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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."

 

 

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austin tydings's comment, August 27, 2013 2:41 PM
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 13, 2013 2:09 AM

"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 7:37 PM

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

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The global food waste scandal

Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it's inedible -- but because it doesn't look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 14, 2:57 PM

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perceptive on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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Sabrina Ortiz's curator insight, March 5, 7:29 PM
My scoop it opinion piece was on global food waste. How globally food is thrown by the tons daily. Its audience is everyone and its purpose is to try to get people to open their eyes and waste less. America makes over four times the amount needed to feed its people. We are hurting the environment by making so much food that just go to waste. The purpose of this is to illustrate the huge issue we have with countries of people who don’t have food to begin with and here we are throwing away perfectly good food that could be use for these people or to feed pigs to make more meat. His exigence is all the food that could be use for other people or animals and its going to land fills daily. Its like a ticking time bomb hurting earth. His constraints are the laws set on food given to live stock in Europe and companies and the corporations that control the food. He urges people to use the amount of food they truly believe they will eat.
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Chimamanda Adichie on What Americans Get Wrong About Africa

Chimamanda Adichie on What Americans Get Wrong About Africa | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
In an animated interview, the author explains the problem with stereotypes.
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5 challenges Trump may face building a border wall

5 challenges Trump may face building a border wall | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
To report a multipart visual series on border barriers around the globe, we drove the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border — from Brownsville, Tex., to San Diego, with crossings into Mexico scattered throughout — talking to locals and experts about President Trump’s promise to build the wall.
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‘Gambia Is Back Again,’ but Its New Leader Is Still in Senegal

‘Gambia Is Back Again,’ but Its New Leader Is Still in Senegal | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
President Adama Barrow has been in the neighboring nation for a week. The incumbent he defeated, Yahya Jammeh, had refused to step down until Saturday.
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The languages the world is trying to learn, according to Duolingo

The languages the world is trying to learn, according to Duolingo | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

If you own a smartphone and are trying to learn a language, you probably have Duolingo. English is far and away the most dominant, with a caveat: For some learners, English is the only language Duolingo offers with translation into their native tongue. That doesn’t change the fact of universal interest in English, though, which Duolingo notes is studied by 53% of its users. Things get more interesting when you look at the second-most popular language by country. There French takes the lead, followed by Spanish, German, and Portuguese.

 

Tags: language, colonialism, technology, diffusion, culture, English.


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Madison Murphy's curator insight, March 13, 3:15 PM
This article "The Languages The World Is Trying To Learn, According To Duolingo" relates to language in Human Geography because it is an app that describes how languages are being spread but also how countries are picking a certain language to be able to communicate with, which is English.  Countries are picking English because they are needing a language to be able to communicate with other countries.
Hailey Austin's curator insight, March 13, 8:45 PM
This reflects to what we are learning in  class because  the articles talking about language. It's talking about how we all really have one language in come in all around the world. I think this is a good idea to have when your working with other countries or you are visiting them.
Hailey Austin's curator insight, April 6, 3:09 PM
This relates to my class because its talking about religion. It states that in many different parts in the world it is very dominate  to learn English. But whats more interesting is that French is right after us. It talks about why English is so popular. Which is because its a language you can use when you visit places and you will be able to communicate. I think this article is interesting  because it is talking about how we are the most popular language but its one of the most complicated one to learn. I also would understand why English is most learned because a lot of people want to visit Florida or even move their.
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You’re more likely to get struck by lightning here than anywhere else on Earth

You’re more likely to get struck by lightning here than anywhere else on Earth | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
World’s top lightning hot spot revealed by satellite data
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America’s Love of Sprawl Starts Right at the Border

America’s Love of Sprawl Starts Right at the Border | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Urban areas that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border have grown together, but in very different ways.
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Germany Grapples With Its African Genocide

Germany Grapples With Its African Genocide | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of Namibians were killed in what historians call the 20th century’s first genocide, and Germany is finally close to recognizing it as such.
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White House wants to add new racial category for Middle Eastern people

White House wants to add new racial category for Middle Eastern people | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
If approved, a new "MENA" box could be added to 2020 census forms.
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Migrants storm border fence in Spanish enclave of Ceuta - BBC News

Migrants storm border fence in Spanish enclave of Ceuta - BBC News | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Some 1,100 migrants stormed border fences attempting to reach Spain's African enclave of Ceuta.
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The Staggering Wealth Of Mexico City

The Staggering Wealth Of Mexico City | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Walk on the streets and you´ll be exposed to its informal economy: people who do what they can to eke out a living including washing windshields, selling food, or even singing, dancing, and performing acrobatics for a tip.

