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Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century

Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200!

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Al Picozzi's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:38 AM

Amazing to see many of the countries and empires that are no longer around.  Also with the dissoution of many of the empires it lead's to many of the issues that were are dealiing with today.  Splitting the Austro-Hugaraian Empire after WWI along ethnic lines didn't really work and helped to lead to WWII.  The Germans in the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia fro example.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sudetendeutsche_gebiete.svg

 for the area of German population.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 27, 5:01 PM

10 countries that have become nonexistent in the 20th century include Tibet, East Germany and Yugoslavia. These countries have died off because of ethic, religious and cultural falls that were quickly taken over by bigger and more powerful countries.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, October 23, 9:13 PM

Essentially this article boils down to the issues of religion, ethnicity and nationalism.  People who are diverse and have different ideas generally cannot all live together under one rule and agree on everything, hence nations split and new ones form to cater to their own beliefs and similarities.

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Israel still sending asylum seekers to Holot, despite court order - National

Israel still sending asylum seekers to Holot, despite court order - National | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Interior Ministry accused of continuing to issue summonses to African migrants despite High Court decision to close detention facility and promise that it would cease issuing summonses.
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Ten myths about migration

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Writers from the Guardian, Le Monde, El País, Süddeutsche Zeitung and La Stampa address some common claims about migration and assess whether they are true in their country
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African migrants look down on white-clad golfers in viral photo

African migrants look down on white-clad golfers in viral photo | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Realities clash as campaigner captures image of asylum seekers stuck on razorwire fence above elite club on Morocco-Melilla border
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Matt Davidson's curator insight, October 23, 7:39 PM

Such a clear example of inequality and human rights - great for year 10: global wellbeing

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Aboard a Cargo Colossus

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The world’s biggest container ships, longer than the Eiffel Tower is high, are a symbol of an increasingly global marketplace. But they also face strong economic headwinds.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 7, 2:37 PM

This article and video from the NY Times is a great way to show the magnitude of the largest vessels that drive the global economy. These containers are symbols of global commerce that enable economies of scale to be profitable and the outsourcing of so many manufacturing jobs to developing countries.  The invention of these containers have changed the geography of global shipping and today the vast majority of the world's largest ports are now in East Asia.  Today though, the biggest container ships are too big to go through the Panama Canal, encouraging China to build a larger canal through Nicaragua.      

Matt Davidson's curator insight, October 23, 7:23 AM

This fascinating article also includes a nice trade route map and raises the quest for new trade routes. Great for year 9 Geography course in Australia - global interconnections

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The world is actually safer than ever. And here's the data to prove that

The world is actually safer than ever. And here's the data to prove that | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
The world has seemed pretty scary this year. War, polar vortex, Ebola, terrorism — they've all made an appearance in 2014. But things are actually still getting better — and here's the data that proves it.
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Aboard a Cargo Colossus

Aboard a Cargo Colossus | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
The world’s biggest container ships, longer than the Eiffel Tower is high, are a symbol of an increasingly global marketplace. But they also face strong economic headwinds.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 7, 2:37 PM

This article and video from the NY Times is a great way to show the magnitude of the largest vessels that drive the global economy. These containers are symbols of global commerce that enable economies of scale to be profitable and the outsourcing of so many manufacturing jobs to developing countries.  The invention of these containers have changed the geography of global shipping and today the vast majority of the world's largest ports are now in East Asia.  Today though, the biggest container ships are too big to go through the Panama Canal, encouraging China to build a larger canal through Nicaragua.      

Matt Davidson's curator insight, October 23, 7:23 AM

This fascinating article also includes a nice trade route map and raises the quest for new trade routes. Great for year 9 Geography course in Australia - global interconnections

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A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903

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This 1903 map of “Race and Occupation of Immigrants by Destination” crowds information about national origin, occupations, and state-level longitudinal trends in immigration into a busy geography of the United States. 
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Border Mayor on Immigration Crisis

ABC News' Jim Avila reports on the surge in unaccompanied minors into the U.S.; plus McAllen, TX Mayor Jim Darling on the growing crisis.
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Gabriela Rodriguez's curator insight, October 21, 9:17 PM

This is really sad because there are many kids coming to the United States because they are escaping violence from there country it's sad swing moms with their your children trying to cross to come to the US for a better life. This was all caused by a U.s law which the law was children cannot be sent back and must be held humanely until they find a family member who can take care of them and provide for them.

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Immigration: Could we – should we – stop migrants coming to Britain?

Immigration: Could we – should we – stop migrants coming to Britain? | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Britain is convulsed with anxiety about immigration, with claims of too many EU citizens coming here, the benefits system being abused and wages being forced down.
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Let’s Talk About Geography and Ebola

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Why knowing where countries are in Africa matters for how the rest of the world thinks about Ebola.

