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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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Scottish Independence: Animation on Scotland and the EU

Scottish Independence: Animation on Scotland and the EU | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"On 18 September there will be a referendum asking whether Scotland should be an independent country.  As the build-up to the vote continues, this animation takes a look at Scotland's relationship with the European Union."


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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.

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Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is

Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"In many cities, it's become popular to hate 'gentrifiers,' rich people who move in and drive up housing prices -- pushing everyone else out. But what's going on in these rapidly-changing urban spaces is a lot more complicated than that."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 28, 2:02 PM

Gentrification can be a very touchy subject.  What appears to be economic revitalization of a down-trodden neighborhood to one, can appear to be systematic removal of minorities to another.  This op-ed isn't a whole-hearted embrace of gentrification, but it might be seen as a critique of the gentrification critics.

  

Tags: neighborhood, gentrificationurban, place, culture, economic.

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How Google represents disputed borders between countries

How Google represents disputed borders between countries | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
INTERNATIONAL borders are often tricky to chart on maps. Tangible topographic features can be pinned down by satellite imagery but the boundaries between many states...

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I've shared some links in the past that some mapping dilemmas with current events in Ukraine.  Google Maps shows international borders differently and National Geographic maps show Crimea as a part of Russia.  In this podcast we learn that this isn't the only international border dispute that is displayed differently in Google Maps.  Google uses over 30 distinct versions of international borders because there is an underlying geopolitical dimension to cartographyHowever, this article from the Economist is more explicitly geographic in its analysis of the situation and how the discipline(s) of geography/cartography shape the political situation; maps are NOT just a reflection of reality on the ground.  To paraphrase the cartographer Andy Shears, there is a lot of teaching applications and discussion material in these articles. 


Questions to Ponder: Why have different cartography for different audiences?  Why does this small cartographic decision matter? How can maps be used to lie/stretch the truth?  How to governments derive political legitimacy from maps?   Why is Google the cartographic gatekeeper?


Tags: google, Ukraine, mapping, borders, political.

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How does politics affect map-making? 

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18 "Geography Fail" Media Gaffes

18 "Geography Fail" Media Gaffes | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Maps are hard. Not that hard, though.

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THIS is why we take map tests.

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Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, September 8, 9:53 PM

::sigh::

Jamie Strickland's curator insight, September 9, 2:28 PM

Yet another resource to add to my "this is why we take map quizzes" lecture at the beginning of the semester!!

Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 14, 11:33 AM

Unit 1 Geography Nature and Perspective. These people need perspective and a Geography course or two.

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You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Abd al-Wahhab argued that all Muslims must individually pledge their allegiance to a single Muslim leader (a Caliph, if there were one). Those who would not conform to this view should be killed, their wives and daughters violated, and their possessi...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 3, 4:15 PM

This is a very interesting article that links the issues that ISIS pose with Saudi Arabia's current ambivalence about whether to back ISIS are repudiate them.  Much of Saudi Arabia is split on the topic.   

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Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS

Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"GIS has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost." 


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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, July 9, 2013 2:46 PM

Looking for GIS integration into history classes?  Smithsonian has a great page using the Battle of Gettysburg.  

John Slifko's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:17 PM

the rent of the civil war 

Todd Pollard's curator insight, February 4, 10:34 PM

I really like this interactive map application.

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Map Projection Transitions

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unit 1 brings projections to life!

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What Does Earth Look Like?


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Des cartes pour comprendre le monde.

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APHG-Unit 1

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Mapping and Satellite Imagery

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The rise of the megacity - Toronto Star

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The rise of the megacity
Toronto Star
“Everywhere, it's the big cities that are most attractive to everybody,” says Andre Sorensen, chair of the University of Toronto's human geography department.
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The population myth - Times of India

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The population myth
Times of India
Is a large population or a high density of population an impediment in a country's development? One might assume that the increase in population will amplify the burden on resources like land, food, water and so on.
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Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time

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"It took the folks at Google to upgrade these choppy visual sequences from crude flip-book quality to true video footage. With the help of massive amounts of computer muscle, they have scrubbed away cloud cover, filled in missing pixels, digitally stitched puzzle-piece pictures together, until the growing, thriving, sometimes dying planet is revealed in all its dynamic churn. The images are striking not just because of their vast sweep of geography and time but also because of their staggering detail."


