How about some geography stories from the summer to discuss with your students…

Here are a few that come to mind:

Snow storms in USA

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/04/northeast-snow-storm_n_4541126.html

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Rescue of scientists in Antarctica

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/world/antarctica-ship-stuck/

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Heat wave in Australia

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/20753877/fire-crews-on-alert-as-south-east-australia-sizzles-in-heatwave/

temp across australia

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/15/whats-cranking-up-heat-south-eastern-australia

http://www.3news.co.nz/Heatwave-strikes-Australia-bushfires-blaze/tabid/417/articleID/327018/Default.aspx

 

China eases the one child policy

http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/28/china-eases-one-child-policy/

Hobbit returns to the big screen

http://new-zealand.etbnews.com/179572/experience-new-zealands-spectacular-landscapes-hobbit-desolation-smaug/

Japan’s new island grows

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140103-niijima-nishino-shima-japan-island-volcanoes-science/

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Climate change in New York

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131226-statue-liberty-ellis-island-climate-change-science-photos/

Rainforest warriors

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131222-amazon-kayapo-indigenous-tribes-deforestation-environment-climate-rain-forest/