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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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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.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 22, 7:38 PM

Practice for map review

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

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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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Local Population Pyramids

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Mrs. K's curator insight, August 27, 4:13 AM

1G Theme 2: 6 Billion people and me

CT Blake's curator insight, August 29, 5:27 PM

Useful for explaining population pyramids.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 16, 9:08 AM

Unit 2

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How Cities Use Design to Drive Homeless People Away

How Cities Use Design to Drive Homeless People Away | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"Saying 'you're not welcome here'—with spikes."


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 2, 5:38 AM

Lack of understanding of mental disability can lead to heartlessness. There is so much that needs to be done.

dilaycock's curator insight, August 3, 12:50 AM

I'd never really taken notice, or heard of some,  of the architectural deterrents mentioned here. I can't believe that we, as a society, go to such lengths to make life even more difficult for those already struggling. 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 3:52 PM

APHG-U7

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Where's the best place to live?

Where's the best place to live? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
This collection of media resources focuses on the liveability of places, particularly cities. But what makes one place...

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dilaycock's curator insight, July 15, 5:26 PM

Great collection of resources from ABC Splash that considers the liveability of places, especially urban environments..

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What is a part of the United States?


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pascal simoens's curator insight, August 6, 2:58 PM

qui m'a dit un jour que l'"Europe, c'est compliqué?"...

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 3:54 PM

APHG-U4

CHS AP Human Geography's curator insight, August 17, 2:28 PM

Use in Political Geo unit, or for Canada and US region

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Virginia Beach city QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

Virginia Beach city QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Frequently requested statistics for Virginia Beach city.
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In Nigeria, Married and Divorced By 14

In Nigeria, Married and Divorced By 14, By the time she ran away, she bore the scars of an abused woman anywhere - a swollen face, a starved body, and, barely a
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The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

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Aaron Carapella couldn't find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That's why the Oklahoma man designed his own map.
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World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N.

World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N. | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top mega cities - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico
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The Toll in Gaza and Israel, Day by Day

The Toll in Gaza and Israel, Day by Day | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The daily tally of rocket attacks, airstrikes and deaths in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 19, 11:26 AM

As the violent nature of the Israeli Palestinian conflict has escalated, this NY Times article monitors the major points of the last few weeks.  The possibility of 'Peace in the Middle East' feels so remote, and this Onion article parodies the difficulties of actually achieving this.  On a personal note, Chad Emmett taught the "Geography of the Middle East" course while I was at BYU and I've always appreciated his perspective; here are his thoughts on recent events.  


Tags: Israel, Palestine, conflict, political, borders.

Utah Geographical Alliance's curator insight, July 28, 12:17 AM
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As the violent nature of the Israeli Palestinian conflict has escalated, this NY Times article monitors the major points of the last few weeks.  The possibility of 'Peace in the Middle East' feels so remote, and this Onion article parodies the difficulties of actually achieving this.  On a personal note, Chad Emmett taught the "Geography of the Middle East" course while I was at BYU and I've always appreciated his perspective; here are his thoughts on recent events.  


TagsIsraelPalestineconflictpoliticalborders.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 3:57 PM

APHG-U3 & U4

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Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border

Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
There are major hurdles in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestine.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed peace talks in Washington in July for the first time in three years. While the talks are initially expected to focus on procedural issues, they are already beginning to take on a last-ditch quality. Explore some of the contentious issues that negotiators have faced in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state.


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sriddle geo's curator insight, July 17, 5:48 PM

Found this article and the videos to be very interesting after the conversation we had earlier in the week in class.

Mr. David Burton's curator insight, July 17, 7:49 PM

Thoughts from my friend Seth...

 

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This five-part video report from the New York Times is from 2011, but still has some pertinent information, even if the situation has changed in some of the particulars.  These videos brings important voices from a variety of perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; together they all  show how a complex cultural and political geography leads to many of the difficulties in creating a long-lasting peace.  The discipline of geography doesn't simple study the peace process--it is a part of it.  The creation of borders and the cartographic process play a critical role in solving territorial issues.  Geography can be both the problem and the solution.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 4:00 PM

APHG-U4

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Ethiopia's Dam Problems

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"Ethiopia is three years from completing a dam to control its headwaters, and while Egypt points to colonial-era treaties to claim the water and to stop the project, the question remains as to who own the Blue Nile."


