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INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO
“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” Warren Buffet
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Expanding the Panama Canal

Expanding the Panama Canal | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"In 2006, Panamanians approved a referendum to expand the Panama Canal, doubling its capacity and allowing far larger ships to transit the 100-year-old waterway between the Atlantic and Pacific. Work began in 2007 to raise the capacity of Gatun Lake and build two new sets of locks, which would accommodate ships carrying up to 14,000 containers of freight, tripling the size limit. Sixteen massive steel gates, weighing an average of 3,100 tons each, were built in Italy and shipped to Panama to be installed in the new locks. Eight years and $5.2 billion later, the expansion project is nearing completion. The initial stages of flooding the canals have begun and the projected opening date has been set for April of 2016."


Tag: Panama, images, transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic.


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Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, August 6, 2015 3:54 PM

This gallery of 29 images is filled with great teaching images.

Chris Costa's curator insight, September 23, 2015 2:00 PM

I think that much of Central America is presented in Western media as an extremely violent, backwards region, where narcotics and other "hidden" markets dominate the nation's social, cultural, and political structures. Although there is some truth to this, this rendition not only exaggerates the problems these nations face, but help to reinforce negative stereotypes of the region commonly held by many Americans. A story of progress- such as this story of the Panama canal- is widely ignored, which is a shame. The Panama Canal is one of the most crucial waterways in the world, and expanding it will undoubtedly help the Panamanian economy. Although it initially served as the ultimate symbol of colonialism- the United States caused a war and unrecognizably altered the geography of the region to complete the project- it today serves as a symbol of progress in a region of the world widely ignored. It will be interesting to see the impacts this expansion has on trade in the region, as well as the local geography.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 13, 2015 8:31 AM

the expanding of the panama canal is a major event, as everything from flow of trade to the maximum size of ships will be impacted by this improvement. the Iowa class of us battleship was two feet then the canal, specifically so they could go through if they needed to.

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The murder of Kitty Genovese

The murder of Kitty Genovese | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Revisiting the Hullabaloo about the Civil War, Slavery, and Racism in Textbooks and Standards

Revisiting the Hullabaloo about the Civil War, Slavery, and Racism in Textbooks and Standards | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
There has been allot of hullabaloo about the Civl War recently. Just yesterday, South Carolina voted to take down the confederate flag. However, there are still a variety of folks in the South that...

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 10, 2015 6:13 PM

This is an interesting read for teachers.

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50 awesome art, music and culture documentaries full-length and free on YouTube

50 awesome art, music and culture documentaries full-length and free on YouTube | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Watching documentaries is a healthy pursuit for creatives: it fills your brain with more dots to join up, and can make you feel more arty and up for it just from being in the ‘company’ of masterpiece-makers...

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The manhole covers in Japan are absolutely beautiful

The manhole covers in Japan are absolutely beautiful | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Manhole covers don’t have to be ugly sewer lids. In Japan, they can be astoundingly intricate, colorful, museum-worthy feats of urban design.
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23 Things Young People Today Will Never Understand

23 Things Young People Today Will Never Understand | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The 90s were much simpler times.

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Ad of the day: Coca-Cola's minimalist can promotes a world without labels

Ad of the day: Coca-Cola's minimalist can promotes a world without labels | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Coca-Cola has toyed with its packaging once again, this time to join the global movement for equality and tolerance—by removing its own label off its products to promote a world without labels and prejudices ..."


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Grape seed extract more effective than chemotherapy in advanced cancer

Grape seed extract more effective than chemotherapy in advanced cancer | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
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For patients facing a diagnosis of life-threatening cancer, the recommended cure can often be as potentially harmful to health as the disease itself.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 7, 2015 1:03 PM

Important for the folks facing cancer.

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The Best Cities For Millennials In 2015

The Best Cities For Millennials In 2015 | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Each year, a new group of college graduates begin the hunt for jobs across the country and, in many cases, prepare to begin their professional lives in a new city. At the same time, those who’ve signed leases the previous year consider staying put or trying their luck in a new city with a differen

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America's Quirkiest Towns

America's Quirkiest Towns | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
They ranked hundreds of towns for such magnetic qualities as vibrant main streets, coffee bars, and an eco-friendly vibe. And while plenty of those features may contribute to a town’s unique personality, the top 20 winners in the quirky category take it a step further. One highly ranked town is an unlikely hotbed for Tibetan monks, while another largely forgoes Valentine’s Day to celebrate Charles Darwin instead.

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Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, July 9, 2015 12:34 PM

Great pictures from  travel & leisure

Anneliese Sjogren's curator insight, September 29, 2015 7:20 PM

I like this article, since there were so many different traditions I have never heard of before. I find it funny that in Ithaca they celebrate Darwin instead of Valentine's day. My favorite would have to be Tube to Work day in Boulder, Colorado. I also found it interesting that there's a Buddhist monastery in Indiana!

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This is the most beloved fast-food chain — in history

This is the most beloved fast-food chain — in history | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Chick-fil-A beat out Chipotle in an annual restaurant satisfaction survey.
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Watch O'Reilly's Shameful, Dehumanizing Segment On New York City's Homeless Population

Watch O'Reilly's Shameful, Dehumanizing Segment On New York City's Homeless Population | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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The Power of a Positive Attitude

The Power of a Positive Attitude | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Be positive . . . A positive attitude can improve your health, enhance your relationships, increase your chances of success, and add years to your life.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Positive-Psychology

 


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, May 15, 2015 5:12 AM

A positive attitude is a powerful tool...

