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Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled

Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled | geographical themes and issues |

"Infelizmente, a maioria dos mapas políticos mundiais não estão dizendo a você toda a história A idéia de que a terra da terra é limpa dividiram em Estados-nação -. Um país para cada um dos povos do mundo -. É mais um ideal imaginativa do que uma realidade Leia para aprender sobre cinco maneiras que seu mapa está mentindo para você sobre fronteiras, territórios e até mesmo a lista de países do mundo. "

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David Smart's curator insight, June 23, 2014 6:26 PM

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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 23, 2014 6:32 PM

Amazing stories on the World's changing Geopolitical status. Current stories about disputed borders, unrecognised territories and  newly declared nations.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:49 PM


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Canada is a huge country. Most of it is unfit for human habitation.

Canada is a huge country. Most of it is unfit for human habitation. | geographical themes and issues |

"The area below the red line includes most of Nova Scotia, in Canada's east, but most of the population comes from the area a little farther west, in a sliver of Quebec and a densely populated stretch of Ontario near the Great Lakes."

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 5, 5:15 PM

Admitted, the web Mercator projection of this map distorts the far northern territories of Canada, but still it hammers home some fascinating truths about Canada's population distribution.  Land-wise, Canada one of the world's biggest countries, but population-wise, most of it is quite barren.  What geographic factors explain the population concentration and distribution in Canada?  


TagsCanada, map, North America, population, density.

Ivan Ius's curator insight, June 4, 10:27 AM
This article highlights the geographic concept of Spatial Significance
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 4, 5:13 PM

Factors influencing settlement patterns - concentrations of population 

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Visualizing the Global Economy

Visualizing the Global Economy | geographical themes and issues |
The graphic above (Voronoi diagram) represents the relative size of each country’s economy in terms of nominal GDP: the larger the area, the larger the size of the economy. The areas are further divided into three sectors: services, industrial, and agricultural. The US economy is mostly composed of companies engaged in providing services (79.7% compared to the global average of 63.6%), while agriculture and industry make up smaller-than-average of portions of the economy (1.12% and 19.1% compared to averages of 5.9% and 30.5%).


Tags: globalization, industry, economic, visualization.

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Jean-Simon Venne's curator insight, February 29, 2:34 PM

Always interesting to see the size of each country, Russia is not that big and China is only half of the USA.

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Ivan Ius's curator insight, March 4, 10:18 AM
Geographic Thinking Concepts: Patterns & Trends; Interrelationships
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Blood Borders: A Proposal To Redraw A "New Middle East"

Blood Borders: A Proposal To Redraw A "New Middle East" | geographical themes and issues |
O mapa acima é uma proposta de plano de 2006 para redesenhado as fronteiras do Oriente Médio por Ralph Peters aa aposentado tenente-coronel do Exército dos Estados Unidos.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 14, 2015 1:16 PM

This is not an endorsement of the proposal, but it is filled with discussion points.

Nicholas A. Whitmore's curator insight, December 16, 2015 11:26 AM

A fascinating map of the Middle East. Much of the redrawn borders would likely ease tension in the Middle East. That is largely due to the fact most of the modern Middle eastern states like those in Africa are artificial creations of European colonialism. The artificial nature of the borders has led to decades of conflict due to sectarian and cultural conflicts that plague the middle east even today with endemic warfare. Three problems however present themselves on this map that are not addressed properly. First Yemen is divided into Sunni and Shiite groups and in this depiction it is not divided to compensate for this. Additionally Kuwait should not be its own entity and instead should be given to the Arab Shia State who claims historic ownership and has also been a very contested spot (leaving it there like Yemen would result in wars). Lastly and the most problematic would be the restoration of Israels pre-1967 borders. A major and potentially catastrophic demographic shift would have to take place. Furthermore the division of Israel and Palestine has been a point of contention and war in the Middle East for the past 60 or more years. The pre war of 67 borders would only keep tensions going. The proper solution would be 1 of two things. Divide the country north and south (with the Jews getting their historical lands to the south and properly name it Judea but also to disassociate with all the problems the modern state of Israel created). This would give both the Jews and Palestinians defensible borders and also provide each with a decent sized homeland along with half of Jerusalem. The second and darker option would be to eliminate one of the two countries and relocate its people somewhere else to prevent conflict but that option while solving the regional issue would create a global one by having to relocate millions of people.

