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Feeding 9 Billion

Feeding 9 Billion | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.

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Useful for Year 9 and 12 Geography 'Feeding the World' unit.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, April 30, 2014 11:09 PM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  This one question brings up many more spatial, environmental, political and social questions--this interactive feature nicely addresses many of the pertinent issues in a very accessible manner.   

 

This article relates well to the Population topic in Global Challenges and issues that arise from the present growth patterns.  

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:59 PM

As population continues to grow and agricultural lands dissappear, the issue of feeding the world is becoming a growing concern.

The environmental places of the world are becoming arid and the agrarian places are dwindling affecting the human/environment interaction by introducing agricultural issues.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:52 PM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  This one question brings up many more spatial, environmental, political and social questions--this interactive feature nicely addresses many of the pertinent issues in a very accessible manner.    

 

Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, environment modify, unit 5 agriculture. 

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A Detailed Visual Guide To Distributed Project-Based Learning - Edudemic

A Detailed Visual Guide To Distributed Project-Based Learning - Edudemic | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
In an effort to help those teachers out, Katie and I found a fabulous new visual diagram that's all about which apps and tools go with the different parts of distributed project-based learning.

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Customizable Classroom Maps

Customizable Classroom Maps | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it

"The idea for creating dynamic online teaching maps came up after one of our teacher friends expressed her frustration over how difficult it was to find just the right learning map for particular topic."


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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free templates.

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a good visual tool

 

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Christelle Quillet's curator insight, May 18, 2015 9:40 AM

Outil utile pour créer des posters rendant compte de résultats d'enquête, par ex.

No Boxes's curator insight, May 18, 2015 5:25 PM

I love infographics!  Thanks to HubSpot for sharing these.

Sally Spoon's curator insight, August 6, 2015 12:18 AM

This is a helpful post for those who would like to make infographics in Powerpoint. You can also download 10 free templates.

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Kiribati and Climate Change

You might not be feeling the effects of climate change, but Kiribati, a small country in the Pacific, is actually drowning because of rising sea levels. Check out how the government there is trying to run a country that might not exist in a few years.

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Fred Issa's curator insight, December 2, 2015 3:39 PM

The people who do not agree that Climate change is real, need to look further than their own neighborhoods for proof that it is real. This really blew me away. Entire island populations that have to relocate to other islands, as their home island of Kiribati continues to sink lower and lower until you are walking in water when the high tide comes in? Imagine that the highest reference point on your island or chain of islands is your town's dump? What is positive about these people's plight is that they are being trained professionally in much needed fields, and second is that they are openly welcomed to other nearby islands. Fred Issa,

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:15 PM

this is an example of a small, innocent nation being hit harder by something caused by large nations which are having no negative impact on them. these large nations will not take responsibility until they must face the same results as Kiribati.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 10:07 PM

The video explains how the volcanic island will eventually disappear. The reason that the island will disappear is because of erosion and the sea is eating away at it. What makes them so easy to erode is the fact that the volcanoes are no longer active. Soon, coral reefs that are created will be the only thing holding the island together. Most of the island will be destroyed eventually and what is left behind will be in the shape of a caldera. 

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Interactive Wind Map

Interactive Wind Map | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
Mesmerizing.

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Tracey M Benson's curator insight, March 13, 2014 4:30 PM

Stunning interactive wind map.

Richard Thomas's curator insight, March 13, 2014 5:23 PM

Excellent for visual learners.

MSU_TCEE's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:43 PM

The Ides of March definitely BLEW into our area!  Perfect timing to find @Seth Dixon's Scoop of this interactive Wind Map!

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Flooding 6 Solutions To Flooding

Solutions to flooding Key idea: There is discussion about the costs and benefits of hard and soft engineering and debate about which is the better option

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Sarah McGill's curator insight, August 10, 2014 8:44 AM

Great ideas for flood management solutions...perfect for discussion with Year 5 students...great photos to show the different solutions..

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How the Potato Changed the World

How the Potato Changed the World | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
Brought to Europe from the New World by Spanish explorers, the lowly potato gave rise to modern industrial agriculture

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Gina Panighetti's curator insight, August 4, 2014 5:35 PM

Columbian Exchange Unit

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 13, 2014 12:57 PM

Potatoes are one of the most widespread foods in the world, due to its resiliency to harsh weather conditions and its ability to grow to large sizes. Potatoes can also be traced to show the beginning forces of globalization. Before modern communication and transportation technology, globalization occurred at a much slower rate. Globalization spread through trade routes in the forms of foods, resources, and therefore cultures and people. 

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:52 PM

The Colombian Exchange is a term that describes the most dramatic biologic transfer in history.  European explorers brought animals and agricultural items from the Old World to the New and subsequently brought back items from the New World back to the Old.  This exchange profoundly reshaped many societies as agricultural diffusion of the potato lead to the changes across northern Europe. 

