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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!

Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:02 AM
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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Largest glacier calving ever filmed

"On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water."

 

Tags: physical, geomorphology, landforms, erosion, climate change, Greenland.


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Flaviu Fesnic's comment, April 12, 2014 3:31 PM
impressive !
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Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland

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Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it

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Christopher Tienken's curator insight, February 16, 2015 9:39 PM

Grds 6-12 data to study slave trade. 

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Libertarianism, the Anti-Slavery Movement, and Black History Month - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Libertarianism, the Anti-Slavery Movement, and Black History Month - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
Classical liberalism and the fight for racial equality.

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The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth?

The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth? | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
What would happen if you put all 7 billion humans into one city, as dense as New York?

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:49 AM

CD - The causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region.

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Population distribution - ABS classroom activities

Population distribution - ABS classroom activities | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 29, 2013 6:36 PM

CD - The differences in urban concentration and urban settlement patterns between Australia and the United States of America, and their causes and consequences.

 

CD - The reasons for and effects of internal migration in Australia.

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The population capacity of Australia

The population capacity of Australia | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
How many people can Australia handle, based on food growing capacity?

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 3:12 AM

CD - The management and planning of Australia’s urban future.

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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

Human activities are changing the face of the earth | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:16 AM

CD - The differences in urban concentration and urban settlement patterns between Australia and the United States of America, and their causes and consequences.

Select number 11 for Palm Springs, California, USA.

 

The desert sunshine of Palm Springs has long been a draw for tourists and retirees. Suburbs and retirement communities continue to expand southeastward toward the Coachella Valley; the city now boasts more than 125 golf courses.

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Changes in Landforms

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Lesson Pathways is an innovative new homeschool tool featuring curriculum and activities that appeal to multiple learning styles and teaching methods.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:09 PM

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

 

Land changes over time due to weathering and erosion. The land then takes on a different appearance. In this unit, you will identify forces that cause change in landforms over time. Included are water, ice, wind and abraison. Hands-on activities include experimenting with chemical and physical changes, discovering how glaciers cause changes to the land, the effects of wind erosion, and changes in your own neighborhood. Online quizzes, videos, and printables.

Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 9:00 AM
Focused on Primary school fun practical activites. Could also be used for junior secondary. One activitiy has the following requirments that made me smile: 2 small pieces of steel wool
2 small plastic bags
A Sharpie
Water
Sheet of white paper. In Australia, a Sharpie was a 1970s pre skin head. Where do you get a Sharpie nowadays?
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Australia's National Landscapes

Australia's National Landscapes | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
Discover Australia's National Landscapes, places of great cultural, natural and spiritual significance including World Heritage-listed sites

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:18 PM

CD - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.

 

Landscapes featured include: the Australian Alps, coastal wilderness, the green cauldron, the red centre, the timeless north, Flinders Ranges, Great Barrier Reef, Great Ocean Road, Blue Mountains, Great South West Edge, Kangaroo Island, Ningaloo-Sharlk Bay, Tasmania's island heritage, The Kimberley and the wet tropics.

Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:55 AM
Best to show the students the types of amazing landscapes first before delving deeping. These could spark interest for a research project and presentation to the class from the students. They coud pick one of interest to them.
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This page shows Australia's landscape and landforms. Using this page I want you to  understand the following questions:

1. What are Australia's World Heritage-listed sites and why are they Heritage listed?

 

2. How do people effect Australia's landscape and is there any chance we, as a population could destroy parts of our landscape through our everyday activities?

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Landforms of coastal erosion

Landforms of coastal erosion | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 21, 2013 12:48 AM
CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform.

 

Lots of links on this site to other aspects of the coast. Also world-wide examples given not solely from the UK.

Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:39 AM
UK Geog is so strong on physical geography. Clink on the youtube of the Twelve Apostles with David Attenborough 1.5 min clip.
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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

Human activities are changing the face of the earth | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 2:08 AM

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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Year 8 Unit 1
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ABC Catchment Detox

ABC Catchment Detox | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
The challenge is to manage a river catchment so that after 100 years you have a healthy economy and a healthy environment

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 4, 2013 11:42 PM

CD - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.

 

Play Catchment Detox to see if you successfully manage a river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy.

It's an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake - whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population.

