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This video explains what geo-literacy is, providing the answer that it consists of spatial thinking skills and understanding geographic systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of geo-literacy and spatial perspective because it indicates that for a population to be knowledgeable about geography, it must go above the mere rote memorization of toponyms and instead explore the spatial characteristics of places.

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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:33 PM

Geo literacy explained to all people that don't know I Teacher Much more than just places...

Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 1, 2013 10:32 AM

Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map.  National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geo-literacy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.

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This thoughtful blog post from Smithsonian extrapolates about the future of mapping and how technology will continue to play a role in it, as it has in terms of GIS and GPS in the past twenty years.


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of GIS, GPS, and mapping, because it indicates that technology will continue to play a significant role in morphing the utility and function of maps in the future.

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This article explains the connection of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to the geographic concept of spatial thinking, indicating that GIS software and products have the capacity to spatialize data sets by providing spatial data structures and encoding systems for geographic information.


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concept of the spatial perspective of geography because it explains the connection of GIS to the spatial perspective and how GIS can be beneficial for enhancing spatial knowledge and expression.

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This Smithsonian article maps the economic boom created by the shale gas fracking ventures in the United States in the last few years. It indicates the effect of ecology on geopolitical relationships.


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concept of the ecological perspective of geography because it describes the relationship between political geography and the ecological makeup of a region.

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Candy Copeland's curator insight, November 8, 2013 5:08 PM

Many communities are fighting fracking.  In Texas a man sued oil company and the oil company lost so they conter sued the man for defamation.  Parts of Colorado have recently passed laws to keep fracking out of their communities.  

Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:53 PM

In class we studied "fracking," or the fracturing of shale deep in the Earth with blasts of fluid, which produces a harvestable oil yield and much pollution to aquifers in the area.  I live at a house sometimes, where the water is rusty- and it really prevents me from doing much of anything with the water.  I can't cook with it, I can't shower in it, I can't drink it, I have to use bottled water to even brush my teeth because the simple rust content is so vile.  I cannot even imagine what the industrial acid- hydrochloric acid, as well as other contaminants in the water- would do to the water someone relies on...  I think of situations where neighbors trees are dangling over someone else's property, and how branches may be required to be cut down because of their interference with neighboring property, and I would hope that something can be done about protection of aquifers, along the same times... If there is something negative or unwanted affecting someone's water, something really should be done about it.  Knowing that there are negative consequences that come along with fracking, I really can't fathom why people do it!  I live in a protected watershed area in Scituate that does not allow development of any kind on one side of the road because of the Scituate Reservoir.  People are not allowed in the Reservoir Property at all, let alone not allowed to dump waste or cause any sort of harm to the environment, because a huge portion of the state of RI gets their water from that reservoir.  I am not an absolute tree-hugger, but I also don't think that such problematic activites should be 'stirred up' in areas that affect something that humans rely on and need to survive.  While I see that I am not affected by these shale fracking ops as are indicated on the map, I also DO care about the peope in those areas! Why should they be subjected to such putrification of their water resources?  I am once again perplexed by the darkness of humanity.

Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, December 10, 2013 3:48 PM

This was a very interesting topic to read about,  its clear the issue of fracking has so many cracks to it(haha). While whats occuring is completly unnatural, the economic forces behind it are clear, this is a big way to help give amercans cheeper gas. However the effects it has locally are increadibly destuctive and will likely have futher consiquences as fracking continues. I noticed by looking at this map that policialy it seem like fracking is occuring in the red states, seems they want to use there land for the resouces even though it might destroy. While politicaly librals want to protect there enviorments of there blue states. This really adds anouther levle to it and how the placment of these new gas companys is panning out arcosss america.

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This article posits the idea that geographic perspectives matter significantly when it comes to debating policy on the local, state, and federal levels of government.


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the Harm de Blij book "Why Geography Matters" that is assigned for summer reading because it indicates that geography's perspectives matter equally or more so than political science and economics.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 13, 10:05 PM

Spatial thinking needs to be infused into many of our public conversations, and geographers collectively need to find ways to be a part of them.

Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, May 21, 1:05 PM

A great article discussing why geography matters in ongoing discussions about public policy. The spatial perspective is a key thing to remember in any decision-making process.

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This article indicates the functional region created by an individual who works from home and generates income solely from their residence. It explains how this works in the long-run geographic perspective.


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concept of functional regions because it indicates how an individual who works from home embodies a certain type of functional region with unique factors.

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This post on Global Economic analysis indicates the change in labor force, employment, and population in 2008 vs 2014, a six year difference.

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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the theme of labor capital of a population because it indicates the differences in six years of the labor force in terms of population.

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This article indicates that as of January 2013, about 530,000 people were registered citizens of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. There were 20,000 new arrivals to the country in 2012, and the population consists of 44% foreigners.


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In AP Human Geo., this article illustrates the theme of immigration, as it indicates that almost half of the population of Luxembourg is made up of immigrants from other countries. It's a real world example of how migration can significantly change the demographics of a country.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 23, 2013 11:50 AM

 

As of January 2013, more than 530,000 people were registered in the Grand Duchy, with over 20,000 new arrivals to the country in 2012, and over 44 percent foreigners among the population.

 

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Population

This video accentuates the estimation that the world will reach a population of 9 billion humans by 2050, and then 10 billion by 2100. It explains the problems that this will pose for the future of the planet and humanity.


