Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Canada's must assert sovereignty over the Arctic while there's still time 

National Post, November 2, 2017

Senator Dennis Patterson: As has been the case throughout history, sovereignty often relies on the realpolitik principle of “use or lose it"


Inquiry: How might Canada maintain sovereignty of the Arctic?

Activity: Conduct research on the Laws of the Sea to determine a baseline understanding of land/sea rights. Conduct an issue analysis of the countries and communities in the region. Create a spatial journal to help develop plan of action and communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.

Indonesia Has Declared a State of Emergency as Borneo Oil Spill Spreads TIME


Inquiry: What is required to ensure events like this do not happen in the future? Who might be responsible for this event and how might they be held accountable? What might accountability look like in this event?

Activity: Gather data on the spill and and create a spatial journal of the event. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a structure of responsibility. Create an action plan to deal with the situation and create a story map to communicate your results. 


Friday, 30 November 2018

If we don’t protect the ocean, humanitarian disaster awaits


Inquiry: What might be need to engage stakeholders enough to take action on this issue that will evoke real change?

Activity: Gather resources regarding ocean/water pollution. Create a spatial journal of regions and industries that contribute the most to this global problem. Conduct an issue analysis to evaluate stakeholders positions and develop a plan of action that may solve the problem. Create a story map to convey the potential solution.




Monday, 26 November 2018

Ukraine demands Russia release seized ships as tensions build The Associated Press · 


Inquiry: Why might Russia want to stop Ukraine ships in international waters?  How should the rest of the World react to the Russian aggressions?

Activity: Gather information of the region. Conduct an issue analysis to better understand the stakeholders in this issue. Produce a spatial journal to locate contributing events. Develop a plan of action and communicate it to an appropriate audience via story map.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Oil vessel off the Newfoundland coast spills 250,000 litres of crude Malone Mullin · CBC News · Nov 16, 2018 



Inquiry: What might be needed to ensure these "accidents" stop happening? How will communities be impacted by future drilling plans?

Activity: Gather data on oil drilling off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador to create a spatial journal. Collect information on the stakeholders to conduct an issue analysis.  Develop an action plan to communicate a potential solution and create a story map to communicate the result.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

#Travelgoals: why Instagram is key to understanding millennial tourism


Inquiry: How might increased Instagram use impact travel/tourist destinations?

Activity: Gather data on the top destination before instagram (April 2012) and create a spatial journal. Collect data on sites that instagram has made popular and add this to your spatial journal. Observe for patterns and trends. How might spatial significance impact the popularity? Conduct an issue analysis of to develop a plan of action to maintain the location. Create a story map to communicate your results.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

False statements on migrant caravan spark political controversy newsela

Concepts of Geographic Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry:  What role should social media and governments play in managing this form of communication? How can individuals protect themselves from false information?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis of the situation. Determine where false information is being transmitted. Is there any spatial significance to these sources? Create a spatial journal to identify where false information is coming from and who is trying to stop it. Create a story map to communicate strategies to help deal with the spread of false information.

Canada's must assert sovereignty over the Arctic while there's still time  National Post, November 2, 2017 Senator Dennis Patt...