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In A Grain Of Golden Rice, A World Of Controversy Over GMO Foods | Geography Education

In A Grain Of Golden Rice, A World Of Controversy Over GMO Foods | Geography Education | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
A rice enriched with beta-carotene promises to boost the health of poor children around the world.

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36 Maps That Explain The Entire World

36 Maps That Explain The Entire World | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
36 Maps That Explain The World (36 #Maps That Explain The Entire World http://t.co/4S4CILaN via @geointer #AP #IB #humangeography #economics #resources @bcssta @nsssta)...

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These are great. Might not be applicable for everything that 'you' teach but tons of info and always a great thing to give to the advanced student looking for MORE work or interesting things to read.

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Flag Food

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I love it... I am seeing an extra credit project with this... feed the teacher and make it educational too!

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dilaycock's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:02 PM

Now here's an interesting activity for students!

Mark Slusher's curator insight, February 9, 2013 5:46 AM

Now THIS is geographical food for thought! Talk about conquering a nation!

Emily Larsson's comment, September 10, 2013 5:15 PM
I love that! It's so creative. Whoever came up with the idea to do this as an advertisement for the international food festival did a great job. They all look so delicious. Food festivals are a great way to experience other cultures.
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Global News - Global National

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Global National is an early evening national newscast alternative for Canadians, and provides a distinctive voice and approach to the day's top stories.
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Latest result surge of industrialization in an emerging world power!

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AP Human Geography chapter 1 vocab flashcards | Quizlet

Vocabulary words for AP Human Geography chapter 1 vocab. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
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This is a great tool for kids to practice on their own...the teacher can pick and choose which definitions he/she uses ( relevant to course material at the time). Can also be used for students that are ahead or need a bit more challenging work.! The oral use of the flash cards is great too!

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Pop culture in the Arab world

TED Talks At TEDGlobal University, Shereen El Feki shows how some Arab cultures are borrowing trademarks of Western pop culture -- music videos, comics, even Barbie -- and adding a culturally appropriate twist.

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Definately useful for the Sec. 5 Geography option.!

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Max Krishchuk's comment, April 30, 2013 6:44 AM
This is an interesting TED talk that centers on the integration of western culture with Arab culture. The Arab pop culture is very different from what I thought that it would be. It takes hard work to produce a culture that is modern yet still centers on Islamic foundation, but is seems like the Arab world has put in the work. The new culture is significant because that means that the people in the Arab world know what pop culture is and why it is important. The speaker says that the culture is a mesh of the old and new. She does not call it a mash or clash because there are certain parts that are being used from the West, such as superheroes and music videos, but the overall culture is centered on Islam. The people in the Middle East still learn about Islamic ideas and thought, but now get to learn about the subjects with superheroes. This is relevant in modern times and even in my life because as a Christian, I try to find movies, music, and entertainment that is different from the world. It is also hard for me to do so because there is a lot of nonsense out in the world that is portrayed as being normal.
Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:01 PM

Religion plays a huge role in the Arab world and although times are changung they are trying to stay true to their culture. Sherren el feki says that meshing of civilization is important.  Taking popular culture and meshing it with culture will be successful. For instance the comic book 99, fitst Islam superhero. The 99 I to represent the 99 attributes. The 99 superheroes will hopefully join forces with Americas superman,etc. it is not meant to be a clash but to  mix the different cultures in both ancient in modern ways. 

Denise Pacheco's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:23 AM

I don't think popular culture and folk culture interact very well. They believe in completely different things and live different types of lives according to their values. The speaker means that the cultural interaction is intertwined together because of the islamic people who have borrowed cultural ideas from other ancient and modern civilizations and adapted it to their own. That's why it's meshed as a opposed to clashing or mash. For example, the music video channel that's like MTV. I think it's kind of funny how they made the people in that music video, that's from the USA, look like we also worship Allah. Also, the comic books show religious values in it, especially since the characters come from it. They want young people to not get sucked in to the outside world or modern culture from different societies, so instead they want to incorporate their religion with our ideas of culture.

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The 10 Countries Where Climate Change and Pollution Is Killing the Population

The 10 Countries Where Climate Change and Pollution Is Killing the Population | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
A report from DARA has revealed the ten countries in the world where climate change and pollution is killing the population.
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Inside Amazon.. - Imgur

Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.
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Pictures are worth a thousand words...  Why Geography.... the jobs, the expansion, the resources...

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Global Closet Calculator

Global Closet Calculator | Geography for All! | Scoop.it

Good activity for kids to do at home...fun homework and then they share their map... so we can see it is done!

 

Interactive. The Global Closet Calculator aggregates the contents of your own closet by origin to generate a map showing your unique global footprint, and puts you in charge of the global journey your stuff takes to get to you.


