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One world, many faces: A brief look at map projections

One world, many faces: A brief look at map projections | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Map projections are a crucial issue for the worldmapper project because the maps (respectively cartograms) are basically some sort of reprojection of the world, although in a different way than the...
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The world's mass migration to cities may slow down — or reverse

The world's mass migration to cities may slow down — or reverse | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A new report predicts that 70 percent of people will live in cities by 2050. Not so fast.
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Hats off for young Nigerians as fashions change | Life | Saudi Gazette

Hats off for young Nigerians as fashions change | Life | Saudi Gazette | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The tone of truth and moderation (#Nigeria #youth in opposition to #tradition #folkculture #westernized #hats #aphg @GeoSpeakNation http://t.co/iAdKHw9Lxk)...
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ICTmagic - PSHE, RE, Citizenship, Geography & Environmental

ICTmagic - PSHE, RE, Citizenship, Geography & Environmental | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
http://t.co/T2olRUtDjo A superb environmental game where you build a town & manage resources #ukedchat #edchat #edtech #education #mlearning
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The food security risk index – map

The food security risk index – map | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The index has been as a barometer to identify those countries which may be susceptible to famine from food shortages

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 19, 2013 10:59 PM

The index has been developed by the risk analysis company Maplecroft for governments, NGOs and business to use as a barometer to identify those countries which may be susceptible to famine and societal unrest stemming from food shortages and price fluctuations. This map shows the results of evaluating the availability, access and stability of food supplies in 197 countries, as well as the nutritional and health status of populations.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:57 AM

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What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory

What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Brits and Indonesians may not be happy with the results. (RT @APforStudents: What happens when 30 people draw a world map from memory? Errr, it's not perfect.
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IfItWereMyHome.com

IfItWereMyHome.com | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

How to foster geographic empathy in the classroom discussion about development? Here's one way.  This link compares MANY countries' demographics in a very personal manner. 


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Don Brown Jr's comment, July 26, 2012 9:29 PM
Globalization discussions about raising disparity within countries often overshadow the growing inequalities between countries. What qualifies as middle class in the United States can be the equivalent of an upper-class lifestyle for many nations around the world. The same can be said in comparing what the poor in America have access to in comparison to many developing countries.
Mr. Verdugo's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:08 PM

North - South. Here we have a glance of the differences

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 31, 2013 8:54 AM

A great resource to compare the liveability of countries using a range of criteria. 

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Why Sochi?

Why Sochi? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Why would Vladimir Putin want to host the Olympics in an underdeveloped place where terrorists lurk nearby? The answer is not as complicated as it may seem.

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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 18, 2014 2:52 PM

There are many reasons as to why the Olympics this year are held in Sochi, Russia i. Although it is an underdeveloped, terrorist driven area, it holds much potential and Vladimir Putin has reasons to why it is the perfect place.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 1, 2014 12:59 AM

This article explains why Putin wanted the Winter Olympic games to be in Sochi. The Olympics have historically been used as a way for a nation to showcase progress or power, and the case is no different here. By hosting the games in Sochi, Putin was drawing attention to his successful crushing of the Chechen rebels and Russia's reinvestment into the area. Through the games, Putin is trying to make an international statement about the security and progress in this war-torn area. Still, there are a number of Chechen rebel cells and Circassian protesters in the area with a grudge against Russia.

Patty B's curator insight, April 29, 5:23 PM
This article seeks to answer why Putin deemed Sochi a viable spot to host the Olympic games. A war-torn, violent, dangerous, and desolate area, Sochi looked like one of the last places on Earth on would want to host the games. It seemed like the type of place other countries did not want to travel to. It was the type of place foreign fans did not feel safe walking around the streets of. But Putin saw the Olympics as a chance to reverse all of the negative aspects surrounding Sochi. In fact, the Olympic games have often served as a crutch for struggling nations to use to generate economic growth and to essentially turn things around a complete 180 degrees. Sochi, in Putin's eyes, was just that type of place. He believed Sochi needed the Olympics, and in a way, the Olympics and the world needed Sochi to be the host. In Putin's eyes, the games would have brought unity to the war-torn area. But, despite the Olympics helping countries of the past do so, Sochi remained as violent as before. 
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9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarras...

9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarras... | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Watch a video that explains Ukraine's crisis in two minutes or read this quick article that covers the same material. Ukrainians have been protesting since Nov.
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Geographically Yours

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"If an urban population demands the freshest vegetables, they should be produced within a 24-hour field-to-table delivery zone.  What, therefore, should be the highest and best use of agricultural land between Taiwan's two largest cities, Taipei and Kaoshiung, only 200 miles apart?  The Lord of the Rings, a.k.a., Johan Heinrich Von Thünen, has the answer."  [2011]


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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:13 AM

This image communicates the importance of agriculture and marketplace relativity. in an area where transportation is minimal and people happen to be more more poorer then need to supply needed resources in a timely manner is very important. Farmers and resource providers need to be close enough geographically. This image shows an outside clothing and food market were people get to shop around and choose in a convientent ways there most needed items. The umbrella suggests rain as the child and other shoppers are being covered. This outdoor market doesnt necessarily suggest poverty but a wide range of population given a convenient location to buy goods quikcly and efficiently. The market may be located in a urban downtown area or also a village central area. Regardless the location, and goods provided shows the valuable commodities need to be provided in a manner, freshest possible for delivery.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 13, 2013 8:40 AM

It is said that locally grown food can have more nutritional value than organic if the latter comes from thousands of miles away. If you had to choose, which would you rather have, locally grown or organic? 

Megan Becker's curator insight, March 23, 2015 7:30 PM

Summery: This article shares the importance and relevance of the Von Thunen model, even in modern agriculture. It also touches on urban population demands and how it effects the size of the Von Thunen model, bring the last level much closer to the city center. 

 

Insight: I think that with urban demands of fresh foods, it is absolutely correct to have to shift the Von Thunen model. Of course, in its time the model was correct, but with the growing agribusiness, it's no longer 100% accurate. 

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Online Quizzes for Regional Geography | Geograp...

Online Quizzes for Regional Geography | Geograp... | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
"For Regional Geography, I ask that all my students take an online quizzes before coming to class because it is very difficult to intelligently discuss European issues if you don’t know the countries of Europe, where they are and what other...
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Ignite Education: Why was an Interactive Map Series the top story of 2013 in the New York Times?

Ignite Education: Why was an Interactive Map Series the top story of 2013 in the New York Times? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
RT @adenas: Ignite Education: Why was an Interactive Map the top story of 2013 in NY Times? http://t.co/yX8seddXWK #esri #engagement #geogr…
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