Haak's APHG
Follow
Find
1.1K views | +3 today
 
Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
onto Haak's APHG
Scoop.it!

Regions of Interaction

Regions of Interaction | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Put away that old Rand McNally map — it's time for a new way to see what America really looks like.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 17, 2013 6:25 PM

There is a great series of maps in this NPR article that show that internal political divisions do not always line up with actual regional interactions.  The map of the United States shows the what money flows within regions that do not always follow state borders (see Wisconsin, Idaho and Pennsylvania).  The map of Great Britain shows the connections based on telephone calls.

 

TagsUSA, UK, borders, mapping, regions.

From around the web

Page for My AP Human Geography Course
Curated by Dean Haakenson
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

A bird's-eye view of war-torn Syria

A bird's-eye view of war-torn Syria | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
A school that lays in ruins, hospitals and refugee camps under attack, and a city center with the size of Manhattan destroyed by shelling — these are some of the shocking details of a new United Nations report on the conflict in Syria, four years after in began.

 

Tags: Syria, MiddleEast, conflict, political, remote sensing.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Kyle Freeman's curator insight, March 23, 10:43 PM

This is an interesting article as it provides many before and after photos of conflict on the Syrian landscape. The distribution of the contestants for Syria is also interesting. The Kurds up at the top are not that far into Syria but have taken up a small portion. The Syrian government forces have large concentrations around the major cities that have not already been taken. The orange rebels (many different rebel groups) have taken a large portion of land between the two cities called Aleppo and Hama. While ISIS has taken Deir al-Zour, a city on the Euphrates river, which will provide a better farming area and source of natural water to use. This armed conflict is interesting because there are four factions at play all looking for a different goal. ISIS is on a religious quest to create an Islamic State. The kurds simply want a state of their own. The rebels are interested in overthrowing the current Syrian government where the Syrian government clearly doesn't want that to happen. All of these conflicting views has turned Syria into a battleground.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 25, 12:17 PM

unit 4

Norka McAlister's curator insight, March 25, 9:13 PM

It is heartbreaking to see these images from the satellite of how Syrian lands were devastated after massive shelling to different cities. Infrastructure had been destroyed and also left many causalities in multiple areas. Cities have been reshaped due to excessive migration of citizens to neighboring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq. Around 3 million Syrian citizens have migrated since the conflict started between the rebellious Syrian government and terrorist Islamic state. Targeted cities such as as Aleppo suffered the most damage in the attacks. Refugee camps have stared to resemble big cities. Syrian citizens are living in makeshift camps, however refugee camps are supposed to be provisional but they have become permanent places to live in order to ensure survival.

Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

SaskatcheWHAT?!

"How well do you know your Saskatchewan slang? At Insightrix in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, we've got the prairies down flat!"


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 12, 1:26 PM

Here's an entertaining clip on different regionalized vocabularies and a hint of accent confusion thrown in there.  The portrayal is over the top, but it's all local vocabulary that life-long residents certainly understand.  Here's 320 more Canadian slang terms for you (scroll to the bottom).    


TagsCanada, language, fun.

LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, March 29, 11:14 AM

Live languages are never as straight forward as the Royal Academies of Language would like them to be. Rules are crystallizations that get shattered in daily use.

Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

The shocking differences in basic body language around the world

The shocking differences in basic body language around the world | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
The body speaks volumes. But what it says depends on the culture you're in.

 

Tags: culture, infographic, worldwide.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 25, 12:17 PM

unit 3

Norka McAlister's curator insight, March 25, 9:14 PM

People say that actions speak louder than words. However, as far as body language is concerned, actions can possess different meanings in other parts of the world. As a result, some things are better expressed through annunciation than action. It is interesting to consider the many ways body language is interpreted in different countries.  For example, for business purposes, people need to be well versed in the culture of the country and their current business practices. Otherwise, there could be harmful consequences in regards to the economy. In some countries, body language means different things in different regions. This is why it is important for people to be conscious about the culture and appropriate etiquette in different countries.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, Today, 6:43 AM

Thanks, non verbal comunication is always interesting.

Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Social Media Classroom
Scoop.it!

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

 

More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

There are other changes too, not least to the traditional format that sees rows of pupils sitting passively in front of their teacher, listening to lessons or waiting to be questioned. Instead there will be a more collaborative approach, with pupils working in smaller groups to solve problems while improving their communication skills.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
zane alan berger's curator insight, March 25, 7:02 PM

This article covers the change of educational systems in Finland.. It notes that this change from 'subject' to 'topic' is the largest change in educational programs, and also that its a radical change because Finland prior school system ranked 3rd among the best in the world

Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Can You Name the 10 Smallest Countries in the World?