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Sally Egan's curator insight, August 26, 6:42 PM

This is a great demonstration of human impacts on ecosystems. 7 locations in the world show dramatic change over time.

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APHG-Unit 1

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the Impact of HEI

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The Most Popular Map Of The World Is Highly Misleading

The Most Popular Map Of The World Is Highly Misleading | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Africa and Greenland are not the same size.
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How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

How languages evolve - Alex Gendler | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past.

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Costa Ricans to get postal addresses

Costa Ricans to get postal addresses | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Costa Rica has begun to reform its postal address system, which uses landmarks and directions instead of street names and numbers.
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For Yazidis, Exile From Spiritual Homeland in Iraq Dilutes Ancient Culture

For Yazidis, Exile From Spiritual Homeland in Iraq Dilutes Ancient Culture | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Some are contemplating migration, severing ties to their holy land. Others want to stay and protect their shrines.

 

The Yazidis were propelled into the international spotlight last month, when tens of thousands fled on foot, climbing into the imposing but largely barren Sinjar Mountain range to escape IS militants besieging them at its base. It's clear from talking with displaced Yazidis that entire villages have been emptied of their inhabitants.  The Yazidis' esoteric faith is intricately tied to their land, which is why their displacement and the prospect of mass migration cuts deeper even than the pain of losing one's home.


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globalization

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"Globalization is the connection of different parts of the world. Globalization results in the expansion of international cultural, economic, and political activities."


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Allison Anthony's curator insight, September 6, 2:24 PM

Watch this slideshow on how globalization has affected the world.

Truthbehere2's curator insight, September 8, 12:30 PM

Its good that we interact and trade ideas and goods with each other...but when can it be too much to where it starts erasing culture colors and ways?

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The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
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unit 7-- urban development - discusses specific examples of redlining, whitefllight, ghettoization, provides video clips and interactive maps

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What is GIS?

This is a brief introduction to what geographic information systems are.  This is not a tutorial on how to use it, but a conceptual overview on the potential uses and applications for GIS.  

 

Tags: GIS, video, Unit 1 GeoPrinciples, geospatial, mapping and location.


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What Earth looks like now

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Mercator Puzzle!

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Unit 1 super fun-- really shows the distortion of Mercator!

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The 9 biggest myths about ISIS

The 9 biggest myths about ISIS | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
If you want to understand the Islamic State, better known as ISIS, the first thing you have to know about them is that they are not crazy. Murderous adherents to a violent medieval ideology, sure. But not insane.

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Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, August 31, 4:24 PM

Perhaps most people should read this. Most of this is true

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APHG-Unit 4

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things can't get more 'current' then understanding ISIS

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To end population growth, spread the wealth - Grist

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To end population growth, spread the wealth
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Zoom out on the graph of human population until it encompasses the entire timeline of our species and you'll notice something alarming.
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EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people

EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical companies would need to compensate indigenous people for using their knowhow in creating new medicines

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new vocabulary for us all and unit 5!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzVv9rYPNBo

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APHG-Unit 4

Shawn Wright's curator insight, September 7, 8:20 AM

The  Nagoya protocol is an international biological diversity convention. The protocol would at it's core require permission, acknowledgment of source knowledge  or practice and compensation for the use of cultural wisdom.


i don't see Nagoya as a perfect solution - there is a lot of room for language interpretation so slick corporate lawyers will find ways to legally cheat indigenous peoples from their share but I do see it as at least A small step in the right direction.   


The World Health Organisation estimates that 4 billion people, 80% of the world's population, use herbal medicine in primary healthcare. 


Cherokees Believe and have practiced healing from plant and water for thousands of years. Every and any human sickness has a plant who can cure it. Every plant in the world has a purpose if we but learn to hear and understand what that is - there are no weeds to the Cherokee.


Yona Shawn

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Topography of Religion

Topography of Religion | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"The Pew survey sorts people into major groupings--Christians; other religions, including Jewish and Muslim; and 'unaffiliated,' which includes atheist, agnostic and 'nothing in particular.'  Roll your cursor over the map to see how faiths and traditions break down by state."


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Tom Franta's curator insight, August 25, 12:51 PM

Interactive map showing religion by state

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APHG-Unit 1

CT Blake's curator insight, August 29, 7:09 PM

Awesome interactive map showing the relative religious composition of states.