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Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and the Pay Gap » Sociological Images

Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and the Pay Gap » Sociological Images | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
The Washington Post has a post up by Dylan Matthews that looks at the U.S. gender wage gap over time. It has several charts that illustrate trends in pay very clearly. Here's a breakdown of median income (in constant 2010 ...
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Demi Lovato 'I'm Proud Of My Ethnicity' | oceanUP.com

Demi Lovato 'I'm Proud Of My Ethnicity' | oceanUP.com | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Demi to LATINA what she loves most about being Latina: 'Latina culture means warm family gatherings, special stories and a bond that I love to experience. I feel so much love and comfort when I'm with [the Latino] side of my ...
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Syria's civil war destroys nation's culture, economy - AZ Central.com

Syria's civil war destroys nation's culture, economy - AZ Central.com | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Syria's civil war destroys nation's culture, economyAZ Central.comIn Syria's cities and towns, entire blocks of apartment buildings have been shattered, their top floors reduced to pancaked slabs of concrete.
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New Technology Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the Street and ... - Smithsonian (blog)

New Technology Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the Street and ... - Smithsonian (blog) | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Smithsonian (blog)New Technology Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the Street and ...Smithsonian (blog)One of the biggest problems with climate change is that, at least in the short term, it's largely invisible.
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HIV Mortality Falls but Some Gaps Persist - MedPage Today

MedPage TodayHIV Mortality Falls but Some Gaps PersistMedPage TodayHIV mortality has decreased significantly across racial and ethnic groups and in men and women but remains much higher in nonwhite than in white individuals, an analysis of vital...
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Social Media and Place

Social Media and Place | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Facebook most social cities: People everywhere use Facebook to check in to places. Here you can see the 5 top hotspots of the most "social"cities.

 

Questions to ponder: What attributes do these commonly 'checked into' landmarks have in common?  Are you surprised that some are or are not on the list?

 

Tags: socialmedia, place, tourism, infographic, London, NYC, Paris.


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80% of Americans Live Within 20 Miles of a Starbucks

80% of Americans Live Within 20 Miles of a Starbucks | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

The green dots on this map representing Starbucks locations which are obviously clustered in major metropolitan centers.  Cross-referencing this Starbucks address location with population data, Davenport explains his mapping technique: "By counting the number of people who live within a given distance to each Starbucks, we can measure how well centered Frappuccinos are to the US citizenry. In other words: draw a 1-mile circle around every store, then add up the % of the population living within the circles. Repeat for 2, 3, 4....100 miles."   The result of this data is a fabulous logrithmic S-curve which explains much about the American population distribution.   

 

Tags: statistics, density, consumption, mapping, visualization, urban.


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Rich's comment, October 10, 2012 10:26 AM
That is insane how large that corperation is.
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U.S. Protestants Lose Majority Status

U.S. Protestants Lose Majority Status | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study.

 

Interestingly, this is not due to the rise of a new religious group, but the rise of secularism in the United States. The fastest growing group in the United States is the religiously unaffliliated. Click here for a simplified AP news story on the report. 

 

Questions to ponder: What are some causal factors that might explain why there is an increase in the non-religious population in the United States today? How does this impact American culture and politics?

 

Tags: religion, USA, culture, unit 3 culture.


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Seth Dixon's comment, October 9, 2012 6:20 AM
And the report outlines that since 2010 (when the chart data ends) Protestants have continued to lose members.
Ali and bradyn's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:14 AM

A religious article that shows U.S Protestants Lose Majority Status 

 
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US Flying Deported Mexican Migrants Home Through El Paso - HispanicBusiness.com

KGTV San DiegoUS Flying Deported Mexican Migrants Home Through El PasoHispanicBusiness.comMohar Betancourt, Undersecretary of Mexico's population, migration and religious affairs said, "This initiative aims to collaborate and fully support border ...
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Social Media and Place

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Facebook most social cities: People everywhere use Facebook to check in to places. Here you can see the 5 top hotspots of the most "social"cities.

 

Questions to ponder: What attributes do these commonly 'checked into' landmarks have in common?  Are you surprised that some are or are not on the list?

 

Tags: socialmedia, place, tourism, infographic, London, NYC, Paris.


