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'We’re Not This Alien Group': Chinese Students on Fitting In at U.S. Colleges

'We’re Not This Alien Group': Chinese Students on Fitting In at U.S. Colleges | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it

"Four Chinese students have taken to YouTube to explain the social misunderstandings that block many foreign students—particularly those from Asia—from integrating with the slang-speaking, booze-guzzling Americans."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:03 PM

This is a great cultural insight into the social struggles and cultural clashes that Chinese students studying in the United States face on a daily basis.  Adapting, adopting or simply dealing with new cultural norms can be quite difficult.  Especially watch the video linked at the end of the article.    

Holly Hough's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:19 PM


Would you look at that? Wisconsin makes the news once again, but this time it’s about the Asian students who attend Madison University. Chinese enrollment has increased by 356 percent within the last decade. The cultural and social barriers have made it hard for the Asian students to assimilate into American culture. Here in America, our culture has adopted this idea that Asian people are geniuses and/or “nerds.” In Asian countries there is not a heavy emphasis on partying and drinking booze. As we all know Madison is known as one of the biggest party schools in the world. In China education is the utmost important. They aren’t here to party. This anti-party lifestyle leads to social isolationism. It doesn’t help that the foreign students aren’t accustomed to the version of slang in the english language. They often result to speaking mandarin with the other Chinese students. Aside from the education and language differences, the Chinese women often don’t fit the beauty standards set by the American boys. Coupled together, these cultural differences lead students to feel that they aren’t accepted by their peers. In fact, one in four of the Chinese students drop out of college.  As a result, a group of Chinese students at Madison, have set out on a mission to help their American peers better understand their lives. Hopefully, we will see the dropout rates decline as the Chinese students learn to assimilate and the American students learn to appreciate the Chinese culture.

Hye-Hyun Kang's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:06 PM

Chinese enrollment has increased by 365 percent but about one fourth of those students don't finish school and go back to China. Major reasons for leaving was not being able to interact and to adjust to American culture. When Americans see Chinese students talking to each other other in Mandarin, they make a comment, "You're in America. You should speak English." Many Chinese students chose to speak Mandarin rather than English because it is their native language. Also, many students that are coming from China learned how to get good grades in American schools not how to communicate in English. In the video, two students point out that yes international students should try their best to improve their language, but they shouldn't feel bad for speaking their own native language. 

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What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak

What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
Questions and answers on the scale of the outbreak and the science of the Ebola virus.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 15, 3:54 PM

This Ebola outbreak began in Guinea, near the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia, where a network of roads makes the movement of people, goods ideas possible.  Unfortunately though, those same roads make spread of diseases easier.  In the past African Ebola cases in isolated villages could be contained but increased transportation has accelerated the diffusion process.  If this spreads to Lagos, watch out.


medical, development, diffusion.

Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 17, 8:25 PM

A modern day health threat that makes me think of the plague. They didn't know what caused the plague or how to stop it. Wonder when we will figure out how to handle Ebola.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 18, 6:38 PM

Alerta. Brote de Ebola

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Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled

Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it

"Unfortunately, most world political maps aren't telling you the whole story. The idea that the earth's land is cleanly divvied up into nation-states - one country for each of the world's peoples - is more an imaginative ideal than a reality. Read on to learn about five ways your map is lying to you about borders, territories, and even the roster of the world's countries."


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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 23, 6:32 PM

Amazing stories on the World's changing Geopolitical status. Current stories about disputed borders, unrecognised territories and  newly declared nations.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 29, 9:41 PM

Nunca é "Toda a Verdade" ... 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:49 PM

APHG-U1

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Canada on mission to map Arctic, lay claim to broader boundaries

Canada on mission to map Arctic, lay claim to broader boundaries | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
Canada has dispatched two icebreakers to map the Arctic seabed beneath the North Pole to support a bid to extend the country's maritime territory deeper into the waterways at the top of the world.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 18, 5:41 PM

Environmental ecology. What do we need to know about conserving the Arctic?

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 18, 7:19 PM

Option - marine environments and management

Kevin Barker's curator insight, August 19, 8:53 AM

Canada and Russia have at least one way they will benefit from a warming climate and both are eager to see that they take advantage of it.  Using remote sensing is a way to identify and formalize where is their legitimate claim to territory and resources.  What problems might arise with the retreat of the arctic ice?

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US gun crime map: interactive

US gun crime map: interactive | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
What do the latest US crime figures tell us about gun crime in America? Which states have the most firearms murders, robberies and assaults?

