Thursday, 28 May 2015

Human Development Indicators UNHDR

This web site is a great resource for comparing countries and their HDR values.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

This is a very useful tool that has world maps of a wide range of topics.

This is the personal website of Benjamin Hennig, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Geography and the Environmentat the University of Oxford. Please visit the info page for contact details and more information about his work.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

10 of the best theme parks … that you’ve probably never heard of...

Featuring a wild-west town, a replica volcano, the world’s oldest amusement park, our selection of theme parks features amazing rides and activities beyond the usual big-name suspects

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Lesson idea: Map out the location of these theme parks to determine if any patterns exist. 

Popeye village, Malta. Will the spinach be served with olive oil? Photograph: Alamy

Which is the safest city in the world?

Urban safety isn’t just about avoiding muggings. Sanitation, immigration and even air-traffic control all matter – often in ways you wouldn’t imagine
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Interesting Weather related Websites
Take a look at the teachers resources:
Learn how to create a particulate sensor



- a website developed by a forecaster student that shows the different forecasting tools and set of data.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Madagascar's fishing villagers learn to survive by managing their stocks

Blue Ventures conservationists show a struggling people that the answer is marine protection.

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After closing one fishing ground for a few months, the villagers of Andavadoaka caught 1,200kg of octopus in a single day. Photograph: Garth Cripps
The new coal frontier
Galilee Basin, Australia

Can Australia learn from Canada’s Oilsands?

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Friday, 8 May 2015

This web site is great for getting ideas and resource to support the World Issues teacher.

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Websites to support learning regarding the recent Nepal earthquake:

Geography: Before and after photos of the earthquake affected area.

Grade 8 Geography
Earthquake Disaster simulation
This is a good resource of simulations, fact sheets and a great deal of information.

Grade 9 Geography
Two topics: Earthquakes and other natural disasters in Canada
Earthquakes (a GIS activity)
Earthquakes are just one of many kinds of natural disasters occurring in our world. Our physical location on the earth may determine our vulnerability to experience a severe earthquake. In the following lesson pack, we will relate earthquakes from around the world and from Canada to places of high population density. We will also examine potential relationships between elevation and earthquake occurrence on both a global and a Canadian scale.
Available at:
or on the TDSB GIS Portal in the Google drive under TDSB Teacher Sharing.

2) The Human side of Earthquakes
     What can we do?

National Geographic Safety tips

Grade 11: Physical, Travel and Tourism, and the America’s
Good for physical and America’s
Seismology: In this assignment, students will learn how scientists determine the epicentre of an earthquake using data collected by seismographs. - See more at:
Exploring Natural Events in Canada ArcGIS Online:
Gallery of the Nepal Earthquake Devastation

GIS Text - Thompson Nelson ISBN 0-534 – 39139-7
Exploring the Dynamic Earth
Unit 3 Earthquake Hazards

Travel & Tourism
How can tourism help Nepal rebuiled
The Tourism Impact of the Nepal Earthquake
April 29th, 2015

Grade 12 World Issues, Environment and Resource Management, Human & Urban

Google has some useful resources:
APA Sherpa Foundation with Google to help support the earthquake effort in Nepal.

Nepal aid makes it to the epicenter but is having a hard time getting to remote areas.
History of Nepal - Text Resource
Open has created an interactive map showing the location of the earthquake and aftershocks related to the Nepal Earthquak.

Senior ESRI Links grade 11 and 12 especially world Issues and Geomatics.
This link has several story maps and interactive maps of the Nepal earthquake.
Earthquake support resources for: Responders and People affected (connects to many other related sites)

Google Earth tour of the Nepal Earthquake; Nepal Quake: a Google Earth tour of the destruction:

Other Grade 12 GIS Lessons
GIS Text - Thompson Nelson ISBN 0-534 – 39139-7
Exploring the Dynamic Earth - Unit 3 Earthquake Hazards
Mapping  Our World – Using GIS
ESRI Press - ISBN 978 1 58948 203 6
Module 2 Geology - Two lessons
- The Earth Moves: A Global Perspective
- Life On the Edge :A Regional Investigation of South East Asia 

Analyzing Our World – Using GIS
ESRI Press-isbn 978 1 58948 204 3
     Module 2 Tectonic Forces

Monday, 4 May 2015

This is a great website to show all sorts of maps relating to earths systems.
The Image of the Day is a great Minds On Activity.
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Tsiribihina River, Madagascar

Muddy river flow builds up the delta and the coastline on the island’s west coast. Read more


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Just one-third of the world's longest rivers remain free-flowing  Geographic Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationship , Spatial ...