Grade 9 Geography

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: InterrelationshipsSpatial 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.


Sustainable fishing

Concepts of Geographic Thinking: InterrelationshipsPatterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might fish stocks be protected so future generations have access to this resource?


Activity: Gather data on overfishing. Conduct an issue analysis to understand of geographic perspective of the stakeholders. Review sustainable fishing practices and create a spatial journal to show where they are. Develop a plan that might work better for the Canadian fishing industry and communicate via story map.

A bold new plan to tackle climate change ignores economic orthodoxy.
The Economist  
Business and financFeb 5th 2019

Concepts of Geographic Thinking:  Geographic Perspective,

Inquiry: How might `going green`impact  the US economy and economies of the world? Why are Canadians not wanting to "Go Green"? How might this view be changed?

Activity: Gather information on the environmental and economic impacts of "going green". Conduct an issue analysis to determine the values and beliefs of different stakeholders in going green discussion. Create a spatial journal that reflects the research of the different places that are going green. Develop a plan to help pursued other stakeholders that going green might be beneficial to them and their people and communicate via story map.


Canada's must assert sovereignty over the Arctic while there's still time 

National Post, November 2, 2017

Senator Dennis Patterson: As has been the case throughout history, sovereignty often relies on the realpolitik principle of “use or lose it"


Inquiry: How might Canada maintain sovereignty of the Arctic?

Activity: Conduct research on the Laws of the Sea to determine a baseline understanding of land/sea rights. Conduct an issue analysis of the countries and communities in the region. Create a spatial journal to help develop plan of action and communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.


Oil vessel off the Newfoundland coast spills 250,000 litres of crude Malone Mullin · CBC News · Nov 16, 2018 



Inquiry: What might be needed to ensure these "accidents" stop happening? How will communities be impacted by future drilling plans?

Activity: Gather data on oil drilling off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador to create a spatial journal. Collect information on the stakeholders to conduct an issue analysis.  Develop an action plan to communicate a potential solution and create a story map to communicate the result.

Related stories: 

All offshore oil rigs shut down in N.L. after Husky Energy spill: board

Poor weather prompts temporary shutdown of all N.L. offshore rigs


Explosion at Saint John refinery raises questions over how information was shared with public By 

Geographic Concepts of Thinking: InterrelationshipsSpatial SignificanceGeographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might this explosion impact communities? 

Activity: Gather information on the oil refinery to determine the life cycle of the oil coming into the refinery. Create a spatial journal to identify some of the location Irving Oil gets it's resource from. Conduct an issue analysis and develop a strategy to help deal with future issue regarding oil transportationCommunicate results via story map.

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

Samantha Craggs · CBC News · 

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


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. 


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

by 



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.

Renewables grew twice as fast as fossil fuels in 2017.


Inquiry: How might this trend impact future energy development projects?

Activity: Gather data regarding renewables from a variety of sources. Create a spatial journal to determine the role spatial significance plays in the production and type of renewable utilized. Identify the stakeholders and conduct an issue analysis. From the information gathered and mapped make a suggestion on how the world should progress. Communicate via story map.


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.


New road will be Canada's first permanent link to Arctic coast The Canadian Press Bob Weber

Concept of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, Interrelationship

Inquiry: How might this road impact communities along its length?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of potential impact sitesConduct an issue analysis to  help make predictions as to how this new road may impact communities and at what cost. Create a story map to co






21.9% of Canadians are immigrants, the highest share in 85 years: StatsCan By Éric 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.


Toronto noise levels prompt concern from city's medical officer of health By John Rieti, CBC News


Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

#Inquiry: How might the noise level impact your community?

Activity: 1) Create a spatial journal to identify the noise levels. Evaluate for hot spot to determine areas of concern. Conduct an issue analysis to develop an action plan and communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.
2) Conduct a neighbourhood audit of noise levels to determine local noise levels. Communicate results and action plan to an appropriate audience.


Toronto Islands residents bracing for lake levels to rise up to 25 cm in weeks ahead 

By Lauren Pelley, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships

Inquiry: How might this water level increase impact this community and others?

Activity: create a map of the elevationcommunities, and water levels. Use the issue analysis to determine different perspectives. Decide what should be done and communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.


'Anything that is recoverable, will be': Husky oil spill clean-up resumes CBC News Posted: May 08, 2017 10:38 AM CT

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might this type of spill be best managed? How might this type of spill have been preventable now and in the future?

Activity: Map out where the oil spill has taken place as well as communities and add in physical features such as rivers and wetlands. Determine what might the impacts be. Conduct an issue analysis to help develop a strategy to clean up the mess and a strategy to prevent oil spills in the future. Communicate via story map


Forgotten Wonders: Stunning Landscapes In Canada We Often Forget About Huffington Post April 20th, 2017

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

Inquiry: Why these locations have been classified "Forgotten"?

Activity:  Create an annotated map and evaluate for the Geographic concepts of thinking. Determine what might be necessary to ensure that these locations maintain their "wonder" classification. Communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.


Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days 

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

Inquiry: How might this drastic change impact communities. 

Activity: Gather landform data of river basins feed by glaciers. Create models of predicted basin change due to increased glacier melt. Conduct an issue analysis and communicate results to an appropriate audience via story map.

Sea Ice Extent Sinks to Record Lows at Both Poles  Maria-José Viñas NASA's Earth Science News Team


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

Inquiry: How might communities in the north and south be impacted by the loss of sea ice? How can communities prepare for this loss?


Activity: Conduct an issue analysis to determine possible action that might be required. Communicate results via story map to the appropriate authorities.

Oceans at Risk 


Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective
Inquiry: How might different stakeholder ensure the survival of the oceans?
Activity: Create an annotated map of active stakeholders and what they are doing. Conduct an issue analysis. Develop of plausible solution to the issue and communicate via story map.


Lethbridge urges residents to conserve water due to ice jams, quick melt The Canadian Press

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

Inquiry: How might ice jams and quick melt be managed so as not to impact communities

Activity: Gather information on annual melt in the area and water treatment option. Decide how best to approach the situation. Communicate the results via story map.

Oil price will soar without investment in capacity, says watchdog

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

Inquiry: How might this impact the Canadian Economy? How might this impact consumers?


Activity: Create an annotated map of oil infrastructure. Create graphs of oil prices to determine trends. Add information of global issues i.e. conflict/government policy etc. Conduct an issue analysis to help determine a possible solution and communicate via story map.


Ottawa's northern representative proposes 'Indigenous protected areas' for Arctic By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: How might this protection impact the north? How might Spatial Significance impact risk levels?


Activity: Collect data on northern areas at risk to determine what risks there are. Create an annotated map to show potential areas to be protected. Develop a story map to communicate results to an appropriate audience.

New map reveals the world’s most toxic countries by 
Concpets of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: Why do these countries have the toxic levels they do? How might countries best  reduce their levels?

Activity: Gather information of toxicity. Conduct an issue analysis and determine what might be done to reduce levels. Communicate results to the appropriate audience via story map.


'Excited over the simple things': First Nation enjoys turning on the taps after 10 years without clean water By Jennifer Choi, CBC News

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

Inquiry: How might this clean water be sustained? How might a water ban in almost 1000 communities in Canada be lifted? 

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis of the water ban. Evaluate the different perspectives of the issue and develop a plan to address the problem of clean water in First Nations communities. Communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.

Canada's Glaciers Are Causing Global Sea Levels To Rise The Huffington Post Canada  |  By

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

Inquiry: How might this Glacier ice melt impact communities in Canada?

Activity: Gather information on Canadian glacier melt and communities and create an annotated map. Create a graph of data and analyse to make predictions as to what might happen if this pattern continues. Create a story map to communicate to an appropriate audience.

Extraordinary' levels of pollutants found in 10km deep Mariana trench 

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: Why might these toxins be of concern?

