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Feeding 9 Billion | Geography Education

Feeding 9 Billion | Geography Education | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.
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Seeing These Famous Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them Forever

Seeing These Famous Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them Forever | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
Wow. I guess it's true when they say not everything is as it appears...
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A Portrait of Global Winds | Geography Education

A Portrait of Global Winds | Geography Education | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
"This visualization shows global winds from a GEOS-5 simulation using 10-kilometer resolution. Surface winds (0 to 40 meters/second) are shown in white and trace features including Atlantic and Pacific cyclones.
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On the sledge: cricketing insults to aspire to

On the sledge: cricketing insults to aspire to | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
Most verbal banter on the cricket field is banal, predictable and dumb. So the few on-field statements that are smart and amusing soon percolate through the cricket community like exotic urban legends.
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New aerial transit system proposed for Mexico City | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

An innovative aerial public transport system is being proposed in Mexico City as a way to help reduce traffic congestion and increase personal mobility. TUEP
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Tropical cyclones explained

Tropical cyclones explained | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
Find out more about tropical cyclones, and why they cause so much damage.
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coen's curator insight, April 6, 2014 1:06 AM

After reading this article:

1. Name five different cyclones. Name one for each category. eg ( One from a category 1,2,3,4 and 5 cyclone)

 

2. Where did each of the cyclones form and who/what did they affect? 

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Typhoon Haiyan Before & After

Typhoon Haiyan Before & After | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
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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Super typhoon makes landfall in the Philippines - USA TODAY

Super typhoon makes landfall in the Philippines - USA TODAY | Geography Skills | Scoop.it

“Washington Post Super typhoon makes landfall in the Philippines USA TODAY A massive typhoon packing winds approaching 200 mph and called one of the most powerful storms ever recorded lashed the Philippines on Friday.”


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Connor Jacob Meegan's curator insight, November 7, 2013 7:57 PM
Biggest storm of the year! A massive typhoon packing winds approaching 200 mph and called one of the most powerful storms ever recorded lashed the Philippines on Friday.
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Questions and resources on bushfires - TES Resources - Blog - TES Resources - TESAustralia Community

Questions and resources on bushfires - TES Resources - Blog - TES Resources - TESAustralia Community | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
TES Community connects teachers around the world to share classroom support, healthy debate and extra-curricular fun
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Flipping the iPad Enabled Classrom (Part 2 of 2)

Flipping the iPad Enabled Classrom (Part 2 of 2) | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
Part 2 of our Look at the Intersection of Flipped Instruction and iPad Programs in our Schools In response to growing interest and inquiries regarding flipping

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The state of Internet freedom worldwide, in 1 map - Washington Post (blog)

The state of Internet freedom worldwide, in 1 map - Washington Post (blog) | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
The state of Internet freedom worldwide, in 1 map Washington Post (blog) As for the swath of blank countries — Freedom House says it carefully selects the states it includes to produce a "representative sample" that's reflective of geography and...
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Seeing These Famous Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them Forever

Seeing These Famous Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them Forever | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
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Climate Change at it's most basic

http://www.HowGlobalWarmingWorks.org University of California

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Expert's comment, December 18, 2013 7:27 PM
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imran bharti's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:46 PM

good

Anhony DeSimone's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:17 AM

This video shoes us how climate change works in the most basic understanding. The video shows how global warming works and what exactly it does. It also shows how the climate changes effect the earth and the importance of understanding the  climate.

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Excellent Poster Featuring The 7 Essentials of Project Based Learning

Excellent Poster Featuring The 7 Essentials of Project Based Learning | Geography Skills | Scoop.it

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Christy P.Novack's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:38 PM

To help assist when working with PBL's. 

Ian Fairhurst's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:11 PM

Project Based Learning 7s - 7-Phases & 7 Essentials

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:45 AM

Great one.

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Where Does Your Shirt Come From?

Where Does Your Shirt Come From? | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
The factory that collapsed in Cambodia is the latest deadly industrial disaster. Click to see which economies are dependent on apparel exports.
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The Forgotten Giant Arrows that Guide you Across America

The Forgotten Giant Arrows that Guide you Across America | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
If you’re ever really lost on a road trip across America, and I’m talking really lost (let’s say the battery on your smartphone just died along with that compass application you downloaded for situations just like this), perhaps you might be lucky...
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Are Rising Temperatures to Blame for Typhoon Haiyan?

Are Rising Temperatures to Blame for Typhoon Haiyan? | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
From VOA Learning English, this is In the News.
 
The Philippine government is defending its efforts to get assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Many have received little or no assistance since the storm struck a week ago.

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Tropical cyclones explained

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The Best Resources For Geography Awareness Week | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Geography Awareness Week | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
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Mantra of Rage - Religious tensions in Burma

Clashes between Muslims and Buddhists have been raging through Burma. Are the attacks on Muslims being organised by the regime? For downloads and more inform...
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NatGeo Feature: Megacities | Geography Education

NatGeo Feature: Megacities | Geography Education | Geography Skills | 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.
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A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories

A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories | Geography Skills | Scoop.it
Factories are finding that years of doing business overseas has withered what once was a thriving textile and apparel work force in the United States.
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