Monday, 31 October 2016

Italy earthquake: 6.6-magnitude tremor rocks nation's center

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships

Inquiry: How could people prepare for such an event?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of past earth quakes in the region (patterns and trends). Conduct an issue analysis to develop possibilities to help the region. Communicate via story map.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Prescribed burns begin in Kananaskis Valley By Erika Stark, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might the decision where to burn be made?

Activity: Gather relevant data and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis and determine where to burn and/or what other things might be done instead of prescribed burns. Communicate results via story map.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Geographic Concepts of Thinking Graphic Organizers. 

These are useful tools for teachers and students appling the concepts of thinking to help better understand geographic issues.
Students are able to fill out the organizer for individual events/issues and then develop solution that can be communicated.

Global Gender Pay Gap Won't Close For 170 Years: Report By The Associated Press

Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What might be necessary to create a situation where women and men earn the salary for the same work? 

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the countries and the percentage gap they hold. Observe for patterns and trends and develop a strategy that might help improve the situation for women so that they can actually earn the same. Communicate the strategy via story map

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Migration of Anatomically Modern Humans

Concepts of Thinking; Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry:Why might people have migrated? How might people have traveled? Why did people choose their routes? How might these routes relate to current migration routes?

Activity: Gather data on current migration (An other source). Create a proportional width arrow map indicating routes and numbers. Conduct an issue analysis and develop predictions to help meet the needs of future migrants. Communicate via story map

Friday, 21 October 2016

Arctic indigenous leaders from Alaska, Russia, and Canada to make historic London address on impacts of Arctic Ocean shipping Press release from Pacific Environment

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: Why might such an address be needed? How might this address impact the region? 

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis of the issue. Create a spatial journal to help understand the importance of spatial significance in the region. Evaluate the interrelationships and develop a plan that can be communicated to the appropriate audience via story map.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Diesel spill near Bella Bella an 'environmental disaster,' says nearby First Nation By Megan Thomas, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance,
Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might this spill impact the region? What might be the best way to deal with this situation? 

Activity: Create a spatial journal of this spill and the affected area. Conduct an issue analysis and develop a solution to the situation. Communicate results via story map

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Haiti Health Conditions Worsen A Week After Hurricane Matthew

By The Associated Press
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationship, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What might be the best way to meet the needs of Haiti?

Activity: Gather information on Haiti's situation. Conduct an issue analysis to determine how to support Haiti. Communicate results as a story map.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Mariner's guide wants to reduce risk of shipping on Arctic wildlife. By Sima Sahar Zerehi, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: How might shipping impact local environments?

Activity: Create a route through the shipping lanes in the Arctic to reduce environmental impacts.Gather data on the arctic shipping. Create a story map to share findings/suggestions.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Retreating glacier makes Yukon sheep easy targets for hunters 

CBC News Posted: Oct 05, 2016 7:28 AM CT

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: What might happen with reduced numbers of sheep?

Activity: Gather information on the range of the glaciers and the sheep to create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis and determine what the best course of action might be. Communicate via story map.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

New fault discovered in earthquake-prone Southern California region 

Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might this fault line impact the the region. 

Activity: Gather data on fault lines in California to create a spatial journal for examining potential interactions with human activities. Communicate possible predictions via story map to an appropriate audience. 

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