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52 Places to Go in 2014

52 Places to Go in 2014 | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
From No. 1 Cape Town all the way to No. 52 Niagara Falls, N.Y., explore the vibrant cities and spectacular coastlines, unexpected spots and new attractions that made our list this year.

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dilaycock's curator insight, January 12, 2014 9:11 PM

Introductory activity to Geography - have students plot these on a world map, look at climate graphs & time zones, plan a trip etc.

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Infographic "Global Second Languages"

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This is an intriguing infographic:
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Changes in the U.S. Economic Geography

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In 1990, the manufacturing industry was the leading employer in most U.S. states, followed by retail trade. In 2003, retail trade was the leading employer in a majority of states. By 2013, health care and social assistance was the dominant industry in 34 states. This animated map shows the top industry in each state and the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2013.

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Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:42 PM

According to the map, in 1990, manufacturing had the highest employment rates. By the early 2000's, it appears that retail trade has then taken the top spot for employment rates. Finally in 2013, most of the US is covering in orange, which represents employment in the health care and social assistance work field. When I opened the article, all these facts were written above the map. However, I did not even notice the written facts because I was too busy playing with the map. This article tells us the facts but does not really elaborate on why things have changed. For one thing, I think  the manufacturing job market decreased because once the products were being made to be sold, retail took it from there. Of course manufacturers were still needed to supply items, but then retail takes it over. Health care and social assistance services were both in the top by 2013. This is probably because more people who were certified in medical fields were needed. Thus they were hired, which lead this job market to the top.

Danielle Lip's curator insight, January 26, 4:19 PM

I found it quite interesting to see that most of the world in 1990 had manufacturing jobs because working at factories was the only job that was accessible with not many health care service oppurtunities. While in 2013 health care takes up most of North America, when you might expect the majority of North America to be made up of retail trade because so many malls and building are being constructed throughout the world. One positive part of this map is that job opportunities were even there in the first place, without working the economy will go downhill.

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, February 2, 6:49 PM

It's amazing to see how priorities have shifted over time.  Also, this is a great display of how technology has taken over what once was human labor.  

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8 Key Facts About Africa - The Globalist

8 Key Facts About Africa - The Globalist | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
Africa has one of the youngest and fastest-growing consumer markets in the world.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 8, 2014 2:45 PM

Africa is a continent to watch. It has the potential to begin an economic break through on a global scale. I used to say watch China. Now I think it is Africa 

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Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border

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There are major hurdles in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestine.
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Google Street View Can Now Take You On Tours of Historical Sites in the Antarctic

Google Street View Can Now Take You On Tours of Historical Sites in the Antarctic | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
Google Street View is interesting from a photographical perspective because it is, essentially, the largest compilation of 360-degree images in existence.
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Not All Passports Are Created Equal

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A passport from the United States allows its citizens free access to 172 other countries.

But not all travelers have such an overwhelming spread of choices: Residents of Iraq, for example, can access only 31 countries with their passport. Venturin...
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Google Maps Smarty Pins

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Well, what did I learn today? That I'm terrible at trivia. I got 0. Are you better? (I'm addicted to geography and World Cup/football trivia. Score of 35 - Beat that!
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Why Is Heavy Metal Most Popular In Wealthy Countries? - Huffington Post

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Why Is Heavy Metal Most Popular In Wealthy Countries?
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At the time, Richard Florida, co-founder and editor-at-large of The Atlantic's CityLab, originally looked to geography and personality to explain the results.
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Geography-Quiz.org Releases Geography Quizzes for a Global Mindset

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This 19th Century Map Could Have Transformed the West

This 19th Century Map Could Have Transformed the West | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
Today's drought-riven west would look very different if Congress had listened to John Wesley Powell

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 11, 2014 4:33 PM

Author of Mapping the Nation, Susan Schulten explains how western expansion failed to recognize the basic physical geographic reality of the United States--that the west is much drier than the east.  Given that much of the west, especially California, is in the midst of a severe drought, this article serves as a reminder to recognize that localized understandings of human and environmental actions are necessary.  Do you know what watershed you live in?  How does and should that impact us?   


Tags: physical, historical, California, water, environment.

Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, July 1, 2014 8:11 AM

We are very proud in France thinking we created the watershed approach with the 1964' water law, present basis for EU's water framework directive. Now, I would say that John W Powell is the true creator of watershed management. It's a blow to French pride...

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China's Market-Leninism

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For the citizens of the world’s most populous nation, today marks a day of hope. On this day in 1989, Chinese students began a protest that would see a “Goddess of Democracy” raised right under the...
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What are the world's friendliest/unfriendliest cities?

What are the world's friendliest/unfriendliest cities? | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
Australians and New Zealanders tend to get annoyed when their accents get mistaken for one another, but there's one thing they do share.
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Should the French worry about this?

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Mapping Migration in the United States

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An interactive map showing nationwide migration patterns in the United States since 1900.
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▶ How Many Countries Are There? - YouTube

Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/1p2m6g/how_many_countries_are_there/ Help support videos like this: http://www.cgpgrey.com/subba...

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, February 8, 2014 5:38 PM

state or not a state? Good for the Political unint

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What constitutes a "state?"  Watch this video and make a determination.

Annie Pack's curator insight, June 25, 2014 1:10 PM

Country or not?? Interesting/confusing question! 

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Which country does the most good for the world?

Which country does the most good for the world? | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
It's an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, "Which country does the most good?" The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China).
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Iraq: 1,200 Years of Turbulent History in Five Maps

Iraq: 1,200 Years of Turbulent History in Five Maps | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
The region once known as the cradle of civilization has seen significant changes.
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Mapping European Stereotypes

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Geopolitical cartography is all about an objective view of the world's political conventions. But there's nothing politically correct in Bul
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Anti-immigrant sentiment is down in the United States — way down

Anti-immigrant sentiment is down in the United States — way down | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
Today's poll aside, Americans are quickly becoming more and more pro-immigrant.
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Geography Terms - Glossary of Geography Terms and Definitions - StumbleUpon

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Ocean Garbage Patch Is Mysteriously Disappearing

Ocean Garbage Patch Is Mysteriously Disappearing | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
The amount of plastic littering the surface of the oceans is much smaller than expected, raising the question of where all the plastic is going.
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Where's it going?

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Geography for Kids: Flags of the World

Geography for Kids: Flags of the World | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
This round-up of activities about flags of the world helps parents and teachers introduce geography for kids. Crafts, books, history of flags, and more!
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ConstantGeographer - YouTube

ConstantGeographer - YouTube | BAHS World Geography | Scoop.it
My selection of self-created videos are devoted primarily to instructing my 100-level World Geography course. I make the videos public, hoping to encourage o...
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A great video source for geographers of all ages

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