AP Human Geography
59 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Globalization
Scoop.it!

Globalization II - Good or Bad?: Crash Course World History #42

“ In which John asks whether globalization is a net positive for humanity. While the new global economy has created a lot of wealth, and lifted a lot of people...”
Via CSOFT
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from AP Human Geography
Scoop.it!

Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future - TedEd

Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future - TedEd | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Population statistics are like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country’s future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries' pyramids as examples.
Via Allison Anthony, Dustin Fowler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from AP Human Geography
Scoop.it!

Primate Cities: Mexico City

http://geographyeducation.org/2014/05/05/primate-cities-mexico-city/
Via Seth Dixon, Jacob Clark
more...
Emerald Pina's curator insight, May 26, 2015 7:31 PM

This slide show teaches you what primate cities are and gives you an example and background of one. It teaches you about Mexico City and the characteristics of it. 

 

This article relates to Unit 7: Cities and Urban Land Use because it teaches you about primate cities. Primate cities have disproportionately large populations and is over two times larger than the next largest city in the country

Zohair Ahmed's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:10 AM

This power point shows the negative and positive factors accounting for Mexico City being a Primate city. 

 

The pp gives insight on how Primate cities such as Mexico have a disproportionally large population, resulting in an unbalanced economy.

Anna Sasaki's curator insight, May 27, 2015 7:45 AM

Mexico City is a primate city, since it's population is significantly larger than any other city in Mexico. Primate cities are only deemed primate cities if they are double or more the population of the running up city.

Primate cities show population distribution since a large majority of the population is centralized around one area.

Rescooped by Dennis Barry from AP Human Geography Resources
Scoop.it!

The Problem With Defining 'Downtown'

The Problem With Defining 'Downtown' | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
And counting all of the people (and jobs) who have supposedly moved there.

Via Marc Crawford , Mankato East High School
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Corporate Social Responsibility
Scoop.it!

Corporate social responsibility: how the movement has evolved since the 90s

Corporate social responsibility: how the movement has evolved since the 90s | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ CSR has shifted from the preserve of amiable amateurs to become a strong, serious agenda. But what's next?”
Via Zermatt Summit
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from World Regional Geography
Scoop.it!

Geography of Sports Fandom « Gucci Little Piggy

Geography of Sports Fandom « Gucci Little Piggy | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Razib Khan again with the goods. This time with a map created by Sean Taylor of Data Science showing the geographical spread of NFL fans. A couple of interesting patterns: 1. Hawaii is full of Steelers fans.
Via Danielle Boucher
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from News in english
Scoop.it!

Armies of Kurdish women are taking on Syria's Islamists -- and winning ! - Foreign Policy #syria

Armies of Kurdish women are taking on Syria's Islamists -- and winning ! - Foreign Policy #syria | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

Via Juan Carlos Hernandez
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Coveting Freedom
Scoop.it!

South Sudan Still Has A Lot Of Ethnic Conflict To Overcome

South Sudan Still Has A Lot Of Ethnic Conflict To Overcome | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“As southerners, we should never allow individual interests to override our national interests. Nations are built by people through sacrifice, patriotism, and a common goal,” Kiir told legislators in Juba earlier this week. In the coming months, the question is whether he will translate these words into action.
Via Amarji
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Green Supply Chain
Scoop.it!

Intel announces conflict-free microprocessors

Intel announces conflict-free microprocessors | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Intel is one of the first companies to declare that the minerals used in its microprocessor silicon and packages have not been sourced from conflict zones. Intel's factories had been declared "conflict free" following a process of third-party audits and "direct validation" from Intel's supply chain managers. The electronics industry has been associated with sourcing gold, tantalum, tin, tungsten and other minerals from mines and smelters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that are known to help fund militia groups and do not meet basic environmental and labor standards. Current regulations, such as the the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, require some companies to report on efforts to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.
Via ECO-Buy
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Great Circle Mapper

Great Circle Mapper | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
"The Great Circle Mapper displays maps and computes distances along a geodesic path. It includes an extensive, searchable database of airports and other locations."
Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from The Rebel's Hour: Africa
Scoop.it!

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ Available in: NOOK Book (eBook), Paperback. Benjamin, Alepho, and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders, and tribal councils.”
Via Zac H
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from GHS Cultural Geography
Scoop.it!

Chapter 5: These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

Chapter 5: These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ These are amazing for studying etymology.”
Via Mr Ortloff
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Human Geography
Scoop.it!

DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population

DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Don’t Panic – is a one-hour long documentary broadcasted on BBC on the 7th of November 2013. The visualizations are based on original graphics and stories by Gapminder and the underlaying data-sources are listed here. Hans’s — “All time favorite graph”, is an animating bubble chart linking health and wealth which you can interact with online here and download offline here.
Via Seth Dixon, Rebecca Cofield
more...
Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:24 PM

Although this is a very long video, it provides extremely important facts about the explosion of population growth, the history and background behind it all, countries and states at risk, already occurring issues and possible solutions to these rising problems. - UNIT 2

MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:21 AM

Most of you have watched this - have a quick recap. Can you use this in any of your answers to exam questions? 

AHS Model UN's curator insight, November 19, 2015 2:13 PM

Population growth in an important topic that is connected to economic development.  If you've seen Hans Roslings TED talks, this is an hour-long version of many of the same concepts and data visualizations.  His Gapminder data visualization tool, it is a must see for geography teachers to show the connections between population statistics and developmental patterns--let students see the data.  This is an article that looks at a different factor, arguing that overpopulation isn't the real issue.  
 

Tags: gapminder, population, demographic transition model, development.

Rescooped by Dennis Barry from advance placement human geography
Scoop.it!

Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future

"Population statistics are like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country's future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries' pyramids as examples."
Via Seth Dixon, Barry Cohen
more...
Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:04 PM

Population unit

Lauren Quincy's curator insight, March 20, 2015 1:51 PM

Unit 2: Population and Migration

 

This video was about how demographers categorize data and analyze it. This video showed a few different population pyramids in order to show differences in population in different countries. It showed China as an example and pointed out the remnants of the one child policy 35 years before and how the number of men were higher due to sex selective abortions. They also talked about how the population pyramids could show what stage in the demographic transition model a country was in and how they use them to predict future patterns and changes. 

 

This relates to unit 2 because it covers topics such as population change, demographic transition models, sex composition, population policies and much more. Population pyramids are very useful due to the visualization of sex, age and number composition in a countries population. They are very important in the use of predicting the future change in population because it can tell what the population has gone through in the past and what to expect in the DTM. 

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:43 PM

This video illustrates how population pyramids have the ability to show how populations will rise and fall over time. Pyramids specifically show the population based on a specific age, and illustrates a country's amount of young people in comparison to the elderly. 

Rescooped by Dennis Barry from AP Human Geography Resources
Scoop.it!

11 Great Tools For Building Interactive Maps

11 Great Tools For Building Interactive Maps | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

Interactive Maps can be a great communications tool, and a powerful site feature, or they can be confusing, messy, and downright frustrating. With all of the different kinds of tools for creating interactive maps at your fingertips, we’ve pulled together some resources to help you navigate your way.


Via Karen Bonanno, Marc Crawford , Mankato East High School
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Corporate Social Responsibility
Scoop.it!

My search for a smartphone ends here - Supply Chain Transparency

My search for a smartphone ends here - Supply Chain Transparency | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
25 April 2013 - The Guardian, George Monbiot ... At least we know now. Thanks to the campaign by Friends of the Earth, Samsung has at last discovered the source of the tin it uses to make its products – including smartphones. Despite years of campaigns about the human and environmental impacts of the metals used to make electronic goods, several of the biggest manufacturers have remained in a state of convenient ignorance about the sources of their raw materials. Now, under intense public pressure, Samsung has traced some of the tin it uses to Bangka Island in Indonesia, whose mines are notorious for their great toll of human lives and ecosystems, and in particular for the fact that children work there in terrible conditions.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/25/smartphone-samsung-tin-bangka-island
Via pdjmoo, Zermatt Summit
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Corporate Social Responsibility
Scoop.it!

Sustainable consumption: why brands should take the lead

Sustainable consumption: why brands should take the lead | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ Retailers and food companies are in a unique position to challenge unsustainable consumption, with an opportunity to educate customers and build brand loyalty Sponsor's feature (RT @LeonKaye: Sustainable consumption: why brands should take the lead...”
Via Zermatt Summit
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

What March Madness Can Teach Us About the Economic Geography of Sports

What March Madness Can Teach Us About the Economic Geography of Sports | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ The Atlantic CitiesWhat March Madness Can Teach Us About the Economic Geography of SportsThe Atlantic CitiesWhat exactly can account for the dominance of small and medium sized metros generally and college towns in particular in the economic...” While it is clear that superstar athletes in the professional ranks are concentrated in the largest cities, college athletics still let's the 'Davids' compete with the 'Goliaths.' Interestingly, the largest cities don't have the highest per capita concentration of athletes but many small college towns do. Among the Top 25 cities with the highest concentration of athletes in the workforce (include scholarship athletes) we find South Bend, Indiana, home to Notre Dame; Auburn, Alabama, home to the university that bears its name; Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State; Blacksburg, Virginia (Virginia Tech); Burlington, Vermont (University of Vermont); and Boulder, Colorado (University of Colorado).
Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Geography & Current Events
Scoop.it!

How Ethnic Exclusion is the Key to Modern Conflict | Foreign Affairs

How Ethnic Exclusion is the Key to Modern Conflict | Foreign Affairs | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ To explain recent conflicts in countries such as Syria or Sudan, observers have been quick to point their fingers at proximate causes specific to our times: the power vacuum created by the end of the Cold War offered opportunities for rebels to fill...”
Via Mr. David Burton
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Middle East and North Africa: the challenges of transformation
Scoop.it!

South Sudan must resolve ethnic conflicts to be a nation at peace - Washington Post

South Sudan must resolve ethnic conflicts to be a nation at peace - Washington Post | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“BBC News South Sudan must resolve ethnic conflicts to be a nation at peace Washington Post 9, 2005, the Sudanese government and the southern-based Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed a historic peace accord that brought an end to more...”
Via CoPeSeNetwork
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Geography & Current Events
Scoop.it!

Twinned Cities Now Following Different Paths

Twinned Cities Now Following Different Paths | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., are so close physically and culturally that they are known as the Twin Ports. But much began to change when Minnesota government went all Democratic and Wisconsin all Republican.”
Via Mr. David Burton
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Hollywood on Movies4U
Scoop.it!

Watch Return Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan Movie [2011] Online For Free With Reviews & Trailer

Watch Return Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan Movie [2011]  Online For Free With Reviews & Trailer | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ Name of The Movie: Return Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan [2011] Directed By: Not Available Date on Which Released: July 08, 2011 Categorized in: Documentary...”
Via Mahesh Verma
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from The Durham English Language Teacher
Scoop.it!

Animated history of the English language

Animated history of the English language | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from.”
Via Steve Kirk
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dennis Barry from Global Affairs & Human Geography Digital Knowledge Source
Scoop.it!

50 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Languages - Edudemic

50 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Languages - Edudemic | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ Do you think you know everything there is about language? Test your knowledge with these many obscure facts about languages!”
Via Allison Anthony
more...
No comment yet.