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8 Ebola Terms You Need to Know

8 Ebola Terms You Need to Know | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Now that the U.S. has its first diagnosed case of Ebola — a patient in Dallas from Liberia — here are the terms you should know when it comes to understanding who's at risk
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A good illustration of contagious diffusion.

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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

Let’s Talk About Geography and Ebola | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
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.

 

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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.

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, October 15, 10:37 AM

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

New Palestinian quest for statehood | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

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

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Which Cities Get the Most Sleep? - The Jawbone Blog

Which Cities Get the Most Sleep? - The Jawbone Blog | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
When we look at sleep by county in the United States, we can see patterns in party cities and college towns and borders between time zones.
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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai for their struggle against the suppression of young people's and children's right to education.
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State Borders Were Drawn in the Distant Past. Is It Time to Reimagine Our Map?

State Borders Were Drawn in the Distant Past. Is It Time to Reimagine Our Map? | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Every state has one governor and two senators, but, in almost every other way, each state’s human geography is different, often wildly so. New Jersey has 15 times more people than Wyoming, despite being one-tenth its size.
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Azerbaijan's population reaches 10mln

Azerbaijan's population reaches 10mln | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Generally speaking, the demographic situation of each country accurately reflects what is happening in it.
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How Ebola sped out of control

How Ebola sped out of control | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The story behind the failure of the world's health organizations to stop the Ebola disaster.

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, October 7, 1:32 AM

is enough commitment shown by the developed countries, I dont think so.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 7, 4:24 AM

How Ebola sped out of control

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 7, 9:53 AM

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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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What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast

What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
What do kids around the world eat for breakfast? It’s as likely to be coffee or kimchi as it is a sugary cereal.
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Halting Flights to Ebola Regions Could Threaten Relief Efforts, Experts Warn

Halting Flights to Ebola Regions Could Threaten Relief Efforts, Experts Warn | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Officials and aid agencies say the fight against Ebola is being hampered by the shortage of transportation to the epicenter of the disease in West Africa
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Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013

Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013 | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2013.
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Student protests in Hong Kong could determine future of democracy - The Daily Texan

Student protests in Hong Kong could determine future of democracy - The Daily Texan | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Columnist and LBJ School of Public Affairs professor Jeremi Suri discusses the democracy protests in Hong Kong.
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Why Do We Have More Boys Than Girls? - YouTube

A quick explanation of why there are more boys than girls born.

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