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World's Best Quizzes

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Since 2008, JetPunk has created hundreds of fun and interesting quizzes. Whether you are a trivia nut, want to expand your horizons, or just want something fun to do - we've got you covered.
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Why so many people are still malnourished

Why so many people are still malnourished | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
EXTREME poverty has been halved in the last 25 years, but hunger and malnutrition are far from being eliminated
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Stay U.K. or go Scot free? Scotland weighs independence

Stay U.K. or go Scot free? Scotland weighs independence | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Scots are poised to decide whether to stay in a 307-year union with England or strike out on their own. The latest polls show a Scottish referendum on independence could go either way. From London and the British Houses of Parliament, there have been pleas to stay and warnings to choose carefully. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading →
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A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County

A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
People are leaving Minneapolis for Florida, Detroit for the suburbs, and Washington for New York.

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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 8:01 PM

APHG-U2 & U7

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Executive summary - Future HR Trends

Key findings from our research into the changing nature of work and the worker include the following: • Demographic shifts pose conflicting challenges An ageing population is very apparent throughout the developed world, raising concerns that the remaining working population will not be able to bear the strain of increased expenditure on elderly care and pensions.... Read more »
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The world according to Putin

The world according to Putin | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. WHEN Vladimir Putin justified his annexation of Crimea on the ground that he...
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Watch the Earth Warm Since 1880

Watch the Earth Warm Since 1880 | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"It can be difficult to conceive of the long process that's led the world to having its nine hottest years on record all after 2000. That's why it's nice that NASA has generated this nifty animation, which shows temperature abnormalities for every month of the past 13 decades. Watch reddish warm zones spread over the globe as time rolls past, like a virulent fever covering the body of a sick host."

 


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Exploring Mexico through Dynamic Web Maps

Exploring Mexico through Dynamic Web Maps | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"One of the people I regard most highly here at Esri has created an online atlas of Mexico.  The maps can be accessed in many different ways, such as an ArcGIS Online presentation with a description here, as an iPad iBook, but I think most importantly, as a series of story maps.  Each of these separate story maps contains 1 to 6 thematically related maps on the following topics:

Explore Mexico (Crime vs. Tourism)Mexico’s Natural WondersMexico’s Historical MonumentsGeography of Mexico – Did You Know?Indigenous People of MexicoCartograms of Mexico

 


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Cam E's curator insight, February 11, 11:00 AM

I had no idea Honduras was the country with the highest murder rate in the entire world! These map are extremely interesting, as we see the obvious tourist destinations are everywhere on the coasts as opposed to the interior of the country of Mexico, yet the majority of the historical structures are in the interior centered around Mexico City.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, February 13, 3:14 PM

This site is neat.  The ability to use interactive maps to explore this country is very informative.  I recommend this site to anyone interesting in learning more about Mexico!

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 17, 10:17 AM

These maps all come together in a somewhat story-like sense. They are thematically related and can be separated to be able to look at each map individually. I like how there are multiple ways to access the maps.

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BAIKAL ICE

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Lake BAIKAL ICE live sound. Unbeliveable! Real video from IRKUTSK ethnik percussion group «ETHNOBEAT». We playing on frozen water of deepest and oldest Lake ...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:30 PM

Now this is a cool band...this environmental adapation (ice) of cultural expression (music) is just awesome.  Can you imagine this coming from somewhere other than Russia?

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Walled World

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We chart the routes of, and reasons for, the barriers which are once again dividing populations

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Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 14, 9:48 PM

It appears India is constructing a 2,500-mile long fence around its neighboring country Bangladesh. The barbed wire fence may have been built due to that fact India has one of the largest populations in the world and they do not want the struggling people of Bangladesh to enter their country. Also, areas around the fence are becoming dangerous, with more than 1,000 people killed by border patrol and criminals. There are not many jobs in Bangladesh and the people are having trouble finding clean drinkable water. Lastly, the people may be fleeing into India hoping to find work and an improved lifestyle.  

Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 28, 6:51 PM

Walls are a symbol of political boundaries and motives, usually intended to keep certain people in or out. This website in particular clearly highlights this idea in human geography as it explores the various walls that mark our landscape and thus contribute to changing policies and borders. Walls can also affect the landscape, not just mark it, as an effect of asserting either political dominance or border policies, as best seen by the resulting environmental results that come from it and the displacement of people (as seen on Palestinian-Israeli border). 

