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Countries that will support Palestine's UN bid for statehood

Countries that will support Palestine's UN bid for statehood | Education in the world | Scoop.it

Wow, looking at this map over half the world supports Palestine. I have to wonder how much power the United States has over the UN to not allow Palestine.


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Derek Ethier's comment, October 25, 2012 10:46 PM
This fact that this map displays how "Western" nations (NATO, U.N., Australia, etc.) are the only nations to deny the Palestinian bid for statehood shows how divided our world is today. Western nations dominate the world's landscape, though China has gained a great amount of power over the past decade or so. In reality, Palestine probably does deserve statehood. National boundaries should be drawn around ethnic lines. It some cases this is impossible, as in this case. The support Western Europe pledges to Israel on this issue is obvious and this is but another reason why tensions increase between the Middle East and the Western world.
Al Picozzi's curator insight, October 21, 2013 10:57 PM

The map is amazing and so are some of the comments that go along with it.  The countires in grey though I think have been mislabelled.  The US would want a Palesinian state as long as it is not under the control of a terrorist group and one that will acknowledge the the State of Israel has the right to exist.  It is amazing to see that they want the right of statehood but they are unwilling to grant that right to the people of Israel.  Its also amazing to note that many of the countries in green do recognize Israel and its right to exist.  This land has been under the control of many different people over the centuries and borders have been drawn and redrawn over and over.  It is time to sit down, talk like human beings and come to a solution.  Is it going to happen???  Probably not in my lifetime or my kids...history is just repeating itself again! 

Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 29, 4:52 PM

This map from imgur.com was a little confusing to me. Looking at this image it seemed as though Australia and the U.S. voted the same. When the official vote was taken this was not the case. If this is a projection map of how states may vote then it makes a little more sense ,however is not very helpful.

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Hurricane Sandy in Rhode Island - October 2012

Hurricane Sandy in Rhode Island - October 2012 | Education in the world | Scoop.it

It is incredible to see the change in the landscape after the storm. It is also sad to see homes and businesses washed away. It is also a huge reminder what mother nature can do. Makes me rethink wanting to buy a home near the water as well.

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Slideshare: Middle east flags

 It is so interesting to me how all the other flags "relate" to each other but Israel so completely different. I think this photo is a great way to show how Israel is surrounded by countries that are very different from it.


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Brett Sinica's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:11 PM

Many of these countries share similar backgrounds and cultures, as well as flags which is seen above.  The color patterns show red, black,  white, and green on almost every flag except Israel's which is blue and white.  It shows that most of the countries within the region are all linked somehow whether it be through language, identity, or other reasons, though there is still room for conflict and change as time passes.  After looking at flags from other countries such as Iraq and Iran, the graphics on them change, sometimes reflecting government changes.  It is sometimes difficult to remember and notice so many flags, yet some of these flags have changed within the last 2 to 3 decades to accompany the change of government.

Amy Marques's curator insight, April 24, 2:06 PM

This goes to show how a flag is supposed to represent the people who live in their country. And the flag of Israel really does stick out like a sore thumb. We have the crescent moon, the typical Arabic colors of green, red, black, and white, and the blue and white really doesn't have much to do with the history of the people who live in Israel, only the new Jewish community who live there, but not the Palestinians. 

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 29, 11:36 AM

Representation of middle eastern flags,

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Center for Food Safety - GE Food Labeling Laws

Center for Food Safety - GE Food Labeling Laws | Education in the world | Scoop.it

China has mandatory labeling of GMO's but not the US. So China has the right to know what they are eating but not the US!?!? Scary! I simply do not understand how in a communist country people have the simple right to know what they are eating yet in a free country we do not have this simple right. Boggles my mind!

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The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

I had to watch more then once and rewind a few parts but this was very helpful in explaning the differance between the 3.


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chris tobin's comment, March 22, 2013 4:43 PM
Very clarifying information.......narrator really speaks quickly, like he just drank 5 pots of coffee and has to catch a plane or something...The You Tube Video 'Coffee The Greatest Addiction Ever' pops up next to his video
chris tobin's comment, March 22, 2013 4:43 PM
Very clarifying information.......narrator really speaks quickly, like he just drank 5 pots of coffee and has to catch a plane or something...The You Tube Video 'Coffee The Greatest Addiction Ever' pops up next to his video
Al Picozzi's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:10 AM

A great and entertaining way to explain this part of Europe.  I know I have in the past used the terms England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom to all refer to the same thing. It was also amazing to see that people are the same everywhere in that the people in Wales do not consider themselves British, much the same way the people in Sicily consider themselves Sicilain and not Italian. 