Activity: Gather information on ocean pollutants and create a spatial journal of the sources. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a possible course of action and communicate to appropriate audience via story map.

Canada Census: Western Canada's Population Booms Despite Economic Downturn  |  By Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press

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

Inquiry: How might this growth impact Canadian population? Economy?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of population growth in Canada's cities. Gather data on national population, economy. Create a Story Map to communicate results.


Federal funding gap disadvantages First Nations students: PBO


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

Inquiry: How might this gap be reduced? Why hasn't the gap be reduced already?

Activity: Gather data on Education funding for the nation and create an annotated map. Conduct an issue analysis to develop an understanding of the problem. Suggest a solution and communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.

OPEC agrees first output cut since 2008; Saudis open to ‘big hit’, but details still unclear 

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

Inquiry: Who might these restrictions impact Canadians? Why might OPEC countries be willing to cut oil production?

Activity: Create an annotated map of OPEC countries and countries that import oil to. Observe for patterns and trends. Conduct an issue analysis to help evaluate the consequences of this reduction. Develop a plan to account for this project cuts and communicate via story map.


An ugly homicide number we need to discuss 

 November 25, 2016

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

Inquiry: Why might Indigenous homicide rates be so high in the far north? What might be needed to reduce these rates?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis to determine the views that might be contributing to the problem. Create an annotated map of collected data to illustrate the problem. Develop a solution and communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.


Researchers fear B.C. coast becoming dangerous for returning whales By Liam Britten, CBC News


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

Inquiry: How has the natural movement of the whale become so dangerous? What might the best resolution to this problem be.

Activity: Create a spatial journal/annotated map of the issue. Conduct an issue analysis and incorporate geographic perspective to develop a resolution. Communicate via story map.

The State ofCircumpolar Walrus Populations, WWF Canada 

Prepared by Jeff W. Higdon and D. Bruce Stewart
Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might human activity impact walrus populations? What might be the best way to reduce human impact on the walrus?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the area the walrus occupy and to this map data on human activity. Use a Venn diagram to help organize data for analysis. Conduct an issue analysis to come up with ways to support the walrus populations. Communicate via story map.

Canadians' Quality Of Life Not Keeping Up With Economic Growth: Study

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

Inquiry: Why might people's quality of life not be keeping up with GDP growth? How might Canadians increase their quality of life?

Activity: Gather information on quality of life indicators. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a geographic perspective and suggest possible ways to improve quality of life. Communicate via story map.

Canadians Will Need 20% More Income To Buy That House They Wanted


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

Inquiry: How might this increase impact the Canadian economy?

Activity: Gather data on factors that contribute to the Canadian economy. Conduct an issue analysis to determine the impacts. Decide on a path that might have least negative impact on the Canadian economy. Communicate results via story map.

Big oil v orcas: Canadians fight pipeline that threatens killer whales on the brink


Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What might be the best way to meet the need for oil and meet the need for conservation?

Activity: Use the concepts of thinking graphic organizers and conduct an issue analysis. Use this information to create a spatial journal to decide on how to move forward. Develop a story map to communicate to an appropriate audience.



Photo of the Day National Geographic


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

Inquiry: Where might these photos have been taken. Why might these photos have been taken?


Activity: Examine the photos and develop inquiry questions that might be used for each of the photos. Try to answer the questions and communicate.

Every year, nearly 1.3M people die in traffic accidents.
Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might car fatalities be stopped globally?

Activity: Gather data to create a spatial journal of car fatalities. What might account for any patterns and trends that can be observed? Conduct an issue analysis of the issue. Communicate via story map.

Oil may hit ‘low-$40s’ if OPEC fails to deliver quota deal: Goldman Sachs 

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

Inquiry: How might the change in oil prices impact Canadians?

Activity: Gather data on world oil prices and the global economy. Create a spatial journal of key events. Make predictions as to what now might happen and communicate via a story map

Italy earthquake: 6.6-magnitude tremor rocks nation's center

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

Inquiry: How could people prepare for such an event?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of past earth quakes in the region (patterns and trends). Conduct an issue analysis to develop possibilities to help the region. Communicate via story map.


Prescribed burns begin in Kananaskis Valley By Erika Stark, CBC News

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

Inquiry: How might the decision where to burn be made?

Activity: Gather relevant data and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis and determine where to burn and/or what other things might be done instead of prescribed burns. Communicate results via story map.

Global Gender Pay Gap Won't Close For 170 Years: Report By The Associated Press

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

Inquiry: What might be necessary to create a situation where women and men earn the salary for the same work? 

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the countries and the percentage gap they hold. Observe for patterns and trends and develop a strategy that might help improve the situation for women so that they can actually earn the same. Communicate the strategy via story map

The Migration of Anatomically Modern Humans

Concepts of Thinking; Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry:Why might people have migrated? How might people have traveled? Why did people choose their routes? How might these routes relate to current migration routes?

Activity: Gather data on current migration (An other source). Create a proportional width arrow map indicating routes and numbers. Conduct an issue analysis and develop predictions to help meet the needs of future migrants. Communicate via story map

Arctic indigenous leaders from Alaska, Russia, and Canada to make historic London address on impacts of Arctic Ocean shipping Press release from Pacific Environment

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: Why might such an address be needed? How might this address impact the region? 

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis of the issue. Create a spatial journal to help understand the importance of spatial significance in the region. Evaluate the interrelationships and develop a plan that can be communicated to the appropriate audience via story map.

Diesel spill near Bella Bella an 'environmental disaster,' says nearby First Nation By Megan Thomas, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance,
Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might this spill impact the region? What might be the best way to deal with this situation? 

Activity: Create a spatial journal of this spill and the affected area. Conduct an issue analysis and develop a solution to the situation. Communicate results via story map

Mariner's guide wants to reduce risk of shipping on Arctic wildlife. By Sima Sahar Zerehi, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: How might shipping impact local environments?

Activity: Create a route through the shipping lanes in the Arctic to reduce environmental impacts.Gather data on the arctic shipping. Create a story map to share findings/suggestions.

Retreating glacier makes Yukon sheep easy targets for hunters 

CBC News Posted: Oct 05, 2016 7:28 AM CT

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

Inquiry: What might happen with reduced numbers of sheep?

Activity: Gather information on the range of the glaciers and the sheep to create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis and determine what the best course of action might be. Communicate via story map.


Second Harvest Turns Food Waste Into 22,000 Free Meals A Day

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: Why might there be so much waste of food? How can people reduce their waste? What might be required to help reduce the number of people going hungry?

Activity: Conduct some research on hunger in Canada and the world. Create a spatial journal of food waste and hunger are there any patterns and trends that can be observed. Conduct an issue analysis to determine possible solutions and communicate via story map

Expect a warmer-than-normal fall, says Environment Canada

CBC News Posted: Sep 22
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Interrelationship, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What might the warmer fall impact look like? How could this weather impact different populations?

Activity: Research weather patterns in Canada. Create a spatial journal of weather from past to present. How might meteorologist be able to predict the weather How does this current weather prediction fit in? Make predictions of impacts based on the climate predictions. Communicate predictions and possible actions required via story map to an appropriate audience.

Canadian EI Claims Grew By Over 24,000 In July. Almost All Are Men


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

Inquiry: How might this increase in unemployment impact local, provincial, federal economic situation? 

Activity: Conduct some research on Canada's unemployment rate. Create a spatial journal to show regional rates. What might account for any difference that may be observe between the regions and over time? What might be the best way to deal with the current situation. Conduct an issue analysis to gain insight on the stakeholders. Communicate potential solutions to the appropriate audience via story map.


Are Canada’s marine protection plans at sea?

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships, 

Inquiry:  What might it take for Canadian marine protection policies to be more meaningful?

Activity: Research what the Canadian policies actual are. Conduct an issue analysis to help develop a decision and communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.