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Climate Change Video Guide

Climate Change Video Guide | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
An in-depth, multimedia look at climate change, its global impact, and efforts to combat it.

 

This guide on climate change from the Council on Foreign Relations (independent think tank) covers many of the geopolitical, economic and environmental issues that confront the Earth as global temperatures rise.  Rather than produce a full length feature film, they have organized the this as an interactive video, allowing the user to get short (a couple of minutes) answer to specific questions about the science, foreign policy or economic ramifications of adapting to climate change. 

 

Tags: climate change, environmental adaption, economic, industry.


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Seth Dixon's comment, November 27, 2012 5:21 AM
Thanks for sharing this Giovanni!!
Giovanni Della Peruta's comment, November 27, 2012 5:38 AM
Thanks to you, Seth! :-)
Jose Sepulveda's comment, January 13, 2013 5:58 AM
Very good information, Thanks!
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Amazon Rainforest in One Minute

I love these one minute features.... good exercise for the kids to do, as an 'extra' project or for the whole class.

As seen on MINUTEmaps.com...

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What Could Disappear?

What Could Disappear? | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Coastal and low-lying areas that would be permanently flooded in three levels of higher seas.

 

This interactive feature is designed to answer a simple, yet profound set of questions.  What areas (in over 20 cities around the U.S.) would be under water if the ocean levels rose 5 feet?  12 feet?  25 feet?  The following set of maps show "coastal and low-lying areas that would be permanently flooded without engineered protection." 


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Mary Rack's comment, November 26, 2012 5:03 AM
especially good!
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The Rise of Megacities

The Rise of Megacities | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.

 

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 

 

Tags: urban, megacities.


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Matt Mallinson's comment, November 19, 2012 7:27 AM
If that's what is predicted for 2025, how populated will our world be by 2050? Scary to think about.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 9:28 AM

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 


Download the data yourself as a CSV file and your can import this into ArcGIS online and symbolize your map with any of the columns in the dataset.  


Tags: urban, megacities.


Peter Steffan's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:00 PM

Very cool!

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Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century

Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200!

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Kevin Cournoyer's comment, April 30, 2013 9:54 PM
I found this article really interesting for a few different reasons. As a history major, the article provided a lot of information that I thought was interesting and of which I was unaware. It’s important to understand the reasons for the breakup and/or formation of countries when studying history. Part of understanding that is recognizing and analyzing the geographic implications of these changes.
Perhaps most importantly, the disappearance of countries would certainly have severe economic repercussions. The complete absence of an economy that had been around for decades, or the emergence of several new economies all at once would have serious effects on the interaction between neighboring countries and the global economy. Cultural unity and tension also plays a large role in the disappearance of countries. Examining patterns of cultural dissimilarity and hostility explains the breakup of these countries and makes for nations that possess a great deal of cultural homogeneity and a palette of cultural diversity in a small geographic area.
Al Picozzi's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:38 AM

Amazing to see many of the countries and empires that are no longer around.  Also with the dissoution of many of the empires it lead's to many of the issues that were are dealiing with today.  Splitting the Austro-Hugaraian Empire after WWI along ethnic lines didn't really work and helped to lead to WWII.  The Germans in the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia fro example.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sudetendeutsche_gebiete.svg

 for the area of German population.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 27, 2:01 PM

10 countries that have become nonexistent in the 20th century include Tibet, East Germany and Yugoslavia. These countries have died off because of ethic, religious and cultural falls that were quickly taken over by bigger and more powerful countries.

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Flood Control in the Netherlands Now Allows Sea Water In

Flood Control in the Netherlands Now Allows Sea Water In | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
The Netherlands has held back the sea for centuries; now it is letting it in, as the Dutch realize they are facing a losing battle.

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Time Running out to Save Elephants from Ivory Trade

Time Running out to Save Elephants from Ivory Trade | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
The new wave of killing of elephants in Africa is in many ways far graver than the crisis of the 1970s and 80s. Firstly there are fewer elephants, and secondly the demand for ivory is far higher.
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Human Greed destroys beauty  once again! I also watched the 5 mins video of NG photographer spending time with the elephants...wonderful.

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Brazil plans Amazon tree census to assess deforestation

Brazil plans Amazon tree census to assess deforestation | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Very cool! Brazil plans tree census of Amazon Forest http://t.co/kc4qX87F I wonder what impact this will have on indigenous populations?
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Africa battles poachers to save its wild lions - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Africa battles poachers to save its wild lions - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Zambia has become the latest country to ban the hunting of lions and other endangered wild cats as the continent tries to arrest the predators' plummeting population.
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Good read and audio for kids to experience poaching in today's society.

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101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers

101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
A list of the top 101 websites for social studies, U.S. history, world history, government, economics and civics teachers.

