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War means 'killing small children' - CNN Video

War means 'killing small children' - CNN Video | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
Children in besieged Aleppo attend a school held at a secret location, inside a house. Their teacher's previous school was bombed five times, but still more children want to attend than can fit inside the new location.

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"I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride, to make it easier.  Let the childrenʻs laughter, remind us how it used to be."  I hope for peace and prosperity for the children and families of Syria.  When the little boy reads the sentence in English, it was moving because what I saw was not a little boy simply reading, but rather an act of resistance, even in a small way, against an oppressive "regime" that does not value them and their humanity.  How does this make you feel?  As a student?  As a Hawaiian?  As an American? As a human being?  Makes me want to do something to make a difference, even if itʻs simply raising awareness and bringing these stories into the light. "Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me."

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"I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride, to make it easier.  Let the childrenʻs laughter, remind us how it used to be."  I hope for peace and prosperity for the children and families of Syria.  When the little boy reads the sentence in English, it was moving because what I saw was not a little boy simply reading, but rather an act of resistance, even in a small way, against an oppressive "regime" that does not value them and their humanity.  How does this make you feel?  As a student?  As a Hawaiian?  As an American? As a human being?  Makes me want to do something to make a difference, even if itʻs simply raising awareness and bringing these stories into the light. "Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me."

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The Silk Road: Connecting the ancient world through trade

"With modern technology, a global exchange of goods and ideas can happen at the click of a button. But what about 2,000 years ago? Shannon Harris Castelo unfolds the history of the 5,000-mile Silk Road, a network of multiple routes that used the common language of commerce to connect the world's major settlements, thread by thread."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 4, 2014 10:02 PM

This TED-ED lesson was produced in part by an AP Human Geography teacher and the strands of geographic thought in this video are evident.  More geographers should make their own TED ED lessons; thanks for blazing the trail Shannon! 


Tags: TED, worldwide, transportation, globalization, diffusion, historical, and video.

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Great video! Very cool to see how far the world has come in regards to globalization. Technology has allowed the people across the globe to immerse themselves in other cultures and good from other parts of the world.
Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:51 AM

Great video! Very cool to see how far the world has come in regards to globalization. Technology has allowed the people across the globe to immerse themselves in other cultures and good from other parts of the world.

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Global Conflict Tracker

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CFR's Interactive Guide to U.S. Conflict Prevention Priorities in 2014. (A year after Hugo Chavez's death, #Venezuela is still unstable.
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CrisisWatch | The Monthly Conflict Situation Report

CrisisWatch | The Monthly Conflict Situation Report | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
Mapping global conflict month by month.

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Syria: fears of a lost generation as UN and World Vision highlight cost of war

Syria: fears of a lost generation as UN and World Vision highlight cost of war | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
Unicef warns that lack of basic services combined with mental distress and poverty could lead to irrevocable loss of potential (RT @UNICEF: ‘For #childrenofsyria, past 3 years have been longest of their lives’- our Exec Dir Anthony Lake...
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Women: Victims of conflict or agents of change? - IRINnews.org

Women: Victims of conflict or agents of change? - IRINnews.org | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
Women: Victims of conflict or agents of change?
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Pact ends 40-year, bloody conflict, drives southern Philippines toward peace - National Catholic Reporter

Pact ends 40-year, bloody conflict, drives southern Philippines toward peace - National Catholic Reporter | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
National Catholic Reporter Pact ends 40-year, bloody conflict, drives southern Philippines toward peace National Catholic Reporter Decades of bloody conflict that claimed tens of thousands of lives was declared over when the Philippine government...
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'Eating grass to survive' in besieged Homs

'Eating grass to survive' in besieged Homs | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
“ A resident in the besieged Old City of Homs tells the BBC about the desperate measures citizens have been driven to, as food, medicine and fuel run out.”
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NASA images from space show North Korea shrouded in darkness

NASA images from space show North Korea shrouded in darkness | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
“ Give an astronaut on the International Space Station a digital camera and you're bound to end up with some astounding images -- especially if they're flying above North Korea.”
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Syria On Track To Become World's Largest Source Of Refugees

Syria On Track To Become World's Largest Source Of Refugees | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
reRefugees once fled to Syria. Now, record numbers are fleeing from it. And the exodus is straining the stability of neighbors who are struggling to support both their own citizens and the displaced.
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Syria On Track To Become World's Largest Source Of Refugees

Syria On Track To Become World's Largest Source Of Refugees | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it

reRefugees once fled to Syria. Now, record numbers are fleeing from it. And the exodus is straining the stability of neighbors who are struggling to support both their own citizens and the displaced.

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Kiev’s Battlefield: Protests Ignite Fiery Clashes in Ukraine | TIME.com

Kiev’s Battlefield: Protests Ignite Fiery Clashes in Ukraine | TIME.com | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
Demonstrations that have gripped the capital since November over the government's refusal to make a trade deal with the European Union are turning increasingly violent as two protesters were killed during a bloody melee Wednesday.

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HART Europe's curator insight, January 24, 2014 5:30 PM

#euromaidan crisis is continuing to prevail.