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ISIS: A New Threat

ISIS: A New Threat | geographical themes and issues |

Nesta lição, os alunos irão:

Explorar o papel do ISIS no Oriente MédioInterpretar desenhos animados políticos na resposta dos EUA ao ISISIdentificar as técnicas utilizadas pelos cartunistas de expressar opinião políticaMonitorar a cobertura da mídia de ISIS ao longo do tempo
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 20, 2015 12:29 PM

The Choices Program produces some great materials and this is from their Teaching with the News series.  The newest in the series is a resource guide for the terrorist attacks in Paris.  

Tags:  political, terrorism, conflict, geopolitics, ISIS, Choices.

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Migrant crisis: Neighbours squabble after Croatia U-turn

Migrant crisis: Neighbours squabble after Croatia U-turn | geographical themes and issues |
Croácia inverte A SUA Politica de permitir that OS migrantes e, em vez centenas Transporta norte, irritando a Hungria ea Eslovénia.

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Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 9, 2015 9:58 AM

The influx of Syrian refuges has caused a major controversy  in Europe. The crises has ripped open the hotly debated topic of immigration into Europe. Many nations are refusing to take the refuges in. Hungary and Slovenia have been two of the most vocal opponents of letting migrants and refuges into Europe. They are continuing to hold to their closed borders policy. Both nations have become angered by the Croatian governments recent decision to reverse course and allow refuges into their country. This topic will continue to be debated in Europe. In the United States the issue of Syrian refuges has also become a political issue. President Obamas decision to take in some refuges has caused a political controversy to erupt. Some on the right, including Donald Trump have come out against opening American borders to the refuges.

Matthew Richmond's curator insight, October 26, 2015 1:02 PM

Croatia has reversed it's policy on the current migrant problem in Europe and the middle east. This is just a deplorable situation that seems to have no end in sight. While I understand the argument that other Islamic countries should be willing to take them, the current status quo simply can't be allowed to continue any longer.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 13, 2015 2:08 PM

of course Croatia has decided to let people through. they can only suffer if they try to stop migrants at their border, especially when the migrants are trying to get to countries to the north. if we compare the cost of trying and failing to keep out migrants and the cost of busing them to the northern boarder, we may find that the cost is smaller when they simply bus the migrants to the boarder and forget about them.

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Canada's secret plan to invade the U.S. (and vice versa)

Canada's secret plan to invade the U.S. (and vice versa) | geographical themes and issues |
Após a I Guerra Mundial, o Canadá elaborou planos de classificados para invadir os EUA Enquanto isso, os EUA tinham o seu próprio plano secreto para criar os "Estados Unidos da América do Norte."

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Mark Hathaway's curator insight, September 17, 2015 8:30 AM

I never would have imagined that both Canada and the United States had secret plans to invade each other as late as 1930. I had assumed that after the United States failed  to take Canada during the War of 1812, that we as nation had just given up on the idea of Canadian annexation. It appears the ideals of Manifest Destiny survive. It is interesting to speculate how history may have been different had this come to pass. In the war between the two nations, Britain would probably have intervened on behalf of Canada. A British intervention would have destroyed the Anglo- American Alliance. Which means that during the Second World War, the United States would probably have refused to aide the British in the fight against the Nazis. A British defeat would have lead to a Nazi occupied Europe. A scary proposition in deed.

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Alex Vielman's curator insight, September 20, 2015 10:25 PM

It's very interesting to see how neighbor countries don't really get along as to how one thinks they would. Who would of thought Canada actually had plans to invade the U.S.? Isn't it a good thing to have your allies like best friends? Canada had this plan during the 1920s and had 5 intrusion entries. its interesting to see how one of the intrusion points would of been Seattle. In my opinion, this could of been a really bad for both countries. Overall, now I would like to know how 'well' the relationship is between the two countries. 

