Thursday, 22 December 2016

NASA spots Tropical Storm Nock-ten intensify

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships

Inquiry: What might the impacts be from this storm?

Activity: Gather population data of the region. Conduct an issue analysis relating to the storm. Come up with strategies to deal with the situation and share via story map.

Credit: Credits: NASA MODIS Rapid Response/NOAA

Thursday, 15 December 2016

What if the fighting in Aleppo was happening in Toronto?


Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: What should be done to stop this Genocide? How might citizens end this Genocide because Governments aren't willing to do what needs to be done even after Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and the Sudan. What might this world look like if the powers that should don't end Genocide?

Activity: Understand the issues by completing an issue analysis. Use the conversational and sensitive document to help deliver with delivery of the topic. Create a story map and share with appropriate audience to cause change.
Supporting material from The Gaurdian

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Aleppo’s people are being slaughtered. Did we learn nothing from Srebrenica?

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Watch As 15 Years' Worth Of Earthquakes Shake The Planet

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

Inquiry: How might this information be used?

Activity: Gather information on World population and create an annotated map. What are some observations/conclusion that might be made regarding Patterns and Trends and or Interrelationships? Conduct an issue analysis to on the event to determine what might need to be done? Communicate via story map.

Monday, 12 December 2016

The world’s wet regions are getting wetter and the dry regions are getting drier

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

Inquiry: How might this pattern impact different communities around world.

Activity: Gather and organize the data and create a graph to interpret and evaluate the data. What prediction might be made? Create an annotated map to show where these evens are most likely to occur. Observe the map to determine the spatial significance of places impacted the most. Conduct an issue analysis to help evaluate for interrelationships. Communicate via story map.

CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election, say reports 

 and agencies
Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: What might be to fallout of these findings?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis on the situation. Create an annotated map if the stakeholders. Determine possible outcomes and communicate via story map.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Federal funding gap disadvantages First Nations students: PBO

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

Inquiry: How might this gap be reduced? Why hasn't the gap be reduced already?

Activity: Gather data on Education funding for the nation and create an annotated map. Conduct an issue analysis to develop an understanding of the problem. Suggest a solution and communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Warming U.S. Could See Extreme Rains Increase Fivefold 


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

Inquiry: How might this impact Canadians?

Activity: Gather information on climate in Canada. Create an annotated map of the different regions in Canada. Conduct an issue analysis to come up with a plan to deal with any changes that might occur. Communicate via story map.

30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents, Mapped

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

Inquiry: What might be the best location and method to transport fossil fuels? How might such accidents involving fossil fuel infrastructure be minimized? How might a better alternative to fossil fuels be distributed? 

Activity: Conduct a Geographic inquiry to develop an alternative. Gather data on fossil fuel disasters  and observe any patterns that may appear. Conduct an issue analysis to better understand the problem. Create an annotated map to show communities impacted by this type of infrastructure. Communicate results via story map.

Fake news tries to blame human-caused global warming on El Niño

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might people better protect themselves from fake news? How might fake news impact national policies? How might the spread of fake news impact others?

Activity: Gather information on fake news. Complete a Venn diagram to help determine the difference between fake, satire, and real news. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a possible solution. Communicate to an appropriate audience the concerns and solutions to the spread of fake news.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Standing Rock: US denies key permit for Dakota Access pipeline, in win for tribe

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

Inquiry: What might have been the reason why the government changed the location in the first place? How might the government proceed in determining an appropriate location for the pipeline?

Activity: Determine the characteristics of an appropriate site for the pipeline. Create an annotated map of the possibilities. Conduct an issue analysis to and determine a possible solution. Communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.

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