Here is another nice little Google Maps mash up that I bookmarked from the Google Maps Mania Blog.
“The World's Resources Institute has produced a Google Map to highlight coral reefs around the world that are currently under threat.
The coral reefs are classified by estimated present threat from local human activities, according to the Reefs at Risk Revisited local threat index. The index classifies the threat by looking at overfishing and destructive fishing, coastal development, watershed-based pollution, and marine-based pollution and damage.
A KML of the data is also available to view in Google Earth.”
Coral Reefs are one of the environments that I suggested might be interesting to study with children in Scotland when exploring the Social Subjects People and Place curriculum for excellence outcome
I can identify the possible consequences of an environmental issue and make informed suggestions about ways to manage the impact. SOC 3-08a
The use of the Google Maps Mashup that shows the location of corral reefs around the globe also helps teachers deliver the following outcome at Level 3.
I can use a range of maps and geographical information systems to gather, interpret and present conclusions and can locate a range of features within Scotland, UK, Europe and the wider world. SOC 3-14a.