Can You Name the 10 Smallest Countries in the World? | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it

"A photo gallery of the world's ten smallest countries, from 0.2 square miles on up to 115 square miles, these ten smallest countries are microstates."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Zohair Ahmed's curator insight, March 23, 2:41 AM

This picture slide show has to do with microstates, which are states or terratories that are both small in population and in size. These microstates are mostly near the sea, or even islands. Microstates have both pros and cons. Pros include having an abundant buffer zone: the sea. Another pro would be being alone, or isolated, (sometimes) this makes them free from other countries, which can be a pro and a con. A con may be that the country may have a harder time accessing fresh water, and improving agriculture with little land. Unit 4 deals with Microstates.

Samuel Meyer's curator insight, March 23, 11:53 AM

Pitcairn Island

Vatican City

Sovereign Military Order of Malta

San Marino

Monaco

Andorra

South Ossetia

Singapore

Transdniesteia

Bahrain

 

Just a few guesses...

 

Connor Hendricks's curator insight, March 23, 4:35 PM

This shows that the world is made up of several countries of different origins. people on this small island nation could have lived there for centuries. this is a goodway to show how diverse the world is.

Scooped by Dean Haakenson
Scoop.it!

40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.
more...
Seth Forman's curator insight, March 23, 7:02 PM

Summary:  This article displays many maps that analyze population on a broad scale.  Among the most interesting were maps analyzing how welcoming a country's citizens are.  

 

Insight:  This series of maps has a lot to do with what we learned in Unit 2.  They are collections of data spatially analyzing populations.  So, basically all we did in Unit 2.

Christopher L. Story's curator insight, March 25, 8:48 AM

enlightening

Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Why the side-hustle is key to Nigeria's economy

Nkem Ifejika meets with Nigerian entrepreneurs who show how the nation's economy is finding lubricants other than oil.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 20, 12:17 PM

The shadow economy, the black market or the side-hustle; these are all names for the informal sector of the economy.  In many countries such as Nigeria, this is a way of making money outside their normal jobs to boost their income and try to rise above just getting by.  "It was my grandmother who taught my mum that if you were lucky enough to have a salaried job, that was just pocket money. The real money came from your five to nine."  If working 9-to-5 represents the formal economy, this BBC podcast (and accompanying article) are all about the 5-to-9 economy. 


Tags: economic, laborNigeria, podcast

Rowena Spence Cortina's curator insight, March 10, 10:37 AM
Seth Dixon's insight:

The shadow economy, the black market or the side-hustle; these are all names for the informal sector of the economy.  In many countries such as Nigeria, this is a way of making money outside their normal jobs to boost their income and try to rise above just getting by.  "It was my grandmother who taught my mum that if you were lucky enough to have a salaried job, that was just pocket money. The real money came from your five to nine."  If working 9-to-5 represents the formal economy, this BBC podcast (and accompanying article) are all about the 5-to-9 economy

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 14, 9:11 AM

unit 6

Scooped by Dean Haakenson
Scoop.it!

Retailers accused of labour abuses

Retailers accused of labour abuses | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
A Human Rights Watch report uncovers alleged abuses at Cambodian garment factories supplying Marks & Spencer, Gap, H&M, Adidas and Armani.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar)
Scoop.it!

Modi bets on GM crops for India's second green revolution

Modi bets on GM crops for India's second green revolution | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government's reversal of an effective ban on...

Via Stéphane Bisaillon
more...
Alexa Earl's curator insight, March 14, 11:18 AM

This story talks about the difference the second agricultural revolution has made in India. It talks about the good and the bad about it. Monsanto said it is important for these farmers to create value on their farms. This is a good representation of the second agricultural revolution

Megan Becker's curator insight, March 23, 7:38 PM

Summery: This article discusses the new agricultural practices in India to feed its growing population. It's being called the "Second Green Revolution", the challenge being to replicate GMOs in the growing demand for edible oils and vegetables. 

 

Insight: This articles view on the growing agribusiness is incredibly original and insightful. India's growing population can't be supported without the use of GMOs, and their "Second Green Revolution" is just the way to solve that problem. 

Kristen Trammell's curator insight, March 24, 1:34 AM

I. A mustard field is in being grown in India. This field represents the government's reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified organisms. Prime Minister Modi supported the use of genetically modified crops, especially with India’s cotton harvest. However, grassroots groups associated with Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have opposed GM crops because of the reliance on seeds patented by multinationals.

 

II. To a great extent farming India got to be independent in foodgrains after the dispatch of the Green Revolution in the 1960s, when it presented high-yielding seed assortments and the utilization of compost and watering system.The test now is to duplicate that achievement in eatable oils and vegetables, which are progressively sought after.

Scooped by Dean Haakenson
Scoop.it!

