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The US-Australia Military Alliance against China | Global Research

US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have announced a series of agreements that will open up more Australian bases for American forces and further integrate its military into the US ...
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Australia in its Regional and Global Context.  Military link with USA

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The Geography of Small Talk

The Geography of Small Talk | Geography-Stage5 | Scoop.it
Surprising alternatives to "so what do you do?"—from New Orleans to New York.

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Love this scoop from Seth Dixon. A nice way to help kids understand sense of place .
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 23, 4:48 PM

The types of questions that you ask when you are meeting someone new for the first time has some regional variations but there is much more to the geography of small talk than that as see in this 4 minute video.  People want to understand your cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic context by asking spatial questions about where you are from.  Identity and place are tightly woven and these neighborhood questions are almost invitations to share much more personal information, as if to ask, "how do you fit in this world?"  When you are being introduced to someone, what are the questions that you ask, and what type of information are you hoping to get?  Each person has their own little geography that has profoundly shaped who they are---so what’s your story? 


Tags: language, regions, folk cultures, communityplace, neighborhood.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 24, 6:43 AM

unit 2-3

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Highly concentrated population distribution

Highly concentrated population distribution | Geography-Stage5 | Scoop.it
"Only 2% of Australia's population lives in the yellow area. "
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Brazil's evicted 'won't celebrate World Cup'

Brazil's evicted 'won't celebrate World Cup' | Geography-Stage5 | Scoop.it
Many of those forced from their homes in preparation for the football tournament are asking: 'World Cup for whom?' (Urban Renewal has always meant higher rents, displacement.
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These are some Social Impacts that Urban Renewal  processes often hide. Similar experiences were reported in Sydney and London when building for the Olympics.

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Upcycling - An Alternative to Recycling

Upcycling - An Alternative to Recycling | Geography-Stage5 | Scoop.it
Upcycling is different from Recycling. Recycling is the process of changing discarded materials into new products to prevent waste.  Upcycling is the practice of converting waste materials or usele...

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Salman Zafar's curator insight, October 8, 2013 5:00 AM

reatment of aluminum cans is the closest to a true upcycling model. These containers can be melted down and made into brand new cans, and in the process save over 90% of the energy required to make brand new cans from scratch. This cycle can be repeated forever, reducing energy consumption and effectively removing aluminum from the waste stream.

Jos Loock-Alaerds's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:02 AM

Upcycling new wave

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Are you 'average'?

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The results are in: using data from the 2011 national census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has attempted to paint a picture of the "average Australian".

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A good article for the Australian Communities unit. I like how play highlights that very little people meet the average criteria.

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