Sustaining Seven Billion People | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it

"With seven billion people now living on Earth, the ever growing demand is putting unprecedented pressure on global resources—especially forests, water, and food. How can Earth’s resources be managed best to support so many people? One key is tracking the sum of what is available, and perhaps nothing is better suited to that task than satellites."

 


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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, July 6, 2014 12:09 PM

Such studies of the agriculture around the world are essential. The way we are doing agriculture to support seven billion people now, peaking at 9-10 billion in another 60 years, it is clear that we are putting severe strains on the environment.  But we have grown lazy, and we are doing it all wrong.

 

We CAN drastically reduce the amount of meat we consume, and thus quickly reduce the amount of arable land we need.  We CAN grow plants in ways that actually sequester more carbon and improve the soil it over time rather than erode and degrade.  And we CAN in fact grow all the food we need in the space we live in, thus enabling us to recycle all the water used as well, which is mostly just lost in evaporation. 

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 13, 2014 5:52 AM

Vital debate for the future

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APHG-U2

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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

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"The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries. It complements traditional income-based poverty measures by capturing the severe deprivations that each person faces at the same time with respect to education, health and living standards."


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"Access"--North America Unit

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APHG-U2 & U6

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The MPI was developed out of a desire to fill some of the gaps in the HDI's applicability and utility.  Allow me to quote the editor of one the NCGE's journals, the Geography Teacher, on the usefulness of the MPI website for classroom use: "With the infographics, maps, graphs, country briefings, and case studies, you have a ready-made lesson activities to demonstrate patterns of fertility, mortality, and health for a population unit, and access to health care, education, utilities, and sanitation for an Industrialization and Economic Development Unit. Connections can also be made to malnutrition and water, as well as to key concepts such as pattern and scale, to key geographical skills such as how to use and think about maps and geospatial data, and to the use of online maps and online data."  Also, this article from the World Bank also give a run-down on the key findings of the MPI in 2014. 

 

Tags: statisticspopulation, development, unit 2 population, unit 6 industry.

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This is just the start  –  Future Sparks

This is just the start  –  Future Sparks | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Future Sparks is a fun and empowering look at climate and a future with clean energy, aimed at 8 to 13 year olds.

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Emily Middleton's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:48 AM

The Future Sparks website focuses on educating and inspiring students with the knowledge and skills to plan for a clean energy future. While this website has videos, games and lesson plans for students between grades three and eight, I focus specifically on the section of the site known as “Inspiration” for the purpose of this collection. I believe this section of the website is particularly relevant to Sustainability and Technology, and I would use this resource to engage and stimulate the creativity of my students.

 

While all the examples in this section have merit, I would try to focus on examples that are relevant to the perceived interests of my students. One such example would be the “sOccket” ball which is an invention of a ball that generates light. When discussing this invention I would show my students the associated clip, which can be found at

http://www.futuresparks.org.au/inspiration/this-is-just-the-start/soccket-a-pretty-fancy-football.aspx. I would also be likely to discuss the dance floor that generates electricity and show the following clip http://www.futuresparks.org.au/inspiration/this-is-just-the-start/we-like-to-move-it,-move-it.aspx. Other inspiring ideas on this site that I would discuss with my students are the solar panel swimsuit, the spiky shower curtain and the electric vehicle recharging station.

 

I believe that the ideas found in this section of the site would assist to inspire students to generate and develop design ideas for technological devices that use sustainable energy. I believe the associated learning experiences are indicative of content descriptors 4.6, 6.7, 8.8 and 4.1, 6.1 and 8.1 of the Design and Technologies subject of the DRAFT Australian Technology Curriculum (2013).

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How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Volunteers across the world are building the digital infrastructure for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:28 PM

Want to see geographic knowledge and geospatial skills in action?  Crowd-sourced mapping is increasingly an important resource during an emergency.  Poorer places are often not as well mapped out by the commercial cartographic organizations and these are oftentimes the places that are hardest hit by natural disasters.  Relief agencies depend on mapping platforms to handle the logistics of administering aid and assessing the extent of the damage and rely on these crowd-sourced data sets.  Can you join in and help?


Tags: disasters, mappingPhilippines, STEM.

Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 13, 2013 3:32 PM

online maps are being used to help locate the best way possible to help transport food and resources to those most in need. They van locate bridges and the world is pulling together with tehcnolgy and accurate maps to help the  American red Cross maximize in time and manpower. It seems that after Hurricane Katrina and the Earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, We have been improving our strategies for how to best help people around the globe come together put our time energy and resources together to best help people whose lives have been devasted and crushed by the forces of mother nature.

 

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:14 PM

Having a map of the current landscape, after the typhoon will speed up relief and rescue efforts by showing areas to land and set up help stations. The digital world is immediate now and this will change how organizations such as the Red Cross provide relief to suffering people.

