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Why should I be interested in Geography ... - Geography Education

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See on Scoop.it – Geography Education A video made by David Lambert et al showing why Geography is a key subject and the importance of understanding it in the context of our modern world.
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Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor

Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor | Geo stuff | Scoop.it
How globalization has changed the nature of urban development.

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Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 12:34 AM

useful for Year 9, 10 and 11 Geography units

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 30, 7:21 PM

Around the world is the same set of problems. Check the Esri  resources that are used to compare cities.

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The Global Geography of HIV: 20 Years of Change—in 1 GIF

The Global Geography of HIV: 20 Years of Change—in 1 GIF | Geo stuff | Scoop.it
With just two years until UN member states hit their Millennium Development deadline for AIDS, a reminder of how far we've come -- and what's still left to do
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AIDS/HIV

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AIDS is a global issue, but clearly this impacts Sub-Saharan Africa far more than any other region. 


Tags: Africa, medical, infographic, development.


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President Obama on Geography Education | GEOGRAPHY ...

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President Obama participated in this year's National Geographic Bee to to “celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives.” During that event he made a statement that I think geographers should use more.
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Tropical Diseases: The New Plague of Poverty - Geography Education

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See on Scoop.it – Geography Education Extreme poverty in the United States is giving rise to a group of infections known as the neglected tropical diseases, which we ordinarily think of as confined to developing countries.
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Beyond 7 Billion | GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Beyond 7 Billion | GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION | Geo stuff | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – Geography Education After remaining stable for most of human history, the world's population has exploded over the last two centuries. The boom is not over: The biggest generation in history is just entering ...
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1/5 of Humanity

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"The world divided into 5 regions, each with the population of China."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:10 PM

Your thoughts...?

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:42 AM

This map is mind blowning to try to grasp. To think that India has an equvilant population to every country in the Americans has me dumbfounded. Then comparin the economic instability of India to all the economic juggernauts that fit into the light blue regions really shows how poor the distrubution of wealth and population is throught the world.

Trish Pearson's curator insight, April 9, 12:33 PM

A little perspective on population

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South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country

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Where Does the South Begin?

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Roads? Religion? Accent? Food? Which factor dictates where the North ends?


This is a great intellectual expercise to help student think about regions and how we define them.  The article can help also inform some of their thinking since one of the main problems for students in drawing regional boundaries is a lack of place-based knowledge.   


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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:49 PM

Borders... the first thing I think of was a giant bookstore near my hometown... it now ceases to exist, having been replaced by Barnes and Nobel...  As for the political organization of space, I could apply this situation and laugh.  Borders will cease to be, and they will be called after people's last names!  I think this has already happened, when people unite together in countries such as the USA- although borders are specific, the general federal laws and many policies still apply in all states... generally. And people's names are often the namesakes of places.  I don't like the idea of borders, though, it seems like a bunch of warmongers trying to get ahead in a world where they can't truly cheat death, so they cheat other people of land that may have been decreed in ancient documents as property of their ancestors, or even in accordance with the righteousness of the universe and what should be alloted to whom.  Ownership is a concept of denial, because no one can truly own anything, not even our bodies, which contain trillions of infinite universes the size of the large one around us that we commonly refer to.  Borders are relative, and will likely become recognized as obsolete.  I know this was abstract, but it's my thoughts on the topic.

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Media Monday: Multimedia at National Geographic Education - Nat ...

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Geo-story: Geography on the Job. geostory.jpg. Geo-story courtesy of NG Education Programs. Maps. 1162102.jpg. Our map collection is extensive, from mapping activities such as creating a local weather map to galleries ...
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Why should I be interested in Geography ... - Geography Education

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U.S. Cities With Bigger Economies Than Entire Countries

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How do the individual economies of U.S. cities stack up against the world? Here’s a few quiz questions that can be answered with our chart of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas.

 

This article shows the economic strength of numerous greater metropolitan regions in the United States.  Even more important than the article is the "Interactive Graphics" which presents the tabular data of the top countries by GDP interlaced with U.S. metro area's GDPs.  Amazingly, 11 metropolitan areas (if they were independent countries) would rank in the top 50 countries of the world based on total GDP.


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Kelsey Saunders's comment, August 24, 2012 6:25 PM
This article really shows how economically high the united states is. It is crazy to think that New York is larger economically than a lot of countries such as Poland, Mexico, and Sweden. I wouldn't have ever thought that that would be possible. It makes me wonder how different it would be to live in a place that is very low economically.
Bradford Baumstark's comment, September 3, 2012 4:52 AM
I kinda expected cities like New York and Seattle to be on the list but out city is on the list to, above complete contires. That's what really astonished me because Virgigna Beach and Norfolk and Newport News aren't big cities. Some how we still have larger economies than entire countries like Angola Cuba and Oman. It makes me wonder how entire contires would be able to suport their citizens with an ecomomy smaller thn 3 cities.
Hannah Provost's comment, September 10, 2012 4:42 PM
This article is an eye opener, To think that New York is larger economically than countries like Sweden really puts it into perspective of how big the United States Is economically compared to other countries. I never thought that a single CITY in america would have a higher GDP than a free standing country. unbelievable.