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1/5 of Humanity

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"The world divided into 5 regions, each with the population of China."


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This is an interesting look at a world regional map based on having 1 billion+ people per region.  Notice it takes all of the Western Hemisphere plus much of Europe and Australia and New Zealand to equal the region of China or India.  The purple region of Eastern Europe/Russia/Central Asia and also Southeast Asia, Japan and the Koreas is the most fragmented and diverse.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:10 PM

Your thoughts...?

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:42 AM

This map is mind blowning to try to grasp. To think that India has an equvilant population to every country in the Americans has me dumbfounded. Then comparin the economic instability of India to all the economic juggernauts that fit into the light blue regions really shows how poor the distrubution of wealth and population is throught the world.

Trish Pearson's curator insight, April 9, 3:33 PM

A little perspective on population

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See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

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The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.
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A map of MLB geography, by proximity

A map of MLB geography, by proximity | Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
This map provides an interesting way to divide the country by MLB proximity. (Map of U.S.
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Study Links Monsanto’s Roundup to Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Study Links Monsanto’s Roundup to Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s | Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
FOOD & WATER WATCH — A new review of hundreds of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate—the major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—sheds light on its effects within the human body ...
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Map: Every Country in the World Involved in a Territorial Dispute

Map: Every Country in the World Involved in a Territorial Dispute | Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
Hint: Unless you live in Mongolia, your country's probably on this list.
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Check out this map and article that indicates that most countries are having some type of border dispute with a neighbor.

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 21, 6:21 AM

Check out this map and article that shows how most of the world's countries have an issue with a neighbor over its boundaries. S/O to Mongolia and some other landlocked countries...I guess nobody wants you...

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Where Does The U.S. Stand On Secessionist Movements Abroad?

Where Does The U.S. Stand On Secessionist Movements Abroad? | Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
In an upcoming referendum, Crimean voters will decide whether to declare independence from Ukraine. Jonathan Paquin has studied U.S. stances on breakaway groups, and he explains what to watch for.
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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 14, 3:40 PM

DEVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS ABOUND!

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Why Ukraine's Situation Makes Russia's Other Neighbors Nervous

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From the Baltic states to Central Asia, plenty of former Soviet satellites have large populations of ethnic Russians — and more than a few of them are yearning to be free.
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Venice votes on split from Rome - BBC

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"Voting has begun in Venice and the surrounding region on whether to break away from Italy."

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U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It

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Pidgin English is a second language for tens of millions of Nigerians, but it's not every day that you hear a diplomat speaking it. The U.S. ambassador recently gave it a shot in a radio interview.
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Venezuela: What's the crisis about?

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Venezuelans have taken to the streets recently, leading to gruesome clashes between protesters and police. Their demands are varied, from economical to social.
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Here is another situation of upheaval, this time in South America.  Read this article for a background of the social and economic problems people are protesting about in Venezuela.  The US is also accused of butting in...

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, February 23, 10:56 AM

Check out this series that helps explain what the clashes in Venezuela are all about.

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Visualizing Race, Identity, and Change | PROOF

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"In many ways race is about difference and how those differences are codified through language, categories, boxes, segmentation, and even the implicit sorting that goes on in our heads in terms of the way we label others and even ourselves. Appearance and identity are most certainly linked..."

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The Changing Face of America

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We’ve become a country where race is no longer so black or white.
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Lauren Wolk Calig's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:07 AM

Terrific insight.

 

Utah Geographical Alliance's curator insight, December 6, 2013 6:19 PM

If you missed this article in the National Geographic it is worth going back and reading.  It discusses the fact that America is no longer capable of really catergorizing our students and each other as one type.  Maybe this means we are finally getting to close to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this month this article could cause some interesting discussions with your students if they watch/ ready part of his speech and compare his dream to how students' feel and what they see.  