 

Cultural and media norms that often refer to Africa as one entity rather than an 11.7 million-square-mile land mass comprised of 54 countries and over 1.1 billion people who speak over 2,000 different languages.  This cultural confusion means that, when a dangerous virus like Ebola breaks out, Americans who are used to referring to “Africa” as one entity may make mistakes in understanding just how big of a threat Ebola actually is, who might have been exposed to it, and what the likelihood of an individual contracting it might be.  This Ebola outbreak is wreaking havoc on African economies beyond the three most heavily affected by Ebola, and that damage is completely avoidable. The East and Southern African safari industry provides a good example. Bookings for safaris there — including for the famed Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania — have plummeted due to the Ebola outbreak. These actions are based in fear, not reality.

 

Tags: Ebola, medical, diffusion, Africa, regions, perspective.


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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, October 15, 10:37 AM

Great current classroom discussion aide!

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, October 16, 11:36 AM

With this week new Ebola outbreak on US soil, one might think that the entire African Continent is infected with the disease. In actuality, in order to understand the Ebola outbreak in some countries in West Africa, one must first understand the map of Africa and the diversity and square miles that make up the continent. While we are concerned about the virus entering our homeland, those in South Africa and bordering countries are equally concerned about the spread of this deadly disease in their land. Just because we are miles away from the heart of the outbreak, those living on the continent are equally afraid for their life as we are here.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, October 23, 12:35 PM

Just a few days ago, another student in one of my classes referred to Africa as a country and not a continent. After my professor cringed and corrected the student, she explained how unfortunately, she has to make that correction more often than you would thing. Many people do not realize the size of Africa, and that some places in Africa are further from the illness than part of Europe. Media headlines such as “Ebola Crisis in Africa” can create mass hysteria and further create judgment and discrimination towards the continent. South Africa is different from Sierra Leone which is different from Madagascar which is different from Egypt. By grouping all of these places together under one ignorantly used continent name, people are less likely to understand where Ebola really is, and why it is there. The irony shown by the college in Texas denying entry to a Nigerian citizen just proves the kind of fear mongering and misunderstanding that the Americans wallow in due to lack of geographical knowledge and lack of concern towards anything other than their own home. 

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Feeding Our Hungry Planet

"By 2050, the world's population will likely increase 35 percent. But is growing more food the only option—or even the best? National Geographic investigates the challenges and solutions to feeding everyone on our planet, based on an eight-month series in National Geographic magazine.  Visit http://natgeofood.com for ongoing coverage of food issues as we investigate the Future of Food today on World Food Day."

 

Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, unit 5 agriculture.


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Truthbehere2's curator insight, October 17, 10:30 AM

I think I might as well buy some land and plant my own huge garden for this crap coming up and have a fence around my yard too

Nancy Watson's curator insight, October 19, 8:53 AM

Population increase is just part of the story. How do we feed everyone? How will we provide for the needs of everyone?  Can the earth sustain the use of her resources and the impact of our growing needs and output. First we must eat. Can we learn to do that wisely? 

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Migration of men leaves Tajik women unmarried

Migration of men leaves Tajik women unmarried | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Poverty and lack of jobs forces nearly one million men to migrate to Russia each year, hindering matchmaking chances.
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Gabe Chavez's curator insight, October 14, 4:50 PM

This is the same thing we see in china but flipped. More one sided sex. There are so many women left unmarried because of the crapy economy. The men dont have a choice but to leave because there are literally no hope for them there. Its very devastating to see this.

Irvin Sierra's curator insight, October 14, 10:37 PM

This topic relates to what we are talking about in class because it's about migration. With this topic is showing us the negative result do to migration. Which tells us that there's always a risk when you decide to migrate it might not be right away but it will be there in the long run. This topic is interesting because as men migrate to Russia they are leaving more women with less chances of marrying. The problem with this is that they wont have children and the birth rates will decline also their population later on. Also if there's no births there will be less people working in the future which will harm their economy. This is also something bad for women because if they cant find a partner their last resource would be to find pleasure and love in a different way.. 

 

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10 projections for the global population in 2050

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The global population is graying and growing rapidly. How big -- and how old -- will it be by 2050? (En 2050 le #Nigeria plus peuple que les #Etats-Unis. #africachange.
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Kelli Jones's curator insight, October 19, 5:45 PM

It's interesting to see the different projections for population in the upcoming years. It is interesting to see the different models used to display population. 

