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A Vibrant Tulip Field in the Netherlands: Our Most Repinned Item of the Week

A Vibrant Tulip Field in the Netherlands: Our Most Repinned Item of the Week | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
This week on our Pinterest page, a photo of an incredible tulip field in Holland nabs the most attention.
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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 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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‘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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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 28, 2016 1:50 PM

Questions to Ponder: What role do colonial history and modern economics play in shaping this linguistic data? How does migration influence patterns in bilingualism?  What is a lingua franca?

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 12, 8:43 AM

Duolingo es sin duda la plataforma para aprender idiomas más grande del mundo. El 2014 contaba con 12 millones de usuarios activos y en la actualidad son más de 120 millones. Además de enseñar idiomas de manera gamificada y sobre todo gratuita, Duolingo es una mina de información global sobre los lenguajes, las tendencias en su uso, las estrategias más eficaces para aprender idiomas extranjeros, etc. Este artículo nos muestra, tomando como base la información de sus usuarios activos, un mapa actualizado del aprendizaje de idiomas en todo el mundo. No es de extrañar que el inglés sea el idioma más demandado para aprender, pero lo que llama la atención es que luego viene el francés y en tercer lugar el español. 

Ignacio Garrido's curator insight, January 13, 12:49 AM
Look at the picture and try to answer :

a. Why do yo think people want to learn french in some countries?
b. What do you think are the most spoken languages in the world?
c. Find out how many languages there are in the world moreless.
d. Write a summarize of the picture ( 10 lines at least )
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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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GPS Essentials

"GPS Essentials is the most complete GPS tool on Android Market: Navigate, manage waypoints, tracks, routes, build your own dashboard from 45 widgets."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 14, 2016 1:39 PM

GPS Essentials is a great, free app for a smart phone to create some simple, geospatial data.  Need to create a GPX file with various waypoints (that imports nicely into ArcGIS)?  Try GPS essentials (or if you only need linear data about where you've been, Map My Run works if you don't mind needing a desktop to download the GPX file). 

 

Tagsmapping, GPS, edtech, video.

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America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"At the county level, America is a tremendously unequal place."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 1, 2016 1:30 PM

The concentration of wealth within U.S. cities is one of the most powerful geographic patterns in North America (and remains of of the key geographic stories of the 2016 presidential election). NYC served as a hub for the import/export of primary economic resources during the 18th and 19th centuries as the Erie Canal opened up the interior of the United States to become part of NYC's hinterland.  NYC expanded as a hub for the manufacturing of consumer products and then began to transition to a more tertiary based economy. “There are more than 3,000 counties in the U.S. Of the 75 with the highest incomes, 44 are located in the Northeast, including Maryland and Virginia. The corridor of metropolitan statistical areas that runs from Washington, D.C., through Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston includes 37 of these top-earning counties (where the median family takes home at least $75,000 a year)."

 

Tags: urbanindustrymanufacturinglabor, economic, NYC, Washington DC. Boston.

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, December 13, 2016 3:54 AM
UK wealth is in South East
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, December 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Influences on settlement patterns. 

Where is Australia's population concentrated? 

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Students investigate differences in urban settlement patterns between Australia and another country, for example:
- examination of urban settlements to determine patterns of concentration
- explanation of factors influencing urban concentration eg climate and topography, transportation networks, land use or perceptions of liveability
- assessment of the consequences of urban concentrations on the characteristics, liveability and sustainability of places


Geoworld 9 NSW
Chapter 7: Urban settlement patterns Australia and the USA
7.1 Population concentrated near coasts
7.3 Is Australia a nation of tribes?
7.4 Nature in control
7.5 Coastal colonial cities and ports
7.6 USA: Settlement, geography and history
7.7 Large cities: Contrasting patterns
7.8 Sprawling suburbs: similar patterns
7.9 Consequences of urban concentration

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11 Facts About Food Deserts

11 Facts About Food Deserts | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"Food insecurity has a high correlation with increased diabetes rates. In Chicago, the death rate from diabetes in a food desert is twice that of areas with access to grocery stores."


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Harley Bass's curator insight, January 10, 3:11 PM

This article is connected to human geography by agriculture. We talk and learn about agriculture every day in the class room. I feel like this article is a eye opener to the naive mind of people who do not live in or around food desert areas.

Hailey Austin's curator insight, January 10, 3:22 PM
This is connected to my class because its dealing with agriculture and how they have limited crops. So most of there food is manufactured and unhealthy. I think that food deserts should either be shut down or given better food options.In Chicago, the death rate from diabetes in a food desert is twice that of an area with access to a grocery store.
Mitchell Tasso's curator insight, January 11, 8:57 PM

This article/scoop is very intriguing and cool to read. It goes along with the topic of agriculture and describes the 11 facts that it bares about food deserts whether those facts are good or bad. Overall, I liked this scoop because of the 11 facts and the detail that was provided with them.

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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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America's 'Megaregions' using Commuter Data

America's 'Megaregions' using Commuter Data | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
New maps use math to define the amorphous term.

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Boris Limpopo's curator insight, December 11, 2016 1:43 AM
Le macroregioni americane con i dati del pendolarismo
Tom Cockburn's curator insight, December 13, 2016 3:53 AM
Plenty of space in the middle it seems
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Human Population Through Time

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion?

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ROCAFORT's curator insight, December 6, 2016 2:14 AM
Human Population Through Time
Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, December 6, 2016 2:23 PM
Pour la DNL seconde
 
Jordyn Reeves's curator insight, January 11, 3:44 PM
This relates to our topic by showing that our population is growing rapidly. By the time 2025 there will be more than 11 billion people on the Earth. But we have enough resources to last us.
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27 stunning satellite images that will change how you see our world - Geoawesomeness

27 stunning satellite images that will change how you see our world - Geoawesomeness | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"The images come from the amazing book called “Overview: A New Perspective of Earth”. that just hit the stores around the world. The book is a stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account followed by almost 0.5 million people."

 

Hagadera, seen here on the right, is the largest section of the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya and is home to 100,000 refugees. To cope with the growing number of displaced Somalis arriving at Dadaab, the UN has begun moving people into a new area called the LFO extension, seen here on the left. Dadaab is the largest refugee camp in the world with an estimated total population of 400,000.


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