‘Ghost Forests’ Appear As Rising Seas Kill Trees


Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, Interrelationship

Inquiry: What might the impacts be from the rising water levels impact local, provincial, national, and international populations.

Activity: Create a spatial journal of places that might be impacted the most form the rising sea level. Add human activities and conduct an issue analysis to determine impacts. Create a story map to communicate finds.

ENDANGERED SPECIES: WHY SHOULD I CARE?  · 

First Nations learn to map territories using Google Earth

CBC News Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:33 PM ET
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance,

Inquiry: Why  might First Nations want to map out their Territories?  How might this new way of mapping impact their Territory?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis of First Nations Territory to get different perspective of the issue. Create a spatial journal showing/supporting the different views. Develop a solution regarding the issue of First Nations land and communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.




Florida Has a Competition to Hunt Pythons

 
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  • Inquiry: How did the Python become a problem? Why might the number of Pythons be a problem?
  • Activity:  Conduct an issue analysis to determine views regarding the Python and possible solutions. Create a spatial journal outlining the range of the snake. Communicate to appropriate audience via story map.

    Canadian Economy Needs 10, 15 Years To Reinvent Itself, RBC CEO Says

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

    Inquiry: Why might the Canadian Economy need to reinvent itself?

    Activity: Conduct an issue analysis to help develop an increased understanding of the issue. Create a spatial journal of the different regions and what possible changes might be needed. Come up with strategies to facilitate reinvention ans communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.

    NATIONAL PARKS PLAN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE THE WAY THE MILITARY PLANS FOR NUCLEAR WAR  natgeoed.org 

    At Badlands National Park, home to this bison, rangers and other leaders are developing strategies to address diverse scenarios created by climate change.
    Photograph courtesy Badlands National Park, National Park Service


    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationship, Spatial Significance

    Inquiry: How might the impacts of climate change influence how National Parks prepare for the future?

    Activity: Conduct research on climate change and its impacts. Create a spatial journal of the National Parks and suggests strategies that are best suited for each National Park that can be communicated to an appropriate audience.






    Canadian, U.S., mayors oppose Great Lakes water diversion request CTV News

    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

    Inquiry: How might this diversion impact the Great Lakes ecosystem?

    Activity: Conduct an issue analysis for the proposal. Create a spatial journal of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Water Way. Create a story map to communicate whether or not the proposal should be excepted and communicate to an appropriate audience.

    Hamilton will have 633K residents by 2026, says ward boundary study By Samantha Craggs, CBC News

    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

    Inquiry: How might this population growth impact the environment. What might be the best way for this population to be distributed in the area?

    Activity: Create a spatial journal of population density of the Hamilton area. Evaluate the patterns and trends to make predictions to future growth. Add some environmental data and any other relevant information. Create a story map to explain the best population distribution that might impact the environment the least and communicate to the appropriate audience.

    Fort McMurray, still recovering from wildfire, dealing with flooding By Mack Lamoureux, Wallis Snowdon


    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, 

    Inquiry: How might the fire have contributed to the flood? What might the new Fort McMurray be designed to better deal with these natural disasters? 

    Activity: Gather infrastructure information on Fort McMurray. Create a story map of the of a potential city plan that would be able to best deal with potential natural disasters such fire and flooding.

    Canada Calls Out Russia For Lack Of Warning About Incoming Rocket


    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

    Inquiry: How can the Russian Government be accurate regarding the location of the debris re-entry? How might the Russian government respond to Canada's "Call Out" of Russia?

    Activity: Create a spatial journal of the area to be impacted. Add to it human and animal information of the area. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a solution. Communicate the solution to an appropriate audience via story map.

    Boil water advisory in effect for Gatineau CBC News

    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspectives,

    Inquiry: How might the reaction to the Hull boil water advisory be different from the
    Neskantaga First Nation of nearly 20 years?


    Activity: Create a spatial journal of boil water advisories in Canada. Add community and infrastructure data. Conduct an issue analysis to gain regarding access to clean water. Communicate a plan to make clean water accessible to all Canadians via story map.

    Map: Every Canadian hurricane landfall since 1866
    Posted by  in Nature

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

    Inquiry: Why might hurricanes be most prevalent in these areas? Why doesn't this pattern continue year round? How might human activities in the region modify their practice because of this pattern?

    Activity: Create a spatial journal similar to this using data to plot. Add to it human activity, shipping, and mining data. Develop a strategies regarding how might people prepare for the next "big one". Create a story map to communicate the plan.

       

    Returning Fort McMurray residents face long road to recovery By Amy Husser, CBC News

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

    Inquiry: How might be the focus of Fort McMurray's redevelopment impact the future growth of the city?

    Activity: Create a spatial journal of the resources currently supporting Fort McMurray. Add possible alternative/new resource opportunities, natural features, and human activity data. Evaluate the map to develop a plan for redevelopment that could better protect the city from being a boom bust, one resource, based city. Communicate the plan to the appropriate audience via story map.

    Condemned Fort McMurray properties could remain uninhabitable until September

    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

    Inquiry: How might Fort McMurray be rebuilt based on economic/social/political factors?

    Activity: Develop a rebuild plan for the city. What consideration might be most important? Conduct an issue analysis. Communicate results via a story map.


    Not all wood pellets are carbon-neutral, says environmental advocate By Mitch Wiles, CBC News Posted: May 25, 2016 6:00 AM CT

    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships,

    Inquiry: Why are wood pellets being used instead of wood for burning? How can a carbon wood pellet be made carbon -neutral? Why might whole trees be used to create wood pellets?


    Activity: Conduct an issue analysis and map out the stakeholders. How might spatial significance impact the type of wood pellet? Moving forward how should industries react to the findings that not all wood pellets are carbon-neutral? Communicate results via story map.

    Rare wasp species found on New Brunswick beaches

    By Kate Letterick, CBC News Posted: May 25, 2016

    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

    Inquiry: How might the environment have changed for the wasps numbers increase? What might have caused their numbers to have dropped in the first place?

    Activity: Create a spatial journal of the most recent range of the wasp. Add to it the new locations where has been found. What might the spatial significance be of these locations?  Communicate your results via a story map.


    WORLD’S SMALLEST PORPOISE IS ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION

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

    Inquiry: How might gill fishing be stopped? How can the fishing of endangered species be allowed? How should governments and industries deal with this issue? What might some of the environmental issue be if this species becomes extinct?


    Activity: Create a spatial journal of the issue by adding data of species rangehuman activity (fishing) and conduct an issues analysis to help determine a potential, doable, solution to the problem. Create a story map to communicate to an appropriate audience.

    CAPTIVE MARKET: UNDERSTANDING NUNAVUT’S COMPLEX AIRLINE INDUSTRY
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Geographic Perspective

    Inquiry: How might increased travel to the North and Iqaluit’s new international airport impact local ecosystems?

    Activity: Create a spatial journal of the region containing human and environmental data. Conduct an issue analysis and make a judgement on what would be best for the region. Communicate results to an appropriate audience via story map.

    Lancaster Sound

    An integral part of the Last Ice Area and an Arctic home for Inuit and wildlife

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

    Inquiry: How might Climate Change impact this region?

    Activity: Gather climate data for the region, add to it human activity and resource. Make some predictions as to what may happen as climate continues to change. Create a story map to communicate to an appropriate audience.

    First damage assessment says 80 per cent of homes lost in Beacon Hill in Fort McMurray PAIGE PARSONS, EDMONTON JOURNAL

    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

    Inquiry: How will the residence leave Fort McMurray? What might the impact of this fire be on the local economy? 

    Activity: Conduct an issue analysis to determine course of action to rebuild by the local government. Create a story map to communicate to an appropriate audience.
    Fire enters Saskatchewan May 19th Inquiry: What might be the ecological impacts be as the fire continues to spread.

    Canadian waters getting safer, but research gaps limit full understanding of shipping risks

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

    Inquiry: What might be needed to better understand the shipping risk?

