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Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Geographic information systems (GIS), once used predominantly by experts in cartography and computer programming, have become pervasive in everyday business and consumer use. This unit explores GIS in general as a technology about which much more can be learned, and it also explores applications of that technology. Students experience GIS technology through the use of Google Earth on the environmental topic of plastics in the ocean in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The use of this topic in GIS makes the unit multidisciplinary, incorporating the physics of ocean currents, the chemistry associated with pollutant degradation and chemical sorption to organic-rich plastics, and ecological impact to aquatic biota.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Andrey Koptelov
Nathan Howell
Date Added:
09/18/2014
The Dirty Dozen 2017: An Interactive Story Map
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This map shows the distribution of the top 12 items picked up on Canadian shorelines across the country in 2017. A shoreline is anything that is connected to water: which includes coastlines, lake shores, river shores, inland communities, and storm drains. Marine debris is coming from all across the country. Do you use any of these items? What actions can you take to reduce the impact? Find out more.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Ocean Wise
Author:
Ocean Wise
Date Added:
03/20/2019
Distorted Disturbances
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Students pass around and distort messages written on index cards to learn how we use signals from GPS occultations to study the atmosphere. The cards represent information sent from GPS satellites being distorted as they pass through different locations in the Earth's atmosphere and reach other satellites. Analyzing GPS occultations enables better global weather forecasting, storm tracking and climate change monitoring.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Jonah Kisesi
Marissa H. Forbes
Penina Axelrad
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Earthquake 8.2
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An engineering and design lesson for middle school (our 7th grade standards).

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, can you engineer a device that will keep medicine within a 40-60°F range using natural resources from the biome you live in, and/or debris created by the disaster for three days, until the Red Cross can arrive?

You are a team of relief workers in __________________after a major earthquake/tsunami has occurred. Your team lead as just told you about a young women with diabetes has been injured and needs insulin to be delivered __________ miles away (no open roads). Your team will need to research, design, and build a portable device to keep the insulin between _____ and ______ °(F/C) for _____ days. Once you return you will present the effectiveness of your device to your lead and a team other relief workers showing your both your design/device and explaining the process.

Subject:
Chemistry
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Lane County STEM Hub
Provider Set:
Content in Context SuperLessons
Author:
Bobbi Dano
Jen Bultler
Date Added:
10/18/2018
Ecology/Geography Classification
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This short lesson was designed in collaboration with a 7th grade Life Science teacher (Paul Jeffery). The idea behind the lesson is to help students better understand ecological and geographical classifications by teaching them at the same time in their Life Science class and their Geography class. Teaching the two classifications together will help reinforce the idea of classification. While this lesson would best be taught outdoors it can also be adapted to the indoors.

Subject:
Biology
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Brianne Meick
Date Added:
04/18/2018
First Nations Diary: Documenting Daily Life
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Grade Levels: 7/8
Subject Area: Social Studies, History, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies, Geography, Language Arts, Visual Arts

Lesson Overview
Students learn how Aboriginal peoples were impacted by settlement and colonization. Students choose a variety of Indigenous nations and learn aspects of their traditional way of life before settlement/colonization by Europeans.

Subject:
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jackie Underhill
Date Added:
11/16/2018
First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing
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The lessons in this resource guide are designed to be implemented in a range of courses, such as civics, history, social sciences, English, geography, business, careers, physical education and science. The resource has been produced as a PDF file on CD with an accompanying video on this website. Although the lessons are intended for use with high school curricula, the video and activity sheet may be of use to all Federation members who work with students.

The guide includes resources on:
- land
- residential schools
- health
- identity

Subject:
Career & Work Exploration
English Language Arts
Physical Education
Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
Date Added:
11/05/2018
The Fish Wars: What Kinds of Actions Can Lead to Justice
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This online lesson provides perspectives from Native American community members and their supporters, images, news footage, an interactive timeline, and other sources about an important campaign to secure the treaty rights and sovereignty of Native Nations of the Pacific Northwest. Scroll to begin an exploration of the actions Native Nations took to address injustices.

Subject:
Social Studies
Geography
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Native Knowledge 360
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Geography British Isles and Europe
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Can't afford that summer vacation schlepping around Europe? No worries, just pull up Toporopa on your nearest browser and learn all about the geographical, political, historical and economical aspects of the wonderful continent.

Subject:
Social Studies
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
06/06/2019
Geoguesser - Let's explore the world!
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This is a great resource! It is a geography-based game - and a whole lot of fun!

"GeoGuessr is a web-based geographic discovery game designed by Anton Wallén, a Swedish IT consultant, released on 9 May 2013. The game uses a semi-randomized Google Street View location for paying members and Mapillary for non-members. The game requires players to guess their location in the world using only the clues visible." (Wikipedia)

You can play one free game every 24 hours or subscribe to be able to play as much as you want.

Subject:
Social Studies
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
More New Maps
More Official Maps
More Popular Maps
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Google Earth - The World's Most Detailed Globe
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Zoom over the Sahara desert. Take a tour of the Eiffel Tower. You can do it all with Google Earth, the tool that makes the world feel a little bit smaller with its map-generating capabilities. If you're new to Google Earth, the tutorials offer a great introduction.

*Guided tours with the Voyager option. Take a guided tour around the globe with some of the world's leading storytellers, scientists, and nonprofits. Immerse yourself in new cultures and test your knowledge of the world.

*Measure distances & area

*Take your students virtually to the place you are studying

*Globe & map view

Subject:
Arts Education
Social Studies
Geography
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Google
Date Added:
02/06/2019
Human Ocean Exploration: An Interactive Story Map
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Through traditional ecological knowledge and ocean navigation, understand how the indigenous peoples around the world succeeded on their lands well before modern science and technology were invented. Compare this knowledge to modern ocean navigation by diving head first into the Volvo Ocean Race, a sailing race across the globe with sustainability at its heart. Discover the incredible things which all peoples are able to accomplish through their understanding of place, nature, and the ocean.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Author:
Ocean Wise
Date Added:
03/20/2019
Independent Learner Courses
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Dozens of free and low-cost college-level courses with classroom-tested materials and an interactive online environment. The $25-per-academic-course version includes all resources, along with free instructor tools, such as LMS integration, a learning dashboard and gradebook, and content sequencing and combining.

You can learn pretty much anything here from languages, to math, physics, computer science, psychology, etc!

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Educational Technology
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Faith Studies
French
Russian
Math
Calculus
Pre-Calculus
Accounting
Graphic Arts
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Health Science
Physical Science
Physics
Economics
Geography
History
Law
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Open Learning Initiative
Date Added:
04/01/2019
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
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This is a well-organized site that is easy to navigate and is available in both English and French.

There is much information on this site and I would encourage you to explore and read this resource online.
Topics include:
Truth & Reconciliation
First Nations
Inuit
Metis

Subject:
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Canadian Geographic
Date Added:
02/26/2019