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Swearing off bad language: Russia bans cussing in films, books, music - CNN

Swearing off bad language: Russia bans cussing in films, books, music - CNN | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
CNN Swearing off bad language: Russia bans cussing in films, books, music CNN (CNN) -- Thinking about making a film? Better leave out the foul language if you want it to be seen in Russia. The same goes for plays.
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Fries Around The World - YouTube

Gotta get down on fry-day. Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo MUSIC Reflex Action Licensed via Warner Chappell Pro...
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unit 3, 5-- does it matter when it comes to "French" (what was that again about geography being EVERYwhere) fries???

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The true size of ...

The true size of ... | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
This site is used to highlight the distortion issues caused by the Mercator map projection. It can be used to show the true size of countries

How it Works

1. Enter a country or state name

2. Hover over selection for size information

3. Click on selection to drag

4. Right-click on selection to delete


Tags: mapping, visualization, map projections, cartography, perspective.


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Not all is as it appears.

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size

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Europe needs many more babies to avert a population disaster

Europe needs many more babies to avert a population disaster | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Across Europe birth rates are tumbling. The net effect is a ‘perfect demographic storm’ that will imperil economic growth across the continent

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Map Projection Transitions

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"In some ways, all 2D maps of Earth are interrupted at some point, even if it’s just along the antimeridian at 180°. Interruptions are often in areas of less interest e.g. oceans for a land-focused map."


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Tony Hall's curator insight, August 27, 7:42 PM

This is really, very cool! A fantastic way to visualise the differences between map projections to illustrate the variation in land shape, land area and land size. Also an excellent discussion starter.

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New ways to see the world.

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map projections

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Cotton Candy Grapes Taste Test

Cotton Candy Grapes Taste Test | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
My burps smell like cotton candy!
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Lawless oceans? 8 things people get away with on international waters

Lawless oceans? 8 things people get away with on international waters | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Waters that are open in the worst possible ways.
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First day of school: Why August is the new September - CNN.com

First day of school: Why August is the new September - CNN.com | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Why start before Labor Day? Do schools hate summer? We get some answers.
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Beginning of year--

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Up on the Roof: Top-Floor Attractions Help Maximize Revenues - NYTimes.com

Up on the Roof: Top-Floor Attractions Help Maximize Revenues - NYTimes.com | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
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The world reshaped

The world reshaped | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In 2015 demographers, teachers and politicians will stop talking about the population pyramid and start referring to the population dome. The change in terminology...
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Animaniacs - Yakko's World - HIGH QUALITY - YouTube

great song to learn the countries, and you can combine to learn the nationalities
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For fun and inspiration prior to the locational geography exam.

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Comparing the five major world religions

"It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that's not all that connects these faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam."


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MsPerry's curator insight, September 1, 2014 9:48 AM

APHG-Unit 3

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Great insight into our 5 major world religions.

Brett Laskowitz's curator insight, January 28, 12:06 PM

This is also a good introductory video for the Religion unit.  It will at least give students a general overview of the major world religions as a baseline of information to reference when diving deeper into the unit content.

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Prayer in Various Global Faiths

Prayer in Various Global Faiths | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 20, 12:15 PM

See how people around the world pray...video examples of prayer and the cultural/spiritual significance are shown highlighting Buddhists, Mormons, and Sikhs.  Place is very important component to prayer for many and the 4th example shows how some use a labyrinth as a tool to commune with the divine.


Tags: religion, culture, Christianity, Buddhism.

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The case for engineering our food

Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to help create a variety of rice that can survive prolonged flooding. She shows how the genetic improvement of seeds saved the Hawaiian papaya crop in the 1950s — and makes the case that it may simply be the most effective way to enhance food security for our planet’s growing population.


Tags: GMOs, technology, agriculture.


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MsPerry's curator insight, May 27, 9:27 AM

Ag Unit

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Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to help create a variety of rice that can survive prolonged flooding. She shows how the genetic improvement of seeds saved the Hawaiian papaya crop in the 1950s — and makes the case that it may simply be the most effective way to enhance food security for our planet’s growing population.

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Agriculture

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Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard?

Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Longhand note-takng results in a better conceptual understanding of the material and is easier to recall later.
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We have talked about this ALOT here is some additional research to back it up!
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Quiz: Can you find these 15 U.S. foreign-policy hot spots?

Quiz: Can you find these 15 U.S. foreign-policy hot spots? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
We hear the names of these places in the news constantly, but can you actually locate them on a map?

