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ePals Global Community - project page

ePals Global Community - project page | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
ePals is the social network optimized for K-12 learning. Over half a million classrooms in 200 countries and territories have joined the ePals Global Community to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.
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Natural Disasters inquiry model for project based learning through National Geographic

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Changes in Landforms

Changes in Landforms | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
Lesson Pathways is an innovative new homeschool tool featuring curriculum and activities that appeal to multiple learning styles and teaching methods.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:09 PM

CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform.

 

Land changes over time due to weathering and erosion. The land then takes on a different appearance. In this unit, you will identify forces that cause change in landforms over time. Included are water, ice, wind and abraison. Hands-on activities include experimenting with chemical and physical changes, discovering how glaciers cause changes to the land, the effects of wind erosion, and changes in your own neighborhood. Online quizzes, videos, and printables.

Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 9:00 AM
Focused on Primary school fun practical activites. Could also be used for junior secondary. One activitiy has the following requirments that made me smile: 2 small pieces of steel wool
2 small plastic bags
A Sharpie
Water
Sheet of white paper. In Australia, a Sharpie was a 1970s pre skin head. Where do you get a Sharpie nowadays?
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The Dreamtime, myths of the Australian Aborigines

The Dreamtime, myths of the Australian Aborigines | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
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Landforms of coastal erosion

Landforms of coastal erosion | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 21, 2013 12:48 AM
CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform.

 

Lots of links on this site to other aspects of the coast. Also world-wide examples given not solely from the UK.

Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:39 AM
UK Geog is so strong on physical geography. Clink on the youtube of the Twelve Apostles with David Attenborough 1.5 min clip.
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Introduction to Volcanoes

This HD dramatic video choreographed to powerful music introduces the viewer/student to Volcanoes. It is designed as a motivational "trailer" to be shown in ...

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, February 19, 2013 4:55 AM

CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

 

Cracking video to use in above CD - enjoy!

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Awe and Wonder are goals of the new Australian Curriculum: Geography. Now this youtube is how to get the Yr 8s totally engaged and ready to love learning about Volcanoes. VERY GOOD. Steve
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Representations of landscapes in Australian art

Representations of landscapes in Australian art | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:53 PM

CD - The aesthetic, cultural and spiritual value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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Landscape and landforms of Wilsons Promontory

Landscape and landforms of Wilsons Promontory | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:48 PM

CD - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.

 

CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform.

 

CD - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.

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MigrationsMap.net

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Interactive Migrations Map: Where are migrants coming from? Where have migrants left?

 

This is a great resource for a population unit or in a regional class. 


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My pleasure...There are plenty of demographic links that I have scooped on this page and I hope others can be of use to you.
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Mapping migration-China and India

Mapping migration-China and India | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
Where are the world's biggest Chinese and Indian immigrant communities? MORE Chinese people live outside mainland China than French people live in France, with some to be found in almost every country.

 

The two most populous countries in the world, India and China, are mentioned frequently when teaching population geography.  However, it is typical in the United States to pass over these countries when discussing migration; this graphic shows the diasporas are quite extensive and highly influential. 


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Elle Reagan's curator insight, October 17, 2014 1:59 PM

When I first came across this article I thought it was intriguing but not surprising. Most people fleeing from India and China go somewhere nearby versus somewhere far away. Places like Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia have a high rate of Chinese and Indian migrants, which proves one of Ravenstein's laws.

Clayton and Annie's curator insight, February 12, 2015 10:07 AM

This is showing indias geography. This article is telling you where the most populated parts of India are. Which are most of them live out side of China. The two most populated countrys are India and China. India has a higher people per square mile than China. 

Flo Cuadra Scrofft's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:58 AM

Summary- More Chinese people live outside mainland China than French people live in France. Some 22m ethnic Indians are scattered across every continent. Diasporas have been a part of the world for millennia; they are quite extensive and highly influential.The map highlights the world's top 20 destinations for Chinese and Indian migrants

 

Insight- since China and India are the most populous countries of the world, it makes sense that we ask ourselves "well, do people there ever go to other places to find a little bit more of personal space that is so scarce in their home countries?" They actually do. Maybe it is not because they need personal space. Working opportunities and better living conditions might be what drives these people to migrate from their countries.

