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What Can We Learn From Expensive Chicken Wings on Super Bowl Sunday?

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For many Americans, the higher price of chicken wings was bad news.
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Really intyeresting for the Agriculture unit and a connection back to Malthus and if we will be able to feed 9 billion.

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Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach

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Why Geography Should Make a Comeback in K-12

Why Geography Should Make a Comeback in K-12 | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Some educators believe that geography is subject that should go hand in hand with the STEM push.

 

Geography used to be a subject that was taught throughout the nation but somewhere along the line it got put on the back burner. Now, in California, educators are finding ways to bring the subject back and their methods may be of interest to parents and teachers beyond the West Coast.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education, STEM.


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Teaching APHG with Live Web Maps

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Lyn Malone and Seth Dixon combined to present at NCGE 2015 on Saturday August 8th; the topic was Teaching AP Human Geography with Live Web Maps.

 

Tags: APHG, NCGE, training, edtech, GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 10, 10:58 PM

I was glad to present in Washington D.C., and for any who could not attend, it was designed as a "first foray" into using ArcGIS online and chance to discover great web maps for every unit of APHG. 

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Agriculture May Have Started 11,000 Years Earlier Than We Thought — NOVA Next | PBS

Agriculture May Have Started 11,000 Years Earlier Than We Thought — NOVA Next | PBS | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Evidence of 23,000 year-old small-scale farming trials seen at a site on the Sea of Galilee in Israel.
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What Endures From the Ancient Civilizations That Once Ruled the Central Andes?

What Endures From the Ancient Civilizations That Once Ruled the Central Andes? | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
To journey here is to roam through almost six thousand years of civilization, to one of the places where the human enterprise began
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Map Projections

This video describes what map projections are, and how the Earth can be represented using map projections within a GIS.

 

Tags: Mapping, video, map projections, cartography.


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Campbell Ingraham's curator insight, May 25, 3:14 PM

This video relates to Use of geospatial technologies, such as GIS, remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), and online maps. It tells about how the world is a 3D shape, but we view it as 2D, which leads to distortions in world size. The use of GIS allows for the world to be projected onto any shape such as a cone, rectangle, prism, or pyramid. And this leads to the different map projections. 

MsPerry's curator insight, May 27, 9:31 AM

Ch 1 Map Projections

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Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms

Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
The University of the District of Columbia is the one land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's fostering studies on growing food in raised beds, hoop houses and shipping containers.
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The History of Cuba-U.S. Relations

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One of the last relics of the Cold War ended on December 17, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama announced a thawing of foreign relations policy between the United States and Cuba.


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Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 4:26 AM

For decades the United States of America has ceased contact, trade, and political mention with Cuba due to tensions in the Cold War. Last year around Christmas president Obama announced the permission of free travel and trade with Cuba. This will hopefully strengthen relations and improve harmony between these two countries.

Gareth Jukes's curator insight, May 27, 12:18 PM

Fall of communism and legacy of the Cold War-

This article explains how one of the last ideas held strong in the cold war was finally ended. The cold war tore apart Cuba and the US, but on December 17, 2014, the ice between these two countries thawed, thus only having the history of the cold war to live on.

This article shows the legacy of the cold war by showing how the hatred between Cuba and the United States has finally ended, thus leaving only the history and legacy of the cold war behind.

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How to Make an Attractive City

We've grown good at making many things in the modern world - but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again.

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Seth Forman's curator insight, May 26, 6:57 PM

Summary: This interesting video talks about principles that should be considered by city planners that could make our life's better and happier.

 

Insight: This video is relevant  to unit 7 because it shows efforts that should be taken by urban planners and how a simple city layout can effect our lives. 

Emerald Pina's curator insight, May 27, 1:01 AM

This video gives you an overview of how to make the most attractive city in six ways. It explains the reasons and the wants of a city that potential residents are looking for.

 

This video relates to Unit 7: Cities and Urban Land Use because it talks about the orgin, site and situation a city should have for it to be considered attractive to people. A city should be chaotic/ordered, should have visible life, compact, is should have a nice/mysterious orientation, it should not be too big or too small, and it should be local and lively. Today, many cities lack attractiveness because of the intellectual confusion around beauty and the lack of political will. I totally agree with video and the requirement s to have an attrative city. 

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 4:17 AM

We definitely need more visually pleasing cities, our world is lacking and we are loosing it to like in the video "corporate opportunists".

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Street Art Chilango (mexico df, Mexico) - Artist - Global Street Art...

Street Art Chilango (mexico df, Mexico) - Artist - Global Street Art... | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Artist profile for Street Art Chilango (mexico df, Mexico) - "Community that celebrate and share visual demonstrations in Mexico City, Connect with us and the city, using...
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Train Derailment Highlights Amtrak's Infrastructure Needs

Train Derailment Highlights Amtrak's Infrastructure Needs | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Amtrak was created in the 1970s to allow several private railroads to get out of the passenger business. Experts say that while its safety record is generally good, it needs upgrading.
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Women in Agriculture - YouTube

Everyday in Papua New Guinea's rugged eastern Highlands province, the nation's biggest business success story is taking place. It is the story of women farme...
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Raychel Johnson's curator insight, May 26, 7:37 PM

Summary: This video was filmed in Papua New Guinea, and it was showing the role of women in agriculture. It showed all of the markets such as raising pigs, fish, cows, flowers, water cress, and other produce, that was run solely by women. It was also stated that women are the ones who mostly bring food to the table, as well as pa for their children's school tuitions. 

