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AP Human Geography: A Promo Video

Promotional video for AP Human Geography enrollment

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 17, 2013 4:30 PM

This is video is a great tool to drum up interest in an AP Human Geography course produced by David Burton.  Similar videos and things designed to promote the discipline and it's study can be found under the tag, "geo-inspiration." 


Tags: APHG, geo-inspiration.

Ursula Sola de Hinestrosa's curator insight, March 18, 2013 9:16 PM

La geografía tiene que ver con todo.

Con ella entendemos el desarrollo humano.

Echa un vistazo.

Adrian Bahan (MNPS)'s curator insight, May 11, 2013 12:37 PM

I need to show this Day 1 of next school year

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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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Could Supreme Court Decision Lead To Death Of The Gerrymander?

Could Supreme Court Decision Lead To Death Of The Gerrymander? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
More than a half-dozen other states could implement independent redistricting commissions in the wake of the court's decision Monday to uphold Arizona's commission.

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Argentina judge orders asset seizure of Falklands oil firms

Argentina judge orders asset seizure of Falklands oil firms | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A judge in Argentina orders the seizure of assets of firms drilling for oil around the Falklands, but it is unclear how it can be enforced.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 28, 9:19 PM

Are they the Falklands or Las Malvinas?  It's not just a simple linguistic translation but also a statement of territoriality and geopolitical recognition in this festering situation.  For a great teaching resource on the historical ebbs and flows in this longstanding dispute between Argentina and the UK, see the second slideshow in this series of  AP Human Geography talks that was given at NCGE two years ago.   


Tags: Argentinaborders, political, territoriality, sovereignty.

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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.

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A Changing Arctic Continues to Surprise

A Changing Arctic Continues to Surprise | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Salon: Any associations you might have with Alaska being a generally chilly place, actually, were belied by last month’s heat wave: with average temperatures 7.1 degrees above normal, the state had...

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The Grand Old Party's future shock

The Grand Old Party's future shock | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Republicans fumble for answers in an America changing faster than they are.
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Why Is Gentrification Such a Bad Word? Your Thoughts

Why Is Gentrification Such a Bad Word? Your Thoughts | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Mike's Chili Parlor, located adjacent to the Ballard Blocks development, is seen in Seattle, Washington March 13, 2015.
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Making digital time out of analog clocks is mesmerizing

The familiar sight of a wall of analog clocks — the international businessman's favorite emblem of global dynamism — has been subverted into a charming piece of installation art by Stockholm design...

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Projection Wizard - Which Kind of Map is Best for Your Project?

Projection Wizard - Which Kind of Map is Best for Your Project? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Projection Wizard is an interesting tool developed by Bojan Šavrič at Oregon State University. The purpose of Projection Wizard is to help cartographers select the best map projections for their projects.

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The world in the last 200 years!

Le monde de 1800 à 2011 en drapeaux. Мир с 1800-ого по 2011 год с флагами. Made with Paint and Windows Movie Maker. Sources: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lij...

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Denmark's second-largest religion is 'none' - The Local Denmark

Denmark's second-largest religion is 'none' - The Local Denmark | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Denmark’s Muslim population may get an outsized amount of media and political attention but the second largest ‘religion’ behind Christianity is actually no religion at all.
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Japan to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic

Japan to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The decision comes despite a ruling that Tokyo hasn't proven a scientific need for the hunts
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As South Carolina deals with its Confederate flag, one town in Brazil flies it with pride

As South Carolina deals with its Confederate flag, one town in Brazil flies it with pride | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
After the Civil War, members of the Confederacy fled to Brazil. Their ancestors still live in the region and continue to fly the Confederate flag.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 23, 3:35 PM

While people debate why the southern states actually seceded, there are many who still honor what they see as the gallantry of genteel southern society in the Southern Hemisphere.  It is important to note that Brazil was chosen as the home of this 'Confederacy in Exile' because it was the last western country to abolish slavery (1888 it ended there too).  Here is another article discussing the the Brazilian enclaves of 'Confederados,' or children of the unreconstructed South.   


Tags: Brazil, historicalthe Southlandscape.

