Wednesday, 26 May 2021


Global trade’s recovery from COVID-19 crisis hits record high UNCTAD 19 May 2021

Inquiry: How might this rebound in trade impact populations around the world? What might be the impact to environments as trade increase globally?

Activity: Collect data regarding Trade in 2020-2021. Collect data on environmental impacts due to increase global trade. Create a spatial journal of locations that might be impacted the most with the increase in trade. Conduct a issue analysis to gain insight to different perspectives on the issue. Create a story map to communicate the results of the investigation and promote a possible change to ensure equitable benefits.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021


Israel-Gaza: Fears of war as violence escalates BBC News

Inquiry: What might be needed for the conflict between Israel and Palestine to end peacefully? How might excess force from Israel, a  super powerover the developing state of Palestine be justified? 

Activity: Gather data on the conflict. Conduct an  issue analysis to gain greater insight into the long lasting conflict. Create a spatial journal to highlight significant places. Decide on how to best solve this issue or how to influence one side to refrain from using excessive force and communicate it a strategy via story map.

Monday, 10 May 2021


On the shores of Georgian Bay, an Ontario boom town puts a sudden stop to development. Why? It says it’s running out of water By 

Inquiry: How might development impact the environment? How might other cities/municipalities develop in the face increased impact on the environment?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis to understand the different views with this issue. Create a Spatial Journal of key places in the issue. Discuss how these areas might be impacted. Determine a course of action that would benefit the community of Collingwood. Create a Story Map to communicate your findings.

Thursday, 29 April 2021

 ‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe


Concepts of Geographic Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How can a government ignore the people that it represents? What might be needed for a government to respect all of their people? What role might multinational corporations play in the impact of COVID-19 in India and other countries?

Activity: Collect data regarding government policy on workers. Conduct an issue analysis to gain understanding of the different viewpoints. Create a spatial journal to show the distribution of workers in India and the multinational corporations they are working for. Create an action plan that the Indian government might be able to follow to help support their works. Create a story map to communicate your solution to the Indian government and the corporations in India.

 Explore: Conduct research to see what other jurisdictions are doing to support the working class during the COVID -19 Pandemic. Is it enough to actually help the workers or does it just reinforce the statues queo of serving the elite? See Ontario's response to paid sick leave for workers, 3 days paid  for by the taxpayers.

Thursday, 25 March 2021


Supreme Court rules Ottawa's carbon tax is constitutional John Paul Tasker · CBC News
Inquiry: How might some Provinces proceed now that they are legally required to create their own carbon tax system if they do not want to follow the Federal Carbon Tax Plan? Why have some Provinces tried to make it hard for Canada to meets its Paris Accord targets by 2030?
Action: Examine Canada's Paris Accord targets. Review the the strategies that Canada has committed to in achieving the targets. Conduct an issue analysis of the situation to better understand the values and beliefs of stakeholders involved in the situation. Create a spatial journal highlighting these stakeholders position. Make recommendations to the Provinces on how they should proceed to make sure the Paris Accord targets are meet by Canada and communicate this to the different levels of Government in a Story Map.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021


‘I Can Get Killed.’ A Leading Activist Talks About Her Role in the Fight Against Myanmar's Junta 

MARCH 23, 2021 6:13 AM EDT

Concepts of Geographic THINKING:
Inquiry: When might other countries support the people of Myanmar resiste the coup?
Activity: Collect information relating to the coup. Conduct an issue analysis of the stakeholders involved in the conflict. Create a spatial journal to map out key events leading up to the conflict. Develop a potential solution and communicate via story map to the APPROPRIATE audience, say the united nations.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021


China’s attempt to conceal Uyghur genocide have ‘unravelled’: activist


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