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Six Amazing Images Of Earth Taken From Outer Space

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Some of the world's most stunning sites as seen from outer space.

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Tweet from @DefraGovUK

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Wondering where the new #flood defences will be? @EnvAgency have made this map highlighting key schemes #floodaware http://t.co/HWcrEcrye7
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What is Geo-literacy?

Made in the US by National Geographic this clip provides inspirational imagery and an  introduction to the idea of Geo-literacy - might be one to show to year 8's or 9's when it comes to choosing GCSE options.

 

Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map, it entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places. 


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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:33 PM

Geo literacy explained to all people that don't know I Teacher Much more than just places...

Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 1, 2013 10:32 AM

Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map.  National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geo-literacy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.

Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 28, 2014 11:09 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of geo-literacy and spatial perspective because it indicates that for a population to be knowledgeable about geography, it must go above the mere rote memorization of toponyms and instead explore the spatial characteristics of places.

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World Bank eAtlas

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Free and open access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of economic and development data. Browse, map, graph, or download data by country, topic on over 4,000 indicators. Available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic.

 

The World Bank eAtlas suite of user-friendly, interactive electronic atlases, allows users to map and graph dozens of indicators over time and across countries.


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Rio Relocates for 2016 - Video

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Communities that lie on the outskirts of what’s slated to be Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park have been marked for removal in order to make way for infrastructure projects.
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Build your own interactive maps - a great free tool

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This map shows national estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. It's an example of the kind of maps you can build using the chartsbin.com site and the best bit is that it's completely free.

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Living Amid Ruins in Haiti Video

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Poverty and government policies have forced many Haitians displaced by the 2010 earthquake to leave the tent camps and return to severely damaged houses in danger of collapse.

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Six Amazing Images Of Earth Taken From Outer Space

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Some of the world's most stunning sites as seen from outer space.

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Do the dead outnumber the living?

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The population of the planet reached seven billion in October last year, according to the United Nations. But what's the figure for all those who have lived before us?
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BBC - Dimensions

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Explore scale and geographies of perception by comparing the area affected by various events to an area that's more familiar...

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Peter Menzel at TEDMED 2009

Peter Menzel's beautiful photography and our Hungry Planet...

A great insight into how global consumption and nutrition patterns are changing.

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White House tackles climate change and polar vortex in Google+ Hangout - The Guardian

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The Guardian White House tackles climate change and polar vortex in Google+ Hangout The Guardian The White House jumps into the polar vortex on Friday, with a Google+ Hangout to debunk claims that the Arctic blast “proved” climate change does not...
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Water and Development

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When access to clean drinking water is an issue, it creates a web of developmental problems for a community.  For a video with more information about water/development statistics by the organization http://charitywater.org see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHhwxvQqxg&feature=player_embedded


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UNICEF video about ending the use of children in war.

This is a great video to help with teaching issues around conflict.

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Life on hold: the story of a Somali teenage refugee - video

Film-makers Nick Francis and Marc Silver travelled with Amnesty International to a refugee camp in Tunisia where they met Omar, a Somali teenager...
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Rio's poor fear loss of homes video

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Brazilian city's $20bn vision for football World Cup and Olympic Games leaves slum-dwellers in the lurch.
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Agriculture: Back to the Start

Coldplay's haunting classic 'The Scientist' is performed by country music legend Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of the short film entitled, "Back to the St...

 

Sure this is an animated commercial for Chipotle Grill, but this perfectly encapsulates the beliefs, values and ethics that underscore the organic farming movement. 


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Aurora Rider's curator insight, October 24, 2014 10:14 AM

Sure this is a Chipotle commercial but is does a good job at showing the belief that we should go back to the old way of farming. The video shows a family farm being taken over by what appears to be some big corporation. Upon being taken over, the animals are confined in small compartments and injected by what appears to be antibiotics and some other unknown substance. The factories they are sent to are polluting the place. The farmer sees all of this and decides to go back to the start.

jada_chace's curator insight, October 26, 2014 7:17 PM

In the video it shows how the world has evolved in the way that humans take action on Mother Nature’s ways. In the beginning, there was a small family farm that was growing crops and animals. Shortly after that, it showed how small family farms are being taken over by the big agribusinesses. In today’s society that tends to happen more and more, which can be both good and bad on our economy. Unless people don’t make a change about the way we treat our food, nothing in our economy is going to get better. 

Cassie Brannan's curator insight, December 9, 2014 10:21 PM

This animated film shows you what agriculture is really like. Sometimes it is difficult to be a farmer because of all of the climate changes. When the weather changes off and on, it can kill the crops, making it harder for farmers to find food. So as you can see, farmers go through a lot and it take a lot of hard work to be a successful farmer.

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Energy Realities - Interactive Maps and Statistics

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Energy Realities a great series of interactive resources for discovering the history and future of population growth, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. 

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The world's most photographed locations

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A Geography of photography - this map uses data from Google Maps to give some idea of the most photographed places in the world.

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The Geography of Facebook

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Here's what the world looks like when you map facebook connections. The more connections the brighter and whiter the lines linking the locations. It's also an interesting take on social networking politics - students might ask where are Russia and China?

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Road Casualties in the UK 2000-2010›

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Use this comprehensive map to find out just how many people have been killed or injured in road accidents near you - a great way to engage your students with local fieldwork.

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French Alpine glaciers in retreat

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Glaciers in the French Alps have lost a quarter of their area in the past 40 years, according to new research.
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