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Urban World: A new app for exploring an unprecedented wave of urbanization | McKinsey Global Institute | McKinsey & Company

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The growth of cities in emerging markets is driving the most significant economic transformation in history.
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Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years

"About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations."
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steve smith's curator insight, June 7, 6:01 PM

A great look at urbanisation. 

Fathie Kundie's curator insight, June 8, 6:48 AM

تاريخ التطور الحضري

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 14, 4:18 PM

Fabulous link between Geography and History

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Colorado River Reaches the Sea of Cortez

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"When the Minute 319 'pulse flow' began in March 2014, it was not clear whether the effort would be enough to reconnect the Colorado River with the Sea of Cortez. Some hydrologists thought there might be just enough water; others were less optimistic. It turns out the optimists were right, though just barely. For the first time in sixteen years, the Colorado River was reunited with the Sea of Cortez on May 15, 2014."
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 28, 2:57 PM

California has had three consecutive years of below average rainfall and most reservoirs are far below their designed capacity; amid a drought this severe and wildfires, it is startling to hear of a project to restore some of the Colorado River Basin's natural patterns and ecology.  


Tags: physicalremote sensing, California, water, environmenturban ecology.

Kate Buckland's curator insight, June 7, 4:43 PM

Parallels with the Murray River...

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Disruptive Demographics

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Last night I had the pleasure of attending a tremendously entertaining and incredibly informative professional development evening at the APHG reading (that isn’t an easy combination to pull of either, and he did marvelously). Dr. James Johnson is a trained geographer teaching in the School of Business at the University of North Carolina. His talk, entitled “Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Global Competitiveness” (PDF file available here-- video of an earlier version is here) follows in a tradition of superb presentation at the reading; in 2012, Roger Downs gave a great professional development presentation on geographic expertise.
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Dennis V Thomas's curator insight, June 3, 6:45 PM
great overview of America's changing demographics!
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The National Geographic Network of Alliances for Geographic Education

“ The National Geographic Network of Alliances for Geographic Education works to support and encourage geographic literacy.”
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 19, 2013 6:14 PM

Grest support group for teachers with opportunities of many kinds.

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National Geographic Education: FREE Resource for Teachers and Families

RT @WeAreTeachers: #Deal Alert! National Geographic Education: FREE Resource for Teachers & Families http://t.co/FXOdoGoHSD #sschat #ptchat…
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Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education

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“ National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies and science to life. Using real-world examples and National Geographic's rich media, educators, families, and students learn about the world and the people in it.” This page is an archive of great resources.
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Lisa Fonseca's comment, November 3, 2011 4:42 PM
I absolutely love National Geographic. I feel they do a wonderful job providing resources to students of all ages. I have had a membership for the National Geographic Kids magazine for the past two years. i have found nothing but great activities, articles, and child friendly information. The reading level is just at the perfect level for elementary students but even can be used in grades 6 and 7. Kids find them interesting and seem to never want to put the magazines away. I have never thrown a magazine away regardless of the date on them they are still fun facts to read!
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Kiev Struggles to Break Russia’s Grip on Gas Flow

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“ A plan to skirt Russia’s state energy behemoth, Gazprom, by reverse-flowing natural gas into Ukraine has been hindered by reticence from neighboring Slovakia, seemingly due to pressure from the Russian company.”
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Brazil’s Olympian World Cup blues - FT.com

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“ Poor Dilma Rousseff. Brazil’s president projects the tedious aura of the efficiency of Angela Merkel, except with the delivery of the Marx brothers. Late preparations for the World Cup have already embarrassed the country, while those for the 2016”
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How to Make a Map Go Viral

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“A conversation with the mapmaker whose creations circumnavigate the Internet.”
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Sports Movies and Globalization

“ Hamm said he was drawn to the true story of an agent looking for India's first pro-baseball player”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 4, 7:16 PM

This 6 minute clip is a preview of the movie "Million Dollar Arm."  It looks to be a fun movie, but what I find academically interesting about the movie is that it is a portrayal of one of the countless fascinating cultural and economic interactions that was created by globalization.  The story is about the economic forces motivating baseball scouts to seek out untapped labor pools in areas such as India that were previously not a part of baseball's cultural reach (and the really cool global lives of these individuals). 


Tags: sport, globalization, popular culture, economic, labor, India.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, May 5, 3:31 PM

There's an absolute treasure trove of not only movies but also games that are very powerful for educational purposes. It is something that students can relate to. It is relevant & interesting.

Jyoti Chouhan's curator insight, May 13, 10:45 AM

This 6 minute clip is a preview of the movie "Million Dollar Arm."  It looks to be a fun movie, but what I find academically interesting about the movie is that it is a portrayal of one of the countless fascinating cultural and economic interactions that was created by globalization.  The story is about the economic forces motivating baseball scouts to seek out untapped labor pools in areas such as India that were previously not a part of baseball's cultural reach (and the really cool global lives of these individuals).

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Oxford University's cultural elitism has been exposed by this student campaign

Oxford University's cultural elitism has been exposed by this student campaign | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Harriet Walker: With 'I, too, am Oxford' minority students tried to highlight the prejudices they face, but a rival campaign hijacks their argument”
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Age old issue coming to the forefront
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What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders?

