Monday, 26 March 2018

Canadian teen tells UN 'warrior up' to protect water Melissa Kent · CBC News · 

Inquiry: How might water equity be achieved?

Activity: Gather data on fresh water in Canada and the world. Conduct an issue analysis and develop a plan of action to address the problem. Create a spatial journal to represent the data. Comunicate solution via story map.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Heatwaves, hurricanes, floods: 2017 costliest year ever for extreme weather and climate events, says UN

Inquiry: How might people best prepare for such events in the future to help reduce the impacts?

Activity: Gather data on severe weather and where it happens to create a spatial journal that will identify patterns and trends and look for the spatial significance of these locations. Conduct an issue analysis to understand the interrelationships and then propose a plan of action from the geographic perspective. Communicate plan via story map.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, has died, putting his species on the brink of extinction  

Friday, 9 March 2018

More than a million Adelie penguins found thriving in Antarctic Peninsula By Damian Carrington, The Guardian, adapted by Newsela staff 03/09/2018

Inquiry: Why might this penguin population be so big? What impacts might these colonies have on the environment?

Activity: Gather data on the Adelie penguin such as habitat, diet, threats, etc. Create a spatial journal of the colonies to help determine impacts of these penguin colonies. Communicate results via story map.

Friday, 2 March 2018

European Green Crab DFO Canada

Inquiry: Why are the Green Crabs having an impact in Canada? How should this problem be dealt with? 

Activity: Gather data to determine place of origin. Create a spatial journal of the data collected. Conduct an issue analysis to determine how the crab may have become an issue analysis. Devise a plan to deal with this invasive species and communicate results via story map.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Fishing for plastic: the Amsterdam canal tour with a difference The Guardian

Inquiry: Where else might this type of community action be necessary? How might this type of action look in your community? What might be a better solution for tackling global plastic pollution?

Activity: Gather data on the plastic pollution origins. Create a spatial journal of where plastic pollution is a problem. Conduct an issue analysis to develop an action plan. Create a story map to communicate action plan to an appropriate audience.

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