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What's Cooking on Thanksgiving - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

What's Cooking on Thanksgiving - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The terms cooks enter into search engines can provide clues as to what dishes are being cooked around the nation.
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Why Geography Education Matters

Why Geography Education Matters | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"This blog-a-thon submission comes from Joseph Kerski of the National Council of Geographic Education (2011 President). Joseph writes about why geography education matters and how it applies to each one of us."

 

 

This was one great orange! Thank you GS!

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austin tydings's comment, August 27, 2013 11:41 AM
Geography, is a subject where it takes all the skills from science, math, English, and social studies, and combines it into a in depth thinking class. It makes you find the problem, fix it and tell how and why you fixed it . For example, a crop is not growing in a dry area, then you try it in a wet area and it grows, now you have to find out why it grows in a wet area and not a dry area and explain why. It is good to start out early learning about the basics in the core classes then later in the more advance classes, to understand how to fix a problem.
Annenkov's curator insight, September 12, 2013 11:09 PM

"Geography education applies to each one of us" - not only for children, but for adults in everyday life. Who is interested in developing a personal geoculture?  

Peter Phillips's curator insight, October 5, 2013 4:37 PM

Using an orange to learn the continents of the Earth :) great idea. 

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How technology is changing the future of wine-making

How technology is changing the future of wine-making | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"In California the huge E&J Gallo and Mondavi wineries use Nasa technology. From satellites and small planes, pictures are taken using various spectra, such as infrared, which reveal exact conditions on the ground."


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The oceans are full of our plastic – here's what we can do about it

The oceans are full of our plastic – here's what we can do about it | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
By 2050, 95% of seabirds will have plastic in their gut. That is just one finding from our national marine debris research project, the largest sample of marine debris data ever collected anywhere in the…

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18 "Geography Fail" Media Gaffes

18 "Geography Fail" Media Gaffes | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Maps are hard. Not that hard, though.

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Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, September 8, 6:53 PM

::sigh::

Jamie Strickland's curator insight, September 9, 11:28 AM

Yet another resource to add to my "this is why we take map quizzes" lecture at the beginning of the semester!!

Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 14, 8:33 AM

Unit 1 Geography Nature and Perspective. These people need perspective and a Geography course or two.

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Where China and Kazakhstan Meet

Where China and Kazakhstan Meet | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

e "While people often say that borders aren’t visible from space, the line between Kazakhstan and China could not be more clear in this satellite image. Acquired by the Landsat 8 satellite on September 9, 2013, the image shows northwestern China around the city of Qoqek and far eastern Kazakhstan near Lake Balqash.

The border between the two countries is defined by land-use policies. In China, land use is intense. Only 11.62 percent of China’s land is arable. Pressed by a need to produce food for 1.3 billion people, China farms just about any land that can be sustained for agriculture. Fields are dark green in contrast to the surrounding arid landscape, a sign that the agriculture is irrigated. As of 2006, about 65 percent of China’s fresh water was used for agriculture, irrigating 629,000 square kilometers (243,000 square miles) of farmland, an area slightly smaller than the state of Texas.

The story is quite different in Kazakhstan. Here, large industrial-sized farms dominate, an artifact of Soviet-era agriculture. While agriculture is an important sector in the Kazakh economy, eastern Kazakhstan is a minor growing area. Only 0.03 percent of Kazakhstan’s land is devoted to permanent agriculture, with 20,660 square kilometers being irrigated. The land along the Chinese border is minimally used, though rectangular shapes show that farming does occur in the region. Much of the agriculture in this region is rain-fed, so the fields are tan much like the surrounding natural landscape."

 

Tags: remote sensing, land use, environment, geospatial, environment modify, food, agriculture, agricultural land change.


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We discussed Landsat images today and borders. Here is a current article to bring it all together.

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How to Follow the Iceland and Papua New Guinea Volcano Eruptions

How to Follow the Iceland and Papua New Guinea Volcano Eruptions | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Webcams, Twitter, and data visualizations show you what's going on with Bárðarbunga and Mount Tavurvur.

