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Great Barrier Reef: Under Threat

Great Barrier Reef: Under Threat | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage Area that belongs to Australia. Yet this rich bio-diverse fragile ecosystem...
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Interactive - Mining Makes Your House | Interactives | Oresome Resources - Minerals and Energy Education

Interactive - Mining Makes Your House | Interactives | Oresome Resources - Minerals and Energy Education | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Find out how much your lifestyle depends on mining. This is an interactive activity in which students select common household items and materials, such as mobile phones or carpet, to access facts about them.
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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

Human activities are changing the face of the earth | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

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CD - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.

Select number 1 for Aral Sea, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

 

A 1990 Landsat satellite image (left) contrasts with a recent view of this briny, Central Asia lake. Diversion of rivers for cotton irrigation has shrunk its extent by three quarters in the last fifty years. Color variations are due to differences in detection equipment and processing techniques. 

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Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders

Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Pretty wild, right? It's a map of Pangea — a supercontinent that formed roughly 300 million years ago — mapped with contemporary geopolitical borders.

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Padmanabhan Jaikumar's comment, June 5, 2013 12:57 AM
may be answers to many questions
Magnus Gustafsson's comment, June 12, 2013 2:37 AM
Tnanks! This map makes it easier to understand our world right now.
Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:27 PM

My favorite part about this map has to be its unintentionaly demographich connecter (If that even makes sense) for example along the south east part of the united states their are alot of latin americans and on this map the two continents are brought closer to each other to match the cultural demogaphic. To continue this the east coast and dixie are have a massive african american population. and again the african continent is brought close to people who have ancestreal roots to it. I know that pangea is not the reason why each culture settled in its respetive area just funny how well that worked out.

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Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com

Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Exclusive timelapse: See climate change, deforestation and urban sprawl unfold as Earth evolves over 30 years.
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Beautiful Untamed Treasure: Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area [42 PICS]

Beautiful Untamed Treasure: Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area [42 PICS] | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Tasmania, the "Island of Inspiration," is home to one of the last large areas of temperate wilderness in the world. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers about 20% of Tasmania and is ...
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Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape

Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Climate change is dramatically altering the Swiss Alps, where hundreds of bodies of water are being created by melting glaciers. Though the lakes can attract tourists and even generate electricity, local residents also fear catastrophic tidal waves.

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Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:45 AM

What can we do learn of this? Will send this to my students.

Lorraine Chaffer's comment, July 4, 2013 10:36 PM
Inland water - management
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Climate change impacts
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Free Technology for Teachers: Street View of Everest Base Camp - And Other Resources for Learning About Mount Everest

Free Technology for Teachers: Street View of Everest Base Camp - And Other Resources for Learning About Mount Everest | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

"The big news from Google today was the release of Street View imagery for Mount Everest, Mount Aconcagua, Mount Elbrus, and Mount Kilimanjaro. Those are four of what are referred to by mountaineers as the Seven Summits."


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dilaycock's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:46 PM

Some excellent resources on mountains and mountain communities in this and my previous post. Thanks to Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne) for these.

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The Christchurch Earthquake

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This program documents the effects of the two earthquakes that rocked Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. Using dramatic footage captured within moments of both earthquakes, the film tracks the personal cost of one of New Zealand’s largest catastrophes.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:50 PM

CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

 

Fantastic video,expires on SBS Ondemand Fri 1 March. Purchase via SBS specialist Ed distributer Marcom Projects.  $21.95

Not available yet on the free documentary site

http://watchdocumentary.com/

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Introduction to Volcanoes

This HD dramatic video choreographed to powerful music introduces the viewer/student to Volcanoes. It is designed as a motivational "trailer" to be shown in ...

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, February 19, 2013 4:55 AM

CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

 

Cracking video to use in above CD - enjoy!

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Awe and Wonder are goals of the new Australian Curriculum: Geography. Now this youtube is how to get the Yr 8s totally engaged and ready to love learning about Volcanoes. VERY GOOD. Steve
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10 Geeky Facts About The World's Most Famous Places

10 Geeky Facts About The World's Most Famous Places | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
For some people trivia isn't just a game, it's a way of life. Stat junkies and info nerds alike spend hours finding new minute details about places around the places, below the places, and sometimes even above the places.

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Next Supercontinent Will Amaze You

Next Supercontinent Will Amaze You | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Fifty million to 200 million years from now, geologists expect Earth's continents to smash together into one big supercontinent, just as they've done repeatedly in our planet's distant past — and a new computer model suggests that the Arctic Ocean...

 

This graphic displays the fluidity of the plate tectonic systems, and instead of thinking about what happened during the era of the dinosaurs, looking into the future provides an interesting perspective the dynamism of Earth systems (Disclaimer: this is one possibility on what might happen, there are other possible outcomes).  In human geography, I use this map to discussion the concept of region: regions are not static, but the the Earth is put together is (sometimes literally) shifting beneath our feet. 


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Jason Schneider's curator insight, January 29, 2015 1:12 AM

The continental drift shows that 225 million years ago, Africa, Asia & Europe, North America and South America were touching while Antarctica and Australia were really close to those 5 continents. These 7 continents together were known as Pangea. 125 million years later North America, Africa and Europe elevated north in terms of latitude but to sum it up, North America, South America, Africa and Europe all drifted north in the world. Let's jump ahead 50 million to 200 million years from now. North America, South America, Europe and Africa can quite possibly all drift northward. As for Asia, the only difference between 225 million years ago and now is that Asia drifted east and barely drifted north. Also, I feel that Australia will barely make it to the equator since it barely drifted northward throughout the past 225 million years.

