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Top 10 Most Populated Cities In The World

Top 10 Most Populated Cities In The World | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
Urbanization has led to what are known as mega-cities, cities with a population of over 10 million people. These mega-cities have become so large that they often lead to terrible pollution, traffic, and extreme poverty.

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Over half the global population lives in cities, and the problems confronting these megacities will loom large for future sustainability issues--both at local and global scales. This list ranks the cities by city limits and governance jurisdiction (not by the expanded metropolitan area). 

 

 This is an interesting article, but it doesn't say how they came to their numbers. It seems like they may only be talking about within the 'city' limits, or some very old data. http://www.citypopulation.de/world/Agglomerations.html has some very different numbers as of the beginning of this year, their numbers however are the entire aggomeration and not just the 'city' limits.

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Over half the global population lives in cities, and the problems confronting these megacities will loom large for future sustainability issues--both at local and global scales. This list ranks the cities by city limits and governance jurisdiction (not by the expanded metropolitan area).  


Tags: urban, megacities, sustainability, unit 7 cities.

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This is an interesting article, but it doesn't say how they came to their numbers. It seems like they may only be talking about within the 'city' limits, or some very old data. http://www.citypopulation.de/world/Agglomerations.html has some very different numbers as of the beginning of this year, their numbers however are the entire aggomeration and not just the 'city' limits.

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Metropolis TV - Topics - Chocolate - Watch episode: Chocolate

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This series of videos could be useful as a study of chocolate as a global market in the topic Interconnections in the new Geography syllabus.

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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | Geography teaching | 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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Great resource for all studenmts relating to map terms.

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Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt?

Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already strapped for water, so political scientists expect feuds will become even more intense. To track disputes worldwide, researchers at Oregon State University spent a decade building a comprehensive database of international exchanges—-both conflicts and alliances—over shared water resources. They found that countries often begin disputes belligerently but ultimately reach peaceful agreements. Says Aaron Wolf, the geographer who leads the project, “For me the really interesting part is how even Arabs and Israelis, Indians and Pakistanis, are able to resolve their differences and find a solution.”


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El bien más preciado.  El recurso agotable más subvalorado del planeta. 

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Questões políticas... 

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, June 21, 11:01 AM

Add water to geography education curriculum? You better believe it. The crisis of the 21st century is and will be water.  

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Earthquakes in the Classroom

"An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile, generating a local tsunami.  The USGS reported the earthquake was centered 95 km (59 miles) northwest of Iquique at a depth of 20.1km (12.5 miles).  This video gives the context for this type of earthquake."  


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 "IRIS(Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) creates teaching resources for teachers who want to use the current events such as yesterday's earthquake in Chile as an opportunity to discuss earth's physical systems and how they impact humanity.  They've produces slides, animations and PDFs for classroom use all while you were sleeping last night."  

Geofreak's curator insight, April 3, 1:37 PM

Hoe ontstond deze tsunami precies?

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http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach/resources

 

Lesson Plans from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

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The Geography and Literacy Connection

The Geography and Literacy Connection | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"What do you think of when you hear the word literacy? Depending on what you teach, chances are geography is not the first thought that comes to mind. But believe it or not, geography and literacy naturally share many similarities. And you can deepen students’ learning in both geography and literacy when they are integrated in the curriculum."


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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:49 AM

The geography and literacy connection helps new generation student apply common core to better be prepared in the 21st century for vocation and keen awareness of geopgraphy, history and the world around them. Common core allows them to apply critical thinking and connections to the wolrd around them including a thurough understanding of geopgraphy. History and geography are being integrated to apply a different way of preparing students and creating a better awareness of changes in our world. literacy will not only be focused on reading but studying and analyzing data and statistics that help them become better integrated in the world around them.

Ana Melo's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:41 AM

Geography provides a lot of fundamental knowledge and gives you also a sense of place, which I find very relevant in times of globalization where you belong everywhere and nowhere simultaneously.

Chris Cividino's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:06 AM

Understanding key terminology in geography is paramount to demonstrating deep knowledge of geographical concepts.

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3D relationships on 2D surfaces

3D relationships on 2D surfaces | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

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espaciosalternativos's comment, September 11, 2013 1:27 PM
http://cargocollective.com/alvinaronson/Orange-Peel-Map
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Africa is often misrepresented see a good map here http://www.mapsofworld.com/africa/
Makenna Jordan's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:07 AM

I think the idea of drawing a map on an orange is so clever because it really shows us that it's basuically impossible to take an image from a round spherical shape and transform it into the same exact thing on a 2D surface 

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Garbology

Garbology | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

Garbology is the study of what we do with our waste. All the things we throw away each day—where do they end up? Many of us know that we can reuse, recycle, and compost to help keep waste out of landfills, but how do you know what goes where? Why is it important to reduce the waste we put in landfills? All of this and more is Garbology.