 

Insight: This shows how involved and necessary women are in agriculture, especially in developing worlds, and how this role in agriculture alone has made it a lot easier for them to be placed in power in other situations as well. 

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'Substantial' El Nino event predicted - BBC News

'Substantial' El Nino event predicted - BBC News | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
The El Nino event, which can drive droughts and flooding, is under way in the tropical Pacific, say scientists.
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27 Facts About Maps

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John shares 27 facts about maps.

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Ashley Burleson's curator insight, August 11, 4:45 AM

This Mental Floss video is an entertaining rapid-fire hodgepodge of map trivia with some important educational content nicely nestled in there.  This 99 Percent Invisible podcast is another 'ode to maps,' but this one is more poetic about the value of cartography and personal in how it explores the qualities they possess.  Enjoy them both!  

Tags:  mapping, trivia, cartography.

Matt Davidson's curator insight, August 11, 7:43 AM

Maps are awesome - need I say more! This clip actually covers a significant amount on the power / influence of maps through history.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 11, 7:59 PM

Very USA centric but entertaining and makes you think about the taken-for- granted use of maps. We do believe them!!

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Why is EU free movement so important?

Why is EU free movement so important? | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Where did the idea of free movement of people come from? The precursor to the EU was formed as European leaders came together in the wake of the Second World War, wanting to prevent another catastrophic war. The idea was that allowing people to move across the continent - from countries where there were no jobs to countries where there were labour shortages - would not only boost European growth, but would help prevent war by getting people to mix more across borders.

"The founding fathers of the European Community wanted it to be a construct that also had a political integration and for that you needed people to move because the minute people crossed boundaries and borders, you had deeper integration… So it was both a social as well as an economic aim.

 

Tags: Europe, supranationalism, economic, mobility, political, states, migration.


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Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East.

Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East. | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Ninety-five years ago today, Europe carved up the Ottoman empire. That treaty barely lasted a year, but we're feeling its aftershocks today.
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Humanity from Space | PBS Programs | PBS

Humanity from Space | PBS Programs | PBS | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Humanity from Space is an epic journey of discovery. Using mind-boggling data and CGI it traces humankind’s story from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. Seen from the global perspective of space, this 2-hour special shows the breathtaking extent of our influence, revealing how we’ve transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity.
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Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.
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Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms

Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.
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Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos

Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it

"We have a myth today that the ghettos in metropolitan areas around the country are what the Supreme Court calls 'de-facto' — just the accident of the fact that people have not enough income to move into middle class neighborhoods or because real estate agents steered black and white families to different neighborhoods or because there was white flight.  It was not the unintended effect of benign policies, it was an explicit, racially purposeful policy that was pursued at all levels of government, and that's the reason we have these ghettos today and we are reaping the fruits of those policies."


Tags: economic, race, racism, historical, neighborhood, podcast, urban, place, poverty, socioeconomic.


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Eden Eaves's curator insight, May 24, 3:57 PM

Ghettos were created because of many factors; one of these being in the 20th century real estate agents "blockbusting" basically meaning scaring white folks into thinking their neighborhood was becoming a slum causing them to quickly sell their house to real estate agents for an extremely low price and then turning around to sell the same house to black folks for much more because of limited homes for them to live in.

The ethnic neighborhoods and ghettos that still exist now are the result of people not having enough income to move to middle class neighborhoods and because real estate agents steered black and white families apart. 

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Why A Philadelphia Grocery Chain Is Thriving In Food Deserts

Why A Philadelphia Grocery Chain Is Thriving In Food Deserts | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because he figured out what communities needed in a neighborhood store.
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What 2,000 Calories Looks Like

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Even as restaurants talk about smaller portions, they continue to serve a full day's worth of calories in a single meal — or even a single dish.
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Raychel Johnson's curator insight, May 26, 7:16 PM

Summary: This article put items from restaurants onto a scale to see how much of a normal 2,000 calorie day that meal could take up. Some of the meals easily surpassed this, and in some situations a single dish or beverage was able to tip the scale over 2,000 calories. So even if these restaurants are serving smaller portions, these portions are still so rich in calories. They also showed how much more variety you could eat if you cooked your meals at home, and how much more balanced it is to eat this way.

 

Insight: This article alone shows us how the global food distribution is far from equal. If kids in Africa had a single milkshake from Sonic, that's enough calories to last them a whole day, they probably don't get 2,000 calories from a weeks-worth of meals. With the concept of fast food being added into developed countries, it's tipped the global food distribution away from developing countries even more, because it makes it even simpler for those in developed countries to get food. 

 

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Women | Farming First

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