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 1, 2:32 PM

unit 3 or 4

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Get "Frozen" Again As Elsa Sings "Let It Go" In 25 Languages

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The world can't stop singing "Let It Go," so Disney has released a multilingual version of Frozen's Oscar-nominated hit song — and you can watch it only on BuzzFeed! (Amie!!)

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India Faces a Linguistic Truth: English Spoken Here

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Although many Indians would say that India’s national language is Hindi, English is the country’s de facto national language.
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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

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Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they've found a way to produce fish on land with little pollution.
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Allison Anthony's curator insight, April 8, 4:58 PM

Good story on aquaculture.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 15, 9:49 AM

unit 5

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Geography Is a Democratic Process - National Journal

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Geography Is a Democratic Process
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That sounds about right to Stephen Colbert, who believes in democratic principles (especially when it comes to geography).
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America's Beer Geography Broken Down in 4 Maps - PolicyMic

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From University of Kentucky geographer Matt Zook and colleague Ate Poorthuis, these beautiful maps claim to show the geography of beer across the nation.
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Angst In Germany Over Invasion Of American English

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Germany has borrowed more than 10,000 American words since 1990 — words like "sorry" and "lounge" and the suffix "-gate." It's a trend that bothers some German purists.
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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 14, 7:58 PM

Great language story.  Head's up Sara!

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Trans-Dniester pleads to join Russia

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Pro-Russian politicians and activists in Moldova's breakaway Trans-Dniester region have asked the Russian parliament to draft a law that would allow their territory to join Russia.


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Albert Jordan's curator insight, March 18, 4:15 PM

What is amusing here is that the U.S. and its European allies will be quick to support nations that benefit them when those peoples wish to rise up "on their own," but when a nation that wants Russian support during their own "choice" it is "illegal" and against international law. What makes a country follow international law anyways? There are not many powers that could militarily force another nation to other than the U.S., the EU, Russia and China. Economically it is generally the same people who have the military might.

Coach Frye's curator insight, March 20, 10:46 AM

The Trans-Dniester region functions as a working state, but is not internationally recognized as such.  Members of this region are hoping Russia will annex them for political and economic stability.

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After Crimea, will Scotland be next to vote on independence?

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Exactly six months from now, Scots will go to the polls to vote on the future of their country, in a referendum on independence.
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The Chart That Explains Why Ukraine Can't Fight Russia

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The right statistic is often worth a thousand words—and sometimes much more than that. These five weekly data points, put together by Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the risk consultancy Eurasia Group, provide a glimpse into global trends, political dangers and international power dynamics. Some are counterintuitive facts. Others are small...
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On eve of vote, Russian troops reported in Ukraine area outside of Crimea

On eve of vote, Russian troops reported in Ukraine area outside of Crimea | Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
Russia asserted its diplomatic and military muscle Saturday as tensions remained high ahead of a vote on secession in Crimea.
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A divided Ukraine: A Primer

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This gives you a background about causes and how things are unfolding there.  It's a great example of culture, language and geopolitical differences in the post-Cold War era.

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, February 22, 10:19 PM

Former Prime MInister Yulia Tymoshenko has been released from prison and President Viktor Yanukovych has fled Kiev declaring a coup has taken place.  Things in Ukraine are still unfolding...

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The Artistic History of American Anti-Asian Racism

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A new book traces the source of the stereotypical, harmful image of "the Orient."
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Allison Anthony's curator insight, February 20, 1:49 PM

"More than a century before Coca Cola’s controversial Super Bowl commercial celebrating America as a nation of nations, the melting pot overflowed with people of all races and ethnicities—each subject to its share of mass media abuse. Immigration made America what it is, but not without considerable racist barbing and comic hazing by cartoonists, illustrators, and artists. Blacks, Indians, Irish, Jews, and Asians were the main targets. The last was not just savagely portrayed in media as rat-tailed demons but legally restricted for decades from entering the United States." 

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Religion's role in the violence in Ukraine | National Catholic Reporter

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How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

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What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer the questions to see your personal dialect map.
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This article is the subject of the discussion board this week!  Have fun!

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