HMHS History
7.1K views | +0 today
Follow
 
HMHS History
"Where liberty is, there is my country." - Benjamin Franklin
Curated by Michael Miller
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Using 'Geography Education'

Using 'Geography Education' | HMHS History | Scoop.it

"This story map was created with ArcGIS Online to guide users on how to get the most out of the Geography Education websites on Wordpress and Scoop.it."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
ROCAFORT's curator insight, September 23, 2016 2:47 AM
Using 'Geography Education'
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, December 3, 2016 9:33 PM
Just getting familiar with ArcGis and lots of ideas picked up at #ncss16
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

Mini Bio: Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was an international symbol for human rights whose personal dedication to nonviolent resistance inspired generations. Find out more about hi
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Why do people and nations trade?

"Mark Blyth of Brown University explains international trade." 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 5, 7:17 PM

To understand international trade, you need to understand how the factors of production vary from place to place, resulting in different locations having a comparative advantage on a global market.  This video nicely explains that with the example of Scotland’s comparative advantage raising sheep with southern Europe’s comparative advantage in producing wine.   Does the size of a country matter in trade?  You betcha.

 

Tags: regions, economic, diffusion, industry

Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Lights of Human Activity Shine in NASA's Image of Earth at Night

NASA scientists have just released the first new global map of Earth at night since 2012. This nighttime look at our home planet, dubbed the Black Marble, provides researchers with a unique perspective of human activities around the globe. By studying Earth at night, researchers can investigate how cities expand, monitor light intensity to estimate energy use and economic activity, and aid in disaster response.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 18, 1:35 PM

NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet.  You can download the image at a good resolution (8 MB jpg) or at a great resolution (266 MB jpg) to explore at your leisure.  

 

Tags: mapping, perspective, images, geospatial.

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, April 19, 12:43 PM
A perenial favorite in the "human footprint" slideshows of a generation of environmental scientists.
Ivan Ius's curator insight, April 20, 12:19 PM
Geographic Thinking Concepts: Patterns and Trends, Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

The rise and fall of the world’s cities, mapped

The rise and fall of the world’s cities, mapped | HMHS History | Scoop.it
This video clip shows how cities developed around the world over 6 millennia
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

Here's a map of what the NFL draft site will look like in Philadelphia

Here's a map of what the NFL draft site will look like in Philadelphia | HMHS History | Scoop.it
Entry points for the activities and services on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during the April 27-29 NFL Draft. - Jonathan Tannenwald, Philadelphia Philly.com
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

American Makeover Episode 2: SEASIDE, THE CITY OF IDEAS

Explore the city they call "the cradle of New Urbanism" with the man who helped design it 30 years ago, Andrés Duany. In Episode 2 of American Makeover
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Megacities Reflect Growing Urbanization Trend

Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/b6sR86 The capital of the South Asian country Bangladesh, Dhaka, has a population that is booming. However, it stands ...

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 8:50 PM

To be a megacity like this, you have to conform to urbanization. There is no possible way to have such a populated and crowed city with farmlands around. This is a place of business yet residential areas, it also is where the marketplaces are and where kids go to school. Megacities need to be a part of an urban society in order for them to stay afloat.

Bec Seeto's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:07 PM

This is a great introduction to the demographic explosion of the slums within megacities.  This is applicable to many themes within geography.   

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, December 14, 2015 10:20 AM

I can't image or even relate to the experience of living in a place like this. With rivers polluted right outside your house. And those rivers are what people bathe in and wash their clothes. I can't imagine not being able to access clean drinking water or lacking food. The people in Dhaka endure so much their whole lives, a good percentage of them will always live in poverty.

Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

The Staggering Wealth Of Mexico City

The Staggering Wealth Of Mexico City | HMHS History | Scoop.it
Walk on the streets and you´ll be exposed to its informal economy: people who do what they can to eke out a living including washing windshields, selling food, or even singing, dancing, and performing acrobatics for a tip.

