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Texas Twang Fixin' To Ride Off Into The Sunset : NPR

Texas Twang Fixin' To Ride Off Into The Sunset : NPR | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

The way Texans speak, from using words like "y'all" to that old Texas twang, is iconic in American culture. But linguists say the twang is fading — and that, in a few decades, "talking Texan" may sound quite different than it does today.-NPR

 

This is a great piece on regional dialects and how some are fading for reasons other than what you might think.

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Pastafarians rejoice as Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is granted permission to register as a religion in Poland

Pastafarians rejoice as Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is granted permission to register as a religion in Poland | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

"A church that worships an invisible flying spaghetti monster can now apply to be registered as an official religion in Poland, after a 2013 court ruling was overturned in April, 2014."

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Can India become a superpower?


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 6, 5:57 PM

India is a land filled will problems and potential, due its geographic context.  This regions is great for a regional geography course, that also includes a good overview of the entire South Asian region before discussing India's political situation in global affairs. 


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Jyoti Chouhan's comment, March 1, 9:53 AM
Good thought....but not before other countries.
India is like Russia during the second World War. The population is enormous, but the resources haven't been used fully. India is growing in education and in the workforce, but it needs to keep its own citizens rather than have them deport to other nations.Until then they will not control this kind of problems,it is not possible.
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Chart: The sad state of religious freedom around the world

Chart: The sad state of religious freedom around the world | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
77 percent of the world's population lived in countries with "high" or "very high" levels of restriction on religion in 2013.
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Why Turkish troops entered Syria to reach a medieval tomb

Why Turkish troops entered Syria to reach a medieval tomb | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The mausoleum of Suleyman Shah was a geopolitical sticking point in the Syrian conflict.
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Geopolitics!

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Why the ‘Geo’ in Geopolitics Still Matters - Geopoliticalmonitor.com

Why the ‘Geo’ in Geopolitics Still Matters - Geopoliticalmonitor.com | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Geography still has a lot to tell us about the roots of international conflict.
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What is the oldest city in the world?

What is the oldest city in the world? | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Mark Twain declared that the Indian city of Varanasi was older than history, tradition and legend. He was, of course, wrong. So which exactly is the world’s most ancient continuously inhabited city?
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One Minute Yemen

One Minute Yemen | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Want to make sense of what’s going on in Yemen? Our correspondent Hashem Ahelbarra explains in 60 seconds.
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Why Chinese moms want American babies

Why Chinese moms want American babies | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Pregnant Chinese moms are flocking stateside to give birth, because they want their kids to have a U.S. passport.
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The Sunni-Shia Divide

The Sunni-Shia Divide | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Sectarian conflict is becoming entrenched in a growing number of Muslim countries and is threatening to fracture Iraq and Syria. Tensions between Sunnis and Shias, exploited by regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, could reshape the future Middle East.
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How the Potato Changed the World

How the Potato Changed the World | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Brought to Europe from the New World by Spanish explorers, the lowly potato gave rise to modern industrial agriculture
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East Asia's Massive Urban Growth, in 5 Infographics

East Asia's Massive Urban Growth, in 5 Infographics | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
If everyone who recently migrated to cities in the region were a country unto themselves, it would be the world's sixth largest.
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Geography and the Super Bowl - Geographical

Geography and the Super Bowl - Geographical | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
On Sunday 1 February 2015, defending champions Seattle Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots in the forty-ninth American Football Super Bowl (or NFL Super Bowl XLIX, as it’s officially called) in Glendale, Arizona. And, like the Olympics or the World Cup, it’s an occasion which is more than a mere sporting event; there are many significant geographical issues at play.
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Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World

Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Eating at the school cafeteria could've been amazing if you grew up almost anywhere but the U.S.

 

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education  may also start in sharing culinaries cultures...

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Location, climate, culture, and economic problems affect how people do things in certain environments around the world. The article mentions that schools “should be eating what grows around you,” but we cannot always rely on local agriculture since some products could actually cause more health problems for the public. Educational institutions, especially for children, should be the most concerned with this issue. Schools systems should be trained and ensure that their lunchroom meals adhere to nutritional standards and offer healthy choices for their students. Another problem is that some region’s agriculture may be affected by the climate and low farm budgets which forces schools to have to settle for non-natural and unhealthy food options in order to reduce costs

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Food can show us about culture and health life. This article talk how kids eat in their schools around the world and compare it with the USA style food.

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15 Countries In 4 Minutes (Time Lapse)

"During the past two years, Kien Lam went on the kind of trip most could only dream about. The photographer wanted to "see as much of the world as possible," so he visited 15 countries around the globe, from Mexico to New Zealand, snapping more than 10,000 photographs along the way. He edited his work together to make this stupendous time-lapse, which may be one of the most envy-inducing travel diaries I've ever seen."

 

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Growing number of Chinese women "renting" boyfriends for New Year's

Growing number of Chinese women "renting" boyfriends for New Year's | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
A growing trend in China is the sale of fake boyfriend rental services, particularly on China’s largest online marketplace, Taobao. Many young women are buying these services as a way to stave off ...
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What does this say about cultural norms? 

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The history of ‘Death to America’

The history of ‘Death to America’ | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Why have so many groups called for "Death to America" -- and can the United States trust any of them?
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The Economics of Chocolate

The Economics of Chocolate | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Before becoming a kiss, bar, or hot drink, cocoa gets shipped, stashed, smashed, and, most critically for producers and consumers alike, commodified
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How NAFTA changed American, Mexican food forever

How NAFTA changed American, Mexican food forever | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
A new report finds that the North American Free Trade Agreement helped reshape diets in significant ways.
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In Pictures: 'Chocolate City'

In Pictures: 'Chocolate City' | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
African migrants in China comprise perhaps two percent of Guangzhou’s 13 million residents but still face difficulties.
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geohive - Population Statistics

geohive - Population Statistics | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
geohive is a collection of tables and graphs providing a statistical look at countries, administrative divisions, their population, area, capital, main cities, etc.
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Stevenson teacher developing app for AP exams

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Geography can look like a boring subject, considering that the entire surface of the Earth has been mapped for centuries. But this spring, one small group of high school geography teachers are going to hit a new level of excitement — and tension — as funds they pooled from their pockets open the gate to the uncharted and untamed wilds of cyberspace.
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African Hip-Hop Is Bridging Culture Gaps in China

African Hip-Hop Is Bridging Culture Gaps in China | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
China Remix looks at African immigrant communities in China's "Chocolate City," celebrating the power of rap music to bring communities together.
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World's poorest countries must create more jobs or risk unrest, warns UN

World's poorest countries must create more jobs or risk unrest, warns UN | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Population boom and sprawling urbanisation mean the 49 poorest nations must achieve growth with jobs or face instability
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Does Globalization Cause War?

Does Globalization Cause War? | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Wobbly nationalistic middle classes are not to be underestimated as political forces. They tend to have a stronger sense of their own importance than lower social classes, which explains why the spectacular global growth in incomes of the bottom 50 p...
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