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Education in Africa for Girls to get Better and Safer in the Coming Years

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Improvements in the education system in Africa have started rising since the past decade. In fact, the steps towards bringing developments in the African education scenario are being taken with such effectiveness that the girls who have been hiding behind the scenes for years will get immense academic exposure over time.


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Girls who work and recieve education give almost ninety percent of their salaries to their families. A special fund will be provided for African girls and they will be getting educational stipends and scholarships. This article discusses how these women will have theopportunity  to get a better education.

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abbby grace oberg's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:58 AM

This is interesting it shows that people care for African girls and that they make a fund (thing that you raise money for something) for them. They are getting immense academic exposure over time.

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Traditional African Religion Still Very Relevant In Africa ...

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One of the contributions of traditional African religion to the continent is the preservation of the African languages. Unlike Islam and Christianity that came with foreign languages, indigenous African religion is conducted in the ...

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Religion:  Religion in africa is different than some might see.  Christian and Islam are just among the minorities.  Traditional African Religion is much more than some give credit for.  10% of the population still practice this religion full time.  Their expressions are found in oral traditions.  They believe in a supreme being who created and ordered the world, but experienced as distant and unreachable.  

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James and Drew's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:18 PM

This is in the religion section of Persia. It talks about how traditional religion still has a large impact on African culture. 

Kiann and Kenneth's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:20 PM

This article shows things about Africa's religion because they still practice Islam and Christianity on consistent bases.

 

Chloe and Devynne's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:29 AM

 article is about Africa's religion. It mainly speaks about how the traditional religions of the area still widely thrive thepughout the inhabitants of the country. Even those who practice new religions often incorporate traditional practices.

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Women on the Rise in African Politics

Women on the Rise in African Politics | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it
Africa now has three female heads of state, after Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic took office in January. Though women leaders remain the exception in African politics, activist...
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Politics: This article is all about women in different countries of Africa stepping up and taking control of the government.  There are currently 3 women presidents.  It is heard that this may lead an end in women discrimination, giving African girls hope and dreams to become president.  

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Political:

Recently women have been taking more control in government. the president is a women. However, not everything is fine, there is still discrimination against women. Gender based division still exsists. 

Q: Do you think the US would benefit from a woman being a president?

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Education in Africa for Girls to get Better and Safer in the Coming Years

Education in Africa for Girls to get Better and Safer in the Coming Years | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it

Improvements in the education system in Africa have started rising since the past decade. In fact, the steps towards bringing developments in the African education scenario are being taken with such effectiveness that the girls who have been hiding behind the scenes for years will get immense academic exposure over time.


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Girls who work and recieve education give almost ninety percent of their salaries to their families. A special fund will be provided for African girls and they will be getting educational stipends and scholarships. This article discusses how these women will have theopportunity  to get a better education.

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abbby grace oberg's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:58 AM

This is interesting it shows that people care for African girls and that they make a fund (thing that you raise money for something) for them. They are getting immense academic exposure over time.

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Currently Hanging in South America: Street Art by Seattle's No Touching Ground | Slog

Currently Hanging in South America: Street Art by Seattle's No Touching Ground | Slog | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it
Courtesy of the artistBy No Touching Ground No Touching Ground is at work in South America these days. His "art accomplice"/ladyfriend posted the above picture...

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The artist 'No Touching Ground' is a hit in South America with his graffiti in the streets. He uses his artwork to express stories and emotions from around the world. 

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Where Does the Amazon River Begin?

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Why are researchers and explorers still arguing over where the Amazon River starts?

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Researches still haven't found a distinct start of the Amazon River, but they think they have found the start in southwestern Peru. If this is the true start, it'll add 47-57 miles onto it's already 4,000 mile length. 

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Julia & Eva's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:04 PM

This falls under area/geo. The amazon river, the longest river in the world, is 4,000 miles of tropics and amazing animals. But where did it begin? 

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South American | Patheos Library

South American | Patheos Library | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it
Ancient South American Religion consists primarily of the Incan religious tradition and its precursors from the Andean region (western South American) prior to the arrival of the Spanish explorers in the 16th century CE.
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This article discusses where the religion in South America came from. It came from Pre-Incan time, and practices polytheistic traditions, and many gods where symbolized by animal figures such as jaguars. Sacrifice was essential to Incan worship and included a wide variety from llamas to humans. 

