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Network of Australian patrol boats keeps watch for the islands

Network of Australian patrol boats keeps watch for the islands | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
The operation in the Solomon Islands, using Australian-donated patrol boats, protects hundreds of millions of dollars in tuna-fishing income for aid-dependent nations. Now, there are plans to add Pacific border security to its brief, with a funding boost from Australia. On the front line of enforcement for the multi-billion-dollar tuna fisheries in the Pacific are the ageing, Australian-funded patrol boats in the Solomon Islands. Senior Sergeant Harold Reggie, of the Royal Solomon Islands Police, is the captain of the boat "Lata."
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H&M clothes still sewn by Bangladeshi workers in fire traps

H&M clothes still sewn by Bangladeshi workers in fire traps | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
H&M's cheap jeans and catwalk knock-offs, which shoppers will snap up in a frenzy at the Sydney CBD store opening on Saturday, are still being churned out by Bangladeshi workers in fire traps.
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South China Sea dispute: Strong indication Australia will join push back on China's island-building

South China Sea dispute: Strong indication Australia will join push back on China's island-building | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has issued the Abbott government's strongest signal yet that Australia is prepared to join the US and other countries in pushing back against Beijing's island-building and militarisation in the South China Sea.
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At sea in the city

At sea in the city | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it

MANY Chinese cities offer “sea views”, but of a kind that arouse fear and anger rather than raise spirits. The term is often used scornfully by Chinese media to...


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Scientists predict Lake Eyre and Murray-Darling Basins won't exist in 30 million years

Scientists predict Lake Eyre and Murray-Darling Basins won't exist in 30 million years | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
One day Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin will cease to exist.
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History sits abandoned: 10 empty pubs of Sydney - ABC Sydney - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

History sits abandoned: 10 empty pubs of Sydney - ABC Sydney - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
If moments of loss help shape a person's life, perhaps lost buildings reveal something about a city and in Sydney the loss of pubs may speak volumes.
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Urban Morphology in Mexico City

Urban Morphology in Mexico City | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it

"Mexico City is a giant laboratory of urban morphology. Its 20 million residents live in neighborhoods based on a wide spectrum of plans.  The colonial center (above) was built on the foundations of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire. The old city was on an island in Lake Texcoco. The lake was drained to prevent flooding as the city expanded.


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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, October 6, 2015 1:18 PM
Even thought this article is more picture based it shows a interesting example of what Mexico City is all about and how it is laid out. With the different layouts it's just amazing how many different one there are. There are normal standard rectangle and square layouts. One was even built on a drained lake in order to expand the city and prevent the city from flooding. One picture has what looks like a maze of roads and an interesting convergence of where the roads meet up. Overall with so many different layouts it could get confusing to one who may not be from there.
Tanya Townsend's curator insight, October 12, 2015 9:40 PM

While this scoop may reflect neighborhoods in Mexico, I feel like there is alot to be learned from it. The way human activity greatly affect the geographical landscape is undeniable in these photos. Areas were at one point a beautiful lake, trees and wild life inhabited, are now concrete jungles. In most of these images you cannot even see a patch of grass.

 I would be excited to see how specific neighborhood cultures develop considering the close proximity of people. I think that could be a really neat study. Is it like America in the early 1900's, segregation of religions, languages, and ethnic backgrounds? Or are the people close,  and friendly?

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 6, 2015 5:19 PM

It is interesting to see how Mexico City is set up, very busy, very populated, very tight. In the satellite photos of Mexico City, you can point out a few interesting things, like one being the different class of people. Some people have landscapes, while other people just have neighbors that live close enough to shake hands with through windows. Something like this goes to show who has money, who does not. You can definitely see grid type patterns in the way housing was built, it appears as if geometry took some play in the shape of the city. The one thing that caught my eye on the satellite map and I find very cool, is the red line of canopies from ambulantes (street vendors). 

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Hovea man dies defending home from Perth hills bushfires

Hovea man dies defending home from Perth hills bushfires | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
A 62-year-old Hovea man has reportedly died, after he lost consciousness on the roof of his house while defending it from a bushfire and 27 homes have been destroyed in the Perth hills.
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Firefighters contain WA blaze after 27 homes lost

Firefighters contain WA blaze after 27 homes lost | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
Fire crews spend the night securing parts of the Perth Hills area after a massive blaze destroys 27 homes.
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Perth among top 10 of world's most liveable cities

Perth among top 10 of world's most liveable cities | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
PERTH has made it into the Top 10 most liveable cities in the world, beating iconic destinations such as New York, Paris and London.
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The Australian Garden / Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson

The Australian Garden / Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
© John Gollings Architects: Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson Location: Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia Area: 40 hectares Year: 2012 Photographs:
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The Geography and Literacy Connection

The Geography and Literacy Connection | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it

"What do you think of when you hear the word literacy? Depending on what you teach, chances are geography is not the first thought that comes to mind. But believe it or not, geography and literacy naturally share many similarities. And you can deepen students’ learning in both geography and literacy when they are integrated in the curriculum."