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Why everyone should be able to read a map

Why everyone should be able to read a map | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
New research suggests that map reading is a dying skill in the age of the smartphone. Perish the thought, says Rob Cowen

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CT Blake's curator insight, September 2, 1:21 PM

Especially Connor McCloud.

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 6:17 AM

this can explain why it is important to NOT always rely on technology. It is good to keep your brain active and the spatial awareness that comes with reading a map is invaluable

Dolors Cantacorps's curator insight, September 5, 12:13 PM

Practiquem-ho a classe doncs!

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What Does Earth Look Like?


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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, August 27, 9:37 AM

Unit 1

MsPerry's curator insight, September 1, 6:51 AM

APHG-Unit 1

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 6:18 AM

Mapping and Satellite Imagery

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7 Biggest Earthquakes in California History—Napa's Not Even Close

7 Biggest Earthquakes in California History—Napa's Not Even Close | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Although Sunday's Napa shake-up was one of California's biggest in recent memory, the state has a history of far bigger geological rumblings.
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Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World

Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

Elizabeth Borneman explores how cartography and cartographic projections help and hinder our perception of the world.

"How do you think the world (starting with our perceptions) could change if the map looked differently? What if Australia was on top and the hemispheres switched? By changing how we look at a map we truly can begin to explore and change our assumptions about the world we live in."

 

Geography doesn’t just teach us about the Earth; it provides ways for thinking about the Earth that shapes how we see the world.  Maps do the same; they represent a version of reality and that influences how we think about places. 

 

Tags: mapping, perspective.


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CHS AP Human Geography's curator insight, August 14, 2:30 PM

Use as small cards that students can sort in small groups?  Post as gallery walk?  Skill builder to identify areas of distortion (shape, area, distance, etc)?  

YEC Geo's curator insight, August 15, 7:03 AM

I love maps, but it's easy to forget that reproducing a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface involves many trade-offs.  This article highlights those trade-offs.

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 6:28 AM

Would you perception of the world change if you saw it upside down?

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Artful, Aerial Views of Humanity's Impact

Artful, Aerial Views of Humanity's Impact | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Using aerial photographs that render imperiled landscapes almost abstract, Edward Burtynsky explores the consequences of human activity bearing down on the earth’s resources.

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, August 11, 5:12 AM

These images may be very useful for teaching the DCI's under the Human Impact topic.

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, August 11, 3:48 PM

Is this evidence of homgeniziation of landscapes?

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 11, 5:11 PM

People change landscapes. This is a great resource available as an iPad App also Called Burtynsky Water. 

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Do you know Africa?

Do you know Africa? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

Many of Africa’s leaders will be in town next week attending a White House summit. The continent’s land is shared among 49 countries — many of which rarely make U.S. headlines. How familiar are you with Africa’s geography?


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Miroslav Sopko's curator insight, August 7, 6:03 AM

Vyskúšajte sa!

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:50 AM

APHG-Maps

Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 17, 5:29 PM

This is a good practice.

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Sharrock's curator insight, August 5, 5:30 AM
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Titles like the one for this article, 40 maps that explain the Middle East, are becoming increasingly common for internet articles.  They helps us feel that we can explain all of the world's complexities and make sense of highly dynamic situations.  While we can all agree that maps are great analytical tools that can be very persuasive, sometimes we can pretend that they are the end all, be all for any situation.  Maps can also be used to show how something that we thought was simple can be much complex and nuanced than we had previously imagined, as demonstrated by this article, 15 Maps that Don't Explain the Middle East at All.  Both perspectives have their place (and both articles are quite insightful). Not connected to the Middle East, but East Asia, this article entitled Lies, Damned Lies and Maps continues the discussion of maps, truth and perception.  

 

Tags: MiddleEast, conflict, political, borders, colonialism, devolution,historical, mapping

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 5, 3:42 PM

As Seth Dixson says, maps only tell a part of a story, but this may assist as part of an overall understanding of the history of the area.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 5, 5:10 PM

Some of the histories in maps is helpful in realising the complexities of the issues.

