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Venice wants out of Italy

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VENICE, Italy – Venice, renowned for incomparable Gothic architecture and placid canals plied by gondolas that make it one of the most recognizable cities in the world, may have had enough of Italy.

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After all- what is national identity? how are we Australians as opposed to citizens of our state region , local community.  Is the world a better place for small groups or for large groups?  Current nation states such as Germany are compiled from a number of smaller kingdoms- they joined together because it was in their best interests. Is it still the case?

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Mr. Gresham's curator insight, April 23, 9:09 AM

In Unit Four: Political Geography we discussed forces that lead to devolution.  This article highlights which of these forces?

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 24, 11:13 AM

unit 4

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Italy, especially in recent years, is very poor and is in chaos in terms of economic and national policies.  The people of the region in which Venice is located, called Veneto, are voicing a majority opinion to secede from Italy.  Venice is and has been for centuries a very important place and a leader in terms of the arts and trading.  It is a very wealthy region of Italy and many supporters of this movement feel as though they work hard just to see their money go to other regions of the struggling country.  Although Veneto has been a part of Italy for over 100 years, strong regional identities still persist and are playing an even bigger role today; as the rest of the country struggles, Veneto pride over their world-renowned accomplishments are fueling popular opinion in the region.

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Start of the Year Videos

"A great Florida teacher produced this video.  Visit his course website for additional incredible resources."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 2:16 PM

This just one of my favorite "start of the year" videos.  I've compiled them here so they can be used to at the beginning of the school year to show the importance of geography, spatial thinking and geo-literacy.  They show why taking geography courses is so important, useful and interesting.  Do you know of a great video that I should put on the list?  Send me a tweet.

Tags: geo-inspiration, geography education, APHG.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 17, 3:44 PM

APHG-Intro

D Langen's curator insight, August 22, 9:31 AM

This is an excellent collection of videos to frame the study of geography.

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Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World - GIS Lounge

Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World - GIS Lounge | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Borneman explores how cartography and cartographic projections help and hinder our perception of the world.
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Year 3 Geography: Our near neighbours

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The location of Australia’s neighbouring countries and their diverse characteristics (ACHGK016)
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Foundation: Exploring Japan

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Students explore Japan through a thematic approach with activities including counting in Mathematics, traditional stories in English, special places in Geography, family festivals in History and festival decoration making in The Arts.
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The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.

 

A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published in April identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame.

In Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the population has grown from around half a million in the 1930s to just under 10 million today, with heavily populated areas dropping by as much as six and a half feet as groundwater is pumped up from the Earth to drink.

The same practice led to Tokyo’s ground level falling by two meters before new restrictions were introduced, and in Venice, this sort of extraction has only compounded the effects of natural subsidence caused by long-term geological processes.

 

Tags: coastal, climate change, urban, megacities, water, environment, urban ecology.


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 2, 12:32 AM

Perception!

Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, August 2, 6:55 PM

Huge problem when combined with sea level rise

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APHG-U7

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Developing World Cities and Population Density | Sustainable Cities Collective

Developing World Cities and Population Density | Sustainable Cities Collective | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Without a question, we are living in an urban era. More people now live in cities than anywhere else on the planet and I’ve repeatedly argued that cities are our most important economic engine. As a result of these shifts, we’re seeing megacities at a scale the world has never seen before.
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Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool

Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
"Did you know know that there are some excellent reading opportunities in Story Maps? This map serves as a table of contents for using Story Maps with Common Core Reading Standards.  Reinventing the wheel isn't necessary with so many great maps and data sources that will help us teaching reading, writing and thinking with engaging content and little effort."
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Duke No Limit's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:53 PM

wow very interesting

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:39 PM

Very important way of communication!

John Slifko's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:23 PM

Increasinglly the historiography of Freemasonry will be mpaced by he discipiine of historical geogrphy combining empirical data, place and narrative drama and code. 


