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Friday, 30 September 2016

It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid; It’s Whether the Economy Is Fair By: , Posted on: September 7, 2016

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: What makes an economy fair? How might a Fair Economy impact people?

Activity: Determine what makes an economy fair. Gather information on countries/corporations that have adopted some of these principles and create a spatial journal.. What might be need to get others to support fair economics? Communicate via story map.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Delhi airport first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi

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

Inquiry: How might other airports react to this event?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the airports in the region. Investigate how airports might be concerned with the environment. Conduct an issue analysis to determine how more airports could be carbon neutral. Communicate suggestions via story map.

Monday, 26 September 2016

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

Inquiry: How might women be able to impact past farming practice?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of places around the world that have incorporated the women's perspective and compare that with areas that haven't. Can any patterns be observed? What may account for these patterns? What might be needed to get more places to incorporate women's perspective? What other social areas could be positively impacted by listening and incorporating women's perspective? Communicate finding via story map.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

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

Friday, 23 September 2016

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.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

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.

Monday, 19 September 2016

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.