Friday, 15 June 2018

The battle begins for Hodeida, Yemen’s lifeline The Economist
Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: What might be needed to help bring this conflict to an end that will last?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis to collect data on the stakeholders. Create a spatial journal of events and stakeholder interests. Develop a potential solution to the issue and share via story map.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The IEA’s first Global Energy and CO2 Status Report – released in March 2018 – provides a snapshot of recent global trends and developments across fuels, renewable sources, and energy efficiency and carbon emissions, in 2017.  


Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might this trend impact communities around the world .

Activity: Conducta an issue analysis to gain insight into the stakeholders perspective.  Create a spatial journal to show where some impacts may be felt. Create a story map to communicate findings.


First yellowtail farms to be ASC certified are Japanese



Inquiry: How might this certification impact ecosystems? 

Activity: Research fish farms and their impacts on the environment. Create a spatial journal of fish farms. Conduct an issue analysis of the stakeholders to develop a plan to create sustainable development of fish farms. Communicate plan via story map.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

1494: TREATY OF TORDESILLAS



Inquiry: More than 50 million Indigenous people were negatively affected by this treaty, how might this situation be corrected for their ancestors?

Activity: Collect info on the problem and conduct an issue analysis of the stakeholders. Create a spatial journal of the stakeholders. Develop a solution that helps the people whose ancestors were not taken into consideration at the time of colonization. Communicate solution via story map to an appropriate audience.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

2017 Was Another Record-Busting Year for Renewable Energy, but Emissions Still Increased EMMA FOEHRINGER MERCHANT 

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

Inquiry: Why might emissions continue to increase even as renewable energy use is increasing?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of renewable energy and nonrenewable energy use. Conduct an issue analysis to help develop a plan of action to get more countries reducing nonrenewable energy sources. Communicate results via story map.

The 2018 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: an all-new visual guide to data and development The World Bank Working for a World Free of Poverty


Inquiry: How might the World meet these goals?

Activity: Gather information on countries and what they are doing regarding the SDGs. Create a spatial journal of the information to show how countries are doing. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a plan that might help all countries meet their goals. Communicate results via story  map.

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts, killing 33 and injuring hundreds

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What made this eruption so deadly? How might the communities impacted move forward after this event?

Activity: Gather data on effects of volcanoes . Conduct an issue analysis of the stakeholders involved to help develop a plan of action. Create a story map to communicate the results of the research.

Related:
Search halted overnight after fresh eruption of volcano in Guatemala forced thousands to evacuate to safer areas.

WHY GUATEMALA’S VOLCANO IS DEADLIER THAN HAWAII’S



Friday, 1 June 2018

As Tigers Become Rarer, Poachers Are Targeting Lions National Geographic



Inquiry: How might the lion be saved from extinction?

Activity: Gather data on the range of the lions past and present to create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis of the stakeholders impacting the lions. Develop a plan of action and communicate via story map.

This Refuge May Be the Most Contested Land in the U.S. National Geographic



Inquiry: How might the US oil extraction impact Canadians? 

Activity: Gather data on fossil fuels in the region and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis to gain insight on the stakeholder. Develop a plan to deal with potential impacts and communicate via story map.

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