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Help kick-start discussions in any world geography course by taking the Gapminder Quiz. Better than any lesson, video or documentary, the quiz will "Upgrade your worldview!" Gapminder is also the source for Bubble Charts, Maps, Pyramids, Line Charts, Ranks, Income Mountains, Dollar Street and the always helpful slide shows and Hans Rosling videos.

For more, visit the Demographics page and the Development page.

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GEOSOURCE 21-32

Pacing Out Canada
(or the US, Australia, China, Russia, India, Indonesia, Chile, Norway . . .)

Here is an outdoor activity to start the school year off right. Students can apply some mapping skills and get a first-hand look at how large Canada really is. It's easy to do in one class with minimal resources and is a fun way to begin discussions on the issues faced by a large country with cities spread far apart.

For more, visit the Canada page.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GEOSOURCE 21-31

If you haven't explored the resources Canadian Geographic has to offer, you must! With a new search function it is much easier to locate age- and topic-appropriate resources: videos, tiled maps, teacher guides, lesson plans, infographics – and they are all bilingual. Welcome back to school, Canada!

For more, visit the Canada page.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GEOSOURCE 21-30

Seeing is believing. Add visuals to your presentations and projects!
The Digital Atlas Project is delighted to support the teaching and learning of Geography across Canada with a collection of photographs organized into the six regions of Canada. They are available for educational purposes under "Fair Use" guidelines in a school or home setting.

For more, visit the Canada page.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GEOSOURCE 21-29

A new interactive teaching-learning resource of maps, climate graphs and a profile across Canada for students to identify interactions between physical features including elevation, landforms, climate, vegetation – and more! A GeoEssential resource for Physical Interactions in the CGC Canadian Geography course

For more, visit the Canada: Physical Interactions page.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GEOSOURCE 21-28

New from old - this is Christopher Scotese's PALEOMAP Project time lapse video reversed, showing the accretion of the Appalachian Highlands, seafloor spreading and the accretion of the Western Cordillera. It's a great introduction to Physical Interactions in the CGC Canadian Geography course

For more, visit Formation of North America on the Plate Tectonic Illustrations pages as well as on the Canada: Physical Interactions page.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GEOSOURCE 21-27

Interactive hour-by-hour wildfire and smoke forecasts for Canada and the northern United States

For more, visit our Physical Environments and Resources & Industry pages under Canada.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GEOSOURCE 21-26

Everything you wanted to know and learn about Antartica is right here at AntarcticGlaciers.org including Glacial Processes and Landforms, StoryMaps, Datasets, Photos, Climate Change . . . everything!

For more, visit our Antarctica section under World Regions.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GEOSOURCE 21-25

For better or worse, storm-chasing has become a spectator sport. In my local area, InstantWeather provides Facebook and YouTube livestream updates of developing cells. H&H is live weather on steroids, providing a front row seat to storm-chasing across the North American continent, taking our fascination with weather to a new level!

For more, see the Weather Hazards page under Climate Systems.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GEOSOURCE 21-24

Need fieldwork ideas? This is a great source—a "how to" for teachers for whom fieldwork may be new. Teachers in the UK will be familiar with the FSC as it is an invaluable website for GCSE and A level, but for us in the RoW, the ideas are easily adaptable for IGCSE, IB, and all local syllabi.

For more, see Geography Fieldwork in GeoSkills.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-23

The DTM is one of those models fundamental to discussions of population, population growth and human development. Explore the DTM with this interactive ArcGIS presentation.

For more, see Demographic Trends in Demographics.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-22

FlightRadar24

Want to know what's happening in the airspace above you? Want to chart an incoming or outgoing flight? How about that Great Circle Route over the Arctic? See it all LIVE with FlightRadar24. Zoom in. Click on a flight to all of its data – amazing!

