BRÉSIL • Les bulldozers arrivent au cœur de l’Amazonie Une centrale hydroélectrique sera bientôt construite à Belo Monte, sur le fleuve Xingu. Ce barrage, l’un des plus grands au monde, soulève la colère des populations indigènes et de nombreuses ONG. Enquête. Belo Monte. Situé dans le nord de l’Etat de Pará, au cœur de l’Amazonie, ce projet est aussi ambitieux que le canal de Panamá. Un raz de marée d’ouvriers C’est à Altamira que se concentrent la plupart des organisations qui s’opposent à la construction de Belo Monte. Pour l’instant, on ne perçoit qu’un léger accroissement démographique et une croissance plutôt désordonnée de l’économie locale. L’un des territoires indiens qui sera touché par Belo Monte est habité par l’ethnie juruna. D’autres dirigeants indiens d’Amazonie partagent l’opinion de Sheyla, et notamment Raoni, le populaire et médiatique chef du peuple indigène kayapo. L’une des autres grandes questions que pose le projet concerne un tronçon d’une centaine de kilomètres du Xingu, dans une région appelée la Volta Grande.
Geography Champions - Primary Geography Champions Network Geo-Primary Assessing Primary Geography Teacher assessment is a complex matter, but here are a few tools to help you with part of the process. Principles and purposes of assessment These are some special assessment tasks devised by teachers in Staffordshire and Derby. Recording pupils' progress These examples of recording grids are useful to help you devise your own. Working on your own moderating pupils' attainment can be very difficult.
ProjectBritain.com - A resource of British Life and Culture in the UK by Woodlands Junior UK Official name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Location: located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. It spans an archipelago including Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands.Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border with another sovereign state, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Sea, the North Sea, the English Channell, and the Irish Sea. The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state. It is a country consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. It is governed by a parliamentary system with its seat of government in the capital city of London. Capital: LONDON Dependencies: The United Kingdom has sovereignty over seventeen territories which do not form part of the United Kingdom itself, 14 British Overseas Territories and three Crown Dependencies. Sources:
Britain from the Air - Free Outdoor Street Gallery Know Britain Site for British Culture, Customs, History and Directory of Hotels and Guest Houses This Dynamic Earth--Contents [USGS] View of the planet Earth from the Apollo spacecraft. The Red Sea, which separates Saudi Arabia from the continent of Africa, is clearly visible at the top. (Photograph courtesy of NASA.) Ordering Instructions This book was originally published in paper form in February 1996 (design and coordination by Martha Kiger; illustrations and production by Jane Russell). U.S. or it can be ordered directly from the U.S. Call toll-free 1-888-ASK-USGS Or write to USGS Information Services Box 25286, Building 810 Denver Federal Center Denver, CO 80225 303-202-4700; Fax 303-202-4693 Version History Version 1.20 The online edition contains all text from the original book in its entirety. Linked Websites Please visit the Smithsonian Institution This Dynamic Planet website. See also This Dynamic Planet, the map showing the Earth's physiographic features, current plate movements, and locations of volcanoes, earthquakes, and impact craters.
#GeoEdChat | #Geography #Education #GeoEd #Geo #GIS #Teaching #Learning #OutdoorEd #Fieldwork #GuerrillaGeography #GAWeek Crayon Rocks We've had a very, very warm winter here in Michigan. With such little snow, the ground has been exposed and my little rock hounds have been collecting rocks again. I thought we'd revisit the types of rocks again (sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous) - but this time give them a more active and visual way to think about how each are formed. Materials Needed: crayons, several of each in four different colorscrayon or pencil sharpener4 containers for holding the crayon shavings3-6"x6" pieces of aluminum foilpopsicle stick or other disposable stirrer mugboiling waterProcess: Unwrap the crayons and use the sharpener to create shavings. Sedimentary rocks Sedimentary rocks are formed from sediments (tiny rock particles that were created by weathering or erosion) that were layered and then compressed. Fold the aluminum foil up tightly around the shavings and then compress it. Metamorphic rocks Metamorphic rocks are formed when existing rocks are exposed to heat and/or pressure.