Dot Earth | Did Earth's 'Anthropocene' Age of Man Begin With the Globalization ... - New York Times (blog)

Dot Earth | Did Earth's 'Anthropocene' Age of Man Begin With the Globalization ... - New York Times (blog) | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Scientists propose that Earth’s “age of humans,” the Anthropocene, began with the spread of disease in the Americas.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dean Haakenson
Scoop.it!

Can Nairobi And Its One-Of-A-Kind National Park Continue To Coexist?

Can Nairobi And Its One-Of-A-Kind National Park Continue To Coexist? | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
NAIROBI — The sun feels even more scorching under the cap of pollution.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Sustain Our Earth
Scoop.it!

Scientists map unprecedented urbanization in East-Southeast Asia

Scientists map unprecedented urbanization in East-Southeast Asia | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Researchers have, for the first time, mapped the rapid urban expansion that has occurred across the whole of East-Southeast Asia in the last decade.

Via SustainOurEarth
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Quiz on the Differences Between Sunni and Shia Islam

Quiz on the Differences Between Sunni and Shia Islam | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Most of the world's major religions are made up of multiple sects or denominations, and Islam is no different. Islam's two major sects are the Sunnis and the Shiites, and the division and interplay between the two is a major factor in the geopolitics of the Middle East. How well do you understand Sunni and Shiite Islam? Take our quiz and find out!

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 25, 9:45 AM

unit 3

BEAULIEU ADRIEN's curator insight, March 26, 5:53 AM

Comprenez la différence entre sunnites et shiites facilement grace à cet article;

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, March 29, 4:17 PM

 A nice little quiz that tests your knowledge on Sunni and Shia Islam.  I myself scored a 69 so there is much to learn for me on the differences between the 2.  The Shia are thought of as the more extreme of the two sects, so I was shocked to see that Hussein and Bin Ladin were both Sunni.  The complications between these two are important to know about as they are making headlines in world news.  Its tough to understand these people when you know nothing about their history.

Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Viva Gentrification!

Viva Gentrification! | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it

"In Highland Park, as in other Latino barrios of Los Angeles, gentrification has produced an undeniable but little appreciated side effect: the end of decades of de facto racial segregation. It's possible to imagine a future in which 'the hood' passes into memory.  Racial integration is on the upswing.  For all the fortitude and pride you'll find in Latino barrios, no one wants to live in a racially segregated community or attend a racially segregated school."  

 

Tags: neighborhood, gentrification, urban, place, culture, economic, California, Los Angeles.

 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dean Haakenson
Scoop.it!

Sex and equality

Sex and equality | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
How women fare around the worldFOR eight years the World Economic Forum has released a ranking of how women are narrowing the gap compared to men in terms of...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

How does the United Nations work?

"Ever curious about the reaches of the United Nation and what they do? Here's a great video featuring Dr. Binoy Kampmark from RMIT University.  This short video can help improve your understanding of the UN, including its role in world politics and policy making."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
zane alan berger's curator insight, March 25, 5:32 PM

this video explains- as it says in it's headline- how the UN works. It essentially covers the different operations the UN takes part in to maintain world peace; ranging from security to human rights to disease and so on. It also talks about the security council which consists of France, the UK, US, China, and Russia, along with the general assembly.

Norka McAlister's curator insight, March 25, 9:11 PM

The United Nations (UN) constantly works on maintaining international peace, economic issues, and cultural and human rights around the world. The UN has a tremendous impact around the world, with 193 nations participating in frequent meeting about how to resolve global and domestic issues and making policies for the world. The UN plays an important role in &maintain[ing] international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to operate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights; and finally to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations&(WWW.UN.org). The UN has a lot of responsibilities as it tries to keep the whole world at peace.

Carlee Allen's curator insight, March 26, 7:03 PM

This is a very short and simplified video that explains all about what the UN is and what they do. The UN plays a major role in helping developing countries and taking part with them if they are in need of help or in a crisis. This video also explains what the security council is and what they do.

 

I already knew most of the things mentioned in the video, but I always think that UN things are interesting and I'm always willing to learn more about what they do and how they are helping the world.

 

 

Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Can You Name the 10 Smallest Countries in the World?

Can You Name the 10 Smallest Countries in the World? | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it

"A photo gallery of the world's ten smallest countries, from 0.2 square miles on up to 115 square miles, these ten smallest countries are microstates."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Zohair Ahmed's curator insight, March 23, 2:41 AM

This picture slide show has to do with microstates, which are states or terratories that are both small in population and in size. These microstates are mostly near the sea, or even islands. Microstates have both pros and cons. Pros include having an abundant buffer zone: the sea. Another pro would be being alone, or isolated, (sometimes) this makes them free from other countries, which can be a pro and a con. A con may be that the country may have a harder time accessing fresh water, and improving agriculture with little land. Unit 4 deals with Microstates.

