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32 Imaginative And Beautifully Designed Maps

32 Imaginative And Beautifully Designed Maps | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Maps reinvented artistically. Clearly you can create a map from anything! check out the meat map and the coin map!
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Why What is Where: The Digital Knowledge Base for APHG at the Herm
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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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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

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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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International Migrants by Country

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Explore the population of international migrants by country with this interactive. International migrants include many foreign workers, international students, refugees and their descendants.
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Immigration: Could we – should we – stop migrants coming to Britain?

Immigration: Could we – should we – stop migrants coming to Britain? | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Britain is convulsed with anxiety about immigration, with claims of too many EU citizens coming here, the benefits system being abused and wages being forced down.

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Geography of Coffee - GIS Lounge

Geography of Coffee - GIS Lounge | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Almost everything can be seen through the eyes of a geographer. Take coffee, for example; to most people, coffee is a delicious beverage and nothing more.
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Want to feel better about Ebola? This (massive) chart should do the trick.

Want to feel better about Ebola? This (massive) chart should do the trick. | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Can you find the three infected people out of 310 million? (No.)
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Stay calm and get on with life.
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Ebola: World War E? - YouTube

Ebola! Yikes! Is it the most lethal virus the world has ever seen that might wipe out the human species, much like a Zombie movie? Not likely.

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The Plaid Avenger discusses the Ebola crisis

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College majors around the world, in 6 maps

College majors around the world, in 6 maps | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Finland is producing a lot of future engineers. Business majors are very popular in Turkey.
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Let’s Talk About Geography and Ebola

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Why knowing where countries are in Africa matters for how the rest of the world thinks about Ebola.

 

Cultural and media norms that often refer to Africa as one entity rather than an 11.7 million-square-mile land mass comprised of 54 countries and over 1.1 billion people who speak over 2,000 different languages.  This cultural confusion means that, when a dangerous virus like Ebola breaks out, Americans who are used to referring to “Africa” as one entity may make mistakes in understanding just how big of a threat Ebola actually is, who might have been exposed to it, and what the likelihood of an individual contracting it might be.  This Ebola outbreak is wreaking havoc on African economies beyond the three most heavily affected by Ebola, and that damage is completely avoidable. The East and Southern African safari industry provides a good example. Bookings for safaris there — including for the famed Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania — have plummeted due to the Ebola outbreak. These actions are based in fear, not reality.

 

Tags: Ebola, medical, diffusion, Africa, regions, perspective.


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Kortney Renee Honstein's curator insight, October 15, 12:08 AM

Ebola. Now this is a topic that everyone has been talking about for about a month now. And honestly everything that is being said is mostly things that don't need to be mentioned. This may be a control over our population but if someone like a doctor catches this disease and doesn't spread it fast enough then obviously it won't be a control. But this is a huge talk and the conpericies obviously need to be settled.

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Great current classroom discussion aide!

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, October 16, 11:36 AM

With this week new Ebola outbreak on US soil, one might think that the entire African Continent is infected with the disease. In actuality, in order to understand the Ebola outbreak in some countries in West Africa, one must first understand the map of Africa and the diversity and square miles that make up the continent. While we are concerned about the virus entering our homeland, those in South Africa and bordering countries are equally concerned about the spread of this deadly disease in their land. Just because we are miles away from the heart of the outbreak, those living on the continent are equally afraid for their life as we are here.

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Did Russia Really Boost Its Birthrate by Promising New Mothers Prize Money and Refrigerators?

Did Russia Really Boost Its Birthrate by Promising New Mothers Prize Money and Refrigerators? | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Russia is hardly the only country with worries about population decline—birthrates are falling below the replacement fertility rate in nearly every industrialized country in the world. Russia, though, has faced a significantly more dramatic demographic bust than most places. Thanks to a combination of low fertility, high mortality rates, and...
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New Palestinian quest for statehood

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This summer's devastating war in Gaza refocused international diplomatic efforts and media attention on the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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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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Japan's Population Decline: Incredible Facts About Japan's Aging Population

Japan's Population Decline: Does Japan have an ageing population problem? Did you know by 2060 4 out of 10 people in Japan will be over age 65?"


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Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Mexican Immigrants in the United States | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
In 2013, 11.6 million Mexican immigrants resided in the United States, accounting for 28 percent of the total foreign-born population, making Mexicans the largest immigrant group in the country. Using the latest data, this Spotlight examines the Mexican immigrant population by size, location, language ability, workforce participation, and more.
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This site has lots of good articles on migration in general and interactive maps.

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World map: Where people feel they live good lives

World map: Where people feel they live good lives | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
A new Gallup report charts "global states of mind."
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The implicit racism in Ebola tragedy

The implicit racism in Ebola tragedy | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Tragedy of Ebola is not just its toll, but also the implicit racism the virus has spawned, says Robin Wright.
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2014 World Population Data Sheet

2014 World Population Data Sheet | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
PRB’s Digital Visualization highlights key global demographic trends. Explore current and projected population by region and country. And look at changes in total fertility, infant mortality, and life expectancy since 1970. A U.S. “What-If” scenario focuses on the effects of race and ethnicity on child poverty, child obesity, and college degrees. Also check out PRB’s 2014 World Population Data Sheet, interactive map, and DataFinder.
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Japanese-Brazilians: Straddling Two Cultures

Japanese-Brazilians: Straddling Two Cultures | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Exploring crosscurrents of reverse migration, Nadia Shira Cohen and Paulo Siqueira photographed Japanese-Brazilians, who in Brazil are considered Japanese and in Japan are considered Brazilian.
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Aging Population Forces Disaster Planners to Adapt Strategies

Aging Population Forces Disaster Planners to Adapt Strategies | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The world is aging fast. In part, that is the result of improved conditions around the globe -- better health care, nutrition, and technology have allowed people to live longer lives.
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analise moreno's curator insight, October 14, 7:44 PM

We do need better health care and nursing homes for the graying age. I think is noteworthy because we learned that the age rate in china is off, because most elderly are by their selves because of lack of health care and  CBR. 

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Bolivia Gives Legal Rights To The Earth

Bolivia Gives Legal Rights To The Earth | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people."

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