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Where We Came From, State by State

Where We Came From, State by State | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Charts showing how Americans have moved between states for 112 years.”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 14, 1:20 PM

This incredible series of interactive charts from the New York Times show where the residents of every U.S. state were born and how that data has changed over time (update: now available as an interactive map).  This graph of Florida shows that around 1900, most people living in Florida were from the South.  Around the middle of the 20th century more people from other parts of the U.S. and from outside the U.S. started moving in.  What changes in U.S. society led to these demographic shifts?  How has demographics of your state changes over the last 114 years? 

   

On the flip side, many people have been leaving California and this article charts the demographic impact of Californians on other states.  


Tags: migration, USAvisualization, census, unit 2 population.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 17, 3:42 PM

APHG-U2

samantha benitez's curator insight, November 22, 2:51 PM

Charts showing how Americans have moved between states for 112 years. helps show the nature of change around the United States and its impact in the enviorment.

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India pins hopes on smart cities

India pins hopes on smart cities | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it

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Matt Richardson's curator insight, August 23, 9:21 AM

Can urban planning help India organize its multitudes into the future? 

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What Would A World's Fair Look Like Today?

What Would A World's Fair Look Like Today? | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“Fifty years ago, the New York World's Fair laid out a dreamlike future for the planet. What would a world's fair look like if we held one today?”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 23, 9:30 AM

If video killed the radio star and Netflix drove Blockbuster out of business, then the World Fairs as true Global events were undone by television.  The very idea of gathering in one place much like the Olympic Games to see the great innovations ahead of us even feels old fashioned.  Televised global coverage rendered the global coverage of the fair a little less magical and the event lost its sizzle.   

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Animated Earth

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A fascinating 3D globe which shows air currents and lots of other data. View in real time or review past data. A must use site for geographers. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental
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Michail Darley's curator insight, August 27, 8:28 PM

I haven't tried this, but it looked interesting. So Here it is...

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Not Everything Is Bigger in Texas: Austin Is Building Tiny Houses for the Homeless

Not Everything Is Bigger in Texas: Austin Is Building Tiny Houses for the Homeless | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Community First Village will be made of compact and cute buildings.”
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, August 23, 7:38 PM

Homelessness is a serious problem in the US. It is impossible to know what it is like to be homeless unless you've been there, know someone who's been there or have been on the verge of being there, too.

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Other Key Resources - UN Women | Women's Empowerment Principles

Other Key Resources - UN Women | Women's Empowerment Principles | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“The Women's Empowerment Principles* are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact.”
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Dr Lendy Spires's curator insight, August 24, 2:30 AM
Other Key Resources
Gender Equality and Business Resource Mapping

A growing body of reports, case studies, tools and guidance on the importance of gender equality to economic progress, to sustainable business and development, is emerging from a wide variety of sources:  business, academia, governments, think tanks, publications and blogs.


To view an initial mapping of materials and resources relevant to the WEPs compiled by Simpson and Thacher & Bartlett LLP, see here.

To suggest additional resources to be added to the growing list, contact the WEPs team here.

Principles for Responsible Management Education Gender Equality
Repository

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Gender Equality Repository identifies materials and resources that assist faculty in integrating gender issues and awareness into management education in that field. These include, for instance, specific case studies, syllabi, texts, and best practices that assess or otherwise address the roles of gender in various educational and workplace environments. The Repository also lists resources, including search engines, divisions/subgroups within professional academic associations, organisations such as the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education, etc. that are designed to help faculty and administrators incorporate gender-related topics into management education curricula.


Gender Equity Seal (GES) Standard

This publication defines the standard requirements for the Gender Equity Seal (GES) and GES Certification System. The goal of the Certification System is to spur companies to promote, improve on and monitor the position of women in their workforce. It includes a set of five steps that a company can progress through within specified time periods and which results in the award of the Gender Equity Seal after a successful audit. Social Accountability International (SAI) developed the GES Standard and Certification System for UN Women Egypt as a progressive certification system that integrates capacity building. The advantage of the GES Certification System is that it can assist a range of organizations and, by using auditors that already possess experience in conducting a management systems audit, can reduce the amount of additional time required for a GES audit and supplement any existing labour standard programme. Read more here.

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The Evolution of Diet

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“ Could eating like our ancestors make us healthier?”
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, August 24, 11:37 AM

We need to feed a few billion more people by 2050.  What diet will make that happen?

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A wide-angle view of fragile Earth

A wide-angle view of fragile Earth | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“In this image-filled talk, Yann Arthus-Bertrand displays his three most recent projects on humanity and our habitat -- stunning aerial photographs in his series "The Earth From Above," personal interviews from around the globe featured in his web project "6 billion Others," and his soon-to-be-released movie, "Home," which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video.”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 14, 2:38 PM

I've linked galleries of the artistic, aerial photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand several times before.  In this Ted Talk, you can hear what motivates his artistic vision and the global perspectives that he wants to bring to the fore.  You can also watch the 90-minute video 'Home' that he discusses in the talk here.    

 

Tags: images, art, worldwideTEDenvironment, video.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, August 25, 10:07 AM

Useful for Human Impact DCI!

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Tony Sinanis on Twitter: This is HYSTERICAL! #edchat #cpchat http://t.co/oaLYoYv9wy

Tony Sinanis on Twitter: This is HYSTERICAL! #edchat #cpchat http://t.co/oaLYoYv9wy | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Happy back to school http://t.co/OUHiE3LMdo #edchat #edtech #satchat #sunchat”
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Retronyms: Linguistic Shifts

Retronyms: Linguistic Shifts | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
A 'retronym' is a term specifying the original meaning of word after a newer meaning has overtaken it.
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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 3, 9:06 AM

unit 3

God Is.'s curator insight, May 3, 1:15 PM

Some of you might appreciate this article.. Darn I feel old! LOL

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, May 6, 8:32 PM

Fantastic images for our modern day terms.

