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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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Introduce this topic using stunning photos or short video clips such as this. 

Have students recognise and distinguish between landforms and landscape - do not give them a definition. Work out out. 

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 1: Distinctive landforms

1.1 Weird and wonderful landforms

1.2 Landforms: fun and deadly

1.3 Different chases and sizes 

 

Chapter 3 Landscapes: processes and values

3.1 Photographs: Landscape diversity

 

 

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The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big... - Scientific American

The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big... - Scientific American | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has been periodicallyerupting since May 3. Watch this video to learn how Hawaii and itsvolcanoes formed.
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Hemsby coastal erosion leaves cliff-top homes uninhabitable

Hemsby coastal erosion leaves cliff-top homes uninhabitable | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Coastal erosion has left some cliff-top homes in Hemsby, Norfolk uninhabitable.
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Mountains

Video converted from panoramas of Mont Blanc, Elbrus and Everest 360° photos of more mountains: http://www.airpano.ru/files/Mountains/2-2 Music: Kevi
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Pacific pop-up: island that rose from the ashes might last 30 years

Pacific pop-up: island that rose from the ashes might last 30 years | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Tongan volcanic island unofficially named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai was initially only expected to stay above sea level for a matter of months
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From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe
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World Heritage protection for landscapes troubled by climate change
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The National Park Service wants to triple the entrance fee at some of its parks

The National Park Service wants to triple the entrance fee at some of its parks | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
The increase would affect peak season at some of the most visited parks, including Grand Canyon and Yosemite.
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Management - is this the solution to protecting landforms and landscapes from the pressure of tourism? 

What about equality of access - who will have more limited access if this happens ..... ?

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Record forest fires in Brazil linked to deforestation and other human activity

Record forest fires in Brazil linked to deforestation and other human activity | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
September saw more fires than any month on record, as experts say uptick is due to expansion of agriculture and reduction of oversight and surveillance
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The Edge of the Plates

The Edge of the Plates | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it

"Tomales Bay lies about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of San Francisco, along the edges of two tectonic plates that are grinding past each other. The boundary between them is the San Andreas Fault, the famous rift that partitions California for hundreds of miles. To the west of the Bay is the Pacific plate; to the east is the North American plate. The rock on the western shore of the Bay is granite, an igneous rock that formed underground when molten material slowly cooled over time. On the opposite shore, the land is a mix of several types of marine sedimentary rocks. In Assembling California, John McPhee calls that side “a boneyard of exotica,” a mixture of rock of 'such widespread provenance that it is quite literally a collection from the entire Pacific basin, or even half of the surface of the planet.'"

Tags: geomorphology, remote sensing, tectonics, geology, California, coastal, physical.


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Supervolcano eruption greater threat to humanity than asteroid threat, scientist warns

Supervolcano eruption greater threat to humanity than asteroid threat, scientist warns | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Supervolcanoes pose a great threat to humans and the global climate than an asteroid or comet threat,
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An interesting consideration.
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'You got to pay': Tourists to be charged $150 to visit Kimberley natural sites

'You got to pay': Tourists to be charged $150 to visit Kimberley natural sites | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Cruise passengers travel from across the world to visit popular attractions like waterfalls and rock art caves on WA's north Kimberley coast — but in coming years, they'll be asked to cough up for the privilege.
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Management and protection - Aborignal
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Indigenous fire methods protect land before and after the Tathra bushfire - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Indigenous fire methods protect land before and after the Tathra bushfire - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Six months after the Tathra bushfire, a pioneering cultural burning project reveals how traditional Indigenous fire methods can heal and protect the landscape.
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Family told to leave their beloved beach shanty home, as coastal erosion threatens to wash it away - ABC News 

Family told to leave their beloved beach shanty home, as coastal erosion threatens to wash it away - ABC News  | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
A West Australian family of four have been told to evacuate their home before the ocean takes it away in a cruel display of coastal erosion.
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Indigenous rangers: good for culture, conservation and wellbeing

Indigenous rangers: good for culture, conservation and wellbeing | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Women rangers tackle environmental threats like feral animals, invasive weeds and arrange controlled burns.
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This is big: It's a huge new project - Country Needs People 

This is big: It's a huge new project to support landscape scale nature protection and a strong voice for traditional owners from across the te

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Coastalwatch Classroom

Coastalwatch Classroom | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Bringing the coast to the classroom. The student/teacher resource for the Australian geography syllabus. 1st edition 2017. Written by Nick Carroll & Sally Macintosh
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Storm Eleanor changes shape of beaches

Storm Eleanor changes shape of beaches | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Fierce winds along with powerful tides have left their mark on the natural coastal environment.
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Visual examples of coastal erosion.
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Tourists are stuck at the airport, but erupting Mt Agung has a deeper significance for the Balinese

Tourists are stuck at the airport, but erupting Mt Agung has a deeper significance for the Balinese | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
To the people of Bali, Mt Agung is not just a volcano. The "great mountain" holds spiritual power and reflects cultural and political unrest.
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Australian Geographic

Dissolved below the world’s largest limestone karst landscape are the enigmatic caves of the Nullarbor Plain. There is a great variety of cav
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WilderQuest Aboriginal Campfire | NSW National Parks

WilderQuest Aboriginal Campfire | NSW National Parks | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Join Aboriginal NPWS rangers as they share their culture and connection to Country in 360 Aboriginal Storytelling videos. Part of WilderQuest Learning Campfire.
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These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day

These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Drones could fight deforestation by planting 1 billion trees a year.
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Addressing landscape degradation - includes some great video clips
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M Sullivan's curator insight, September 28, 2017 9:48 PM
Interesting article with videos of how drones can be used to help counter deforestation.
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Mexico earthquake: mass evacuations after strongest tremor in a century

Mexico earthquake: mass evacuations after strongest tremor in a century | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
At least 26 dead as president urges vigilance and tsunami warnings are issued for the region
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Google Street View – Explore natural wonders and world landmarks

Google Street View – Explore natural wonders and world landmarks | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, parks and transport hubs.
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Fun Facts for Kids on Earth and more!

Fun Facts for Kids on Earth and more! | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Visit DK Find Out! to learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries at DKFindOut.com
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