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One by one, Missouri’s black towns disappear | Al Jazeera America

One by one, Missouri’s black towns disappear | Al Jazeera America | Geography | Scoop.it
Small rural spots founded as escapes from the Jim Crow South are vanishing into nothingness
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Crimea, the Tinderbox

Crimea, the Tinderbox | Geography | Scoop.it
The West and Russia have a common interest: forestalling civil war in Ukraine.

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This is a great history of the region and a scary picture reminiscent of Hitler in 1938!

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A Dictator's Guide to Urban Design

A Dictator's Guide to Urban Design | Geography | Scoop.it
Ukraine's Independence Square, and the revolutionary dimensions of public spaces.
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How the north ended up on top of the map | Al Jazeera America

How the north ended up on top of the map | Al Jazeera America | Geography | Scoop.it
A cartographic history of what’s up
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The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S.

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How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk | Geography | Scoop.it
What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer the questions to see your personal dialect map.
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This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live. There are 60,000 in the U.S.

This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live. There are 60,000 in the U.S. | Geography | Scoop.it
Yes, slavery still exists – even here.
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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | Geography | Scoop.it
If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...
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IfItWereMyHome.com

IfItWereMyHome.com | Geography | Scoop.it
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Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home | Geography | Scoop.it
The number is on the rise.
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Population Density

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Watch the Intricate Patterns of Global Infrastructure Emerge From Geocoded Tweets

Watch the Intricate Patterns of Global Infrastructure Emerge From Geocoded Tweets | Geography | Scoop.it
It's a pretty impressive snapshot of the transportation networks of large stretches of the globe.
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What Kind of 'Justice System' Refuses to Test DNA Evidence?

What Kind of 'Justice System' Refuses to Test DNA Evidence? | Geography | Scoop.it
The real scandal in the case of Sharon Snyder, who was fired for helping to exonerate an innocent prisoner
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The Human Imprint

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A Human Geography Resource; Especially for Teachers

 

The Human Imprint is home to everything Human Geography related for the student, educator, and the every day Joe/Jane. This site includes geographic related stories, lesson plans, and other links that bring us closer to understanding the “why of where.”


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 4, 10:54 AM

Have you already seen this resource produced by a Chicago AP Human Geography teacher?  If not, there's no time like the present!

Melanie Kirchhof's curator insight, March 9, 8:25 AM

Resource for geography teachers

SFDSLibrary's curator insight, May 13, 4:58 AM

Words leading to new Geography treads.

good for up to date articles.

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The End of the ‘Developing World’

The End of the ‘Developing World’ | Geography | Scoop.it
The old labels no longer apply. Rich countries need to learn from poor ones.

 

BILL GATES, in his foundation’s annual letter, declared that “the terms ‘developing countries’ and ‘developed countries’ have outlived their usefulness.” He’s right. If we want to understand the modern global economy, we need a better vocabulary.

Mr. Gates was making a point about improvements in income and gross domestic product; unfortunately, these formal measures generate categories that tend to obscure obvious distinctions. Only when employing a crude “development” binary could anyone lump Mozambique and Mexico together.

It’s tough to pick a satisfying replacement. Talk of first, second and third worlds is passé, and it’s hard to bear the Dickensian awkwardness of “industrialized nations.” Forget, too, the more recent jargon about the “global south” and “global north.” It makes little sense to counterpose poor countries with “the West” when many of the biggest economic success stories in the past few decades have come from the East.

All of these antiquated terms imply that any given country is “developing” toward something, and that there is only one way to get there.

It’s time that we start describing the world as “fat” or “lean.”


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Joanne Wegener's curator insight, March 7, 2:03 AM

Fat or Lean - what sort of world do we live in

An interesting discussion on the way we perceive and label the world.

Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, March 11, 7:15 AM

Hoy en día poca claridad de dónde exactamente queda y quiénes son? 

Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 13, 7:46 AM

UPDATE: this article (from the Atlantic) on the exact same concept would supplement the NY Times article nicely.  

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The Power of Mapping

The Power of Mapping | Geography | Scoop.it
Geospatial information is changing the way we approach the world around us. Here's an example.
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How religion in the US today tracks closely with geography

How religion in the US today tracks closely with geography | Geography | Scoop.it
A bare majority of Americans still call themselves Protestant as other religions gain ground. But the millennial generation is more likely to reject any formal religion, and this could have political import.
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ATLmaps

ATLmaps - Mapping Atlanta in new ways, telling the stories of our city
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Visualizing World Birth and Death Rates

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Mapping where English is not the language at home

Mapping where English is not the language at home | Geography | Scoop.it
More than a quarter of counties in the United States have at least one in 10 households where English is not the language spoken at home.
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Ingenious Architecture: A Skatepark That Prevents Flooding | Wired Design | Wired.com

Ingenious Architecture: A Skatepark That Prevents Flooding | Wired Design | Wired.com | Geography | Scoop.it
This new development is an innovative way to approach the increase in precipitation brought on by climate change.
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How Many Gentrification Critics Are Actually Gentrifiers Themselves?

How Many Gentrification Critics Are Actually Gentrifiers Themselves? | Geography | Scoop.it
Few groups, two researchers argue, are more hypocritical than urbanists discussing gentrification.
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The Incredible, Explosive Growth of Chicago, As Seen Through Its Maps

The Incredible, Explosive Growth of Chicago, As Seen Through Its Maps | Geography | Scoop.it
See the first-ever map of the city, and how it evolved over a century.
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Hauling New Treasure Along the Silk Road

Hauling New Treasure Along the Silk Road | Geography | Scoop.it
With freight trains as their caravans, manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard are reviving an ancient way to ship products made in China to markets in Western Europe.
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Google knows more about you than you think. How the company balances privacy concerns

Google knows more about you than you think. How the company balances privacy concerns | Geography | Scoop.it
Google gathers a vast array of information on its users, which is crucial to its commercial ambitions. But now the company faces pressure to calibrate its emphasis on user privacy.
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