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Ana Melo's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:41 AM

Geography provides a lot of fundamental knowledge and gives you also a sense of place, which I find very relevant in times of globalization where you belong everywhere and nowhere simultaneously.

Chris Cividino's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:06 AM

Understanding key terminology in geography is paramount to demonstrating deep knowledge of geographical concepts.

Max Minard's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:45 PM

In this report, a researcher describes the relationship between geography and literacy on educational terms. When combined, these two very similar topics would provide major benefits to a child curriculum in school giving them a better insight on geography through literary concepts. These certain concepts help kids better recognize relationships within graphs and charts that give valuable geographic information. This article helps prove geography as a field of inquiry based on its relations with other subjects that help enhance the knowledge among the children in any school curriculum. 

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National jostling to get the best of Antarctica

National jostling to get the best of Antarctica | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
Various countries are rushing to assert greater influence in the Antarctic, with an eye not just toward the day protective treaties expire, but also for the ...
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South China Sea dispute: What you need to know

South China Sea dispute: What you need to know | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
China is building artificial islands and manoeuvring assets in the South China Sea despite many countries claiming parts of the territory. But why and how is it doing so? Here are the answers.
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Blanchet Hugo's curator insight, November 24, 2015 5:59 AM

Approfondissement sur la stratégie chinoise de construction d'îles artificielles sur des récifs coralliens. L'article explique bien le phénomène avec une succession d'images illustrant l'avancée des travaux et les efforts chinois pour établir un archipel artificielle dans ces eaux.

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A forgotten path reopens between two Sydney icons

A forgotten path reopens between two Sydney icons | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
For nearly 150 years, a short ribbon of railway between Central Station and Darling Harbour was the main artery of Sydney. That link has lain largely dormant and disused for decades.
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Urban Renewal in Sydney

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Australia must back Indigenous expertise to end crisis of children’s incarceration

Australia must back Indigenous expertise to end crisis of children’s incarceration | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
Indigenous communities are taking new, innovative approaches to keep children out of detention - but their success hinges on Australian government support, to reverse Australia’s crisis of Indigenous youth incarceration, said Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty, launching a national report at the National Press Club today.
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Water Facts: Water

Water Facts: Water | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
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Highly concentrated population distribution

Highly concentrated population distribution | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it

"Only 2% of Australia's population lives in the yellow area. "


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Gene Gagne's curator insight, December 10, 2015 7:28 PM

The yellow represents desert and with no rainfall what are you going to grow. the white area is the area that gets plenty of rain, good farmland for raising livestock, excellent natural harbors and resources. the yellow upper part probably is not desert but I bet its cold up there.

Martin Kemp's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:08 PM

this seems like the same sort of situation that Egypt has, it seems like a good sized area but the large deserts make most of it uninhabitable, the country's livable space is much less than you would think.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 10:17 PM
What we have here is a representation of the desert area that only 2% of the population lives in, this is because to sustain life, you need high amounts of water to grow food which will never happen here and then the white being the mainly inhabited areas. These areas are mainly inhabited because of sufficient rainfall which makes agriculture good and good enough to sustain populations of people.
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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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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 27, 2014 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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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:28 PM

Easy to play with

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

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Victoria bakes: bushfires burn out of control, commuters urged to leave city early

Victoria bakes: bushfires burn out of control, commuters urged to leave city early | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
Community fire briefings are being held in the Mallee and Grampians regions as bushfires continue to burn out of control in extreme temperatures.
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Heatwave Tracker - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The ABC is Australia's most trusted, independent source of news. Our network of more than 500 journalists at home and abroad provide unrivalled coverage of the news events that affect Australians.
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Teaching With QR Codes

Teaching With QR Codes | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it

"So, what are QR Codes, you ask?  Well, you know what barcodes are,  like when you buy something at the store and the clerk scans a code to enter the item and amount into the till?  The QR (Quick Response) Code is kind of like that, except that it offers much more information.  Quite often the QR Code will give you a link to a website, or a text message, image, etc.  To read the QR Code, you need to install a QR Code Reader onto your device.  There are many available for free.  I like using i-nigma, seen below. Simply open the app, point it at a QR Code and your device will do the rest.  Try it with the code above.  It should take you back to this blog."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 15, 2014 7:40 AM

Good information.

Martha D's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:48 AM

Wondering how to use QR codes in your classroom? Here are some great ideas.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, January 19, 2014 11:34 PM

SWe've used this in classes and the students loved it.

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Feature> City Lights - The Architect's Newspaper

Feature> City Lights - The Architect's Newspaper | Year 10 Geography | Scoop.it
Lighting designers are applying the skills of their profession to further the goals of urban design, creating safer, more stimulating, and better functioning cities.
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