For more, see our Tourism page plus Transportation and Communication in Globalization and Trade.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-21

Take a detailed look at places around the world: land cover, topography, hydrology, climate, etc. Great tool for comparing places; e.g. Guelph, ON - Chelmsford, UK - Arusha TZ

For more, see Basic Geography Skills under GeoSkills.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-20

Maps and data provided for total value of spending and for spending as a proportion of GDP

For more, see Superpowers under Geopolitics.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-19

More people were displaced by climate change last year than by conflict. See also: Main Website | YouTube (1:30)

For more, see Migration under Demographics.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-18

An excellent online app for exploring world biomes, anthromes, and the factors influencing their location.

For more, see Biomes & BiodiversityMissed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-17

Climate Graphs Interactive World Map

78 climate graphs from around the world are served to you in this interactive gSlide web-app along with maps of temperature, precipitation and biomes

For more, see Climate Systems, Weather Hazards, and Global Climate Change.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

Other Depictions:
World Economic Forum
Innovative IQ
Visually


For more, see Demographic Trends in Demographics.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-15

People are remaining happy, despite the burden COVID has added to our lives.

For more, see Demographic Trends in Demographics.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-14

Google Earth Timelapse

A fantastic, but downright depressing, addition to Google Earth. Perhaps, once people see how much we are changing Earth and our local regions, people will begin to "Think Different" about development and lifestyles.

How to | BBC | CNN | gEarth-Ed

For more, see Online Mapping Tools in Cartography & Mapping.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-13

After all the kerfuffle about the Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal and choke points in shipping, Marine Traffic shows it all, opening great discussions on shipping patterns, oil tanker routes, fishing areas, and containers ships.

For more, see Transportation and Communication in Globalization and Trade.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-12

Online animations of all things Geographical: OS maps, climate, rivers, weather, plate tectonics, and more, There is a fee, but everything I've tested works without it.

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GeoSource 21-11

Project 17

A series of 5min videos of 17-year-olds and each SDG from BBC World Service

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GeoSource 21-10

Mapped: The Drainage Basins of the World’s Longest Rivers

Not just the map, but some data too. Perfect for World Geography and for introducing rivers and river patterns.

For more see World Drainage Basins; under Rivers. Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-9

Plant-based diets and Climate Change

Straight from one of the most trusted data sources: OurWorldInData.org

For more see Climate Change Solutions; under Climate Change. Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-8

As an educator, I've been looking for a simulator like this for students to interactively create scenarios to help humanity reach 2°C or even 1.5°C. This is it, complete with video and doc support.

For more see Climate Change Solutions; under Climate Change. Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-7

This one is for educators:

I recently attended a PopEd webinar and was energized by the excellent interactive lessons they offer teachers, complete with virtual versions, on Population, Resource/Environmental Connections and Societal Connections

For more on Population see Demographics; for Resources, go to Resources.. Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-6

with the Global Carbon Atlas
The Carbon Story
from past to present to future; the Global Carbon Budget; CH4 Budget; and N2O Budget

For more on Carbon see the Carbon Cycle at Global Climate Change Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-5

Numbeo: Cost of Living Comparison

Comparing global cities? Here's a great site to help.

For more on Cities, see Urbanization & MegacitiesMissed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-4

Some interesting geography here.

For more information, see Demographics and Development Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

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GeoInquiries™ are 15-minute instructional activities that use interactive maps to enhance the academic instruction of standards-based topics in a variety of subjects from grades 4-12 – all online and without having to install ArcGIS.Getting to Know GeoInquiries

For more on Mapping and GIS, visit the GeoSkills page. Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-2

Though I'm not a fan of the name "3rd World Farmer", this is an excellent simulation for creating empathy for and understanding of the difficulties faced by subsistence farmers the world over. My students love it and come to appreciate how difficult life is for many.

For more on Agricultural Resources visit Resources and our new page Development Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

GeoSource 21-1

27 December 2020

Climate Graphs Interactive World Map

78 climate graphs from around the world are served to you in this interactive gSlide web-app along with maps of temperature, precipitation and biomes