    Activity: Conduct an issue analysis. Create a map of the stakeholders to help develop a solution. Create a story map showing a possible solutions to reduce shipping risks in Canadian waters.

    Do fracking activities cause earthquakes? Seismologists and the state of Oklahoma say yes By Terry Reith and Briar Stewart, CBC News

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

    Inquiry: How could Fracking contribute to earthquakes

    Activity: Create a map of where fracking is taking place. Add to it data about where earthquake epicentres are located as well as population information. Observe any patterns that may have appeared. Gather other information on fracking.  Decide weather fracking can contribute to earthquakes or not. Create a story map to communicate to an appropriate audience a solution to the situation.

    Arctic Cruises Are Extinction Tourism By Another Name  

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

    Inquiry: How might tourist enjoy the Arctic without destroying it? What have been solutions in other similar situations? Could these solutions work for the the Arctic?

    Activity: Map out the areas of greatest impact. Conduct an issue analysis and add to map the stakeholders. Determine a best fit solution and communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.

    Hunger Map 2015   World Food Programme

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

    Inquiry: In a world that is able to produce a surplus of food why are people still allowed to go hungry? How might a countries hunger rating change if only looking at domestic data (Canada as an example)?


    Activity: Determine the stakeholder and conduct an issue analysis. Create flow map of the distribution of food. Add to the the flow of resource and aid countries around the world are involved in. Other data.  Do any patterns appear? What might be some conclusions that can be made about food scarcity and Geographic Perspective and or Spatial significance? Communicate results to an appropriate audience via story map.

    Receding ice causing longer swims for polar bears
     Posted by  in Wildlife on Tuesday, April 19, 2016


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

    Inquiry: How might the increased swim distance impact the polar bears sustainability?


    Activity: Create a map of the past and current range of Arctic Icepolar bear bear range and any other potential contributing factor. Make predictions as to how far the polar bears may have to swim in the future and determine the impact. Communicate to an appropriate audience possible solutions to this problem via story map.

    Study finds moose are on the move as the north warms  Posted by  in Wildlife
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Interrelationship

    Inquiry: What might some impacts be to the environment the moose are moving into and the environments the moose are leaving?

    Activity: Create a spatial journal outlining the historical moose habitat. Determine the spatial significance of these areas. Using climate change data, make predictions how these spatial significant habitats may change.

    How Geography Impacts Flu Outbreaks by  National Geographic


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


    Inquiry: How might Doctors be able to use Geography to manage flu or other illnesses?

    Activity: Create a map of resent disease (zika virus) outbreaks to help identify patterns and trends. What might be the spatial significance of these areas? Make predictions on where the virus  may move to. Communicate results to an appropriate audience via story map.


    Photos From Ecuador Show Devastation After The Deadly Earthquake

    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

    Inquiry: How might people best help the people who need help? Where might people go to get the aid they need?

    Activity: Create a map of the area and the plate boundaries, fault lines and human patterns. Conduct an issue analysis to help determine what could be done. Communicate via story map to the appropriate audience.

    Severe drought leaves millions relying on emergency aid

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

    Inquiry: What might be the spatial significance of this region that contribute to the drought?

    Activity: Gather data on droughts of the region and create a map to help observe patterns and trends. Conduct an issue analysis and add stake holders to the map. Create a story map to communicate results.

    Attawapiskat declares state of emergency over spate of suicide attempts By Kate Rutherford, CBC News

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

    Inquiry: What might the factors be that are contributing to this community having an enormous suicide rate?  What other communities might be facing a similar situation? How might this trend be turned around?

    Activity: Create a map to determine the spatial significance of the area. Complete an issue analysis of the problem and and the stakeholders to the map. Communicate potential solution to the appropriate audience via story map.

    Farmland prices up 10% last year as property boom spreads to agriculture 

    CBC News Posted: Apr 11, 2016 8:47 AM ET

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

    Inquiry: Why might the farmland prices be going up. How does the farmland price increase compare to residential prices? Why might there be a difference?

    Activity: Create a spatial journal of houses and farms. Add data such as land use to better discuss the difference. What might the future look like for both type of land use?




    Maritime boat building 'boom' fuelled by lobster industry

    By Paul Withers, CBC News
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance,
    Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

    Inquiry: Why has there been such an "boom" in building lobster boats? What might be the impacts of increased production of lobster boats?

    Activity: Gather information and data on lobster "fishing".  Conduct an issue analysis. Create a map of the extent of lobster fishing. Evaluate the human ans environmental impacts of increased lobster fishing to determine proper management of the resource. Communicate results to an appropriate audience via story map.

    Massive deforestation found in Brazil’s Cerrado

     

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

    Inquiry: How might agriculture in the rain forest be sustainable? 

    Activity: Create a map showing the extent of rain forest deforestation over time. Conduct an issue analysis and add these groups to the map. Create a story map to communicate a solution to the problem.

    Canada’s oilpatch suffers biggest drop in investment in almost 70 years, CAPP warns  | 

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

    Inquiry: Why might Canada's Oil patch continue to suffer?

    Activity: Conduct an issue analysis and map out the stakeholders. Make predictions on the future of Canada's oil industry and Canada's economy.  



    Ontario rescinds controversial proposals to ease wolf and coyote hunting regs in north 

    By Gord Ellis, CBC News

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

    Inquiry: How might the hunting of such animals impact human and natural systems.

    Activity: Create an issue analysis of of the stakeholders. Create a map of the range of the wolf and coyote populations. Add layers such as cities, different animals, and vegetation etc. Determine what should happen next. Communicate results via a story map.

    Shoal Lake 40 First Nation Advocates Say More Money Needed For All-Weather Road   By The Canadian Press

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

    Inquiry: How could a community in Canada be under a boil water alert for so long? How could an all weather road help this community? Might there be other communities in similar situations?

    Activity: Create a map showing the spatial significance of Shoal Lake 40.Gather information on other communities under a boil water advisory. Can any patterns be observed? What spatial significance is observed? How can this issue be addressed? Communicate results to and appropriate audience via story map.

    Immigrants Beat Canadians At Starting Businesses: StatsCan

     |  By
    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Patterns and Trends

    Inquiry: Why are immigrants beating Canadians at starting businesses? How might this pattern impact the Canadian Economy?

    Activity: Gather data to create a map and graphs to observe patterns trends of immigrant impact on Canada's economy. Communicate your results to an appropriate audience to help improve Canada's economy.


    Blasts at Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano Hint at Something Big
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships

    Inquiry: How might this activity impact the region? If people have to evacuate where might they go? How might they get there?

    Activity: Create a map of the region with data such as plate boundaries, volcanoes, population distribution to determine patterns and make predictions.

    More pain for Canada’s natural gas producers: U.S. drillers ready to pounce and reverse flow northward

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

    Inquiry: Why might Canada be importing it's oil?

    Activity: Graph the data of oil production and distribution. Map out the spatial significance of where the oil is coming from and going to. Communicate results to the appropriate audience via story map.

    Mineral exploration spending expected to plummet this year in Nunavut, Yukon

    By Guy Quenneville, CBC News Posted: Mar 09, 2016 7:23 AM CT


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

    Inquiry: How might the reduction in spending impact different parts of the North?




    Activity: Answer the inquiry question by: Determine the interrelationships of mining and the community/ the environment by mapping the mines locations and other human activities as well as environmental features (Lakes, rivers, wetlands, etc). Communicate to the appropriate audience solutions to this situation.

    February continues streak of record low Arctic sea ice extent

    By Natasha Vizcarra, National Snow and Ice Data Center

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

    Inquiry: How might this pattern of low Arctic Sea ice impact the different interrelationships?

    Activity: Create a map to outline the extent of the Arctic sea ice, add other data such as human activity, climate conditions etc. to answer the inquiry questions.