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Thomas Malthus and Population Growth

Thomas Malthus and Population Growth | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

Thomas Malthus's views on population. Malthusian limits.


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I'll rescoop this but I want to embed the video, so it won't show it, but you're the inspiration!
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The Body in Public Space

The Body in Public Space | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

Here are some seemingly eclectic topics.  All of them center around the appropriateness of the body being displayed publicly and the cultural norms that shape how we think about the issue.  I've included a sensational restroom, public nursing, top-free protests, and of course, the Kate Middleton scandal.

 

Tags: culture, popular culture, gender, place, space.


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Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 26, 2012 7:11 AM
Hilarious! The breasts of women are human parts of a woman which should be respected because it is where a human being feeds. It is a symbol of life.
Don Brown Jr's comment, September 30, 2012 5:07 PM
This cartoon clearly shows how breast are sexually marketed in our society and how we will can accept the fashionably sexual display of breast in public yet consider breast feeding offensive. In many ways this cartoon seems to show how some social norms seem to interfere with common sense as we should be more critical of the sexual advertisement of breast while breast feeding on the other hand should at the very least be tolerated.
Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:37 PM

I think the men who prohibit public breast-feeding of babies should be starved.  I have a baby cousin, whom I love dearly, and I would hate to delay his lunch as much as anyone else would hate to have their own lunches delayed.  To prohibit public-breastfeeding is cruel, discriminatory, and hypocritical, as these prohibitors were likely publicly breastfed at some point in their infant days.  A message overall about other people acting 'scandelously'- get over it.  Grow up.  I don't like having to hear from or about you, and it takes away from my definition of a perfect world when I see people starving my baby cousin.  Culture should accomodate to the entirety of the population, not a majority.  After all, as for babies- we've all been there, and as for old people- we'd be lucky to live that long, but we'll llikely be there too.  I don't think we should be governed by someone that some people elect and other people don't vote for, because it's really not fair... it would be better and a compromise to not be governed at all!  So don't be critical, be understanding... Peace and Love!

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Decline in HIV deaths for most men, women by race/ethnicity ...

ScienceDaily (Oct. 8, 2012) — Overall death rates due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection declined over time between 1993 and 2007 for most.
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Girl who defied Pakistani Taliban shot for 'promoting Western culture' - Christian Science Monitor

Girl who defied Pakistani Taliban shot for 'promoting Western culture' - Christian Science Monitor | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Girl who defied Pakistani Taliban shot for 'promoting Western culture'Christian Science Monitor“She was young but she was promoting Western culture,” TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told local news media, adding that it was a warning to other...
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The Religious None: A Profile Of The Fast-Growing Religiously Unaffiliated - Huffington Post

The Religious None: A Profile Of The Fast-Growing Religiously Unaffiliated - Huffington Post | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Daily BeastThe Religious None: A Profile Of The Fast-Growing Religiously UnaffiliatedHuffington PostThe rise of the religiously unaffiliated, or "nones," as documented in a new study from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, has major...
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Competing across borders: How cultural and communication barriers affect business

Competing across borders: how cultural and communication barriers affect business is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by EF Education First.

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How kids fare in local counties varies widely by ethnicity - Vallejo Times-Herald

How kids fare in local counties varies widely by ethnicityVallejo Times-HeraldHow well children scored on the latest Children Now California County Scorecard of Children's Well-Being depended heavily on ethnicity in both Solano and Napa counties.
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38 gestures of body language

Gestures and movement provide the visuals that accompany your words.

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Visualizing Regional Population Statistics

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West.

 

This is an excellent video for population and demographic units, but also for showing regional and spatial patterns within the global dataset (since terms like 'overpopulation' and 'carrying capacity' inherently have different meanings in distinct places and when analyzed at various scales). It is also a fantastic way to visualize population data and explain the ideas that are foundational for the Demographic Transition Model.

 

Tags: population, scale, visualization, Demographics, models, unit 2 population, sustainability, regions, spatial.


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olivia estrugo's curator insight, November 12, 2013 11:01 AM

Interesting video.

Alison Antonelli's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:37 AM

After watching this short clip, it puts the popluation into perspective. I never knew how quickly the populaiton could grow and this video is a pure example of how it does. Over population is going to be a major problem in the future.

