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Resources linked to the NSW Syllabus Geography K-10 and Australian Curriculum Geography
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Which country has the highest level of well-being?

Which country has the highest level of well-being? | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Which countries are thriving, striving and struggling?
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Going to the toilet is more serious than it looks

Going to the toilet is more serious than it looks | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Going to the toilet is more serious than it seems.
Find out more about Word Toilet Day >>> http://bit.ly/1S1XG4D
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Which is the greenest, happiest country in the world?

Which is the greenest, happiest country in the world? | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
One country is achieving the right balance between well-being and environmental sustainability, according to the Happy Planet Index 2016.
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Happy planet Index - a measure of human wellbeing
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Female chief in Malawi breaks up 850 child marriages and sends girls back to school

Female chief in Malawi breaks up 850 child marriages and sends girls back to school | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Theresa Kachindamato, a female chief in Malawi, has become well-known for ending child marriages and abusive sexual initiation rites, and encouraging education for young women.
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Dollar Street

Dollar Street | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
See how people really live
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A great visual introduction to difference in human wellbeing 

Choose a variety of themes e.g. toys, toilets

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Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030

Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030 | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
UN report warns that without measures to halt and reverse climate change, food production could become impossible in large areas of the world
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How We Share the World

How We Share the World | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
This interactive graphic shows how the world is divided according to six different socioeconomic variables. The land area of each country represents its share of the worldwide total.
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A great interactive site to examine the world using 6 criteria that reflect well being and / or development
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This is where your smartphone battery begins

This is where your smartphone battery begins | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Workers, including children, labor in harsh and dangerous conditions to meet the world’s soaring demand for cobalt, a mineral essential to powering electric vehicles, laptops, and smartphones, according to an investigation by The Washington Post.

Via Seth Dixon
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Links between access to natural resources, exploitation and human well being and development 

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 2, 6:47 PM

Links between the products we use and other people, places and environments - and the consequences of production. 

Gayle Kakac's curator insight, October 3, 10:31 AM
I'm afraid this is a very sad aspect of our technology.

ROCAFORT's curator insight, October 4, 2:29 AM
This is where your smartphone battery begins
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Satellite imagery can be used to predict regions of poverty

Satellite imagery can be used to predict regions of poverty | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
A new study in the journal Science shows how a combination of satellite imagery and machine learning algorithms can be used to predict poverty in regions o
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"I'm still a child but I'm pregnant, so I feel strange."

"I'm still a child but I'm pregnant, so I feel strange." | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
(Kathmandu) – The Nepal government is not taking sufficient steps to end child marriage, causing deep harm to both girls and boys across the country, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
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Justin Trudeau says poverty is sexist. These 5 charts show why he’s right

Justin Trudeau says poverty is sexist. These 5 charts show why he’s right | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
“Women and girls are less likely to get an education, more likely to be impoverished, and face greater risk of disease and poor health,” says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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When cleanliness nears godliness in Bhutan

When cleanliness nears godliness in Bhutan | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
CHHUKHA, Bhutan, 28 August 2016 – As we veer off the Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway and ascend the rough road towards Pagar in Chhukha district, dark red chilies drying out in the fields provide a glimpse of the hues we will soon encounter as we...
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These OECD countries have the best quality of life

These OECD countries have the best quality of life | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
The OECD's Better Life Index looks at the countries with the best quality of life.
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Climate Reality - Wind energy from plastic bowls?

Climate Reality - Wind energy from plastic bowls? | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Wind energy from plastic bowls? We’re totally bowled over by this idea. (via NowThis)
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Improving wellbeing at the grass roots level
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See Pictures of Toilets Around the World on World Toilet Day

See Pictures of Toilets Around the World on World Toilet Day | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
On World Toilet Day, see how societies from Ancient Rome to India have struggled to improve sanitation.
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Mapping Africa's natural resources

Mapping Africa's natural resources | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
An overview of the continent's main natural resources.

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What Photos Of Toys And Toilets Can Teach Us About Income Inequality

What Photos Of Toys And Toilets Can Teach Us About Income Inequality | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Income, not location, determines how people live.
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The misery of Hurricane Matthew is deepened by human failure

The misery of Hurricane Matthew is deepened by human failure | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Why Haiti did worse than Cuba in protecting its people
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Pakistan parliament passes legislation against so-called 'honour killings'

Pakistan parliament passes legislation against so-called 'honour killings' | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Lawmakers removed a loophole in existing law that allows killers to walk free after being pardoned by family members.
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50 years of change | World Vision Australia

50 years of change | World Vision Australia | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
World Vision Australia marks 50 years of change, made possible by the generosity of everyday Australians.
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The Best News You Don’t Know

The Best News You Don’t Know | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
I’ve covered massacres in South Sudan, concentration camps in Myanmar and widespread stunting in India, but it’s also important to acknowledge the backdrop of global progress. Otherwise, the public may perceive poverty as hopeless and see no point in carrying on the fight — at just the point when we’re making the most rapid gains ever recorded.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 25, 3:37 PM

The world is winning the war on extreme poverty, but most Americans think that poverty is getting worse. Doom and gloom can dominate media coverage because a horrific tragedy gets better rating than slow incremental improvements.  The general public is often ignorant of the measurable improvements going on in the world today.  No, the world isn’t perfect, but it is getting better. 

 

Tags: mediapoverty, development, economic, perspective.

Sally Egan's curator insight, October 6, 9:36 PM
This article provides a positive look at the advances made in global development measures.
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WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE directed by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel - Geographical

WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE directed by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel - Geographical | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
An intense and sobering tale of what happens when two communities – both living in Peru, yet occupying very two different worlds – clash, as globalisation collides with tradition
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The World's 10 Largest Refugee Camps

The World's 10 Largest Refugee Camps | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Around the world, nearly four million refugees reside in planned or self-settled camps. This Story Map explores the ten largest settlements.
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Aerial Photos Show how Apartheid Still Shapes South African Cities

Aerial Photos Show how Apartheid Still Shapes South African Cities | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
“An American used drones to capture the color lines still stark in South African cities.”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 22, 4:35 PM

In some respects this isn't surprising, but it is still striking to see how stark the differences are.  One generation of political change does not reverse generations of systemic racism that have had economic, cultural, and political impacts.  Many of the urban planning decisions were based on apartheid, and that historical legacy is still embedded landscape.

 

Tags: South Africa, images, Africarace, ethnicityneighborhood, urban, planning, images, remote sensing.

doozyfunny's comment, September 1, 12:12 AM
Its useful :)
Lee Hancock's curator insight, November 1, 8:37 PM

Urban places and inequality. 

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The designer loo revolutionising Madagascar's toilet crisis

The designer loo revolutionising Madagascar's toilet crisis | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Madagascar is the fourth-worst place to find a toilet, and diarrhoea-related diseases are rife. Could an odourless and waterless loo hold the solution?
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