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Germany Fights Population Drop

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As German towns work to hide the emptiness, demographers say a similar fate awaits other European countries, with frightening implications for the economy.
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Carpathian Melodies

Andrei Pidkivka on folk flutes from the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. Solomiya Gorokhivska on violin.
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Why are we building new walls to divide us?

Why are we building new walls to divide us? | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
We chart the routes of, and reasons for, the barriers which are once again dividing populations
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Map Tour

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This story map was created with the Esri Map Tour application in ArcGIS Online.
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Why Ukraine Matters

Why Ukraine Matters | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Keep an eye on how the events unfold in Ukraine, because it will be a bellwether in the years to come.
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What A Table Full Of Foreigners Taught Me About Thanksgiving

What A Table Full Of Foreigners Taught Me About Thanksgiving | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Ask your friends who live outside the U.S. what they think about Thanksgiving, and you may be shocked by the answers you get.
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Why China’s middle class supports the Communist Party

Why China’s middle class supports the Communist Party | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Those in the West commonly believe that economic growth and a burgeoning middle class in China will lead to democratic reform.
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12 traditional dances from around the world

12 traditional dances from around the world | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Whether you're synchronized in Mongolia or twirling in Turkey, Gloria Estefan's words still ring true: The rhythm is gonna get you
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Arlis Groves's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:54 AM

I love traveling.  Learning about people around the world makes me feel more connected to my global community.  These photographs are virtual mini-tour.  Enjoy.

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Nairobi Westgate Mall Terror Attack, And The Folly Of 'Otherness' - What Al-Shabaab Revealed About Us

Nairobi Westgate Mall Terror Attack, And The Folly Of 'Otherness'  - What Al-Shabaab Revealed About Us | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
AROUND noon on Saturday September 21, a group of terrorists believed to number 10 to 18 stormed the Westgate Mall in western Nairobi. By the third day, 69 had been killed during the attack, or died...
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Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World contest

Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World contest | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it

"Muslim women from six countries defy western beauty ideals, emphasize spirituality.  Organizers of the event said they wanted to show Muslim women there is an alternative to the idea of beauty put forward by the British-run Miss World pageant. They also stress that opposition to the pageant can be expressed non-violently." 


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Rawr_adventuretime's comment, October 3, 2013 1:27 PM
This is social because the gender relations is women defying ideas of beauty and expressing beauty through spirit instead of body and looks c:
Mrs. B's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:34 AM

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Hannah Hitchcock's curator insight, December 13, 2013 1:54 PM

This article is a really good example on how beauty is a cultural perception. American pleople have a skewed idea of beauty, those shown above not being in that category. In other countries, these women might be extreamly beautiful, but the American perception doesn't believe the same things.  

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9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask

9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Yes, the first question is
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The Little Germans: Alienation Still Divides East from West - SPIEGEL ONLINE

The Little Germans: Alienation Still Divides East from West - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Almost 25 years after the Berlin Wall fell, a profound sense of otherness endures between residents on both sides of the former divide. Rather than trying to change or ignore this, both sides should simply accept it.
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The World's 25 Busiest Airports

The World's 25 Busiest Airports | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
More than 1.4 billion airline passengers departed, landed, or connected through these massive facilities in 2012. Viewing them from above gives a sense of their gargantuan scale and global significance.
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Slavery's last stand - CNN.com

Slavery's last stand - CNN.com | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Mauritania's endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery. But as one woman's journey shows, the first step toward freedom is realizing you're enslaved.
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9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarrassed to ask

9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarrassed to ask | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Yes, the first question is "What is Ukraine?"
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USSR established — History.com This Day in History — 12/30/1922

USSR established — History.com This Day in History — 12/30/1922 | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.
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Missing Girls...

"In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called 'gendercide' or femicide."


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Evelyn's curator insight, January 14, 8:37 AM

Girls should not be gone just because they're girls. Boys and girls are equal, girls shouldnt be treated different than boys because we are both equal. if girls were gone completly then they wont be able to have kids and family. imagine if your mom was abandoned just because she is a girl. how would that make you feel? 

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 7, 10:30 PM

The way the people of China and India treat baby girls is upsetting. India and China eliminate more girls than the number of girls born every year in America; that is disturbing to think about. When a couple decides to have a child they should own up to the responsibility and take care of the baby despite the gender. I know of several people who adopted Chinese female children, luckily they had a chance at life, unfortunately, not many baby girls in China or India have that chance.  

                                                                                 

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 9:10 PM

Females might be the underdogs of men forever. Hopefully this is not the case but it just seems like it will be sometimes, doesn't it? Women have had issues with rights and equality from the beginning of time. Things need to change on a global scale for horrible situations like this to stop occurring so frequently.

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Battle for Ukraine

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THUGS and thieves always prefer to act in the early hours of the morning. So did Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president.Less than 24 hours after he ruined the...
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Modern Slavery

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"I recently saw this map in a Washington Post article about modern day slavery and was immediately was struck by the spatial extent and amount of slaves in today’s global economy.  As stated in that article, “This is not some softened, by-modern-standards definition of slavery. These 30 million people are living as forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides in forced marriages and, in all ways that matter, as pieces of property, chattel in the servitude of absolute ownership.”  This map shows some important spatial patterns that seem to correlate to economic and cultural factors."


