Thursday, 31 May 2018

Russia’s role in shooting down an airliner becomes official The Economist 

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: What should appropriate compensation be for this incident? How might this decision impact relationship of the stakeholders?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the stakeholders. Conduct an issue analysis of the incident.  Develop a potential resolution to this situation and communicate via story map.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The best idea in a long time: Covering parking lots with solar panels
Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, Interrelationships

Inquiry: What might the impacts be with solar panel parking lots in Canadian?

Activity: Use Survey 123 to record data on parking lost in major cities in Canada as well as amount of sunshine in these places. Display results as a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a plan of action. Communicate plan of action via story map.


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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Hamilton throws support behind Ingersoll's fight not to take Toronto's trash

Samantha Craggs · CBC News · 

Ash cloud from Hawaii volcano sparks red alert for aviation

Reuters Terray Sylvester4 MIN READ

INQUIRY: How might communities be impacted by this event

ACTIVITY: Gather data  on the volcano. Conduct an issue analysis to understand 
the stakeholders VIEWS and beliefs. Develop a plan of action that communities 
might IMPLEMENT to better deal with the situation and COMMUNICATE via story map.

Related resource:  Kilauea’s Next Eruptions May Mirror a Big One in Its Past

                           Why Kilauea’s Volcanic Ash Is a Serious Health Hazard

                           SCIENCE Kilauea's Lava Has Leveled Up Again

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Anger in Gaza, joy in JerusalemProtests on Gaza’s border with Israel turn deadly

 May 14th 2018| MALAKA The Economist

Inquiry: What might be needed to bring stability to this region?

Activity: Gather data on the conflict between Palestine and Israel. Create a spatial journal of the region. Conduct an issue analysis to determine the views of the stakeholders and then develop a possible solution. Communicate the possible solution via story map.

Related resources: Israel must answer for the deaths in Gaza / But it is time for Palestinians to take up genuine non-violence

Black rhinos return to Chad 50 years after poaching wiped them out

Inquiry: What might be need to ensure this species thrives? What might be need to stop poaching of other animals?

Activity: Gather data on the Black Rhino and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis to determine the perspective of stakeholders involved. Develop a strategy to stop poaching and protect more species at risk and endangered. Communicate possible solution by story map.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The earthquake unleashed by Trump's departure from Iran nuclear deal  By Tim Lister, CNN

Inquiry: How might the US departure from the the Iranian nuclear deal impact stakeholders?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the stakeholders in the deal. Conduct an issue analysis to gain further insight of the issue. Follow the geographic inquiry model to develop a potential action plan to help deal with this situation. Communicate via story map.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

A smaller red wolf population might be easier to save, says federal agency
Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: Why might the agency that is designed to protect this critically endangered animal suggest few numbers are better? How might this impact communities?

Activity: Gather data on the red wolf. Create a spatial journal to show the range of the species past and present. Conduct an issue analysis to gain understanding of stakeholder. Evaluate the stakeholders views and develop a possible solution using the geographic perspective. Communicate view story map.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals Environment editor

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might these plastics entered the system? What might the impact be of these plastics?

Activity: Gather data on plastic fibers in water. Conduct an issue analysis to help develop a potential solution. Communicate result via story map and communicate results. 

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The worst age for women to have kids in terms of career 


Inquiry: How might this wage discrepancy best be reduced?

Activity: Conduct research to determine the wage gap in several countries of the world and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis to help develop a plan of action. Create a story map to communicate potential solution.

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