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200 years of immigration to the U.S., visualized

200 years of immigration to the U.S., visualized | geographical themes and issues |

"Where have immigrants to the U.S. come from? Natalia Bronshtein, a professor and consultant who runs the blog Insightful Interaction, created this fascinating visualization of the number of immigrants to the U.S. since 1829 by country of origin.  The graph hints at tragic events in world history. The first influx of Irish occurred during the potato famine in 1845, while the massive influx of Russians in the first decade of the 20th Century was driven by anti-Semitic violence of the Russian pogroms (riots). Meanwhile in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, army conscription and the forced assimilation of minority groups drove people to the U.S. in the early 1900s.  Since WWII, Central and South America and Asia have replaced Europe as the largest source of immigrants to the U.S. Immigration shrunk to almost nothing as restrictions tightened during WWII, and then gradually expanded to reach its largest extent ever in the first decade of the 21st Century."


Tags: migration, historical, USA, visualization.

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David Holoka's curator insight, September 8, 2015 9:36 AM

The statistics in this article shocked me. I already new America took in a large number of immigrants, but I thought most came illegally from Mexico. Instead, the immigrants we hold are very diverse in ethnicity.  

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Fred Issa's curator insight, October 5, 2015 4:24 PM

We tend to forget that the first real Americans were the Native American Indians. Immigration is a hotly discussed topic right now, but I wonder where we would be as a nation, if the original Native Americans told the settlers at Roanoke Island, the Chesapeake, and Plymouth Rock, that no, we are not allowing any foreigners to settle on our shores and land. Food for thought. Fred Issa,

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Africa, Uncolonized: A Detailed Look at an Alternate Continent

Africa, Uncolonized: A Detailed Look at an Alternate Continent | geographical themes and issues |
E se a Peste Negra já matou quase todos os europeus? Em seguida, a Reconquista nunca acontece. Espanha e Portugal não alavancar a colonização de outros continentes da Europa. E isso é o que a África pode ter parecido.


Tags : África , o colonialismo , fronteiras , histórico , mapa .

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Bob Beaven's curator insight, March 26, 2015 2:26 PM

An interesting fact for a geographer/historian to look at is how different events happening in history can affect a map.  This is very fascinating, because Africa or should I say Alkebu-Lan has very strong looking kingdoms without the Influence of Europe.  Another interesting element of the map is how it is not Euro-centric, Africa is shown as the top of the world.  I guess in this history, Northern Europe instead of being a powerhouse of the world, would be classified as the dark region (like the Congo was in our own world).  It is also interesting how the map is not Euro-centric, but the fact to keep in mind there is the old saying, history is written by the winner.  In this case, the map of the world was drawn by the winning Europeans as well, and this map completely reverses that.  Another interesting fact, is that the Iberian is part of an Islamic Empire.  It looks, as if in this history, Portugal was overcome by the "Arabes" and Spain never even attempted to launch the Reconquista.  History and Geography, especially Political Geography are very closely linked with one another.  

Chris Costa's curator insight, October 27, 2015 5:00 PM

I found this particularly interesting to read about, as alternative histories fascinate me. The "what if" questions that historians always ask themselves are fun to examine and illustrate, as they are shown in the alternative map of Africa. It's interesting to see just how different this map- drawn from historical accounts of ethnic and linguistic differences between the various African societies- is from the map of Africa we now have today. European colonizers drew borders without any consideration for the native populace, and that is today reflected in the rigid borders of African states that do not match historical ethnic boundaries. The concept of a Europe unable to recover from the Black Death would have serious repercussions for world history. It would allow for the progression of African economies and polities unmolested by European influences and the slave trade, completely reshaping the course of the continent's history. The increased influence of the Arab world would also be a plausible consequence of the decimation of Europe's population. This is an interesting concept, and it is very informative in the sense that it forces us to consider a multitude of factors that played a role in shaping the world as we see and live it today.

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 30, 2015 7:04 AM

Alternative history is always fun. There is no question that Africa would be a different place today, if Europeans had never step foot on the shores of this great continent. Would the great African empires still be alive today? Would Africa be the dominant continent in world affairs? The history of civilization over the past 500 years would almost certainly be radically different. Instead of a Eurocentric world, we may have had an Afrocentric world. What this map really underscores, is the effect that colonialism had on Africa. The Africa we know today is a consequence of that era of European domination. While alternate history is fun, we must always remember the actual history that has occurred in Africa.

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Containerization Shaped Globalization

"Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove..."