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Power of Place

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Explore educational and professional development resources for teachers and classrooms on Annenberg Media's learner.org. Companion to the Annenberg Media series Power of Place. This site covers the 26 episodes of the world geography course, produced by Cambridge Studios.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 2, 9:15 AM

I know many teachers love the "Power of Place" video series because they are regionally and thematically organized. All 26 videos (roughly a half an hour each) aren't the most current examples but they are all sound and available online here.  

Allison Anthony's comment, May 2, 9:22 AM
I think you should make an updated version! :-)
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 3, 9:07 AM

great course resource!

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Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm - YouTube

See more: http://bit.ly/TVehd4 The world's second-largest known tree, the President, in Sequoia National Park is photographed by National Geographic magazine...
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Just great to look at and take pause. So old - what has happened in the world  and this tree has stood there. Awe and wonder indeed.

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How to Bake Scientifically Accurate Cake Planets

How to Bake Scientifically Accurate Cake Planets | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
These planetary cakes are the most incredible thing I’ve seen today!
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I just have to try this.

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http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/home/en/

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ideas for study of water

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These 22 Far Away Perspectives Of Famous Places Will Change The Way You See Them Forever

These 22 Far Away Perspectives Of Famous Places Will Change The Way You See Them Forever | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Many of us only know the world's most famous landmarks through images that show them in all their beautiful, historical glory. The world has changed since these structures were built, so the surrounding landscapes might not be what you'd expect. 
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Wonderful images for sustainability. Why do we so disrespect objects that we hold so dear? I worry about our mindless world.

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Global Oil Reserves

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Who has the oil? pic.twitter.com/7Njc7OD8rw


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Where are our alternate sources of energy? Renewable energy please

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Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, March 13, 11:22 PM

Inequalities exist as well

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 26, 6:03 PM

This graph depcits Sauda Arabia with the most oil reserves in at 262 Billion barrels and in second place coming in at 132 billion barrels is Iran. These barrels are a very important assett to not only the US but to the world. This is why gas is so expensive because most of the time the US has to import it from differnt countries in order to obtain the amount we need for resources and mostly everything is based on oil as far as some fossil fuels are concerned. 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 14, 5:22 PM

India is demonstrated at 2,000-2,999 in range of bbps. This amount of oil reserves is very important to the revenue of the country and the way that the poeple survive, natural resources such as oil are a very important and costly resource to obtain. Having oil in your country helps with trade and revenue income and trade routes are compiled which helps the economy.

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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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Yes- what is geography

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

Introducción a la Geografía.

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APHG-Intro

Sally Egan's curator insight, August 31, 6:32 PM

This is a great introduction to a Geography course, covering both the content and the fieldwork and investigation, tools and skills.

 

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Year 4 Geography: Natural vegetation across the Asia region

Year 4 Geography: Natural vegetation across the Asia region | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
The types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment and to people (ACHGK021)
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Geography curated digital resources | Asia Education Foundation

Geography curated digital resources | Asia Education Foundation | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
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The growing problem of Pablo Escobar’s hippos

The growing problem of Pablo Escobar’s hippos | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
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We thought we had problems with exotic introduced species!! this one is truly exotic

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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 | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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Lots of inquiry lessons inspired from this.

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Political Geography Now: Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled

Political Geography Now: Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Most world political maps aren't telling you the whole story. Learn about five ways your map is misleading you about borders, territories, and even the roster of the world's countries.
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Good for teachers to help them explain how maps change. What about climate change- that will also be a new feature on the world map?

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ArcGIS Organizational Accounts for K-12 schools

ArcGIS Organizational Accounts for K-12 schools | Primary Geography | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 27, 12:55 PM

This is a big announcement from ESRI, home of ArcGIS online and other geospatial tools.  They are making ArcGIS online organizational accounts free for all K-12 schools in the United States.  As ESRI spokespeople have said, "this will open up ArcGIS Online far beyond just a public account, by permitting more control of sharing, access to more data, engaging much more powerful analyses, supporting apps like Collector or Explorer, integrating with ArcMap and Microsoft Office, enabling login to Community Analyst, and lots more, with still more on the way."  Click here to request an organizational account for your school. 