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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, February 5, 2013 12:48 PM

This goes along very well with our thematic mapping assignment (in fact, the data we use came from the same source). You can look at data in several different ways on the map, and it shows that the way we present data can change the message of a map.

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Race and Identity in the Dominican Republic: A Complex Topic (Hannah Loppnow) | Global Knights. Local Daze.

Race and Identity in the Dominican Republic: A Complex Topic (Hannah Loppnow) | Global Knights. Local Daze. | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:24 AM

Interesting!

chris tobin's comment, March 12, 2013 6:01 PM
Just goes to show the long term effects of colonialism on the people and the changes in the government. I was not aware of the Trujillo dictatorship practices or skin tone on ID cards-Thanks
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Sweden shaken as riots continue in immigrant suburbs

Sweden shaken as riots continue in immigrant suburbs | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
Days of rioting have left Sweden searching for answers, wondering what went wrong in a nation welcoming of foreigners and proud of its tradition of tolerance and social equality.

 

It has also spurred a debate about the underlying causes, with some Swedes blaming the perpetrators for failing to integrate and other residents of these suburbs complaining they have been forgotten by mainstream society.


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Lady In Black: 'Burka Avenger' Fights For Pakistan's Girls

Lady In Black: 'Burka Avenger' Fights For Pakistan's Girls | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
Burka Avenger is a new Pakistani kids' show about a mild-mannered teacher who moonlights as a burqa-clad superhero.

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Luisa Pinto's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:32 AM

Globalização não quer dizer que vamos todos ficar iguais. Nem podia. 

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:58 PM

"the Burka Avenger" is a new cartoon aired in pakistan aiming to empower pakistani women who wear burkas.

I think this clip is a great resourse for not only empowering pakistani women and girls but to use within the Australian classroom in order to not only expose students to different cultures entertainment but more specifically look at rasism, stereotyoes and different cultures traditons in a fun and enagaging way

Avonna Swartz's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:15 AM

What do you think of this? Do you think it will have an impact on how women perceive themselves?

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Is the Spanish language white?

Is the Spanish language white? | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it

"As the immigration reform bill hangs in the balance in Congress, it is worth considering the history -- rather, the long histories -- of some of the key issues it tackles. One of them is the status of the Spanish language in the United States and its vexed relationship to the category of whiteness, and to the majority white, English-speaking population."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 10, 2013 10:38 AM

I was initially startling to read this headline in the paper (yes I do occasionally read those when I can get my hands on one for free).  Being a Mexican-American Spanish speaker, I think I might be hyper-sensitive to this issue since the very concept of 'whiteness' has been used as justification for institutionalized discrimination.  Once I got over my immediate defensive reaction, I was able to see that it was a thoughful piece that explored the history of how we think about race in the United States; even if the concept of race is not genetically sound, it still plays a powerful role in how we think about peoples and places.

Treathyl Fox's comment, August 11, 2013 9:43 AM
Is the Spanish language white? (??) Must confess. Would have never thought to ask this question.
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Rap, Drugs, And Hijabs: 13 Things You Should Know About Young Iran

Rap, Drugs, And Hijabs: 13 Things You Should Know About Young Iran | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
The future of Iran will be determined by the first post-Revolution generation. Here's what they're like.

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Siri Anderson's curator insight, August 25, 2013 9:52 AM

Who knew? Would be nice to have students develop some raps that appealed to democratic, peaceful, shared-world sensibilities.

Mrs. B's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:36 AM

POPULATION PYRAMIDS!

Isabelle Zahn's curator insight, January 18, 3:02 PM

In this article you see the concept of gender population and folk culture. This article talks about how Iran has had their baby boom population in there right now between the mid teens and the mid-20s. It also talks about how all of the young people are starting to control everything and things are becoming run by the young people. Most of the government is run by young people there all of the young people are just starting to pop up and down getting married as you get there I having more kids because it's a big huge population of young people. This has an impact on every music sucks local national and international communities because every community at some point will have a baby boom generation for us right now it's kind of an older generation for other countries the younger generations so really every time she goes through these baby-boom stages. Some short-term effects of this could be a lot of new births because all the people are starting to get a little bit older because their mid teens to mid 20s they will be getting married soon and will want have families.  Some long-term effects could be another baby boom generation possibly coming because of this baby boom generation all the side to have kids that he couldn't another baby boom generation were everybody wants to have a kid so their country may decide to good use birth control or something that will reduce the chances of having another baby good population because their country can't support all of those people. 

