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Unit 2: Immigration and American Jobs

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Rather than displacing native workers, the availability of cheap immigrant labor can help create jobs for Americans as well, researchers have concluded.
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Interview with a Geographer

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In this interview with a geographer, Emily White tells us it's more than state capitals and shares how math can help kids and parents map and explore the world.
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CH9: Human waste

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The world must build toilets to save livesTHE practice of open defecation is increasingly dangerous to public health when people crowd close together. Worms and...
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CH1: This software entrepreneur wants executives to think like cartographers

CH1: This software entrepreneur wants executives to think like cartographers | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
Jack Dangermond, founder of the 45-year-old mapping software company Esri, thinks every businessperson needs more geospatial awareness.
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How America will look in 2060, in 1 amazing GIF

How America will look in 2060, in 1 amazing GIF | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
Older. And that should be a good thing for Republicans.
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Smartphones and the Uncertain Future of 'Spatial Thinking'

Smartphones and the Uncertain Future of 'Spatial Thinking' | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
Navigation apps are transforming the way we experience urban environments, for better and for worse.
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As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?

As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us? | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
As world population projections soar, there are rising concerns about the impact billions more people will have on the planet.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 20, 8:56 PM

Population projections, Malthus

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 22, 10:32 PM

Unit 2

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Video: 220 years of US population changes in one map

Video: 220 years of US population changes in one map | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
Watch more than two centuries of population growth and movement in 80 seconds.
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Women in politics: Treating the fair sex fairly

Women in politics: Treating the fair sex fairly | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
“A TOKEN sprinkling of women,” is how Luciana Berger, a member of parliament for the opposition Labour Party, dismissed the recent British cabinet reshuffle, the avowed aim of which was to make the government less male.

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Globalization II - Good or Bad?: Crash Course World History #42 - YouTube


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Unit 1: Globalization (Key term)

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Migration - Video: Thousands of Years of Human Migration in Five Minutes

Migration - Video: Thousands of Years of Human Migration in Five Minutes | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
A new data visualization brings to life the human migration patterns that shaped Western civilization, from 600 BC to the present day.
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A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths

A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
This simulation gives an eerily omniscient vantage on the world as it fills.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 30, 2:58 PM

Very interesting..

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 22, 10:42 PM

Unit 2:population

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The Power of Maps, Past and Present

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New ways of envisioning how America once looked, and how it is changing.

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Unit 2 - Geoenrichment Local Population Pyramids

Unit 2 - Geoenrichment Local Population Pyramids | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
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Have you even wanted to explore an interactive map of the United States and be able to click on any neighborhood to see the local population age structure and compare that to the national, state or county data?  If not, you don't know what you've been missing.  This is a fantastic resource that lets you and your students explore the data AND ask spatial questions.

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CH2: The end of the population pyramid

CH2: The end of the population pyramid | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
The shape of the world's demography is changingTHE pyramid is a traditional way of visualising and explaining the age structure of a society. If you draw a chart...
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The Next America

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Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
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How 250,000 Belgians didn't leave a trace

How 250,000 Belgians didn't leave a trace | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it
Britain was home to 250,000 Belgian refugees in WW1 so why is their story forgotten today?
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Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future

"Population statistics are like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country's future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries' pyramids as examples."


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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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Globalization I - The Upside: Crash Course World History #41 - YouTube

In which John Green teaches you about globalization, a subject so epic, so, um, global, it requires two videos. In this video, John follows the surprisingly ...
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Poop Stories

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"From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter? Take a look at some international potty humor and then follow the jokes to a deeper understanding. Every laugh on this page reflects a life and death issue: the very real sanitation problems facing India today."


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Roman Mirando's curator insight, August 21, 10:21 AM

I do not want to use public bathrooms in the first place but this makes me want to not use them more. It is frightening that three children die every minute because of poor sanitation. Also, 1.5 million children die every year because of poor sanitation. These facts are so horrific and now I am going to make sure I am sanitized.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, November 10, 4:19 PM

It is fascinating that a country so many lives are lost due to something we find simple and trivial, and really do not even think about but use on a daily basis.

Jessica Robson Postlethwaite's curator insight, November 18, 7:03 PM

World toilet day!

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Illegal immigration by kids to U.S.A.

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Data Visualisation by @BBGVisualData. Data Source: US Gov Open Data.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 9, 6:01 PM

Great graph for discussion in migration and political unit. 

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 22, 10:39 PM

Migration unit

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Development: Poop Stories

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"From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter? Take a look at some international potty humor and then follow the jokes to a deeper understanding. Every laugh on this page reflects a life and death issue: the very real sanitation problems facing India today."


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Roman Mirando's curator insight, August 21, 10:21 AM

I do not want to use public bathrooms in the first place but this makes me want to not use them more. It is frightening that three children die every minute because of poor sanitation. Also, 1.5 million children die every year because of poor sanitation. These facts are so horrific and now I am going to make sure I am sanitized.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, November 10, 4:19 PM

It is fascinating that a country so many lives are lost due to something we find simple and trivial, and really do not even think about but use on a daily basis.

Jessica Robson Postlethwaite's curator insight, November 18, 7:03 PM

World toilet day!

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Colombia's Herd of Hungry Hippos

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"A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch - and no-one quite knows what to do with them."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 26, 10:33 PM

An important idea in biogeography is the concept of invasive species. An invasive species is an organism that is not indigenous to an area but causes great economic or environmental harm to the new area as it quickly adapts and alters the ecosystem.   Colombia's hippopotamus herd certainly qualifies as an interesting example to share with students of unintended ecological consequences that occur through human and environmental interactions.  For further explorations into invasive species, see this National Geographic lesson plan.   

 

Tags: biogeography, environmentecology, Colombia, National Geographic.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 1, 6:30 PM

Ecosystem imbalance

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Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes

Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes | GHS  Nature of Geography & Population Geography | Scoop.it

"For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates."


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Rebecca Renck's curator insight, July 30, 10:52 AM

The gratitude of the Finnish people is to be admired.  Here is a people that instead of accepting a gift from the government as an entitlement see it as a gift with all the excitement and appreciation that a new baby brings with it.  It makes my heart smile to think of how these boxes available to everyone, rich and poor, are received.  This is also a direct look at how family life and babies are being received with love.... lucky babies!

Gillian Campbell's curator insight, July 31, 6:04 AM

It's certainly an interesting one.....

Jennifer Brown's curator insight, December 15, 8:56 AM

Some traditions are work keeping! The fact that the country of Finland gave these mother's boxes for having kids is amazing. They gave them a baby shower without actually having to do any of the work. I also love that fact that birth rates went up since they introduced this box. I wish America would have done something like for it's mothers, It would be cool to see one of these boxes

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Local Population Pyramids

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Mrs. K's curator insight, August 27, 7:13 AM

1G Theme 2: 6 Billion people and me

CT Blake's curator insight, August 29, 8:27 PM

Useful for explaining population pyramids.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 16, 12:08 PM

Unit 2