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Why dam the Mekong River? Asia Education Foundation

Why dam the Mekong River? Asia Education Foundation | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
This module explores the mighty Mekong River, its path through six countries, and the wealth it brings. It explores the effect that damming has on the Mekong.
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Workshop to focus on Angolan LDC graduation progress - UNCTAD

Workshop to focus on Angolan LDC graduation progress
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UNCTAD also has a long record of assisting countries after they have graduated from the LDC category.
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Geography in the News: World Fisheries

Geography in the News: World Fisheries | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM DECLINE IN OCEAN FISHERIES The world may be running out of places to catch wild fish.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:42 PM

Useful for consideration of Fish as a resource in the topic Natural Resource Use in Global Challenges. 

Josue Maroquin's comment, August 12, 2013 9:11 PM
its scary to see how much fishing grew over the pat years due to the growing population
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:39 PM

Overtime as the population has increased you can see on the map that areas have been over fished. This has caused people to move near the water to fish and it has created some jobs for them. This could be bad becuase as the population increases the fish will decrease due to the over fishing. 

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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

Human activities are changing the face of the earth | Geography Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 2:08 AM

CD - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.

Select number 1 for Aral Sea, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

 

A 1990 Landsat satellite image (left) contrasts with a recent view of this briny, Central Asia lake. Diversion of rivers for cotton irrigation has shrunk its extent by three quarters in the last fifty years. Color variations are due to differences in detection equipment and processing techniques. 

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Year 8 Unit 1
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Landscape and landforms of Wilsons Promontory

Landscape and landforms of Wilsons Promontory | Geography Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:48 PM

CD - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.

 

CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform.

 

CD - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.

Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's curator insight, September 1, 2013 10:20 PM

Linked to Year 8 Landforms

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In Kenya, Using Tech To Put An 'Invisible' Slum On The Map

In Kenya, Using Tech To Put An 'Invisible' Slum On The Map | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
A billion people worldwide live in slums, largely invisible to city services and governments — but not to satellites.

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John Blunnie's curator insight, July 28, 2013 1:11 PM

Great how tech and globalization can help represed people in other countries.

Meagan Harpin's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:07 PM

The slum-mapping movement began in India almost a decade ago and migrated to africa, the idea of this is to make slums a reality to people who have never set foot in one before. The maps can be used in court to stop evictions or simply to raise awarance. I think this idea is on the right track of what needs to be done. These people need help and so many people incuding the governement pretend they arent their but with these maps as proof they can no longer do that.    

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:24 AM

Slums and squatter settlements are a problem that a lot of the developing world has to deal with.  The unsafe and unsanitary buildings cause headaches and problems for the leaders of the cities they surround.  This story is hopeful in that the city did manage to bring a water line out to get clean water to the people living in this area.  Perhaps this will lead to a better quality of life of the inhabitants of this particular slum.  Also the project of mapping such areas can be a useful tool for city planners to better regulate these areas and help the people that live there.,

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AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.

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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:41 AM

This infographic shows how pervasive disease is in Africa. Though HIV gets a lot of attention, malaria and tuberculosis are just as prevalent as HIV/AIDS. The attention given to HIV/AIDS is reflected in the amount of aid sent to Africa, with a significant amount more being spent to halt the spread of HIV. These efforts are not entirely in vain as there have been decreases for all three diseases, but the funding necessary to make serious progress not on its way.

 

Though there is an even greater need to fight malaria, more international aid for HIV/AIDS is likely because most of the countries sending aid are not as familiar with malaria and HIV/AIDS has become sensationalized.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:52 PM

Disease is a global problem. Not having enough resources to keep diseases such as malaria out of Africa is unfortunate. People are dying every day and in efforts to save these people, it still can't be done. In the past, AIDS was the main disease that killed people in Africa. More recently, malaria is working its way through humans and killing them more than AIDS.

TavistockCollegeGeog's curator insight, July 4, 2014 7:41 AM

Fantastic infographic on health risks in Africa. Particular focus on infectious diseases.

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

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Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

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Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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BBC Country Profiles | ESL, EFL interesting stuff.

BBC Country Profiles | ESL, EFL interesting stuff. | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
BBC Country Profiles: instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. (BBC Country Profiles instant guide to history, politics and economic background...
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Mapping children's chances

Mapping children's chances | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
A Californian university has produced maps comparing how family-friendly countries are around the world
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An urban myth

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:51 PM

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

 

In this illustration, we focus on the question of why so many Australians live in so few cities. There is an introductory investigation of world patterns of population and urban concentrations which contextualises Australia as a highly urbanised country. It then accounts for this distribution before undertaking a comparative study of the population distributions of Australia and the USA.

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In this illustration, we focus on the question of why so many Australians live in so few cities. There is an introductory investigation of world patterns of population and urban concentrations which contextualises Australia as a highly urbanised country. It then accounts for this distribution before undertaking a comparative study of the population distributions of Australia and the USA. (GTAV)

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Pangaea

Learn more: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=axB6uhEx628 Pangaea - the idea of Pangaea and some of the evidence behind it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 1:48 AM

CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

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The Great East Japan Big Data Workshop | Google Earth Blog

The Great East Japan Big Data Workshop | Google Earth Blog | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Amazing things about Google Earth - news, features, tips, technology, and applications

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 1:44 AM

CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

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Representations of landscapes in Australian art

Representations of landscapes in Australian art | Geography Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:53 PM

CD - The aesthetic, cultural and spiritual value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps?

What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps? | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
The common-core standards present an ambiguous message on how to draw information from maps and charts, Phil Gersmehl says.

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Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:38 PM

This is a resource i feel would be relevant to those students who struggle to be egaged in their reading

This can be used on readers on many different level

the reading maps foccus on language arts, Its description is communicated through charts, graphs, and maps intead of normal paragraphs and text

Shelby Porter's comment, September 30, 2013 11:19 AM
I feel the skill of reading a map is very important, but it becoming less prevalent in classrooms. Teachers may find it more difficult to teach and therefore are not going in depth with it. I remember as a child in grade school we would color maps or have to find where the states are. We never were taught how to fully understand the uses of a map and all the different ways they are used and how to read them. It is becoming a lost skill in a world that needs to be more appreciative of geography.
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Interactives: War and Refugees

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UNHCR has been attempting to count the world's refugees since it was created. If you want to find out which years resulted in the worst displacement, which were the biggest countries of origin and which were the biggest countries of asylum, use the interactive map.


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unit 2

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Unit 2: Population and Migration

 

This article features an interactive map that displays the numbers of IDPs (internally displaced persons) made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. You are able to look through the years and see the varying amounts of IDPs, as well as the countries that produced the most of them and which continue to.

 

This goes along with the human geography theme of refugees and IDPs, and this is a very helpful article in providing a simple way to see an overview of where and to what extent this most occurs. 

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(EN) - Clean energy glossary | reegle.info

(EN) - Clean energy glossary | reegle.info | Geography Resources | Scoop.it

"reegle - the clean energy info portal provides country energy profiles including key statistics, policies and actors, a clean energy web search, a directory of relevant key actors and a map search of energy statistics and potentials..."


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