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El poder de la mente...The Power of a Positive Attitude | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 18, 2015 5:01 PM

POSITIVE ATTITUDES CAN APPEAR TO BE NEGATIVE AT TIMES. WE OFTEN WONDERED HOW WE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE WILLINGLY SERVANTS WITH JOYFUL ATTITUDE UNTIL WE REALISED SOME OF THE NEGATIVE HAPPENED INTENTIONALY AND AS SUCH IT REMOVED SOME OF THE NEGATIVE THAT WE WOULD NEVER OWN UP TO BUT IS SOME WHERE WITHIN US AND EITHER WE KNOW IT BUT YET DENY IT OR DENY IT BUT KNOW IT IS THERE. BUT THERE ARE THINGS THAT OCCUR THAT WILL MAKE A NEGATIVE LOOKING SITUATION OR CIRCUMSTANCE WITH U/WE REVEAL THE POSITIVE ATTITUDE THAT IS IN THE HEART REFLECTED OUT.

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Don't Even Say It! 15 Questions That No Teacher Wants To Hear

Don't Even Say It!  15 Questions That No Teacher Wants To Hear | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
You are happy to see students' hands raised ... until you hear one of these questions come out of their mouths.

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Rocky Mtn. buried treasure seekers on "CBS Sunday Morning"

Rocky Mtn. buried treasure seekers on "CBS Sunday Morning" | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
"CBS Sunday Morning" follows the continuing mystery of Forrest Fenn and his buried treasure. He says it's still somewhere in the Rockies.
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The World Online | Geonet

The World Online | Geonet | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

This map shows the total number of Internet users in a country (size of the country) as well as the percentage of the population that has Internet access (shade of the country). It is an update of our 2011 visualization.

 

Click headline to read more, access hot links and view chart--


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Geography's curator insight, July 10, 2015 5:37 PM

I can't wait for this to be a true "world wide web"!  Do any of the findings here surprise you?

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Yahoo will enter daily fantasy sports market

Yahoo will enter daily fantasy sports market | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"The Internet company says it will host daily and one-week fantasy games, joining a market estimated to generate $2.6 billion in revenue this year ..."


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Incredible animation reveals London's busy skies

Incredible animation reveals London's busy skies | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
National Air Traffic Services' time lapse animation tracks thousands of flights taking off and landing in London's airspace in 24 hours

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Where you grow up matters for sporting success – that's why Yorkshire cricketers are so good

Where you grow up matters for sporting success – that's why Yorkshire cricketers are so good | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
It's not just about physical training and psychology, sport is influenced by your location.

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Gender equity in sports

Gender equity in sports | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Yesterday the United States Women’s Soccer Team defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final in Vancouver, claiming their third world title. The event was watched by soccer fans around the country, and was called a “ratings knockout” but couldn't come close to those drawn by men’s soccer in Brazil last summer...while some states have made great strides in reducing this gender gap, others still have great inequity that needs to be addressed to effectively celebrate and give potential American female athletes the opportunities they deserve to succeed."

 

Tags: sport, gender, popular culture, mapping, regions, the South, culture.


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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, July 8, 2015 10:08 AM
This article talks about how not many men are interested in watching women’s sport. I think gender inequity is a major problem in general, not only in sports. Police officers are mostly men as well, as well as many high ranked jobs. We just need to keep working on it as a nation and think that the women who are being discriminated are women of our nation.
Rob Duke's comment, July 9, 2015 1:42 AM
Alex, I worked for a Chief that allowed job sharing, so that women officers who wanted to do so could share a job with both getting benefits, but only working part-time in order to have more time with family. It was a great way to improve the ratio of male to female officers.
Cultural Infusion's curator insight, August 24, 2015 10:13 PM

An important issue of our time is the gap between women and men not only in pay and workplace equality but sports and athletics also. With such a huge presence of many strong, dominate female sporting teams, the question needs to be asked, what more can we do to give these women the recognition and respect of which they deserve?

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Graphics - If the world were 100 people

Graphics - If the world were 100 people | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Mathijs Booden's curator insight, July 4, 2015 3:53 PM
I hasten to add that I haven't double-checked the numbers.
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Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium endangered for no good reason

Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium endangered for no good reason | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
If you’re searching for the real reason why the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox padded the announcement of their acquisition earlier this year with the accompanying news that they would move the team from its longtime home at McCoy Stadium, pay a visit to the Dusza-Almeida Post 2339.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 3, 2015 2:22 PM

These articles from the Boston Globe and the NY Times are great explorations of the economic geography of baseball and the place-based traditions that are rooted in having a team to call your own (even if the news is painful to many long-time residents.  There is a lot of anger in Pawtucket at the news that the team is planning to leave McCoy stadium.  This isn’t just a devastating financial blow to the Pawtucket community; for decades, Pawtucket could hang there hat on being home to the PawSox and that communal identity was one of the defining distinctions between Pawtucket and Central Falls.  Now it’ll be just another struggling town.  How will this impact Pawtucket and Providence neighborhoods? 

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China's Insatiable Appetite

China's Insatiable Appetite | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
When 1 billion people want to eat a lot of meat, it can be a problem for everyone.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 1, 2015 8:13 PM

Agriculture Unit. China"s food choices make big impact

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What US states look like based on their economic size, mapped

What if we measured state boundaries based on economic and population growth, and not borders?

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Houses on the Move CBS News Sunday Morning

Moving homes from one location to another...
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