    Polar bears migrate north as rising temperatures hasten Arctic ice melt            for the Washington Post

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

    Inquiry: How might the migration patterns of the Polar Bears changed? What might be the consequence of such change?

    Activity: Create a map to outline migration patterns of Polar bears add other data such as human activity, climate conditions etc. to answer the inquiry questions.

    Total eclipse: Indonesia witnesses totality as Sun is blocked by the Moon BBC News


    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance

    Inquiry: Why was the eclipse only visible for this portion of the earth? 








    True North refugees: Where 25,000 Syrians have settled in Canada


    Nick Taylor-Vaisey and Amanda Shendruk March 2, 2016
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

    Inquiry: How might the ideal location for an Syrian refugee family be determined?

    Activity: Have a class discussion on the characteristics that should be met to help support Syrian refugee families. Gather Canadian demographic data to map out potential locations. Evaluate the spatial significance of potential locations to determine where new Syrian refugees needs could be best served.

    Five reasons we need to protect the Peace-Athabasca watershed

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

    Inquiry: Why might this delta be considered one of the most important features of this region?

    Activity: Collect and analyse data of the region. Create a spatial journal to elaborate on the spatial significance of the region. Evaluate any patterns and trends that the research has divulged and make suggestions to sustain the watershed. Create a story map to communicate any suggestions developed.

    Untapped loans double Canadian banks oil exposure to $107 billion

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

    Inquiry: How might Canadian Banks play a leading role regarding Climate Change? 

    Activity: Investigate where Canadian banks are investing and why. Compare that with other banks activities around the world. Create a spatial journal of banking activity around the world. Analyse the patterns and trends and communicate suggestions.



    CNN Reporting From Cape Breton As Trump-Inspired Spotlight Continues

     |  By The Canadian Press
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

    Inquiry: Why might some Americans be looking at moving North if Donald Trump is elected as President?

    Activity: complete an issue analysis of this event. Determine the best course of action and communicate via story map to the appropriate audience. 

    Canada GDP Grew 0.8 Per Cent In Fourth Quarter Of 2015

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

    Inquiry: How might this growth impact Canadians across the country? 

    Activity: Collect data on the growth and decline of Canadian economy. Create graphs and charts to represent the patterns and trends of the economy. Determine what impact spatial significance plays in the Canadian economy by mapping certain events/industries that are improving/declining. What are some observations can be made? What predictions can be made? Could this be a go time to buy a house and where might the best place to buy be?

    Ice road opens, with limits, to connect Northern Saskatchewan communities CBC News Posted: Feb 28, 2016 8:50 PM CT


    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

    Inquiry: Why are these Northern communities connected by ice roads? How might Climate Change impact connecting the Northern communities in the future?


    Activity: Map out the transportation methods of the Northern communities using. Transportation and population data. Create transportation routes when the lakes are covered. If ice roads will not work in the future due to climate change create new routes by adding in points/lines and polygons. Communicate the rational to an appropriate audience.

    March 3rd - Climate Change & Agriculture PIR Live Event - Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week 2016

    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

    Inquiry: How might agricultural practices change due to changes in clime? Where might these changes have the greatest impact? What might some of the impacts be on different populations around the world?

    Activity: Investigate the interrelationships of current agricultural practices. Evaluate the role spatial significance plays with regards to certain practices by creating a map in a spatial journal. Analyse the map for patterns and trends. Communicate results making predictions as to how agricultural practice may change due to climate change.

    Bison On Track To Return To Banff National Park

     |  By

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

    Inquiry: Why have people decided to try to bring back the Bison to Alberta? How should the herd be managed to ensure its safety?



    Activity: Create a story map outlining the plight of the Bison in North America. Be sure to include the impact human activity and communicate a possible outcomes of the reintroduction of Bison into Alberta.

    Dalia Mogahed:

     TED2016 · 16:16 · Filmed Feb 2016

    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Patterns and Trends

    Inquiry: Why might people judge the group based on the activities of a few? Why might people judge  cultural groups with one set of criteria but  their own with another set?


    Activity: Complete an issue analysis. Understanding the different stakeholders, their values and beliefs develop a plan of action to help reduce the problems associated with judging groups in a negative way.

    Posted by  in Nature on Tuesday, February 23, 2016



    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

    Inquiry: Why does temperature change vary from place to place? How has temperature change impacted people in these different areas? How might this climate impact people in the future?

    Activity: Create a map of spatial significance indicating places of greatest temperature change. Add data such as land use, human activity, environmental 
    characteristic to help determine impacts and make predictions if patterns continue. Communicate a possible solution/result via story map.

    Vancouver Island’s hinterland attracts affordability refugees desperate to buy a family home

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

    Inquiry: Why might the housing in Vancouver be so expensive? Spatial Significance. What might some of the impacts on city policies be? Interrelationships. What might the future hold if home prices continue to climb? Patterns and Trends.

    Activity: Create a map of the Vancouver area of human activity, climatic, land use etc data. Analyse the data to help make predictions on the cost of houses, environmental impacts, population distribution etc. regarding the current situation. Communicate developed prediction via a story map.

    5 amazing facts about the St. Lawrence River

    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships

    Inquiry: How has human activity contributed o the over all health of the river? Might might need to happen in order to improve the river systems health?

    Activity: Create a map of the St Lawrence Waterway. Add to it human activity data to help determine how the rivers health has been impacted and develop a plan to help improve the health of the river system.

    Decision on burying nuclear waste near Lake Huron delayed for more study

    The Canadian Press 
    Published Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective,

    Inquiry: How can nuclear waste be disposed of safely? What is where? How is an ideal waste disposal site selected? Why there? If not here then where should the nuclear waste be disposed of? Why Care? 

    Activity: Collect information on the characteristics of a nuclear waste disposal site i.e. geology of an area and map out using ArcGIS Online. Add to it data such as population, water and other relevant data (dependent on audience). Do an analysis of the map, such as creating buffers, to determine an idea location to dispose of the waste. Complete an issue analysis and the communicate via story map to the appropriate audience.

    "Lead helps guard your health": How U.S. companies sold a toxic product

    By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times
    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

    Inquiry: How might companies that contributed to the problem be held accountable to society? What might be the best solution to the lead contamination problem?

    Activity: Complete an issue analysis of the issue. Create map to indicate where the contaminated water could reach, other treatment plants, and population. Access data on Flint water works to determine how many people could be affected by creating buffers. Communicate results to the appropriate stakeholders via a spatial journal

    Romeo Dallaire: ISIS Can't Be Defeated Without Strategy To Help Child Soldiers

    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective,

    Inquiry: Where do Child Soldiers come from? How might children be "trained" to be soldiers? How might Child Soldiers be helped? 

    Activity: Create a chloropleth map of countries using child soldiers. Add to it country of origin for the children soldiers. Spatial Significance. Conduct an issue analysis of the issue and communicate a potential solution.
    Extension: graph out statistics on Child Soldiers to determine patterns and trends and make some predictions.

    U.N. working group suggests U.S. work on racial reconciliation By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press

    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

    Inquiry: Why would an organization such as the UN have to suggest that Slavery in the USA was a crime against humanity? Why, after all this time, hasn't it been classified as such? What impacts might this crime against humanity classification have in the US and Canada?



    Activity:Develop a spatial journal of the issue. What is where? Complete an issue analysis  of the issue. Why there?  Evaluate the map and make suggestions and make recommendations that can be communicated to the different stakeholders to promote change. Why care?

    What are the top global risks for 2016?

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

    Inquiry: How were these risks established?

    Activity: Map graph and chart the data for interpretation.  Make predictions on what the future risks might be and where they may be located with supporting information.

    Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL)


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



    Activity: Use this resource to meet Geographic curriculum expectations for wide range of  courses.

    Dear Dad, I’m Going to Be Called a Whore’. Her Powerful Video Is Now Moving Millions.

