Spectacular, Caribbean-like vistas and clear water define this wild and little-known corner of Nova Scotia. But with increased media attention, and more and more people looking for unspoilt places to visit, hopefully the islands can have the proper safeguards in place to keep them natural.
Now this is a web-based app I could spend hours exploring:
I can’t wait to introduce it to my classes. What a great way to help students visualize subduction, amongst other things. You really must take a few minutes to immerse yourself.
This is my second year teaching IB DP Geography. As luck would have it, the syllabus has changed beginning this year. Here are the IB links to:
Above, you will see a menu item for the course, with sub-headings for each unit. I will be adding resources here as I come to them.
The IB DP Geography syllabus is an excellent, robust course. Having taught World Issues in Ontario, A level Geography in England and now the IB DP Geography course, I am greatly enjoying the depth and breadth of geography covered by the IB DP course. The fieldwork component, alone, makes it a far superior course to the others I have taught. A level Geography is almost as robust; the Ontario World Issues course (CGW4U) lags behind both. It’s clear to see why the IB and A level coursesearn students university equivalents.
I must admit, I prefer the structure of the former syllabus, using very clear-cut command terms to specify the depth required for each topic and sub-topic. The new syllabus is not as specific – perhaps that will be a good thing in that it allows for some interpretation, but… given the exams are specific, it would be helpful to have some specificity in the syllabus.
I feel like I’ve been asleep at the wheel having missed this excellent video of CO2 emissions over a period of one year. Very helpful, as is the accompanying text.
And, have a look at this one, quite similar, but more dynamic, from Vox.
This is an excellent “Debatable Question” for anyone studying tourism, and the World Economic Forum is asking it.
Related: Something Iceland and every other “honeypot” tourism site can relate to: The growth paradox: can tourism ever be sustainable? Yet another excellent debatable question.
To combat the paucity of geographical understanding in the United States, the New York Times is beginning anew feature: Country of the Week. Of course, we will all benefit. I think I’ll plug my Gr 7 World Studies class into this. Thanks NYT!
Check it out at the NY Times…
A fascinating glimpse of thousands of years of climate data and biota is being revealed as the world’s largest mega slump or thermokarst develops in Siberia. The Batagaika Crater is north of Irkutsk, Russia and is exactly what climate scientists have been predicting from the increased warming in the Arctic – and is a classic example of positive feedback.
Read more at ScienceAlert.com