Wednesday, 20 September 2017

At least 217 dead after powerful quake hits Mexico – as it happened the guardian


Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might the Mexico City recover?

Activity: Gather data relating to the earthquake and highlight areas impacted. Determine what infrastructure has been effected. Determine how these needs might be addressed. Conduct an issue analysis to determine a plan of action c]and communicate via story map.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Myanmar The guardian

The latest news and comment on Myanmar                  







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

Inquiry: How might this conflict be resolved? 

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis to determine the role of the stakeholders. Evaluate the positions and determine a course of action and develop an action plan to ensure innocent people are will not  be killed. Communicate results via story map to an appropriate audience.               








Friday, 8 September 2017

Typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes: how these weather systems form

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might this information be used?

Activity: Gather data on weather systems to help predict where these systems may occur and when. If populations are impacted devise an action plan to support the population. Create a story map to communicate results

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

What’s in the path of Hurricane Irma

 Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: Why might the path of the hurricane move in this direction?

Activity: Gather data on the factors affecting hurricanes and create a model using ArcGIS to make further predictions and recommendations. Communicate via story map.




Renewables to produce 85% of global electricity needs by 2050.

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What role might Canada play in this future?

Activity: Have students research renewable energy in Canada and create a spatial journal to display their information. Create a story map to show what Canada's role might be.

Friday, 9 June 2017

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.


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Lack of access to a toilet and handwashing materials hits women and girls hardest, especially when menstruating BY LIBBET LOUGHNAN

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might access to safe clean water for women benefit all others? Why hasn't access to clean water for women been established already?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis and map out the stakeholders to establish spatial significance. Create a story map to communicate a possible solution to the appropriate audience. 

At least 217 dead after powerful quake hits Mexico – as it happened the guardian Concepts of Thinking : Spatial Significance, Geogra...