Jade ten Kate's comment, September 6, 2013 5:52 PM
Could be used as part of an assessment. Students play the game then write an analysis of their actions and the consequences of these on the catchment
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Plate Tectonics - The changing shape of the Earth

Plate Tectonics - The changing shape of the Earth | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
In 1977, after decades of tediously collecting and mapping ocean sonar data, scientists began to see a fairly accurate picture of the seafloor emerge.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:04 PM

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

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

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THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE: What Your Know -- and Perhaps Don't Know

THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE: What Your Know -- and Perhaps Don't Know | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
The African slave trade involved -- and in some cases today, still involves -- a lot more than just Africa and the United States.

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Jack Palmer's curator insight, February 17, 2015 9:18 AM

3rd scoop:

This article is about the slave trades that have occurred in Africa. It focuses on the Atlantic Slave Trade. It gives you information about the slave trades. They talk about how the African people were treated very badly when they were slaves. They also talked about the amount of Africans that were shipped to the New World. They describe the harsh conditions in the ships and how unfair they were treated for their race.

 

I felt very sorry for the people that had to go through all these horrible stuff. I don't know how some people managed to live through it. It is very cruel and I think no one should ever be treated like that. This relates to what we are studying because it focuses on Africa and the Slave Trade which we have also studied. They have also told you about the tough things these people had to go through and how they were shipped over. We have discussed or read and worked on lots of aspects of this article.

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Lest We Forget Slavery Museum

Lest We Forget Slavery Museum | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
The Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery provides a unique opportunity to examine and explore the factual aspects of the African American Slave Trade experience.

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These apartments are so small they can only be photographed from the ceiling

These apartments are so small they can only be photographed from the ceiling | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Seven million people living in 423 square miles (1,096 sq km). The local government makes no attempt to hide this fact, noting the superlative on a fact-sheet (PDF).

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 4, 2013 11:45 PM

CD - The causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region.

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Population growth - ABS classroom activities

Population growth - ABS classroom activities | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 29, 2013 6:46 PM

CD - The reasons for and effects of internal migration in Australia.

 

CD - The management and planning of Australia’s urban future.

 

Written to a Year 9-10 audience but with a little tinkering can fit to Year 8.

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Quick Geography Activities - ABS

Quick Geography Activities - ABS | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 29, 2013 7:20 PM

CD - The differences in urban concentration and urban settlement patterns between Australia and the United States of America, and their causes and consequences.

CD - The reasons for and effects of internal migration in Australia.

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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

Human activities are changing the face of the earth | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 2:01 AM

CD - The reasons for and effects of internal migration in China.

Select number 10 for Dongguan, China

 

Like its neighboring cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Dongguan has grown explosively as rural Chinese have moved to urban centers seeking employment in factories. In 2008, migrants from other parts of China outnumbered Dongguan’s local residents five to two. The images reflect that change; note in the more recent image the new circumferential highway and areas of bare ground at construction sites.

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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:19 AM

CD - The differences in urban concentration and urban settlement patterns between Australia and the United States of America, and their causes and consequences.

Select number 12 for Loudon County, Virginia, USA.

 

One of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S., northern Virginia’s Loudoun County increased in population by 84% between 2000 and 2010. In this area near Dulles Airport, rural fields (pink and green) and woodlots (dark green) visible in 1990 have been largely replaced by subdivisions and light industry.

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Types of landforms

Types of landforms | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
You don't need an eye of a geologist to identify and admire the different types of landforms around you. Being well-versed with the basic features of various landforms and their formation process will be more than enough.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:04 PM

CD - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.

 

Simple descriptions with images of geomorphological features.

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Australian Landscapes

Australian Landscapes | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
Photos and information on Australian landscapes.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:24 PM

CD - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.

 

Stunning images of Australian landscapes.

Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:53 AM
Great for students to start a unit with lots of amazing landform places and start with some "how do you think this was made" type questions. Have you seen similar? Look at the slope!
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Geography4Kids.com: Earth Structure

Geography4Kids.com: Earth Structure | Year 8 Topics | Scoop.it
Geography4Kids.com! The web site that teaches physical geography and earth science basics to everyone!

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, February 8, 2013 8:21 PM

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

 

Lots of great information here on the structure of the earth, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes as well as quizzes.

Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:15 AM
Quite interactive. Don't let the students play the Goodgame Empire game. I was hoping that its map base might help Geog skills and problem solving but not too relevant to Geog. Other interactives are good. Steve
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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 | Year 8 Topics | 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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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 15, 2013 5:59 AM

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