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Welcome to our Geography Blog!!

Posted by Fran Segura on September 24, 2011

Hello Students!!,

This is the blog I have created for you. It will help us very much in our daily work, since different activities may be posted for you to do, along with documents and materials that can be of interest in our classes. I have also included some videos about diverse topics, that you can visualize at any time you may want to. Some more categories related to our subject may be added in the future, and intelligent suggestions will be gladly accepted.

I hope you like this blog and enjoy it.

Visit to Diario Sur Premises March 5th 2012

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Classroom rules

Posted by Fran Segura on September 23, 2011

EnglishEspañol

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Start your own country

Posted by Fran Segura on September 22, 2011

Start your own country

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General notions about Geography and links

Posted by Fran Segura on September 21, 2011

About Geography

Recursos de Geografía

Geography testTests sobre GeografíaWhat do you know about the World?

Graphs generator

Geotopics1 Geotopics2

U.S Census Bureau

I.N.E

Indexmundi EN SP

El Espacio Humanizado

World Countries Population Rates and other stuff

World Clock

Interactive World MapsSatellite, street maps

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Unit 1 – The planet Earth

Posted by Fran Segura on September 20, 2011

Educaplus (atmosphere, climates and more stuff…)

Climographs generator

CREATIVE CLIMATES ACTIVITY:
Your Mission
As head of the new National Geographic Climate Observation Post, you need to create a Climate Map to illustrate the world’s different climate zones.
Follow the instructions you will find here

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Unit 2 – Spain’s natural environment

Posted by Fran Segura on September 19, 2011

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Unit 3 – The World’s Population

Posted by Fran Segura on September 18, 2011

Unit Concepts

Esquema de la UnidadEsquema de la unidad 2

Population12Extra resources / PoblaciónMás recursos – AICLE –

Pirámide de población

Human migrationsMigraciones (ppt)

World’s population density rates  by countries

Population World Clock

Movimientos naturales de la poblaciónNoticia (El Mundo) sobre la natalidad en EspañaEspaña pierde población (noticia de El País)

1 – The uneven distribution of the population.

Why is the distribution of the population uneven?
The Earth at Night Map shows over 200 cities. It is a unique perspective of the dark side of our planet. This image reveals night lights as low as a 100 watt bulb to as large and intense as a fire. This night map reveals the spread of man and his technology.
ACTIVITIES
A. What does the photo suggest you? Write a paragraph in your notebook.
B. Read the following article and prepare three questions:

C. Video on Human Geography- PopulationThis video shows how population has increased over time, and where in the world it has increased? What do you notice? This is an example of Human Geography, can you think of any other examples of Human Geography? Video

D. Video on Population Growth
The growing world population affects food and water supplies, ecological balance, and the overall quality of life for everyone. This animation presents a variety of facts and projected statistics to reveal the severity of our growing population. Video

Distribución espacial y crecimiento de la población (vídeo) parte 1parte 2

Demografía (‘Redes’, E. Punset)

Las hijas de Catalina (‘Informe Semanal’)

‘La Noche Temática’

Los desheredados de ManilaHija, tú serás un niñoMujeres de Oriente MedioGrupos violentosDerechos violadosSin infancia

2 – Predicted trends in population growth

What differences can you see between developing countries and developed countries?
3. The demographic transition model
Watch this video and understand how the demographic transition model works:
How does the demographic transition model help explain the five changes in population growth as shown on the diagram?
4. Differences between countries
Why do families in developing countries have four or more children?
Why do families in developed countries have two or fewer children?
5. Overpopulation
What is meant by the term overpopulation?
6. Population structures
What do population pyramids show?
Ejercicios
7. China
Do you know what effect has the one-child policy had on China’s population structure?
A incredibly brief overview of some of the results of China’s “One-Child” Policy.
8. The problems of an ageing population
What are some problems created by an increase in life expectancy for people in the over-65 age group?
Watch this video and answer the following questions:
1. What is this video about?
2. What are the consequences of the ageing population?
3. Why do governments spend so much money in the old people?
4. What are the positive and “funny” aspects of having too many old people?
5. What is your opinion on “Ageing Population”?
9. Migration
What is the difference between an emigrant and an immigrant?
10. Rural-urban migration
What are rural push factors and urban pull factors?
11. How migration affects different countries
Why do a developed country need foreign workers?
12. Refugees and illegal immigrants
What is the difference between a refugee and an illegal immigrant?

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Unit 4 – Human Settlements

Posted by Fran Segura on September 12, 2011

La Ciudad (Esquema-resumen)Esquema 2Settlements

El Poblamiento (ppt)ActividadesActividades 2

La ciudad como espacio geográficoGeografía UrbanaLa ciudad (Libros vivos)

Ciudades de hoy – Ciudades de mañana

Poblamientos

Urban settlements around the worldUrban and rural settlements 12

Morfología y estructura urbana (ppt) – Planos urbano (pdf)

Problemas de las ciudades (ppt)Problemas de las ciudades españolas (ppt) + Actividades –  Planning our urban future (activity)

Top 10 world’s most polluted placesRecycle CityEl trabajo en una planta de reciclaje (video)Solucionando los problemas de las ciudades

Case study of Kibera shanty town in Kenya

Entrevista con el geógrafo Jorge Olcina, sobre ciudad y cambio climático

Video

¿Cuánto pesa su edificio, Mr. Foster?

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Unit 5 – The Economic Activity

Posted by Fran Segura on March 14, 2011

Introducción a la Economía

Concepts Maps

Esquema de la unidad 1Esquema 2Mapa Conceptual + Actividad inicial –  La actividad económica y el trabajo – QuizQuiz 2Más esquemasPower Point Presentation

Contents

Organización económica de las sociedades (muy interesante)

Economics Basics (worksheets, quizzes and more)

Social Studies for Kids

Libros vivos

El sistema productivo: factores y agentes económicos

Economic sectors (pdf) – Sectores económicos

World Banks

FacuaHoja de Reclamaciones (Complaints sheet)Consumópolis

Looking for a job: Jobs search in BritainInfojobs

World Resources and Economic Resources (game)

Trade Unions: TUCUGTCCOO

Radio Interview: Brain drain / Brain circulation

TV programmes: El consumo desmedidoSoy niño y trabajoChina: el gigante asiáticoEnergía: nuevos retosUn mundo en redMaterias primas: fuente de conflictoAdictos al petróleo

Activities

  1. Actividad Económica 12AICLEEl Mundo Subdesarrollado (Libros Vivos) – Globalization (worksheet)

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Unit 6 – The Primary Sector

Posted by Fran Segura on March 13, 2011

La agricultura, la ganadería y la pesca.
Una cultura del desierto: los Tuareg.

Radio Interview: Drought and responsible use of water resources (sequía y uso responsable del agua)

TV Programmes: La aventura del comer¿Sabemos lo que comemos?

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