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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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Avery Liardon's curator insight, March 23, 9:56 PM

Unit 2: Due to the large population increase, countries are struggling with coming up with jobs for their civilians. This lack of jobs and overflowing amount of people has got the UN thinking about courses of actions to take in order to resolve the issue. 

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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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2015 Gates Annual Letter

2015 Gates Annual Letter | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
See how the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than they have in any other time in history. And join us!
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Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
An international relations scholar is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.
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One County Provides Preview Of China's Looming Aging Crisis

One County Provides Preview Of China's Looming Aging Crisis | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Eastern China's Rudong County began implementing the one-child policy 10 years before the rest of the nation. Now, an estimated 60 percent of the county's residents will be 60 or older by 2030.
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New and now: Cultural landscapes, solar-power hotel, Poconos water park, Dollywood music fest

New and now: Cultural landscapes, solar-power hotel, Poconos water park, Dollywood music fest | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

NEW YORK — EXPLORING CULTURAL LANDSCAPES An ancient pueblo inhabited for centuries by indigenous people. A city park inspired by the Midwestern prairie. A Hudson River estate designed as a three-dimensional work of art.

 

What do these places — the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, Columbus Park in Chicago and Olana in New York — have in common? They're all cultural landscapes — places that are important because of their history or association with individuals, communities or events. And they're included — along with 1,700 other sites — in an online database called What's Out There, created by the Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington D.C.

 

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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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Unit 3 Cultural Patterns and Processes

      The article discusses Pastafarianism and how it is becoming an actual religion in many parts of the world even though it basically is a satire of Christianity and mocks other religions. Pastafarians worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster and have interesting views and beliefs.

       Religion is a key part of culture and many people's day to day activities. There are many ancient religions which have millions of followers and there are also some religions that have been dying away. However, it has been rare to see new religions emerge in our day and age, but Pastafarianim is a very young religion which is questioned by many and considered a joke to many people.

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The Decline in U.S. Fertility

The Decline in U.S. Fertility | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The U.S. total fertility rate stood at 1.9 births per woman in 2013, down from 2.1 at the onset of the recession in 2007.
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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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Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, March 20, 12:45 PM

Unit 3 Culture

     The article goes into depth of the history of the Sunni-Shia divide and how it started and how it affected the geography of much of the middle east. Sunni and Shia are both branches of Islam and hold similar beliefs, but the divide started due to a political controversy over Islamic leadership and there is still an ongoing conflict which continues today.

      Cultural differences are widespread throughout our world and they are the main cause of most conflicts especially with religion. These conflicts affect the geography of our world as land is lost and won. Many regional patterns can be seen due to cultural differences and it is very evident where one culture stops and another one begins in our cultural landscape.

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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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Mapping the State of the Union

Mapping the State of the Union | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
An interactive graphic shows the 1,410 different spots on the globe presidents have referenced in 224 speeches.
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The colourful propaganda of Xinjiang

The colourful propaganda of Xinjiang | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

"China is in the midst of a crackdown on what it describes as 'terrorism driven by religious extremism'. The campaign is focused on the western province of Xinjiang, home to China's Uighur ethnic minority who are predominantly Muslim."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 13, 3:11 PM

China does not have a good track record of dealing with ethnic and religious minorities and the murals that can be seen in Xinjiang are a testament to that fact.  This has led to many Muslims in Western China being attracted to more radical ideas.  While I certainly don't condone radicalism nor China's heavy-handed tactics, I am fascinated by the cultural messages that are strategically being placed in the landscape to influence the politics and culture of the region.  


Tags: political, conflictgovernance, China, East Asia, religion, culture, Islam, landscape.

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Kendra King's curator insight, April 3, 7:37 PM

This art seems like a logical extension of the government’s use of power although I personally don’t agree with their abuse of power. In China the government will uses its authority to monitor the personal activities of its citizens as demonstrated by the pictures dictating what people should and shouldn’t wear. When the citizens don’t follow through with China’s rule, violence typically happens. In fact, a fear deal of the paintings showed violence (i.e. the tank running people over). I actually find those depictions more offensive and disturbing than any of the other pictures. Now, I understand that some places need to be ruled with an iron fist (i.e. Iraq), however I don’t really see how threating people with more violence solves the issue of extremism. If anything doesn’t this just give the extremist more of a reason to dislike the government? As such, is the government just creating more resentment that will lead to demonstrations?    

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The Global Cities That Power the World Economy Now

The Global Cities That Power the World Economy Now | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The latest numbers from the Brookings Institution are a reminder that inequality has a geographic dimension.
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10 awesome international borders

10 awesome international borders | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Amazing images of international borders across the globe from Asia to America.
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Map: Literally every goat in the United States

Map: Literally every goat in the United States | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The geography of goats.
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What else can be said?

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Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia - UNESCO World Heritage Centre | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
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Of course!  Coffee is part of the cultural landscape!

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How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

How languages evolve - Alex Gendler | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past.
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