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ABC Catchment Detox

ABC Catchment Detox | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
The challenge is to manage a river catchment so that after 100 years you have a healthy economy and a healthy environment

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 4, 2013 11:42 PM

CD - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.

 

Play Catchment Detox to see if you successfully manage a river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy.

It's an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake - whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population.

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Could be used as part of an assessment. Students play the game then write an analysis of their actions and the consequences of these on the catchment
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​11 of our Planet’s Most Jaw-Dropping Landscapes

​11 of our Planet’s Most Jaw-Dropping Landscapes | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, November 10, 4:49 AM
The images are beautiful - it's about the landforms and landscapes not the travel promotion
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Speaking the “Language” of Spatial Analysis

Speaking the “Language” of Spatial Analysis | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

"Spatial analysis has always been a hallmark of GIS, the 'numerical recipes' which set GIS apart from other forms of computerized visualization and information management. With GIS we pose questions and derive results using a wide array of analytical tools to help us understand and compare places, determine how places are related, find the best locations and paths, detect and quantify patterns, and even to make spatial predictions."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 31, 9:14 AM

GIS is a key tool in spatial analysis, but it can also be a driving force in using math, science, technology and (yes) geography as interdisciplinary ways of teaching the curriculum.  StoryMaps can be rich with images and videos, but also filled with data at a variety of scales.  ESRI has share a "Maps we love" page with excellent examples of Story Maps and carefully explains WHY these maps work and HOW they were made.  Are you new to using the Analysis tool in ArcGIS Online?  Try this exercise on analyzing flood risk to guide you through some of the steps to learn what is possible for a project of your own.  What stories can you tell in this rich, visual format?  What visual template shown might lend itself best for that sort of project? 

 

Tagsmapping, GISESRIgeography education, geospatial, edtech.

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An exciting lesson exploring GPS and geo-tagging.

An exciting lesson exploring GPS and geo-tagging. | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
As part of our ICT curriculum, we cover the global positioning system (GPS) and geo-tagging. In simple terms, these are markers of the coordinates (latitude and longitude) of where you are in the world.
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Earth Temperature Timeline

Earth Temperature Timeline | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 13, 2:03 PM

This infographic is a fascinating way to put into context the very recent trend of rising global temperatures.  This is worth scrolling all the way through to make the ending all the more meaningful.  Oh yeah, and August 2016 was the hottest month in recorded history...only 11 months of record-breaking temperatures.  

 

TagsXKCD, artinfographic, physicalhistorical, environment, climate change.

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Bangladesh's Hazardous Geography

Bangladesh's Hazardous Geography | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Bangladesh is exposed to threat of hazards resulting from a number of natural disasters and remains classified as one the most vulnerable countries. Majority of the country is affected by cyclone, drought and floods.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 16, 4:53 PM

Bangladesh is regularly hit with different types of natural disasters. The impact of these natural disasters costs the country millions making it dependent on foreign aid.  Disaster clean-up and relief aid after major floods, droughts, and hurricanes.  

 

Tagsdisasters, environmentBangladeshSouth Asia, development.

Lee Hancock's curator insight, November 1, 8:47 PM

Multiple challenges already face residents of Dhaka and Bangladesh in its entirety, but add into the mix climate change and the situation becomes even worse. How does this human induced phenomenon impact upon the population of the developing country and its ever-growing Mega City?

