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Free Technology for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Step by step instructions on how to map your own google maps from your data!  Powerful tools for the classroom

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Disruptive Demographics

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Last night I had the pleasure of attending a tremendously entertaining and incredibly informative professional development evening at the APHG reading (that isn’t an easy combination to pull of either, and he did marvelously). Dr. James Johnson is a trained geographer teaching in the School of Business at the University of North Carolina.  His talk, entitled “Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Global Competitiveness” (PDF file available here) follows in a tradition of superb presentation at the reading; in 2012, Roger Downs gave a great professional development presentation on geographic expertise.



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great overview of America's changing demographics!
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These Staggering Maps Shows How Much The World's Population Is Aging

These Staggering Maps Shows How Much The World's Population Is Aging | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
Longer lifespans and lower birthrates in recent years have led to a U.S. population that has almost as many people over age 85 as under age 5.
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Plagues and People

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great course resource for more depth of the history and geography of disease 

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Episodes List | PBS Food

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Episodes List | PBS Food | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
See the full episode list from the Lexicon of Sustainability's Know Your Farmer web series. Watch the episodes on PBS Food.
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Know Your Food is a short film series that introduces consumers to key terms and principles that can help them make more informed decisions about the food they eat.

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Factory City: EUPA . - YouTube

They live there. They eat there. Their children attend school there. But most of all, they work there. They are the 17,000 employees of EUPA, a "Factory City...
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Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
It's no secret that the world's population is on the move, but it's rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in today's Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years. The study was conducted by three...
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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 6:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 1:13 AM

Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.

Julie Bilz's curator insight, July 10, 9:35 AM

I am ready for a world without textbooks in both K-12 and higher ed.  Bring it on!!

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This Is For Everyone Who Says Obamacare Is Creating A Nation Of Part-Time Workers

This Is For Everyone Who Says Obamacare Is Creating A Nation Of Part-Time Workers | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
One of the big memes over the last year was that Obamacare was creating a nation of part-time workers, as companies reduced workers' hours below the level at which companies would be obligated to provide health insurance.
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10 Great Agriculture Infographics

10 Great Agriculture Infographics | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
A collection of 10 interesting and informative agriculture infographics from around the Internet.
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Century of Violence: What World War I Did to the Middle East - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Century of Violence: What World War I Did to the Middle East - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
World War I may have ended in 1918, but the violence it triggered in the Middle East still hasn't come to an end. Arbitrary borders drawn by self-interested imperial powers have left a legacy that the region has not been able to overcome.
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Great article that addresses many of the themes in the political unit!

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Top 40 Chicago Words—Our Contributions to the English Language

Top 40 Chicago Words—Our Contributions to the English Language | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
OUR TALK: Chicago’s history weaves through English—we identified the 40 words where the city’s voice speaks loudest
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Great fun for the midwesterners!

 

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Puzzle: Put the Congressional Districts Back Together

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Gerrymandering is the practice of redrawing congressional districts after a decadal census to favor one political party over the other.


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Do these look like they are contiguous and compact? Many of the issues in the House of Reps is that districts have been created that are super majority for one party and the only competition is in the primary. This creates extremism and diminishes the opportunity for dialog. Only radicles can be elected in the primary election and those that represent the majority are defeated. One great example was Dick Lugar in Indiana.

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chrisfield's curator insight, October 3, 2013 10:12 AM

This game increases your brain power while also crushing your sense of hope for our political process!  

Dennis V Thomas's curator insight, October 5, 2013 10:42 AM

Do these look like they are contiguous and compact? Many of the issues in the House of Reps is that districts have been created that are super majority for one party and the only competition is in the primary. This creates extremism and diminishes the opportunity for dialog. Only radicles can be elected in the primary election and those that represent the majority are defeated. One great example was Dick Lugar in Indiana.

Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:15 PM

Personally I think Gerrymandering is unfair and should not be allowed, because it gives a political party to much of an advantage over the other. It really is of no surprise that our government finally shut down. By packing certain states and restructuring districts to create more of an advantage for your political party is corrupt. How are we supposed to run a successful government when we are altering districts and packing districts to favor a certain party? That is unfair and shouldn't be allowed. After all these years we should have some system in place to make government election as fair as possible. But by allowing parties to set different districts we will never reach that point. Gerrymandering is destorying our government, and we can see that from the most recent government shut down. There needs to be some changes made. 

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Jamaica Focuses on Farming

Jamaica Focuses on Farming | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it

"The country has taken on a bold new strategy in the face of expensive food imports: make farming patriotic and ubiquitous."