 

Tags: agriculture, food production, diffusionhistorical colonialism, Europe

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An Inside Look At Living In One Of The World’s Most Sustainable Cities

An Inside Look At Living In One Of The World’s Most Sustainable Cities | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
Melbourne, Australia is trying to be one of the world's most livable and sustainable cities. Melbournians are pitching in by pushing the envelope on design and lifestyle decisions when it comes to living spaces.

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This iPad App Builds Better, More Sustainable Cities

This iPad App Builds Better, More Sustainable Cities | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it

This iPad App Builds Better, More Sustainable Cities...


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How town planning can help to eradicate poverty

How town planning can help to eradicate poverty | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
Planners need to understand and prove the impact their work will have on poverty reduction, says Kate Henderson (RT @GuardianHousing: How town planning can help to eradicate poverty http://t.co/1Y1SRNdla7...
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Sea-level rise driving Hawaii's beach erosion

Sea-level rise driving Hawaii's beach erosion | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
Up to 100 feet of shoreline will disappear around the state if sea level rises just 1 foot.

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Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's curator insight, September 1, 2013 10:59 PM

Unit 1 - Coastal erosion

KTC Hawaiian - Kapo Trading Company's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:46 PM

Maybe you property will be beach front soon...

Kyle Kampe's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:27 PM

Erosion in Hawaii

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What are the impacts of climate change? - Australian Museum

What are the impacts of climate change? - Australian Museum | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
The effects climate change could have on oceans, vulnerable animal species, sea level and human lifestyles.

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Wieneke Maris's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:57 PM

Good information about Changing Ecosystems leading to extinctions

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Walk Appeal and Public Health

Walk Appeal and Public Health | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
"The core idea of Walk Appeal is that people walk longest and most often in places that entice them, but rarely walk just because they’re told they ought to. Some Walk Appeal factors are measurable, while others are immeasurable, and it has long been clear that Walk Appeal is the best predictor of the viability of neighborhood businesses."

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What is a reasonable distance to walk around town?  Research shows that cities with improved sidewalks, less parking lots, attractive storefronts and other amenities that encourage walking.  If  walking the urban environment is and of itself an experience worth having and makes the person feel like a flâneur, experiencing the city on a deeper level, automotive transport goes down and walking goes up.  Urban infrastructure is more important for most people than distance in deciding whether to get in the car or walk down the street (for distances under 2 miles).   Bottom line: neighborhoods that have an appealing sense of place are more walkable.

 

Tags: urban, place, transportation, planning, urbanism, architecture.

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Jessica Ruddy's curator insight, March 21, 10:58 AM

What is a reasonable distance to walk around town?  Research shows that cities with improved sidewalks, less parking lots, attractive storefronts and other amenities that encourage walking.  If  walking the urban environment is and of itself an experience worth having and makes the person feel like a flâneur, experiencing the city on a deeper level, automotive transport goes down and walking goes up.  Urban infrastructure is more important for most people than distance in deciding whether to get in the car or walk down the street (for distances under 2 miles).   Bottom line: neighborhoods that have an appealing sense of place are more walkable.

 

Tags: urban, place, transportation, planning, urbanism, architecture.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 16, 1:21 AM

The concepts of "liveable streets" and "placemaking" can enhance the liveability of places.

Read about " Eyes on the street" and " broken window theory",  "walkability", "green infrastructure"  and " 20 minute neighbourhoods" and orher strategies to enhance liveability in

 

Geoworld 7 NSW 

10.3 Creating better communities

10..4 Places for people

10.5 Liveable streets 

10.6 Green places and open spaces

Geothink: Attributes of a liveable place;  New transport hierarchy; Planning liveable places

Kristina Lemson's curator insight, April 16, 10:44 PM
Use Google Earth to examine the walkability of Banksia Grove. Can younidentify specific elements that look like they have been included to meet this aim? Conversely, what mitigates against people walking in BG?
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Project Based Learning and iPads/iPods

Project Based Learning and iPads/iPods | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it

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Audrey Nay's curator insight, April 15, 2013 6:21 AM

Diversity. Different tool for different tasks

 

Jaybe Shackleford's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:59 PM

Excellent source for apps and the ideas of project based learning.  Thank you Tony Vincent.

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How to Make an Attractive City

“We've grown good at making many things in the modern world - but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again.”


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Julie Wicks's curator insight, May 15, 2015 6:48 PM
Year 7 Place and Liveability
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Maeklong Railway Market

"Multi-purpose land use."


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Gene Gagne's curator insight, December 1, 2015 8:44 PM

we have talked about this in class and what works in one place doesn't mean it will work everywhere. This is a sign that people adapt and build there own community whatever works to survive. This is a norm for them as you do not see any panic in the people and they have a set up that was planned out. They all grab a canopy and the train as just passed by and they are already put the canopy back up. what bothers me is the food that is just laying there and the right back side is right on top of the food. for us it is a sanitation problem to them it is a business to survive. They must hear the train coming because it can not be a schedule program what would happen if the train is not on time or early? I wonder if disaster has ever struck. I mean we wouldn't hear about it but I would have to think it has happened.

