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First World Problems Read By Third World Kids

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A new ad campaign from charitable organization Water is Life features Haitian children and adults reading the everyday gripes and minor irritations first world citizens post on Twitter with the popular #FirstWorldProblems hashtag.

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This article talks about culture and the aspect of globlization and how the first world countries are worried about something that is so far beyond what is really need that they forget what means the most. This is a video showing people that we take things for granted just becuase we have everything handed to us. That in the third world countries there is bigger worries that are way more important than not having a charger or things of that kind. It is relevent to me becuase i went to Haiti and saw the third world country with my own eyes and know that every word said on the video and every picture are real and that isn't just a studio createing things but real pictures of a world we would have never thought was there. 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:51 AM

In addition to this video, also look at the "Skeptical Third World Kid" photogallery at the bottom as you think about development and the uneasy cultural issues of power that are connected with it. 


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Culture and Racism

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995 You gotta use some strategery.

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This article really goes in depth about how to handle and be able to tell someone that they are being racist and that's unexecptible with out making it hard or unconforible for  you. This is relevant becuase we are hearing lots of statics and numbers being thrown around about how things in this world stil arn't fair and that we may want to think things are not racist  but they still are. This comes from the culture unit.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:31 PM

Inevitably, if you talk about culture and race long enough with enough people, something someone says will sound inappropriate to someone.  This is a very insightful video that explains why you show stick to the words and actions of a person without attacking the actual person if you want your discussion to be meaningful. 

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What would you Do?

"Guy brings his white girlfriend to a barbershop in Harlem and gets hated on by a black hairdresser... Does Anyone Step In To Check Her?"


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We always say the segregation and racesism was the past but it's really not and there is still a lot of it shown in the United States. This article is just one example of what is going on. This is relevant on a national level becuase of increasing number of latinos and african americans in the united states. You would think that this would help change the attitude people have but it still isn't. This comes from section 2 on ethnicity.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 11, 2013 9:10 AM

This is a staged scenario, but some of the reactions are quite authentic.  What I enjoyed about this (besides seeing courageous people stand up for what they believe in), is that the cultural processes that enable and create prejudice and racism are very near the surface. 

Tracy Jennings's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:58 PM

So many things could be said here but the power of the video stands alone.

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The New Journal of Linguistic Geography from Cambridge University Press

The New Journal of Linguistic Geography from Cambridge University Press | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
It is not very often that my attention is captured by a title of an academic journal, but the newly established Journal of Linguistic Geography did just that.
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In unit 2 talking about language this is talking about the boundries and the spreading of different types of slang and accents we have in the united states.This is relevant to out area because people talk every where with a different slang and accent and in Wisconsin and our midwest area we are known for having the "normal" english accent. This has a long term affect because our accents and slang in the united states vary so much from East to West and North to South.

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COUNTY: Input sought on river route plan - Packet Online

COUNTY: Input sought on river route plan - Packet Online | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Packet Online
COUNTY: Input sought on river route plan
Packet Online
The region is an area of the county with a unique cultural identity, geography, and history, according to the county website.
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This area of land has a unique cuture and they don't want it to be disturbed by the river route. They were allowing people to vote and help pick the best route to allow the culture to stay the same. We have a lot of trade routes and rivers in Wisconsin that have shaped our culture. This will have a last effect on the communites surronding the river becuase they now will have more travelers going through their cities. This comes from unit 1 with cultural regions.

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Give the Gift of Local Global Adventures - Huffington Post

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Give the Gift of Local Global Adventures
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Go on a culinary adventure that incorporates geography, culture, and history.
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This article talks about how kids like to learn about geography if you can make it interactive and that applies to all things but in this they talk mainly about how kids like the globes and the maps but if they can interact and do things with those items they are even more likely to sit and play and learn in the process. This is relevent locally becuase we have all the young students that are learning about the basic geography and this shows that when teachers can have an interactive activiy for them they are actucally learn and comprhending more beucase they like what they are doing.

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Humans and chimps share cultural roots, study says - Los Angeles Times

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Humans and chimps share cultural roots, study says
Los Angeles Times
The study authors said that unlike the case with humans and chimps, orangutan cultural diversity appeared to be more of a function of random chance than geography.
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This is a really cool way to look at how we have the knowledge and instict to change and adapt to new geography and culture. This is saying that humans and chimps do things the same and we are adapting to things in very similar ways. This is relevant on an international level becuse we are all humans and are closest relative is the chimp and now we are finally seeing the similarities between us. This will have a long term affect if the studies are really prove to be correct becuase this will explain some of the more complex things the human mind comes up with and we will be able to observe things and figure out why and how they connect to what we are doing. This comes from unit 3 on envionmental impact.

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Twitter language popularity tied to current events, logistics - New York Daily News

Twitter language popularity tied to current events, logistics - New York Daily News | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
New York Daily News
Twitter language popularity tied to current events, logistics
New York Daily News
"Major linguistic and cultural differences aren't being flattened out on Twitter," he told The News.
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This article fits into Unit 2 with language this talks about how twitter is used around the world for a vastly differnt use. Some people use twitter simple to vent and to tell the world wat is going on others use it more to  have a blog. The united states has the hightest number of tweets in the world wit 3.7 billion and the clostest country was only at 1.5 billion. This is relevant to our age group and city becuase we have a very high number of people in our community who are young and useing social media a lot. This has a long term affect on how we communicate and the way we are showing feelings.

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cultural geography fair at York College

cultural geography fair at York College | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A young man is enthralled as he looks at the world – well, at least a giant, three-dimensional map showing the geography of the world.
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This article is talking about a man who is intrested in the geography and took a world map and added land featrues and animals to show where things are located in the world. This is big in our state because we have a few endanged animals that are starting to come back and we are able to see them in Wisconsin, so his map is an ever changing thing. This has a short term affect of how he put it together and the intrest he showed towards it. This would be in unit 3 under symbolic ladnscapes and sence of place.

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