Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends, Geographic Perspective
Inquiry: What might be the best location and method to transport fossil fuels? How might such accidents involving fossil fuel infrastructure be minimized? How might a better alternative to fossil fuels be distributed?
Activity: Conduct a Geographic inquiry to develop an alternative. Gather data on fossil fuel disasters and observe any patterns that may appear. Conduct an issue analysis to better understand the problem. Create an annotated map to show communities impacted by this type of infrastructure. Communicate results via story map.
Fake news tries to blame human-caused global warming on El Niño
Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective
Inquiry: How might people better protect themselves from fake news? How might fake news impact national policies? How might the spread of fake news impact others?
Activity: Gather information on fake news. Complete a Venn diagram to help determine the difference between fake, satire, and real news. Conduct an issue analysisto develop a possible solution. Communicate to an appropriate audience the concerns and solutions to the spread of fake news.
Standing Rock: US denies key permit for Dakota Access pipeline, in win for tribe
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends
Inquiry: What might have been the reason why the government changed the location in the first place? How might the government proceed in determining an appropriate location for the pipeline?
Activity: Determine the characteristics of an appropriate site for the pipeline. Create an annotated mapof the possibilities. Conduct an issue analysis to and determine a possible solution. Communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.
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 thatimport 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.
Jan Rocha for Climate News Network, part of the Guardian Environment Network
Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective
Inquiry: How might this situation impact surrounding nations?
Activity: Create an annotated map of the glaciers in the region and the countries that depend on them. Conduct an issue analysis to help develop a solution to the problem. Communicate findings via story map to an appropriate audience.
Bolivians in La Paz fetch water from a tanker truck provided by officials of the Bolivian public water company, Epsas. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA
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.