Monday, 13 May 2019

Just one-third of the world's longest rivers remain free-flowing 

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

Inquiry: How might  human interrelationship with the rivers impact sustainability?

Activity: Gather information on the the world largest rivers and human population to create a spatial journal. Examine how humans are using the water. How might spatial significance impact how the water is used? Collect information on the stakeholders using the issues analysis. How might the stakeholders perspective influence sustainability of the river? From the geographic perspective develop a plan that may lead to better interaction along the river so that human activity is actually sustainable. Create a story map to communicate a possible solution.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Do we treat our soil like dirt? The effects of soil erosion  By Dennis Dimick, National Geographic, adapted by Newsela staff

Concepts of Geographic Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might soil erosion impact different communities?  

Activity: Gather data on contributing factors that may cause soil erosion. Create a spatial journal to record where the different types of factors might be found. Evaluate some methods that may reduce soil erosion and where they may work best, add this information to the spatial journal. Develop an action plan that might be useful in a community and communicate results via story map.

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