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Lines Dividing Rich And Poor Captured With Drones

Lines Dividing Rich And Poor Captured With Drones | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
For his new project “Unequal Scenes” Cape Town-based photographer Johnny Miller used a drone to show the inequality that exists in the Republic of South Africa.
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Move over suburbia, Green Square offers new norm for urban living

Move over suburbia, Green Square offers new norm for urban living | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
The Green Square urban renewal area – expected to be Sydney's most densely populated area by 2030 – represents a new paradigm of urban living.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 2, 12:37 AM

Enhancing liveability in Australia

Use the following sections to identify show access to services and facilities, community identity, social connectedness, environmental quality and safety issues are addressed in this plan

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 7

7.7 People need jobs and a place to live 

Chapter 8 

8.12 Future liveability: urban footprints

Chapter 10 Strategies to enhance liveability

10.1 Enhancing liveability and sustainability - appropriate strategies

10.3 Creating better communities - urban villages

10.4 Places for people - placemaking

10.5 Liveable streets

10.6 Green places and open spaces

10.7 Sustainable and liveable cities

10.9 Changing liveability: urban blight to renewal ( comparative study)

10.12 Learning from Europe 

10.13 Enhancing liveability in Australia

Geothink Attributes of a liveable place; New transport hierarchy; Planning liveable places.

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Listen Current – Listening that sparks learning.

Listen Current – Listening that sparks learning. | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Free lessons and educational podcasts for your classroom.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 18, 3:20 PM
Type in your topic to get access to many great podcasts - as easy as that
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The Ever-Expanding Slums

"Slums lack:

Permanent housingSufficient spaceClean waterSanitationPersonal safety
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L.Long's curator insight, May 5, 5:59 PM
World's Largest Slums
Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 8, 6:29 AM
Another GREAT resource to show to Geography students! 
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 2, 12:29 AM

The liveability of urban slums in the developing world makes an interesting study linking access to services and facilities, community identity, social connectedness, environmental quality and safety. 

 

Follow an introduction to slums using this video clip and 8.11 with the following resources that investigate the impact of rapid urbanisation on the liveability of cities.

 

Slums are a consequence of urbanisation studied in more depth  in Changing Places (Stage 9) - consequences of urbanisation. Limit the study of slums to liveability issues in stage 4 or an introduction to factors influencing liveability. 

 

GeoWorld 7 NSW

Chapter 7: Liveability:Measurement and environmental factors 

7.6 Access to shelter

Chapter 8 Urban, rural and remote places

8.6 An urban world

8.7 Why go to town?

8.8 Large cities attract people

8.10 Skyscrapers and slums

8.11 Kibera slums and flying toilets

Geothink people live in cities - Figure 8.14.3

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San Andreas Fault Is "Locked, Loaded And Ready To Go," Says Leading Seismologist

San Andreas Fault Is "Locked, Loaded And Ready To Go," Says Leading Seismologist | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Southern California’s section of the immense San Andreas Fault is building towards a catastrophic rupture.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 1, 9:18 AM

Syllabus link: A geomorphic hazard

 

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Chapter 5 Geomorphic hazards: causes, impacts and responses
5.1 Geomorphic hazards
5.2 Hazards: risks and vulnerability
5.6 Shaky ground: earthquakes
5.7 Deadly Haitian and Chilean earthquakes
5.12 Disaster management and technology
5.13 Contemporary hazard: Nepal's earthquakes
5.14 Responses and technology: Nepal's earthquake
Geothink - Christchurch NZ earthquake 2011; Japanese earthquake and tsunami; Journalist for a day; What did I learn?

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Thirsty Yet? Eight Cities That Are Improbably Running out of Water

Thirsty Yet? Eight Cities That Are Improbably Running out of Water | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
The amount of rainfall a place gets isn't the only factor in how much water is available to it. These major urban areas show how dire the coming global freshwater shortage could get.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 13, 3:58 PM

Seen from space, this planet is a blue marble, a world where the surface is dominated by water.  The Pacific Ocean alone is nearly half of the surface area of our planet.  Add in polar ice caps and the rivers and lakes, we can see that water profoundly impacts Earth.  Yet most of that water is salt water (97%) and two-thirds of our non-salty water locked away in ice sheets (2% of the global water). Everything else, rivers, lakes, marshes, aquifers, and reservoirs represent that remaining 1% of the Earth's water supply--and that 1% of water is what sustains human settlements and allows for agricultural expansion.  The geography of this 1% is highly uneven and a huge water crisis can cause governments crumble--the fact that this precious resources has been wasted and polluted becomes more frustrating as water resources are being strained in so many places.  In this article, it  describes 8 major metro areas where water is being depleted rapidly -- Tokyo, Miami, London, Cairo, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Bangalore and Mexico City. 