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Australia: Controversial 'No Way' anti-Immigration Advert Sparks Outrage

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The ad aims to discourage asylum seekers from illegally reaching the country by boat
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Place-based Geography Videos

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Professor Seth Dixon shares over 50 of his favorite geography videos in this online map http://bit.ly/KDY6C2


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Utah Geographical Alliance's curator insight, July 28, 2:56 AM
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Incredible teaching resource from Seth Dixon.  Map with videos to use for teaching about locations on the map. I don't know any teacher who wouldn't love this!  Thank you Seth!!! Please check out the resources he provides at his ScoopIt Page - Geography Education, his Facebook Page- The Church of Geography, on Twitter at @Geoevangelize, and @SethDixon.  His up to date information and resources make teaching Geography so much more fun and easy!

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 5, 11:39 PM

This link is great. So many insightful videos. The one that we saw in class on the nuances of what makes up the UK was very interesting and fun to watch. The UK is a good example on how different geographies exist within the same "borders". In the UK there are many cultures, ethnicities, and politics that work together to make up a nation of nations. The historical scope of the British empire has led to many people around the world having shared connections through their shared past.

Matt Davidson's curator insight, October 23, 7:54 PM

Great site - showing locational context is important for not just Geography but every subject. How can we understand the complexities of topics like conflict or urban economies or agricultural histories.... without understanding locations and maps?

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This GIF shows just how quickly Ebola spread across Liberia

This GIF shows just how quickly Ebola spread across Liberia | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
In late May, there was one case in Liberia. Now there are thousands.
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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. There are actually several web tools that allow you to easily put together an animated video with as simple tools as drag and drop. As a teacher, you can  use these animations to create and share tutorials,  presentations, step by tsp guides, and many more. Below are three  of my favourite tools I would recommend for you:

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Julia Echeverría's curator insight, Today, 6:07 AM

Highly recomend this post, some good tools to made videos.

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Immigration Reform Is Happening - Foreign Policy

Immigration Reform Is Happening - Foreign Policy | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
With all the mudslinging and acrimony in Washington over unaccompanied minors and unauthorized immigrants, you might have missed it. Immigration reform has already happened -- in fact, hundreds of times.
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Ose and Bera on immigration

Republican Doug Ose and Democrat Ami Bera talk about immigration during their debate on Wed., Oct. 8, 2014. by Hector Amezcua/hamezcua@sacbee.com.
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US Plans to Print 34 Million Green Cards for Illegal Plan

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a draft solicitation for immigrant ID cards that anticipates a huge "surge" in immigrants in 2016, Breitbart reports.
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The Greatest Invention?

"What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 11, 3:58 PM

What one invention has made the greatest difference in the lives of people all around the world?  The case can be made for the washing machine; it has been a major tool in transforming the lives of women and restructuring gender roles in industrialized societies. 


Tags: gapminder, poverty gendertechnology, industry, development, TED.

Kelli Jones's curator insight, October 19, 5:41 PM

I think that it is really interesting how something that almost everybody in todays society has and uses and doesn't really think about, can be described as a "miracle" to some people.

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Feeding the Whole World

"Louise Fresco argues that a smart approach to large-scale, industrial farming and food production will feed our planet's incoming population of nine billion. Only foods like (the scorned) supermarket white bread, she says, will nourish on a global scale."


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AckerbauHalle's curator insight, October 19, 7:18 AM

Sehr interessanter Beitrag von Louise Fresco zur Problematik des Welthungers. 

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Feed The World ...

dilaycock's curator insight, October 19, 6:45 PM

Fresco argues that we tend to see "home-made" agriculture as a thing of beauty, whereas the reality is that many small scale farmers struggle and live a subsistence lifestyle. The adoration of small-scale farming, notes Fresco, is a luxury to those who can afford it. Large-scale production has increased the availability and affordability of food. Food production should be given as high a priority as climate change and sustainability, and we should seriously consider ways in which land can be used as a multi-purpose space that includes agriculture.

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Migration of men leaves Tajik women unmarried

Migration of men leaves Tajik women unmarried | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Poverty and lack of jobs forces nearly one million men to migrate to Russia each year, hindering matchmaking chances.
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Gabe Chavez's curator insight, October 14, 4:50 PM

This is the same thing we see in china but flipped. More one sided sex. There are so many women left unmarried because of the crapy economy. The men dont have a choice but to leave because there are literally no hope for them there. Its very devastating to see this.

Irvin Sierra's curator insight, October 14, 10:37 PM

This topic relates to what we are talking about in class because it's about migration. With this topic is showing us the negative result do to migration. Which tells us that there's always a risk when you decide to migrate it might not be right away but it will be there in the long run. This topic is interesting because as men migrate to Russia they are leaving more women with less chances of marrying. The problem with this is that they wont have children and the birth rates will decline also their population later on. Also if there's no births there will be less people working in the future which will harm their economy. This is also something bad for women because if they cant find a partner their last resource would be to find pleasure and love in a different way..