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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Bangladesh: Facing the Challenge

Global warming does not impact all areas equally, and in the future the less environmentally resilient countries will be at increasingly at risk.  Bangladesh, as a flat area prone to flooding, is especially vulnerable to anthropogenic climate change.  However, Bangladesh has implemented many changes in the cultural ecology to make sure that they are using the land differently to strengthen their environmental resilience.     


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Crissy Borton's curator insight, December 11, 2012 10:08 PM

When I think of innovation Bangladesh is not a place I think of. Yet they are coming up with innovative ways to deal with the global climate change. It is sad they are so effected by something they did not cause. 

Stacey Jackson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 8:29 PM

It was inspiring to see people in Bangladesh use ingenuity to adapt to climate change. Considering the nation's vulnerability to the effect of climate change, the introduction of solar panels, rain water harvesting and other techniques is essential. Maybe if other countries had the same sense of urgency, we would be making greater progress in terms of reversing climate change.

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Population by Latitude/Longitude

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This is an excellent spatial graph that helps to explain the distribution of the human population.  Why do we live where we live?   The longitude map is still fascinating, but has less explanatory power.  What would be brilliant is a graph that charted population by latitude (as this does) AND charts the amount of land at each given latitude.   To see the originals on the Radical Cartography website, see: http://www.radicalcartography.net/index.html?histpop


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Kyle M Norton's comment, May 2, 2012 10:50 AM
interesting graph
Seth Dixon's comment, May 2, 2012 10:55 AM
This is quite an innovative method to visualize the data.
Ignacio Garrido's curator insight, September 22, 2014 11:42 AM

Exercise 34. Remember you must send your answer on Moodle Plattform.

 

a.What are the big population meridian and paralell areas? Why do you think?

b.Can you find/write about the most population countries in the world?

c.To sum up this news ( at least 5 sentences )

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Five Natural Sites Where Humans Threaten Biodiversity

Five Natural Sites Where Humans Threaten Biodiversity | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Sadly, 35 of 200+ sites designated as natural World Heritage properties are considered in danger and face threats such as pollution, human armed conflict, poaching, uncontrolled urbanization, and unchecked tourism and development.
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World Panoramic Photography - 360Cities

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"The web's largest and fastest growing collection of interactive panoramic images from around the world."

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NEW WORLD HERITAGE SITES (UNESCO)

The UNESCO, World Heritage Committee, currently meeting in Brazil, has approved 29 new natural, cultural and mixed sites. 

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Hunter Valley wine industry under threat

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The Hunter Valley wine industry is under threat because of the growing dominance of global superstores, Hunter vignerons warn.
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10 Uses of Google Earth That Have Made Positive Impacts on the World

10 Uses of Google Earth That Have Made Positive Impacts on the World | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Today, through the Google Earth Outreach program, the tool has become a vital instrument for non-profits and public benefit organizations to visually tell their stories."

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Taming the tigers: tourism in Asia to become a two-way street

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AUSTRALIA IN THE ASIAN CENTURY – A series examining Australia’s role in the rapidly transforming Asian region.
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Great Barrier Reef dying beneath its crown of thorns

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The Great Barrier Reef is under attack from a range of enemies including climate change effects (coral bleaching, increased severe storms, and ocean acidification), pollutant discharge from the land, coastal…...
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The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education - The Fish Game

The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education - The Fish Game | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"You have 10 days to catch as many fish as you can. The money you make from these fish will need to support your family for the next month."

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They may not have turned water into wine but the vintage is good

They may not have turned water into wine but the vintage is good | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Heavy rain and flooding in some wine regions came too late to completely ruin the 2012 harvest, growers say, and there are early signs the oversupply of grapes may be easing."

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WA reefs 'under oil and gas threat': WWF

WA reefs 'under oil and gas threat': WWF | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

One of the world's healthiest marine environments will be threatened by a major oil and gas drilling program just 10km off Western Australia's pristine Rowley Shoals.

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Life in Color: National Geographic

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I love these "Life in Color"photo galleries from the National Geographic. 

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People and the planet report | Royal Society

People and the planet report | Royal Society | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Rapid and widespread changes in the world’s human population, coupled with unprecedented levels of consumption present profound challenges to human health and wellbeing, and the natural environment. This report gives an overview of how global population and consumption are linked, and the implications for a finite planet."

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Follow Along on a Mount Everest Expedition

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Links to a number of useful resources on Mt Everest, courtesy of Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers).

 

 

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International Human Development Indicators

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Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) says of this site: "Useful mapped displays of UN development indicators data. There are ten data categories from which you can choose. Within each category there are further refinements possible. You can customize the map to present sharper contrasts between the data indicators, change the indicator symbols, and alter the map legend. To visual the change in data over time, use the time slider at the bottom of the map. Your maps and the data that they represent can be downloaded as PNG and JPEG files for printing."

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Welcome to the Anthropocene

A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. This video is a great primer for discussing human and environmental interactions as related to industrialization, globalization and climate change.
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Australia's vast and dynamic forest cover: a bird's-eye view

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"Understanding what is happening to forests in Australia and where they are being lost or gained is important for biodiversity conservation, carbon accounting and many other aspects of sustainable forest management."

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Bag It - Official Trailer

Just the movie trailer of 'Bag it' gives a great snapshot of the problems caused by our obsession with plastic bags. A good stimulus piece for lessons on sustainability and environmental management.

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What's inside a Japanese quake grab bag?

What's inside a Japanese quake grab bag? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

A disaster grab bag - not something most Australians would have on their radar. This image and article from the BBC would be great stimulus material for a discussion of how students might prepare for a disaster. Thanks to Alan Parkinson @GeoBlogs for bringing this article to my attention.

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Global Words

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"The twelve units of work in Global Words have been produced by World Vision Australia and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) to integrate the teaching and learning of English and global citizenship education." Some good geography resources here. 

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WWF - Fishing

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"Fishing supports the livelihoods of over 200 million people around the world. However, it’s estimated that since the 1950s over 75% of the marine fish stocks are now either fully exploited or overfished."

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From dust bowls to food bowls: Australia's conservation farming revolution

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The misconception of Australian agriculture being inefficient and unsustainable is deeply concerning for me. Images of dusty ploughed fields and dying sheep and trees are misleading.
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Bitter-sweet Easter: how our demand is melting sustainable cocoa farming

Bitter-sweet Easter: how our demand is melting sustainable cocoa farming | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"A major international cocoa processor, Barry Callebaut, recently warned that annual cocoa production in 2020 would have to rise by 25%, or 1 million tonnes, to keep pace with demand. However our ability to sustain even current production levels is threatened by climate change, land degradation, pests and diseases, alternative crops, labour shortages and political instability."

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The world map of chocolate (made out of chocolate)

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You may be focussing on chocolate over the weekend - but where does it come from? A global trade analysed. In chocolate (this is what maps are made for!

 

What is the geography of chocolate like?  There is a dark side (no pun intended) to the production of cocoa in many places such as West Africa. 


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Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:06 AM

I hope the production keep growing up. We need more chocolate and specially in Africa. 

Brendan Cooke's curator insight, August 16, 2016 11:16 PM

This artical is about the origin of where cocoa beans are harvested from and sent to around the world. It also adds the amount of cocoa beans harvested in each area.It is a quick overview of where the transportation of cocoa beans starts.


The page is an excellent site for quickly reviewing where cocoa beans are grown and transported from.


The site is relevant to my page because it informs the reader of where cocoa originates and the quantities it's farmed in.

Tennille Houghton's curator insight, August 28, 2016 3:22 AM
this is just about the production and how its changed from where it originally comes from