Friday, 24 February 2017


Ottawa's northern representative proposes 'Indigenous protected areas' for Arctic By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: How might this protection impact the north? How might Spatial Significance impact risk levels?

Activity: Collect data on northern areas at risk to determine what risks there are. Create an annotated map to show potential areas to be protected. Develop a story map to communicate results to an appropriate audience.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

New map reveals the world’s most toxic countries by 
Concpets of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: Why do these countries have the toxic levels they do? How might countries best  reduce their levels?

Activity: Gather information of toxicity. Conduct an issue analysis and determine what might be done to reduce levels. Communicate results to the appropriate audience via story map.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

'Excited over the simple things': First Nation enjoys turning on the taps after 10 years without clean water By Jennifer Choi, CBC News

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

Inquiry: How might this clean water be sustained? How might a water ban in almost 1000 communities in Canada be lifted? 

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis of the water ban. Evaluate the different perspectives of the issue and develop a plan to address the problem of clean water in First Nations communities. Communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Canada's Glaciers Are Causing Global Sea Levels To Rise The Huffington Post Canada  |  By

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

Inquiry: How might this Glacier ice melt impact communities in Canada?

Activity: Gather information on Canadian glacier melt and communities and create an annotated map. Create a graph of data and analyse to make predictions as to what might happen if this pattern continues. Create a story map to communicate to an appropriate audience.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Donald Trump says US not committed to two-state Israel-Palestine solution 

 in Washington, and  in Jericho

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might Trumps position on a possible solution impact regions? 

Activity: Identify the stakeholders and then conduct an issue analysis of the situation. Develop a possible solution and communicate to the appropriate audience via story map.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Extraordinary' levels of pollutants found in 10km deep Mariana trench 

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: Why might these toxins be of concern?

Activity: Gather information on ocean pollutants and create a spatial journal of the sources. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a possible course of action and communicate to appropriate audience via story map.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Trump agrees to support 'One China' policy in Xi Jinping call  in Beijing

Concepts of Think: Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: Why might Trump support a "questionable" population policy that China got phased out in 2015?

Activity: Conduct an investigation on other population policies and create a spatial journal.  Complete an issue analysis of the China's current and possible future policies. Determine how to proceed and communicate results via story map.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Canada Census: Western Canada's Population Booms Despite Economic Downturn  |  By Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press

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

Inquiry: How might this growth impact Canadian population? Economy?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of population growth in Canada's cities. Gather data on national population, economy. Create a Story Map to communicate results.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Cultural evolution and the mutilation of women


The Economist:

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance,

Inquiry: How might this movement impact societies?

Activity: Create a spatial journal and observe for patterns. Complete an issue analysis of the issue and communicate possible solutions via story map. Communicate to appropriate audience.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

UN Women assesses the needs of women migrants and refugees in Serbia and fYR Macedonia

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

Inquiry: How might the needs of refugee women be better addressed?

Activity: Gather data regarding refugee needs. Complete an issue analysis to develop a possible solution. Communicate the solution with the appropriate audience via story map.

9 maps and charts that explain the global refugee crisis Updated by 

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

Inquiry: Why might so many people feel they have to leave their homeland? How might this trend be reversed?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of where people are leaving and where they are going to. Add to the map the reasons. Conduct an issue analysis of one region and develop a a possible solution. How might your solution apply to other regions? Communicate via story map.

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