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Why should I be interested in Geography?

A video made by David Lambert et al showing why Geography is a key subject and the importance of understanding it in the context of our modern world.

 

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Lydia Blevins's comment, September 2, 2012 12:33 PM
I didn't realize how important geography is. It seems very fascinating to learn about geography and how it has so much to do with the future and how our world keeps changing. I can't wait to learn about it in class.
Haley Wayland's comment, September 3, 2012 12:24 AM
This video really gave me a better idea of what this class will teach me and give me more knowledge about. I never really understood the definition of geography and why it was so important. It really seems like an interesting class and I'm very interested.
Michael Grant's comment, September 12, 2012 4:11 PM
This really shows the importance of geography and how much we have not payed attention to how much has changed

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Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012

Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012 | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Track the flows of remittances worldwide in the year 2012 with this interactive.
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Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S. | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
While the United States has the most total foreign-born residents, they make up a higher percentage of the population in most European countries and some Gulf states, as well as Canada and Australia.
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NATO says Russian jets, bombers circle Europe in unusual incidents

NATO says Russian jets, bombers circle Europe in unusual incidents | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The unusual incidents over the last two days included finding Russian bombers as far afield as Portugal.
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White leader appointed in Zambia after President Sata's death

White leader appointed in Zambia after President Sata's death | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

"Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata.  Presidential elections to choose a permanent successor will be held within 90 days.  Mr Scott becomes Africa's first white head of state since FW de Klerk in apartheid South Africa."

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‘Population growth far outpaces food supply’ in conflict-ravaged Sahel

‘Population growth far outpaces food supply’ in conflict-ravaged Sahel | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Researchers say conflict and climate change mean the region’s resources will be unable to sustain the increasing population
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Crimean Tatars Pressured To Become Russian Citizens

Crimean Tatars Pressured To Become Russian Citizens | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Since Russia took over Crimea this spring, many Crimeans have gladly switched their passports from Ukrainian to Russian. But not everyone is so eager to become a Russian citizen.
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Australia: Controversial 'No Way' anti-Immigration Advert Sparks Outrage

Australia: Controversial  'No Way' anti-Immigration Advert Sparks Outrage | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The ad aims to discourage asylum seekers from illegally reaching the country by boat

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WORLD LIFE EXPECTANCY MAP

WORLD LIFE EXPECTANCY MAP | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The most comprehensive Life Expectancy Map in the world. Includes 10 age ranges in color coded legend, Male, Female and total with one click and a dynamic chart that ranks 200 countries by gender.
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Cool interactive map and rankings of countries and their life expectancies.

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Ebola; Failures of geography and common sense - Opinion Columns - The Times News

Ebola; Failures of geography and common sense - Opinion Columns - The Times News | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Ebola; Failures of geography and common sense
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Why we need geography education in schools...

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Japan’s farmers face an existential crisis: Reform or die out

Japan’s farmers face an existential crisis: Reform or die out | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The rural area of Yabu is trying out reforms that could pave the way for a nationwide overhaul.
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This discusses the issue of having no young people staying in rural villages and taking up farming for a living, leaving it all for the elderly...until they eventually die out...then what?

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China: End Involuntary Rehousing, Relocation of Tibetans | Human Rights Watch

China: End Involuntary Rehousing, Relocation of Tibetans | Human Rights Watch | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The Chinese government is subjecting millions of Tibetans to a policy of mass rehousing and relocation that radically changes their way of life, and about which they have no say.
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Great photo essay on the forced rehousing of nomadic Tibetans.