Samuel Meyer's curator insight, March 23, 11:53 AM

Pitcairn Island

Vatican City

Sovereign Military Order of Malta

San Marino

Monaco

Andorra

South Ossetia

Singapore

Transdniesteia

Bahrain

 

Just a few guesses...

 

Connor Hendricks's curator insight, March 23, 4:35 PM

This shows that the world is made up of several countries of different origins. people on this small island nation could have lived there for centuries. this is a goodway to show how diverse the world is.

Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

First photographs emerge of new Pacific island off Tonga

First photographs emerge of new Pacific island off Tonga | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it

The first photographs have emerged of a newly formed volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean after three men climbed to the peak of the land mass off the coast of Tonga. Experts believe a volcano exploded underwater and then expanded until an island formed. The island is expected to erode back into the ocean in a matter of months.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Coco Angus's curator insight, March 17, 4:45 PM

Mountain building 

WebGems SNMinc's curator insight, March 18, 12:20 AM

Spectacular view!

Ricardo Cabeza de Vaca's curator insight, March 24, 1:38 AM

I think this is a article about how a whole new island came up from a volcanic eruption. It gets even more interesting when you realize that it will disappear in a matter of months. This article shows photographs of this new island and information about it. I thought it was pretty interesting how seabirds are already laying eggs on the island!

Rescooped by Dean Haakenson from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

'Dirty Old London': Geographies of Human Waste

'Dirty Old London': Geographies of Human Waste | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it

In the 19th century, London was the capital of the largest empire the world had ever known — and it was infamously filthy. It had choking, sooty fogs; the Thames River was thick with human sewage; and the streets were covered with mud.  But according to Lee Jackson, author of Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth, mud was actually a euphemism. 'It was essentially composed of horse dung,' he tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger. 'There were tens of thousands of working horses in London [with] inevitable consequences for the streets. And the Victorians never really found an effective way of removing that, unfortunately.'"


Via Seth Dixon
more...
FCHSAPGEO's curator insight, March 14, 11:19 AM

We just spoke about this in class!

Norka McAlister's curator insight, March 15, 8:09 PM

It was after the 19th century that Joseph Bazelgette invented the sewer system in London that ultimately decreased the death rate in the city. At this time, horses served as the primary mode of transportation but also caused significant health problems due to the the excrement and urine left in the streets. Although we no longer rely on horses as a main soruce of transportation, we are experiencing another type of pollution caused by the ommission of harmful gases from automobiles. Infrastructure was not ideal and appropriate for most residents in the London. Dumping wastes into the river and drinking the water without any chemical treatment was one of the major health issues with which communities struggled. However, in present day China, people and industries continue to dump wastes into the rivers where local fish are caught for consumption. The lack of urban planning in London left 15,000 people dead. With so mmany people living in such close vicinity to each other, the diseases sread rapidly and wiped  out many impoverished communcities. Innovation in public health improved sanitiation conditions with the introduction of the toilet.However, in early 20th century culture, women were not comfortable using public toilets.

Samuel Meyer's curator insight, March 23, 12:03 PM

London has come a far way from the industrial town it was in the 19th century, and is now cleaner than ever. But pollution led to many issues in London at the time. This is also evident in the developing world today, such as in China, Africa, and South America.

Scooped by Dean Haakenson
Scoop.it!

Urbanization Will Change The (Developing) World - Forbes

Urbanization Will Change The (Developing) World - Forbes | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
For the first time in history more than half the world’s population resides in cities. The world’s urban population now stands at 3.7 billion people, and this number is expected to double by 2050.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dean Haakenson
Scoop.it!

Rapid coastal population growth may leave many exposed to sea-level rise

Rapid coastal population growth may leave many exposed to sea-level rise | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
The number of people potentially exposed to future sea level rise and associated storm surge flooding may be highest in low-elevation coastal zones in Asia and Africa.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dean Haakenson
Scoop.it!

The Ride of Their Lives

The Ride of Their Lives | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
At a time of urbanization and connectivity, rodeo and ranching may seem anachronistic, but to the Wright family, they represent the present and the future.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dean Haakenson
Scoop.it!

Mass Deaths in Americas Start New CO2 Epoch

Mass Deaths in Americas Start New CO2 Epoch | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
A new proposal pegs the start of the Anthropocene to the Little Ice Age and the Columbian Exchange
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dean Haakenson
Scoop.it!

This is what 20 years of gender equality progress looks like - Mashable

This is what 20 years of gender equality progress looks like - Mashable | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
A girl's chances of receiving an education, enjoying a constitutional right to equality and living longer have increased considerably.
more...
No comment yet.