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The Middle East, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart

The Middle East, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it

"What could be simpler than the Middle East? A well-known Egyptian blogger who writes under the pseudonym The Big Pharaoh put together this chart laying out the region’s rivalries and alliances. He’s kindly granted me permission to post it, so that Americans might better understand the region. The joke is that it’s not a joke; this is actually pretty accurate."


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BandKids13-14's comment, August 28, 2013 9:50 AM
Did anyone else notice that both Al Qaeda and the U.S. are FOR syria rebels, and against Assad?
Avonna Swartz's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:13 AM

Interesting and (as it says) terrifying.

Todd Parsons's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:06 AM

So we should have peace in the Middle East in maybe 7.59 billion years when the sun goes all red giant and we all burn up anyway. However, in the meantime...check out this cool chart of friends and foes. It all makes sense now, yah?

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Superimposed Borders

Sir Archibald Mapsalot III solves regional tensions in the Middle East.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:00 PM

This entertaining, irreverent video clip highlights the fact that some of the political issues in the Middle East today are a legacy of colonialism.  During World War I, the French and the British secretly planned to carve up the Ottoman Empire, which was an ally of Germany. The current border of Syria is a legacy of that deal.  The would-be cartographers failed to understand the ethnic and religious complexity of that area; let’s not repeat history.  


Tags: borders, colonialism, SyriaMiddleEast, conflict, political.

Joy Kinley's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:31 AM

What we think of as permanent countries were often created as part of the colonial past.  Boundaries were done for the benefit of the former colonizer not for the new country and this legacy still causes problems today.

Mrs. B's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:40 AM

Mapsalot. 

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China's generation gap

China's generation gap | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it

"Chinese parents bemoan the laziness and greed of their children, but this generation of young people has had enough.  Parents who spent their own twenties labouring on remote farms have children who measure their world in malls, iPhones, and casual dates."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:01 PM

China rapid economic ascent has been astounding, but it has led to some interesting cultural dynamics as parents and children are literally from different worlds. 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 8:06 PM

APHG-U2

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As US demographics change, so does the menu

As US demographics change, so does the menu | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
MIAMI (AP) — Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start.


These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns; sales of tortilla chips trump potato chips; and tacos and burritos have become so ubiquitously "American," most people don't even consider them ethnic.  Welcome to the taste of American food in 2013.


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Sarah Ziolkowski's curator insight, December 14, 2013 12:11 PM

This article  showcases the acculturation of Hispanic foods into the American menu, and applies  to the  concepts of culture unit. It focuses on the ever increasing sale of tortillas, salsa, and tortilla chips, and also the adaptation of Hispanic flavors and food into Classic American restaurants. This trend promotes predictions that tortilla chips will outsell potato chips, while salsa already outsells ketchup. Every community has proof of this, as ethnic foods begin to make their way out of the international food aisle and into the aisles of bread and condiments. 

megan b clement's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:20 PM

This article talks about how as we become more diverse in the United States our taste has changed as well. Alot of Latin Food has become the most popular food in stores or markets. Tortillas and salsa outselling potato chips or hot dogs. Times are changing as well as the demographic and its traditions.

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Global Perceptions of the United States

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Placeholder for the Pew Global Indicators Database

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, February 22, 12:18 AM

Images...

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 19, 4:25 PM

Kenya is measure as a parter and alliance with the United States for instance, in the Fall of 2009 a report came out and it proved taht 89% thought of Kenya as an alliance. Shockingly enough in 2013 the alliance with Africa drew at a small decrease of 79%.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 8:05 PM

APHG-U1 & U3

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Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World

Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it

Elizabeth Borneman explores how cartography and cartographic projections help and hinder our perception of the world.

"How do you think the world (starting with our perceptions) could change if the map looked differently? What if Australia was on top and the hemispheres switched? By changing how we look at a map we truly can begin to explore and change our assumptions about the world we live in."

 

Geography doesn’t just teach us about the Earth; it provides ways for thinking about the Earth that shapes how we see the world.  Maps do the same; they represent a version of reality and that influences how we think about places. 

 

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CHS AP Human Geography's curator insight, August 14, 5:30 PM

Use as small cards that students can sort in small groups?  Post as gallery walk?  Skill builder to identify areas of distortion (shape, area, distance, etc)?  

HumdeBut's curator insight, August 15, 4:15 AM

bien intéressant !