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, October 24, 2:41 PM

Great photo essay on this forced migration issue.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 27, 11:35 AM

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The hidden force in global economics: sending money home

The hidden force in global economics: sending money home | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
In 2013, international migrants sent $413 billion home to families and friends — three times more than the total of global foreign aid (about $135 billion). This money, known as remittances, makes a significant difference in the lives of those receiving it and plays a major role in the economies of many countries. Economist Dilip Ratha describes the promise of these “dollars wrapped with love” and analyzes how they are stifled by practical and regulatory obstacles.
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Aboard a Cargo Colossus

Aboard a Cargo Colossus | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The world’s biggest container ships, longer than the Eiffel Tower is high, are a symbol of an increasingly global marketplace. But they also face strong economic headwinds.
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Geography of Halloween - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Geography of Halloween

Halloween is a celebration observed on 31 October, primarily in regions of the Western world; the traditions and importance of the celebration vary significantly between geographical areas. Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.

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Kurdish Conundrum - YouTube

100 Iraqi Kurdish fighters are flying into Turkey today to cross the border into Syria in order to help out some Syrian Kurds who are defending the town of K...
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Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar

Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The Mexican tradition celebrates the dead and welcomes their return to the land of the living once a year. Enticing them to make the trip is where the food, drink and musical offerings come in.
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Map: How your country treats women

Map: How your country treats women | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum's annual report on global gender equality ranks the U.S. in 20th place.
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Why Almost Nobody Lives In Most Of Canada

Why Almost Nobody Lives In Most Of Canada | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

"Canada: land-wise, it's one of the world's biggest countries, but population-wise, it's anything but.The map comes from the Government of Canada's 'Plant Hardiness Site,' which contains images showing 'Extreme Minimum Temperature Zones' throughout the Great White North."

 

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, October 28, 1:44 PM

Climate has impacted where civilizations grow and thrive.  Temperate climates with long growing seasons can support more life and cities can develop.  In places where there are harsh temperatures and short growing seasons not as many people can be supported.

In winter when we have cold days (I know there aren't that many cold days in the southern U.S. but we do get some) I like to check the weather for northern Canada because my weather suddenly sounds much more pleasant.

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, October 29, 2:50 PM

Its obvious to see that all the major cities in Canada are in areas with the least coldest regions. They are as close to the border of the U.S. as possible because it is as close to the equator as possible without being a U.S. city. Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Winnipeg, Calgary, Regina and Vancouver are all about 100-150 km away from the border of the U.S.  

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What Do You Need To Know About Central American Migration?

What Do You Need To Know About Central American Migration? | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
A few months ago I watched Hugo Rivera, a stocky Mexican border patrol agent as he stood on the bank of the Suchiate River in Chiapas Mexico and looked out across the border to Guatemala on the other side of the water. Skinny young men standing on inner-tube rafts used [...]
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Stranded In France, Migrants Believe Britain Is The Answer

Stranded In France, Migrants Believe Britain Is The Answer | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Migrants from Africa and Afghanistan have poured into Calais, hoping to seek asylum in Britain across the channel. But few succeed, leaving an estimated 2,000 in limbo in the French port city.
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Student Movements: A Subject of Human Geography

Student Movements: A Subject of Human Geography | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
By Sim Tack As student protests in Hong Kong continue, memories of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations naturally spring to mind. Less iconic but no less notable were the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, which began as a student movement; the 2007 Venezuelan protests, which started with a group of students demanding [...]
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The geography of death and the growing gap in the mortality rate

The geography of death and the growing gap in the mortality rate | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Life expectancy varies drastically depending on where you live
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Twitter breakdown of NFL fanbases by geography - KENS 5 TV

Twitter breakdown of NFL fanbases by geography - KENS 5 TV | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The good folks at Twitter -- or, more specifically, Twitter Sports -- are doing pretty awesome NFL-related work this year, in terms of measuring the most talked-about players and most talked-about teams each week.
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It’s official: the U.S. drug war in Afghanistan is a $7.6 billion failure

It’s official: the U.S. drug war in Afghanistan is a $7.6 billion failure | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Afghan opium poppy cultivation is at record levels.
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Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.
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Ten myths about migration

Ten myths about migration | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Writers from the Guardian, Le Monde, El País, Süddeutsche Zeitung and La Stampa address some common claims about migration and assess whether they are true in their country
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