"About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations."
Most of the water we use - 92 % of it - is used in food production. Most of this water is managed by the world’s farmers. With the help of science and technology they have performed greater and greater miracles in improving water productivity – in getting more crops per drop.
The good news is that each one of us can also make the world a little more water secure, ready to face the needs of our peak population future.
http://storyofbottledwater.org The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap.
This case study examines the environmental, social and economic importance of water, and issues of scarcity and management. It is a valuable resource for the Year 7 unit "Water in the world" and the Year 10 unit "Global geographies of human wellbeing". The study demonstrates an effective model of sustainable aid and development between the people of Australia and Indonesia.
Flores – water, water everywhere...Water on FloresWhat role does water play in a community?Reflections and thinking hats
Download: Chapter 3 - Water and human wellbeing.pdf
The climax of Year 7′s unit of work on landscapes. Thanks to Alan Parkinson for the original idea of Landscape in a Box. We made use of Alan’s super KS3 Geographer’s Toolkit publication “Look At It This Way” The landscape assessment was completed over half term. More able students included location maps and detailed research notes as part of their work.All students were able to access the task, though possibly the instructions could have been differentiated better.
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High-resolution aerial photos taken over Brisbane last week have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburb and tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Hover over each satellite photo to view the devastation caused by flooding. (Queensland floods before and after images via @abcnews http://j.mp/geP5SG)
"FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public. We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location."
This module looks at the controversy surrounding the Three Gorges Dam and the impact it has had on the Chinese people and environment. Students investigate the use of infographics, maps and websites to convey information and opinion and design their own infographic to communicate their understanding of the human and environmental impacts of the Three Gorges Dam.Key focus questions: What impact has the Three Gorges Dam had on the people and the environment? What are the most significant human and environmental impacts of the Three Gorges Dam? How can information be visually presented to effectively communicated?
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