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Episode 297: A Big Bridge In The Wrong Place : NPR

Episode 297: A Big Bridge In The Wrong Place : NPR | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Why they built a three-mile-long bridge when they could have built a much shorter, cheaper bridge nearby.
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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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What a fascinating view.
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, December 17, 2016 11:46 PM

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

Geothink 

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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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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- With Remarks in Affirmative Action Case, Scalia Steps Into ‘Mismatch’ Debate - The New York Times

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- With Remarks in Affirmative Action Case, Scalia Steps Into ‘Mismatch’ Debate - The New York Times | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
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This article talks about Antonin Scalia's recent racist remarks about black students in college. He is currently arguing a case dealing with affirmative action with the University of Texas. According to his argument, an "A" at a bad school would be better than struggling at a good school. Scalia's argument is that schools would accept minorities based on "quotas" of sorts.

Mojde Yadollahikhales's curator insight, December 18, 2015 12:06 PM

Although I am not a grave supporter of the affirmative action, I find all these causes a bit too exaggerated and racist!  Mr. Scalia remarks were most surprising when he said that “most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas.” Rather, the justice continued, “They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re — that they’re being pushed ahead in — in classes that are too — too fast for them.” 

Now this I find outrageous. 

Janvi Pandya's curator insight, December 18, 2015 11:16 PM

Personally, I disagree with Scalia, but I'm interested in hearing what will come out of this debacle. Because the SCOTUS has so much influence and power, this will be an important case to remember

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Judge Rejects Paxton Bid to Block Syrian Refugees, by Alexa Ura

Judge Rejects Paxton Bid to Block Syrian Refugees, by Alexa Ura | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s second attempt to immediately block the arrival of additional Syrian refugees was even shorter-lived than the first. A federal judge on Wednesday quickly rejected his request.
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Klarence Remigio's curator insight, December 11, 2015 1:45 PM

The anti-Muslim sentiment is unfair to the innocent refugees. The innocent refugees are paying the consequences for the actions of a few. 

Allie Friedman's curator insight, December 13, 2015 1:02 PM

"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s second attempt to immediately block the arrival of additional Syrian refugees was even shorter-lived than the first. A federal judge on Wednesday quickly rejected his request."

Justin Hu's curator insight, December 13, 2015 6:01 PM

I agree with Godbey because if we reject the refugees, then the conflict between our countries will only continue to grow.

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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

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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

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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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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- 'Do You Know Me? Do You Know My Heart?' - The New York Times

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William Falloure's curator insight, December 18, 2015 10:46 AM

All of the subjects of these interviews gave response to the policies Donald Trump wants to put in place. They tell of how Americans react negatively to seeing them wearing hijabs or traditional Muslim hats.I believe the policies proposed by Donald Trump are ludicrous and go against the American idea.

Mojde Yadollahikhales's curator insight, December 18, 2015 12:02 PM

I too can relate to some of these Muslims. When I hear of an attack all I care about is not the death or the damage. It is the cause, wishing by heart, hoping by all means that it wouldn't be a Muslim assault. Then soon after I feel guilty of not taking the first humanitarian action. This urge to constantly remind people of the very broad and bold distinctive line between Daesh and Islam is what wears any Muslim down. However I have to point out that the community at Bellaire High have been quite a great support. 

Janvi Pandya's curator insight, December 18, 2015 11:14 PM

Very insightful and interesting, a good read. Brings up a lot of questions that are very important and pertain to the current era of politics

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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Heated Arguments Fly At Supreme Court Over Race In College Admissions

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Heated Arguments Fly At Supreme Court Over Race In College Admissions | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Toward the end of the affirmative action arguments, Justice Antonin Scalia questioned whether the University of Texas' admission of minority students was really beneficial to those students.
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Rachel Jama's curator insight, December 17, 2015 8:58 PM

This entire case is built on the fact that Abigail Fisher, a girl with mediocre grades felt as though she had a spot that was going to be saved for her when in reality it wasn't. There were other people more deserving of the spot at the college and because she did not receive the position she felt entitled to, she decided to take it to court.

Jacob Birenbaum's curator insight, December 18, 2015 8:38 AM

Race is already a controversial issue in the United States and it is no surprise that it would intensify in the Supreme Court where justices of different ideological beliefs and backgrounds that may provide them with a different perspective on race.

Janvi Pandya's curator insight, December 18, 2015 11:19 PM

I disagree with Abby and Scalia, thinking its close-minded, and almost an excuse. It almost seems like a colossal waste of time just to create more drama. Especially with all of us applying to and getting accepted into universities currently, this is a very interesting case to listen to.