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'Half Asian'? 'Half White'? No — 'Hapa'

'Half Asian'? 'Half White'? No — 'Hapa' | Mr. Sellers' AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Code Switch contributor Alex Laughlin explores the nuance and meaning of an increasingly popular identifier.
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How cultures around the world make decisions

How cultures around the world make decisions | Mr. Sellers' AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Is the American obsession with individual freedom really such a great idea? What other cultures know about how to make good choices.

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Kortney Renee Honstein's curator insight, November 6, 2014 11:59 PM

As the United States we love to make things our own. Create things to make ourselves stand out and seem different. We like to branch out. As in making choices to change things out in our menus at restaurants. Just like France doesn't allow that because it is their restaurant. This is an idea of fold culture because it shows that the United States likes the freedom to do whatever we please. And other places like the strict ground rules they have set to keep what they love to themselves so others don't ruin it. 

Dean Haakenson's comment, November 7, 2014 9:02 AM
Interesting Article--and it makes a lot of sense when thinking of the value of the individual in the US.
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Why Burkina Faso’s attempt to topple a long-serving leader matters

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Blaise Compaoré has been in office for 27 years, but that's not unusual in Africa.
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We Are What We Eat: Diving for Dinner With the Sea Gypsies

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World will have 13 'super-aged' nations by 2020

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The world is aging rapidly and that's bad news for the global economy, according to a new report by Moody's Investor Service.
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Rising U.S. Life Spans Spell Likely Pain for Pension Funds

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Longer lives for retirees may add to a squeeze at many pension funds that are already struggling to plug a gap between available assets and future obligations to retirees.
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Map: How your country treats women

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The World Economic Forum's annual report on global gender equality ranks the U.S. in 20th place.
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Why can’t we do it peacefully?

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AFRICA embraces more than a thousand ethnic groups and languages lumped crudely together by colonial mapmakers. So it is surprising that bids for secession have...
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Human Traffickers in Bay of Bengal Cast Sights on Bangladesh

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As competition among crime syndicates in Myanmar has increased, traffickers now appear to be targeting Bangladeshis, promising good jobs abroad to some, kidnapping others, then holding their victims for ransom.
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As diamond mines decline, Botswana searches for new way to shine

As diamond mines decline, Botswana searches for new way to shine | Mr. Sellers' AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Botswana's discovery of its diamond wealth in the 1960s fueled dramatic economic and social gains. Now, the country is hoping to be equally successful in adapting to a near future in which the mines run dry.
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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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SFDSLibrary's curator insight, May 13, 2014 7:58 AM

Words leading to new Geography treads.

good for up to date articles.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, August 18, 2014 6:54 PM

Unit 1

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 11, 2014 2:15 PM

course resource

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The End of the ‘Developing World’

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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, 2014 5:03 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, 2014 10:15 AM

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

Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 13, 2014 10:46 AM

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

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The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2015

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A survey shows which countries matter more to U.S. policymakers—and which matter less
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11 fascinating funeral traditions from around the globe

11 fascinating funeral traditions from around the globe | Mr. Sellers' AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The funerals I’ve attended have all been very much the same. Relatives and friends arrive in all black and take seats in the church or synagogue pews for a somber ceremony where prayers are said, m...

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Searching for the next Ebola in the Congo Basin | Al Jazeera America

Searching for the next Ebola in the Congo Basin | Al Jazeera America | Mr. Sellers' AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A mecca for biodiversity is also home to millions of viruses, many as yet unidentified
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42 Amazing Maps - YouTube

The map, as an innovation, is extremely important. Simply constructing a useful representation of our world onto a piece of paper (or clay or vellum or whate...
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Ukraine's Geographic Challenge

"Ukraine is the quintessential borderland state. The country borders three former Soviet states and four countries in the European Union.  Ukraine sits on the Northern European Plain, the area that has historically served as an invasion superhighway going east and west."

 

Tags: Ukraine, geopolitics, political.


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Here's How McDonald's Cup Sizes Around The World Compare

Here's How McDonald's Cup Sizes Around The World Compare | Mr. Sellers' AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Not surprisingly, cup sizes in the U.S. have boomed....
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‘Population growth far outpaces food supply’ in conflict-ravaged Sahel

‘Population growth far outpaces food supply’ in conflict-ravaged Sahel | Mr. Sellers' AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Researchers say conflict and climate change mean the region’s resources will be unable to sustain the increasing population
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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 | Mr. Sellers' AP Human 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

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The West and Russia have a common interest: forestalling civil war in Ukraine.

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 2, 2014 3:57 PM

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

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Ukraine's Independence Square, and the revolutionary dimensions of public spaces.
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