Bloor-Dufferin developer goes back to the drawing board after complaints from residents http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/bloor-dufferin-developer-goes-back-to-the-drawing-board-after-complaints-from-residents-1.4624129 Shared via the CBC News Android App
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Canadian cities losing revenue and scrambling to find new markets for recyclables http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/garbage-recycling-china-plastics-canada-1.4586602 Shared via the CBC News Android App
I am certain that you will see major policy changes in the city, as they relate to the recycling of plastics. Gone are the days, I am sure, when every item of plastic can be tossed in our blue bins. This is an example of how Interrelationships work when when we think Geographically.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
China looks to turn ban on foreign trash into growth opportunity http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/pollution-recycling-china-petricic-1.4593078 Shared via the CBC News Android App
Monday, March 26, 2018
Cape Town, South Africa & water
|from the 2017/2018, Issue 6 What in the World|
|review before last Friday's test (to be returned later on in the week)|
|DPA during the Dance X workshop in the Gym|
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The what is where answer could be given by pointing out the Mall's location. The why there section would look at some of the information about the mall and the planned ideas relating to the redevelopment. This section involves some research on your part. The why care section is where you share your ideas about your topic and should involve you using your geographic perspective and looking at the issue -- in this case the redevelopment -- from different points of view.
I was looking for some issue relating to this on YouTube. Instead, I found an offensive video. At least I thought it was, as someone who shops at Galleria Mall from time to time. It referred to the mall as a Ghetto Mall. Oftentimes, this word is thrown about and few people understand it and it is usually used in a negative way.
I point this out since it is important to think about the language we use. As my Partner points out to me, language structures thought and we should cautious about making judgments about who frequents a particular place. If I shop at Galleria Mall, instead of Dufferin Mall or Yorkdale, am I not as cool or less than a person? If I am struggling with a lower income, is my value in the community less? These are difficult questions that GEOGRAPHIC THINKING contemplates.
Remember the issue around this?
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The origins of this important day are rooted in the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960.
We will also look at this:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
A couple of items worthy of some Geographic Thinking: 2 items related to Water and an I of I (Item of Interest)
Friday, March 9, 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
This is an interesting story, which highlights some of the ideas we have looked at in Media Literacy. In this case, all media are constructions and sometimes these constructions can be both sexist, racist and exclusionary.
The next story, which many of you are familiar with, relates to a short, in-class writing response for Geography. The exercise relates to 2 of the concepts of Geographic thinking on this chart: Patterns and Trends, Geographic Perspectives.
Today (Friday) will be our Black Panther screening! Here is the last set of notes from a class discussion on the film and its link to our key concepts of Media Literacy:
Pi, the third letter of the Greek alphabet is the relationship/ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. However, the number is infinite. Here is the list of 10 000 digits which follow the 3.14 that we are so used to seeing.
Have a restful March Break.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
The magical power of Vibranium, found in the fictional country of Wakanda, is supposed to be a contrast to the plundering of resources from the African continent.
The conversation was weaved together during Media Literacy class by looking at some of the key concepts and making connections with the film.
Here are a few of the key players who were involved in the creation of the film and the potential they see:
Monday, March 5, 2018
Circles (to be talked about on Tuesday) & Grtizner assignment using the "What is Where" of Bloor and Dufferin
13ways of looking at a circle
Geography: Gritzner and using something local
Incredibly long link:
aerial shot of intersection:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
One of the resources I use will come from Medecin Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, an organization founded in France in 1971. According to their website, they describe themselves like this: We are Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/about-us
Here is a link to another video about the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Perils of K-Pop: Potential Media Topic/Discussion; upcoming Math topics, Geographic Thinking & challenging stereotypes from the African continent
Media/Pop Culture:The punishing pressures behind K-pop perfection http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/kpop-hard-life-1.4545627 Shared via the CBC News Android App
Before we get into a deeper conversation about the issues in this article, let us think about how K-Pop, and Pop Music in general, is a form of Media. All of the concepts can be attached to elements that we see in K-Pop.
|adapted from http://www.mathsisfun.com/area.html|
Looking at a Case Study on the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia & deconstructing stereotypes of the "single story" of Africa (...which is a continent, in case you forgot)
Friday, February 23, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Healthy Relationships, Early Geography Work: using the flooding in Brantford & the 2003 Blackout to open up your Geographic eyes
|Working from left to right, each container's capacity is ten times greater. So, the 1 mL becomes 1000mL or 1 litre by the end.|
But why did we decide upon the powers of ten in the Metric System. Let's ask this wise person from back in the day...
In Grade 8, one of the sub-expectations reads like this:
A1.2 analyse how processes related to the physical
environment may affect human settlements in
Together, they relate to a story like the unfortunate news coming out of Brantford, Ontario (https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Brantford,+ONemail@example.com,-80.3441055,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x882c65e278ea730f:0x353da5a5a466f9e0!8m2!3d43.1393867!4d-80.2644254). We will use this to look at how the abstract expectations relate to something in the real world and use our Geographic eyes to understand it. The following clip comes from Global News.
Shared via the CBC News Android App
To help you understand what it means to have Geographic eyes, we will use the example of the 2003 Northeast Blackout, which a lot of you were not around to experience.
some images from Toronto: https://www.thestar.com/photos/2013/08/13/blackout_2003_the_day_in_photos.html
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
|This is a post Report Card journal on the Learning Skills and Work Habits. The intention is to inspire some reflection as a springboard for improvement for Term 2.|
|Posted on GC, this is a What's Going On in This Picture journal due on Thursday.|
|The new Math unit -- Measurement -- will provide a brief opportunity to review some Place Value, among other things. Detailed notes about this topic are posted on GC. We used the distance from Toronto to Tokyo to convert from km to m and how many times it would take to run around a 400m Track.|