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In Pictures: Struggling to end child labour

In Pictures: Struggling to end child labour | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
June 12 marks the Day Against Child Labour focusing on the plight of working children globally.

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Liveability of places for children - children's rights 

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Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary all rank in top five on list of world's most liveable cities

Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary all rank in top five on list of world's most liveable cities | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Three Canadian cities have again cracked the top five on a ranking of the world’s most liveable places
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Using media reports from different countries gives perspective to assessments of liveability.

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Place & liveability youtube

Teaching resource for Year 7 Geography uit on place 7 liveability. Watch the video. Which place do youthink is te best place to live? Watch again and give each place a "liveability" rating...
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World's most liveable city 2014 is ...

World's most liveable city 2014 is ... | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Eight of the top 10 scoring cities in the Economic Intelligence Unit's annual Liveability Survey are in Australia and Canada. But where's top? (The latest Liveability Survey is out and Canada has three cities in the Top 10 - well done!
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Real-life Atlantis? The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

Real-life Atlantis? The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.
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Where's the best place to live?

Where's the best place to live? | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
This collection of media resources focuses on the liveability of places, particularly cities. But what makes one place...

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dilaycock's curator insight, July 15, 8:26 PM

Great collection of resources from ABC Splash that considers the liveability of places, especially urban environments..

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This Is the Traffic Capital of the World

This Is the Traffic Capital of the World | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
There are only 650 major intersections here—but somehow only 60 traffic lights.

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Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, July 7, 10:45 AM

seth dixon:This is an excellent article to explore some of the problems confronting megacities.

Jade ten Kate's curator insight, July 10, 1:01 AM

Megacities

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APHG-U7

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Why transport projects must make cities more liveable - Cities Today

Why transport projects must make cities more liveable - Cities Today | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Cities Today Why transport projects must make cities more liveable Cities Today We have to be more mindful of how a project can benefit the larger cause of city renewal or improvement and in particular, the opportunities and benefits it can bring...
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Looking to Copenhagen on liveability ~ Plantastic and Designeriffic News

Looking to Copenhagen on liveability ~ Plantastic and Designeriffic News | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Will Asia look to Melbourne or Copenhagen as an international exemplar for ‘getting it right’ on liveability? http://t.co/WhAXihA08O
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In Pictures: Struggling to end child labour

In Pictures: Struggling to end child labour | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
June 12 marks the Day Against Child Labour focusing on the plight of working children globally.

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Liveability of places for children - children's rights 

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Thanks to Nicole Bailey @ Barker College for this link.

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Secondary - 9781420232639 - GeoWorld 7 print+digital

Secondary - 9781420232639 - GeoWorld 7 print+digital | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it

This is a personal review of one Textbook for the Australian Curriculum Geography. 

Geoworld 7 is published by Macmillan Education Australia and is on the shelves in most  states now. Other editions will be there very soon. 

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Looking for a textbook that gives you and your students choice and engaging studies ? Geoworld 7 was written to engage students and facilitate student centred learning. 

The key concepts, cross curriculum priorities and skills  are integrated into double page spreads saving teachers time.

If finding that elusive material on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to meet AC priorities has you frustrated the look no further - this book excels in this area.

The online teaching program suggests strategies for choosing content that suits you and your students and provides templates for group work.

Don't be overwhelmed by the volume of content because choice is good and brings the subject alive.

If you are looking for a text that just covers the curriculum content and decides everything you teach then this text might not be for you.

However if you want to challenge your students to think outside the square, learn about the world around them , make choices about the examples they use and work independently or in groups for a portion of their studies of Geography as well as incorportaing ICT  you really should give the Geoworld series a try.  




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Venezuela is world's 'most miserable country'

Venezuela is world's 'most miserable country' | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
According to new research published by the Cato Institute, Venezuela is the most miserable country in the world.

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The Ship-Breakers

The Ship-Breakers | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
In Bangladesh men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.

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Employment attracts people to places

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Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, May 25, 6:04 PM

Where there is a need there is a way.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 27, 12:23 PM

This article shows how parts of the world plays host to some of the more dangerous industries in existence because they are desperate for jobs and will take any work that comes their way. The ship-breakers are mostly men that work to recycle retired cargo ships. This job is extraordinary dangerous due to the fact that the ships are built not to be taken apart. We can see the lack of development in some parts of the world through this industry's presence in southwest Asia. 

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, June 4, 9:28 PM

Despite massive advances in transporting goods rapidly around our ever increasing connected world, little thought is spared for how we mamage the waste stream. MEDC benefitf rom accessing the range of goods but LEDC have to deal with the dismantling of the transport modes. 

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Top 10 Safest Countries In The World In 2014

Top 10 Safest Countries In The World In 2014 | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
This list attempts to pinpoint the 10 safest countries in the world by analyzing the Global Peace Index, or GPI, of each country, taking into consideration homicide rates, levels of violent crime, nuclear capabilities and more.

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Albert Jordan's curator insight, April 28, 6:44 PM

None of these countries are surprising. However, many of them have to deal with neighbors and regional issues. New Zealand, on the other hand, does not really have to deal with much. Essentially being isolated except for a large(not differentiating between usable and non usable land), and some small islands to the north - New Zealander's just do their thing and govern their sheep. It goes to show that while they are connected to the global marketplace, by maintaining a small profile and keeping to themselves, they can still enjoy standards of living comparable to the richest and largest nations on the planet. It also helps to have a small population.

