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Here Is The Most Disproportionately Popular Cuisine In Each State

Here Is The Most Disproportionately Popular Cuisine In Each State | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Utah is crazy about Hawaiian food, apparently....
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Unit 1 and 3 and we love Pakistani food?!
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Map: Literally every goat in the United States

Map: Literally every goat in the United States | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The geography of goats.
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unit one--how could I ignore this map?

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You Can Be King

Everyone dreams of staking a claim to a deserted island, but few pull it off. Former British Army Maj. Paddy Roy Bates was a bit more proactive; he created his own country back in 1967, and the tiny state is still going strong.

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Nepal, India to begin 'field work' to settle border disputes

Nepal, India to begin 'field work' to settle border disputes
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This stunning map shows tens of thousands of people have disappeared in Mexico since 2007

Disappearances have increased following the country's renewed war on drugs.
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Unit 2 (immigration), Unit 5 agriculture-drug trade), Unit 5 Economic development. These statistics are astounding and this map makes them visually standout.  While Nigerian school children abductions and Pakistani school terror attacks are definitely news worthy headlines, I think we have somewhat become numb to how almost normal disappearances are for our neighbors to the south. 

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Fake UNICEF video game 'pitch' leads to walkout

Fake UNICEF video game 'pitch' leads to walkout | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
UN experiment with South Sudan video game idea receives criticism from gamers.
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Unit 2/Unit 6  Many were outraged by UNICEFs methods to seek awareness for refugees in South Sudan. But the reality does exist in South Sudan and maybe the sensationalism will elicit the discussion that they wanted? 

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Blessed. Cursed. Claimed.

Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Out of Eden Walk: On foot through the Holy Lands
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Unit 3, religion very personal look at the contested ground of Jerusalem, this is part three of a series--
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Joy of Food

Joy of Food | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
What is it about eating that brings us closer?
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Although we often look at food through an agricultural lens in unit 5 this photographic essay is much more of how food develops culture, unit 3
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India's declining Parsi population

India's declining Parsi population | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Is the community under threat of extinction?
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Unit 2 (and some 3)
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Which six countries hold half the world’s population?

Which six countries hold half the world’s population? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
As of this month, the world’s population is now 7.2 billion, according to the United Nations, which celebrates World Population Day today.
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10 Biggest Religious Wars Ever Fought - Addictive Lists

Religion is the most sensitive issue and although every religion encourages the idea of peace and tolerance, almost no one remains in peace or tolerates anything when it comes to their religion. History is full of religious wars and some of them have continued for years and killed many. Here is the list of 10 …
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Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs. The World of Chicago: WildOnions.org.

Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs. The World of Chicago: WildOnions.org. | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Wildnions.org is devoted to the culture, history, and regional identity of the city of Chicago (Illinois, USA) and the Greater Chicago area. It serves as an information resource for original content and a portal offering links to additional sources.
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Unit 3 or 7, interesting way to look at the culture of our big city!

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Currywurst on the Street

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Michael Slackman, The Times's Berlin Bureau Chief, looks into the city's obsession with a popular street dish that combines sausage, ketchup and curry powder.

Via Seth Dixon
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Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:03 PM

All over Germany specially in Berlin you can find many varieties of foods and restaurants that were influenced by many countries all over the world. A very popular dish the currywurst is fried German sausage with American ketchup and India curry powder. This dish was influenced by two other countries and was opular during WWII. The dish is still very popular today because of its unique taste. 

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:44 AM

This is a stride of different cultures,  a little ancient and modern culture. When the Turkish immigrant came over to Germany because they needed workers (Germans stopped having so many kids) it help form the curry wurst. They also use American ketchup because Americans were over there for the war and they ate this too. The curry powder came way of United Kingdom. Basically the population learned from all these cultures and  created one huge hit. 

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, October 26, 2014 11:23 AM

Unit 3

How are these 5 major elements of culture seen in this video?