What Americans may not know is that Mexico City is home to the wealthiest people, the poshest neighborhoods, the most exclusive shops, entertainment venues, and cultural centers on the planet.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 1, 2016 12:57 PM

Mexico City has been the economic center of Mexico for a long time and is a true primate city. "Wealth accumulation in Mexico City has historically been concentrated in the hands of a few. In colonial times, the elite was mostly composed of Spanish-born immigrants who held high-ranking offices or worked as business owners or export-oriented merchants. Later, the wealthy were those who owned large estates known as haciendas…It is estimated that around 40 percent of Mexico’s income is owned by just 10 percent of its population, while 52.3 percent of Mexican citizens live in poverty."

 

Tags: urban, megacitieseconomic, labor, Mexico.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, December 30, 2016 8:13 PM

Contrasts found in large cities 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 22, 11:08 AM
unit 6 and 7
Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

City lights quiz: can you identify these world cities from space?

City lights quiz: can you identify these world cities from space? | HMHS History | Scoop.it
Astronauts on the International Space Station took these images of cities at night. Note that up doesn’t necessarily mean north. All images: ESA/NASA

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 25, 3:25 PM

I'm a sucker for online quizzes like this.  Here is another quiz that shows only the grid outlines of particular cities.  This isn't just about knowing a city, but also identifying regional and urban patterns.  What are some other fun trivia quizzes?  GeoGuessr is one of the more addictive quizzes  where 5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" are shown and you have to guess where.  Smarty Pins is a fun game on Google Maps that tests players' geography and trivia skills.  In this Starbucks game you have to recognized the shape of the city, major street patterns and the economic patterns just to name a few (this is one way to make the urban model more relevant).  If you want quizzes with more direct applicability in the classroom, click here for online regional quizzes.         

 

Tags: urbanmodelsfun, trivia.

Ivan Ius's curator insight, March 28, 8:44 AM
Geographic Thinking Concepts: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends
Alexander peters's curator insight, April 11, 9:07 AM
The article was about identifying city lights from the sky. I think that it was fun to do and guess them.
Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography & Current Events
Scoop.it!

5 TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa

5 TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa | HMHS History | Scoop.it
These thought-provoking TED talks will change the way you think about Africa in one hour. From the dangers of stereotyped perceptions of the continent, to entrepreneurship and business, to health and education, these 5 inspiring speakers have got you covered. Check them out!

Via Mr. David Burton
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

Philly port is poised to get new cranes, bigger ships, more cargo, and more jobs

Philly port is poised to get new cranes, bigger ships, more cargo, and more jobs | HMHS History | Scoop.it
More cars, more containerized freight, and more cargo such as wood pulp and lumber will all be arriving on larger ships and creating more jobs. - Linda Loyd, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

Nonviolence and Peace Movements: Crash Course World History 228

In which John Green teaches you about nonviolence and peace movements in the 20th century. What is nonviolence? What is a peace movement? Well
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

How the Division of Knowledge Saved My Son's Life

In this video, Professor Boudreaux explains how the specialization of knowledge helped his two-year old son overcome a life-threatening illness. The scienc
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Boston schools ditch conventional world maps in favor of this one

Boston schools ditch conventional world maps in favor of this one | HMHS History | Scoop.it
Social studies classrooms throughout the Boston public school system are getting an upgrade some 448 years in the making.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 28, 2:21 PM

Personally, I'm not a fan of this decision, but it's as if they watched the classic West Wing clip and decided to roll with it. I think that the Peters projection map is better than the Mercator for most educational applications, but it isn't the "right, best, or true" map projection.  Many viral videos comparing the two love to exaggerate and say things like "The maps you use are lying to you" or "the world is nothing like you've ever seen."  Yes, Mercator maps distorts relative size, but it isn't a "wrong" map anymore than the Peters projection.  All maps have distortion and map readers need to under that all maps are a mathematical representation of the Earth.  

 

Tags: mapping, visualization, map projections, cartography, perspectiveeducation, geography, geography educationBoston.

