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. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

A new twist on uranium’s origin story, by CSU scientists

Credit: Amrita Bhattacharyya
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might understanding of the origin of Uranium impact mining processes?

Activity: Gather data on uranium mines and how they are managed? Conduct an issue analysis and develop an action plan regarding the mining process. Communicate via story map to an appropriate audience.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Top 20 most inspiring TED videos about maps and geography

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

These are great videos that help start  discussions and inquiries.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Human-made chemicals found in higher quantities in deep ocean

By Frances Willick, CBC News Posted: May 28, 2017 6:01 PM AT
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance,
Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships

Inquiry: How might these chemicals impact local communities?

Activity: create a spatial journal of the data.
Conduct an issue analysis to determine the impacts of the chemicals. Develop a proposal to support communities and communicate via story map.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa de Prata, Portugal  Thursday 18 May 2017 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Squeezed by gravity: how tides affect the groundwater under our feet. EGU Blogs 

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

Inquiry: How might groundwater tides impact communities?

Activity: gather data on groundwater and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis and develop a strategy to meet the needs of communities now an into the future. Communicate results via story map to an appropriate audience. 

Toronto noise levels prompt concern from city's medical officer of health By John Rieti,  CBC News Concepts of Thinking: Spatial ...