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Water cycle iPhone game

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Water Cycles is an iPhone game. In this educational, family-friendly title, players will learn about pollution, ecology, and water quality.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:05 PM

CD - The ways that flows of water connect places as it moves through the environment and the way this affects places.

 

Players will guide water from the mountains to the sea, through cities, towns, crop fields, forests, farms, marshes and factories. As the water is moved, and it will get dirty and pollute the groundwater. Your goal is to carry the largest possible amount of water to each waypoint in the game, while keeping it as clean as possible.

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River Country Spirit Ceremony ( Murrundi Ruwe Pangari Ringbalin)

Aboriginal peoples along the Murray--Darling rivers in South-Eastern Australia say their river is sick and their country is dying. Ngarrindjeri Elder, Major ...

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:58 PM

CD - The economic, cultural, spiritual and aesthetic value of water for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and peoples of the Asia region.

 

Ngarrindjeri Elder, Major Sumner, brought people together to dance and heal the spirit of the river for the River Country Spirit Ceremony.
Together they journey from Murra Murra to the Murray Mouth. Along the way they tell their stories about their river country.

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Damming the Yangtze at Three Gorges, Asia Education Foundation

Damming the Yangtze at Three Gorges, Asia Education Foundation | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
This module is about the controversy surrounding the Three Gorges Dam and the impact it has had on the Chinese people and environment.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:48 PM

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

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Fresh water for all

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Freshwater is one of today’s most pressing developmental challenges, impacting food & agriculture, gender equality, health & sanitation, population & urbanization. Yet it's poorly managed & faces severe pressure.


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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, June 26, 2013 11:32 PM

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

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Managing groundwater for tomorrow

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Seventy percent of Perth's water comes from underground. Imagine what would happen if that source of water dried up. It...

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 16, 2013 10:27 PM

CD - The classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource.

 

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Perths GroundWater Supply

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Fresh water scarcity: An introduction to the problem

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Fresh water is essential for life -- and there's not nearly enough of it for the world right now. Why is that, and what could we do? Christiana Z. Peppard lays out the big questions of our global water problem.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 14, 2013 9:12 PM

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

 

This is the second of two videos by Christiana Z. Peppard. The first which has also been Scooped for this unit is entitled 'Where we get our fresh water' and is also worth a look.

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Where our water goes.

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Introduction to Water

This dramatic video choreographed to powerful music introduces the viewer/student to the wonder and miracle of water. 


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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:25 AM

A great introduction to water.

Lilydale High School's curator insight, September 30, 1:48 AM
Good hook for Yr 7 students starting Water Unit.
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National Water Week 20-26 October

National Water Week 20-26 October | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
National Water Week is held in the third week of October every year to raise awareness of issues surrounding Australia's most precious resource.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:50 PM

Great site to use if you are planing the new water unit.

Mission H20 - this game is engaing and has lots of water conservation ideas within it.

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China's generation gap

China's generation gap | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it

"Chinese parents bemoan the laziness and greed of their children, but this generation of young people has had enough.  Parents who spent their own twenties labouring on remote farms have children who measure their world in malls, iPhones, and casual dates."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:01 PM

China rapid economic ascent has been astounding, but it has led to some interesting cultural dynamics as parents and children are literally from different worlds. 

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APHG-U2

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Water Resources - Online Textbook

Water Resources - Online Textbook | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:05 PM

A fabulous online resource. Content covers many of the CDs.

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Political Currents of Water Management: Challenges in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan

Political Currents of Water Management: Challenges in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
Posted by Kate Voss, UCCHM Water Policy Fellow.

 

The geopolitics of water management in the Middle East are primarily governed by the basic distribution of freshwater resources: there are vast differences between the naturally available water resources in the region. Layer to this the additional complexity of political stability, financial assets, and other socioeconomic factors, and the potential for improved transboundary water management in the Middle East becomes vastly complicated.


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Step B… Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students… Promoting Digital Citizens

Step B… Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students… Promoting Digital Citizens | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
Welcome to a this second in a summer series that is must read for any  educator wanting to facilitate web page evaluation by students.  It includes a new step in web evaluation information along wi...

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Why do Map Projections Matter?

This is a clip from the TV show West Wing (Season 2-Episode 16) where cartography plays a key role in the plot.  In this episode the fictitious (but still on Facebook) group named "the Organization of Cartographers for Social Justice" is campaigning to have the President officially endorse the Gall-Peters Projection in schools and denounce the Mercator projection.  The argument being that children will grow up thinking some places are not as important because they are minimized by the map projection. 

 

As Salvatore Natoli (a leader in geography education) was quoted in the video clip: "In our society we unconsciously equate size with importance and even power." This is one reason why many people have underestimated the true size of Africa relative to places that they view as more important or more powerful.

