Friday, 21 April 2017

Scientists have discovered vast systems of flowing water in Antarctica. And that worries them. By Chelsea Harvey
Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might these rivers impact the ecosystem of Antarctica? What might be the global implications of these rivers?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis and gather information on the ice flows. Make predictions from the data and communicate action to an appropriate audience via story map.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Forgotten Wonders: Stunning Landscapes In Canada We Often Forget About Huffington Post April 20th, 2017

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

Inquiry: Why these locations have been classified "Forgotten"?

Activity:  Create an annotated map and evaluate for the Geographic concepts of thinking. Determine what might be necessary to ensure that these locations maintain their "wonder" classification. Communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days 

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

Inquiry: How might this drastic change impact communities. 

Activity: Gather landform data of river basins feed by glaciers. Create models of predicted basin change due to increased glacier melt. Conduct an issue analysis and communicate results to an appropriate audience via story map.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Famine Threatening 20 Million People  

April 12, 2017 

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

Inquiry: Why might famine still be a major problem for the World with current food production capabilities?

Activity: Gather information on the current and past famines. Conduct an issue analysis of a current famine to develop a strategy that may prevent future famines. Communicate to an appropriate audience via story map

Monday, 10 April 2017

Amid tight margins and commodity volatility, Canadian farmers faced with a new challenge — carbon taxes



Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might the carbon tax impact different communities in Canada?

Activity: Gather information on the carbon tax. Conduct an issue analysis and develop an action plan for different groups. Communicate the most viable plan to an appropriate audience via story map.
Geology and seepage in the NE Atlantic region  GEERT-JAN VIS
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Interrelationship

Inquiry: Why is seepage happening? How might the seepage impact communities in the North Atlantic and other parts of the world?

Activity: Gather data on seepage in the North Atlantic and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis and make prediction and develop a plan to deal with the situation. Communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Earth Day Canada
Earth Day Canada

 
Happy Earth Month!

We've officially launched our EarthPLAY for Earth Day 2017 campaign and our #Pledge4PLAY crowdfunding platform, which is raising money to bring Adventure Playgrounds to cities across Canada — now, we need your help!

Donate to our #Pledge4PLAY campaign at earthday.ca before this Sunday, April 9th, and you'll automatically win a one-year digital subscription to EcoParent magazine!

You'll also be entered into a draw to win other great prizes, including a custom Raleigh bicycle and a family vacation to the Berkeley Marina Adventure Playground in California, courtesy of our partners at Air Canada Foundation.

Now is the time to bring outdoor play back into childhood — to get the next generation of leaders engaged in meaningful, stimulating play, deepening their connection to the outdoors and motivating them to protect our planet.

Make play count. Make your pledge today.
 
A big thanks to our supporters!
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Syria chemical weapons attack toll rises to 70 as Russian narrative dismissed

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What is required for this on going Genocide  to stop? Why is it that countries that can actually do something to save lives seem to be just watching?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis examining the values and beliefs of the stakeholders and develop a plan to save lives. Communicate your plan to the United Nations via story map.

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