Tagsmapping, GIS K12, ESRI, geospatial, edtech.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, May 27, 5:39 PM

This is a big deal.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, May 28, 8:24 AM
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This is a big announcement from ESRI, home of ArcGIS online and other geospatial tools.  They are making ArcGIS online organizational accounts free for all K-12 schools in the United States.  As ESRI spokespeople have said, "this will open up ArcGIS Online far beyond just a public account, by permitting more control of sharing, access to more data, engaging much more powerful analyses, supporting apps like Collector or Explorer, integrating with ArcMap and Microsoft Office, enabling login to Community Analyst, and lots more, with still more on the way."  Click here to request an organizational account for your school. 

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Venice wants out of Italy

Venice wants out of Italy | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
VENICE, Italy – Venice, renowned for incomparable Gothic architecture and placid canals plied by gondolas that make it one of the most recognizable cities in the world, may have had enough of Italy.

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After all- what is national identity? how are we Australians as opposed to citizens of our state region , local community.  Is the world a better place for small groups or for large groups?  Current nation states such as Germany are compiled from a number of smaller kingdoms- they joined together because it was in their best interests. Is it still the case?

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Mr. Gresham's curator insight, April 23, 9:09 AM

In Unit Four: Political Geography we discussed forces that lead to devolution.  This article highlights which of these forces?

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 24, 11:13 AM

unit 4

Paige Therien's curator insight, April 24, 1:34 PM

Italy, especially in recent years, is very poor and is in chaos in terms of economic and national policies.  The people of the region in which Venice is located, called Veneto, are voicing a majority opinion to secede from Italy.  Venice is and has been for centuries a very important place and a leader in terms of the arts and trading.  It is a very wealthy region of Italy and many supporters of this movement feel as though they work hard just to see their money go to other regions of the struggling country.  Although Veneto has been a part of Italy for over 100 years, strong regional identities still persist and are playing an even bigger role today; as the rest of the country struggles, Veneto pride over their world-renowned accomplishments are fueling popular opinion in the region.

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Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong

Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
From colonial cartographers to digital depictions, the continent is being sold short, says Think Africa Press
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Trying to get this idea across is difficult becaue you have to search for all thes maps and then measures and so on. This is useful as a way of alerting teachers and their students to the issue.

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Circles of Latitude Craft

"Hands-on worksheet to play and review the circles of latitude from the Wise Nest."  


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Easy to play with

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 27, 2:11 PM

I originally found this hands-on activity on Maps 101 wanted to make my own.   This is a fun way to make latitude more meaningful and memorable.  All the documents you need to recreate this, and to have your students make their own are available here


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Ms. Harrington's curator insight, March 30, 10:08 AM

http://thewisenest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Latitude-Circles-Interactive-Lines-WN.pdf

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Primary Geography | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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useful for student directed projects

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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, August 3, 5:24 PM

Many new resources for you!

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 10:44 AM

APHG - all units

Matt Davidson's curator insight, August 27, 8:45 PM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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The World's Most Densely Populated Cities

The World's Most Densely Populated Cities | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
The growth of these cities will create a host of environmental and health problems.

 

By 2210, the global population is expected to grow from just more than 7 billion to 11.3 billion — with 87 percent of the population living in urban areas, according to a new working paper by researchers from NYU’s Marron Institute.

Most of these individuals will be in what’s now the developing world — creating a host of environmental and health problems.

If projections are correct, these new urban dwellers will require the world’s existing cities to expand six-fold to accommodate triple the residents, Richard Florida wrote in The Atlantic. Plus, the world will need 500 new “megacities” of 10 million or more, he wrote.


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Interesting  environmental issues towards which we seem to be hurtling without much thought

so many things to do !

interested teachers needed now!

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Valerie Bauwens's curator insight, March 28, 4:46 AM

Or will there be a natural come back to the country side?

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 5:42 PM

 Cairo, Egypt has a population density of 9,400 residents per square kilometer. THese numbers are crazy think about it compared to MA or RI and our major cities.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 8:03 PM

APHG-U2 & U6