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African Folk Tales, Introduction

African Folk Tales, Introduction | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
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AFRICA 

(Social)

Many people in Africa pass down family traditions and stories orally. Every folktale or story has an important life experience and example to learn from.

 

EQ: How do you think the stories would be changed or misinterpreted over time?

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Great South African inventions

Great South African inventions | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
South Africans are behind many cool inventions, which are often inspired by necessity rather than making money
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Despite its adversities and conflict, Africa is home to many bright scholars and inventive bricoleurs that have greatly impacted society and their local communities.

 

EQ: Have you utilized any of these inventions, if not, how have these devices improved life in Africa?

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Sheffield Council votes for Somaliland independence – By Magnus Taylor | African Arguments

Sheffield Council votes for Somaliland independence – By Magnus Taylor | African Arguments | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
a href=”http://africanarguments.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SomalilandSheffield.jpg”>; Celebrations in Sheffield at the passing of the motion in support of…
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A council in the British city of Sheffield has voted in support of independence for the Horn of Africa’s famous non-state state, Somaliland. Somaliland declared independence from the Somali Republic in 1991 following a long-running war with the Mogadishu-based national government. It has, however, never been recognized by the UN, AU despite an ongoing campaign by its politicians, diplomats and prominent citizens.


EQ: What could this mean for the Somaliland? How might this separation enhance or hinder their economy?

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Religion in Europe, also in crisis

Religion in Europe, also in crisis | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
European leaders reach out to religion, but churches struggle with waning numbers.
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(Religion)

Stunning as it is, the overall number of devout followers have been faltering in various places along Europe's boundaries. Why might this be in a nation that is home to a long-spanning history of pious interactions and holy endeavors? 

 

EQ: Explain why you think the rate of religion is genrally decreasing in this snese, along with the belief of God.

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Unit 7 - Europe and Spain

1º ESO History. Based on Santillana class book. Unit 7 Europe and Spain.
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(Area and Geography)

Thalia and I found this slideshow perfect for the area and geography because it is very specific and really captures all the different landscapes of Europe.

 

EQ: Analyze and classify the the countries of which the volcanoes are in depending on their height from least to greatest.

 

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North-south divide threatens Germany's renewable energy highway

North-south divide threatens Germany's renewable energy highway | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
A grand plan to link the windy north and energy-hungry south is running into political problems in Bavaria
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(Economic)

Thalia and I chose this article for economics because it clearly represents how you spend money will always cause conflicts because of the different reasons we decide to spend it. Not everyone will agree to the terms and conditions. 

 

EQ: How do you feel about the energy-built highway drawing more conflict in Germany?

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Interview with Star Cellist, Alisa Weilerstein - Play - Sydney Opera House Video Portal

Interview with Star Cellist, Alisa Weilerstein - Play - Sydney Opera House Video Portal | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
Interview with Star Cellist, Alisa Weilerstein
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Reina and I found that the Sydney Operah House of Australia is a major center of intellectual culture and marvel that enthralls participants in the melodic tunes of classic instruments through the sound of pure music. As the viewer observes this film, they should be able to briefly outline how Alisa Weilerstein came to play in the Sydney House of Operah and what they believe she will be pursuing in the future based on her current accomplishments. 

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Indigenous Traditions - Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Religion Origins Australia has two indigenous peoples – Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders It is not possible to speak of one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander religion as there were many T
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After Thalia and I had happened upon this article relaying the similarities and tendencies of Australia's indigenous people, we were compelled to enlighten our peers on the distinct inhabitants of this large island. After examining this piece you should be able to answer the following: What are the two indigenous peoples of Australia? With this in mind, differentiate between the two groups. 

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Women in parliament: Australia vs the world

Women in parliament: Australia vs the world | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it

Sexism in parliament? 

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Although you may believe otherwise, sexism is still a contributing component to the means in which humans have learned to engage. Even now, in 2013, many people in the field of business and goverment have come to the consensus that women are not given the identical privileges offered to men. Once you have finished reading the article, continue to evaluate the purpose of this literature and propose a solution to the issue presented. 