YEC Geo's curator insight, August 15, 10:03 AM

I love maps, but it's easy to forget that reproducing a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface involves many trade-offs.  This article highlights those trade-offs.

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Along Virginia’s Route 15, the South’s cultural border displays a political divide

Along Virginia’s Route 15, the South’s cultural border displays a political divide | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
Along Virginia’s Route 15, the intensity of the election season makes for tricky relationships.


Where is the division between the North and the South?  How might this produce distinct cultural landscapes?  How does this impact politics? 


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Fried Chicken In Ulan Bator: KFC To Open In Mongolia

Fried Chicken In Ulan Bator: KFC To Open In Mongolia | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
Would you like home-style biscuits or mashed potatoes to go with your yurt?

No country is out of reach for global food brands these days, and

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 13, 2013 1:59 PM

Globalization has a long reach indeed. 

Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:53 AM

Diffusion....Globalization....transnational corporations Oh My!

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Monsanto threatens to sue the entire state of Vermont

Monsanto threatens to sue the entire state of Vermont | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
Lawmakers in Vermont are looking to regulate food labels so customers can know which products are made from genetically modified crops, but agricultural giants Monsanto say they will sue if the state follows through.

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Gregory S Sankey Jr.'s curator insight, October 24, 2013 1:24 PM



Vermont has a strong agricultural history and allot of their local economy is based off of their agricultural movement, which has been trending towards sustainable and organic growing methods. The people of Vermont care very much where their food comes from and what is in their food, hence the push for GMO labeling. I think other states would absolutely follow suit if Vermont wins it's case against the agri-business giant monsanto, but that's a big IF. I think that if there were labeling all across the US either these companies would drastically change their business models or ship them overseas to developing nations that have food security issues of their own,  

Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, November 6, 2013 6:40 PM

I don’t think that there is a specific reason on why  Vermont is the first state to make some headway in producing this type of legislation, Vermont used to pride themselves on being one of the states with a large numbers of organic farms. And with a company like Monsanto whom use GMO on their product, it doesn’t go well with Vermont image. I do think that other states will follow suit because using Genetically Modified Organisms(GMO) and Genetically Engineered (GE) affect our help and Vermont cannot fight this big corporation by themselves. I feel that even though requiring labels on products that contain GMO is a good thing for us the consumers to know Exactly  what we are giving to ur family. I do think that is going to be a bad impact. because this big corporations like Monsanto is a good source of employment for the states. If they feel that the can make their product, they are going to take their business else where.

Blake Welborn's curator insight, February 27, 11:30 AM

If monsanto can win a course a battle saying they don't have to represent their GMO's on products, then they will be able to win in other places which will further murk up the waters of GMO presentation.

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Baseball Fans SUPER ANGRY Hispanic American Superstar Sang 'God Bless America' at All-Star Game

Baseball Fans SUPER ANGRY Hispanic American Superstar Sang 'God Bless America' at All-Star Game | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it

Last night was the 2013 MLB All-Star game. and New York born, United States citizen of Puerto Rican descent, Marc Anthony sang God Bless America.  Let's just say not everyone that that was appropriate.


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Treathyl Fox's comment, July 20, 2013 4:36 PM
There are a lot of people who say God bless America who are not American. Tell the truth. Whoever asked the question is just funning with US. Huh?
Maria Carmen King's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:15 PM

Read this and see how many retrogade people are still in this country.

They don't know yet what is this country was founded on. 

Maria Carmen King's comment, July 24, 2013 5:19 PM
I am amazed of the ignorance of many people still in this country.
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The Decline of Detroit in Five Maps

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"Detroit was once the nation’s fourth most-populous city. Today, it became the largest American city to file for bankruptcy."

 

"And no discussion of Detroit is complete without mention of race and segregation. In 1950, when Detroit's population was at its peak, the city was 82 percent white. After decades of white flight, that number is reversed: the city is now 82 percent black and 10 percent white. On the map below, Detroit's city limits are obvious—especially its northern boundary, along the infamous 'Eight Mile Road.'"


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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:30 PM

This is an intereseting technique to demonstrate population dynamics across time - wondering what an Indigenous population map of Brisbane during the last 30 years would look like ...

Jay Ratcliff's curator insight, August 8, 2013 7:35 AM

I like the article because once I got to the New York Times site, I could see my city's stats.

http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer

Jay Ratcliff's comment, August 8, 2013 7:38 AM
I did not think that they showed the time aspect very clearly. I would have like to see more data from 1950 or any data before 2005. The article talks about the decline from the 50's but does not show much from that time period.
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Germany Fights Population Drop

Germany Fights Population Drop | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
As German towns work to hide the emptiness, demographers say a similar fate awaits other European countries, with frightening implications for the economy.