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Australia’s New Leader May Find Governing Harder Than Criticizing

Australia’s New Leader May Find Governing Harder Than Criticizing | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott, who made his name as a ferocious opponent of the Labor Party’s agenda, now finds himself in unfamiliar territory, analysts said.
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This article fits under the political category because it is talking about the new leader of Australia and how he is having some difficulties with how much he is being criticized.

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Kylie Minogue To Receive Australia’s Most Prestigious Entertainment Award

Kylie Minogue To Receive Australia’s Most Prestigious Entertainment Award | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it

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This article fits into Socail under the entertainment category because it talks about an award show happening in Sydney, Australia. This shows what there favorite entertainment is, which in this case happens to be Kylie Minogue.

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Australia's glittering investments from People's Republic of China are not all gold

Australia's glittering investments from People's Republic of China are not all gold | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it
Investment money from abroad was a longtime boom for Australia - but now, there is a backlash

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I chose this article to represent economic because it talks about how Australias economy is down plow point right now because of investments from china.

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One Million Children Labor in Africa's Goldmines | PBS NewsHour | July 10, 2013

One Million Children Labor in Africa's Goldmines | PBS NewsHour | July 10, 2013 | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it
In Burkina Faso, gold production has more than doubled in recent years. Though child labor is against the law in the West African nation, the economics and the nature of mining make labor law enforcement extremely difficult.

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Economics:  Burkina Faso has more than doubled gold production in the past years, but it's due to more than 1 million children in forced labor.  They smash boulders into pebbles and haul buckets of water up a hill in search of gold flakes.  The U.S department of labor is funding a four year, 5 million dollar project in B.K to reduce child labor in cotton farming and gold mining.

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Sunbin Back's curator insight, February 17, 2014 4:25 AM

Africa is famous for gold, and many people work on gold mines in Africa. However, the truth we do not know is that there are not only men, but  children working in that harsh place. There are children that are even 7 years old, working in that pitch-dark pitch. A million children between ages 5 and 17 work in the gold mines of Africa for $2 a day or receive only food. Thus an entire family might make at most $5 a day. 30 percent to 50 percent of the workers are children, even though child labor is against the law. Some little children fill dirt and rocks into shallow bowl, which becomes their share of the "take" from the gold mine. When gold is found, all the miners will get a little money. 

 

From this, I can know that how bad child labor is in Africa. I didn't know that it was that bad. It was really shocking how all they get for smashing rocks and carrying heavy buckets is $2. I could understand how many African children can't have education because they have to help their family work.

 

I thought that this article was very interesting as well, because I didn't really know about how severe child labor is in Africa. It was also shocking how many children couldn't go to school, but had to work for almost about 12 hours getting only $2. 

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Geography Of Africa

This edition of Mr. Zoller's Social Studies Podcasts provides an introduction to African geography.

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This video falls under the area/geography section. This video shares some very interesting facts about the geographical features of Africa. One fact that I found particularly interesting was that Africa is 5,000 miles long and 4,100 miles wide!

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Jason, Charlie's curator insight, April 9, 2014 7:13 PM

AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY!!!!!!  This video will be placed under the area and geography section.  This is a very interesting video talking about Africa's size, climate, and interesting facts that most viewers do not know.  One of the facts is that Africa has 11.7 millions square miles of land. 

Ali and bradyn's curator insight, April 9, 2014 8:24 PM

this is a geography article for Africa .IT shows that Africa is the seconds largest continent(3 millions square kilometers ). It has over 1 billion people in it .its geography  contains desserts ,rain forests,Savannas,and chaparrals. Whit the longest river in the world the Nile.

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Women's inheritance rights in Nigeria one ... - Gender Across Borders

Women's inheritance rights in Nigeria one ... - Gender Across Borders | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it
In most parts of sub Saharan Africa, the role of women in food and nutrition security cannot be overemphasized. Women are the producers of food in their communities. Women are also the people who prepare food for their ...

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This article falls under the social category. This article is talking about how women in Africa play an important role in the production of food in Africa, but their rights don't allow them to buy the land they need to in order to make the right amount of crops.