What Americans may not know is that Mexico City is home to the wealthiest people, the poshest neighborhoods, the most exclusive shops, entertainment venues, and cultural centers on the planet.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 1, 2016 12:57 PM

Mexico City has been the economic center of Mexico for a long time and is a true primate city. "Wealth accumulation in Mexico City has historically been concentrated in the hands of a few. In colonial times, the elite was mostly composed of Spanish-born immigrants who held high-ranking offices or worked as business owners or export-oriented merchants. Later, the wealthy were those who owned large estates known as haciendas…It is estimated that around 40 percent of Mexico’s income is owned by just 10 percent of its population, while 52.3 percent of Mexican citizens live in poverty."

 

Tags: urban, megacitieseconomic, labor, Mexico.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, December 30, 2016 8:13 PM

Contrasts found in large cities 

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Jackalopes Return to Yellowstone Ecosystem

Jackalopes Return to Yellowstone Ecosystem | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
After a 93 year hiatus, the elusive Jackalope has returned to the greater Yellowstone ecosystem! These beautiful, yet frightening, creatures were once widely collected by tourists, but better management practices have allowed a re-introduced pack to thrive again. These guys have been sporadically spotted all around the west, including Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and New Mexico. Idaho allowed a “shoot on sight” policy for jackalopes, so they have not been seen there in quite a while.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 29, 2016 1:16 PM

Long live the Jackalope!!  May the majestic creature once again flourish in the West. 

 

Tags: biogeography, environmentecology, fun.

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Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river?

Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Designer Alex Szabo-Haslam has stripped out the street names and highlighted the water features around 11 world cities. Can you identify them?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 3, 1:21 PM

This is a fun map quiz that is part memory, but also relies on pattern recognition to see if you can understand the urban morphology that shaped these places. 

 

Tags: urbanfluvial, trivia, games.

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WORKSHEETS: Climate Migrants

WORKSHEETS: Climate Migrants | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"The ESRI storymap on climate refugees does a phenomenal job sampling locations in the world that experience migration effects as a result of climate change. Attached is a guided worksheet that accompanies the ESRI Climate Migrant Storymap."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 23, 10:04 AM

This StoryMap shows some key regions where migrants are fleeing some of the negative impacts of climate change and one APHG teacher has created a fabulous worksheet to guide students through this great resource.   

 

TagsAPHG, climate changemigrationrefugees, environment, coastalmappingESRIStoryMap, political ecology.

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Geographic Concepts: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective
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Editorial: Time to revamp redistricting

Editorial: Time to revamp redistricting | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
MUCH LIKE SISYPHUS pushing his boulder up a mountainside, advocates for redistricting reform will spend today lobbying lawmakers in Richmond to support changes to the way that all-important process is
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Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The United States is the fast food capital of the world. These maps show the distribution of the nation's most popular chains.
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Discovering All 59 National Parks

"Conor Knighton is winding up his year-long journey through our National Parks. He's returned with a backpack full of picture postcards, along with some thoughts."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 6, 8:30 AM

This last summer, my family went to five national parks on our cross-country journeys.  I love exploring the wonders and beauties in our National Parks, so this man's 2016 voyage to see all 59 National Parks makes me incredibly jealous.  My grandparents took me to Yellowstone and Yosemite when I was young.  These trips inspired in me a deep awe for the wonders of this Earth.  So go discover someplace new to you this year.  

 

Tags: place, tourismvideo, geo-inspiration.

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Will technology prevent the next food shortage crisis?

Will technology prevent the next food shortage crisis? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
According to scientists, the answer to an impending food shortage might be found in a new age of digital technologies that have proven their worth in..
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Growing mega-cities will displace vast tracts of farmland by 2030, study says

Growing mega-cities will displace vast tracts of farmland by 2030, study says | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Cropland losses will have consequences especially for Asia and Africa, which will experience growing food insecurity as cities expand
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The trouble with democracy

The trouble with democracy | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The year 2016 does not have the best track record in nascent and mature democracies across the world.
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The Two-State Solution: What It Is and Why It Hasn’t Happened

The Two-State Solution: What It Is and Why It Hasn’t Happened | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The two-state solution has for decades been the primary focus of efforts to achieve peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here’s a basic guide.
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Migrants storm border fence in Spanish enclave of Ceuta - BBC News

Migrants storm border fence in Spanish enclave of Ceuta - BBC News | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Some 1,100 migrants stormed border fences attempting to reach Spain's African enclave of Ceuta.
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Why Ukraine cannot be a buffer state

Why Ukraine cannot be a buffer state | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Arming Ukraine might not be a good idea, but making Ukraine a buffer state between Russia and the West is an impossible idea.
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Daily chart: The world’s most liveable cities | The Economist

Daily chart: The world’s most liveable cities | The Economist | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
COMING up with a list of the world’s best cities is a near-impossible task. The bustle and hum of megacities like São Paulo or Tokyo might be too much for some people; others might struggle with the pace of life in Cleveland or Frankfurt.
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