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concept of population growth rates because it uses UN information about population and population trends to predict beyond the present and make suggestions on what to do about it.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:12 PM

Population trends

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This article in the Global Post gives real time population statistics for any country in the world, including statistics about births, deaths, migration, and growth rates. It also brings forth some demographic trends that are expected to affect the respective countries.


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In AP Human Geo., this article relates to the population growth theme because it utilizes all of the indicators we learned in this class, including CBR, CDR, net migration rates, and population growth rates.

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Scott D.Warner, PLS's comment, August 3, 2013 5:03 PM
Population density dependent malfunctions in societies include crime, disease, and even war.
Riley Tuggle's curator insight, September 10, 9:51 AM

I believe India has more men than women because sometimes when women can't have a son for their first or second child, the men would beat the women to death, or in some instances women are captured and sold for wives, and they may commit suicide they are so depressed. Also, some pregnant women find out their baby is a girl, they would aport or abandon her because sons are apparently more important and successful because they would stay home and take care of their parents when they are elderly and they would carry on the families name. -rt

MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 3:22 AM

This is fantastic - have a look at various countries and their 'rate' of growth

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This C-Span video by Richard Jackson focused on the aging population of the United States and the ramifications that are currently and will be felt in terms of social, economic, geopolitical, and demographic issues. It exemplifies the final stages of the demographic transition model on each of the aforementioned factors on Western countries.


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the theme of the dependency ratio and the population pyramid. As the population ages, the dependency ratio increases as the elder population brackets of the population pyramid require funds from the working class population to sustain themselves.

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This article indicates eight different pivotal geographical areas that will have immense geopolitical relevance in the foreseeable future, including the particularly alarming case of Pakistan.


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In AP Human Geo., this article relates to the concept of regions because it divides the earth into many different regions, of which eight of them are further broken down to be considered pivotal areas in terms of future geopolitics.

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This video explains what geo-literacy is, providing the answer that it consists of spatial thinking skills and understanding geographic systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.


Via Seth Dixon, Mr. David Burton, Matthew Wahl, Jarett Schiebel, Geocrusader80
Kyle Kampe's insight:

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of geo-literacy and spatial perspective because it indicates that for a population to be knowledgeable about geography, it must go above the mere rote memorization of toponyms and instead explore the spatial characteristics of places.

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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:33 PM

Geo literacy explained to all people that don't know I Teacher Much more than just places...

Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 1, 2013 10:32 AM

Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map.  National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geo-literacy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.

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This article presents an interactive module with over 20 different maps and perspectives to show both the physical and human geography of a particular environment, in this case the California Delta.


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In AP Human Geo., this article relates to the concept of human geography vs physical geography in that its maps and interactive models provide a basis for the difference between the two subfields of geography.

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This about.com article indicates the four traditions of geography formulated by the geographer William D. Pattison, which are, respectively, spatial tradition, area studies tradition, man-land tradition, and earth science tradition.


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of geographic perspectives because it divides the discipline of geography into four different categories from which it can be studied.

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This article presents the commonly-regarded perceptual regions of North America and outlines them on a map.


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In AP Human Geo., this article relates to the concept of perceptual regions because it divides up the continent of North America into perceptual regions developed by the mental maps of its occupants.

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samantha benitez's curator insight, November 22, 3:12 PM

shows how the mijority seperate regions and lable them, with the collaberating of different perspectives, ideas, and beliefs resulting in the map above, even though many would disagree on the boundaries.

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Population

In his Ted Talk, Hans Rosling explains how population will inevitably continue to grow by a few billion, and then it will level off as humanity tries to even out standards of living for all its makeup.

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In AP Human Geo., this video relates to the concept of population growth because it accentuates the inevitable growth of the population in easy-to-understand imagery and terms and highlights that the problem needs complex solutions to be fixed.

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This TedTalk video explains how to interpret a population pyramid and uses three different population pyramids of Rwanda, Canada, and Japan to illustrate the similarities and differences.


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the theme of population pyramids because it gives a compelling explanation of how to interpret population pyramids and why they are significant for extrapolating into the future.

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Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 6:54 PM

This video proves how population pyramids can predict the current and future state of a country such as Rwanda.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 12:41 PM

Population statistics help show past, present, and future issues and concerns of certain areas ranging from health to women's' issues.

The movement of people in and out of areas affect population statistics and the landscape of areas either positively of negatively.

Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 26, 4:04 PM

Population unit

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This video explains that overpopulation and overconsumption are at the root of the most of the problems the world faces today. Standards of living will thus decline as these two concepts continue to metastasize.

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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the theme of overpopulation and Malthusian population growth issues because it indicates similar problems that will be faced in the future by population growth rates today.

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Population

This video gives the information about population growth among human beings in the last several hundred years and the ramifications that this will have on our species and the planet as a whole in the future. It articulates details about the ecological impacts of increased resource use by humans.

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In AP Human Geo., this video relates to the theme of Malthusian theories of population growth and overpopulation. The video indicates that human population growth is in an ecological imbalance with the earth, and this could cause adverse affects in the future.

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This NatGeo video presents the challenges that the planet will face as its human population continues to grow. It gives information about population growth in the past and statistics about births, deaths, life expectancy, and other parameters. The video is very insightful, using data and simple visual imagery to depict its message.

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This relates to the theme of overpopulation and population growth in AP Human Geo., and fits well under the population unit. It shows that the planet currently has 7 billion occupants and may have to sustain many more than that in the future, despite natural resources dwindling.

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