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Refugees as a Part of World Migration Patterns

Refugees as a Part of World Migration Patterns | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it

A refugee is a person who has been pushed away from their homeland and seeks refuge in another place. The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) provides a more narrow definition of a refugee as someone who flees their home country due to a “well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.”


As Neal Lineback notes in this Geography in the News post, not all refugees are covered by this definition.  Environmental refugees have been forced to leave their homes beause of soil degradation, deserticfication, flooding, drought, climate change and other environmental factors. 


Tags: environment, environment depend, migration, unit 2 population.


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jada_chace's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:47 AM

 Refugees are found in a large percent of Earth’s surface. Some people chose to migrate, while others are forced. Some leave their home in order to get away from their country, for example due to a war. Many flee to nearby countries and are afraid to return to their hometown because they are frightened of what might happen if they go back. Another reason many refugees leave their country is due to environmental problems and the people cannot afford to live in that country.

Elle Reagan's curator insight, October 17, 2014 1:31 PM

I felt like this article was very relevant to our Unit 2, Population. We have talked about refugees and migration in a great deal and I thought this map was a good visual. I also liked the information it provided about what refugees really are and that they are really a part of the world migration pattern.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:31 PM

Refugees are often thought of as those with the "refugee problems" they face, the problems they create and the constant struggle they possess of never being able to go home for the political/religious dispute in their homeland.  

However this articles goes into depth of the definition of a refugee and furthermore focuses on the topic of "environmental refugees' who are forced to get up and leave their land due to soul degradation, flooding, etc. - UNIT 2

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Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations

Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
Our friends at Abroad in the Yard wrote an interesting article back in December 2011 about Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations. As you’re probably aware, the migration of people, their ethnicity an...

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Anhony DeSimone's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:51 PM

This map shows where the Native Americans have migrated in the United States over along period of time. The interesting aspect about this map is that they did not migrate in one particular place. They migrated all over the south, east, west and north of the country.

ryan davis's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:37 AM

there are many debates about where people migrated to or from. a big debate on the subject is the native americans deriving from china and migrating here. my opinion on that is that the native americans probably derived from another country but not asia. this is what i believe because they do not look like the typical asain people that you see today

bobby isham's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:57 AM

There is a lot of debates about migrants all over the world. There are questions of where these people came from and why they went where they did. One big debate is whether the Native Americans came from Asia to North America and whether there was one or more waves of them.

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Megacities Reflect Growing Urbanization Trend


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Year 9: South Korea – creating a sustainable giant | Asia Education Foundation

Year 9: South Korea – creating a sustainable giant | Asia Education Foundation | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
This module looks at the development of South Korea as an industrial giant. Students will gain insight into South Korea's move towards sustainable development.
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Types of landforms

Types of landforms | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
You don't need an eye of a geologist to identify and admire the different types of landforms around you. Being well-versed with the basic features of various landforms and their formation process will be more than enough.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:04 PM

CD - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.

 

Simple descriptions with images of geomorphological features.

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Australia's National Landscapes

Australia's National Landscapes | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
Discover Australia's National Landscapes, places of great cultural, natural and spiritual significance including World Heritage-listed sites

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:18 PM

CD - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.

 

Landscapes featured include: the Australian Alps, coastal wilderness, the green cauldron, the red centre, the timeless north, Flinders Ranges, Great Barrier Reef, Great Ocean Road, Blue Mountains, Great South West Edge, Kangaroo Island, Ningaloo-Sharlk Bay, Tasmania's island heritage, The Kimberley and the wet tropics.

Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:55 AM
Best to show the students the types of amazing landscapes first before delving deeping. These could spark interest for a research project and presentation to the class from the students. They coud pick one of interest to them.
Rio Harvey's curator insight, April 10, 2014 2:33 AM

This page shows Australia's landscape and landforms. Using this page I want you to  understand the following questions:

1. What are Australia's World Heritage-listed sites and why are they Heritage listed?

 

2. How do people effect Australia's landscape and is there any chance we, as a population could destroy parts of our landscape through our everyday activities?

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Dreamtime Stories - Australian landforms

Dreamtime Stories - Australian landforms | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it

Dreamtime Stories


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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 21, 2013 12:12 AM

CD - The aesthetic, cultural and spiritual value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

 

Lots of links on this page to Dreamtime stories on how various Australian landformes were created.

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Avalanche Simulation

Avalanche Simulation | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
Unleash an Avalanche at National Geographic.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 21, 2013 1:01 AM

CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

 

Create an avalanche by selecting the appropriate conditions.

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The unleash an avalanche adjusting the wind speed, temperature and precipitation is a good animation. And the kids will be interested at what is at the bottom of the mountain.
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Understanding Earthquakes and Volcanoes... with oreos!

Understanding Earthquakes and Volcanoes... with oreos! | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

Human activities are changing the face of the earth | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 2:08 AM

CD - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.

Select number 1 for Aral Sea, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

 

A 1990 Landsat satellite image (left) contrasts with a recent view of this briny, Central Asia lake. Diversion of rivers for cotton irrigation has shrunk its extent by three quarters in the last fifty years. Color variations are due to differences in detection equipment and processing techniques. 

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Tsunami in Japan 2011 - Shocking video

Tsunami in Japan 2011 - Shocking video
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Eating Bitterness: Stories from China's Great Urban Migration

Eating Bitterness: Stories from China's Great Urban Migration | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it

Tuesday, October 1 | 5:00-6:45 p.m.

 

Stories from China's Great Urban Migration: A talk by award-winning journalist Michelle Dammon Loyalka by USF's Center for the Pacific Rim

 

[via Center for the Pacific Rim]


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Why People Move

Why People Move | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
Students take a migration poll, discuss places they might like to move and why people might move to their area, and discuss what they think migration means.
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International Migration

Almost everywhere on the world, international migration is a hot topic. Most of the time the debate about migration is fierce and charged with prejudices and...

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Sierra_Mcswagger's curator insight, September 10, 2014 10:02 AM

This video is primarily talking on the widely known topic of migration. 3 percent of the worlds population is living away from there place of birth. The push of migration from places include poverty, war, and environmental disasters. The migration pull in some places are because of  economic opportunity, and political freedom. Migration is increasing, and is thought of as a bad thing.(s.s.)

Aurora Rider's curator insight, October 7, 2014 8:59 PM

This video is great for going over the many different aspects that go along with migration. It talks about what migration is and the reasons why people migrate known as push and pull factors. It talks about the different types of migration such as asylum seakers and illegal immigration. It mentions the disadvantages and advantages of migration.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:27 PM

A great YouTube video- discussing the controversy of international migration among other things that fall into place of the disapproval of international migration. -UNIT 2 

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A Bewitching Look at Migration Patterns Among American States

A Bewitching Look at Migration Patterns Among American States | Year 8 ACARA Resources | Scoop.it
New York residents must really get sick of the winter snow and gloom. How else to explain that more of them moved to Florida in 2012 than any other state?

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Max Minard's curator insight, March 22, 2015 10:39 PM

This diagram shows the internal migration patterns within the United States among each of the 50 states. They are labeled and colored into five different sections of the United States, and clear and sometimes strange patterns can be seen all around. Such as with many New Yorkers moving to more coastal areas such as California and Florida. A switch from snowy, murky weather to more tropical and sunny climates can be a possible reason for this pattern. Also, Texas takes in many migrants from other states which makes sense considering Austin is the number one city in the US for the most migrants per year. Many other internal migration patterns can be drawn from this diagram and provides valuable information on the "popularity" of each state. 

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