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How Many Countries Are There?


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193....except........

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Susan Schuler Blake's curator insight, November 3, 2013 7:24 PM

Fast English, humorous, inconclusive, great!

Heather Ramsey's curator insight, November 3, 2013 8:12 PM

This is one of those frequently asked questions in Geography class that sometimes results in increased confusion. The maker of this video has summed it up nicely.

Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:44 AM

What makes a country a country is if they play by the rules, of other soverin nations on a global scale and follow the rules. Most countries recieve taxes from their citizens, have a military and a recognized as a soverin. Not every body of land is a country but are also properties controlled by other countries. There are countries in the South Pacific. In North, South America, Europe, and Asia, and bevcause of politcal geopgrahpy nations sizes are changing often and new countries are usually created from theis process

 

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Changing The World, One Map At A Time

Maps have always been a source of fascination and intrigue. Today's maps, however, can also help to save lives during disasters, document human rights abuses and monitor elections in countries under repressive rule. This presentation will explain how today's live maps can combine crowds and clouds to drive social change.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 20, 1:03 PM

On this Thanksgiving, I want to remind this community that geospatial skills can be used to help othersWant to see geographic knowledge and geospatial skills in action?  Crowd-sourced mapping is increasingly an important resource during an emergency.  Poorer places are often not as well mapped out by the commercial cartographic organizations and these are oftentimes the places that are hardest hit by natural disasters.  Relief agencies depend on mapping platforms to handle the logistics of administering aid and assessing the extent of the damage and rely on these crowd-sourced data sets made by people like you and me. 


Tagsdisasters, mapping, cartographyTED201, video.

Jon Olaizola's curator insight, November 28, 11:55 AM

You can help!

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Tedx

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Geography in the News: The Pilgrims' Harsh Thanksgiving

Geography in the News: The Pilgrims' Harsh Thanksgiving | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Thanksgiving is just around the corner. During the next few weeks, American kitchens will be stocked up on turkey, cranberry sa...
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With so many resources on Thanksgiving, I really think I need to do a project on it next year....pretty cool American Folk Holiday.

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Planet Food

Planet Food | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Planet Food interactive aggregates the contents of your meal to generate a map showing the global footprint your plate makes before it even gets to your plate, and puts you in charge of the world wide journey a bar of chocolate will take before it gets to you.
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Fun game...will help with Mapping Your Breakfast food project. 

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Story Map Journal

Story Map Journal | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
This story map was created with the Story Map Journal application in ArcGIS Online.
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Story maps are incredible uses of GIS....GIS is a great way to turn your love of Geography into a J-O-B.  This story map shows the importance of LOCAL Foods. #Agriculture Unit

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This bus runs on human waste

This bus runs on human waste | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The A4 bus service from Bristol to Bath in the United Kingdom might as well be called "the number two." It runs on human poop and food waste.

The U.K.'s first "bio-bus" is powered by biomethane gas, which is generated through the treatment of sewage.
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The Buggy Secret to Making Food Safer to Eat

The Buggy Secret to Making Food Safer to Eat | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Researchers believe certain insects could help clear farms of of potentially dangerous pathogens.
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Meet 7 Families That Will Make Your Groceries Blush

Meet 7 Families That Will Make Your Groceries Blush | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
I gave my grocery list a hard look after seeing this.
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Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States

Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
We’ve scoured the nation for recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (and D.C. and Puerto Rico). These are our picks for the feast. Dig in, then tell us yours.
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Sad Story Behind Chinese Foot Binding

Sad Story Behind Chinese Foot Binding | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Bound feet were seen as a status symbol for wealthy women who did not need to work, although eventually the practice became widespread.
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#APHUG Gender

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.
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Police: Austin shooter was a ‘homegrown American extremist’

Police: Austin shooter was a ‘homegrown American extremist’ | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
"Hate was in his heart," Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said of Larry McQuilliams. Authorities say McQuilliams was associated with the Phineas Priesthood.
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#APHUG Religious extremism at home

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Cool at 13, Adrift at 23

Cool at 13, Adrift at 23 | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A study finds that after early adolescence the social status of socially precocious teenagers often plummeted.
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“To be truly mature as an early adolescent means you’re able to be a good, loyal friend, supportive, hardworking and responsible,” Dr. Allen said. “But that doesn’t get a lot of airplay on Monday morning in a ninth-grade homeroom.”

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30 Things People From Texas Have To Explain To Out-Of-Towners

30 Things People From Texas Have To Explain To Out-Of-Towners | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Texan first, American second, and it’s not Tex-Mex if it’s not from Texas.
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Texas Culture 

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NFL Star Quits Football To Build Free Farm And Feed Hungry People

NFL Star Quits Football To Build Free Farm And Feed Hungry People | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
John Vibes, trueactivist.com | NFL star Jason Brown has quit playing football professionally, and now spends his days as a farmer, who harvests…
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Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops

Corn, watermelon, and peaches were unrecognizable 8,000 years ago.
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If you don't check out this link, you aren't human!!!!

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Guarding The Ebola Border

Guarding The Ebola Border | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Ivory Coast is determined to keep Ebola out. The government shut down the border, and enlisted local villagers to serve as informal border security.
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The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
All are literary in voice and spirit; all will let you understand a place in a profound way. And none of them are Gone with the Wind.
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The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Stunning satellite images and maps show how east and west differ from each other even today.
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#walls

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A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.
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The end of the population pyramid

The end of the population pyramid | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The shape of the world's demography is changingTHE pyramid is a traditional way of visualising and explaining the age structure of a society. If you draw a chart...
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#APHUG population

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How Many Southern Words and Phrases Do YOU Know?

How Many Southern Words and Phrases Do YOU Know? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
If you're worth your salt you'll know all the answers. So, are you worth your salt?
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#APHUG Dialect

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Global Citizen

Global Citizen | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Want to join thousands of others raising their voices for change? Register as a Global Citizen, and start taking action to fight extreme poverty today.
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You Can Now Go to College in Germany for Free, No Matter Where You’re From. Should You?

You Can Now Go to College in Germany for Free, No Matter Where You’re From. Should You? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Last week, Lower Saxony made itself the final state in Germany to do away with any public university tuition whatsoever. You read that right. As of now, all state-run universities in the Federal Republic—legendary institutions that put the Bildung inBildungsroman, like the Universität Heidelberg, the Universität München, or theHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin—cost exactly nichts. (By the way,...
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14 More Tiny Texas Towns That Are Totally Worth The Trip

14 More Tiny Texas Towns That Are Totally Worth The Trip | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Tiny towns, huge appeal. Make sure the journey is as fun as your destination. Born of sports car heritage, the new Porsche Macan is almost too much fun to drive. Key word: almost.
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#APHUG Sense of Place ...and... geocaching! I know there are caches in all of these towns... I want to find them! Do you? #Windshieldgeographer

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