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Shakira – Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year Awards-Entertainment : BlogyMate.com

Shakira – Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year Awards-Entertainment : BlogyMate.com | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it
Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira began performing in school, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Arabic influences with her own original twist on belly dancing.

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This article falls under the social category. This article talks about Shakira and how she was born and raised in Colombia, and now she is extremely famous and wealthy.

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Agricultural Exports Will Be Up For Many Commodities in 2014, But Down Overall From 2013

In the week of December 19th, 36 million bushels of corn were shipped, pushing the total to 70% above year ago levels. New export sales included 58 million bushels for the old crop and 20 million for the new crop with China continuing to take shipments and place new orders for US corn.  Export inspections for soybeans were 55 million bushels in the week of December 19th, the 10thsuccessive week with more than 55 million bushels of shipments recorded.  New export sales were 27 million bushels for the old crop and 29 million bushels for the new crop.  821 million bushels have been shipped out so far from the 2013 crop, dominating corn shipments at many ports and the river system.  The current pace puts soybean exports at 180 million bushels above USDA’s target.  China is taking two of every three bushels shipped, with Dalian Exchange prices back above the $20 mark.  While global importers, and particularly China, have had a penchant for US grains and other commodities, the export trade volume and value will drop compared to fiscal 2013.

 

For fiscal 2014, US farm exports are now forecast at $137 billion, down $3.9 billion below the level of the prior year, due to lower values for wheat and some feed products.  That is the analysis in USDA’s Outlook for U S Agricultural Trade.  One of the main drivers is world economic growth which is expected to rise from 2.1% in 2013 to 2.8% in 2014.  Trade growth itself which was 2.5% in 2013 is projected to double in the coming year.  While Asian GDP growth has been higher than the global average, it is expected to stay level.  That includes some softening of the economies in some smaller Asian nations.  Globally, world growth expansion is helped by the end to Europe’s recession and a speed up of the economy in North and South America.  While it is a low probability, economists say there is a potential for slower growth in Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

 

A result of the macro-economic dynamics is more demand for US agricultural commodities; however that will not be shared equally:

 

 

·         Grain and feed exports will be down $700 million due to lower wheat and certain feed product values.

 

 

·         Coarse grain exports will be $8.3 billion, down slight from lower unit values, but offset by sharply higher volume.

 

 

·         Corn alone will see a 10% increase in volume exported.

 

 

·         Wheat exports will be down $500 million, on lower volume and value, in part from Canadian competition.

 

 

·         While oilseeds and their products will see a nearly 10% increase, improved soybean production will allow a $1.5 billion increase in soybeans and a $900 million rise in soybean meal exports.

 

 

·         Overall livestock exports will be up $700 million to a record of $31.8 billion. Exports will be constrained by tight domestic supplies due to lower production.

 

 

·         Pork exports will be up $400 million on higher prices.

 

 

·         Dairy will be up $300 million on strong global demand.

 

 

·         Beef exports will be up $100 million to $5 billion with higher prices and tight supplies of exporters.

 

 

Exports to China will be up $1 billion to $21.5 billion from the initial August forecast, with soybeans being a major contributor to that trend.  However, that total is down from the $23.5 billion in 2013.  Wheat shipments will fall due to less demand for imported wheat, and cotton exports to china will be down.  USDA says China is the second largest buyer of US agricultural exports behind Canada.  Canada will be buying $21.6 billion worth of farm commodities, a $100 million increase from 2013 based on higher pork prices.

 

The US will be importing $109.5 billion in food commodities, up $5.7 billion from 2013.  While that is based on an improvement in the US economy, it means agriculture maintains its positive trade balance with a difference of $27.5 billion.  However, that is the least since 2009, when it was $22.9 billion.  The trade surplus hit a $42.9 billion high in 2011.

 

Summary:

Agricultural exports continue to be important to the overall value of commodities, as well as to the overall US trade picture.  Most Cornbelt commodities will see higher volumes and values being shipped abroad in 2014, except for wheat which will be lower on both value and volume.  Canada is the top customer for agricultural exports, but only by $100 million over second place China.