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Erosion: The White Cliffs of Dover

Erosion: The White Cliffs of Dover | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Thousands of tons of chalk from the famous White Cliffs of Dover have collapsed into the sea following a huge rockfall.

 

An excellent example of erosion and the processes that have shaped an iconic landscape.  The accompanying article has numerous pictures from a variety of angles that truly tell the story.   


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Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 13, 2014 10:41 AM

The White Cliffs of Dover serve as an natural icon for England. The cliffs are composed of chalk, giving them their white milky appearance. During the Cretaceous period, calcium carbonate from small coccolithophores and other phytoplanktons deposited on the bottom of the ocean and over time turned into chalk. While these cliffs have stood the test of time, it is important to remember that landscapes are always changing, especially now with drastic climate change. With increased amounts of erosion, weather anomalies, and acid rain, it will be interesting to see how some of these iconic landscapes are affected.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 1, 9:21 AM

Geoworld 7 NSW
Chapter 1: Distinctive landforms and geomorphic processes
1.11 Coastal landforms: erosion
1.12 coastal landforms: deposition
1.13 Coastal management: role play
1.14 Skill: Line drawing and field sketching ( coastal)
1.11 Skill: Port Campbell coastline
Geothink: Coastal fieldwork

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Earth Structural Layer Cake

Earth Structural Layer Cake | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

"One of their lessons [in a series involving geologic sciences] involved teaching the kids about the structure of the Earth. One of her friends came up with the idea of presenting a model of the Earth made out of cake. So my sister asked me if I could make a spherical cake with all the layers of the Earth inside it."


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Courtney Burns's curator insight, December 7, 2013 7:58 PM

I think that this came out awesome! I definetly don't think that I would be able to pull something like this off. However what I found intersting about this was that it was like a cake map. Students were able to get a visual about what the earth's core is like. It visually shows them all the different layers of the earth. Just by visually seeing the cake like this will help a lot more kids to remember this lesson. Also by the baker putting the countries in their accurate locations makes this cake even that much better. They are veiwing a map and they don't even know it. I think this cake is a great tool to use to show students just how the earth is actually made up. By allowing the students to visually see it also makes it more likely for them to remember the material. Viewing maps can teach so much, which is why I think this "cake map" is an awesome way to teach and get the kids attention!

Michelle Winemiller's curator insight, January 22, 2015 11:07 AM

project option we currently do for this unit

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Five New World Heritage Sites

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Active volcanoes, shifting sand dunes, and fields of glaciers are included in the five newest World Heritage sites.

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Land Unseen: What's Beneath Antarctica's Ice?

Land Unseen: What's Beneath Antarctica's Ice? | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

"Many of us tend to think of Antarctica as a sheet of solid snow and ice. But, in contrast with its peer to the north, the southern pole's ice sheet lies atop a rocky continent. What are its features, its mountains and valleys, plains and coastlines?

A new dataset from the British Antarctic Survey provides the most detailed map ever of the bedrock below, information scientists hope will enable them to better model the affects of climate change on the ice, whose melting will have an impact on climate the world over."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 14, 2013 2:12 PM

This video sheds some light on explorations to uncover truths about one of the most remote places on Earth.


Tags: Antarctica, water, physical, remote sensing, geospatial.


Johani Karonen's curator insight, June 17, 2013 4:46 AM

Talking about challanges - Amundsen and Scott sure had a tough one!

Jason, Charlie's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:33 PM

This is the Intellctual part of Antarctica. This video talks about what is underneathAntarctica. Its' ice is flowing out towardsstone sea and could contribute to sea rise. If Antarctica didn't have anymoreonce our ocean would have a major rise but Antarctica would be a new place. 

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First to the Everest summit: 60 years on

First to the Everest summit: 60 years on | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
It's been 60 years since two men first claimed Everest's summit, but hundreds still attempt it every year.

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dilaycock's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:54 PM

Also check the Everest resources at end of the article.

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Unknown wonders: Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Australia is famous for its natural beauty: the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Kakadu, the Kimberley. But what about the places almost no one goes?
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The Antarctic is left defenceless to tourism

The Antarctic is left defenceless to tourism | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labelled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters.

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The crumbling cliffs of Dover: Now France is even further away as thousands of tons of chalk crash into sea as winter takes its toll

The crumbling cliffs of Dover: Now France is even further away as thousands of tons of chalk crash into sea as winter takes its toll | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Thousands of tons of chalk from the famous White Cliffs of Dover have collapsed into the sea following a huge rockfall.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 1:46 AM

CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform.

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Rip Currents - What is a Rip Current

Rip Currents - What is a Rip Current | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
If you’re swimming at the beach and find yourself being taken away from the beach and unable to get back, it is more than likely you are caught in a rip current.
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Gas company targets protected Manú park in Peruvian Amazon

Gas company targets protected Manú park in Peruvian Amazon | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

Leaked documents reveal Pluspetrol is eyeing a region where biodiversity 'exceeds that of any other place on Earth'


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Comparison of notable earthquakes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Comparison of notable earthquakes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Earthquakes happen around the world on a daily basis, every so often wreaking havoc on the regions they strike, killing hundreds of thousands of people, tearing down buildings, damaging infrastructure and triggering deadly tsunamis.

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Pangaea

Pangaea - the idea of Pangaea and some of the evidence behind it... 

 

This is a video produced by Khan Academy, which is a key resource and proponent for the 'flipped classroom.'  While they do not have many human geography resources (math is their specialty) they do have several video designed for teaching physical geography including this one that covers


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Michelle Winemiller's curator insight, January 22, 2015 2:22 PM

great source with the video information and fossil evidence for students to get good reinforcement