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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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Map: Europe's thirst for Russian gas

Map: Europe's thirst for Russian gas | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
European leaders are under pressure from the U.S. to step up the EU sanctions against Russia, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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Global Peace Index: World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict

Global Peace Index: World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
With the crisis in Gaza, the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria and the international stand-off ongoing in Ukraine, it can sometimes feel like the whole world is at war.
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Them’s fighting words! The politics of place names

Them’s fighting words! The politics of place names | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Is it the Persian Gulf or the Arabian Gulf? Mount McKinley or Denali? Mumbai or Bombay?Some geographic names don’t just tell us where we live or where we’re going. They’re also a political statement, or in the eyes of some, a politically incorrect one. They may not spark a war of the worlds, but they can cause a war of words.
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Geography is Key - YouTube

This video is a class introduction to the Advanced Placement course in Human Geography, which is intended to give high-ability students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. More importantly, the content of the course helps students develop critical thinking skills through the understanding,  by Dan Snyder

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The state of Africa

The state of Africa | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
As leaders of nearly 50 African countries gather in Washington to explore the economic potential of the continent, we look at the current state of Africa and its people.
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Cool interactive map quiz included. See how many countries you've even heard of and can place on the map!
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Google's New 'Smarty Pins' Tests Your Geography Trivia Knowledge - Jaunted

Google's New 'Smarty Pins' Tests Your Geography Trivia Knowledge - Jaunted | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Google's New 'Smarty Pins' Tests Your Geography Trivia Knowledge Jaunted It's the middle of the week, so why not step away from that spreadsheet and take a little break with a new game from the folks over at Google Maps.
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Why the Suburbs Now Have More Poor Americans Than Cities

Why the Suburbs Now Have More Poor Americans Than Cities | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Poverty in the suburbs is rising as more poor Americans are concentrated in already impoverished neighborhoods
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The Geography and Cultures of South East Asia Volume 02 - YouTube

Ancient Lights. The Geography and Cultures of South East Asia: Volume 02 From Discovery Education. Full Video. 2011 . http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ (acc...
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Conquering Russia and the 'heartland' - Al Jazeera English

Conquering Russia and the 'heartland' - Al Jazeera English | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

Those who value geopolitics understand why the then-almighty United States would have felt so threatened by the fall of a small, nearby island into the Soviet camp, that it tries to invade Cuba. Or why China and Japan, two of the three largest economies in the world, would quarrel over a few rocks (the Senkaku Islands) in the East China Sea.

 

Sir Halford Mackinder is one of the founding fathers of geopolitics. Mackinder labels the three contiguous continents, Asia, Europe and Africa as the "world Island" and the "heartland" as the rough center, occupied by Russia and Eastern Europe. His theory, conceived in 1904, goes as follows: Whoever rules east Europe commands the heartland; whoever rules the heartland commands the world island; whoever rules the world island controls the world.

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The New Scramble for Africa

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Thought colonialism was over? Our new interactive infographic shows how corporations like Monsanto are scrambling to carve up Africa's food system: http://wdm.li/newscramble
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The island looking to China for brides

The island looking to China for brides | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
As Japan's population shrinks, remote communities such as the island of Shiraishi Jima are feeling the changes.
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Japan's population is declining. Not enough children are being born and many adults are leaving for the big cities or other countries. Who has population to spare, especially women? An unlikely neighbor.
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Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border

Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
There are major hurdles in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestine.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed peace talks in Washington in July for the first time in three years. While the talks are initially expected to focus on procedural issues, they are already beginning to take on a last-ditch quality. Explore some of the contentious issues that negotiators have faced in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state.


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sriddle geo's curator insight, July 17, 8:48 PM

Found this article and the videos to be very interesting after the conversation we had earlier in the week in class.

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Thoughts from my friend Seth...

