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Sea Level Rise Poses Specific Threat To East Coast Cities

Sea Level Rise Poses Specific Threat To East Coast Cities | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Brace yourselves, East Coasters....

 

Thinking spatially, it's important to remember that not all places will be impacted equally.  Even among coasts, not all spots would receive equal sea level rises when the ocean's systems are dynamic.


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Collin Lewis's comment, August 12, 2012 3:14 PM
I have been to North Carolina and many of the other places mentioned in this article and have seen the damages of the water levels rising. One example of the water rising is a road in North Carolina going to Cape Hatteras that is now completely submerged underwater. There is now a make-shift bridge that runs over the underwater road.
Zach Trafton's comment, August 13, 2012 4:14 PM
I knew that the sea level was rising but I didn't know it was happening so quickly. I think that people living in the hot spot are should take this seriously. When I go to the beach there use to be a lot more beach between the road and ocean. but because of the rising sea level, the land between is becoming shorter and shorter.
Emily Franson's comment, September 2, 2012 3:19 PM
The sea level is rising rapidly and I had no idea how serious it is and how much of an impact it's taking on the world. People living in the hot spot need to realize how serious of a problem this can turn into and that the sea level will have a big effect on the land as time goes by.
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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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Edelin Espino's curator insight, September 10, 2014 2:31 PM

This is a really cool game! You should play it.

Allison Henley's curator insight, September 10, 2014 2:35 PM

Very addicting even though I'm not that great at it!! haha

Matleena Laakso's curator insight, October 5, 2014 4:55 AM

Tämä on hauska, muutaman kerran on tullut "pelattua".

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Greenville, SC, is a refined Southern city that cherishes history, even that ... - New York Daily News

Greenville, SC, is a refined Southern city that cherishes history, even that ... - New York Daily News | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Greenville, S.C., is a refined Southern city that cherishes history, even that of Shoeless Joe Jackson.
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45 Astonishing, Abstract Aerial Images Found on Google Earth - Feature Shoot

45 Astonishing, Abstract Aerial Images Found on Google Earth - Feature Shoot | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
In the fourteen years since Google Earth has redefined the map, using satellite and drone imagery, aerial photography, and government archived shots to chart and catalogue the world. Virtual travel is available with the click of a button, transporting us from Chile to China, Greenland to Antarctica, and back again.

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Map: The walls Europe is building to keep people out - Washington Post

Map: The walls Europe is building to keep people out - Washington Post | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
It isn't just Hungary.
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The threat to France’s Jews

The threat to France’s Jews | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Official figures indicate that over the last two decades the number of antisemitic acts has tripled. Between January and July 2014 official figures show that there were 527 violent antisemitic acts in France as opposed to 276 for the same period in 2013. Meanwhile half of all racist attacks in France take Jews as their target, even though they number less than 1% of the population.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 19, 9:27 AM

This great, but sobering article was written in January 2015, and unfortunately, the situation has not improved.  There is a lot of demographic changes and migration happening in the Western World right now, and this is but one component to larger forces reshaping the Europe.  Today many in the French Jewish community are now asking the uncomfortable question: is it time to leave France for good?  Antisemitism is not a thing of the past relegated to the World War II chapter of our history textbooks; many French Jewish families were originally from North Africa before they fled in the 1950s and 60s.  Now, France is Israel's largest source of migrants and Europe as a whole has a rapidly declining Jewish population (UPDATE: here is a video showing the French Prime Minister vowing to stop the rise of anti-Semitism in in France).    

 

Tags: Judaism, religion, Europe, migration, Israel,  France, racism, conflict.

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18 "Geography Fail" Media Gaffes

18 "Geography Fail" Media Gaffes | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Maps are hard. Not that hard, though.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 14, 2014 11:33 AM

Unit 1 Geography Nature and Perspective. These people need perspective and a Geography course or two.

Scott Langston's curator insight, September 18, 2014 8:05 PM

I like the 'not that hard, though' tag.

Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 28, 1:07 PM

Why study geography?

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The Food Capitals of Instagram

The Food Capitals of Instagram | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Explore the popularity of some of the world’s favourite foods on Instagram. Discover Instagram’s capital of curry, which cities are big on burgers, and where pulled pork is most prolific.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 8:41 PM

I was talking to a good friend about the geographic distribution of poutine after watching the silliest YouTube video. (Montreal is famous for it's poutine, but is in equally widespread throughout Quebec?  Canada?  Is there a core/domain/sphere areas to be mapped? These are the questions that plague geographers.).  True, this map has it's limitations; Instagram hashtag data isn't normalized so the biggest cities tend to pop out more easily, access/use of Instagram isn't uniform, etc.  Still, what a great map to show some geographic applications of social media data.  This sort of map also nicely shows the spatial concepts of region, diffusion, concentration and distribution.  


Tags: visualizationsocial media, mapping, culturediffusion, popular culture, regions, food.

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Europemapper - The social atlas of Europe

Europemapper - The social atlas of Europe | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A Social Atlas of Europe

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How tens of thousands of migrants could help save Europe

How tens of thousands of migrants could help save Europe | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A Serbian official suggests refugees currently journeying through her country should settle in its underpopulated villages.

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Essence of Place: What is it? - Don Enright

Essence of Place: What is it? - Don Enright | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Have you defined your park or historic site's essence of place? Can you identify what makes it absolutely, irreplaceably unique?

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, August 26, 2:52 AM

A very insightful article about 'sense of place'..."We know what our place is—and what it isn’t—and we understand how all of its wonderful qualities (its landscape, its history, its community, its sights and smells) add up to foster an ineffable feeling of place. We live and breath it every day."

