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Why So Few Women in State Politics?

Why So Few Women in State Politics? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Female politicians in the United States lag far behind their counterparts in other Western democracies.
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We Avoid News We Don't Like. Some Trump-Era Evidence.

We Avoid News We Don't Like. Some Trump-Era Evidence. | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A study by researchers at Chartbeat suggests that news consumers gloss over news stories they might not want to know about.
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Mapping the World's Migration Flows

Mapping the World's Migration Flows | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Visualizing the flow of the world's migrants from country to country.

 

Based on data from the U.N. Population Division, this map shows the estimated net migration (inflows minus outflows) by origin and destination country between 2010 and 2015.

Blue circles = positive net migration (more inflows). Red circles = negative net migration (more outflows). Each yellow dot represents 1,000 people.

Hover over a circle to see that country’s total net migration between 2010 and 2015. Click a circle to view only the migration flows in and out of that country.

For more info about this map, read the article, All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map.

 

Tags: migration, USA, mapping, population, unit 2 population.


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Geography Concept Focus: Patterns and Trends
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Migration at a global scale changes places 

 

Syllabus

Students investigate reasons for and effects of internal migration in Australia and another country, for example: 

  • analysis of trends in temporary and permanent internal migration
  • discussion of economic, social or environmental consequences of internal migration on places of origin and destination

Students investigate the reasons for and effects of international migration to Australia, for example: 

  • analysis of international migration patterns 
  • explanation of where and why international migrants settle within Australia 
  • examination of characteristics and spatial patterns of Australia’s cultural diversity 

Geoworld 9 NSW
Chapter 8: Migration changes Australia and the USA

8.1 Migration: people own the move

8.2 Australia: destination nation

8.3 Where do immigrants settle

8.4 Culturally diverse australia: trends in migration

 

8.8 Australians are mobile people

8.9 Mobile indigenous populations

8.19 Lifestyle migration

8.11 The power of resources: the Pilbara

8.12 Migration changes the USA

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How Hard (or Easy) It Will Be for Trump to Fulfill His 100-Day Plan

How Hard (or Easy) It Will Be for Trump to Fulfill His 100-Day Plan | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
He can accomplish some of his promises entirely on his own, but others require Congress or pose other significant obstacles.
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2016 US presidential election reading list | OUPblog

2016 US presidential election reading list | OUPblog | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Following the 2016 US Presidential election, we have curated a series of reading lists with resources that provide insight into electoral politics, key themes that stimulated some of the major debates from the election season, and important topics of discussion relating to the potential outcomes of the election. We have selected books and resources that detail American politics and investigate issues that influenced the recent presidential campaigns,
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Civics Education Failed to Instill Democratic Values in Students

Civics Education Failed to Instill Democratic Values in Students | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
America’s classrooms are responsible for preparing students to be good citizens. This election indicates that they may be failing to do so.
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The Crushing Weight of Direct Democracy in San Francisco

The Crushing Weight of Direct Democracy in San Francisco | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
This year, voters in the city must consider 25 different local ballot measures. Who is this helping?
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A Guide to the Democratic Herd, An Unwieldy Group of Donkeys

A Guide to the Democratic Herd, An Unwieldy Group of Donkeys | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
After a hard-fought primary season the Democrats have plenty of internal wounds to heal.
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Why Republicans Still Reject the Science of Global Warming

Why Republicans Still Reject the Science of Global Warming | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Only one major political party in the world denies climate change, and it's in charge of the most important political body in the world.
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Contentious Elections and the Peaceful Transition of Power - Bill of Rights Institute

Contentious Elections and the Peaceful Transition of Power - Bill of Rights Institute | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
As we near Election Day, the rhetoric of both parties and their presidential candidates is heating up. Negative ads and comments from both sides are increasing and getting more vitriolic by the day. As with all Presidential elections, the results will be carved into history. Both sides worry that should their candidate fail to win, …
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There Are Many Ways to Map Election Results. We’ve Tried Most of Them.

There Are Many Ways to Map Election Results. We’ve Tried Most of Them. | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
There’s not always one form that reveals every trend in the most contextually accurate and accessible way.
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How social media creates angry, poorly informed partisans

How social media creates angry, poorly informed partisans | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Liberals and conservatives increasingly live in different versions of reality.
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Hip-Hop Stars Support Mississippi Rapper in First Amendment Case

Hip-Hop Stars Support Mississippi Rapper in First Amendment Case | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The case presents an important question that several judges have urged the Supreme Court to decide: When may students be punished for things they say outside of school?
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Democrats’ Best Bet to Retake the House? Follow the Sun

Democrats’ Best Bet to Retake the House? Follow the Sun | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The voters who decided the last election might not decide the next. The road to a Democratic House starts in Orange County in California.
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Democracy in America: How Is It Doing?

Democracy in America: How Is It Doing? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A new research project will periodically survey political scientists on crucial measures of a functioning democracy, looking for change over time.
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How Data And Information Literacy Could End Fake News

How Data And Information Literacy Could End Fake News | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
At its core, the rise of “fake news” is first and foremost a sign that we have failed as a society to teach our citizens how to think critically about data and information.
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Maine Adopts Ranked-Choice Voting. What Is It, and How Will It Work?

Maine Adopts Ranked-Choice Voting. What Is It, and How Will It Work? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Maine will become the first state to use the method, which allows voters to list candidates in order of preference.
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As American as Apple Pie? The Rural Vote’s Disproportionate Slice of Power

As American as Apple Pie? The Rural Vote’s Disproportionate Slice of Power | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Rural America, even as it decries its economic weakness, has retained electoral strength beyond its numbers.
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Can You Take a Voting Selfie? States Wage Legal Battles Days Before Election

Can You Take a Voting Selfie? States Wage Legal Battles Days Before Election | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
If you take a photo of yourself with your ballot, you may be breaking the law in some jurisdictions.
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A Guide to the Republican Herd, A Divided Pack of Elephants

A Guide to the Republican Herd, A Divided Pack of Elephants | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Republican electorate has fractured over the policy views and personal history of Donald J. Trump.
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The New York Times to Offer Open Access on Web and Apps for the Election

The New York Times to Offer Open Access on Web and Apps for the Election | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The New York Times is inviting readers to take advantage of its reporting, analysis and commentary from the lead-up through the aftermath of the 2016 election.
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2016 Senate Election Forecast

2016 Senate Election Forecast | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Upshot’s Senate election forecast for 2016, updated daily with the latest polls.
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Best compilation scorecard for 2016 Senate Election Forecasts!
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Why Republicans Don’t Even Try to Win Cities Anymore

Why Republicans Don’t Even Try to Win Cities Anymore | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Relationship Between Density and Voting
Over the last 60 years, the population density of a county has become a strong predictor of how residents vote in presidential elections.
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Great scatter graph -- The Relationship Between Density and Voting--  Over the last 60 years, the population density of a county has become a strong predictor of how residents vote in presidential elections.
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