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GeogSpace

GeogSpace

http://www.geogspace.edu.au/

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Australia Map / Oceania Map / Map of Australia / Map of Oceania Oceania, the planet's smallest continent, is without doubt one of the most diverse and fascinating areas on the planet. A large percentage of geography experts now consider the long-established continent of Australia to be more accurately defined as Australia/Oceania. Collectively it then combines all of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, as well as the thousands of coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific Ocean, including the Melanesia and Polynesia groups. Oceania also includes Micronesia, a widely scattered group of islands that run along the northern and southern edges of the Equator. Note: All Australia/Oceania recognized countries are labeled in red on the map; dependencies and territories are labeled in black.

The science of slums In an edited extract from his new book, Danny Dorling argues that the idea of the population bomb is a fallacy and that the human population is checking its rise without the need for a grand plan The ‘population bomb’ is a solecism, a grammatical mistake, an absurdity. In 1968, it was a neologism, a newly coined phrase or doctrine; today, it appears antiquated as a term. Now simply ‘population’ without the suffix ‘bomb’ has a self-evident power. We should be ‘concerned about population’, we’re told – no longer scared out of our wits, as any sane person would be about a bomb, but concerned. 30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom The concept of teaching creativity has been around for quite some time. Below are 30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom: Academics such as E. Paul Torrance, dedicated an entire lifetime to the advancement of creativity in education. Torrance faced much opposition in his day about the nature of creativity. Creativity was considered to be an immeasurable, natural ability.

5 Amazing Towns on Perilous Cliff Sides Spot Cool Stuff loves a good cliff-side town. There’s something about them that’s romantic, daring and a little impossible. Here are five of our favorites places where no one with vertigo would want to live: Castellfollit de la Roca, Spain These Maps Show You How to Live, Not Just Where Data for GOOD Knowledge is the first step on the way to progress. It used to be that paper maps were the free gifts that came with your new compass, graphically representing geography via points, lines, and fire-breathing dragons—all of which indicated orientation, distance, latitude, longitude, and the sheer vastness of uncharted territory. But today’s multidimensional digital maps are comprehensive, interactive, and they’ve got the compass built right in. Plus, they’re changing the way we interact with our environments and with each other. According to Di-Ann Eisnor, the founder of map-based driving app Waze, “People really do want to help each other, and if they feel like they are part of something that is helping make a difference, they become passionate about it.”

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today. Middle East History The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilization The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilizationIf this area wasn't the birthplace of human civilization, it was at least a birthplace of human civilization. Called "the fertile crescent" because of its lush soil, the "crescent" of land mostly includes modern-day Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Israel-Palestine. (Some definitions also include the Nile River valley in Egypt.)

The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh. Earthquakes are common in Japan—that one was the third of the week—and the participants were, after all, at a seismology conference. Then everyone in the room checked the time. Here is the Key To Unlocking Your Child’s Heart Smart parents give their children a million answers. Wise parents ask their children a million questions. And so smart parents might know, but wise parents understand. I love it when someone asks me a thoughtful question for three reasons.

Interactive Map of Europe, Europe Map with Countries and Seas Europe is the second smallest of the inhabited continents. It is a part of the Eurasian land mass that includes Europe, Asia, Asia Minor and the Arabian Peninsula. As many large islands east and south of Asia are usually included in Asia, the Eurasian land mass extends from Iceland to New Guinea, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Arctic to the Indian Oceans. Creating Bitchy Characters: How to Write a Mean Character If you’re interested in breaking the mold with your character, there is no single criterion for a bitch. However, you might want to consider making several of her dominant traits negative or what society has typically not expected of females. For example, her traits might include being manipulating, selfish, cunning, power-seeking, or vengeful.

Walk through the Continents - Print Maps Large and Small - Free Print free maps large or small; from 1 page to almost 7 feet across; PC or Mac. For classroom and student use. MegaMaps requires Adobe Flash. Ring of Fire The Ring of Fire is a string of volcanoes and sites of seismic activity, or earthquakes, around the edges of the Pacific Ocean. Roughly 90% of all earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, and the ring is dotted with 75% of all active volcanoes on Earth. The Ring of Fire isn’t quite a circular ring.

GeogSpace is a website that has been designed to assist primary and secondary teachers in implementing the Australian Curriculum: Geography by providing educational materials (Education Services Australia, 2014). The website has been designed by the Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) and their team of practicing geography teachers. In order to ensure that all schools across Australia have access to quality resources, the resources reflect best practice using current technology and pedagogies. The site is made up of two major resource sections including 'Core Units' and 'Support Units'. The core units are designed to align with teaching the concepts of the curriculum in the different year levels (F-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10). The illustrations are designed so that they can be easily and readily utilized in the classroom environment and so that they all link to the Australian Curriculum: Geography. Each learner is provided with opportunities to actively engage in the learning through multiple means including class research, practical activities, field investigations and through taking local action. The core units are divided into the three sections for each of the stages of schooling; key understandings, inquiry and skills, and exemplars. The support units provide learning and guidance for teachers in implementing the eight areas of geographical education including: - Thinking geographically - Why teach geography? - Professional practice - Fieldwork - ICTs in geography - Assessment in geography - Language of geography - Geographical inquiry References Education Services Australia. (2014). GeogSpace. Retrieved from by mcclure88 Jun 8

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