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Michael Mazo's curator insight, December 10, 2014 7:48 PM

Globalization has connected the world in such a way that we hadn't thought possible. This idea has created rising economies all over the world and has made transport of goods and services move faster and continues to increase this rate with advances in technology. Containerization is a staple of globalization and without it, none of these products would be able to get from country to country. In essence it has developed the world of import and exports. To add to this success, globalization has also created jobs and communities which revolve heavily around the transport of goods. It saves time by using massive containers to move goods and it creates opportunities in places where it had not been possible before. 

Ricardo Cabeza de Vaca's curator insight, May 27, 2015 3:45 AM

I believe this video is very interesting. It tells us that everything we have today is thanks to globalization and the reason we have it so fast is because of shipping containers! In the video it told me that before my time it was impossible to get swordfish from Japan or cheeses from France, but now thanks to globalization it is all possible. Globalization is even behind the reason how our phones were made! 

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 8:28 AM

The economies of scale that globalization depends on, relies on logistics and transportation networks that can handle this high-volume.  In a word, the container, as mundane as it may seem, facilitated the era within which we live today.  This is a very useful video.  

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The Most Complex International Borders in the World

"Neste vídeo eu olhar para alguns da fronteira internacional mais complexo. Naturalmente, há fronteiras mais complexas do mundo, mas este vídeo olha para alguns dos meus favoritos."

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 25, 2014 1:57 PM

This video shows some great examples of how the political organization of space and administration of borders can get complicated.  Here are the examples (and time in the video when they are covered in the video):

Tags: borders, political, territoriality, sovereignty, video.

ELAdvocacy's curator insight, October 3, 2014 9:40 AM

There are so many reasons our immigrant students come to the United States.  Some stories are so complex and painful it can be extremely difficult for Americans to understand.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 2014 5:39 AM

The Most Complex International Borders in the World

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Earth's Cosmic Context

"Superclusters - regiões do espaço que são densamente com galáxias - são as maiores estruturas do Universo Mas os cientistas têm se esforçado para definir exatamente onde um superaglomerados termina e outro começa Agora, uma equipe baseada no Havaí surgiu com uma nova técnica.. que mapeia o universo de acordo com o fluxo de galáxias no espaço. redesenhar as fronteiras do mapa cósmico, eles redefinir a nossa superaglomerados casa e nomeá-la Laniakea, que significa "céu imensurável 'em havaiano. Leia o artigo de investigação aqui ".

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 9, 2014 2:30 PM

Spatial thinking and geographic exploration is constantly seeking to understand place in context to other places.  More often than not, that is done without every venturing beyond this planet, but in many respects, space is the greatest of contexts on the grandest of scales for us to understand ourselves.  I first saw this video embedded in an NPR article and it filled me with wonder to think about the immensities of space and that the Earth is such a small little corner of the universe. 

Tags: space, scale, perspective

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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 | geographical themes and issues |

Elizabeth Borneman explora como cartografia e projeções cartográficas ajuda e dificultar a nossa percepção do mundo.

"Como você acha que o mundo (começando com as nossas percepções) poderia mudar se o mapa parecia diferente? Que se a Austrália estava em cima e os hemisférios ligado? Ao mudar a forma como olhamos para um mapa que realmente pode começar a explorar e mudar nossas suposições sobre o mundo em que vivemos. "


Geografia não apenas nos ensinar sobre a Terra; ele oferece maneiras para pensar sobre a Terra que molda a forma como vemos o mundo. Mapas fazer o mesmo; eles representam uma versão da realidade e que influencia a forma como pensamos sobre os lugares. 


Tags: mapeamento, perspectiva.

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samantha benitez's curator insight, November 22, 2014 2:53 PM

helps show the different perspectives of our world and how it has changed. also shows many different forms of mapping our world throughout time.

Emily Coats's curator insight, May 27, 2015 10:34 AM


This article discusses map projections and how they shape our perception of the world. Maps influence how we see the world, and could change the way we see it as well. These projections show us many different views of the Earth, which is very influential to our perspectives. This applies to unit 1 and its major concepts and underlying geographical perspective such as analyzing maps. 

Vicki S Albritton's curator insight, August 26, 8:35 PM
What we see isn't always what is.
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China publishes new map

China publishes new map | geographical themes and issues |
China has published a new map of the entire country including the islands in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) in order to "better show" its territorial claim over the region.