 

Questions to Ponder:  Why do map projections matter?  Is one global map projection inherently better than the rest? 

 


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dilaycock's curator insight, April 9, 2013 5:44 PM

Great illustration of the way in which maps can represented data differently, and the impact of doing so.

Mr Steven Newman's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:44 AM

An excellent extension exercise. 

Evan Margiotta's curator insight, September 24, 2014 11:01 PM

This clip from West Wing (Season 2 - Episode 16), describes the disadvantages of the Mercator Projection, and demonstrates a small part of American map illiteracy. The clip shows the Mercator Projection put up against the Gall-Peters Projection. Both these maps show an latitude and longitude connecting at right angles, which makes these maps easy to read and draw up from memory when picturing a map. For these reasons the Mercator Projection is the map used in schools across the U.S. and most of the world. The distortion of the regions closer to the pole inflates the size of the western superpowers, as well as Russia (which was the U.S.S.R. when these maps were first implemented in schools), while in comparison downsizing the developing countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. As the video shows, many westerners do not actually know of the distortion, leading to an overblown sense of size and importance. In comparison westerners often downgrade the importance and size of developing countries in Africa, not realizing their size, which is actually accurate on the Mercator Projection (because it is on/near the equator), is much larger in comparison with the western countries.

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The Water Cycle Rap

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Sandra Tiepermann's curator insight, January 22, 2013 6:43 AM

Love this!! Would love the lyrics to give the kids

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Target 100 : Water

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, March 11, 2013 9:37 PM

CD - The classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource.

CD - The ways that flows of water connect places as it moves through the environment and the way this affects places.

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

 

A fantastic Study Guide with boxes for students to type in their responses and sign digitally as a pdf to send to their teacher. Nice resource with lots of background, data, graphics and information.

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Map the water use - Cool Australia

Map the water use - Cool Australia | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 3, 2013 12:00 AM

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

 

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Observe a raindrop travelling through various paths of the water cycle.

Observe a raindrop travelling through various paths of the water cycle. | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, June 26, 2013 11:39 PM

CD - The ways that flows of water connect places as it moves through the environment and the way this affects places.

 

Water is constantly moving from one place to another. The processes that move water are all part of the water cycle. In this visualization, the blue raindrop shows where water is. The red arrows show the processes that could move it to another place.

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The future of water in Australia

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Jeremy Fernandez looks at how we extract, move, store and use water in Australia.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 4, 2013 11:39 PM

CD - The quantity and variability of Australia’s water resources compared with those in other continents.

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how we extract, move, store and use water in Australia.

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Project WET - A trip through the water cycle

Project WET - A trip through the water cycle | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
An interactive trip through the water cycle. In this game, students learn where and how water moves through the complex and endless water cycle. Students also learn about different kinds of scientists who study water.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:13 AM

CD - The ways that flows of water connect places as it moves through the environment and the way this affects places.

 

Also visit http://www.projectwet.org the site where this is from. 

Their mission is as follows:

The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.

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Water Cycle Game

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A game that takes you through the water cycle
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UN-Water Statistics

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UN-Water is currently working on the identification of a set of key indicators for the water sector that can be used at a global, regional and national level.
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Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water

Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
Tripoli, 20 September 2013: Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan have signed a UN-backed agreement  on the shared use of a massive underground aquifer system straddling the four countries known as the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 15, 2013 5:33 AM

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

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Poverty 'increasing in rich Australia'

Poverty 'increasing in rich Australia' | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
UnitingCare is calling for an increase in the Newstart allowance to help tackle poverty rates among single parent families and children.

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Water footprint and virtual water

Water footprint and virtual water | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
The water footprint of a nation shows the total volume of water that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the nation.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:05 AM

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

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A New perspective on China

A New perspective on China | Miss Ellis' Geography Teaching Resources | Scoop.it

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Cynthia Williams's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:05 PM

This is not how we typically see China displayed on a map. On most maps China is located under Kazakhstan and Mongolia.   Maps can shape our perspective on certain issues.  This map is clearly stating that China is important, more important than the surrounding countries. 

Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:32 PM

This doesn't pertain to a specific CD.

 

This is not how we typically see China displayed on a map. On most maps China is located under Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Maps can shape our perspective on certain issues. This map is clearly stating that China is important, more important than the surrounding countries.  

Marina Costanzo's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:36 AM

Interessante prospettiva.. quando il mondo non è più eurocentrico..

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Geocube

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"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

Maricarmen Husson's comment, April 14, 2013 4:41 PM
I've recentli open it, is a good resourse for students and every peoples who likes geography
Jeffrey Miller's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:12 PM

Fantastic photography