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locational geography test your knowledge and challenge yourself!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 23, 10:41 PM

I do enjoy a good current events map quiz.  Yes, geography is about more than just locating things on the map, but that is still a pretty foundational spatial-thinking skill to build upon. You can zoom it to place the points, but this is a very hard quiz that is not for novices (if you can get more than 130 points, you'll earn the title geo-champ).  If you want some more quizzes with perhaps more direct applicability in the classroom, click here for online regional quizzes.         


Tags: political, geopolitics, fun, trivia.

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 25, 1:47 PM

Hard to do especially on Mobil phone map

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First Saudi women register to vote

First Saudi women register to vote | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
This will be the first election since women were legally given the right to vote in Saudi Arabia

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AP Human Geography FRQ and Exam Breakdown

AP Human Geography FRQ and Exam Breakdown | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 19, 4:48 PM

This outstanding infographic from the Human Imprint is an excellent summary of the AP Human Geography exam and gives some valuable insights to prepare students to pass the exam.  This is well worth the read for any APHG teacher.    


TagsAPHG, infographic.

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UN News - UN body stresses vital role of geospatial data to achieving sustainable development goals

UN News - UN body stresses vital role of geospatial data to achieving sustainable development goals | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Geographic information about people and the planet is critical to making better decisions and using resources more wisely, and will be vital to achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals that countries have recently agreed on, according to a United Nations expert on the issue.
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Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach

Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Free online textbook, being beta tested--but might make a great secondary resource!
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100 Photos Inside North Korea - Part 1 - Earth Nutshell

100 Photos Inside North Korea - Part 1 - Earth Nutshell | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
I visited North Korea for 16 days in 2014 - here are 100 photos I took inside all corners of this secretive communist nation.
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Texan tug-of-war

Texan tug-of-war | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
More annexation on the horizon ALAMO RANCH, at the edge of San Antonio’s outer ring road, is hardly a glamorous place. New strip malls stretch along access roads;...
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Abandoned Athens Olympic 2004 venues, 10 years on – in pictures

Abandoned Athens Olympic 2004 venues, 10 years on – in pictures | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A decade after Greece hosted the world’s greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues now lie abandoned
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Unit 6-7, Reminds me of "development" pics from Brazil and the World Cup, maybe we should reconsider calling it "winning" the bid to host?!
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Why do competitors open their stores next to one another?

"Why are all the gas stations, cafes and restaurants in one crowded spot? As two competitive cousins vie for ice-cream-selling domination on one small beach, discover how game theory and the Nash Equilibrium inform these retail hotspots."


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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:56 PM

APHG-U6

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For use in understanding the placement of businesses in Human Geography.

Luke Walker's curator insight, October 3, 2014 3:34 AM

A great video lesson that gets at the heart of location theory and competition.

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'Love locks' to be removed from Paris bridge

'Love locks' to be removed from Paris bridge | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"The city of Paris will start removing padlocks from the Pont des Arts on Monday, effectively ending the tourist tradition of attaching 'love locks' to the bridge. For years, visitors have been attaching locks with sentimental messages to the bridge in symbolic acts of affection. Some further seal the deal by throwing keys into the Seine River below.  It was considered charming at first, but the thrill wore off as sections of fencing on the Pont des Arts crumbled under the locks' weight. The bridge carries more than 700,000 locks with an estimated combined weight roughly the same as 20 elephants."


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Leslie G Perry's curator insight, June 2, 8:32 AM

I LOVE Seth Dixon's insight on this and how it figures in with Design Technology. What mark do we leave and why? What are the unintended consequences of leaving out mark?

 

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Graffiti, tombstones, love locks, monuments...each of these are manifestations of people's desire to have some tangible impact on the landscape.  Something that manifests a connection to place in a profoundly personal way. 

 

Questions to Ponder: Why do people want leave a mark on places that are meaningful to them?  When do you think that they that these markers are appropriate or inappropriate?  Do we have more of a 'right' to mark some places than others? Why do many oppose these personal marks on the landscape?

Linda Denty's curator insight, June 4, 8:32 PM

Great discussion point for your classes!  As Seth Dixon says why do people choose to leave a mark on certain places and is this appropriate?  Could people be doing something else that doesn't have such a deleterious effect on it's environment?  

CMuddGeo's curator insight, June 7, 6:29 PM

This is understandable but very sad...

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On the trail of Myanmar's Rohingya migrants

On the trail of Myanmar's Rohingya migrants | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Jonah Fisher has been to Rakhine state in Myanmar to meet Rohingya migrants who are being forced to return home - but at a cost.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 24, 10:08 PM

The Rohingya that are in the news lately are refugees on boats that everyone agrees that SOMEONE should help, but that no country in Southeast Asia wants to bring in. 


Tags: migration, political, refugeesBurma, Southeast Asia.

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Migration