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Outback Odyssey: The Great Barrier Reef - Telegraph.co.uk

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Outback Odyssey: The Great Barrier Reef
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The coastline no longer visible, mile after mile of reef surfaces at low tide, gigantic ribbons of coral, and the water turns from cold, deep blue to turquoise.
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Where’s the best place to be a woman?


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oyndrila's curator insight, October 25, 2013 12:39 PM

Global gender gap report 2013. 

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Gender Gap Index

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xavia's comment, April 10, 2014 12:38 AM
gender gap chloropleth
Chris Plummer's curator insight, January 29, 2015 8:30 AM

Summary- This map shows the equality of genders through their economic participation,  health, and access to education. In many poorer places you can see there is a much greater gender gap than in places like scandinavia where there isn't much of a gap at all. I

 

Insight- In Unit 3 one of the main subjects was gender. This chloropleth map shows the relationship between states and their equality among genders. It is easy to tell that in most undeveloped countries there is a much larger gender gap than more developed ones.

Gareth Jukes's curator insight, May 27, 2015 10:37 AM

Gender Inequality Index-

This article explains the places and locations of gender inequality, and how most of this is densely kept in Africa, where most men are more powerful than women. It also shows how in more developed countries, their is gender equality, and with it better economy.

This article shows gender inequality index by the map and information displaying how gender inequality is located more in developing countries. And gender equality is placed in developed countries.

 

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Comparing Urban Footprints

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This is a series of infographics (or geo-infographics) created by Matthew Hartzell, a friend of mine that I met when we were both geography graduate students at Penn State in few years back. I wil...


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Mrs Parkinson's curator insight, February 12, 2014 3:53 PM

Urban challenges topic

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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.UN-Water has created a portal to view maps, tables, and charts on indicators, at either country or global level, as well as additional geographic information.


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China Is Ending Its "One-Child Policy" - Here Are The Implications | Zero Hedge

China Is Ending Its "One-Child Policy" - Here Are The Implications | Zero Hedge | Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Back in 1978, the Chinese politburo enacted the "one-child policy", whose main purpose was to "alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems" in China as a result of the soaring population.

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Dwindling water supplies make every drop count - OurWorld 2.0 | OurWorld 2.0

A UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health study predicts that wastewater use will grow rapidly in a new age of increased drought.

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10 Images that Sum Up the Geological History of the Earth

10  Images that Sum Up the Geological History of the Earth | Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and during that time it's been through a lot of dramatic changes -- as well as enormous disasters that reshaped the oceans and continents.

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Makenna Jordan's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:26 AM

These photos truly show how different and diverse earths surface is, there really are no two places that are identical to eachother which is crazy to think about because earth is so huge compared to us. These photos show hey gorgeous various places of the world really are.

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Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment : NPR

Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment : NPR | Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Wasted food creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land. The rice lost in Asia and the meat wasted in rich countries contribute most heavily to the problem.

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PatrickHance's comment, September 15, 2013 9:47 PM
We waste 1.43 billion tons of food globally each year. Besides from the obvious problem of wasted food feeding nobody, wasting food worsens the environmental impact of farming. A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization brings to light the issue of food waste, especially in land and water waste. Pairs of regions and foods were created for the study. 6 out of the 10 pairs were from Asian countries, who waste the most vegetables and grains. Latin America, Europe, and the US account for 80% of wasted meat. These two figures are the most concerning because rice and meat have the highest carbon impact levels. In developing countries, food waste is primarily caused by shipping issues, and in wealthier countries consumers are the primary cause for food waste. People in rich countries buy more food than they can eat, and also overreact to expiration dates and throw away food that is still good.
PatrickHance's comment, September 15, 2013 9:57 PM
Food waste is a very important global issue. Not only could food that you waste be used, it has a large impact on the environment. It's also very expensive; food waste costs farmers $750 billion a year, still excluding seafood. Food waste is becoming even more concerning with predicted decreases in food security. The FAO's study calculated that currently, we will need to increase food production by 60% to feed everyone by 2050. By reducing our food waste, there wouldn't be as much demand to increase production. Food production already takes a heavy toll on the environment, why would you want it to be even less efficient? You can reduce food waste by only buying what you need, and by of course eating all of your food.
PatrickHance's comment, September 15, 2013 9:58 PM
Barclay, Eliza. "Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment." The Salt. NPR, 11 9 2013. Web. 15 Sep. 2013. <Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment>.
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Entries by category: Human Rights | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch

Entries by category: Human Rights | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch | Social Sciences | Scoop.it
This blog will help you find information about recent changes to the law, recent cases, new legislation as well as identify new publications that you will find useful

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gina lockton's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:52 PM

Core Unit; Human Rights - this is a great blog

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170 Years of the World's Hurricane Tracks on One Dark and Stormy Map

170 Years of the World's Hurricane Tracks on One Dark and Stormy Map | Social Sciences | Scoop.it

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"CHASING ICE" captures 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."


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A breathing Earth

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"Here's a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth.  Made possible by the tremendous folks of the NASA Visible Earth team, I downloaded the twelve cloud-free satellite imagery mosaics of Earth ("Blue Marble Next Generation") at each month of the year.  I wrapped them into some fun projections then stitched them together into a couple animated gifs..."


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Mathijs Booden's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:53 AM

Don't hesitate to grab the large version.

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Entries by category: Human Rights | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch

Entries by category: Human Rights | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch | Social Sciences | Scoop.it
This blog will help you find information about recent changes to the law, recent cases, new legislation as well as identify new publications that you will find useful

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Louise Woods's curator insight, September 19, 2013 12:01 AM

Keep an eye on the LIAC News Watch blog for all of your topics.