    1-in-3 women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime…
    Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

    Inquiry: How might a society deal with the problem of violence against women? How is it possible for people to treat people so poorly, it's 2016?  

    Activity: Create a spatial journal of violence against women, locally, nationally, internationally (What is where?). Explore to data for patterns and trends (Why there?). Develop an action plan that could  be introduced to help reduce the incidence of violence against women locally, nationally, internationally. Communicate the results to the appropriate audience (Why Care?).

    Rescuers race to save dozens trapped under rubble of Taiwan earthquake

    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

    Inquiry: Why were the apartments near by the collapsed building not affected to the same extent? How could this collapse have been prevented?

    Activity: Map out the epicenter of the earthquake, add in the vault lines and cities. Create buffers to show the extent of the damage this earthquake could produce. How many people could potentially be affected? How can aid get to the people who need it the most and in a timely fashion? 


    This Talking Bird Is Disappearing From the Wild


    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, 

    Inquiry: Where can these birds be found (spatial significance)? What is where? What are some of the circumstances that could be impacting these birds (interrelationships)? What is where? How could this species circumstance be improved? Why care?

    Activity: Create a story map to communicate a solution to this problem.

    PRO/CON: Should the U.S. rely on nuclear power to fix climate change?

    By Mark J. Perry and Michael E. Kraft, Tribune News Service

    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective


    Inquiry: How could Nuclear power be the best solution to the climate change problem?

    Activity: Evaluate the problem by examining the stakeholders using the issue analysis approach. Create a spatial journal to communicate the evolution of nuclear power around the world to help better understand the issue. Develop a conclusion.

    Palestinian families homeless as Israeli military demolishes West Bank houses  in Khirbet Jenbah

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

    Inquiry: What might the families, of the demolished homes, have to do to be able to survive being left without a home? Why would the Israeli government believe the demolishing of homes in the West Bank?

    Activity: Gather and Organize data on the problem of the West Band. Use an issue analysis chart. What is Where? Interpret and analysis the data by creating a spatial journal of the problem. Why there? Evaluate and draw conclusion and devise a solution to the problem that can be share with the stakeholders. Why care?


    Small business owners hope Syrian refugees can fill some long vacant positions

     | 
    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance
    Inquiry: Why might there be job vacancies in an economy that has unemployment? 

    Activity: Gather data on the Canadian economy to determine where (spatial significance) there are vacancies as well as data on where refugees/immigrants are settling in Canada, create maps to help analyse the data to find a conclusion (patterns and trends, interrelationships). Develop a proposal, if needed, to match settlement patterns with job vacancy patterns (geographic perspective).


    Final agreement reached to protect B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

    BELLA BELLA, B.C. — The Globe and Mail
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, Patterns and trends

    Inquiry: What is the spatial significance of the Great Bear Rain-forest? What is where? Why is this agreement so important? Why there?  How has this agreement met the needs of the different stakeholders? How might this agreement reduce the impact on the Rain-forest? Why care?








    Animal rights groups protest Ontario's proposed wolf hunting rule changes

    CBC News Posted: Jan 27, 2016 11:31 AM ET
    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

    Inquiry: Why might the Ministry of  Natural Resources and Forestry be thinking about changing rules around hunting wolves in Ontario? 

    Activity: Have students create an Issues Analysis Chart on the issue to determine a possible solution to the problem. Create a map outlining the range of the wolves territory, settlements, and human activities to help support the solution. Communicate with an appropriate audience to implement the solution.

    Canadian Economy Expands In November, But Half Of Industries Have Shrunk In Past Year

     |  By


    Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships

    Inquiry: What might be the spatial significance of industries that are shrinking? What is where? How might this economic pattern impact Canadians? Why care?

    Scientists Discover a New Source of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide JoAnna Wendel, Staff Writer, Earth & Space News

    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

    Inquiry: Where might the source of CO2 off gassing along the Rift Valley be coming from? What might some human impacts be to this source of CO2? 

    Activity: 
    Determine characteristics that are unique to this CO2 type (Why there?)and map out (ArcGIS Online)other locations that could be contributing CO2 in the same manner (What is where?). Add in fault lines, cities, and other data that could be relevant to make predictions (Why care?).


    Emergency planners set the stage for "Big One" quake in Pacific Northwest

    By Associated Press, adapted by Newsela staff 01.28.16
    Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

    Inquiry: What might be the best relocation response be  for emergency crew to the "Big One"?

    Activity: Gather data to map (ArcGIS Online) out earthquake activity and create buffers to represent the magnitude (How far it can be felt). What is where? Add in data such as plate boundaries to help determine Why there? Add in cities to determine who might be impacted and where possible safe zone may be located. Devise a response plane to the "Big One". Why care?

    Will new maternity law help keep Indian women in work?

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

    Inquiry: How has the maternity leave in India changed, interrelationship? How could a common maturity leave policy for working women be developed to better support the women, geographic perspective? How does Canada's maternity leave policy compare?



    Activity: Create a spatial journal of maternity leave policies. Analyse to determine Spatial Significance, Patterns ad Trends. What is where? Why there? Devise a plan to help policy makers create maternity policies that can benefit all stakeholders. Why care?

    15 Endangered Cities That May Be Flooded By Climate Change

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

    Inquiry: Where will the residents city go and how do they get there when/if this happens? Why is this a potential threat for so may people?

    Problem Based Learning: Use ArcGIS Online to create a map predicting the impacts of rising sea levels. See Mapping Our World 

    I Support The Energy East Pipeline As A Pragmatic Environmentalist

     Become a fan 
    Environmental Scientist, Husband, Father

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

    Inquiry: How could our society, the world, actually become an oil free society? What might some of the consequences be?

    Problem Based Learning: Gather information on the stakeholders developing geographic perspective. Create a spatial journal of this issue to determine spatial significance. Analysis the patterns and trends and develop a solution that would work best for the majority of the stakeholders, including the environment.

    Could What Happened in Flint Happen Anywhere?


    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

    Inquiry: How did the water get so contaminated it started to break down the pipes made to transport it? How can this water problem be solved? How might this issue impact people around the world?
    PHOTOGRAPH BY WILLIAM ARCHIE, DETROIT FREE PRESS/ZUMA/CORBIS

    Problem Based Learning: What is where? Why there? Why care? Create an Issues Analysis Chart for this problem. What out what is known in ArcGIS Online i.e. where does the water come from, what goes into the water i.e human activities, communities and anything else that may help with the analysis. Make predictions and develop a potential solution to the Flint water crisis.

    Oceans to have more plastic than fish by 2050: Report


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

    Problem Based Inquiry: How might the plastic be removed from the oceans? Why is ti that only 5% of plastics is recycled?

    2015 smashes record for hottest year, final figures confirm

    Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, 

    Inquiry: What was so special, environmentally, that could have caused 2015 to break all heat records?

    Activity: Map out areas that showed the greatest temperature difference.

    The 20 Best Places To Visit In Canada for 2016  Concierge to Canada

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

    Activity: Map out the locations using ArcGIS Online to determine the spatial significance of the locations. Observe any patterns and trends that emerge? What might account for these patterns? Add Layers such as Cities and Transportation methods to aid in the analysis.

    Valentino's African-Inspired Spring 2016 Campaign Accused Of Cultural Appropriation

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

    Inquiry Questions: Why might copying culturally significant fashion be considered Cultural Appropriation?  How might it be possible to use other cultural influences in a respectful manner?

    Problem Based Learning: Develop a strategy that fashion houses/designers can follow to reduce cultural appropriation but at the same time allow for the appreciation of the cultural dress.







    Zika virus up date:

    Hawaii baby born with small head had prior Zika infection










    Zika virus prompts travel warning for pregnant Canadians

    By: Sheryl Ubelacker The Canadian Press, Published on Fri Jan 15 2016
    Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, Interrelationships

    Inquiry: What are the climatic conditions that that allow for the transmission from mosquito to humans? What is where?  Where on Earth are these conditions found? Why there? How might the transmission of the Zika virus be stopped? If it can't be stopped how might transmission be reduced Why care?