1. Culture traits

2. Diffusion patters

3.Acculturation, assimilation, and multiculturalism

4. Culture region, vernacular region, cultural hearth

5. Globalization and the effects of technology on culture.

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The Butcher of Congo: King Leopold II of Belgium. - Andre C James - Digital Journal

The Butcher of Congo: King Leopold II of Belgium. - Andre C James - Digital Journal | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
King Leopold II of Belgium was responsible for the deaths and mutilation of 10 million Congolese Africans during the late 1800’s. The spoils of modern day Belgium owes much to the people of the Congo River Basin. In a testament to the hideous...
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unit 4 for those that were looking for additional information from our class discussion

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Tanzania bans witchdoctors over albino attacks

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Tanzania outlaws witchdoctors in a move intended to stop the killing of albino people for their body parts.
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Will 2015 Be A Turning Point For Putin And His Regime?

Will 2015 Be A Turning Point For Putin And His Regime? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Russian people are coming to better understand the huge social and economic costs of Putin's Ukraine venture. Putin has violated his pledge of growth and prosperity. He has lost Ukraine and has turned Russia into a rogue state. The sanctions combined with low oil prices have created a perfect storm of declining living standards and double digit inflation that is draining Russia of its reserves.
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Interesting editorial comparing Putin's philosophy to Hitler's lebensraum.  If you need a further explanation of the concept:

 

http://history1900s.about.com/library/holocaust/aa110899.htm

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Six Weird Ways Humans Are Altering the Planet

Six Weird Ways Humans Are Altering the Planet | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
From deep holes to flying sheep, some signs of human activity might really perplex geologists in the far future
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What is human geography?  Anthropocene, the role humans play in shaping the Earth's environment, can easily be connected as an introduction or conclusion to the course :)

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Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school, 132 students dead

Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school, 132 students dead | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses
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Unit 3 we discussed how religion, politics and culture can create conflict the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan has a longstanding history of conflict.  This sadly has come to fruition in dramatic violent fashion.

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Opium crop at record high in Afghanistan

Opium crop at record high in Afghanistan | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
As Nato withdraws troops, opium cultivation reaches new levels
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unit 5- Agriculture, obviously illegal agriculture can have just as big of an effect on a country as its legal economic trades.

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Communal Table

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In Milpa Alta, Mexico, the faithful eat, pray, and celebrate to keep life whole.
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Another great look at how food is often a central piece of folk culture, unit 3
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The forgotten roots of India’s mass sterilization program

The forgotten roots of India’s mass sterilization program | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The truth about India's controversial sterilization procedures.
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Unit 2: compare to China's infamous one child policy as well as the push for certain ethnic groups who are facing a declining population, in then same country, to procreate-
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The Economist sur Twitter

The Economist sur Twitter | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
How big is Africa really? Much bigger than it looks on most maps http://econ.st/1vUvhmy pic.twitter.com/s14Te9FePM
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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 26, 2014 1:45 PM

Yes, Africa is much larger than the rest of the world realizes!

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Religious conflict in global rise - report - Telegraph

Religious conflict in global rise - report - Telegraph | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Research finds significant rises in legal and social pressure on faiths, with only the Americas bucking the trend
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Matt Richardson's curator insight, December 9, 2014 2:17 PM

Three hundred years after the Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment challenged religious extremism and enabled religious tolerance, humans still find ways to remain intolerant. 

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Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?

Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A fascinating new look at the cultural differences between the 11 nations that make up North America.

Via Allison Anthony
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7 of the Best Dialect Quizzes

7 of the Best Dialect Quizzes | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
If you're feeling particularly nationalistic, or just want to see how consistently you speak like your friends and neighbors, here are all the dialect quizzes that I could find. Find out what your dialect most resembles, and, in many cases, help science at the same time!

 

Tags: language, culture, English.


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Take a few of these quizzes and be ready to share your reaction to your results!

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Julia Kang's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:42 PM

Enligsh dialects looks interesting! If I have a chance later, I want to know more about it :)