 

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NatGeo Feature: Megacities

NatGeo Feature: Megacities | Social Sciences | Scoop.it

"By 2030, two out of three people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. For a preview of the future, the last in the Challenges for Humanity series explores São Paulo, Brazil; Lagos, Nigeria; Bangkok, Thailand; and Hyderabad, India."


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Elle Reagan's curator insight, May 26, 2015 9:38 PM

I thought this article was good as it gave information on how the world as we know it is growing and cities are popping up everywhere. Developing countries are seeing a large increase in growth and with that comes the growth of cities. With this, more megacities will be born and hopefully the quality of life increases with life in cities.

L.Long's curator insight, August 28, 2015 6:08 AM

mega cities

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mega cities

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Interactive Hunger Map

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From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 870 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a healthy, productive life.

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Jemma Tanner's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:56 PM
I really liked this map because it's easy to read and is interactive. This would work really well on the SmartBoard because it's easily accessible for both the students and teacher. This resource could be adapted into a lesson where the students must choose either a red or burgundy country and complete a research project on why these countries have such high levels of hunger. You could also do group presentations on their findings so the whole class gets an overall view of developing countries. The great thing about this map is that it's very basic and can be used in younger grade levels without adjustment.
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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | Social Sciences | Scoop.it
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...
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Massiel Barros-Torning's curator insight, October 9, 2013 3:28 AM

This is a terrific list. Well done!

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The world's wealthy: where on earth are the richest 1%?

The world's wealthy: where on earth are the richest 1%? | Social Sciences | Scoop.it
A new report from Credit Suisse reveals striking inequalities – such as 35% of Russia's riches in the hands of 110 people

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The Great Nature Project

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Join me and National Geographic's Great Nature Project in exploring the great nature all around us!

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Tracy Klug's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:07 PM

Join me in submitting pictures to National Geographic's Great Nature Project!  You could submit them to me personally so that I can show the images to my Human Geography students!

Molly Diallo's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:52 PM

I am requesting you do this and send me a copy of your pictures as well!

 

Janet Price's curator insight, October 1, 2013 6:41 PM

Something for that class set of cameras!

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The world’s happiest and least happy countries, mapped

The world’s happiest and least happy countries, mapped | Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Can you measure happiness? A UN-sponsored Columbia University report set out to try.

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Makenna Jordan's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:31 AM

I've never seen a map like this but it's crazy that someone would think to make a map based on how happy others is. And if you really read into the article and take sometime to look at the map, It dosent seem to be so incorrect. I found this map incredibly interesting because I've never seen anything like it before. 

Tracy Klug's curator insight, September 16, 2013 2:40 PM

What cultural values are implied by the happiest countries in the world?

Mathijs Booden's comment, September 19, 2013 1:02 PM
@Makenna I don't think the map is incorrect, just that it correlates pretty well with a map of GDP/capita, an index of how wealthy people are on average. Having said that, there are a lot of anomalies. For example, Mexicans are apparently happier than most Europeans despite earning considerably less and having their country torn by organized crime, and Botswana is deeply unhappy despite having prospered, relatively speaking, in economic terms (HIV?).
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What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE | Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century...

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Lauren Jackson's curator insight, February 19, 2014 3:50 PM

Another article that provides explicitly the essentials for Project Based Learning. The Buck Institute focuses on PBL to produce 21st Century Skills. Incorporating technology is fundamental in PBL. What worries me, as a future educator, is the unknown. I want to fully prepare my students with the skills they need, but we are preparing them for an unknown future. For example, in elementary school my computer class focused on "words typed per minute." But now students need to know much more than that when it comes to technology. How can we prepare globally competent students when we don't know what the global sphere will look like in 2020 and beyond?

Robin Kinney's curator insight, February 19, 2014 5:12 PM

This picture truly says 1000 words, which is why I like it.  While reading an article, this one or another, is necessary to understanding what PBL is, this graphic is an excellent at-a-glance reminder.  I'd actually like to take this image, transform it into a trumpet flower, then slide the graphic into the front of my planning binder to act as a beautiful reminder of what I should imbed into my lessons.

Harry Greenhouse's curator insight, February 20, 2014 9:57 PM

This article by BIE shows the basics to project based learning. The article shows the major important factors that make project based learning possible and how to do them. Like we covered in class, PBL's need to be significant and relate-able so they are interesting as well as have a driving question that works as the thesis statement for the project.

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'Must haves' for integrating planetary well-being and human well-being

'Must haves' for integrating planetary well-being and human well-being | Social Sciences | Scoop.it

Sustainability should be defined as "development that meets the needs of the present whilst safeguarding Earth's life-support system upon which the welfare of current and future generations depends"


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Mathijs Booden's curator insight, August 27, 2013 10:46 AM

The Millennium Development Goals end in 2015. The next round of development must be cast in terms of sustainability to ensure the achievements of today will not be lost tomorrow.

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Geologic animations

Geologic animations | Social Sciences | Scoop.it

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Mathijs Booden's curator insight, August 31, 2013 7:48 AM

Fantastic flash animations of physical earth processes.

Jyoti Chouhan's comment, September 1, 2013 7:55 AM
very nice...It's really easy for geography students to understand the physical process of Earth....It will be better for my study Geography Collection...Thanks for sharing
Mathijs Booden's comment, September 1, 2013 2:50 PM
You're welcome Jyoti.
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Global life expectancy - graphic of the day | The Knowledge Effect

Global life expectancy - graphic of the day | The Knowledge Effect | Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Global life expectancy has increased from 64 years in 1990 to 70 years in 2011, the World Health Organization said at the release of its annual world healt

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