    Activity: Create a spatial journal or story map show when and where (places) the virus has spread to. Determine which other places (spatial significance) around the world have similar climatic conditions (interrelationships) where the virus may flourish and locate them on the map. Make some observations to determine patterns and trends to help the medical industry reduce infection rates. compare with an industry map.

    Alex — the first January hurricane since 1938 — bears down on island nation with 140 km/h winds

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

    Activity Idea: Use Windyty to get up to date information on Alex. Using ArcGIS Online, analyze the weather patterns to determine where Alex may move to. What has contributed to the development of such a storm (Why there)? Are there any locations that need to be worried I (What is where)? How might be worried about the storm and what actions/percautions might be undertaken (Why care)?

    Earthquakes in Alberta to become more frequent and stronger, expert says

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

    Activity Idea: Identify the problem, determine the perspectives (What is where? Why there?), and come up with  potential solution for the issue (Why care?). Communicate (including maps) the solution to an appropriate audience.

    Fox Creek fracking operation closed indefinitely after earthquake

    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

    Activity Idea: Use ArcGIS Online to create a map of Alberta, near Fox River. Use layers such as fault lines, cities, transportation routes, etc. Place on it the the epicentre and the location of the fracking.



    Inquiry Question: How might the fracking activity have contributed to the earthquake near Fox Creek? What might be a solution to the fracking issue?

    Mapping changes to the World’s urban population between 1950 – 2030


    Different types of weather maps.

    Ideal for grade 9 Geography Unit 1: Interactions with the Physical Environment
    Open weather map is a useful tool also for Travel and Tourism industry when planning on essentials for a location. Patterns can be observed, and spatial significance can be determined.

     
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

    Inquiry: Gather and Organize, Interpret, Evaluate, and Communicate







    Windyty is a useful tool for watching all elements of weather, determine spatial significance, patterns and trends. Students can gather and organize data, evaluate and draw conclusions, and communicate their findings.
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

    Inquiry: Gather and Organize, Interpret, Evaluate, and Communicate













    50 David Bowie moments Monday 11 January 2016 
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

    Inquiry: Gather and organize data, evaluate and draw conclusions, and communicate ideas

    Activity Idea: Create a Story Map of the David Bowies 50 moments from the Guardian. Gather  sources need to locate some of the studios, theaters, and other locations. What might be some of the spatial significance of the places Bowie performed at? Can any patterns and trends be found by evaluating the 50 David Bowies moments? How could David Bowie have impacted different cultures?

    NASA Examines Global Impacts of the 2015 El Niño Credits: NASA


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

    Inquiry Questions: How does El Nino impact the interrelationship between humans and the environment? How does spatial significance contribute to the impacts of El Nino? How might patterns and trends of this environmental event be used to reduce its impacts?



    Activity idea: Have students gather and organize data on El Nino to develop ideas into how to reduce its impacts on vulnerable communities around the world.

    Six graphics that explain climate change
    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

    Inquiry Questions: What is the problem with Climate Change (What Is Where?)? What is the spatial significance of locations impacted the most by Climate Change (What Is Where?)? Why is Climate Change happening (Why Care?)? From a geographic perspective, what are the effects of Climate Change in my community? Looking at patterns and trends, what will the future look like as a result of Climate Change? What are possible solutions to the Climate Change problem ?

    African demography

    The young continent

    With fertility rates falling more slowly than anywhere else, Africa faces a population explosion MERTULE MARIAM, ETHIOPIA |

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

    Inquiry Questions:  How might the population change impact the geographic perspective? How is the spatial significance of Africa impacting the population trends? How might the patterns and trends of the population of the continent of Africa impact different societies? How might population growth rate compare in different parts of the continent? What is spatial significant about the regions that are growing fast, regions that are growing slowly? 

    Typhoon Nona paralyses central Philippines

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


    Inquiry Questions: How does spatial significance contribute to the power and destruction of the Typhoon? How could buildings be built to withstand such Typhoons (Interrelationships)? How can people prepare for Typhoons to help reduce the risk/damage?


    Activity Idea: Have students use ArcGIS Online  or black-line master to create a spatial journal of the Typhoons that have hit this area over the past 10 years. Are there an Patterns that can be observed? How can you account for this pattern?

    Canada's Most Expensive Places To Buy A Home Illustrated In 1 Infographic


    Posted: Updated: 







                                                                                                   


         Inquiry Questions: What might account for such a variation in housing prices in Canada? How might housing price change in the future?  

    As Indonesia's Annual Fires Rage, Plenty Of Blame But No Responsibility NOVEMBER 01, 2015  ANTHONY-KUHN NPR

    Indonesian men fight a fire, one of many in Sumatra. Indonesia's government blames both big palm oil companies and small freeholders for the fires, but others say corrupt politicians also are to blame.
    Abdul Qodir/AFP/Getty Images

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

    Inquiry: Where did the fires start? What is where?
    Why do these fires occur yearly? Why there?
    How are these fires impacting local and global populations? Why care?
    How might the occurrence of these fires be prevented? Why care?


    Activity: Map out the location of the palm oil plantations. Answer What is where? Why there? why care? Add to the that map the destination locations of palm oil products. Answer What is where? Why there? Why care?
    Can students come up with a potential solution to the yearly occurrence while taking into account the different stakeholders? 

    The NASA GEOS-5 model is sensitive enough to show sulfur dioxide emissions from ships moving along major shipping lanes.

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

    Inquiry question: 
    What is spatially significant about the shipping lanes? What is where?
    Why do the shipping lanes follow the pattern that they do? Why there? 
    How will sulfur dioxide impact the interrelationship of people living near the shipping lanes? Why care?




    China ends one-child policy, will allow two children for all couples

    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Patterns and Trends, and Interrelationship.

    Inquiry questions: How might this policy impact of local and global demographic patterns and trends? 
    How might different geographic perspectives viewed this policy change?

    How might this population policy impact the interrelationship with humans and the environment?




    BEIJING — The Globe and Mail

    Whale-watching boat tragedy caused by freak wave, say investigators

    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

    Inquiry questions: What is the spatial significance of the area that could have contributed to the formation of a rogue wave?






     in Tofino 

    News / Atkinson Series

    Temporary foreign workers help drive Fort McMurray’s 24-7 economy

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

    Inquiry question: How might the increased number of foreign workers impact local communities? 





    Source:  Toronto Star

    Curriculum connection Strand D: Changing Populations, Grade 9 Geography
    These maps show the immigration patterns to the GTA since before 1941

     Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, and Interrelationships
    Inquiry Question: Where are people settling? Why are people settling there? Why would be care where people are settling in the GTA?


    Immigration maps

    The following maps and charts are based upon data obtained from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, which covers 2001-2011. The data contains records of applications to immigrate to Canada, including year, country of birth and immigration category. Please refer to our glossary for a description of all these categories, and to our welcome page for more information about the maps and charts.
    This map shows the total applications received, by country of birth.


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

    Inquiry Question: Where is Canada receiving the most immigration applications from? Why are these countries send so many applications? Why should Canada be looking at these applications?



    Immigration timeline


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

     

    Lesson idea: create a spatial journal using the information from the time line to facilitate the analysis of the information.

     

    Inquiry question: What are patterns appear? How does location (spatial significance) impact Canada’s Immigration History? How could Geographic Perspective                        impact Immigration Policy?


    Justin Trudeau begins first full day as Canada's prime minister-designate

     in Montreal and  in Calgary
    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective

    Lesson Idea: Minds On-What Is Where? Why There? Why Care? 






    Killer whale with dolphin pod off Nova Scotia a rare sight

    By Cassie Williams, CBC News Posted: Sep 25, 2015 12:33 PM AT
    Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective,

    Lesson idea:
    Investigate What Is Where? Nova Scotia
    Why There?
    Why Care?
    Why might this be of interest?