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 29, 1:06 AM

We looked at this map in class its really interesting nd weird to see all the dividing walls in the world and to discover ones youve never seen before.

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All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Turkish hazelnuts, Malaysian palm oil, Nigerian cocoa, Brazilian sugar, French vanilla...


Some 250,000 tons of Nutella are now sold across 75 countries around the world every year, according to the OECD. Nutella is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too.


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, January 28, 1:26 PM

Some things that we take for granted are and come from all over the world. As you said in last class just because something says that it is not made in China doesnt mean that their arent any resources that the company used to creat the item that didn't come from China or any other power house place. In this case the Palm Oil comesd from Malaysia, Hazelnut comes from Turkey, Cocoa from Nigeria, Vainilla from Brazil and, Vainilla and Sugar from France.

Mrs Parkinson's curator insight, February 12, 3:48 PM

GCSE Globalisation info - great case study

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 10:55 AM

I was surprised to see how many countries contribute to s single jar of nutella. I have always assumed it came straight from Italy just because it is an Italian commodity. It is a positive thing to see because you look at the commerce and trade that is generated throughout the world through this one brand alone

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Protests, Revolutions, and Democratic Change | Teaching with the News | Brown University

Protests, Revolutions, and Democratic Change | Teaching with the News | Brown University | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
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▶ Wealth Inequality in America - YouTube

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actua...
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AP Human Geography Models and Theories

In depth Prezi covering all AP Human Geography Models and Theories by Liam Page.....Simple Version- http://tinyurl.com/q637dl8

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, April 21, 9:42 PM

Great for reviewing the Models before the exam

 

Annie Pack's curator insight, June 25, 2:08 PM

"Great for reviewing models before the exam" 

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In South Sudan, a Nation Is Born -- But With Troubles | PBS NewsHour

In South Sudan, a Nation Is Born -- But With Troubles | PBS NewsHour | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
On Saturday, South Sudan officially gained independence with its creation as the world's newest nation. Judy Woodruff discusses the challenges that the young country faces with the Pulitzer Center's Rebecca Hamilton, who has covered Sudan for years. She recently reported from there for the NewsHour and The Washington Post. Continue reading →
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Peace in Northern Ireland, But Religious Divide Remains | PBS NewsHour

Peace in Northern Ireland, But Religious Divide Remains | PBS NewsHour | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Protesters have been out on the streets of Belfast in recent days in advance of Thursday's annual parade honoring Protestant King William's victory over his Catholic rival in 1690. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the ongoing religious tension -- 14 years after Ireland's sectarian conflict formally ended. Continue reading →
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The Newest Countries in the world

The Newest Countries in the world | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"Will Scotland follow the same fate as any of the other young nations in the world? Perhaps, but probably not. A glance down the list of the nine newest sovereign states below reveals that each situation is unique: It's hard to fully equate Scotland's situation with that of Slovakia, let alone with East Timor.

Even so, a glance back at history does show that the world's borders are changing more than we might appreciate: And the changes can sometimes take some time to settle."


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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 17, 12:47 PM

unit 4

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APHG U4

Maghfir Rafsan Jamal's curator insight, September 29, 4:57 AM
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▶ Solar FREAKIN' Roadways! - YouTube

It's the roadway of the future! Feel inspired? Help us bring this project to the next step: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways#home Check out ...
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Military industrial complex: These 15 countries have the largest defense budgets

Military industrial complex: These 15 countries have the largest defense budgets | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
World defense spending is expected to go up for the first time in five years, thanks to China and Russia.

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Albert Jordan's curator insight, February 12, 5:22 PM

Brazil being in the top 15 of countries with the largest defense budget is not all that surprising considering the political, social, and economic situations of South America. Within Brazil’s sphere of influence, especially areas west of its developed cities, the Amazon jungle still is used by those deemed enemies of the state, whether actual or politically based. Because of that, there comes the difficult task of tracking and deterring rebel activity, arms or drug smuggling, etc. The borders that Brazil share with Bolivia, Colombia, and Venezuela; border security is  likely to be a concern due to the history of drug manufacture and shipping from those nations, along with the violence and corruption that comes with that activity. Not to mention the historical and violent political instability these countries have faced, which are still a concern for the region and world. Venezuela, being an “enemy of the U.S.” and Brazil being an ally, this border area is probably highly militarized or monitored. With this in mind, a slight musing could be given towards how much of the military aid and counter narcotics aid from the United States goes into Brazil’s military funding.

