Wednesday, 30 November 2016

OPEC agrees first output cut since 2008; Saudis open to ‘big hit’, but details still unclear 

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

Inquiry: Who might these restrictions impact Canadians? Why might OPEC countries be willing to cut oil production?

Activity: Create an annotated map of OPEC countries and countries that import oil to. Observe for patterns and trends. Conduct an issue analysis to help evaluate the consequences of this reduction. Develop a plan to account for this project cuts and communicate via story map.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Shrinking glaciers cause state-of-emergency drought in Bolivia

Jan Rocha for Climate News Network, part of the Guardian Environment Network
Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry:  How might this situation impact surrounding nations?

Activity: Create an annotated map of the glaciers in the region and the countries that depend on them. Conduct an issue analysis to help develop a solution to the problem. Communicate findings via story map to an appropriate audience.




 Bolivians in La Paz fetch water from a tanker truck provided by officials of the Bolivian public water company, Epsas. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA



Monday, 28 November 2016

An ugly homicide number we need to discuss 

 November 25, 2016

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

Inquiry: Why might Indigenous homicide rates be so high in the far north? What might be needed to reduce these rates?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis to determine the views that might be contributing to the problem. Create an annotated map of collected data to illustrate the problem. Develop a solution and communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Researchers fear B.C. coast becoming dangerous for returning whales By Liam Britten, CBC News


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

Inquiry: How has the natural movement of the whale become so dangerous? What might the best resolution to this problem be.

Activity: Create a spatial journal/annotated map of the issue. Conduct an issue analysis and incorporate geographic perspective to develop a resolution. Communicate via story map.

Shipping maps win at the Information Is Beautiful Awards

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, 

Inquiry: How might this data be used by different stakeholders?

Activity: Gather information on the destination ports. Create graphs to indicate how the volume of transport. Create an annotated map for analysis and or developing more inquiry questions for exploration. Communiacte finding via story map.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The State of Circumpolar Walrus Populations, WWF Canada 

Prepared by Jeff W. Higdon and D. Bruce Stewart
Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might human activity impact walrus populations? What might be the best way to reduce human impact on the walrus?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the area the walrus occupy and to this map data on human activity. Use a Venn diagram to help organize data for analysis. Conduct an issue analysis to come up with ways to support the walrus populations. Communicate via story map.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Canadians' Quality Of Life Not Keeping Up With Economic Growth: Study

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

Inquiry: Why might people's quality of life not be keeping up with GDP growth? How might Canadians increase their quality of life?

Activity: Gather information on quality of life indicators. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a geographic perspective and suggest possible ways to improve quality of life. Communicate via story map.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Canadians Will Need 20% More Income To Buy That House They Wanted


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

Inquiry: How might this increase impact the Canadian economy?

Activity: Gather data on factors that contribute to the Canadian economy. Conduct an issue analysis to determine the impacts. Decide on a path that might have least negative impact on the Canadian economy. Communicate results via story map.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Big oil v orcas: Canadians fight pipeline that threatens killer whales on the brink


Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What might be the best way to meet the need for oil and meet the need for conservation?

Activity: Use the concepts of thinking graphic organizers and conduct an issue analysis. Use this information to create a spatial journal to decide on how to move forward. Develop a story map to communicate to an appropriate audience.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Otherworldly Destinations Here on Earth

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

Inquiry: How might these land forms have been formed?

Activity: Investigate of these land forms were created. Create a spatial journal of these places describing the formations. What might account for any patterns observed?  Communicate via story map.

Conservation Decisions Must Protect the Livelihoods of People Living in Africa 

By: 

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

Inquiry: How might conservation interact with development?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis of one of the concerns in the reading. Use the concepts of thinking graphic organizers to clarify the problem. Create a spatial journal of different concerns. Develop a resolution and then communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

How other countries would vote in the American election 

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

Inquiry: How might this world view impact how Trump leads?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis and create a spatial journal of the countries views. Create a story map to communicate results to an appropriate audience

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Photo of the Day National Geographic


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

Inquiry: Where might these photos have been taken. Why might these photos have been taken?

Activity: Examine the photos and develop inquiry questions that might be used for each of the photos. Try to answer the questions and communicate.

Top 19 geovisualization tools, APIs and libraries that will let you create beautiful web maps. By Aleks Buczkowski

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends,

Inquiry: How might these map application s be used to show voting trends in the US elections?

Activity: Try the different apps and evaluate how well different types of data can be manipulated to share desired results.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might viewing the world this way impact others?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis of the different types of map projects. Choose a few and discuss why and how each map might be used.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Every year, nearly 1.3M people die in traffic accidents.
Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might car fatalities be stopped globally?

Activity: Gather data to create a spatial journal of car fatalities. What might account for any patterns and trends that can be observed? Conduct an issue analysis of the issue. Communicate via story map.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Oil may hit ‘low-$40s’ if OPEC fails to deliver quota deal: Goldman Sachs 

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

Inquiry: How might the change in oil prices impact Canadians?

Activity: Gather data on world oil prices and the global economy. Create a spatial journal of key events. Make predictions as to what now might happen and communicate via a story map

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