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Papua New Guinea

"Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia in 1975 and has over 800 languages;  87% of the population lives in rural areas." 

 

Tags: Papua New Guinea, Oceania.


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32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Our world is a complex network of people, places and things. Here are 32 maps will teach you something new about our diverse and interconnected planet.

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The Drying of Lake Urmia

The Drying of Lake Urmia | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran was once one of the largest saltwater lakes in the Middle East, but it has diminished dramatically. Diversion of water from local rivers for agricultural use is one likely cause. Since 1996, drought has further contributed to the decline. The lake now covers about 10 percent of the area it covered in the 1970s. In the 2014 image, the entire southern portion of the salty lakebed is exposed. Also see this set of images."

 

Tags: Iran, remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 Geoprinciples, land use, food, food production, environment.


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Bad Maps Are Everywhere These Days. Here's How to Avoid Being Fooled

Bad Maps Are Everywhere These Days. Here's How to Avoid Being Fooled | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Tips from a geographer who's seen it all.

 

Tags:  mapping, cartography, 201, perspective, map.


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lackingingot's comment, June 30, 2:58 AM
Excellent...!!
Kevin Barker's curator insight, June 30, 10:35 AM

Excellent article with examples for exploring the ways in which maps can fail or mislead us.  This is particularly important considering how easily maps can be created by anyone through the availability of digital resources.

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The last unmapped places on Earth

The last unmapped places on Earth | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Have we mapped the whole planet? As Rachel Nuwer discovers, there are mysterious, poorly charted places everywhere, but not for the reasons you might think.

 

Tags:  mapping, cartography.  


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, June 28, 8:19 PM

When I sailed the Solomon Islands, we went to an area around the Georgia Group in the Solomons, specifically Morovo Lagoon, that hadn't been mapped in detail, especially not the sea. The map said: Uncharted Waters. Good to hear such places exist still, and there is still room for mystery.

Hamdou Wane's curator insight, June 29, 7:38 AM

A fascinating Journey  

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White House Lights Up in Rainbow Colors After SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling, Celebrities React

The White House lit up in rainbow colors following the Supreme Court's historic gay marriage ruling Credit: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty ...
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How Europe’s population has changed since 2001

How Europe’s population has changed since 2001 | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Paul Muggeridge explores a new map highlighting the dramatic shifts in population Europe experienced during the first decade of the 21st century.

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The areas most vulnerable to lightning fatalities in two maps - Washington Post (blog)

The areas most vulnerable to lightning fatalities in two maps - Washington Post (blog) | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Maps show most lightning deaths occur in southern coastal areas, the Mountain West and urban centers.
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Customizable Classroom Maps

Customizable Classroom Maps | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"The idea for creating dynamic online teaching maps came up after one of our teacher friends expressed her frustration over how difficult it was to find just the right learning map for particular topic."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 25, 10:17 AM

One of the problems with so many outline maps for classroom use is that, depending on your lesson plan, you might want it labeled, showing surrounding countries or in color...but maybe not.  This site lets you customize these simple maps that are perfect for the K-12 classroom (and yes, they have maps for all regions of the world).  If you want online map quizzes for a regional geography course, these are my favorites.  Here is another good site for basic outline maps.       


Tags: K12, map, map archives

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What is each country’s second-largest religious group?

What is each country’s second-largest religious group? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
While either Christians or Muslims make up the largest religious group in nine-in-ten nations around the globe, the religiously unaffiliated rank second in size in most of the Americas and Europe, as well as in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Study: Weather Patterns That Bring Heatwaves Happening More

Study: Weather Patterns That Bring Heatwaves Happening More | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
On top of warming, some places getting more weather patterns that bring heatwaves, study says
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Death toll from Pakistan heat wave soars past 600

Death toll from Pakistan heat wave soars past 600 | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
As the temperature topped 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Karachi, the city got hit with a massive power outage
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Like being there: Walking through an ancient Roman town

Like being there: Walking through an ancient Roman town | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The emerging miracle of non-invasive archaeology reveals an ancient Roman town in unprecedented detail. This video shows the remarkable result.

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