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Resources  linked Australian Curriculum Geography, NSW Geography 7-10 Syllabus 2015 and Macmillan GeoWorld NSW Resource books
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Enjoying Nature

This is a way of appreciating the natural wonders of the physical landscape in a slightly less academic fashion than typically posted here.  Enjoy!  


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Indigenous groups paid to light fires to cut emissions

Indigenous groups paid to light fires to cut emissions | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
The federal government is paying Indigenous groups to burn savanna land all in the name of cutting carbon emissions.
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Small earthquakes could help warn of the next big quake in Australia

Small earthquakes could help warn of the next big quake in Australia | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Potentially deadly and dangerous earthquakes can strike at any time. But can authorities get some early warning from monitoring the hundreds of small quakes that usually go unnoticed?
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New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor - BBC News

New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor - BBC News | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Two people die after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits New Zealand South Island, triggering a tsunami.
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​11 of our Planet’s Most Jaw-Dropping Landscapes

​11 of our Planet’s Most Jaw-Dropping Landscapes | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
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The images are beautiful - it's about the landforms and landscapes not the travel promotion
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The most detailed 3D world model is out there and it's free! - Geoawesomeness

The most detailed 3D world model is out there and it's free! - Geoawesomeness | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard How to create a detailed 3D topographic model of the entire Earth? As you could suspect the only feasible way to do it is using satellites. But a regular satellite scan will not be detailed enough to give you a meter-level accuracy. Researches from The German …
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What's the tallest mountain on Earth?

What's the tallest mountain on Earth? | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it

"Mount Everest is usually said to be the highest mountain on Earth. Reaching 29,035 feet at its summit, Everest is indeed the highest point above global mean sea level—the average level for the ocean surface from which elevations are measured. But the summit of Mt. Everest is not the farthest point from Earth’s center.

Earth is not a perfect sphere, but is a bit thicker at the Equator due to the centrifugal force created by the planet’s constant rotation. Because of this, the highest point above Earth’s center is the peak of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo, located just one degree south of the Equator where Earth’s bulge is greatest. The summit of Chimborazo is 20,564 feet above sea level. However, due to the Earth’s bulge, the summit of Chimborazo is over 6,560 feet farther from the center of the Earth than Everest’s peak. That makes Chimborazo the closest point on Earth to the stars.

You may be surprised to learn that Everest is not the tallest mountain on Earth, either. That honor belongs to Mauna Kea, a volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea originates deep beneath the Pacific Ocean, and rises more than 32,800 feet from base to peak."


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I've tried to answer this question without any visual aids and there is always at least one confused look in the class.  This infographic is the most straightforward way to give the 'long' answer to a seemingly simple question, "what is the tallest mountain on Earth?"  It all depends on how you measure it and what your reference point is.   

 

Tags: physicalEcuador, Nepal.

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In 250 million years Earth might only have one continent

In 250 million years Earth might only have one continent | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Earth's continents are constantly in motion, and by running the tape forwards and backwards we can figure out where they were in the past – and where they might go in the future
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A Geological Tour From 30,000 Feet Up 

A Geological Tour From 30,000 Feet Up  | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Flyover Country, a new app, will help you spot geological features during your next long-haul flight.
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Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 2 Restless Earth: Geomorphic processes

2.9 Water and wind erosion

2.10 Transportation and deposition

Chapter 3: Landscapes: processes and values

3.10 Desert landscapes and landforms

3.11 Deserts: weathering processes

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Life on the fault lines: Major earthquakes overdue and 'no one in the world is safe', expert says -NZ Herald News

Life on the fault lines: Major earthquakes overdue and 'no one in the world is safe', expert says -NZ Herald News | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
A series of overdue high magnitude earthquakes is expected to strike at any moment along some of Earth's major fault lines, an expert says. - New Zealand Herald
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Volcano insight: Fifty years of eruptions revealed - BBC

Volcano insight: Fifty years of eruptions revealed - BBC | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Half a century of the planet's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes go online in a unique animated app.
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When Disaster Strikes, He Creates A 'Crisis Map' 

When Disaster Strikes, He Creates A 'Crisis Map'  | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
"You can't protect what you can't map," says Patrick Meier. He pioneered the field of crisis mapping during the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and now focuses on the use of robotics for humanitarian purposes.
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Curriculum Links: Geomorphic hazards
Students investigate ONE contemporary geomorphic hazard including causes, impacts and responses, for example:
- examine responses of individuals, groups and government to the impact of the disaster
- discuss management strategies to reduce the future impact of similar hazard events including the role of technology
Geoworld 7 NSW
Chapter 5 Geomorphic Hazards
5.6 Shaky ground: Earthquakes
5.7 Haitian and Chilean earthquakes
5.10 Landslides change landscapes
5.12 Disaster management and technology

