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The Lowdown on the Shutdown

What Does Obamacare Mean for You? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBr3fniyb4w John had a special video planned for today, but then the government shut down so...
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You wouldn't see this today...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:05 PM

In this 1880 picture we see child laborers taking a smoking break.  These miniature adults made be think about the historical changes in childhood and what it meant to be a child.  Many children have to grow up real quick.  Activity: count the number of ways that would make this image impossible today.

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Population Fun | Have Fun With Population & Demographics Data While Learning!

Population Fun | Have Fun With Population & Demographics Data While Learning! | HMHS History | Scoop.it

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:40 PM

Who said population couldn't be fun!?!  Check out this resource!

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Syria in Five Minutes

In which Hank discusses the situation in Syria as deeply and completely as he can in five minutes. Negotiations are ongoing as to whether and how chemical we...
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42 Amazing Maps

The map, as an innovation, is extremely important. Simply constructing a useful representation of our world onto a piece of paper (or clay or vellum or whate...

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:30 AM

This is a great clip about various types of maps ala Vlogbrothers.  Check it out!

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The Bad Samaritan Part 1 of 2

This segment of CBSs 60 Minutes is an interview with David Cash. Cash admits to seeing his high school friend Jeremy Strohmeyer grab and begin to assault 7-y...
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A Divided Class - Chapter 5 - How the Adults Reacted

The PBS Video code for embedding into a webpage seems to be broken so I've uploaded the files here to mirror them.
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China Gains New Friends in Its Quest for Energy - New York Times

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New York Times China Gains New Friends in Its Quest for Energy New York Times ATYRAU, Kazakhstan — On the northern reaches of the Caspian Sea, not far from this old Soviet town known for its oil and sturgeon, lies a vast new oil find, the biggest...
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Eagle Eye: What the World Looks Like to a Bird in Flight

Eagle Eye: What the World Looks Like to a Bird in Flight | HMHS History | Scoop.it
Soaring images courtesy of a GoPro camera and a traveling eagle
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The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

In which John Green kicks off Crash Course US History! Why, you may ask, are we covering US History, and not more World History, or the history of some other...
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Federal shutdown beginning to take a toll

Federal shutdown beginning to take a toll | HMHS History | Scoop.it
Much of the federal government stayed shut for a second day Wednesday, but whether that affected or even mattered to people in the Philadelphia region depended on who they were, where they worked, and what they believed.
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An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris

An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris | HMHS History | Scoop.it

"Charles Marville photographed Paris' transition from medieval hodgepodge to modern metropolis.  Marville made more than 425 photographs of the narrow streets and crumbling buildings of premodern Paris, including this view from the top of Rue Champlain in 1877-1878."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:34 PM

This NPR podcast adds some great insight into Charles Marville's 19th century photography currently on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  The urban transformations designed by Haussmann made Paris the global capital of modernity and the many cities around the world copied the principles of Haussmannization.  A photographic glimpse into Paris before and during these changes that brought about social upheaval is a marvelous tool for an historical geographic analysis of urbanization.  

   

Tags: urban, historical, Paris, placeFrancepodcastimages.

Kevin Barker's comment, October 6, 2013 11:38 AM
Little blurb at the top of the link for the gallery :) "Notice: During the federal government shutdown, the offices and all premises of the National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden are closed to the public, and all public programs are canceled. Employees will not have access to their e-mail or voicemail accounts during the shutdown."
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George Washington's presidential library

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The rare and eclectic book collection of George Washington is now on display at his just-opened library in Mount Vernon. Chip Reid takes a tour of the newest presidential library, for our first president.

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India and Pakistan Talk, but Tensions Are High - New York Times

India and Pakistan Talk, but Tensions Are High - New York Times | HMHS History | Scoop.it
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India and Pakistan Talk, but Tensions Are High
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How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

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Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year.

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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, September 22, 2013 3:04 PM

This is a scathing attack on the NFL's (and pro-sports more generally) constant 'need' for new stadiums; the details and specifics the article provide raise some troubling questions about the trade-off.

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Started from the Bottom: Benjamin Franklin and Drake Compared

In which John compares the Drake song "Started from the Bottom (Now We Here)" with Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, two American dream narratives that turn...
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The Bad Samaritan Part 2 of 2

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A Divided Class - Chapter 3 - 14 Years Later

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Class divided 4

Subscribe to this channel for a vast range of inspirational management and leadership talks, presentations and lessons. Online, distance, management and lead...
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Mapping Rocky's Run

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"As a kid, I grew up watching the Rocky movies, shadow boxing with my brothers and doing push-ups during the workout montages.  One on my favorite scenes was in Rocky II when Rocky runs through the whole city of Philadelphia, thronged by adoring fans as he runs to the top of the stairs to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (and yes, of course I re-enacted that scene when I was there)."


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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, September 23, 2013 10:45 AM

My family and I have watched the Rocky series a handful of times, and a month or two ago, my grandmother called our house all frantically to let us know that "Rocky" was on TV, in case we wanted to watch it.  I used to be big into going for long walks across a few towns every night, and this article reminded me of some of the walks that I had been on, and have actually mapped out.  The expression "walking around in circles" does not fully apply to many places, because they have semi-straight roads and often have 90 degree intersections with other roads, which would make it walking in rectangular patterns.  I have walked well over 20 miles in a single night, and found myself exploring side roads and looking them up later on an online map of the area.  In this article, Rocky runs in a "circular" pattern, but from his house to the final steps that he runs up at a museum, rather than returning to his house.  In this map with the article, Rocky is shown as covering a large area on his run, without overlapping the same areas all that often.  "Rocky" is a series about achieving dreams and defying odds- actions that are different with different characters and different outcomes in every movie.  It makes sense that Rocky covers a little bit of the same ground twice, metaphorically in the movies, and literally on the map, but also that he achieves his destination after going the long and difficult distance rather than a bee-line to the destination, that would defeat the depth of the story.  Rocky's run is symbolic as a journey mentally, physically, and spiritually, and is enforced by the route that he was found to have run, as analyzed by this article and its links.  While I found myself walking 15 miles to a place, and back in the same night, I was merely part of a cycle.  Rocky is a hero because he went the distance.

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Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 24, 2013 8:14 PM

I too loved this movie growing up. Everytime Rocky was brought up you always remebered the part when Rocky ran up the stairs to the statue after his long training run. Just from his run you see the type of community they lived in. His town was very rundown, but you still got a sense of community by the way people yelled and cheered for Rocky as he ran by. They may not have had much as a community, but they supported each other and took pride in their city. You were able to get all of this just from the different landmarks you saw Rocky pass by on his run. You may not think about it at the time, but the location and scenary really paints a picture of the type of lifestlye and culture Rocky grew up in, and what makes him the man that he is. That is all just from simply paying attention to the landmarks that he runs by. Location really effects a person and you can see that in this movie. Rocky was a fighter who never gave up. His community was the same way. And looking at the map I don't think I was would ever want to run that far. It appeared a lot shorter in the movie than it actually is!

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Billie Jean King Wins the ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ 40 Years Ago

Billie Jean King Wins the ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ 40 Years Ago | HMHS History | Scoop.it
Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King face off on September 20, 1973. (Credit: Getty Images)
Despite losing much of his prime to World War II, Riggs was once considered the best tennis player in the world.
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