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These 23 Far Away Perspectives Of Famous Places Will Change The Way You See Them Forever

These 23 Far Away Perspectives Of Famous Places Will Change The Way You See Them Forever | Geography | Scoop.it
Time to start packing my bags - it's time to travel again!
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Incredible zoom out on many of the most famous locations in the world. Absolutely love this.

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Haunting Photos of the Abandoned 1984 Winter Olympics Facilities

Haunting Photos of the Abandoned 1984 Winter Olympics Facilities | Geography | Scoop.it
In 1984, Sarajevo hosted the Winter Olympics. Just a decade later, the region was torn apart by a bitter years-long conflict, leading to widespread death and suffering.
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Insane to see Modern Ruins of something so honored and majestic. Great, though, to see the ravages to the horrific aftermath of the 1990s wars and struggles.
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MapFight - United States (Contiguous) vs Djibouti size comparison

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I love me some Political Geo size comparisons.

Great way to show students directly the differences of state sizes to provide perspective.

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Unusable Words

Unusable Words | Geography | Scoop.it
Words become unusable for all sorts of reasons.
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always enjoy the adjustment of language over time

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A map of what the state boundaries in the U.S. might have been

A map of what the state boundaries in the U.S. might have been | Geography | Scoop.it
In the nineteenth century, a geologist named John Wesley Powell suggested that the United States should draw state lines based on watersheds. It would prevent conflicts over water, and make agricultural projects more successful.
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Resources have determined most of history and wars, but this conflict over water may have been the greatest. Although not necessarily as large of a violent issue in the United States, this could have helped. Would have been crazy thoiugh.

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China to Ease Longtime Policy of 1-Child Limit

China to Ease Longtime Policy of 1-Child Limit | Geography | Scoop.it
The Communist Party also said that it would end a much-criticized “re-education through labor” system and institute economic reforms.
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Baby boom coming to China...?

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Hermits and Feral Children: People who lived isolated from civilization

Hermits and Feral Children: People who lived isolated from civilization | Geography | Scoop.it
Some of us dream of living off the grid, trading modern civilization for the physical hardships and isolation of pre-modern living.
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Time to head for the hills! These stories will send you back to civilization or inspire you to grow your fingernails out...

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Changes in the APHG course


Via Seth Dixon
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New changes to the 2014 test!!!

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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, October 31, 2013 10:31 AM

HUGGERS...this will affect YOU! Take a look!

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 9, 2014 5:16 PM

Take a look HUGGERS!

 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 8:29 PM

course info-- 2 AP conferences in the last year and this was not mentioned!

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Cultural Politics in Texas

Cultural Politics in Texas | Geography | Scoop.it
Amarillo, TX - The controversy surrounding the sale of alcohol in Donley County continues after new signs in town caused the debate to pick up steam.

Via Seth Dixon
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perfect intersection of religion and pokitics on tge cultural landscape

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 25, 2013 6:53 PM

This is a fascinating layer on the cultural landscape...and the fact that some wish this issue weren't so prominent is just one other dimension to this reflection/production of place. 

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Matt Hartzell's China Blog: Chinese Opinions of the US

Matt Hartzell's China Blog: Chinese Opinions of the US | Geography | Scoop.it
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the youth leading the way to a more "American" China?

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The Strangest and Most Tragic Ghost Towns from Around the World

The Strangest and Most Tragic Ghost Towns from Around the World | Geography | Scoop.it
There is nothing more haunting than a once-thriving town that has been abandoned and consumed by the elements. Here are images from some of the most incredible ghost towns in the world.
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I am completely addicted to modern ruins or abandoned areas. Maybe it is the zombie or apocalyptic attraction for me?? Maybe it is the absence of humans after all the history and creation that leaves such a brutal emptiness.

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China's brand-new abandoned cities could be dystopian movie sets

China's brand-new abandoned cities could be dystopian movie sets | Geography | Scoop.it
China's building boom has created a ton of abandoned cities and massive ruins -- most of which are brand new, and have never had people living in them.
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I've always been obsessed with abandoned human geography, but after my trip to China, I became incredibly intrigued by the never-ending skyscraper construction. What will come of those empty areas? In the meantime... anyone wanna do some paintballing?