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This article falls under the economic category. This article talks about how agricultural exports are being accommodated this year of 2014. This article also discusses how world growth expansion is helped to end  Europe’s recession and speed up of the economy in North and South America.

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South American Politics

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South American Politics in today's world enjoys a certain democratic political rule but it is gained by the continued struggle against the decades of dictatorship and the country has passed through a lot of political crisis.

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This article falls under the political category. This article discusses how some South Americans want a sense of a  democratic rule, but this has been causing a continuance of a dictatorship.

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Future of religion questioned as atheists gather - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Future of religion questioned as atheists gather - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it
Religion will be a non-event in Australia within two generations according to the head of the country's atheist foundation.

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This article fits under the religions category because it talks about how in a few decades religion might not even exist in Australia because several people are becoming atheist in Australia.

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Jenny & Marc's curator insight, October 2, 2013 12:58 PM

Religion- This article is talking about how religion has a strong impact on children, because religion threatens them  to believe in such  horrid things.  This is one of the main reasons why many people are turning into Athiests. 

Cameron & Sam's curator insight, October 3, 2013 11:11 AM

This article represents religion. This article is about how some people believe religion will be basically eliminated from Australia 

Olga Varlamov's curator insight, October 8, 2013 7:32 PM

I put this article under religion because it talks about how Australia will soon become an atheist country. Slowly religion in Australia has began to die out and based on studies, religion there will only continue to decrease.

 

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10 Australian inventions

10 Australian inventions | Australia & South America & Africa | Scoop.it
Australia is celebrating some of its sharpest minds with a new children's book that applauds the nation's brightest inventors.

 

Australians are perhaps more famed for their sporting feats than for their technological innovation. But a new children's book, Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations, by Christopher Cheng and Lindsay Knight, aims to change that.

 

Here are 10 eye-catching inventions that - they argue - come from the land down under.


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This article shows the intellectual/arts of Australia  because it discusses several inventions of Australia ranging from the ultra sound to wifi.

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This article talks about the diffusion from Australia, some inventions we use that originated from Australia 

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Chinatown Sydney

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The Sydney Chinatown website offers students a range of information to navigate through regarding one of Sydney’s most oldest and biggest Chinese communities. Lists of facilities and services are available on the website, as well as the history of Chinatown, photographs and a map. The use of such a resource allows students to gain a global perspective of another Australian community, through an understanding of the history of the community and the cultural significance. Students can learn about “different ways of seeing, thinking and doing” as well as be “challenged by ideas of behaviours that are outside” their own community (Commonwealth of Australia, 2012). The website is fairly easy to navigate through, with clearly marked pages. However it would be valuable to guide students through the website before asking them to work individually with it.

 

Teaching idea:

Pull up the Chinatown History page from the website on an Interactive Whiteboard in front of the class. Read the last two paragraphs of the article and with the class create a mind map of the features of Chinatown, such as what types of shops and what types of buildings and traditional structures it has. Divide students into groups of 3-4 to discuss the use of each of these features and why they are specific to the Chinatown community. Leave the webpage open on the IWB to allow students to access it whilst discussing with their group. Bring students back together and discuss what each group thought. Encourage students through discussion to see that the features of a community reflect the community’s “ideas, culture, needs and wants” (BOS NSW, 2006, p. 31).

 

Assessment:

Assess student understanding of the importance of having a diverse range of communities in Australia by giving students the question “Why is it important to have places like Chinatown?” to answer in their workbooks.

 

Literacy/numeracy link:

In writing an answer to the assessment question students meet Stage 2 writing outcomes. Furthermore students meet listening and speaking Stage 2 outcomes through group work and class discussion.

 

Reference:

Board of Studies NSW. (2006). Human Society & Its Environment K-6 Syllabus. Board of Studies NSW: Sydney.

 

Australian Government AUSAID. (2012). Global Ed- ucation. Teacher resources to encourage a global per- spective across the curriculum. Retrieved from http://www.globaleducation.edu.au/teaching-and-learning/teaching-strategies.html#Diversity


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This article fits under the area of geography, being human interaction. It shows the diffusion from China and San Francisco to Australia.  I think this is really cool because we have a Chinatown in SF, California inspired by obviously China.Then now Sydney Australia has one too and I didn't know that.  

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