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Retronyms: Linguistic Shifts

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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, 2014 9:06 AM

unit 3

God Is.'s curator insight, May 3, 2014 1:15 PM

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

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, May 6, 2014 8:32 PM

Fantastic images for our modern day terms.

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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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Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 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, 2014 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. 

David Lizotte's curator insight, April 5, 2015 1:47 PM

Only the Chinese would see a potential market in Africa...

However, in all seriousness I too see the potential market. The continent is huge. The population is ridiculous and it is only going to keep growing. A population of this magnitude needs goods to live. In turn, China will provide for this demand. However it is blatant that the market (African people) will be exploited at whatever cost. The manufacturing, selling, etc. is being done, according to this article, by Chinese people. These people left China in search of money and perhaps even a place to settle down. China is expanding to Africa so a lot of Chinese people are going to move to Africa for employment. China wins by increasing its economic output and losing its dead weight. By dead weight I mean the chinese citizens whom stem from lower middle class. These people were struggling in China. China could not produce jobs for them. These people then follow the money to Africa and once there "job" is done decide to stay and live in Africa. As stated by the article this is an independent decision being made. I understand that and I recognize it as not being an immediate concern.

What concerns me is the exploitation of natural resources as well as the exploitation of the African market. China will produce goods that they know will be sold in Africa- they will design everything to meet Africa's wants and needs, thus taking there money. An African business will not benefit from this commerce rather a Chinese firm, with Chinese workers. One can argue its business and I suppose it truly  is. China see's a continent that they can invest in. There country will benefit from it as well as its people, whom are finding jobs abroad and continue to work abroad due to the affluent economy. The Chinese see African people as "demand" and they want to "supply" for that never ending demand. 

The article mentions/compares this situation to colonialism. It certainly does seem like a form of exploitation in which the foreign investors make money off of the African people and the regions resources however it is being done in a business like fashion. This could be seen as the more modern form of colonialism. It's not a direct rule over a territory and people rather its a business venture. But couldn't the business venture be seen as a front? 

What's interesting is how China is very much taking a hands off approach in the local politics. They aren't getting immersed in the government rather they see themselves as business people operating in another country...for China's benefit. They aren't there to provide goods for the African people out of the goodness of there heart rather they just want to sell the goods that they know will sell to the massive population. China is setting up shop in a non-democratic way, in which they don't care about the society rather they just care about the financial benefit. The political standing of the country does not bother China. Also, this could be seen as China thinking long term. Instead of thinking democratically and "more fair like" China can focus more on its own business and people and not have to worry about crisis in the country as a whole. 

More than a million Chinese have emigrated to the continent of Africa to start business'. More Chinese will travel to Africa...chain migration... they will develop and make money off of the African market. Chinese will elevate there status in Africa off of the backs of natural resources (in Africa) as well as make money from the African market. A market that will be exploited-whether good or bad- exploited non the less. 

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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, 2014 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.

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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, 2014 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, 2014 11:20 AM

Unit 2

Character Minutes's curator insight, June 5, 2014 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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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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“ National Geographic Big Cats Education http://t.co/uTy4MlRb...”
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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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Emerald Pina's curator insight, May 26, 2015 7:31 PM

This slide show teaches you what primate cities are and gives you an example and background of one. It teaches you about Mexico City and the characteristics of it. 

 

This article relates to Unit 7: Cities and Urban Land Use because it teaches you about primate cities. Primate cities have disproportionately large populations and is over two times larger than the next largest city in the country

Zohair Ahmed's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:10 AM

This power point shows the negative and positive factors accounting for Mexico City being a Primate city. 

 

The pp gives insight on how Primate cities such as Mexico have a disproportionally large population, resulting in an unbalanced economy.

Anna Sasaki's curator insight, May 27, 2015 7:45 AM

Mexico City is a primate city, since it's population is significantly larger than any other city in Mexico. Primate cities are only deemed primate cities if they are double or more the population of the running up city.

Primate cities show population distribution since a large majority of the population is centralized around one area.

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The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process

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Felicia Morley's curator insight, April 4, 2014 11:32 AM

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Abd Torah's curator insight, April 6, 2014 9:29 PM

What Education in Critical Thinking implies?

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 12, 2014 12:32 AM

Taking students through the critical thinking process can connect students with a variety of print and media resources curated by the school librarian for their classroom teachers.

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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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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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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, 2014 9:01 PM

A great look at urbanisation. 

Fathie Kundie's curator insight, June 8, 2014 9:48 AM

تاريخ التطور الحضري

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 14, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 7:43 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, 2014 9:45 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 9:14 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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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, 2014 10:16 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, 2014 6:31 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, 2014 1:45 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).

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

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“ 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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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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