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16 Children & Their Bedrooms From Around the World…

16 Children & Their Bedrooms From Around the World… | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
What did your childhood bedroom look like? Chances are if you grew up in a westernized world, it had a solid bed, scattered toys, and wall decorations that creatively expressed the type of child you were, and hinted at the person you were to become. What you may have taken for granted, however, a large percent of others will never experience. There’s no right or wrong pertaining to living situations, but many unique lessons to be gained from acknowledging that the type of childhood one is given has an impressionable effect on their future.

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dilaycock's curator insight, Today, 5:20 PM

What a great way to connect with students and discuss issues such as lifestyle, living standards, health etc.

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Beach program aims to keep Boardwalk benches clear

Beach program aims to keep Boardwalk benches clear | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Under a Virginia Beach pilot program, center armrests have been added to about 15 benches between 18th and 20th streets on the Boardwalk to keep people from sleeping on them.
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Anatomy of a Smart City

Anatomy of a Smart City | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

The 19th century was a century of empires, 20th century was a century of nation states and the 21st century will be a century of cities...


This outstanding infographic (courtesy of postscapes.com) begins with some information about our current state of urbanization.


Did you know that 1.3 million people are moving to cities each week?! It then explains the need for smart cities and delves into what is required to establish these intelligent connected environments, how the smart city may take various forms in the developing worlds and what specific technologies are necessary to achieve such grand goals in practice.


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Christian Allié's comment, August 8, 2013 3:20 AM
"« Le 21ème siècle sera spirituel ou ne sera pas »
"The 21st century will be spiritual or will not"
http://lespoir.jimdo.com/2012/08/31/le-21%C3%A8me-si%C3%A8cle-sera-spirituel-ou-ne-sera-pas/
About cities too........may be !
Margarida Sá Costa's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:27 AM

cities of the future....future new human political organizations?

Grd Lyon-millenaire3's comment, August 19, 2013 3:06 AM
It supposes an organization at the world level but which and with whom? Doubtless adds us in a transitional period. The best is yet to come.
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Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is

Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"In many cities, it's become popular to hate 'gentrifiers,' rich people who move in and drive up housing prices -- pushing everyone else out. But what's going on in these rapidly-changing urban spaces is a lot more complicated than that."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 28, 11:02 AM

Gentrification can be a very touchy subject.  What appears to be economic revitalization of a down-trodden neighborhood to one, can appear to be systematic removal of minorities to another.  This op-ed isn't a whole-hearted embrace of gentrification, but it might be seen as a critique of the gentrification critics.

  

Tags: neighborhood, gentrificationurban, place, culture, economic.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 8, 9:38 AM

unit 7

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Industrial sites of old can be the cities of the future

Industrial sites of old can be the cities of the future | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The buildings from our recent industrial past can offer some exciting new places for the future, with a heritage character and sense of place. With some creative thinking and ambition, these sites can…

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 2, 3:35 PM

Option topics - marine and urban 

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Comparing the five major world religions

"It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that's not all that connects these faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam."


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Mary Elizabeth's curator insight, August 31, 1:41 PM

perfect for Culture Unit

MsPerry's curator insight, September 1, 6:48 AM

APHG-Unit 3

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 6:13 AM

Great insight into our 5 major world religions.

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Topography of Religion

Topography of Religion | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"The Pew survey sorts people into major groupings--Christians; other religions, including Jewish and Muslim; and 'unaffiliated,' which includes atheist, agnostic and 'nothing in particular.'  Roll your cursor over the map to see how faiths and traditions break down by state."


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Tom Franta's curator insight, August 25, 9:51 AM

Interactive map showing religion by state

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 12:27 PM

APHG-Unit 1

CT Blake's curator insight, August 29, 4:09 PM

Awesome interactive map showing the relative religious composition of states.