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Jason Schneider's curator insight, April 2, 2015 9:44 PM

Not only does China have a strong economic system and the high population in the world, but they also claim South China Sea. Also since they are wealthy, then they hire maritime security to make sure other areas such as the Philippines and Malaysia don't attempt to take over China's seas. Also, the Philippines attempts to battle China over oil and natural gases but they fail against China because China's more populated than the Philippines. The main point of this map is to show how much of the ocean and sea China claims and they claim about 18% of water out of their land population.

David Lizotte's curator insight, April 23, 2015 1:09 PM

This map exemplifies how different countries have differing impressions of land/territory that they own. China views itself as this image depicted above. They honestly believe it. As ridiculous as it sounds I do understand why. China owns this region of the world and will continue to do so. They are claiming land and even forming new land throughout the South China Sea. What is important about the creating of land mass is that China then controls 200 nautical miles around whatever they construct. There is nothing the neighboring countries in the region can do about it. China knows it is a dominant military power and intimidates other countries.

For example, the island of Taiwan is claimed by China as a province. China does not recognize the "Republic of China" (ROC) which governs Taiwan and used to govern mainland China prior to the Chinese Civil War. China has even threatened the island with military use if the people openly declare a massive independent movement. There is a lot more to this history, more than a scoop can provide for, however in a nutshell, Taiwan is China's and will continue to be so. 

In another region of China bordering India and Pakistan, which conveys the expansive territory China covers as a country and its various neighboring countries, China is yet claiming another piece of land. As if the dispute between India and Pakistan was not great enough the two countries also differ over territory just north of the Kashmir border region. China also believes this territory is theirs, now making the land up for grabs between the three nations. China may or may not have historical ties that link it to this piece of land. But in either case it certainly views this territory as an area of land that is open for taking, in that it could eventually claim the territory as a whole. What would Pakistan and India do? These two countries have enough going on. 

Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 15, 2015 12:55 AM

At first when looking at this map, it seems just about right knowing that China is a huge territorial country, but we also see that this map, when compared to an older map, is different. In this map, we can see that the islands on the West, China has claimer part of there territory. This is simply an analysis of how China seeks geopolitical power over these islands. The map shows China’s claim over the South China Sea by marking ten dash lines around the region just off the coasts of Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines’ islands of Palawan and Luzon. These are all individual countries, that have there own culture, language, separate of that of China. The difference between this issue and perhaps that of Catalonia seeking independence over Spain, is that these countries like Malaysia and Brunei are already territorial countries. China is simply showing that they have the power to declare this map, even if its not true. 

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The Pan American Highway: The Longest Road In The World

The Pan American Highway: The Longest Road In The World | geographical themes and issues |
At its fullest extent the Pan-American Highway is a network of roads stretching from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina, a distance of around 30,000 kilometres (19,000 miles).

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 7, 10:21 PM

I love a good road trip, and I while I love the idea of traversing the entire length of the Americas, I think that the idea of it might be better than the actual trip (at least will my kids in the back seat).


Tagsmobilitytransportationtourism, South America, Middle America.  

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How well do you know the world's countries?

How well do you know the world's countries? | geographical themes and issues |
The average person's geography skills are fairly poor beyond their region. Test your knowledge of the countries at HowStuffWorks.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 9, 3:58 PM

The questions are more "recall" than "higher order thinking" questions, but this batch of 30 questions is still a fun break from the regular routine. 


Tags: trivia, games.

Audrey DeSisto's curator insight, February 9, 4:32 PM

On to geography...

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More Mexicans leave than enter USA in historic shift

More Mexicans leave than enter USA in historic shift | geographical themes and issues |
Depois de quatro décadas de migração em massa para os EUA, mais mexicanos estão agora a voltar para casa.

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Gene Gagne's curator insight, December 1, 2015 9:44 PM

With less jobs now in the u.s. and the economic growth in Mexico this is a good reason for Mexicans to head back home. What people do not realize at least I did not is the fact that there is a lot of entrepreneurship on the streets of Mexico. Since 2000 the changes that have occurred in Mexico is economy, education, politics and lower birth rates. 

Matthew Richmond's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:17 PM

The first thing I thought while I was reading this was "I wonder if Donald Trump, and his flock of moron followers have seen these statistics?" I mean, never let the truth get in the way of a good hate speech right?! But as I continued reading I couldn't help but worry about the effect this could have on the American economy. The truth is that illegal's do the work we aren't willing to do. Do you know any American kids who want to work in the fields of Alabama picking watermelon's for $5 an hour? Hell, do you know any American kids who want to work, period? Do I actually think a watermelon is worth $13?