Prescott Kermit's comment, June 15, 5:27 AM
http://www.free-tech-support.com/samsung-technical-support-number
Victor Ventura's curator insight, June 24, 9:00 AM
A new but correct way at looking at the real world. 448 years overdue.
Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

How Cookiecutter Sharks Eat Is Terrifying

Do not be fooled by its adorable name—the cookiecutter shark attacks by suctioning its lips to the flesh of its victims, spins, and ejects a cylindrical plug of flesh from its prey!

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 2, 2:04 PM

This is the most delightfully fun video about one of the creepiest critters of the deep. 

 

Tags: water, biogeography, environment, physical, National Geographic.

Rescooped by Michael Miller from AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO
Scoop.it!

First 'Silk Road' train from Britain leaves for China - Times of India

First 'Silk Road' train from Britain leaves for China - Times of India | HMHS History | Scoop.it
The 32-container train, around 600 metres (yards) long, will go through the Channel Tunnel before travelling across France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan before heading into China.

Via Kenneth Carnesi,JD, talkingdrumnigeria, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

American Makeover Trailer for Episode 3 & Promo for CNU 24 - The Spirit of Detroit

American Makeover is excited to release the trailer for episode 3 and the promo video for CNU24 (June 8-11, 2016) --The Spirit of Detroit. The film is i
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

American Makeover Episode 1: SPRAWLANTA

American Makeover is a six-part web series on new urbanism, the antidote to sprawl. Subscribe to this channel, find us on facebook, and get more info a
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Urbanization and Megacities: Jakarta

"This case study examines the challenges of human well-being and urbanization, especially in the megacity of Jakarta."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 1, 2014 2:25 PM

It is nice to see an organization that is not just blindly giving resources to people in need but actually empowering them and training them to be able to get the things they need through work. The women in this story describe how they have learned to make and sell things in order to take care of their families and they describe how empowering that feels.

L.Long's curator insight, August 28, 2015 6:11 AM

mega cities Jakarta

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, November 28, 2015 6:53 AM

Megacities are beginning to populate the entire globe. In the developing world, more and more megacities are beginning to form. Jakarta Indonesia is an example of a rising megacity. This rapid urbanization has placed a special burden on the resources and local economies of many developing nations. This areas are not prepared to deal with the rapid population growth associated with the development of a megacity. This strain placed on the local areas, will often lead to terrible living conditions for the lower classes of society. Sanitation will often become a major issue in many of these megacities. Large portions of the population will often lack a proper sanitation system. The lack of proper sanitation will lead to the onset of deadly diseases. The effects of rapid urbanization can be deadly, for those living in the pooper regions of society.

Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

Why Cities Are Where They Are

Try Squarespace free for 14 days and receive 10% off your order: http://www.squarespace.com/wendover (Code: Wendover) Support Wendover Productions o
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

Natural Gas: The Energy to Move Forward

At ConocoPhillips, we share in the growing optimism that natural gas will play an important role in establishing a balanced, sustainable energy future
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

Mr. Varley's AP Human Geography Website | Nothing like an AP HuG — GO LINKS!

Mr. Varley's AP Human Geography Website | Nothing like an AP HuG — GO LINKS! | HMHS History | Scoop.it
more...
Jen Denton Wilson's curator insight, March 22, 5:41 AM
Great resources!
Rescooped by Michael Miller from Geography & Current Events
Scoop.it!

Top 20 most inspiring TED videos about maps and geography - Geoawesomeness

Top 20 most inspiring TED videos about maps and geography - Geoawesomeness | HMHS History | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an amazing initiative that organizes events where inspiring people share their inspiring research, work and ideas. For the upcoming holidays we’ve rounded up 20 of the most inspirational and interesting TED talks about maps and geography out there. No matthew if …

Via Mr. David Burton
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael Miller
Scoop.it!

Planet Money's T-Shirt Project

Planet Money's T-Shirt Project | HMHS History | Scoop.it
Planet Money followed the making of a simple cotton t-shirt through the global economy. From Mississippi to Indonesia to Bangladesh to Colombia and back to the U.S. Listen to the stories here.
more...
No comment yet.