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Many on the list are things I'm sure many of you have seen before, but it is long enough to have a few new resources for even the most seasoned social studies teacher. 

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Mohamed Cherif's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:42 AM

Amazing

 

Mohamed Cherif's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:59 AM

A wonderful source of different materials that, you teacher, will certainly enjoy and then introduce your students to a variety of activities...

Mohamed Cherif's comment, July 30, 2013 8:00 AM
Amazing
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Favela Images

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I love these favela images by Fernando Alan.
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Amazing images to bring this to life for kids who have no concept what the favela looks like.

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Ashley Raposo's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:11 PM

beautiful from an putside perspective, but it's terrifying to me how close and cramped those houses are, how far up steep mountains they are. It reflects to horrible poverty going on in Brasil today.

Amy Marques's curator insight, February 13, 4:47 PM

These images are great in showing the true nature of the favelas. They really show you that these communities are more than just something like south side Providence, these are huge communities. These pictures really put into perspective how big the favelas are and how they really are built on top of each other.

Jess Deady's curator insight, February 20, 3:18 PM

Favelas are the slums. These pictures depict exactly how living in these cities is. CRAMMED. OVERCROWDED. It is insane to look at how people literally live on top of each other, then we have other spaces such as farmlands that have nothing around them for miles. The amount of poverty this favela is suffering from is located within each picture. These people don't usually leave, instead they build up and up. You can see how some of the houses are multiple levels, whereas others are the single story.

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How can you become the ideal & respected tourist when you travel? Check out @UNWTO & its #1billiontourists campaign

How can you become the ideal & respected tourist when you travel? Check out @UNWTO & its #1billiontourists campaign | Geography for All! | Scoop.it

 

Work on being the GEOTOURIST!

 

On 13 December 2012, the one-billionth tourist will arrive somewhere in the world.


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What Can You Do With Geography?

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Thanks, we can say it , but hearing it from someone other than the TEACHER of the course seem sooo much more interesting to the kids!

 

National Geographic video featuring Keith Masback of USGIF.


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Why Should We Save The Amazon Rainforest?

Overview, impact , implications of Rain forest depletion.

a video bout the amazon rainforest - for school...

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Photo Essay: When a Kid's Bedroom Isn't a Room

Photo Essay: When a Kid's Bedroom Isn't a Room | Geography for All! | Scoop.it

AThe pictures are soooo much better than having the kids read or listen to me lecture.

A picture is worth a thousand words...what a wonderful class opener for disparity, effects of urban expansion, child poverty...the list is endless UNFORTUNATELY!

 

A striking look at where children from nine countries sleep at night.


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2014 World Cup: Will Brazil Be Ready?

ESPN Video: With the FIFA World Cup two years away, will Brazil be ready to host soccers premiere event?

 

This short sports documentary (12 minutes) looks at some of the socioeconomic and urban planning issues that are a part of the logistics for a country to prepare for a sporting event on the magnitude of the World Cup.  The discussion of demolitions in the favelas (squatter settlements) is especially intriguing.  Major sporting events of this magnitude that last for two weeks can reshape local geographic patterns for decades.  

 

Tags: sport, Brazil, planning, squatter.


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Brett Sinica's curator insight, October 1, 2013 2:11 PM

I know my soccer, and I know Brazil knows its soccer considering the country has one of the richest histories in the world.  The nation eats, sleeps, and breathes the beautiful game and to host a World Cup right now is immaculate timing.  Some of the best players (possibly ever) in the world would be playing next year, all from star-studded nations.  The forecast for this spectacle will surely be one of the best in history, but that's if it all goes to plan.  There's been many videos and articles of Brazil coming into more problems than solutions.  Repairing and even building new stadiums have set back schedules and have even angered many locals.  In some cities, there have been cases of gentrification, places such as favelas have fell victim.  Being such a passionate fan of the sport, it's almost upsetting that all of these people are being misplaced to house the tournament which has been anxiously waited on since 2010.  The main picture says it all with the three hands covered in blood...  A nation which cares so much about a sport, where it is a way of life and prosperity, is in fact doing more harm than good in some areas.  In the end I hope Brazil can get back on schedule, and leave as little people harmed in the process so the world can enjoy one of the greatest sporting events come summer of 2014.

Ashley Raposo's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:16 PM

The World Cup is getting closer and all eyes are on Brazil. The Favelas are seeing the worst of it. To improve their country for it's soon to be influx of tourists, the Favelas are going through practically forced renovations. Not to mention safety hazards in Brazil are being pushed to the limits with the building anf remidelling of the soccer stadiums. Just last month 2 construction workers part of the rebuilding were killed by an accident. The question is especially true. Will Brazil be ready? Soccer fans around the globe sure hope so.