John Puchein's curator insight, December 4, 2015 6:51 AM

Due to a Mexican economy rebounding and a slow down in the American economy making it harder to find jobs, we are seeing a change in Mexican immigration patterns. While this has been suspected for years, Pew research finalized a study. 

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Infographic: The Syrian conflict

Infographic: The Syrian conflict | geographical themes and issues |
Syria's civil war has inflicted a humanitarian crisis, expansive exodus of the population and a severe death toll. New Internationalist presents the facts in this zoomable infograph.


Tags: infographic, Syria, migration, political, refugees.

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Fran Martin's curator insight, September 18, 2015 6:29 AM

This might help if any questions come up, particularly if working with upper KS2 or beyond.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 23, 2015 3:54 PM

unit 2

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Human activities are reshaping Earth's surface

Human activities are reshaping Earth's surface | geographical themes and issues |

"Ao mover o cursor, o usuário pode comparar 1990 de cores falsas vistas Landsat (esquerda) com imagens de cores verdadeiras recente (à direita). Os seres humanos estão cada vez mais transformando de superfície por meio de atividades diretas, como a agricultura, mineração e construção, e indiretamente Terra alterando seu clima. "

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Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, September 17, 2015 9:35 AM

reshaping Earth

John Puchein's curator insight, November 6, 2015 10:35 AM

Give a great interactive way to see how humans have impacted the earth. 

Sally Egan's curator insight, February 14, 5:45 PM

This is a great interactive showing change in a range of environments from 1990 to current as a result of human activities including agriculture, industry and urban expansion. The slide bar allows you to show differences in the location on a split image.

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What it would look like if the Hiroshima bomb hit your city

What it would look like if the Hiroshima bomb hit your city | geographical themes and issues |

"Mapas trazer o horror de Hiroshima casa - literalmente.  

Alex Wellerstein, historiador nuclear no Instituto Stevens de Tecnologia, criaram um NukeMap que permite visualizar o que as explosões de Hiroshima e Nagasaki se pareceria em sua cidade natal. Kuang Keng Kuek Ser a Public Radio International também desenvolveu uma versão, usando ligeiramente diferentes estimativas.

Aqui está o que Little Boy, a bomba de Hiroshima, olharia como no mapa do Wellerstein se detonada em Nova York. "

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Human Nature!

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 7, 2015 11:12 AM

The NukeMap allows you to set different determinations such as bomb size, etc, as well.  

Chris Costa's curator insight, November 25, 2015 11:48 AM

I highly suggest tinkering around with "NukeMap," as I have spent the last 30 minutes seeing how different bombs would destroy my neighborhood and the surrounding areas- it will even adjust for varying casualty rates in areas with higher or lower populations, even just by moving the detonation site a couple of streets away. It's pretty cool at the surface, but to examine the destructive capabilities of some of these weapons is downright terrifying. You view the blast radius encompassing your home, your entire existence, on a computer screen, and its easy to forget the devastation of it all disappearing. For those who survived the atomic bombs dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was no simulation to tinker with, but instead a reality more terrible than anything I've ever had to endure in my own personal life. Thousands of lives lost, thousands more left irreversibly shattered, never to be the same again. All because men in government buildings on opposite sides of the ocean couldn't get along. No one wins in war.

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The world's leading provider of archive footage

The world's leading provider of archive footage | geographical themes and issues |

s parece uma grande fonte de materialWhether procurando metragem ou as últimas clips de vídeo com qualidade HD, ITN Source tem infinitas imagens de vídeo. Nossos tópicos cobrem internacional de notícias, entretenimento, celebridades, esportes, peculiar e muito mais. Registre-se online hoje para acesso completo.

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Imagens ...

Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 20, 2014 5:09 AM

This looks like a great source of material for creating lessons or for students to use in projects.

Paul Westeneng's curator insight, November 21, 2014 2:14 AM

Looks indeed great, although a lot is paid content.

Olga Boldina's curator insight, January 11, 2015 1:42 AM

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The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water

The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water | geographical themes and issues |
Graças à pior seca em oito décadas, milhões de pessoas em São Paulo estão enfrentando quedas de água.


