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Geography Soup! on Vimeo

Geography Soup! on Vimeo | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it
Geography Soup is a bespoke collection of short films curated for Geography teachers to use in the classroom. Every one is chosen for it's ability to take us slightly…
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Welcome To Geography!

"Lets start off the new school year in style! This is a re-imagining of an older resource designed to introduce the subject to new students in a highly visual manner.  Feel free to use & share it."


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 24, 2014 11:59 PM

Introducción a la Geografía.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:29 PM

APHG-Intro

Sally Egan's curator insight, November 3, 2014 6:10 PM

This is a great introduction to the subject of Geography. Covering both the content, Fieldwork and investigation and teh tools and skills of the subject.

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Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years

"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."


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Fabulous link between Geography and History

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 5, 2014 2:37 PM

La urbanización Y EVOLUCIÓN De Las Ciudades.

steve smith's curator insight, June 7, 2014 9:01 PM

A great look at urbanisation. 

Fathie Kundie's curator insight, June 8, 2014 9:48 AM

تاريخ التطور الحضري

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Geography Poster

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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:17 AM

Poster sobre la enseñanza de la geografía

Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:14 PM

Really wished I had created this. Thanks Durman District school board and Charles E Gritzner. (Apologies is surname is incorrect - difficult to read on the poster.)

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:39 AM

can be used for the inquiry process

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MAP vost

“ Let me introduce you to a new bio-optical knowledge recording and dissemination system, responding to the trade name : MAP. "Map" is an unprecedented technol...”
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Virtual Water: Motion Graphics

Virtual Water: Motion Graphics | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it

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.

The answer lies in our shopping baskets...


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Resources gallery | Global Education

Resources gallery | Global Education | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it

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Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Murray-Darling Basin Authority | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, February 12, 2013 6:25 PM

CD - The application of human environment systems thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change being investigated.

 

River environment information.

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Drainage Patterns

Drainage Patterns | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it

"The incredible fractal pattern rivers (now dried out) were made as they spread into the salt flats of the arid Baja California Desert in Mexico."


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Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:22 PM

This picture shows the drainage patterns and how the water drifted in many directions and not just in a single line. Water does not stay in a perfect straight line it flows and drifts in many directions. This is what the image is showing, how this particular water flows in many directions and branches off from one stream to another. 

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:46 AM

The Earth is an incredible place, we all know that. To see something like this form by itself is a wonder on its own.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 12:15 PM

The photographs of the salt flats in the Baja California Desert reveal dried out rivers that may have once fertilized the area to be able to sustain life.

Human-Environment Interaction speeds up desertification and makes once fertile lands useless.

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The Story of Bottled Water (2010) from "Story of Stuff"

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.


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Water and human wellbeing (Years 7,10)

Water and human wellbeing (Years 7,10) | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it

  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.

Overview:

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


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Global Education Project, Victoria's curator insight, July 1, 2013 12:02 AM

Follow the work done as local and International partners come together to bring fresh water to Flores in Indonesia. From the World Vision publication, Australia's engagement with Asia: Indonesia.

Year 7 Geography - Water in the World.

Year 10  Geography - Global geographies of human wellbeing

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Why everyone should be able to read a map

Why everyone should be able to read a map | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it
New research suggests that map reading is a dying skill in the age of the smartphone. Perish the thought, says Rob Cowen

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Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 2014 9:17 AM

this can explain why it is important to NOT always rely on technology. It is good to keep your brain active and the spatial awareness that comes with reading a map is invaluable

Dolors Cantacorps's curator insight, September 5, 2014 3:13 PM

Practiquem-ho a classe doncs!

Richard Thomas's curator insight, July 30, 2015 10:52 PM

Despite the gendered overtones of the article (that it's important for men to learn to read a map), this is some good advice, regardless of gender.  The vocabulary and concepts of maps can strengthen spatial cognition and geography awareness.  While GPS technology can help us in a pinch, relying primarily on a system that does not engage our navigation skills will weaken our ability to perform these functions.  While it intuitively makes sense, that the 'mental muscles' would atrophy when not used, it is a reminder that an overuse of geospatial technologies can be intellectually counterproductive.  So break out a trusty ol' map, but more importantly, be a part of the spatial decision-making process. 


Tags: mapping, spatial, technology, education.

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An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it
“ Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.”
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Another fabulous post for Year 7 via Seth Dixon. An aspect of liveability in colour!
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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, July 12, 2014 8:35 AM

In San Francisco, the cab companies should use this knowledge to be more available to potential customers.

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 13, 2014 5:49 AM

possibly useful for studying complexity

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:03 PM

APHG-U7

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Remix-t: a new kit for remixing student projects — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Remix-t: a new kit for remixing student projects — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it
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Landscape in a box by Year 7 » DigGeog

Landscape in a box by Year 7 » DigGeog | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it
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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What is Geo-literacy?

What is Geo-literacy? | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it
Geo-literacy is a new term for a long-standing idea consisting of three components: interactions, interconnections, and implications.

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ABC News - Brisbane floods: before and after

ABC News - Brisbane floods: before and after | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it

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)


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Start-of-the-Year Videos

Start-of-the-Year Videos | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it

"This is a compilation of videos that can be used to at the beginning of the school year to show the importance of geography, spatial thinking and geo-literacy."


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Jaiden VerSteeg's comment, August 29, 2013 11:41 PM
I watched video #1 and I thought it was very interesting. It was a great way to show what we are going to be learning about. I am really looking forward to learning about it.
Alexandria Goodyk's comment, August 29, 2013 11:59 PM
I watched video #3 and it's crazy how one video can give us so much information. I am so excited to learn new things this year and get educated with all of this stuff.
Richard Miles's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:29 PM

Great little starters to get the students engaged with Geography!

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National Geographic Found

National Geographic Found | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it

"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."


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elianna sosa paulino's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:27 AM

I think that is a manigficient photo i can't believe that these phoos nev been published and also missing their original location.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:31 AM

These pictures are awesome. It would be nice to know the locations of some of the pictures to compare them to images now.

 

Jonathan Lemay's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:05 PM

this is amazing!

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The Water Cycle for Kids

The Water Cycle for Kids | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it
The Water Cycle for kids. The USGS Water Science for Schools. Our water cycle diagram is available in 60 languages.

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Lacie Donaldson's curator insight, May 20, 2013 6:31 PM

Picture of the Water Cycle with descriptions; also available in Spanish

 

This is a great tool to use at home. This diagram shows you each part of the water cycle with detailed descriptions. It should you different forms of evaporation, including transpiration. 

 

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Year 7–8 Geography: Damming the Yangtze at Three Gorges | Asia Education Foundation

Year 7–8 Geography: Damming the Yangtze at Three Gorges | Asia Education Foundation | Geography Middle School | Scoop.it

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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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 16, 2013 11:31 AM

Teachers notes, lesson/activitysuggestions integrating Asia and environmental studies

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 31, 2013 9:00 AM

Inland water environments