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Consider for use in teh topic Wate management as an issue.

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Eyewitness video of 2011 Tsunami

"This video captures some amazing footage of the 2011 tsunami in Japan."

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Wow... nothing yu read or study can inform like the real footage.

 

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Rebecca Cofield's curator insight, August 17, 2013 9:29 AM

Incredible footage! Amazing to see how quickly the environment can change, the awesome power of nature.

 

Mary Rack's comment, August 17, 2013 10:28 AM
I kept wondering what happened to the people filming & watching in the next few hours. How long before they were rescued? Where did they go then? I wish there were a way to find out. Since we have the video maybe we can get some information about them.
gina lockton's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:01 AM

Biophysical Geography - check this out!

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Geographical Association - Exploring the Geography of Food

Geographical Association - Exploring the Geography of Food | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

Food is a basic human need, and right. The production, acquisition and consumption of food occupies everyone to some extent, and connects everyone with the environment, the water cycle, interdependence, global trade and aid, and the changing nature and location of industry. This family of courses explores the development of the coming 'perfect storm' and the relationships between food and the geography curriculum.

 


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For Yr 9 in the National Curriculum on food security.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:23 PM

Where in the world does our food come from?

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Sami people facing environment threat

Sami people facing environment threat | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
Climate change, mining and pollution are three of the biggest threats to the Sami people, who inhabit parts of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia.

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Kyle Kampe's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:07 PM

Human-induced climate change, mining and pollution are modifying the Sami people's regions in Scandinavia.

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The geography of my stuff

The geography of my stuff | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

This unit of work focuses upon the interconnections and inter-relationships that link teenage consumers living in the UK with societies and environments overseas (where the goods they purchase are made). As well as explaining how these connections work - and why they have come into being - the unit introduces students for the first time to some of the moral, ethical and environmental issues that are associated with the global trade in consumer goods (including child labour and food miles).


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Looks terrific for the new National Curriculum 'Geographies of Interconnections' for Yr 9.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:44 PM

"Plenty of hands-on examples and case studies are provided that will help teachers deliver these themes in an accessible and interactive way. Students will gain a first impression of some key ideas relating to retail land use from convenience stores to retail parks"

Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:45 PM

Plenty of hands-on examples and case studies are provided that will help teachers deliver these themes in an accessible and interactive way. Students will gain a first impression of some key ideas relating to retail land use from convenience stores to retail parks.

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Australia's population hits 23 million | data interactive

Australia's population hits 23 million | data interactive | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
@CraigDButt http://t.co/aZ2HtyfRf4 uses http://t.co/4V08L6YuFH for its population graphic, wondering does this need credit of some kind?
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Interactive component shows Australia's population breakdown. Article porovides graphed data of Australia's population growth and the changing makeup of immigrants.

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Geocube

Geocube | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"Geocube is an attractive online resource about Geography. Geocube is based on the principle of the Rubik Cube with six faces and 54 topics. It is a virtual and easily accessible website which is available online for free. Move the Geocube around with your mouse and explore the faces and topics.Geocube provides an accessible way to read, see and watch what Geography is and geographers do."


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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:39 PM

Geografhy education I¡ve  recently open it

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I've recentli open it, is a good resourse for students and every peoples who likes geography
Jeffrey Miller's curator insight, August 4, 11:12 PM

Fantastic photography

 

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▶ First taste of chocolate in Ivory Coast - YouTube

Watch how the Dutch respond to a cocoa bean in return: http://www.metropolistv.nl/en/themes/chocolate/first-taste-of-chocolate-in-ivory-coast Check out our w...
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This could be a great study for Interconnections topic study of one global market in new Geography Syllabus.

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Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled

Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"Unfortunately, most world political maps aren't telling you the whole story. The idea that the earth's land is cleanly divvied up into nation-states - one country for each of the world's peoples - is more an imaginative ideal than a reality. Read on to learn about five ways your map is lying to you about borders, territories, and even the roster of the world's countries."


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Amazing stories on the World's changing Geopolitical status. Current stories about disputed borders, unrecognised territories and  newly declared nations.

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 29, 9:41 PM

Nunca é "Toda a Verdade" ... 

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APHG-U1

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The Habitable Planet

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"The Habitable Planet is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. The Web site provides access to course content and activities developed by leading scientists and researchers in the field."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 14, 2:07 PM

Much like the Power of Place resources were created by Annenberg Learner to share World Regional Geography videos, the Habitable Planet has diverse resources for Physical Geography and Environmental Science.  In essence, it is an excellent free online textbook.   