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Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:36 AM

For slavery to thrive you need a big business to produce goods for and a large amount of people to actually do the work for little or no pay. We can try to eliminate by having machines produce goods or paying the workers more and giving them better working conditions. Our spending habits are some what responsible because these slaves our producing our products for us for very cheap. 

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:15 AM

In my opinion slavery is the worst possible living situation. id rather be be free but have no food suply than to be a slave. its dishearting to look at these numbers and see that 30 million people have to deal with the worst quality of live possible. but what sickens me the most is the lack of information we have been given about this though primary schools. In school we were taught about Lincoln freeing the slaves ans american slavery almost every year. But not a single time did they connect or even touch on that it is a massive problem in the world today. It was to the extend that for a few years i was mislead to thinking that Lincoln made this a slave free world, boy was i wrong. Slavery is revesable though, it can be countered by harser punishments and more restrictions on the slave owners. We could also do our best to make it so they bring in as little money as possible so they are forced to find a different occupation. 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 19, 5:04 PM

MOdern Slavery is a huge problem throughtout the world and especially in Africa and surrounding sister countries. For example, in Africa this map shows us that the slave rate is more than .75 this indicates that there is a small percentage of the country that is not enslaved in some way. This is outrageous for the modern society to think of in todays world especially because as Americans we think of the slave trade and slavery being something that happened many years ago and then slavery was abloished and now nothing bad happens anymore well we couldn't be more WRONG! AMericans are mostly ingornat to the fact that although slavery is not announced in surronding counintents and countries does not mean that it doesn't exist. Another example of this is the Somali blood diamonds and how the children become toy-soldiers and are turned into rebels because if they dont they will be killed so this is the type of society where it is kill or me killed. These CHILDREN are trained to kill anyone and everyone who gets in their way; taken away from their families at a young age and then brainwashed into using their ignorance as bliss.

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The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World - Imgur

Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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How Much Is That Second Baby Worth In Yuan?

How Much Is That Second Baby Worth In Yuan? | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Nineteen Chinese provincial governments collected $2.7 billion in baby fines last year.
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North Korea Then And Now: In The Hermit Kingdom, 18 Years After My Parents

North Korea Then And Now: In The Hermit Kingdom, 18 Years After My Parents | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Two decades after my mom and dad went to the world's most reclusive nation, I set off on a similar journey, and re-created their photos.
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The shadow of Ypres

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“CLEARLY,” wrote an exasperated Winston Churchill in the summer of 1944, “I cannot make head against the parsons and the warriors at the same time.” Through...
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The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated

The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
A color-coded map of the country's religious and ethnic groups helps explain why the fighting is so bad.
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The Global Economy: Minutes Of Minimum-Wage Work To Buy A Big Mac

The Global Economy: Minutes Of Minimum-Wage Work To Buy A Big Mac | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Just 18 minutes of minimum-wage work in Australia earns you a Big Mac, but in Afghanistan and India it takes around 6 hours.
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Germany Fights Population Drop

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As German towns work to hide the emptiness, demographers say a similar fate awaits other European countries, with frightening implications for the economy.
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Population Density

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"[This map's] an unabashedly generalized interactive population density map inspired/stolen from a map by William Bunge entitled Islands of Mankind that I came across on John Krygier‘s blog. I thought Bunge’s map was a novel way to look at population density, and I’ve tried to stay close to the spirit of the original."


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Kamaryn Hunt's comment, October 7, 2013 6:22 PM
I really liked this map, because it showed me how spread out we are. I actually didnt realize the world was THIS populated!
Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 5:23 PM

This interactive map shows the varying intensities of population density, and the first thing that I thought of was how low the population density is in my hometown, compared to some of the bigger cities or areas around the world.  I am from a rural area of Rhode Island, and there are plenty of farms near my home, as well as woods and ponds.  It really is a beautiful area, which made me think that if population densities were so high- the maximum density on the interactive map was over 500 people per square kilometer- that there would  be less room for the beauty of the natural world in those densely populated areas.  I grew up playing in my woods, and I am always shocked by city-dwellers that live in places where their yards have one or two trees (and are considered to live in 'woodsy' areas of their towns), or have no yards at all.  My town has a low population density, and much of the land is occupied by the reservoir, farms, and woodland areas that are not permissible for development.  Although my hometown is not a city, it serves the more populated areas- such as Providence- by providing water to their city.  It seems the more populated areas drain the surrounding areas of their natural beauty and resources.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:31 PM

Mindblowing interractive map dealing with the population desinty of the world.  From tinkering around with this ive seen some scary things. As we all know the North East metropolis area is compact with people from rhode island to delaware and everything in between. but when you take the map to 100 people per square to kilomete it almost disapears. This in itself wouldnt be that bad but when you move the image to 500 per kilometer almost the entireity of India is still there. This is a perfect compaitive example of how jam packed south eastern asia is and its actually pretty scary.