 

Tags: urban, water, land use, megacities, urban ecology, consumption, environment, resources.

Ken Feltman's curator insight, April 24, 8:24 AM
Seth Dixon has another "uh oh!" article.
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27 stunning satellite images that will change how you see our world - Geoawesomeness

27 stunning satellite images that will change how you see our world - Geoawesomeness | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

"The images come from the amazing book called “Overview: A New Perspective of Earth”. that just hit the stores around the world. The book is a stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account followed by almost 0.5 million people."

 

Hagadera, seen here on the right, is the largest section of the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya and is home to 100,000 refugees. To cope with the growing number of displaced Somalis arriving at Dadaab, the UN has begun moving people into a new area called the LFO extension, seen here on the left. Dadaab is the largest refugee camp in the world with an estimated total population of 400,000.


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The Environmental Cost of Consumption

The Environmental Cost of Consumption | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

Environmental artist J Henry Fair captures the beauty and destruction of industrial sites to illustrate the hidden impacts of the things we buy – the polluted air, destroyed habitats and the invisible carbon heating the planet


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Sally Egan's curator insight, October 30, 6:28 PM
Photographic essay illustrates the impacts of human use of resources. The beautiful images illustrate the extreme impact on the environment.
Sally Egan's curator insight, October 30, 6:30 PM
Photographic essay illustrates the impact of human activity on environments.
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, November 16, 5:37 PM

Production and consumption - interconnections and consequences 

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'Reimagined' Sydney must be three cities: Lucy Turnbull

'Reimagined' Sydney must be three cities: Lucy Turnbull | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Sydney has to become three 30-minute cities, the Eastern Harbour City, the Central Parramatta River City, and the Western City, to successfully deal with population growth, Greater Sydney Commission chief Lucy Turnbull says.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 20, 12:52 AM
Australia's urban future - a focus on liveability and sustainability
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Climate Comparison Maps

Climate Comparison Maps | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

"Triton1982 makes maps by comparing each of the city's highest and lowest average temperatures against the Koppen classification system."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 12:50 PM

Many maps are shared on Reddit, and this series of maps help make some far off places easier to relate to.  I think these cross-regional comparisons can also help students also see that countries can have a great degree of internal variety.  

 

Tags: Australia, Oceania, mapping, visualization 

Profesor Vázquez Rubén Andrés's curator insight, September 13, 3:55 PM
Comparacion climatica
Lee Hancock's curator insight, November 1, 5:46 PM

Australian climate. Note the comparative climates of our future case studies, Kosciuszko Alpine ecosystem and the Great Barrier Reef.

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The rise of the Asian megacity (and why 'metacities' are the next big thing)

The rise of the Asian megacity (and why 'metacities' are the next big thing) | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

"Asia's rapid urbanisation is changing the very shape and nature of what we think of as a city.  It's not just the rapid increase in their numbers or their sheer size that makes these megacities fascinating. They look, feel and behave differently, too."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 12, 2:29 PM

The term megacity (a city with a population greater than 10 million) has been around for a while and there wasn't much linguistic need to describe something bigger.  Today, most megacities are more like Lagos and Mumbai, places of extreme wealth asymmetries than the global cities of New York City and London.  Some are now using the term metacity to describe cities with populations of 20 million.  Asian metacities are a good place to start thinking about the largest urban regions that are increasingly dominating economic, political and cultural affairs.      

 

Tags: urbanmegacitiesEast Asia.

Lee Hancock's curator insight, November 1, 8:48 PM

Mega city to Meta city...