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Why Crimea is so dangerous

Why Crimea is so dangerous | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
“ In the aftermath of the revolution in Kiev - in which pro-Western Ukrainians ousted President Viktor Yanukovych - the focus has shifted to the southern region of Crimea where Russia has deployed troops, triggering a call for reservists across Ukraine and a full-blown international crisis.”
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The Geography of Language

"Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past."


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Woodstock School's curator insight, June 4, 2014 6:05 AM

A good teaching tool for explaining the diversity of languages.

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Geografia Cultural

Chris Plummer's curator insight, January 11, 2015 11:46 PM

Summary- This video explains how so many languages came to be and why. By the early existence of human there was a such smaller variety of languages. Tribes that spoke one language would often split in search of new recourses. Searching tribe would develop in many new different ways than the original tribe. new foods, land, and other elements created a radically different language than the original. 

 

Insight- In unit 3 we study language as a big element of out chapter. One key question in chapter 6 was why are languages distributed the way they are. It is obvious from the video that languages are distributed they way they are is because of the breaking up from people which forced people to develop differently thus creating a different language. As this process continues, there become more and more branches of a language family.  

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40 maps that explain food in America

40 maps that explain food in America | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it

"The future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That’s particularly true in the US, where food insecurity coexists with an obesity crisis, where fast food is everywhere and farmer’s markets are spreading, where foodies have never had more power and McDonald’s has never had more locations, and where the possibility of a barbecue-based civil war is always near. So here are 40 maps, charts, and graphs that show where our food comes from and how we eat it, with some drinking thrown in for good measure."


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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, June 26, 2014 12:26 PM

WOW!  Talk about contrast and compare.  So now is contrast, compare and ... uh? ... conquer??  From farming and enjoying the harvest - which could be interpreted as healthy eating back in the day - TO sugary sweet soda pops and fatty burgers - which some might be calling junk food, convenience food, fast food, comfort food you don't have to cook yourself, the cause of obesity, a politician's guide to a potential source of additional revenue from taxes, etc.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 22, 2014 2:16 PM

With more people than ever living in cities and less people than ever working on farms, the future of our food is in question. The riskiness, labor, low gain,  and negative stereotypes of farmers combined with the fear of food conglomerates has led to a depletion of smaller scale farmers. Brain drain in rural farming areas is depleting the number of younger people willing to work in agriculture. With most of our food production being controlled and overseen by large corporations, people are now questioning the quality of our foods. Recently, the local food movement is educating people on the importance of food produced with integrity and supporting  local businesses.  

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:51 PM

Occasionally these lists that say something like "40 maps that..." end up being an odd assortment of trivia that is interesting but not very instructive.  Not so with this list that has carefully curated these maps and graphs in a sequential order that will enrich students' understanding of food production and consumption in the United States.  Additionally, here are some maps and chart to understand agriculture and food in Canada

 

Tags: agriculture, food production, food distribution, locavore, agribusiness, USA

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EU drafts conflict minerals law, with opt-in clause

EU drafts conflict minerals law, with opt-in clause | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE / European firms are set to be offered a voluntary self-certification scheme to prove that their products’ mineral components were not sold by warlords to fuel bloody conflicts, under a draft EU law that falls short of campaigners’...
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Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace - NPR (blog)

Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace - NPR (blog) | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
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"What's unique is that students themselves would never make the connection that food is a part of international relations," she says.
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The Congo Still Ravaged by U.S.-Funded Conflict and Plunder

The Congo Still Ravaged by U.S.-Funded Conflict and Plunder | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
In November 2013, the army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bolstered by United Nations forces, claimed to have defeated M-23, the most powerful supposedly rebel militia in the Easter...
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What Are the Global Implications of the Ukraine Crisis? - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

What Are the Global Implications of the Ukraine Crisis? - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
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What's your digital footprint?

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“ On the Internet a digital footprint is the word used to describe the trail, traces or "footprints" that people leave online. This is... (Interesting resource for #digitalcitizenship awareness What's your digital footprint?”
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3D Printed Guns (Documentary) - YouTube

“ Cody R Wilson has figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of his own home. Now he's putting all the information online so that other...”
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Report: North Korea fires two missiles off eastern coast

Report: North Korea fires two missiles off eastern coast | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
“ North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its eastern coast on Monday, the second such launch in less than a week, the South Korean Defense Ministry said.”
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Council on Foreign Relations launches the “Global Governance Monitor: Human Rights"

Council on Foreign Relations launches the “Global Governance Monitor: Human Rights" | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it

The International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), in collaboration with MediaStorm, launched the eighth issue of its comprehensive Global Governance Monitor: Human Rights.


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Al Qaeda Has Basically Made Its Own Country In Africa

Al Qaeda Has Basically Made Its Own Country In Africa | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
Northern Mali is becoming its own state.

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Abraham Erickson's curator insight, January 2, 2013 9:43 AM

Al Qaeda has carved out its own country in Northern Mali bigger than the state of Texas and they have developed a new and growing network in Northern Africa. This will change the course of MENA policy for years to come.

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Why is Ukraine in turmoil?

Why is Ukraine in turmoil? | Modern Middle East | Scoop.it
Anti-government protests in Ukraine have continued unabated for months, with dozens killed in clashes on the streets of Kiev - but what is behind the crisis?

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