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GMO-Free Europe

GMO-Free Europe | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:25 AM

The GMO debate is raging throughout the world. Many believe that these crops have many harmful effects on the human body due their their altered genetic state. Thankfully, many countries are adopting a non-GMO attitude, as illustrated in the above map, so as to prevent the many poor side-effects they have.

Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:44 PM

This map is the epitome of agricultural geography and the beginning of a series of questions such as why did all of Europe choose to be GMO-free? Or, does the proximity of European countries have to do with the fact that they share similar values (such as being GMO-free)? What does the EU have to do with this pattern? Because the EU chooses to be GMO-free, European countries are making a statement and consequently refining agricultural markets by refusing to import certain genetically modified foods. Agricultural geography thus shares some patterns across space- with all of Europe sharing simile agricultural policies. 

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 29, 8:23 AM

This is an interesting development that has major implications for the world and its food supply. The social and political buzz combined with corporate profits intersecting with morality about sums up this complex and diverse issue.

One platform is the compliance of companies using GMO's without placing it on the ingredient label. People clearly have a right to know what's going in their bodies, and to choose whether or not they want to.

Another is that GMO's are nearly everywhere in the food system, with some estimates that 70% of the corn produced is of this variety. For folks who want to feed the world and prevent hunger more efficiently this is a huge win. Think of the lives disease resistant grains alone could save.

But is it safe?

Other issues include, how crops that are non-GMO can be inadvertently cross-pollinated with those that are naturally grown. How is that being monitored, and who is doing it? Is it self-policed or are governments watching over this?

My personal worry is that we create a crop that causes digestive or nutrient issues that "infects" the food supply, or worse, we take the technology to humans with dire consequences. This will be one of the hot topics that will be debated for decades to come. Corporate greed versus what's right for the people of the world. Call me a romantic, but I hope we as society do the right thing and feed our planet first. Perhaps money can be genetically modified to have less of an importance in society.

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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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Video: New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Video: New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
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. 

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Where The Hell Is Matt?

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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.
Intéressant !

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What is 'unpopulation geography'?

What is 'unpopulation geography'? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
This map project looks at where human beings aren't — and brings some interesting data to light.

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These Guerrilla Street Signs Map the Geography of L.A. Hip-Hop - L.A. Weekly

These Guerrilla Street Signs Map the Geography of L.A. Hip-Hop - L.A. Weekly | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Keen-eyed Angelenos may have seen official-looking red street signs pop up all over the southland, from Long Beach to Malibu, in recent weeks. But upon closer inspection, the signs clearly aren’t government-issued.

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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, August 16, 2:49 PM

not quite ready for school time, but useful as project starters.

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This interactive map shows how wrong other maps are - Washington Post

This interactive map shows how wrong other maps are - Washington Post | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The widely used Mercator projection makes some countries look bigger and some countries look smaller.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 18, 1:07 PM

This is a really fun way to have students look at the world outside of the Mercator projection.  just how big is Wisconsin?  

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The difference between "Latino" and "Hispanic" in one cartoon

Many people don't know when to say "Hispanic" and when to say "Latino." So I drew a comic to explain the difference.

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Organizing APHG content

Organizing APHG content | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Digital resources to strengthen the quality and quantity of geography education in classrooms the world over."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 18, 11:54 PM

Since this site is updated daily and organized chronically, finding some of the best posts from the past can be difficult for someone new to the site.  Some of the posts are on current events and not as relevant several years after the fact, but I want to make it easier to find the older posts that are still relevant today more easily accessible.  I’ve organized some of more ‘evergreen’ posts by the AP Human Geography curriculum unit headings as well as ‘shortlist’ for each unit.  Additionally, this Story Map will also guide you on how to get more out of this website.         

  1. Geography: It’s Nature and Perspectives (shortlist)
  2. Population and Migration (shortlist)
  3. Cultural Patterns and Processes (shortlist)
  4. The Political Organization of Space (shortlist)
  5. Agriculture, Food Production and Rural Land Use (shortlist)
  6. Industrialization and Economic Development (shortlist)
  7. Cities and Urban Land Use (shortlist)
Jill Wallace's curator insight, August 20, 7:32 PM

Thanks Seth! Great Idea!!!

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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

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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.    


TagsAPHG, infographic.

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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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Map Projection Transitions

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"In some ways, all 2D maps of Earth are interrupted at some point, even if it’s just along the antimeridian at 180°. Interruptions are often in areas of less interest e.g. oceans for a land-focused map."


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Lilydale High School's curator insight, August 25, 10:14 PM

Various map projections.  Country sizes compared.

Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, August 27, 5:09 AM

    Des projections cartographiques en interactivité : étonnant et très pédagogique. Utilisable immédiatement en classe.

Tony Hall's curator insight, August 27, 7:42 PM

This is really, very cool! A fantastic way to visualise the differences between map projections to illustrate the variation in land shape, land area and land size. Also an excellent discussion starter.

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The Geography of America's Beer Preferences, According to Twitter

The Geography of America's Beer Preferences, According to Twitter | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A new interactive map charts how beer choice varies by where we live.

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Living in the Shadow of Industrial Farming

"The world eats cheap bacon at the expense of North Carolina's rural poor." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 31, 2:25 PM

In a recent article by QZ (the video above comes from the same investigation), they explore the negative impacts of the pork industry.  People love their bacon memes, but forget about social and environmental impacts of an increased global trend towards higher pork consumption


Tags: food, agriculture, agribusiness, unit 5 agriculture, agricultural environment, environment, environment modify, pollution. 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 17, 1:50 PM

Industrial farming, manure lagoons... do you know this type of farming?

Lilydale High School's curator insight, August 17, 7:33 PM

Consequences of living near industrial sites - even if it is farming.

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America's most embarrassing statistic — and one effort to change it

America's most embarrassing statistic — and one effort to change it | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

“Why is the US the only industrialized nation with a rising rate of maternal mortality? Supermodel-turned-maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns talks about her latest mission to raise awareness about maternal deaths.”

 

99% of deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth occur in the developing world. The good news is that in most countries the rate of maternal mortality has been going down. The bad news is that in eight countries the rate is going up. The shocking news is that the United States is among them. It is the only industrialized country to have that dubious distinction. The rate has in fact been doubling in recent years.

 

Tag: mortality, development, gender, statistics, USA.


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Paper maps still relevant even with computers, GPS

Paper maps still relevant even with computers, GPS | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"The president and owner of Mapping Specialists, David Knipfer, said maps are more prevalent in society now than they’ve ever been, from turn-by-turn direction apps, to restaurant searches, to social networks that pinpoint users’ locations. Maps aren’t going away, but people are learning to use them in a different way, Knipfer said."


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Lakes On A Glacier

"How deep is that icy blue water on Greenland's ice sheet? Dr. Allen Pope, of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, is using data from the NASA/USGS Landsat 8 satellite to find out. In this video, Dr. Pope shares what he sees when he looks at a Landsat image of the Greenland ice sheet just south of the Jakobshavn Glacier.

Because the lakes are darker than the ice around them, they absorb more energy from the sun. A little bit of melt concentrates in one place, and then melts more, establishing a feedback mechanism accelerating the growth of the lake. When the lakes get big enough they can force open fractures that then drill all the way down to the bed of the glacier, transporting this water to the base where it can temporarily speed up the flow of the ice."


Tags: physical, geomorphology, landforms, erosion, climate change, Greenland, remote sensing, geospatial.


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