Denise Pacheco's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:07 AM

Watching this video made me think how or if it's possible to have that many people on earth and still have enough food, jobs, and shelter for everyone. The carrying capacity seems way too densed. It is possible to fit a high number of people in one area year by year as long as we know how to use the space thats given to us. I dont think many countries have come up with an good logic or plans on how to sustain the overpopulated areas throught the globe. If they did, then there would be enough food, shelter, and jobs. There wouldn't be so many people unemployed, malnourished, and homeless if the government would come up with a plan.

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The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State

The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

Not every state is equally impacted by migration, and the demographic profile of migrants is different for every state. This is an online mapping tool to search a large database that can give the user state specific information about the impact of economics and politics based on migration from Latin America and Asia on any given state.

 

Tags: Immigration, unit 2 population, migration, economic, statistics, mapping, political.


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Geographic Analysis of 2012 Presidential Election

Geographer Andy Baker provides an excellent spatial analysis of the key voting patterns that will shape the 2012 presidential election in the United States.

 

Tags: political, statistics, spatial, regions, USA.


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Jesse Gauthier's comment, October 14, 2012 12:24 PM
This video was very helpful for me because the speaker clearly gave visual examples of the many topics that can steer certain voters in the U.S. to vote a certain way, during election time. It helped me better interpret political data, since I am a visual learner.
Betty Denise's comment, October 15, 2012 3:19 AM
RT the comment !
Frank Fenn's comment, March 1, 2013 11:09 PM
I used this during the Political Unit. I find that 9th graders know nothing about politics beyond what concerns them at the moment. Stretching their brain back to when they were 7 helps build the political foundations of the future!
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Martin Luther King Street

A teaser trailer for the MLK Streets Project, a documentary film examining the state of the many avenues, boulevards and thoroughfares named after the slain ...

 

This video echoes much of what the authors of the fantastic book "Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory" say (in fact one of the authors is shown in this video).  Throughout America, streets that are named after Martin Luther King Jr. frequently are in poor, crime-ridden neighborhoods.  This video highlights the irony between the historical memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and places of memorialization that bear his name.   

 

Questions to ponder: If Matin Luther King Jr. represents non-violence, then why are streets bearing his name often in 'violent' neighborhoods?  Where should Martin Luther King be memorialized in the United States?  Only in the South?  Only in predominantly African-American communities?  Do the geography of the spaces where he is memorialized say something about the United States?    

 

Tags: historical, culture, landscape, place, race, unit 3 culture, USA, urban, poverty, unit 7 cities, book review. 


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melissa stjean's comment, October 8, 2012 6:49 PM
These streets are the most popular in the country, but they are located mostly located in areas with profoundly poorer incomes. With poorer incomes, leads to increased crime rates, does naming a street after an iconic hero please the people who live here? It seems like the geography of these places is creating a line of segregation by using his name for a street.
Jeff F's comment, October 8, 2012 7:42 PM
Martin Luther King Streets are places into prominently African-American neighborhoods because that is where the dominant white culture says they belong. Martin Luther King jr was a powerful African-American man and a powerful African-American man has no place in white communities according to this philosophy. If a MLK street was to be placed into a white suburb it would likely cause controversy. Cries of myths such as "reverse racism" would likely run rampant. This would be accompanied with the idea that a MLK street should only belong in an area with a heavy African-American population.
Jesse Gauthier's comment, October 14, 2012 12:49 PM
I think Martin Luther King should be memorialized in all parts of the country, and why not with all cultures and races. He did stand for non-violence and non-discrimination, which happens among all types of people.
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PopulationPyramid.net

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Interactive Visualization of the Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2050...

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Australia Migration: Thousands More of Kiwis Move, Work in AU - International Business Times AU

Australia Migration: Thousands More of Kiwis Move, Work in AU - International Business Times AU | AP Human Geography, WHS 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
International Business Times AUAustralia Migration: Thousands More of Kiwis Move, Work in AUInternational Business Times AUWhen reckoned according to age, the trends indicate that the bulk of the migrants come from the 20 to 29 age group of whom...
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