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Russia wiping U.S. detergents off store shelves

Russia wiping U.S. detergents off store shelves | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Authorities claim cleaning products from big U.S. and other brands pose a danger to Russian consumers
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AP Human Geography FRQ and Exam Breakdown

AP Human Geography FRQ and Exam Breakdown | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 19, 4:48 PM

This outstanding infographic from the Human Imprint is an excellent summary of the AP Human Geography exam and gives some valuable insights to prepare students to pass the exam.  This is well worth the read for any APHG teacher.    


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Why Are Only a Few Landlocked Countries Successful?

Why Are Only a Few Landlocked Countries Successful? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
All landlocked countries have economic struggles because they lack access to the sea. But why are European landlocked countries wealthy while the others are not?

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New Orleans after Katrina: A tale of two cities

New Orleans after Katrina: A tale of two cities | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A decade after the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, a devastated metropolis is still rebuilding, but one aspect of the city has remained stubbornly intact: Its divisions of wealth
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Refugees

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THE REFUGEES CRISIS In 2014, an average of 42,500 people became refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced every single day. 


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oyndrila's curator insight, August 30, 2:53 PM

About the refugees around the world.

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Europe's open-border policy may be nearing its end

Europe's open-border policy may be nearing its end | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
For 30 years, 400 million Europeans have traveled freely between dozens of countries, but terrorism, migrants and crime could stop that
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Europe's immigrant surge gets worse by the day

Europe's immigrant surge gets worse by the day | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Prosecutors in Hungary are asking to keep four suspects in custody in connection with the discovery of 72 bodies locked inside a truck in Austria near the Hungarian border
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Why India is still fighting over caste system - CNN.com

Why India is still fighting over caste system - CNN.com | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Caste discrimination was supposedly a thing of the past, CNN's Ravi Agrawal says, but recent protests show that the practice still influences life in India.

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Geography just keeps getting more popular – so what's the subject's secret?

Geography just keeps getting more popular – so what's the subject's secret? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
As geography teachers return to school they will see their subject continuing to expand at all stages of education. For the fifth year running, GCSE entries have risen. At A-level, geography had the largest percentage increase of all the major subjects in 2015, with candidate numbers rising sharply by 13 per cent, following on from the 19 per cent increase in GCSE in 2013. Enrolment on undergraduate courses is running higher than national averages, and graduating geographers experience some of the lowest unemployment levels of any degree subject. Such positive news is welcome and provides a firm foundation for the introduction of the new GCSE and A-levels from September 2016.

So, what has happened to boost geography over the past 10 years? In short, it's a powerful mix of sustained advocacy, support from successive governments, independent evaluation and the slow trickle of messages getting through.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 27, 10:51 PM

Good news about the state of geography in the United Kingdom.  This can serve as a a strategic plan and a vision for revitalizing geography in the United States. 

Gregory Stewart's curator insight, August 29, 9:23 AM

AP Human Geography is the fastest growing course in the United States.

 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, Today, 7:06 AM

We touch the world in many, many ways during the day, in the news, in food selection and recipe choice, in clothing choice and music, in the selection of music and literature, and the reading of history what is not to like about geography?

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Video: New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

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The city that went under in the surging waters of Hurricane Katrina has not returned, not to how it used to be. A decade later, New Orleans is an improvisation, one that is establishing a new normal.

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Just making sure you were paying attention...


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 27, 4:39 PM

Because it's funny; that's why. 

Scott Greer's curator insight, August 28, 8:45 PM

All you need to know is that it is John Oliver....he's funny.

Gregory Stewart's curator insight, August 29, 9:26 AM

This is a pretty funny clip.

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Where The Hell Is Matt?

Where The Hell Is Matt? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Dancing 2012» Dancing 2012» Dancing 2008 » Dancing 2006 » More Videos »

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 27, 5:04 PM

Love these videos to show how different the would cultures are and how they are not - everyone loves to dance - even if they are not always good at it.

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The true size of ... | AP Human Geography

The true size of ... | AP Human Geography | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
This site is used to highlight the distortion issues caused by the Mercator map projection. It can be used to show the true size of countriesHow it Works 1. Enter a country or state name 2. Hover over selection for size information 3.

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Quiz: Can you find these 15 U.S. foreign-policy hot spots?

Quiz: Can you find these 15 U.S. foreign-policy hot spots? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
We hear the names of these places in the news constantly, but can you actually locate them on a map?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 23, 10:41 PM

I do enjoy a good current events map quiz.  Yes, geography is about more than just locating things on the map, but that is still a pretty foundational spatial-thinking skill to build upon. You can zoom it to place the points, but this is a very hard quiz that is not for novices (if you can get more than 130 points, you'll earn the title geo-champ).  If you want some more quizzes with perhaps more direct applicability in the classroom, click here for online regional quizzes.         


Tags: political, geopolitics, fun, trivia.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, August 24, 2:10 PM

locational geography test your knowledge and challenge yourself!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 25, 1:47 PM

Hard to do especially on Mobil phone map

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5 Sites That Will Change How You See The World

5 Sites That Will Change How You See The World | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Think you know what the world looks like? Think again. Today's Cool Websites and Apps has five sites that give you a new perspective on the world we live in. The Internet makes it possible to learn all kinds of things about the world, be it from connecting with people across the planet or just…

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HumdeBut's curator insight, August 23, 4:13 AM

A part le site sur les visas, qui ne concerne que les Américains, de quoi faire réfléchir quand aux poids des pays, des cartes utilisées et du monde en général.
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