My name is Heather Ramsey and I am a Social Studies teacher at Emily Griffith High School in Denver, CO.
We are an alternative school that focuses on retrieving students aged 17 to 21 who left high school before earning a diploma.
A big focus at our school is student engagement, and my goal is to use technology as a resource to help me engage my students. “Scooping” and sharing content is a way in which I can promote literacy with Social Studies students. I include questions in my scoops so that students can respond to the content and practice writing skills for credit toward their course.
I hope you enjoy the content as much as I enjoy finding it. A big thank you to other curators for the excellent content they provide!
The growth of these cities will create a host of environmental and health problems.
By 2210, the global population is expected to grow from just more than 7 billion to 11.3 billion — with 87 percent of the population living in urban areas, according to a new working paper by researchers from NYU’s Marron Institute.
Most of these individuals will be in what’s now the developing world — creating a host of environmental and health problems.
If projections are correct, these new urban dwellers will require the world’s existing cities to expand six-fold to accommodate triple the residents, Richard Florida wrote in The Atlantic. Plus, the world will need 500 new “megacities” of 10 million or more, he wrote.
"Since the creation of the United Nations, 80 former colonies have gained their independence. This includes all 11 Trust Territories, which have achieved self-determination through independence or free association with an independent State. The Special Committee continues to monitor the situation in the remaining 16 territories, working to facilitate their advance towards complete self-determination."
"Lost Boy" refugees from Denver and other cities who went back to Sudan to bolster the multibillion-dollar U.S. effort to nurture Africa's newest nation are caught in the outbreak of fighting and fleeing. And University of Colorado graduate Daniel Majok Gai, 33, risked his life helping lead civilians away from gun battles.
"The light that a city emits is like its glowing fingerprint. From the orderly grid of Manhattan, to the sprawling, snaking streets of Milan, to the bright contrast of Kuwait’s ring-roads, each city leaves its own pattern of tiny glowing dots. See if you can ID these cities based on the way they shine."
This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a photograph. All of these photo pairs are of the same object, but the changes in perspective can make them seem more or less grand.
Aside from the composition of these images, some of them also show just how misleading photography can be. Most of us probably imagine that the Taj Mahal is surrounded by pristine gardens because it’s always photographed from the same angle. But the squalid garbage dumps behind it tell another tale. Of course, not all of these photos reduce the landmarks’ grandeur. The Acropolis, the Arc de Triomphe and New York City’s Central Park all arguably look even better or at least look great in a different way in their second photos. The zoomed-out photos of the Acropolis and the Arc only serve to highlight how those landmarks are focal points of their cities.
Along with some 20 other Syrian children, 13-year-old Anas braves rain, mud and cold to attend class in a tent pitched along Lebanon's border with Syria, the home of a Syrian refugee family that serves as a classroom for four hours each day. There are no benches and no blackboard. There are...
For students: Make a prediction about how consumers will react to higher prices at the supermarket. (Think beyond how this will affect consumer's attitudes about the prices...) DISCUSS some additional impacts of rising food prices.
You know how the rest of the country likes to make fun of California, but how much would they miss us if we were gone? You can certainly bet the weeping and wailing would be off the charts at dinner time.
Heather Ramsey's insight:
This is a humorous look at California's invaluable contribution to our country's food supply.
The Colorado Public Research Interest Group analyzed federal highway data to conclude Coloradans are driving about 11 percent per person less than a decade ago.
Heather Ramsey's insight:
Where do you fit into COPIRG's study? How do you get around? Do you use public transit by choice or out of necessity? If you had a choice, would you want to pay for a car and all the things that go with having one, or would you continue to walk/bike/take the bus?
Ever wonder why Illinois has a silent 's' or why Hawaii has interstates? You're not alone. Thanks to a map courtesy of Reddit user RedLinkJ, we can see what burning questions the public wants to ask about all 50 states.