    GLOBE LEADERS’ DEBATE

    Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau lock horns over sluggish economy

    The Globe and Mail

    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance






    Lesson idea: How might location impact a voters view on an issue? Map it out. What are some of the patterns that emerge? Can you make a prediction on the out come of the election at this point? Continue following the election. 
    Extension: create a spatial journal of where the politicians have campaigned.

    Chile earthquake: one million people evacuated after 8.3 magnitude quake – live updates

    Waves of up to 4.5m high reported in some parts of Chile as tsunami warning issued for Peru, Chile, New Zealand, California and Hawaii

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


    Barrow, Alaska
    The new cold war






    Concepts of thinking: Spatial significance, geographic perspective, interrelationships




    Ageing UK population will increase strain on public spending, OBR warns

    Office for Budget Responsibility says that national debt would come down from its current 80% of GDP to 54% by the early 2030s and then start rising again

    Concepts of thinking: Patterns and trends, geographic perspective

    How might this compare to Canada's population patterns?






    Ageing population is going to push up public spending, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility. Photograph: F1 Online / Rex Features/F1 Online / Rex Features

    Nepal earthquake: Devastation in maps and images 28 April 2015 BBC

    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance (why is the earthquake location so important?) Interrelationships (why was it that so many buildings were not livable after the quake?), 
    Geographic Perspective (how might people be able to best help the situation in Nepal?), 
    Patterns and Trends (Why would so many people live in an area that has the potential or such damage? What, if any, evidence is there that this may happen again?)

    What could be done to ensure that this type of destruction could be reduced in the future?
    The link below has a lot of useful and interesting views of the Earthquake that recently took place in Nepal.













    Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims

    The pendulum clock of Longitude hero John Harrison is tested and declared a masterpiece


    Concept of Thinking: Spatial Significance











    A series of pictures showing some effects of population increase and the stress on the environment that comes with it.
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

    http://tinyurl.com/effects-of-population-increase













    This two web page were posted earlier but I thought it would be worth posting again.
    Gapminder and Worldmapper are websites that are inter active graphs, maps, and charts. Supporting lessons for Gapminder are also available.


    Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Geographic Perspective
















    http://www.worldmapper.org 





    A fun video that gets across the mapping essentials.  
    Suggested use as a minds on.




    Geographic Perspective: Spatial Significance









    They Flew a Drone Over a Pig Farm to Discover It’s Not Really a Farm. It’s Much More Disturbing.
    A drone visits some pig “farms” run by the world’s biggest pork producer…
    http://tinyurl.com/pig-farm-from-the-air





    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective






    NASA: Global Climate Change, Vital Signs of a Plant
    This sit has many great visuals that related to so many different aspect of the geography curriculum.  Two are highlighted below.

    Great slides of Then and Now dealing with Climate Change.

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


    IMERG Global Precipitation RatesThis visual shows the process of precipitation around the world
    Visualizations by Horace Mitchell on February 26, 2015
    Concepts of Geographic Perspective: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

    Wind Power Around the World

    Here is a great graphic showing the amount of energy generated from wind around the world.

    Concepts of Geographic Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

    Suggested use: Have students create a spatial journal using ArcGIS on line.














    Below are two websites dealing with climate and climate change.  There are several interesting links associated with these sites.


    This website has a variety of resources relating to different aspects of the water cycle. 
     










    Global is the new local: Pollution changes clouds, climate downstream










    Roam the World in (Almost) Real Time
    It's always summer on Google Earth. But a landmark Mapbox project uses satellite imagery to show the planet as it is now.
    Launched Thursday, a landmark project from Mapbox has changed the summertime paradigm for online cartography. Landsat-live reveals the planet's surface in real time and in stunning resolution, fed by a constant stream of public-domain imagery from NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite. Above is an embedded version you can explore.




    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance






    Florida banned state workers from using term 'climate change' – report
    Global warming’ and ‘sustainability’ among phrases allegedly barred at state’s Department of Environmental Protection, investigative report finds









     Florida is threatened by climate change, according to the 2014 US national climate assessment. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex/Sipa Press/Rex

    Geographic Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

    AQUEDUCT  World Resource Institute


    A great resource for World Issues
    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships


    The Shocking Truth About What It Would Cost Walmart If It Paid a Living Wage.

    In two minutes, economist Robert Reich completely destroys every possible excuse for Walmart’s low wages…

    Click on the link: http://tinyurl.com/qaksn92

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


    The Haiti earthquake five years on - then and now
    On 12 January 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti with more than 50 aftershocks following over the next 12 days. The disaster left more than 220,000 people dead and over 300,000 injured and resulted in a humanitarian crisis
    • Click each image to show the same location, five years on


    Concepts of Geographic Thinking: Patterns and Trends








    This Is What A World Map Looks Like When Scaled According To Population Size
    February 1, 2015 | by Kristy Hamilton
    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance,



    Where in the world did Australia go?! A new cartogram by Redditer TeaDranks rescales the world’s countries according to population size instead of geographic area. 




    Julia Roberts Tells Everyone In the World to Stop Pretending Like Facts Don’t Exist.
    Julia is speaking, as nature. “I have fed species greater than you. I have starved species greater than you…”

    This is a good clip to show the Gaia Hypothesis.
    A nice Minds On Activity.


    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships


    This is a nice video as a minds on activity.
    Some Strange Things Are Happening to Astronauts Returning to Earth.
    They’re seeing our world as it really is…



    The video deals with Geographic Perspective

    Malawi floods leave grim legacy of death, destruction and devastation

    World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study shows

    Number of extremely hot days a year has increased in hundreds of cities since the 1970s years, with frequencies peaking in the last five years




    More extreme heat, less cold spells and less high winds is the weather trend for many of the world’s cities, a new study shows. Photograph: Richard Baker/Corbis






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


    The aerial delivery of relief supplies has revealed the tragic human and environmental cost of the floods that hit Malawi following torrential rains



    The floods in Malawi have displaced at least 174,000 people, sweeping away homes and claiming untold lives. Photograph: Shiraaz Mohamed/AP

    22 Maps of Caanada as you’ve never seen it before
    Presenting a whole new way of looking at Canada and its people 
    June 27, 2014


    Beijing smog makes city unliveable, says mayor

    Polluting factories and skyrocketing vehicle ownership blamed as report finds tourism to Chinese city falls 10% on year before

    http://tinyurl.com/smog-in-the-city

     


    A child wears a face mask while walking along a street in Beijing. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images


    Climate change responsible for super-charging winter storms, scientists say
    Researchers say heavier storms of recent years such as current blizzard bearing down on US north-east – carry imprints of climate change.



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

    The link below has several articles relating to Oil and the Environment from around the world.  The Concepts of Thinking addressed through the link are: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance, Interrelationships.
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/oil

    White House unveils plan to open Atlantic waters to offshore oil drilling

    Move to lease large swaths of ocean along east coast and double down in Gulf of Mexico oddly comes in wake of attacks against right for climate change denial

     
    This could be a common sight along the Atlantic coast horizon after the Obama administration moved to open a large swath of the Atlantic seaboard to oil drilling. Photograph: Cristobal Garcia/EPA

    Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Prespective


    US Senate refuses to accept humanity's role in global climate change, again


    Senators accept global warming is not a hoax but fail to recognise human activity is to blame, nearly 27 years after scientists laid out man’s role.


    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships







    An Esri activity that deals with the effects of Climate Change can be found by clicking on the link below:
    (this site has several good activities for ArcGIS On Line)
    Mapping Our World for ArcGIS Online 
    Module 3, Lesson 1

    Running hot and cold


    The link below that ranks countries on different characteristics.  Spatial Journals could be created using ArcGIS On Line or My Maps (Google).
    Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships.









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