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Plan in Australia - Because I am a Girl

Plan in Australia - Because I am a Girl | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it

International year of the girl - October 11th 2013

 

This years report looks in detail at why, despite much effort and good will, girls still lose out at school and at home. How can we keep all girls in school, including the poorest and most marginalised, improve the quality of the education they receive and empower them to take their rightful place as equal citizens?


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Why People Move

Why People Move | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Students take a migration poll, discuss places they might like to move and why people might move to their area, and discuss what they think migration means.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 12:11 AM

Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places.

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China to ease one-child policy, abolish labor camps, report says

China to ease one-child policy, abolish labor camps, report says | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it
China announces it will relax its one-child policy and abolish labor camps, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.

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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 5:09 PM

The one-child policy has caused more problems than it has solved. China now has a larger male population than its female population and competition for brides is rampant. The labor camps were not actually training people in the way they wanted to, it was just an excuse to lock up people for petty crime and get free labor out of them. Hopefully, China will continue analyzing their social policies and making changes to better the country

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:32 PM

The one-child labor law is one that should be extinct now. China needs to up their standards of living and allow people their freedom of choice. Who cares if the living situations are crammed to begin with? People need to have their right to choose how many children they do or don't have.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, March 26, 2015 2:32 PM

As of November 2013, this CNN article says that Beijing, China plans to get rid of their one-child policy and also abolish labor camps. Sterilization and forced abortions are going to be eased upon, after the urging from many nations over the last 3 decades. CNN asks people in the street how they felt about this ease up. Citizens eagerly report that they plan on having 2 children. China is also facing an again population, which is probably why the government is changing their radical policy practiced since the 70’s. Another main outcome of this new policy is the abolishment of the labor camps called “reeducation through Labor” which put people in jail for up to 4 years without a trial. 

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What each country leads the world in

What each country leads the world in | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it

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Global Closet Calculator

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Interactive. The Global Closet Calculator aggregates the contents of your own closet by origin to generate a map showing your unique global footprint, and puts you in charge of the global journey your stuff takes to get to you.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 12:13 AM

Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places.

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ABC Splash home - splash.abc.net.au

ABC Splash home - splash.abc.net.au | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it
The ABC and ESA have teamed up to bring primary and secondary students and teachers world-class Australian resources, games, video and audio clips linked to the Australian Curriculum.

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Global Education Project, Victoria's curator insight, July 29, 2013 9:40 PM
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Using your computer to discover an unequal world

Using your computer to discover an unequal world | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 9:56 PM

Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The location of the major countries of the Asia region in relation to Australia and the geographical diversity within the region.

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Year 6 Geography: Connecting to Asia

Year 6 Geography: Connecting to Asia | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it
This module looks at the connections between Australian companies and organisations and countries in the Asia region.

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Heath Graham's curator insight, June 20, 2013 1:11 AM

Unit for the new Geography curriculum stressing Australa's connections with Asia. Includes teacher notes and resources. Produced by the Asia Education Foundation.

Michelle Wright's curator insight, May 8, 2014 10:05 PM

Year 6 Asia

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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.

 


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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 30, 2014 8:54 AM

This article helps give an early start to map skill implementation - even at the earliest levels.

DTLLS tutor's curator insight, July 1, 2014 5:04 AM

Love this website. Not just this article, but the whole idea. Have a little browse around...

wereldvak's curator insight, July 6, 2014 2:53 PM

De taal van de kaart: welke  woordenschat hebben kinderen nodig om de kaart te kunnen lezen?

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Google Maps Smarty Pins

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Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.

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flea palmer's curator insight, July 7, 2014 10:33 AM

This is really good fun - I got gold (14/15) not sure how many miles though!

Tom Franta's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:54 AM

An interesting way to get anyone interacting with Google Maps...

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:42 PM

APHG-MAPS

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U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons

U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Both Hispanics and Asians been among the fastest-growing racial/ethnic groups in recent years, but since 2010, number of Asians have increased at a faster rate.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 27, 2014 10:15 AM

It is often noted that the cultural composition of the United States is undergoing a shift, referred to by some as the "Browning of America."  The story of Asian and Hispanic growth in the United States are occurring simultaneously, which makes many assume that they are growing for the same reasons.  The data clearly shows that this is not the case.  


Tags: migration, USA, ethnicity.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:55 PM

APHG-U2

Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:46 PM

A very interesting fact, because I thought that Hispanic race had grown rather than Asian race in the last few years but I see that not. Another thing that caught my attention was that the Hispanic  population has  growth due to the Hispanic  birth here in U.S and not because they immigrate to U.S. But in the case of the growth of the Asian population, is because they immigrate. I didn't know that, now I am more  informed.