Tags: Brasil, urbano, água, ecologia urbana, alterações climáticas, ambiente dependem, a sustentabilidade, a agricultura, a produção de alimentos.

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Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 25, 2014 12:49 PM

Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, which provides one third of the countries GPD, is now running low or water due to one of the worst droughts in 8 years. There are more than 21 million people in this city and 13 million of them are facing water outages. If it doesn't rain soon, the city could face a collapse. The city has blamed the drought of lack of water in the vapor clouds that the amazon usually provides to the city. They also blame it on deforestation and global warming. President Dilma Rousseff has questioned the cities misusage of their water supply, claiming that the city mismanaged their water supply.  

Lydia Tsao's curator insight, March 23, 2015 10:16 AM

This shows just how important water is the human race. It also shows how humans have no sense of urgency in conserving water until it's too late. The saying "you never know a good thing until it's gone" applies in this case. The Brazilian government did not take any sufficient measures to conserve water until it realized how depleted the reservoir is. This event demonstrates the environmental impact of  water depletion on humans, and how humans have such a huge impact on the geographical landscape on Earth. As seen in the picture above, many greens turned yellow as a result of the lowering water levels. The river beds are soon going to be overgrown by shrubbery as water no longer exists there. These are all results of a combination of natural (lack of rain) and human causes of resource depletion.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, September 30, 2015 7:19 AM


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Geography Soup

"A great resource full of great links to accompany the Geography Soup channel on Vimeo."

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 3, 2014 7:19 PM

Geography Soup is a Vimeo channel designed to include interesting videos that are laden with geographic content in them.  This powerpoint slideshow has resources designed to help you get the most flavor and substance out of these (and any other) video resources.  This is especially great for K-12 students, physical and regional geography.

Tags: K12, video.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 1, 2014 11:22 PM

Course resource

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38 maps that explain the global economy

38 maps that explain the global economy | geographical themes and issues |
Comércio tricota o mundo moderno em conjunto de uma forma que nada mais faz bastante. Quase qualquer coisa que você possui nos dias de hoje é o resultado de uma complicada teia de interações globais. E não há melhor maneira de descrever essas interações que alguns mapas.

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Mr. Lavold's curator insight, September 28, 2014 7:05 PM

Many ideological issues  relate to economics - and many economic issues related to geography. Take a look at these maps and see if they help you understand the global economy and where Canada fits in. Consider how different ideologies might view these maps and the data that they contain.

Maghfir Rafsan Jamal's curator insight, September 28, 2014 10:45 PM

I find a treasure.. :D

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 1, 2014 11:14 PM

Unit 6

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Why everyone should be able to read a map

Why everyone should be able to read a map | geographical themes and issues |
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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Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 2014 9:17 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, 2014 3:13 PM

Practiquem-ho a classe doncs!

Richard Thomas's curator insight, July 30, 2015 10:52 PM

Despite the gendered overtones of the article (that it's important for men to learn to read a map), this is some good advice, regardless of gender.  The vocabulary and concepts of maps can strengthen spatial cognition and geography awareness.  While GPS technology can help us in a pinch, relying primarily on a system that does not engage our navigation skills will weaken our ability to perform these functions.  While it intuitively makes sense, that the 'mental muscles' would atrophy when not used, it is a reminder that an overuse of geospatial technologies can be intellectually counterproductive.  So break out a trusty ol' map, but more importantly, be a part of the spatial decision-making process. 

Tags: mapping, spatial, technology, education.

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PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations

PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations | geographical themes and issues |

PresentationTube Recorder é uma ferramenta simples projetado para ajudar os instrutores, estudantes e profissionais de negócios gravar suas apresentações a partir do conforto de casa ou escritório, e sem a necessidade de ter ligação à Internet durante a gravação. O gravador de sincroniza uma variedade de recursos visuais, incluindo slides de PowerPoint, Webcam de streaming, quadro branco, prancheta, conteúdo browser, gravação de Desktop.

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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 30, 2014 12:23 PM

Let me see, I{m going to try it.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 2, 2014 12:34 AM


Ken Morrison's comment, August 31, 2014 6:10 AM
Thank you Jan for the recent rescoops. I really like what I see on your site. Good luck!