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The Geography of Home

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"Whenever I am living abroad, people always say the same thing, insisting that I am très Américain. Sometimes it's the words I use, or the way I talk.  But back in America, a strange thing happens. People say I have a British accent; they insist I have a European quality."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 6, 2013 2:40 PM

For those who have lived abroad, the sense of belonging to one place is elusive.  This article is a great look at personal geographies and how individuals negotiate belonging to multiple communities.  Increasingly, people live in many places throughout their lives;  some cultures are intensely connected to particular places but some are highly mobile.     


Questions to Ponder: What does it mean to belong in a place? What are some barriers to belonging?  Are some places easier to belong to?  How come?    


Tags: place, culture.

Katherine Burk's comment, September 6, 2013 4:01 PM
I find this interesting as the number story for Cincinnati, Ohio is how Cincinnati isn't as inclusive as it should be despite their hospitality and "niceness". http://cin.ci/1ek8LvX As someone that has traveled and also grew up near Cincinnati. I understand the difficulty in approaching new groups.
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These Americans Are Trying to Build an Escape Hatch From Trump's America

These Americans Are Trying to Build an Escape Hatch From Trump's America | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Why some people are withdrawing from mainstream society into “intentional communities”—and what the rest of the country can learn from them
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The silent minority

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America’s largest ethnic group has assimilated so well that people barely notice it

 

German-Americans are America’s largest single ethnic group (if you divide Hispanics into Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, etc). Yet despite their numbers, they are barely visible. During the first world war, parts of America grew hysterically anti-German. Many stopped speaking German and anglicized their names. The second world war saw less anti-German hysteria, but Hitler and the Holocaust gave German-Americans more reasons to hide their origins.

 

Tags: culture, migration, historical, ethnicity, USA.


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Where Germans live in America for the most part.
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How to Define Poverty? Let Us Count the Ways

How to Define Poverty? Let Us Count the Ways | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Defining poverty is not easy. Even if the Census Bureau's new measure calculates necessary expenditures more accurately than the current formula, the new approach, like the current one, still uses income as the single criterion for judging who is poor. That leaves out neighborhoods, for instance. Is a ghetto family impoverished because of its crime-ridden surroundings and poor schools, although the family has enough income to rise above the official poverty threshold? And there is the issue of responsibility. Should the family of a hardworking full-time employee earning the minimum wage be blamed for poverty because the minimum no longer lifts the worker's income above the poverty level, as it did in the 1960's and early 70's?

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An hour in their shoes: Muscatine teachers participate in poverty simulation

An hour in their shoes: Muscatine teachers participate in poverty simulation | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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"Educators in an Iowa school district gained a better understanding of the effects of poverty by participating in an hourlong simulation. Teachers received family profiles and resources, then had to navigate the weekly struggles faced by low-income families, such as finding work, child care and other services."


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World Reporter Passport using Today's Front Pages

World Reporter Passport using Today's Front Pages | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Travel the world through the news! Students use this passport to explore the newspapers in Today's Front Pages Gallery and learn about how we get the news.
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BLOG INNOVATION - "Digitization has reached most sectors, it also has to reach the building"

BLOG INNOVATION - "Digitization has reached most sectors, it also has to reach the building" | digital divide information | Scoop.it

The president of the Spanish section of the Building Smart association, Sergio Muñoz, considers that although companies already see BIM as an opportunity, change is not happening fast enough


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It also has to reach the home and school and be understood.
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Construction must not get left behind, as industries become digitalized:
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What if the state provided everyone with a basic income?

What if the state provided everyone with a basic income? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Trials around the world are about to explore what happens when people are guaranteed a minimum amount of money to live on. The radical policy could reinvent our relationship to work.
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Coding Camps For Girls That Are Changing the World

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See more about Technology, Camps and Clarks.
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Education for Death: The Making of Nazi–Walt Disney’s 1943 Propaganda Film Shows How Fascists Are Made

Education for Death: The Making of Nazi–Walt Disney’s 1943 Propaganda Film Shows How Fascists Are Made | digital divide information | Scoop.it

During World War II, Walt Disney entered into a contract with the US government to develop 32 animated shorts. Nearly bankrupted by Fantasia (1940), Disney needed to refill its coffers, and making American propaganda films didn't seem like a bad way to do it.
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Tweet from @CISBrunswick

“Intelligence plus character– that is the goal of true education.” https://t.co/cTnFKnpN6j
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In Final Speech, FCC Chief Tom Wheeler Warns GOP Not to Kill Net Neutrality

Open internet protections are at risk under a Trump presidency and GOP Congress.
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U.S. Ranks 23rd Out of 30 Developed Countries for Inequality

U.S. Ranks 23rd Out of 30 Developed Countries for Inequality | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A comprehensive index from the World Economic Forum finds that for such a rich country, America isn't doing all that well at creating prosperity.
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Mobile Banking Gives a Big Boost To Kenya’s Poor

Mobile Banking Gives a Big Boost To Kenya’s Poor | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A new study in Kenya points to an innovation that is lifting many people out of extreme poverty: mobile banking. And it is especially benefiting women.
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Opinion | Montgomery County’s wrong tack on culturally diverse education

Opinion | Montgomery County’s wrong tack on culturally diverse education | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A teaching method obsesses over our differences.
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Heroes of a Civil War Victory That History Forgot

Heroes of a Civil War Victory That History Forgot | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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Virtual Reality technology changing how students learn? Technological developments lead to workplace inequality

Virtual Reality technology changing how students learn? Technological developments lead to workplace inequality | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Virtual reality technology can now change the way teachers deliver their lessons to students and this could help them better understand what the matter is all about. Amid this new breakthrough in education, another study claims that education can't keep up with technological advances, which could lead to inequality in the workplace.

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Who Decides Who Counts as Native American?

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Four years ago, the Nooksack in Washington State announced that they were expelling hundreds of members, setting off a bitter debate over tribal identity.
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Digital means Inclusion - Digital Empowers

Given the changes and dynamics shaping our world in 2017, the theme of this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting – Responsive and Responsible Leadership – could not be more relevant and timely. It reflects the urgent need for the world’s decision makers to listen to people’s concerns and address them in responsible, credible ways …
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Walking guide for Inauguration Day

Walking guide for Inauguration Day | digital divide information | Scoop.it
No matter how you start your trip to inaugural events, you will wind up as a pedestrian.
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Betsy DeVos Tried to Sound Like a Moderate on Education—and Showed That She’s Either Underprepared or a Zealot

Betsy DeVos Tried to Sound Like a Moderate on Education—and Showed That She’s Either Underprepared or a Zealot | digital divide information | Scoop.it
President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, school-choice philanthropist and Republican donor Betsy DeVos, faced a starkly divi
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Do guns belong in schools? Trump’s education pick declines to take a stand.

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Betsy DeVos said she would support Trump if he decides to ban gun-free school zones.
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Where Civil Rights Meet the Civil War

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Lexington, Va., has a rich Confederate history. This year, residents marched in the city's first Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Down the road, others saluted the Confederacy.
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A Former Education Secretary's Advice For Betsy DeVos

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Since he began running for President, Donald Trump has been talking about a smaller federal role in education. The confirmation hearings begin tomorrow for
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Being a Granny on the Cloud

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Suneeta Kulkarni explains the Granny Cloud concept and how it has helped boost edtech around the world
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Sesame Street's Count von Count and the lack of foreign voices on children's TV

Sesame Street's Count von Count and the lack of foreign voices on children's TV | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The vampire’s Transylvanian accent is one of few on American kids’ shows, despite millions of second-generation immigrants. Mona Chalabi explores why
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