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:55 PM

Yes, identity!

Holly Hough's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:35 PM

Germany is undergoing a population crisis. The population is plunging due to a high number of elderly people (the dependency ratio is 1:4) and the desire of women to be in the workforce. As a result, the women are not having children. There is a large number of young people who have obtained educations, but are unable to find work, which makes them less likely to want to have kids and start a family. This is a push factor for them to immigrate to another country where they can find work. This leaves Germany with higher dependency ratios and pushes them further towards economic crisis. Germany and many other European countries are offering incentives to women to have children, such as 24 hour child care, tax breaks, and money for married couples. Some fear fertility rates have fallen below replacement level. Just what will Germany do, “part of the solution lies in remaking values, customs and attitudes in a country that has a troubled history with accepting immigrants.” Germany will have to work to pull immigrants to their country to regenerate their population. Who knows where Germany will be 50 years from now?

Sarah Ziolkowski's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:05 AM

This article applies to how values and preferences impacts an area. For Germany, their low birth rates are being caused by highly valuing  single mothers and discouraging immigrants to stay in their country.  These  unfavorable birth rates may be a future for many other highly developed countries, or already are a part of many countries. This could happen to your home, so your values or preferences may be come a problem to the economy. Low birth rates and unwelcomed immigration are causing decreased work force and increased demand in Germany, that they can't fulfill. It also causes an uneven population between the young and old population. 

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When Stephanie got her facts wrong: One Nation candidate makes gaffe after gaffe in TV interview

When Stephanie got her facts wrong: One Nation candidate makes gaffe after gaffe in TV interview | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
Is it halal, haram or Koran?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 20, 2013 11:04 AM

This video clip shows a political candidate who is trying to limit the cultural spread of Islam in Australia; unfortunately for her she makes some horrendous erroneous cultural statements (to be fair, the interview was edited to highlight only the factually incorrect statement that she made).  Cultural ignorance is fince, but when combined with a highly opinionated platform it creates a dangerous ideological position.  And if you want another classic gaffe on cultural geography that is painful to watch, see Miss Teen Carolina blunder along trying to answer a beauty pageant question.

Jenny Ebermann's comment, August 20, 2013 5:07 PM
LOL, very funny but sad at the same time!
Mrs. B's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:41 AM

This is bad. Real bad. THoughts?

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These Are All the Places That Europeans Actually Discovered

These Are All the Places That Europeans Actually Discovered | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
Of all the places you think were discovered by Europeans, how many were actually discovered by Europeans?

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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, August 31, 2013 3:01 PM

Really?

Ignacio Garrido's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:18 AM

Exercise 1

 

Read the new :

 

1. What was the first country in discover another place ? and the last one ?

2. What decade were the discoveries in ?

3. Why does the author of the new write "discovered" ?

4. What kind ( geographical characteristics ) of territories are the mostly of the discoveries ?

5. Give your personal opinion about text

 

Answer it on the Moodle plattform. Good Luck ¡¡

Remember put the number of exercise ¡¡

 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 5, 5:03 PM

This mpa depicts the European discoveries that have transpired throughout the years and where they have been invented in Europe. Many of them have been created in regions near Portugal and the Spain/Austria Hungry regions. This shows you the percentage and the amount of people it has affected in each region.

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Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World contest

Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World contest | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it

"Muslim women from six countries defy western beauty ideals, emphasize spirituality.  Organizers of the event said they wanted to show Muslim women there is an alternative to the idea of beauty put forward by the British-run Miss World pageant. They also stress that opposition to the pageant can be expressed non-violently." 


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Rawr_adventuretime's comment, October 3, 2013 1:27 PM
This is social because the gender relations is women defying ideas of beauty and expressing beauty through spirit instead of body and looks c:
Mrs. B's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:34 AM

What do you think?

Hannah Hitchcock's curator insight, December 13, 2013 1:54 PM

This article is a really good example on how beauty is a cultural perception. American pleople have a skewed idea of beauty, those shown above not being in that category. In other countries, these women might be extreamly beautiful, but the American perception doesn't believe the same things.  

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11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures | AP Human GeographyNRHS | Scoop.it
The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:44 AM

Language is not a perfect mirror into the mind.  How we think is about the world around us is subtly shaped by the language(s) that we speak and from the cultural context within which that language has emerged.