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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 27, 2013 4:34 PM

I have discussed Jamaica with some former classmates of mine, and they informed me that a lot of people are really poor there.  They said that the people there were very friendly, and hooked my friends up with some outstanding agricultural products at a really good price, but these people are very poor.  I think that because Jamaica was involved in the slave trade, and they didn't really as much of have slaves to do work like the US, but Jamaica was still involved in the slave trade, which ensured the presence of slaves.  While the US was building as a country, Jamaica was not thriving as much.  I think that the agriculture in Jamaica is (by what my friends say) fabulous as far as illegal crops go, but the agriculture FOR the Jamaicans (such as food) is lacking.  I read in the article that a European Development Agency sent money to Jamaica to help them be able to build chicken coops... So the chickens are enslaved too, and doomed to lay eggs or become a Sunday dinner.  That is kind of sad.  In all truth, I enjoy the taste of meat, but look forward to when meat and plants will be synthesized with no living tissue involved, because, after all, plants are alive too.  There are so many things that people have taken from the Earth, without giving anything back.  We are approaching the era where people should be more concerned with the environment, and what they can do for the Earth.  I think Jamaica should be given new technology that serves synthetic meat and synthetic vegetables, as a way to aid their agricultural and economic situation, rather than money for chicken coops from some pompous European cults.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, February 8, 1:53 PM

The article describes how Jamaica and a couple other Caribbean nations are beginning to focus more on food crops than cash crops. Being dependent on imports for food can be disastrous for these islands when a global food shortage makes prices skyrocket. Being food independent will likely allow Jamaica to increase its net agricultural gains so long as the production and demand for its cash crops of bananas and sugarcane remain high.

 

Jess Deady's curator insight, February 18, 12:56 PM

Understanding how other countries survive their everyday lives is an important part of being a civil human being. As shown in one of the clips, a boy is putting on a tie before school and is on his way to eat breakfast. Not only does he have to eat breakfast at home, but he also is eating a stew that he picked the crops for. I could never imagine picking my own food in order to survive life. This scoop is enlightening in many ways.

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The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood

The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
The freewheeling opportunity associated with 20th-century California was not available to black residents, and that exclusion reverberates in our neighborhoods and communities today.
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Great article for the Urban unit in APHuG

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MAP: Every Country's Highest-Valued Export

MAP: Every Country's Highest-Valued Export | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
Australia makes the most money from coal.
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outstanding map that shows Core and Periphery/industrial development on a global scale

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Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future - Kim Preshoff

Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future - Kim Preshoff | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
Population statistics are
like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country’s
future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how
using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social
scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries'
pyramids as examples.
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great timing for review for APHuG

both population and links to political instability.  

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xkcd: Map Projections

xkcd: Map Projections | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Great sarcastic read on map projections.

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 28, 10:36 AM

unit one fun :)

Mr. Gresham's curator insight, April 29, 6:43 PM

Today we did a quick review of projections.  I wish I had seen this a day earlier!  Enjoy this tongue and cheek review of the various projections!

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A Green Revolution, This Time for Africa

A Green Revolution, This Time for Africa | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
High-yield wheat and rice produced dramatic gains in harvests in Asia and Latin America. Is it Africa’s turn now?
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Urban Morphology in Mexico City

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"Mexico City is a giant laboratory of urban morphology. Its 20 million residents live in neighborhoods based on a wide spectrum of plans.  The colonial center (above) was built on the foundations of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire. The old city was on an island in Lake Texcoco. The lake was drained to prevent flooding as the city expanded.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 27, 12:57 PM

I've conducted research in Mexico City, and am endlessly fascinated but this urban amalgamation.  The city is so extensive that there are numerous morphological patterns that can be seen in the city, including the 12 listed in the article.  


Tags: Mexico, density, sustainability, housing, urban, planning, unit 7 cities. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 9, 3:48 PM

unit 7

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Geosynthetics Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Geosynthetics Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends ...
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Geosynthetics are widely used in civil engineering, construction industries, environmental applications, and coastal engineering.
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Why The Trillion Dollar Farm Bill Is Such A Disaster

Why The Trillion Dollar Farm Bill Is Such A Disaster | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
Congress passes a bill that gives bipartisanship a bad name
WHILE Congress was gridlocked it was easy to forget how ugly the smooth functioning of government can be.
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Expert: "It would be safer if we had the Olympics in North Korea."

Expert: "It would be safer if we had the Olympics in North Korea." | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
Just how big is Sochi's terrorism problem?
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Good overview of the conflicts in Russia and risks of terrorist attacks at the Olympics.  

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BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Primary, secondary and tertiary sectors

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Primary, secondary and tertiary sectors | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
This Revision Bite helps you to understand why a business is set up and how value is added in different sectors of the economy. The risks and benefits of business in a competitive market are also covered.
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Concise definitions of the sectors and a graphic that helps the student visualize how the sectors work together.

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Scoilnet Maps | Web Mapping for Irish Schools

Scoilnet Maps | Web Mapping for Irish Schools | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Great resource maps covering all the AP subjects!

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What is the Purpose of Using Technology in the Classroom?

What is the Purpose of Using Technology in the Classroom? | Advance Placement Human Geography | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:33 PM

Using technology in education is incredibly important today...but we must remember WHY we want our students using these tools and not accidentally make the tool itself the objective. 

Pamela Hall's curator insight, August 22, 2013 10:20 AM

This theme carries over to the business world too. Business owners need to realize that understanding the technology available and how to use it's tools can have a major impact on their businesses. "What do you want your business to do with technology?" 

Linda Denty's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:50 AM

Absolutely true!