Brazil is also the one of the most stable and economically strong countries on the continent and in order to continue that, the government must be able to keep instability coming over from the border in check as well as deal with rebel forces using the Amazon as a safe haven. What is surprising to me however is that with how far away the rest of the countries in South America are from Brazil in military expenditures causes me to pause and think about just what they may be worrying about from their neighbors? Perhaps as they attempt to get a seat at the big table in international affairs, they feel having a stronger military will improve their image. They may not be worried about regional infighting due to the difficult terrain of the area which would make any military campaign extremely difficult and costly, besides a host of other reasons. In conclusion, Brazil is more than likely looking towards international interests in addition to showcasing their swelling national pride by spending $175 U.S. dollars per person on military expenditures while many continue to go hungry living in the famous favelas of Cidade de Deus.

 

Giovanni Sonego's curator insight, February 13, 7:48 AM

Con 25,2 miliardi di dollari L'Italia si piazza 14esima, prima dell'Iran


Oltre alla spesa complessiva, per i primi 10 paesi è riportato anche l'ammontare di spese militari pro capite.


Stati Uniti 2.000 $

Cina 83 $

Russia 475 $

Arabia Saudita 2.100 $ 

Regno Unito 900 $

Francia 797 $

Giappone, meno di 400 $

Germania 450 $

India 29 $

Brasile 175 $

 
E l'Italia? Basta dividere. Sono 413 $ a persona.

Ogni anno, la mia famiglia dà ben 2.065 $ alla difesa.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 18, 1:32 PM

Russia is the third highest goverment military that spends around 143 million people lived in Russia in 2012 and they spent around $475 per person on it's military. Russia compared to China and the US is another story the US is number one in who spent the most on their military forces at $600.4 billion. As far as China is concerened it comes in at number two at spending around  $112.2 billion. These numbers make sense especially for the power house that China is and how their values of militarism affect their spending and their way of society/life.

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World of Change

World of Change | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"Earth is constantly changing. Some changes are a natural part of the climate system, such as the seasonal expansion and contraction of the Arctic sea ice pack. The responsibility for other changes, such as the Antarctic ozone hole, falls squarely on humanity’s shoulders. Our World of Change series documents how our planet’s land, oceans, atmosphere, and Sun are changing over time."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 6, 1:08 PM

This article from NASA's Earth Observatory highlights 25 classroom-ready examples of environmental change that can readily detected with satellite imagery. 


Tags: remote sensing, land use, environment, geospatial, environment modify, unit 1 Geoprinciples.

Juan Carlos García Arpín's curator insight, February 10, 6:39 AM

Un planeta en cambio permanente

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Shmoop for Schools and Districts Welcome

Shmoop for Schools and Districts Welcome | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Shmoop offers powerful tools and competitive pricing to schools, districts, and even states. Find out what we can do for you.
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Adventures in mapping | TED Playlist

Adventures in mapping | TED Playlist | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Maps don’t just tell you which street to turn left on. Maps convey information that shapes our lives, deepen our understanding of problems and our ability to create solutions, and whisk our imaginations to new lands.
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19 Things You'll Only Know If You Studied [or traveled] Abroad

19 Things You'll Only Know If You Studied [or traveled] Abroad | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Because as someone once famously said, "the best things you learn aren't learned in a classroom." 1.

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Mr. David Burton's curator insight, December 23, 2013 11:06 AM

I absolutely LOVE #6. Seeing the life joy that people have, even living in circumstances very different than you own, helps fill you with joy too.

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Map Tour

Map Tour | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
This story map was created with the Esri Map Tour application in ArcGIS Online.
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Olafur Eliasson Your rainbow panorama - regnbuen på ARoS

Olafur Eliasson Your rainbow panorama - regnbuen på ARoS | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Oplev byen flotteste udsigt i alle regnbuens farver fra Olafur Eliassons spektakulære Your rainbow panorama
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