Tags: textbook, environment, physical.

dilaycock's curator insight, May 15, 8:32 PM

This looks like a great site. I'm always impressed with the resources that come out of Annenberg. Many thanks to Seth Dixon for this Scoop.

Julie Wicks's curator insight, May 22, 8:10 PM

Unit 5 and 8 are resources for AC Geography year 7 units.

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Geographers: Occupational Outlook

Geographers: Occupational Outlook | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

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This sounds like a key reason for studying Geography.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:18 PM

For those looking to justify the inclusion of geography in the curriculum, wanting to add a geography major at a school or need to justify the existence of geography education to a non-geo-evangelist, this is something to share.  The Bureau of Labor Studies has declared ""Employment of geographers is expected to grow 35 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be fastest in the professional, scientific, and technical services industry."

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Environment Videos | Films For Action

Environment Videos | Films For Action | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
Films For Action is a community-powered alternative news center and learning library for people who want to change the world.

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dilaycock's curator insight, November 2, 2013 4:12 AM

Fantastic website with 2500 free-to-view videos on a variety of subjects. The Environment section has nearly 300 videos on a range of topics that include sustainability, energy; oceans, recycling, permaculture and more.

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OverlapMaps - Instantly compare any two places on Earth!

OverlapMaps - Instantly compare any two places on Earth! | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
An OverlapMap is a map of one part of the world that overlaps a different part of the world. OverlapMaps show relative size.

 

The above overlap map is the United Kingdom compared to the state of Pennsylvania.  This is an very simple way to demonstrate the true size of remote places, and 'bring the discussion home.'  This site is as simple and intuitive as it is powerful and easily applicable.  This is a keeper.  


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Michael Grant's comment, September 12, 2012 4:07 PM
This toll will and can provide a reliable mapping source to geographers everywhere. It is useful and fun. A neat way to learn cartography
Josiah Melchor's comment, September 12, 2012 11:31 PM
The OverlapMap is a very useful tool that will allow a user to compare different places and parts of the world. Having a more accurate size of a place is critical when comparing 2 or more places. I think that many users besides me will find this very convenient when other resources are not available.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 21, 11:48 PM

The above overlap map is the United Kingdom compared to the state of Pennsylvania.  This is a very simple way to demonstrate the true size of remote places, and 'bring the discussion home.'  This site is as simple and intuitive as it is powerful and easily applicable.  This is a keeper. 

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8 Great Web Tools to Create A Website for Your Class

8 Great Web Tools to Create A Website for Your Class | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

Creating a website for your classroom should be one of your tech priorities for this school year. There are so many educational benefits to having a virtual space for your students. First off, students will have access to a learning space that is open to them whenever and wherever they are. They can use it to check class assignments, important dates, schedules, school events, announcements and many more.

 

Another good thing about setting up a website for your class is that it encourages students to connect the learning that is taking place inside the classroom with the one in the virtual space. This can be done through students adding postings, media materials ( including images, videos, audio clips...etc). They can also use it to collaborate and work together on classroom projects.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 2, 2013 2:55 AM

Easy to use tools that could be useful if web site creation is on your agenda.

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Whiteboard

Whiteboard | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

A Web Whiteboard is touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily draw sketches, collaborate with others and share them with the world


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:57 AM

This is a nice simple browser based whiteboard app that runs in the browser on most devices. Would be nice to have a few more features, such as import images etc, but there is also a lot to be said for simplicity.

Nenad Mirkov's curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:11 AM

Easy and usefull :)

Lorie Callander's curator insight, August 16, 2013 11:45 AM

I am trying this too. We'll see. There is also a teacher sign-up for limited sharing with and among students etc. I just want a whiteboard that I can easily access without making plans to leave my classroom to go to where the, difficult to navigate and use, whiteboard is.

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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 teaching | 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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Top Ideas for Geography Teachers

Top Ideas for Geography Teachers | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.

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Catherine Smyth's comment, May 29, 2013 2:37 AM
A well-resourced professional association for geography based in the UK. The section for primary teachers offers practical and innovative ideas for developing geographical understanding in the primary classroom.
Kelsey Haddrill's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:21 AM

Would be particularly helpful in creating activities for year 7 geography classes

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Mapping World Heritage

Mapping World Heritage | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
Students learn about UNESCO World Heritage sites and use pictures and clues to identify the locations of the sites on a large map.

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An excellent resource door teaching about World Heritage sites with prepared materials, worksheets and lesson plans.  

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Model for megacities? Mexico City cleans up its air.

http://t.co/QiuXiLANPs Megacities: Mexico City cleans air
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A useful example of the response to challenges of living in a mega city, how Mexico city has responded to the issue of air pollution.

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