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 20, 5:00 PM

Option: Inland water 

dilaycock's curator insight, July 21, 6:09 PM

Useful example to illustrate the interactions and tensions between natural resources and political systems.

Kate Buckland's curator insight, July 26, 7:38 PM

At least the Murray-Darling Basin is within one country - even if it covers 4 states!

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

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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

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"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.

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The Next America

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Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
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The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.

 

A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published in April identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame.

In Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the population has grown from around half a million in the 1930s to just under 10 million today, with heavily populated areas dropping by as much as six and a half feet as groundwater is pumped up from the Earth to drink.

The same practice led to Tokyo’s ground level falling by two meters before new restrictions were introduced, and in Venice, this sort of extraction has only compounded the effects of natural subsidence caused by long-term geological processes.

 

Tags: coastal, climate change, urban, megacities, water, environment, urban ecology.


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 1, 9:32 PM

Perception!

Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, August 2, 3:55 PM

Huge problem when combined with sea level rise

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 3:53 PM

APHG-U7

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Visualizing Time and Space

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sriddle geo's curator insight, July 24, 6:04 AM

Once again the educator in me is at work.  My little girl is asking me all the time , "If it's day here is it night on the other side of the world?"  Now I can show her.

Cory Erlandson's curator insight, July 24, 6:48 AM

Great spatial representation of time and time zones, which is a weirdly fascinating topic for my students.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 4:00 PM

APHG-U1

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U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons

U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Both Hispanics and Asians been among the fastest-growing racial/ethnic groups in recent years, but since 2010, number of Asians have increased at a faster rate.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 27, 7:15 AM

It is often noted that the cultural composition of the United States is undergoing a shift, referred to by some as the "Browning of America."  The story of Asian and Hispanic growth in the United States are occurring simultaneously, which makes many assume that they are growing for the same reasons.  The data clearly shows that this is not the case.  


Tags: migration, USA, ethnicity.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 3:55 PM

APHG-U2

Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, September 26, 6:46 PM

A very interesting fact, because I thought that Hispanic race had grown rather than Asian race in the last few years but I see that not. Another thing that caught my attention was that the Hispanic  population has  growth due to the Hispanic  birth here in U.S and not because they immigrate to U.S. But in the case of the growth of the Asian population, is because they immigrate. I didn't know that, now I am more  informed.

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Fine: Hemp is the future for America's farmers

Fine: Hemp is the future for America's farmers | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
After a 77-year break, hemp plants are growing in American soil again. Right now, in fact. If you hear farmers from South Carolina to Hawaii shouting "God bless America," the reason isn't because Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper (he did).
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Check Out This Misleading Map of the United States!

Check Out This Misleading Map of the United States! | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Virginians name their boys William. Vermonters like Phish. Louisiana has gonorrhea. If you have an Internet connection, you’ve likely seen one of these maps of America, in which each state’s character is boiled down to a single predilection or predicament. The maps are undeniably entertaining: You check out the state...
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Rising Temperatures Drive People to Relocate

Rising Temperatures Drive People to Relocate | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Natural disasters like storms or floods cause less people to migrate than rising temperatures, new research suggests
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Child Marriage: 38,000 Girls Under-18 Forced to Marry Daily Around the World

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Plan International Australia report reveals 14 million girls under-18 are forced to marry every year.

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'Round the World in 18 Songs (Live at Google Zeitgeist '12) - YouTube

CDZA had the honor of performing at Google Zeitgeist, the annual intellectual summit held in Arizona. A global medley for global people. 1) New Orleans - Sai...
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This is old but I love how they use this "mashup of music and maps."

 

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Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level

Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"The largest reservoir in the U.S. falls to its lowest water level in history, Nevada State Sen. Tick Segerblom introduced a bill title and issued a press release on July 8 calling for an 'independent scientific and economic audit of the Bureau of Reclamation’s strategies for Colorado River management.'"

 

This week’s history-making, bad-news event at Lake Mead has already triggered lots of news stories, but almost all of these stories focus on the water supply for Las Vegas, Phoenix and California. But what about the health of the river itself?

 

Tags: physical, fluvial, drought, water, environment.


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 12, 12:09 AM

Consequences of urbanisation 

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 12, 12:10 AM

Option topic : Inland water and management

Tom Franta's curator insight, July 12, 8:40 AM

Many geographers are aware that future water resource issues in the American Southwest will have political, cultural, and social impacts.  What do you believe to be some approaching concerns after reading this article?