Matthew Richmond's curator insight, December 7, 2015 2:59 PM

This is insanity!! I've never seen anything like this! I always wondered why people who live in such squalor stay living in the area. If you have to pack your house up so a train to come through it might be time to move.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 9:15 PM
Definitely a good way for multi-purpose land use. They are utilizing the space they have conservatively, they really nailed this one on the head coming up with an idea to put a market right on a railroad track. Is this concept even safe or sanitary? Most definitely not. First off, it is not sanitary because that train on a daily basis has gone through all sorts of dirt and the train is literally passing right over the farmer's food that he is still going to sell to customers. Also, probably not the safest, because the people are just inches away from the passing train and with the wrong move, they can possibly fall onto the track and they are dead. I will hand it to them though, they act in an orderly fashion and move swiftly both when it comes and when it leaves. As a matter of fact, they go on with life so well after it leaves, it is almost like the train never passed through in the first place.
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Interactive Urbanisation Map

A fantastic interactive map with population charts that show the massive explosion in urbanization since 1950 until the present.


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ViewPure - Toowoomba Flood 2011.01.10


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Sarah McGill's curator insight, August 10, 2014 8:40 AM

Great video to generate inquiry questions on floods - perfect for Year 5 Geography....

This link is to the video with no ads...

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Feeding 9 Billion

Feeding 9 Billion | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.

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Marcelle Searles's insight:

Useful for Year 9 and 12 Geography 'Feeding the World' unit.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, April 30, 2014 11:09 PM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  This one question brings up many more spatial, environmental, political and social questions--this interactive feature nicely addresses many of the pertinent issues in a very accessible manner.   

 

This article relates well to the Population topic in Global Challenges and issues that arise from the present growth patterns.  

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:59 PM

As population continues to grow and agricultural lands dissappear, the issue of feeding the world is becoming a growing concern.

The environmental places of the world are becoming arid and the agrarian places are dwindling affecting the human/environment interaction by introducing agricultural issues.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:52 PM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  This one question brings up many more spatial, environmental, political and social questions--this interactive feature nicely addresses many of the pertinent issues in a very accessible manner.    

 

Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, environment modify, unit 5 agriculture. 

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Why Geography?

Why Geography? | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it

"Geography. It lets you study the world. No, really, THE WORLD. Think about that. What other subject deals with rocks? Moving continents? AND climate? Diffusion of plants and animals? Water quality? Now, what if you add some human systems--do the other sciences let you relate the earth to economic or political systems? And culture--food, religion, music, housing, or language? How about urban systems and settlement forms? Past, present, and future, anywhere in the world? And how many subject areas let you look at something from a scientific, social-scientific, humanistic, AND artistic perspective? Yeah, I said artistic--I like to illustrate my findings with a nice map.

Tell me all about global studies or environmental science if you'd like--they're alright too. But NOTHING lets you see the world like geography does."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 23, 2014 11:17 AM

This 'sermon' from the Church of Geography is outstanding (the 'Church' is a geo-evangelizing group on Facebook and Twitter that is the home to the delightful memes pictured above).  Many organizations are trying to re-brand geography to gain greater public support at the same time that other interdisciplinary initiatives with geographic content are gaining traction: global studies, environmental sustainability, centers for spatial analysis, etc.  We don't need a name change as much as we need people to capture the vision of geography's centrality and holistic capacity. 


Tags: geo-inspiration, geography education.

Emily Bian's curator insight, October 3, 2014 5:20 PM

This scoop caught my eye because of all the cartoons and memes. Some of them are pretty funny geography puns, and I'm sure other people will enjoy this.

There is world and human geography, and I have already learned world geography. World Geography has already helped me learn a lot about the world around me. Before, I was very illiterate in maps, but now I'm pretty decent. I can't wait to learn more in human geography! 

1) geography as a field of inquiry

It's a FB page of geography and it basically spreads the topic of geography, which is increasing in awareness. I think everybody should learn world geo and human geo is a good elective to take. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 11:06 AM

beginning year :)

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Future of Connected and Sustainable Cities

A short film looking at the challenges and opportunities facing cities. (Sustainable Cities http://bit.ly/gFfzFH)


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Choucri Bechir's comment, March 18, 2011 6:49 PM
very interesting video !
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Future plans: young people and planning - Young people are often overlooked in the planning process but they can offer valuable insight into the built environment

Future plans: young people and planning - Young people are often overlooked in the planning process but they can offer valuable insight into the built environment | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it
“Town planning is not merely place-planning, nor even work-planning.

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Erosion: The White Cliffs of Dover

Erosion: The White Cliffs of Dover | The Geography Classroom | 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.

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Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime? - interactive

Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime? - interactive | The Geography Classroom | Scoop.it

The UN is to publish the most exhaustive examination of climate change science to date, predicting dangerous temperature rises. How hot will it get in your lifetime?


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What Is Global Warming

This video explains the concept of global warming, which is generally thought to be caused by human driven emissions of greenhouse gasses, such as carbon dioxide.

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