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10 Facts About Africa

10 Facts About Africa | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
10 essential facts about Africa, including population, area, elevation, climate, health, and more from the About.com expert Geography site.
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(Area/Geography)
Although the climate of Africa is generally monotonous in a broader view, the region is actually quite diverse. Maybe there are more deserts than forests, but the continent offers many distinctive and unique characteristics.

 

EQ: Is there any one feature of Africa that you can relate to another feature in the US or in another place we have studied?

 

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Mauritania: Women Microfinance - YouTube

Mauritania is helping its tens of thousands of urban poor by creating job opportunities where there once were none. A microfinance program is giving small lo...
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AFRICA
(Economy)

IN Africa many women don't have the same rights as the men. They don't get nearly enough education or work for money because of the gender based work labor.

 

EQ: If you were a women in Africa would you appreciate the micro finances? 

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Islam and African Traditional Religion

Islam and African Traditional Religion | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular belief, the Africans enslaved to build the economic foundation
of America were not Christians. They were pracitioners of
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(Religion)

In Africa we learn about the ongoing conflict of Muslims and Christians. This article tells all about Muslims and their religion.

 

EQ: Analyze what country has a dominant population of Muslims. 

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What’s in a (mother’s) name?

What’s in a (mother’s) name? | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
After years of battling with the Italian authorities, Luigi Fazzo and Alessandra Cusan should soon be able to give their children Alessandra's surname. A child will take the father’s surname or, if the parents agree when the birth is registered, that
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Upon reading this article, we found that the premise behind the work as rather peculiar when compared to typical situations in America. Frankly, not much controversy has ever shrouded the notion of retainng a mother's surname instead of the father's after the birth of a child. 

 

EQ: Why do you believe that this is an issue? Draw a conclusion as to where the custom of keeping the father's name origniated from. 

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Lacma Celebrates Soccer's World Cup

Lacma Celebrates Soccer's World Cup | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
'Fútbol: The Beautiful Game' features such artists as Andy Warhol with his silk-screen of Brazil's Pelé.
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(Intellectual and Arts)

We drew interest from this particular article due to the fact that it is amusing to see other national sports possess the ability to inspire the self-expression of artists abroad. 

 

EQ: Why do you think National sports differ in other countries? What about them attracts artists? 

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Catalonia independence timetable: 'Once it has started it cannot stop'

Catalonia independence timetable: 'Once it has started it cannot stop' | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
Catalan voters are expected to return a pro-independence majority to the regional parliament on Sunday. Then a referendum will be held within two years, says one campaigner
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(Political) -Catalonia speratism

Reina and I were enraptured by this article, as it seemed to distinctly remind us of the seperatists of the Quebec Province in Canada during the time that we delved into the North America unit.

 

EQ: Why do you think Folch believes the new parliament could have the legitimacy to declare independence?

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Add Religion and Stir

Australia is a nation of many faiths, over 200 distinct religious bodies... A documentary by Peter Thomas, Australia. 54' More about the film on www.catholic...
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Reina and I believe that this simple video accurately depicts the diverse patchwork of religion that weaves the colorful culture of Australia together. After viewing this video, categorize the faiths that comprise Australia's many religions and speculate as to how the citizens of Australia have become tolerant to new ideas. 

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Australia's Islands

Australia's Islands | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
Discover Australia's spectacular islands: tropical atolls of the Great Barrier Reef, the wildlife haven of Kangaroo Island, the islands of Sydney Harbour.
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Thalia and I were immediately captivated by the clear island water and natural beauty found in Australia's numerous islands that each harbor their own unique characteristics. All of these miniature locations are found within the general vicinity of the great island of Australia. Post-examination should result in the ability to:  Evaluate the various features of the Buccaneer and Dampier Archipelago, the Sydney Harbor Islands, and Kangaroo Island and justify their significance in tourism. 

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The End of Australia’s Boom Economy

The End of Australia’s Boom Economy | Africa, Europe and Australia | Scoop.it
In the post-war era, there is the strong relationship between economic and electoral success.
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As this article is moderately current, Thalia and I have decided that the relevance of this article is significant to this assignment's concept. We also find that the fact that Australia's economy has ceased to fluctuate positively is very interesting. Analyze Australia's most important origin of consistent economic growth and relate this notion to America's economic situation. (Ex: Do we also rely on the success of other nations to stimulate our economy?) 

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