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Dramatic earthquake pictures: The great wall of Waiau - National - NZ Herald News

Dramatic earthquake pictures: The great wall of Waiau - National - NZ Herald News | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Scientists working in North Canterbury have captured incredible images showing the fractures in the landscape wrought by this month's 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake.
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The Mountains Moved: A special feature

The Mountains Moved: A special feature | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
A special feature on the week that shook our beautiful nation.
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Day the earth cracked: Symmetrical fault lines on a rolling farmland show impact of deadly earthquake - National - NZ Herald News

Day the earth cracked: Symmetrical fault lines on a rolling farmland show impact of deadly earthquake - National - NZ Herald News | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
A single image showing a huge chasm in the earth illustrates just how devastating the North Canterbury earthquake was to rural parts of the country. - New Zealand Herald
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Quake and Tsunami Strike New Zealand

Quake and Tsunami Strike New Zealand | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
WORLD A magnitude 7.8 quake struck New Zealand's South Island, and a tsunami followed. (BBC) Use or video to better understand earthquakes.
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West Papua's verdant heartlands devastated by mine waste – in pictures

West Papua's verdant heartlands devastated by mine waste – in pictures | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of tailings from the Grasberg mine end up in the Indonesian province’s Aikwa delta system every day, which the Kamoro tribe say is destroying the landscape on which they rely for food and trade...
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The Mighty 5: A Guide to Utah's National Parks

The Mighty 5: A Guide to Utah's National Parks | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Utah has not one, not two, but five incredible national parks. This guide to the Mighty 5 will give you an overview of each of Utah's national parks.
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Beautiful Physical Landscapes

TheRidge - a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.


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Engage boys with Landforms and Landscapes - intro video!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 3, 2014 3:41 PM

I loved Danny Macaskill's earlier video in Scotland's cultural landscapes, and this extreme sports clip is infused with gorgeous physical landscapes.  


Tag: Scotland, sport, landscape.

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Beautiful Physical Landscapes

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Damari and Guyala: A Story of Two Brothers

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Damari and Guyala: A Story of Two Brothers, one of our Songlines on Screen, is the story of how the brothers Damari and Guyula
 created the land of the Yidinji Mandingalbay
 people.
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IT is very important to include the indigenous perspective when explaining landforms and landscapes

 

Syllabus link

The values of landforms and landscapes - particularly the cultural values of indigenous peoples. 

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 3 Landscapes: processes and values

3.16 Aesthetic, cultural and spiritual values
3.17 The dreaming: spiritual and cultural values
3.18 Landscapes and cultural identity
3.19 Economic values

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Keone Sinnott-Suardana's curator insight, June 22, 10:00 PM
  • Spiritual, aesthetic and cultural value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACHGK049)
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Global elevation

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Digital topographic maps and a tool to create cross sections 

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A great way to use ICT to introduce the topic landforms and Landscapes 

Spatial technologies

An interactive tool for creating a cross section at any scale to investigate topography and dominant landform features 

 

GeoWorld 7 NSW

Chapter 1

1.3 Different shapes and sizes

1-15 Skill:topographic maps - landforms

1.16 Skill: topographic maps - relief and gradient

1.18 Skill: cross sections

 

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The Himalayas from The air

"Have you ever dreamed of seeing Mount Everest or fantasized about hiking through the peaks and valleys of the Himalayas? This video, by Teton Gravity Research, might be even better."


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brilliant for studies of mountain landscapes and landforms 

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Why is Haiti vulnerable to natural hazards and disasters?

Why is Haiti vulnerable to natural hazards and disasters? | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Poor infrastructure, deforestation and failure to prepare for earthquakes and storms put the island at very high risk
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Curriculum Links: Geomorphic hazards
Students investigate ONE contemporary geomorphic hazard including causes, impacts and responses, for example:
- describe of the spatial distribution
- explain geomorphic processes causing the disaster and impacts
- examine responses of individuals, groups and government to the impact of the disaster
- discuss management strategies to reduce the future impact of similar hazard events including the role of technology
Geoworld 7 NSW
Chapter 5 Geomorphic Hazards

5.1 Geomorphic hazards
5.2 Hazards: Risks and vulnerability

5.6 Shaky ground: Earthquakes
5.7 Haitian and Chilean earthquakes
5.12Disaster management and technology

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