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China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers

China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“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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Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, November 3, 12:55 PM

The Chinese are leaving China and venturing to foreign lands for work and to get away from the Chinese people.  In Africa the Chinese have been going to work on jobs, a lot involving infrastructure in countries.  These assignments are usually short, a year or two, but many of the Chinese are deciding to just stay in Africa instead of going back to China after their working term is up.  They note that in China they can create and sell something then a few days later you have ten other people selling the same exact thing that you just created, and that doesn't seem to be happening in Africa, giving them a fairer advantage to what they are selling.  Africa however isn't too sure about the Chinese coming with their business.  They want a better relationship with China and for China to follow the rules that they have laid out about conducting business in their countries.

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 10:40 AM

Is good that China decided to make business outside of its territories. With this plan, they are helping they own economic, but also improving other people lives with the airport and highway.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 12, 4:05 PM

Though the age of European Imperialism has long since ended, China is beginning to realize the benefits involved with economic expansion into other countries. "More than a million Chinese citizens have permanently moved to Africa, buying land, starting businesses and settling among local populations." Many are worried that this push into Africa could lead to extreme exploitation and disparity among native Africans while China solely benefits. If you compare this scenario with what is occurring in Myanmar and other parts of Southeast Asia, it would seem that China is there specifically for its own benefit. 

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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, 8:17 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.

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, June 9, 2:38 PM
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, 9:03 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, 11:20 AM

Unit 2

Character Minutes's curator insight, June 5, 11:50 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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Amsterdam City: a City as Urban Statistics

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"Amsterdam City Dashboard presents the city of Amsterdam through the lens of data, including demographic statistics, traffic reports, noise readings or political messages.The small collection of information graphics are divided in distinct domains, such as transport, environment, statistics, economy, social, cultural and security. All data is shown in near real-time, based on blocks of 24 hours. Larger dots and darker colors symbolize higher values, whereas an interactive map provides a geographic reference."Tags: Netherlands, urban, statistics, urban ecology, transportation, planning.
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How air conditioning remade modern America

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“ Would it surprise you to learn just how revolutionary that A/C unit of yours really is?”
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Matt Richardson's curator insight, August 23, 9:25 AM

Some technologies radically alter the way humans use space. Air conditioning was one of them. The way we live, the way we socialize, and likely the places we choose to inhabit or avoid have been utterly transformed by the humble air conditioning unit. 

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Russia Shuts Down McDonald's Franchises

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In a move that has been widely seen as retaliatory, the Russian government has kicked off a series of random checks at McDonald's around the country, and has already shut down four prime locations in Moscow.
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Allison Anthony's curator insight, August 23, 8:51 AM
Putin using the Big Mac attack strategy.
Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 24, 7:57 PM

This was at one time the largest McDonalds.

 

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Mexico's Unbelievable Underwater River

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“ Divers captures incredible photos of Cenote Angelita, a natural sinkhole that contains a bizarre underwater river.”
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Monica Rix Paxson's curator insight, August 23, 2:53 PM

The cenotes of the Yucatan are fascinating, but this one is weird.

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, November 1, 10:13 AM

Con los 9 cenotes en Hacienda Silil, tenemos un lugar muy hermoso para explorar y visitar nuestras abejitas.

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City superintendent: Wastewater treatment a biological process (VIDEO)

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Hays City Commission is beginning discussions about renovation of the aging city’s wastewater facility. According to Roger Moerke, Utilities Superintendent-Wastewater, ...
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Metro Detroit treatment plants released 4.5B gallons of sewage into rivers after storm

Metro Detroit treatment plants released 4.5B gallons of sewage into rivers after storm | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
Metro Detroit treatment plants released about 4.5 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into local streams and rivers as a result of last week's massive rainstorm, according to a preliminary report from the state Department of...
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Topography of Religion

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"The Pew survey sorts people into major groupings--Christians; other religions, including Jewish and Muslim; and 'unaffiliated,' which includes atheist, agnostic and 'nothing in particular.' Roll your cursor over the map to see how faiths and traditions break down by state."
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MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 3:27 PM

APHG-Unit 1

CT Blake's curator insight, August 29, 7:09 PM

Awesome interactive map showing the relative religious composition of states.

Ignacio Quintana's curator insight, December 1, 6:56 PM

Even though this is just an info-graphic, this is very interesting. What we can see from this map is the spatial organization of religion specifically in the U.S. It's interesting to see how protestant makes up the majority (but apparently not according to the article above this from Haak's page) and how drastically these views can change from coast to coast, and state to state. What I find particularly interesting is that you can clearly find hearths of many of these religions, for example, Utah has an extremely out-numbering amount of Mormons. For obvious reasons that is, but still very educational to see the centers of many of the big religions in the United States.

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China defends intercepting US Navy plane

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“ BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet's intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast was dangerous, and blamed Washington for mounting large-scale and frequent close-in reconnaissance operations.”
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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.”
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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, 9:01 PM

A great look at urbanisation. 

Fathie Kundie's curator insight, June 8, 9:48 AM

تاريخ التطور الحضري

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 14, 7:18 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, 5:57 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, 7:43 PM

Parallels with the Murray River...

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Disruptive Demographics

Disruptive Demographics | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
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, 9:45 PM
great overview of America's changing demographics!