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Election 2012: Teaching Ideas and Resources

Election 2012: Teaching Ideas and Resources | Education in the world | Scoop.it

We suggested ways to teach about Election 2012 and included links to lesson plans and Times features, and we'll be updating the page regularly as the march to the White House proceeds.

 

The Learning Network has partnered with the NY Times to produce lesson plans for all ages (and all disciplines) on how to teach using the 2012 United States Presidential Election. 

 

Tags: Political, K12, training, education.


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Shiite and Sunni: What are the differences?

Shiite and Sunni: What are the differences? | Education in the world | Scoop.it

I find it interesting that unlike different sects of the Christian religion which focus on different sections of the bible or worship in different ways that the Sunni and Shiite’s believe and worship the same way. That the only difference is who should lead after Mohammad. It is also interesting to me that he did not have a plan to leave someone in charge when he died.


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Derek Ethier's comment, October 25, 2012 11:06 PM
It is amazing how different sects of the same religion can evolve. Their argument over the successor to their religion carved a divide that would be felt over a millennia and felt even today. In Iraq, when the Shiite majority attempted to rebel against their opressive government, Sunni leader Saddam Hussein murdered thousands of Shiites. The fight continues in other countries as well.
Al Picozzi's curator insight, October 20, 2013 12:44 PM

It is important to know the differences here.  It also seems that the most extreme sects are coming from the Shiite sect even though they only make up about 15% of the Muslim population.  They are centered in Iraq and Iran from the old Safavid Empire which took the Shiite sect and put them in conflict withthe Ottomans who took the Sunni sect.  This led to many wars in this areas between these two Muslim empires from the 16th to 18th century. 

Paige McClatchy's curator insight, October 24, 2013 9:46 PM

The Christian Science Monitor's attempt to categoraize the differences between Shiit and Sunni Muslims is a good effort but I can't help but feel like its just scratches the surface. I would have also liked to know how each sect views government, gender relations, and, geographically, where each sect has dominance. These other measures would have provided a more comprehensive portrait. I would say, however, that the tone was fair and detatched.

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Religious architecture of Islam

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It is interesting that some of these building were used as both masques and cathedrals. I was surprised to read that those working on the Mezquita in Cordoba Spain were free to worship their own religion in it.


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andrew desrochers's curator insight, October 28, 2:47 PM

These architectural designs in Israel show religious meanings, what other factors inspire architectural creativity? Who uses these different styles of creativity?

Lily and Cami's curator insight, November 5, 5:18 PM

Israel Religion: I scooped this because the picture really stood out to me because the golden dome stands over the rock on Temple Mount. you also can see great images of Indonesia, Spain, Egypt, Syria, and Israel/Palestine. Not only are these sacred buildings but they are also big religious and tourist attractions.

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Attack on Pakistani schoolgirl galvanizes anti-Taliban feeling - CNN.com

Attack on Pakistani schoolgirl galvanizes anti-Taliban feeling - CNN.com | Education in the world | Scoop.it

Like I said in Geo 400 after the skatestan video all it takes is one person to start the spark. It is a wonderful thing to see these people supporting this girl and her brave quest for education for women in Pakistan. I wonder what changes will begain to take place all becase this one voice stood up for what she believes in. Besides supporting her wil these people also stand up for the cause she belives in?

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Last native speaker of Scots dialect dies - CNN.com

Last native speaker of Scots dialect dies - CNN.com | Education in the world | Scoop.it
Bobby Hogg, the last native speaker of a dialect originating from a remote fishing village in northern Scotland, has died -- and so has the dialect he spoke.
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Crissy Borton's comment, December 8, 2012 10:03 PM
How sad for history. You don't think of languages dying out in modern times.
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Mapping Language: Limited English Proficiency in America

Mapping Language: Limited English Proficiency in America | Education in the world | Scoop.it
Although English is America’s common tongue, immigrants’ efforts to learn it present challenges to institutions and individuals alike. These graphics compare regions, schools, and communities where newcomers have settled to learn and integrate.

 

The interactive map feature of language and the accompanying spatial patterns reveal much about the major migrational patterns in the United States.

 

Tags: Migration, USA, statistics, language, immigration, unit 2 population.


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20 Classrooms From Around The World

20 Classrooms From Around The World | Education in the world | Scoop.it

We are all different...we are all the same. 

 


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Nick Lesley's comment, May 27, 3:42 PM
i thought this was very cool and interesting to see different classes all around the world and how their culture is i would really like to see a video on the classes to see how they learn...cool article and good pictures