Thursday, 26 October 2017

21.9% of Canadians are immigrants, the highest share in 85 years: StatsCan By √Čric Grenier, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, 

Inquiry: Why might so many people want to come to Canada? How might this increase impact Canada?

Activity: Gather data on the spatial significance of places people are leaving. Create a spatial journal representing the data and observe for any patterns and trends. Communicate observation and possible impacts via story map.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

16th North Atlantic right whale found dead off Cape Cod CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2017

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

Inquiry: What might be causing these right whales to die? What might be done to help this endangered species?

Activity: Collect data on recent right whale deaths . Create a spatial journal to illustrate how spatial significance may help understand the issue. Conduct an issue analysis to help determine the human interrelationship. Develop an action plan for a geographic perspective and communicate via story map which helps illustrate any patterns and trends that appear.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Life Goes On For Marine Ecosystems After Cataclysmic Mass Extinction 



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


Inquiry: How might these findings impact different regions? How might this Pattern and Trend be impacted by human activity?

Activity: Gather data on coral reefs and create a spatial journal of areas that have been impacted by bleaching. Conduct an issue analysis to determine a plan of action. Communicate the plan via story map.

Credit: Arc Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies

Related links: WE HAVE UNREALISTIC BEAUTY STANDARDS FOR CORAL, TOO

Monday, 16 October 2017

YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO MAY WAKE UP SOONER THAN WE THOUGHT  NAtional Geographic  · 

World must wake up to crackdown in Cambodia, says exiled opposition politician , South-east Asia correspondent

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

Inquiry: How might this change policy impact countries, people in the region? 

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the region that shows government type and demographics. Conduct an issue analysis to determine a possible course of action that could be taken that benefits the at risk. Communicate via story map.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

California’s Wildfires Are Only Getting Worse TIME, Katy Steinmetz / San Francisco

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

Inquiry: How might communities deal with the aftermath of these fires?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the fires from the beginning to the present to identify communities that have been impacted by the fires. Gather information on rebuilding that may reduce the risk of fire damage in a community. Conduct an issue analysis to determine a plan of action. Communicate the plan via story map.
The Catalan leader puts independence on hold for talks the Economist, Oct 10th 2017, BARCELONA
Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: What might Catalans' independance look like?

Activity: Gather data on Spain and Catalan. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a strategy that may be acceptable by "most" stakeholders. Communicate a potential outcome of Catalans' independance via story map.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

2.5 billion people lack access to basic sanitation 

Stockholm Environmental Institute Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:07
Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might more people get access to basic sanitation?

Activity: Determine how spatial significance may impact accessibility to sanitation, a basic human right. Gather data and create a spatial journal to determine which areas need increased accessibility. Conduct an issue analysis and develop a plan of action that can be communicated via story map.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Controversial pesticides found in honey samples from six continents, Environment editor

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

Inquiry: How might these pesticide samples impact people?

Activity: Gather data related to the study and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a plan of action. Communicate plan via story map.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Trump say Puetro Rico is an island surrounded by big water.  Emily Shugerman New York
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might people know President Trump understands Spatial Significance?

Activity: Gather data from Presidents Trumps speeches and or actions that can be mapped to create a spatial journal. Review for any patterns and suggest corrections. Communicate via Story Map to the President.

Loudspeakers make dead coral reefs sound healthy and fish swim to them  By  Washington Post, adapted by Newsela staff Published 12/13/2019...