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Africa's Farming Revolution Starts Here

Africa's Farming Revolution Starts Here | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
African farmers have long lacked one thing: real-time market knowledge. Mobile app developers are racing to change that. 
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In Ethiopia’s Capital, a Resurgent Jazz Scene

In Ethiopia’s Capital, a Resurgent Jazz Scene | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
Several venues featuring different jazz styles have sprung up in Addis Ababa in recent years, more than two decades after an evening curfew was lifted.
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Globalization, cultural diffusion

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We Spoke to a Monsanto Exec About Solving the World's Food Crisis

We Spoke to a Monsanto Exec About Solving the World's Food Crisis | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
Best known for its GM seeds, Monsanto is now styling itself as an information technology company. And it may hold the future of a hungry humanity in its hands.
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Agriculture, agribusiness

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25 weird toilets around the world | The HostelBookers Blog

25 weird toilets around the world | The HostelBookers Blog | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
25 weird toilets from around the world in pictures! From the huts of Laos Thailand to the psychedelic bathrooms of Zurich...
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World Toilet Day

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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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World toilet day!

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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 10:51 AM

APHG-U2 & U6

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.

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What Is a "Nation"?

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Golden Temple of Amristar

"The Golden Temple is the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. It is also home to one of the largest free eateries in the world. Read the related article."


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James Hobson's curator insight, November 11, 1:33 PM

(South Asia topic 8)

Sikhism can be seen as a product of its environment. Those who disliked the locally-prevalent concepts of caste and other division but upheld other Hindi and Islamic teachings were led to express and establish their own beliefs through this religion.

I would like to mention that I see many parallels between Sikhism and Christianity, my own religion. Though originating thousands of miles apart in different cultures and in different time periods, both emphasize equality, charity, and an openness/welcoming to outsiders, even if they are of other faiths. This goes to show that just like humans ourselves, ideas are able to span across time and space, carrying on the same concepts and values.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, November 19, 12:14 PM

What is happening during the week at the Golden Temple of Amristar not only is an incredible act of charity but it reflects the cultural make up of Indian religion. This vegetarian buffet that serves whoever wishes to dine there is a reflection of India's tolerance for others. Although the Temple is a Sikh holy place, they allow anyone to come and get a free meal. Tens of thousands of people come to this temple regardless of their cultural background. This reflects how India's cultural climate in regards to diversity. India is a very culturally diverse place and the fact that a Sikh holy temple opens its doors to whom ever wants to enter is the perfect example of that.

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 23, 12:17 PM

This is a short, but beautiful look into the Sikh religion. It explains the mix of Buddhist and Muslim religions that make up Sikh. It is nice to see the openness  of the temple to worshipers of all faiths.

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Quadruple Homicide in Peruvian Amazon Puts Criminal Logging in Spotlight

Quadruple Homicide in Peruvian Amazon Puts Criminal Logging in Spotlight | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
Community leader foretold his own death at the hands of criminal loggers.
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Deforestation and land use on display in this article.

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The Gauche Cadaver and the Socialist Tea Party

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A war within in François Hollande’s teetering government is threatening to end socialism in France as we know it.
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The paragraph which discusses Montebourg's slogan of de-globalization is especially interesting.

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Immigrants reshape Houston, America’s most diverse metropolis | Al Jazeera America

Immigrants reshape Houston, America’s most diverse metropolis | Al Jazeera America | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
Oil men give way to imams in this hot urban sprawl of 6 million – black, white, Hispanic and Asian
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12 'Hunger Games' Districts Re-imagined in Stunning Instagrams

12 'Hunger Games' Districts Re-imagined in Stunning Instagrams | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
If you can't wait until 'Catching Fire' debuts in theaters on Nov. 22, Shutterstock just re-imagined them all in Instagram videos.
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Great to use alongside Michael Robinson's Mapping the Hunger Games activity.

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Can We Save Venice?

Can We Save Venice? | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it

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Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:42 PM

This detailed account of the problems faced by the people, and city, of Venice is a great account of the idea of Human Environment Interaction that is central to Human Geography. Human actions are causing the city to sink while more human actions are attempting to raise the city out of the water.

Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 28, 2013 3:24 PM

It is no surprise to anyone that one day the beautiful city of Venice will one day be completely submerged under water. However looking at this map makes it hopeful that the process may be slowed down or even stopped! Looking at the map the green boxes represent the parts of Venice that have been uplifted, while the red boxes represent the parts that are sinking. What was surprising was that there appeared to be more green boxes on the map than red. Most of the boxes, both green and red, are along the coastline. I would think since most of the damage is along the coast line it would be a little easier to try and uplift. Hopefully the green boxes can make up for the red boxes in order to keep Venice from continually sinking. With these advances who knows where we will be in even another twenty years. We may be able to continue to uplift Venice to prevent it from submerging under water. It appears that the city is making progress in this process from the data given in the map. 

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:53 AM

As we all know Venice is known for its lack of streets because the city is navigated by canals. This map shows where humans are actually causing the city to sink (in red) and where through restoration and consideration are helping the city stay afloat (Green). These little acts of restoration can become increasinly important in the future with growing population density. Lets hope that Venice doesnt get to populated though so the next generation dosent have to refer to it as the lost underwater city of venice.

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The Top 5 Foreign Policy Lessons of the Past 20 Years

The Top 5 Foreign Policy Lessons of the Past 20 Years | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
From Russia to China to the United States, from hubris to
ultimatums to power plays, the good, the bad, and the ugly of (recent) world
politics. 
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Geoenrichment - Infographic

Geoenrichment - Infographic | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
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Population Pyramids & location

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Depleting the water

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Lesley Stahl reports on disturbing new evidence that our planet's groundwater is being pumped out much faster than it can be replenished
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Resources, water, HEI

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23 maps and charts on language

23 maps and charts on language | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
Did you know that Swedish has more in common with Hindi than it does with Finnish?
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Language

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Flush Tracker | Lean Mean Fighting Machine

Flush Tracker | Lean Mean Fighting Machine | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
Digital advertising agency.
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For world toilet day!

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What Is a "State"?

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Rape Culture in the Alaskan Wilderness

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In the tight-knit communities of the far north, there are no roads, no police officers—and higher rates of sexual assault than anywhere else in the United States.
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Place, infrastructure, politics, and culture... great link to the "why of where".

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ISIS: A New Threat | Teaching with the News | Brown University

ISIS: A New Threat | Teaching with the News | Brown University | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
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Rethinking Nero

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He killed two of his wives and possibly his mother. He may have presided over the burning of Rome. But he never fiddled, and now some scholars say he wasn't all bad.
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'Geography Can Be Tough': Canada Trolls Russia For Ukraine Action

'Geography Can Be Tough': Canada Trolls Russia For Ukraine Action | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
A tweet from Canada's NATO delegation shows a map with two distinctly marked areas: "Russia" and "Not Russia." It's in apparent response to Moscow's claims that its troops mistakenly entered Ukraine.
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As coast erodes, names wiped off the map

As coast erodes, names wiped off the map | APHG Classroom Resources | Scoop.it
For decades, south Louisiana residents have watched coastal landmarks disappear as erosion worsened and the Gulf of Mexico marched steadily inward.

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Sylvain Rotillon's comment, May 9, 2013 2:57 PM
The eprverse effect of maps is that they give the false idea that our physical world is steady. It's the case as we see here for coastal environments, but also for rivers.
Ryan G Soares's curator insight, December 3, 2013 11:12 AM

I find it quite facinating how the world changes. Some of the worlds most beautiful things may not be here 30 years from now. It is quite humbling that things that man builds can be taken away by Mother Nature. As the years pass the memories made will be vanished by the environment.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 14, 11:40 PM

Interesting how the physical landscape of one country can be effected by the surrounding water that connects two different countries. To have some areas of Louisiana be overtaken by the Gulf of Mexico is astounding, seeing an area that has stayed relatively the same be wiped off the map is interesting