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Interactive Climate Map

Interactive Climate Map | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

"Obsessed as we are with cartography we in Staridas Geography perceive any aspect of the actual 3D World as a constant opportunity for another pretty map creation!"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 6, 11:35 AM

This is a great interactive map of the world's climate zones. 

 

Tags: ESRIStoryMapedtech, GIS, mapping, cartographyphysical.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 19, 7:47 PM

Great map to discuss global distribution of biomes and links to climate 

Sally Egan's curator insight, August 21, 6:24 PM
Fun way for students to learn about the diverse climates around the world, by selecting a location on the map students are shown the climatic data of the selected place.
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ThinkHazard! – A new, simple platform for understanding and acting on disaster risk

ThinkHazard! – A new, simple platform for understanding and acting on disaster risk | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Too many times after a natural hazard strikes, public outcries follow once the level of devastation becomes clear. People wonder – and often rightly so – if the disaster could have been prevented.
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Create Simple Infographics With This Superb Online Tool

Create Simple Infographics With This Superb Online Tool | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Piktochart is an excellent online website (also available on the App Store) which makes it really easy to create an infographic. An infographic is a way of displaying data in a visual way.
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Falling under the megacity spell - Geography (7,8,10)

Falling under the megacity spell - Geography (7,8,10) | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

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Sally Egan's curator insight, May 24, 8:33 PM
A short video highlighting Jakarta as a mega city. Includes coverage of growth of the city, and focusses on a family who have moved from rural living into the city. Issues relating to housing, employment, access to services are presented along with a range of responses to these challenges at different levels of government, NGO and individual actions.
Sally Egan's curator insight, May 24, 8:36 PM
A short video addressing the nature of Jakarta as a Mega city. Covers growth of the city, and focusses on a family who have migrated from the rural area to the city. Presents issues or challenges of the city and a range of responses to these at government, NGO and individual levels.
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Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours

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This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes

This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it

"Ships carry 11 billion tons of goods each year. This interactive map shows where they all go.  About 11 billion tons of stuff gets carried around the world every year by large ships. Clothes, flat-screen TVs, grain, cars, oil — transporting these goods from port to port is what makes the global economy go 'round.  And now there's a great way to visualize this entire process, through this stunning interactive map from the UCL Energy Institute."


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South Florida Guide's curator insight, May 3, 11:40 AM
Very interesting.
Caitlyn Scott's curator insight, June 14, 10:25 PM
This resource shows great detail into where are products travel when they are imported but also shows us what and where Australian products are going. Good source in regards to showing how large Australia's export market is. Article contains a good amount of information as to why the routes shown on the map are taken as well as having in-depth data showing the different cargo on board ships. This data helps high light what different countries are renowned for in their exports as well as giving so information into why some countries are poorer than others when analysing their exports. Planned use within unit regarding the cost of Australian exports and its sustainability for the future.      
Alex Smiga's curator insight, September 1, 7:24 PM
A rainbow of shipping routes and info
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Living Geography: What did the fish say when it swam into a wall ?

Living Geography: What did the fish say when it swam into a wall ? | Yr 7-10 Geography | Scoop.it
Scenario: A town announces ambitious plans for expansion and development, but a new dam will be required to ensure a safe, secure water supply. Where should the new dam go? How can the water company balance the needs of different interest groups and the environment?Detailed lesson plans, student materials and presentation slides allow you to use the lessons ‘off the shelf’ with minimal preparation."



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Look Inside The Doomsday Vault That Protects Seeds Of The World

Scientists set up a vault in the Norwegian Arctic to keep as many varieties of seeds as possible in case of a catastrophe.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 18, 3:14 PM

It's nice to know that if there is a cataclysmic disaster, that Norway has the world's back...you know, just in case.  I really hope that the asteroid of the future doesn't hit the island of Svalbard now.   

 

Tags: sustainabilitydisasters, agriculture, food production, unit 5 agriculture. Norway.