Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Top 20 most inspiring TED videos about maps and geography

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

These are great videos that help start  discussions and inquiries.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Human-made chemicals found in higher quantities in deep ocean

By Frances Willick, CBC News Posted: May 28, 2017 6:01 PM AT
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance,
Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships

Inquiry: How might these chemicals impact local communities?

Activity: create a spatial journal of the data.
Conduct an issue analysis to determine the impacts of the chemicals. Develop a proposal to support communities and communicate via story map.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa de Prata, Portugal  Thursday 18 May 2017 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Squeezed by gravity: how tides affect the groundwater under our feet. EGU Blogs 

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

Inquiry: How might groundwater tides impact communities?

Activity: gather data on groundwater and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis and develop a strategy to meet the needs of communities now an into the future. Communicate results via story map to an appropriate audience. 

Monday, 15 May 2017

THE WORLD'S MOST ENDANGERED MARINE MAMMAL NEEDS YOUR HELP

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How has the vaquita become so endangered? How might this species be protected.

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the issue by adding data of species rangehuman activity (fishing) and conduct an issues analysis to help determine a potential, doable, solution to the problem. Create a story map to communicate to an appropriate audience.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Toronto Islands residents bracing for lake levels to rise up to 25 cm in weeks ahead 

By Lauren Pelley, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships

Inquiry: How might this water level increase impact this community and others?

Activity: create a map of the elevationcommunities, and water levels. Use the issue analysis to determine different perspectives. Decide what should be done and communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

'Anything that is recoverable, will be': Husky oil spill clean-up resumes CBC News Posted: May 08, 2017 10:38 AM CT

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might this type of spill be best managed? How might this type of spill have been preventable now and in the future?

Activity: Map out where the oil spill has taken place as well as communities and add in physical features such as rivers and wetlands. Determine what might the impacts be. Conduct an issue analysis to help develop a strategy to clean up the mess and a strategy to prevent oil spills in the future. Communicate via story map

Thursday, 4 May 2017

'They are killing civilians house to house': Crowded UN camp filled with horror stories CBC May 4th, 2017
Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationship, Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might this crisis be resolved? What might be the final straw before powers that can actually do something to help solve this crisis?

Activity: Gather data and information on the crisis. Conduct an issue analysis to help develop a plan to solve this situation. Communicate results to an appropriate audience via story map.

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