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Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time

Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"It took the folks at Google to upgrade these choppy visual sequences from crude flip-book quality to true video footage. With the help of massive amounts of computer muscle, they have scrubbed away cloud cover, filled in missing pixels, digitally stitched puzzle-piece pictures together, until the growing, thriving, sometimes dying planet is revealed in all its dynamic churn. The images are striking not just because of their vast sweep of geography and time but also because of their staggering detail."


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Sally Egan's curator insight, August 26, 3:42 PM

This is a great demonstration of human impacts on ecosystems. 7 locations in the world show dramatic change over time.

MsPerry's curator insight, September 1, 6:51 AM

APHG-Unit 1

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 6:19 AM

the Impact of HEI

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Where We Came From, State by State

Where We Came From, State by State | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Charts showing how Americans have moved between states for 112 years.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 14, 10:20 AM

This incredible series of interactive charts from the New York Times show where the residents of every U.S. state were born and how that data has changed over time (update: now available as an interactive map).  This graph of Florida shows that around 1900, most people living in Florida were from the South.  Around the middle of the 20th century more people from other parts of the U.S. and from outside the U.S. started moving in.  What changes in U.S. society led to these demographic shifts?  How has demographics of your state changes over the last 114 years? 

   

On the flip side, many people have been leaving California and this article charts the demographic impact of Californians on other states.  


Tags: migration, USAvisualization, census, unit 2 population.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 17, 12:42 PM

APHG-U2

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After Russia bans Western food, Moscow Zoo animals need a new diet

After Russia bans Western food, Moscow Zoo animals need a new diet | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The giraffes like to eat newly-forbidden fruit. They didn't mean it as a political statement.
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Changes in the U.S. Economic Geography

Changes in the U.S. Economic Geography | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
In 1990, the manufacturing industry was the leading employer in most U.S. states, followed by retail trade. In 2003, retail trade was the leading employer in a majority of states. By 2013, health care and social assistance was the dominant industry in 34 states. This animated map shows the top industry in each state and the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2013.

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Ted Ning's curator insight, August 9, 9:17 AM

Interesting to see how markets, jobs and emerging opportunities have changed. Need to keep up with the times. 

Hongsheng Li's curator insight, August 11, 3:33 AM

美国工业地理的演化

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:48 AM

APHG-U6

 

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Sharrock's curator insight, August 5, 5:30 AM
Seth Dixon's insight:

Titles like the one for this article, 40 maps that explain the Middle East, are becoming increasingly common for internet articles.  They helps us feel that we can explain all of the world's complexities and make sense of highly dynamic situations.  While we can all agree that maps are great analytical tools that can be very persuasive, sometimes we can pretend that they are the end all, be all for any situation.  Maps can also be used to show how something that we thought was simple can be much complex and nuanced than we had previously imagined, as demonstrated by this article, 15 Maps that Don't Explain the Middle East at All.  Both perspectives have their place (and both articles are quite insightful). Not connected to the Middle East, but East Asia, this article entitled Lies, Damned Lies and Maps continues the discussion of maps, truth and perception.  

 

Tags: MiddleEast, conflict, political, borders, colonialism, devolution,historical, mapping

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 5, 3:42 PM

As Seth Dixson says, maps only tell a part of a story, but this may assist as part of an overall understanding of the history of the area.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 5, 5:10 PM

Some of the histories in maps is helpful in realising the complexities of the issues.

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Poop Stories

Poop Stories | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter? Take a look at some international potty humor and then follow the jokes to a deeper understanding. Every laugh on this page reflects a life and death issue: the very real sanitation problems facing India today."


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Gina Panighetti's curator insight, August 4, 1:48 PM

Example of "access", or lack thereof, for North America unit.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:51 AM

APHG-U2 & U6

Roman Mirando's curator insight, August 21, 7:21 AM

I do not want to use public bathrooms in the first place but this makes me want to not use them more. It is frightening that three children die every minute because of poor sanitation. Also, 1.5 million children die every year because of poor sanitation. These facts are so horrific and now I am going to make sure I am sanitized.