Jacques Lebègue's curator insight, May 2, 3:19 AM

L'indice de paix global agrège des facteurs comme le taux d'homicide, celui de crimes violents et autres. On a un bon modèle pas lui, tout près: la Belgique, n°10 de ce classement. En règle générale, à l'exception notable de la Nouvelle-Zélande, il vaut vivre au nord de l'hémisphère nord...

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L'indice de paix global agrège des facteurs comme le taux d'homicide, celui de crimes violents et autres. On a un bon modèle pas lui, tout près: la Belgique, n°10 de ce classement. En règle générale, à l'exception notable de la Nouvelle-Zélande, il vaut vivre au nord de l'hémisphère nord...

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Several SSA cities amongst the least liveable - CNBCAfrica.com

Several SSA cities amongst the least liveable - CNBCAfrica.com | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Several SSA cities amongst the least liveable CNBCAfrica.com “Assessing liveability has a broad range of uses, from benchmarking perceptions of development levels to assigning a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages.” The...
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Does multiculturalism make a city more "liveable"? - SBS

Does multiculturalism make a city more "liveable"? - SBS | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
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Melbourne recently got the top spot in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, out of 150 capitals.
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Transport revolution in the world’s highest city

Transport revolution in the world’s highest city | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
The future of Bolivia’s public transportation takes to the skies.

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Our cities need more green spaces for rest and play — here's how

Our cities need more green spaces for rest and play — here's how | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Your local park is likely playing a vital role in your city’s health, and probably your own too. Parks and other “green spaces” help keep cities cool, and as places of recreation, can help with health…

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Lending to women ‘the best decision we ever made’: Grameen Bank's Muhammad Yunus

Lending to women ‘the best decision we ever made’: Grameen Bank's Muhammad Yunus | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
News, style and advice for professional women through the filter of success

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dilaycock's curator insight, July 17, 7:32 PM

Examines the work of the Grameen Bank, an NGO created to help address poverty, especially in women, in Bangladesh.

CT Blake's curator insight, July 18, 11:27 AM

A revolution in finance that can hopefully lift the poor of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East into prosperity and indepedence.

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The Poverty Priority | Global Education

The Poverty Priority | Global Education | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
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Excellent section on liveability 

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Do You Live Within 50 Miles of a Nuclear Power Plant?

Do You Live Within 50 Miles of a Nuclear Power Plant? | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
A new interactive map tells you exactly how far you live from a nuclear reactor

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Dynamic atolls give hope that Pacific Islands can defy sea rise

Dynamic atolls give hope that Pacific Islands can defy sea rise | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
It is widely predicted that low-lying coral reef islands will drown as a result of sea-level rise, leaving their populations as environmental refugees. But new evidence now suggests that these small islands…

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dilaycock's curator insight, April 28, 8:19 PM

The dynamic nature of coral islands might be their saving grace in the face of rising sea levels.

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Favela life: Rio's city within a city

Favela life: Rio's city within a city | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Explore Rio's largest favela, Rocinha, and meet some of the people who live and work in the city within a city.

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The Nations Guaranteed to Be Swallowed by the Sea

The Nations Guaranteed to Be Swallowed by the Sea | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Now that 10 feet of sea level rise is absolutely guaranteed, we spoke to the leaders of nations doomed to sink beneath the waves.

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Sea-level rise is already eating our coasts

Sea-level rise is already eating our coasts | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Facing the floodwaters are 94,000 miles of U.S. coastline and more than $1 trillion in infrastructure.

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Uneven Population Distribution

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"60% of Iceland's population lives in the red area."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 7, 9:02 AM

Similar to Iceland, Australia's population is also highly clustered.    


Questions to Ponder: Why is Iceland's population so highly clustered?  What is it about the red (and white) areas on the map that explain this pattern?  What other layers of information do we need to properly contextualize this information?  


Tags: Iceland, population, density.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 12:39 PM

The majority of Iceland's population lives in that one space.

The geography of Iceland keeps the majority of people in the place that sustains life and comfort the best and easiest.

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Present Architecture Proposes a 'Green Loop' Network to Cllean up Waste Processing

Present Architecture Proposes a 'Green Loop' Network to Cllean up Waste Processing | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it

Large cities produce large amounts of trash and create a lot more to transport it to landfills. Looking at New York City as the site, local practice Present Architecture posits the ‘Green Loop’ as a solution to large scale waste management. 

Intended to be used as a network along the city’s waterfront, the floating energy production oasis has a street-level composting facility, elevated park, and barges and railways to efficiently transport the compost to other locations. Trash is then transported only a short distance to the borough’s Green Loop which offers more public space as it responsibly processes waste, tackling two pertinent urban issues simultaneously.

The master plan proposes the construction of 10 hubs around the 520 miles of coast in the city effectively alleviating congestion issues and dramatically lowers unnecessary energy waste while contributing 125 acres of public park land.


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Sustainable urban places

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Maquete Eletrônica's curator insight, March 9, 6:31 AM

..."laço verde" como uma solução para a gestão de resíduos em larga escala. destina a ser usado como uma rede ao longo da orla da cidade, o circuito verde é um oásis de produção de energia flutuante com uma facilidade ao nível da rua de compostagem, parque elevado, e barcaças e ferrovias para o transporte"......................