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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Dead Sea drying: A new low-point for Earth By Kevin Connolly, BBC Middle East correspondent, 17 June 2016


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

Inquiry: How might human activity contribute to the state of the Dead Sea? What might be the best solution to dealing with the decrease water level of the Dead Sea?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the area taking not consideration drainage basins, human settlement, human activity, and climate patterns. Conduct an issue analysis to evaluate perspectives. Determine a plausible solution and communicate via story map to an appropriate audience. 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Global forced displacement hits record high By: Adrian Edwards

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

Inquiry: Why are the refugees being forced to move from their homes? Why might the go to the countries/regions they go to?
Activity: Gather data on refugees and create a spatial journal and evaluate for patterns and trends. Create a story map to communicate what might be done to help reduce the number of refugees.

Friday, 17 June 2016


Canadian, U.S., mayors oppose Great Lakes water diversion request CTV News

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might this diversion impact the Great Lakes ecosystem?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis for the proposal. Create a spatial journal of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Water Way. Create a story map to communicate whether or not the proposal should be excepted and communicate to an appropriate audience.

Did the Liberals have to wait to call ISIS genocidal? MACLEANS magazine

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationship, Patterns and Trends,

Inquiry: Now that the UN and Canada have called the actions of ISIS as genocidal how long before meaningful action is taken by all UN to stop this ISIS?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of ISIS territory and events to evaluate the spatial significance. Conduct an issue analysis and develop a plan that can deal with the situation. Communicate a possible solution to the situation via story map to an appropriate audience.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

African youth to African leaders: “You must do more to end conflicts in Africa”

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, 

Inquiry: How might Humanitarian crisis in Africa be addressed?

Activity: Create a Spatial Journal of the data from the survey and then create a Story Map to communicate a message to an appropriate audience.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

About Latin America and the Caribbean

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

Inquiry: How might focusing on Health, Education, and the Environment help improve peoples lives? Why might other Governments not employ the same strategy to help their people?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis and create a spatial journal of the stakeholders. Investigate other countries and develop a plan to help other countries move forward. Communicate strategies to an appropriate audience via story map.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Orlando, Florida 


Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationship, Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might spatial significance have contributed to this behaviour? How may these patterns violence have changed over time? How might people be supported to move forward and not develop such violent tendencies?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of countries that are fighting this type of hate crime. Conduct an issue analysis of the problem. Create  story map to communicate a possible solution to this problem.