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Geography Poster

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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:17 AM

Poster sobre la enseñanza de la geografía

Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:14 PM

Really wished I had created this. Thanks Durman District school board and Charles E Gritzner. (Apologies is surname is incorrect - difficult to read on the poster.)

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:39 AM

can be used for the inquiry process

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Typhoon Haiyan Before & After

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View interactive before and after images showing the devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused in Tacloban City, Philippines.

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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:01 PM

A great set of photos to show the great destructive force of a storm on coastlines. The Philippines are a bunch of small islands made up of primarily coastlines so this typhoon destroyed huge amounts of the country.

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, December 8, 2014 1:16 PM

We know that natural disasters cause a lot of damage and personal loss but we don't really ever know how much damage is caused until we see it.  Even when we do see it if we don't know what it looked like before it really doesn't mean anything to us.  Using these before and after maps you can really understand how much destruction happened when the typhoon hit the Philippines.  You can see the loss of property, infrastructure and natural resources that were once there.  The loss of not only peoples homes, but entire neighborhoods wiped right off the map.  The remnants of roads can be seen but that is all they are, remnants.  The ability to see the before as well as the after really strikes a toll and makes people realize that this is serious and not just another storm for the people that live here.

Chris Costa's curator insight, November 9, 2015 2:51 PM

Such powerful imagery. I was tinkering around with the pictures and moving the scroller from right to left, keeping my eye on a particular house that stood before the typhoon. To keep scrolling to the left and to watch that image of the house completely disappear was absolutely surreal. It made the news of the devastation wrought by the storm seem so much more real; here I was, sitting in class and watching a home- a place where a family once lived, where lives had been and were continuing to be forged- completely disappear from the face of the map, never to return. I have lived in the same home for 15 years, and I could never imagine watching my home disappear in such a manner. The psychological impact of this devastation on such a massive scale is unimaginable, something that must be endured in order to truly understand- and, unfortunately for the people living in these areas, they now understand it all too well. The financial recovery from this storm will eventually come- perhaps not as fast as hoped, but it will, as always- but the recovery in human costs will take much longer. For those affected, many will believe that there can never be a recovery. Watching that home disappear in the blink of an eye makes me feel that they are probably right.

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If the World Were a Village of 100 People

Award-winning If the World Were a Village animation is available at http://www.cultureforkids.com. For more info visit http://www.master-comm.com for awards ...

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Designed to help primary aged learners to gain a deeper understanding of identity, cultural diversity and population.

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Access to understanding how to integrate Asian Literacies into the primary classroom.
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Designed to help primary aged learners to gain a deeper understanding of identity, cultural diversity and population.

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2013 Data Sheet - World Population Data Sheet PRB

2013 Data Sheet - World Population Data Sheet PRB | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it

2013 WORLD POPULATION
DATA SHEET

EXPLORE POPULATION TRENDS THROUGH INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS

 

 POPULATION DATA / 2REGIONAL CLOSE-UP / 3FACTORS THAT AFFECT POPULATION GROWTH / 4REGIONAL TOTAL FERTILITY RATE / 5DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDE: NIGER V. NETHERLANDS / 630 MOST POPULOUS CITIES / 7POOREST COUNTRIES/GREATEST POPULATION INCREASE / 8WEALTH DISPARITIES / 9CASE STUDY: UGANDA & CAMBODIA / 10


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Distilled Demographics: Where Do Population Data Come From?

In this Distilled Demographics video, PRB senior demographer Carl Haub explains how demographic data from countries are obtained, highlighting major global surveys and other means.

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Three Ways To Look At The World As A Village

Three Ways To Look At The World As A Village | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, August 29, 2013 9:42 PM

Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - Differences in the economic, demographic and social characteristics between countries across the world.

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Tourism Australia - Tourism Fact Sheets

Tourism Australia - Tourism Fact Sheets | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it

Fast facts about the Australian tourism industry, the value of tourism and our niche markets.


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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, June 27, 2013 12:08 AM

Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places.

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Using geography thought-provokers

Using geography thought-provokers | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 9:53 PM

Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - Significant events that connect people and places throughout the world.

 

CD - The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places.

 

CD - The effects that people’s connections with, and proximity to, places throughout the world have on shaping their awareness and opinion of those places.

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Seeing beyond Asia, Asia Education Foundation

Seeing beyond Asia, Asia Education Foundation | History and Geography Resources | Scoop.it
This module looks at country-specific data and interactive maps and graphs to achieve an appreciation for the diversity of the countries that make up 'Asia'.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, August 1, 2013 3:37 AM

Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The location of the major countries of the Asia region in relation to Australia and the geographical diversity within the region.

 

CD - Differences in the economic, demographic and social characteristics between countries across the world.