 

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This five-part video report from the New York Times is from 2011, but still has some pertinent information, even if the situation has changed in some of the particulars.  These videos brings important voices from a variety of perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; together they all  show how a complex cultural and political geography leads to many of the difficulties in creating a long-lasting peace.  The discipline of geography doesn't simple study the peace process--it is a part of it.  The creation of borders and the cartographic process play a critical role in solving territorial issues.  Geography can be both the problem and the solution.

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Test your geography smarts with Google's 'Smarty Pins' - KTAR.com

Test your geography smarts with Google's 'Smarty Pins' - KTAR.com | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Test your geography smarts with Google's 'Smarty Pins'
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Whether you're a Geography Bee champ or a Social Studies chump, Google has a map for that. Utilizing its Maps feature, Google has created a game called "Smarty Pins," The Verge reported.
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Ebola: Mapping the outbreak

Ebola: Mapping the outbreak | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Maps illustrate the regions worst affected by Ebola in West Africa
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This Chart Explains Every Culture In The World

This Chart Explains Every Culture In The World | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

"On the y-axis, traditional values emphasize the importance of religion, parent-child relationships, and authority, according to the World Values Survey . People who embrace these tend to reject divorce, abortion, euthanasia, and suicide. Oppositely, secular-rational values represent the other extreme and tend to relate to liberal ways of thinking. On the x-axis, survival values revere economic and physical security and safety and are linked to low levels of trust and tolerance. On the other side, self-expression values give high priority to protecting the environment, promoting gender equality, and tolerating foreigners and gays and lesbians."

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This is a very interesting way to look at culture and the morals and belief systems across the global spectrum.  Pick a few countries and see if you can guess where they might fall on the chart, the.take a look and see if you if you were right.

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School Lunches Around the World

School Lunches Around the World | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range of foods, customs, and nutritional standards.
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What's in your brown bag??
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Strained Infrastructure in Philippines Erodes the Nation’s Growth Prospects - NYTimes.com

Strained Infrastructure in Philippines Erodes the Nation’s Growth Prospects - NYTimes.com | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Inadequate transportation, electrical service and telecommunications add up to a multibillion-dollar drain on the economy.
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The Geography of Wikipedia Articles - Motherboard

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The Geography of Wikipedia Articles Motherboard To help you zero in on what you're after, Mapping Wikipedia allows you to filter over 18 major geographic regions, and a range of article traits like density, language, date created, word count,...
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Geography in the News: Kaliningrad - National Geographic

Geography in the News: Kaliningrad - National Geographic | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Geography in the News: Kaliningrad National Geographic Kaliningrad, a small Russian exclave, is frequently in the news in Eastern Europe, as it has become more and more westernized and increasingly a tourism destination.
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The Geography and Cultures of South East Asia Volume 01 - YouTube

Ancient Lights. The Geography and Cultures of South East Asia: Volume 01 From Discovery Education. Full Video. 2011 . http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ (acc...
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Real-life Atlantis? The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

Real-life Atlantis? The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.
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A costly solitude

A costly solitude | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

IF SCOTLAND becomes independent the early going will be good. The new country will be a wealthy one: at over £20,000 ($33,000), within Britain its output per person was only behind London and the South East in 2012 (see chart 1).

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One-child proclivity

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WHEN China eased its one-child policy late last year, investors bet on a surge in demand for everything from pianos to nappies. They, and government officials foresaw a mini-boom after long-constrained parents were allowed a second go at making babies.".

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Why Israel is at war in Gaza, explained in less than 3 minutes

Why Israel is at war in Gaza, explained in less than 3 minutes | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
A short explanation of how the worst round of Israeli-Palestinian fighting in five years began.
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What To Watch In Israel's Ground Invasion Of Gaza

What To Watch In Israel's Ground Invasion Of Gaza | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Israel has unleashed repeated military offensives in the Gaza Strip but has never permanently suppressed Palestinian rocket fire. We look at what is, and isn't, different this time.
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