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Google

Google | Geography | Scoop.it
Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for.
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Zombie Incident Map...

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Map: How Hollywood Has Destroyed America

How many times have you seen New York City destroyed onscreen? Los Angeles? Kansas? For nearly as long as there have been movies, there have been disaster movies. The map above shows 189+ such cinematic attacks—using a very broad definition of the "disaster" genre—that have afflicted various parts of the United States. Below, you'll find each category listed as its own map, with an accompanying movie list.
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The Amazing British Video That Explains American Football

The Amazing British Video That Explains American Football | Geography | Scoop.it
Millions of people around the world will tune in to the Super Bowl this Sunday and have absolutely no clue what they’re looking at. For a quick primer on America’s favorite sport, which remains ragingly unpopular most everywhere else, they could do worse than watch Fraser Davidson’s “A Guide to...
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British explanation of American football. Hilarious!

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How would a pandemic spread through our air transportation routes?

How would a pandemic spread through our air transportation routes? | Geography | Scoop.it
If an extremely virulent infection started in Atlanta and spread thanks to folks traveling by plane, what path would it take to reach Sydney or Madagascar? These videos represent models of imagined airplane-borne epidemics.
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And that is how we lose.

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Watch a 5-year-old just school us all in Geography

Watch a 5-year-old just school us all in Geography | Geography | Scoop.it
Boy Genius Arden Hayes appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show to make you all feel like a pack of fools. Especially when he starts telling Kimmel how Asunción is actually pronounced. What an adorable little whiz kid.
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I loved this little kid after the presidents performance, but now hw has cemented his greatness. I especially love his call on Yugoslavia.

 

I can't wait to show my students in January during Political Geo.

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These concrete arrows point the way across America

These concrete arrows point the way across America | Geography | Scoop.it
When United States Post Office planes took to the skies in the 1920s, they had their own version of the roadway's yellow line. A series of giant concrete arrows and gaslight beacons helped point the way from New York to San Francisco.
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Love google earth.
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These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper | Geography | Scoop.it
We live in the age of the twisty, twirly, spun-up skyscraper. From the pages of conceptual architectural journals, to the streets of many cities, these eye-boggling wonders look like some of the most futuristic buildings in the world.
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i love cityscapes

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Possibly one of the weirdest geological formations in the world

Possibly one of the weirdest geological formations in the world | Geography | Scoop.it
How did this happen? In Norway, there is a bizarre rock formation known as Kjeragbolten, which is a huge block of stone that has become lodged in a 984-meter-deep crevice over a gorgeous lake.
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Only in the land of fjords would you find such strange physical geography.

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Tips for the Google Maps Guessing Game

Tips for the Google Maps Guessing Game | Geography | Scoop.it

Via Seth Dixon, Nicholas Pringle
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Say goodbye to getting anything done...

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Alexandre Pierrin's curator insight, June 3, 2013 4:27 AM

A well thought, funny and free online game !

Nicholas Pringle's curator insight, June 3, 2013 7:44 AM

This has great potential for a education geography tool. Very creative!

fabio sousa's comment, June 3, 2013 9:00 AM
hshahda´~
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As US demographics change, so does the menu

As US demographics change, so does the menu | Geography | Scoop.it
MIAMI (AP) — Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start.
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Food Geo, it's ah changing...

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Can These Cute Flashcards Make Learning Chinese a Snap? | Wired Design | Wired.com

Can These Cute Flashcards Make Learning Chinese a Snap? | Wired Design | Wired.com | Geography | Scoop.it
ShaoLan Hsueh believes the Chinese language can work like Lego bricks, and created a visual system for mastering the basics.
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Chineasy fo sheezy!

I love graphic art, especially minimalist art. So this mixes in Chinese language (ideograms).

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9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World | Geography | Scoop.it
There's something particularly spectacular about witnessing the decay of a once-grand building.
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i love castles, and the concept of abandoned, scary, ghostly ones.

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Much of the height in Earth's tallest towers is useless space

Much of the height in Earth's tallest towers is useless space | Geography | Scoop.it
What do the tallest buildings in the world have in common besides their height?
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i love giant, ridiculous Towers of Babel as much as the next person, but hey, now we're just playing gams with my heart with these...

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