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“ Drawing borders feels like an anachronism that was the domain of 19th-century diplomats, but Crimea shows that national boundaries still aren't considered fixed in many parts of the world.”
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Hair for food - Nepali Times

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“Nepali Times is an English-language weekly newspaper published by Himalmedia Private Limited. It provides Nepal News, News of Nepal, News on Business, economics & more news from including depth reporting, expert commentaries and analysis on Nepal.”
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India is also a leading exporter of human hair also known as "Remy"
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China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers

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“In China's Second Continent, Howard French explores the Chinese presence in 15 African countries. The relationship goes beyond economics: more than a million Chinese citizens have migrated to Africa.”He says there's a debate about the long-term consequences of China's push into the African continent: Will it create development and prosperity, or will it lead to exploitation reminiscent of 19th-century European colonialism?Tags: Africa, development, China, industry, economic, podcast.
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 30, 8:50 PM

This is an excellent podcast with many geographic strands running through it. 

Eli Levine's curator insight, May 31, 9:47 AM

Personally, I'm a little resentful that our money is being used to finance Chinese firms.  I'm also not happy that the Chinese aren't using local labor, which would boost economic activity in African societies.  I'm surprised if that's not more of a sore point for the people who live in these societies.

 

But anyway.

 

If we weren't so committed to spreading our political "religion" of democracy and Liberal values, we may have a shot at securing Africa for ourselves.  A pity that we're not as competitive a country as China.  However, if China wants to play international empire, I say let them.  They'll either do a better job than we've done or they'll be as corrupt and exploitative as we were and, thus, end their tenure on "top".  So long as we're able to defend ourselves over here, I see no reason to challenge the artificial empire of China.  That's just my interpretation of history.  Take from it what you will.

 

Think about it.

Bob Manning's curator insight, June 1, 8:43 AM

For Africa to develop, they need a better infrastructure.  China's investment in this area is allowing them access to the huge reserves of resources and growing labor pool.  Is this a repeat of colonialism?  Is there a way to do this in a sustainable manner that is mutually beneficial to both the Chinese and the African countries?

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GIS in the History Classroom

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"I have had a number of requests for copies of GIS in the History Classroom in a format other than iBooks. I have just completed an internet version of the book that works on Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer."
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 30, 5:17 PM

GIS is not just for geography classes; spatial thinking and spatial data management can help students learn a variety of subjects including history.  This free ebook will help history teachers to see how to unlock the power of Geographic Information Systems. 


Tagsmappinghistorical, GIS, geospatial, edtech.

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Great,than you!!!!
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Disruptive Demographics

"Dr. James H. Johnson provided attendees with an interesting look into the demographic makeup of the U.S.. The U.S. population changed dramatically - in size, composition, and distribution, during the first decade of the new millennium. These shifts have drastically altered the social, economic, and political fabric of our nation. This session outlined six of the most disruptive demographic trends today and the challenges and opportunities they pose for the American economy."
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 4, 6:03 PM

I was glad to have someone show me where to find the video of an earlier version of talk given at the APHG reading. His talk, entitled “Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Global Competitiveness” (a video of a prior version of this talk is available here and the PDF file available here) follows in a tradition of superb presentation at the reading; in 2012, Roger Downs gave a great professional development presentation on geographic expertise.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 5, 8:20 AM

Unit 2

Character Minutes's curator insight, June 5, 8:50 AM

The stats are serious & every teacher, administrator,, employer should view the video. You have to see the problem  before you can solve it. This ought to open up some eyes!

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What is Geography? - National Geographic Education

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Geography cartoon -National Geographic Education site -BETA
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Free Technology for Teachers: National Geographic Big Cats Education

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Location - National Geographic Education

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(Definitions from National Geographic Education) 6th Grade Social Studies Targets: Demonstrate understanding of absolute location. Demonstrate understanding of relative location.
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MUST SEE: Korean food documentary "Savouring Korea - The Taste of Home"

MUST SEE: Korean food documentary "Savouring Korea - The Taste of Home" | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“London foodies are already familiar with Joo Lee's Korrito, a modern Korean pop-up and streetside stand. With the help of UK Korean food purveyor Korea Foods and backers on Kickstarter, Joo traveled to Korea to make a three-part documentary on her Korean food roots and how the cuisine is getting”
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Primate Cities: Mexico City

http://geographyeducation.org/2014/05/05/primate-cities-mexico-city/
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dilaycock's curator insight, May 5, 2:52 PM

Seth Dixon, creator of this excellent resource, notes, "I put together this presentation, based primarily on my time researching in Mexico City (download the PPT file to access my notes for each slide).  The problems with primate cities are hardly unique to Mexico City; this additional BBC article bemoans Britain’s lack of a true second city, arguing that London’s shadow looms too large for sustained national development outside of the primate city."

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 22, 9:24 AM

The concept of a primate city has both benefits and drawbacks for the country in which it is located. The large population of the primate city draws new technology and foreign investment into the country. Unfortunately, the large population of the primate city also leads to population and brain drain from the surrounding regions which can damage the overall economic and intellectual status of the country. 

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 9:45 AM

Primate Cities are furthered studied using Mexico as an example.

Primate cities affect movement by having a greater pull on migrants.

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Public Information Map

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The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process

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Felicia Morley's curator insight, April 4, 8:32 AM

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Abdul Torah's curator insight, April 6, 6:29 PM

What Education in Critical Thinking implies?

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Why Koreans are killing themselves in droves

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“ A recent pair of dramatic suicides alarms the upwardly mobile nation. (South Koreans are killing themselves in droves, alarming the upwardly mobile nation.”
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Is this a residual affect for Newly Industrialized Countries? What about Developed countries moving into the Service age?
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Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

“ NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.”
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