Thursday, 19 April 2018

UK may record hottest April day in almost 70 years
Concepts of Geographic Thinking:
Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might this episode impact the citizens of the UK? How might this impact other parts of the world? What might the connection be between Canada's weather?

Activity: Collect data of temperature over the last 70 years in the UK and globally to create a spatial journal of the data. What pattern can be observed? Conduct an issue analysis to help devise a plan of action and communicate via story map.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Canadian drug mule sentenced in Australia for cocaine cruise The Canadian Press

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might drug smuggling impact the Travel industry? Who really is the criminal and how should they be treated?

Activity: Gather data on where this type of smuggling takes place. Create a spatial journal indicating place of origin and destination. Conduct an issue analysis and develop a strategy to deal with this issue. Communicate your result to an appropriate audience via story map.

Friday, 6 April 2018

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.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Climate Atlas Canada 

This Climate Change resource has a variety of resources to help cover the topic of climate change in Canada.

Through articles, videos, and an interactive map the geographic concepts of thinking help teachers and students gain a better understanding of the impacts of climate change.

Monday, 26 March 2018

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.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Heatwaves, hurricanes, floods: 2017 costliest year ever for extreme weather and climate events, says UN

Inquiry: How might people best prepare for such events in the future to help reduce the impacts?

Activity: Gather data on severe weather and where it happens to create a spatial journal that will identify patterns and trends and look for the spatial significance of these locations. Conduct an issue analysis to understand the interrelationships and then propose a plan of action from the geographic perspective. Communicate plan via story map.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, has died, putting his species on the brink of extinction  

UK may record hottest April day in almost 70 years Concepts of Geographic  Thinking: Interrelationships , Patterns and Trends , Spatia...