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10 of the best hand-drawn maps – in pictures

10 of the best hand-drawn maps – in pictures | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Hand-drawn maps are enjoying a renaissance as contemporary artists use their imagination, creativity and humour to breathe new life into the traditional craft of cartography.


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Baseball Fans SUPER ANGRY Hispanic American Superstar Sang 'God Bless America' at All-Star Game

Baseball Fans SUPER ANGRY Hispanic American Superstar Sang 'God Bless America' at All-Star Game | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Last night was the 2013 MLB All-Star game. and New York born, United States citizen of Puerto Rican descent, Marc Anthony sang God Bless America.  Let's just say not everyone that that was appropriate.


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Treathyl Fox's comment, July 20, 2013 4:36 PM
There are a lot of people who say God bless America who are not American. Tell the truth. Whoever asked the question is just funning with US. Huh?
Maria Carmen King's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:15 PM

Read this and see how many retrogade people are still in this country.

They don't know yet what is this country was founded on. 

Maria Carmen King's comment, July 24, 2013 5:19 PM
I am amazed of the ignorance of many people still in this country.
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SHADE: A Solar Home Adapts for Sustainable Desert Living

SHADE: A Solar Home Adapts for Sustainable Desert Living | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Team ASUNM, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and University of New Mexico, has come together to address the inefficiencies of urban sprawl and to create a model for sustainable desert living, dubbed SHADE (Solar Home Adapting for Desert Equilibrium), which is an entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition that takes place on October 3-13, 2013 in Irvine, California.

 

Using external vertical screens and a solar canopy for shade, the SHADE home experiences a stable, consistent temperature with the use of a radiant cooling system used alongside an air cooling unit. Team ASUNM is exploring the residential application of thermal storage to chill water at night to create ice that cools a glycol solution during the day.


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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:15 AM

Exploring the deserts as a place to live may be a trend for the next decades or centuries. Here is one of the best approaches

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com | www.theendoffacebook.com

gawlab's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:28 PM

would love to know about existence of such solutions in Africa..

http://youtu.be/3AvjpnYE1gQ

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Where Did Americans Live in 1930? Two Vintage Population Visualizations. - Slate Magazine

Where Did Americans Live in 1930? Two Vintage Population Visualizations. - Slate Magazine | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Where Did Americans Live in 1930? Two Vintage Population Visualizations.
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The first map (seen here in zoomable format) sizes states according to total population and colors cities with more than 50,000 residents a bright kelly green.

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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, July 19, 2013 3:23 PM

Population maps

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, July 20, 2013 12:03 PM

Dos cartogramas que muestran cómo estaba distribuida la población norteamericana según el censo de 1930

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Video: Say so long to landlines: Verizon won't replace storm-damaged wires

Video: Say so long to landlines: Verizon won't replace storm-damaged wires | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Verizon faces backlash from residents after saying they will not replace traditional phone lines damaged in Superstorm Sandy. Michelle Miller reports.
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Your Love Of Quinoa Is Good News For Andean Farmers : NPR

Your Love Of Quinoa Is Good News For Andean Farmers : NPR | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Despite reports to the contrary, the global quinoa boom has not put the superfood out of reach for the people in Bolivia and Peru who grow it — though it has raised prices.

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The Malala Effect

The Malala Effect | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Her 'voice' has gotten so loud that even folks in Buffalo are hearing what she has to say. They are hearing, for perhaps the first time, just how broad and deep and real the barriers are between millions of children and a school, especially a quality school, especially for girls. Now Buffalo may traditionally be a provincial town, but it is also a town proud to be known as the City of Good Neighbors. We have a long history of reaching back and caring for our own complex 'backyard.'

 

What is the Malala Effect? It is when a deep-rooted city begins to enter the space of dissolved boundaries and peer out beyond its long-standing hedges. It is when a City of Good Neighbors starts to become the City of Good Global Neighbors. And from there the whole world begins to lift. I think these days I am being asked less "Why are you working in Africa" and being asked more "How can I help?" It's the Malala Effect.


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Idioms

A collection of short, sharp Idioms that will keep you guessing until the end.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:35 AM

To become truly fluent in a language, mastering idioms is often the last and greatest hurdle.  In this video is show way understanding idioms are so difficult because they are often stripped of their cultural context. 


For example, people smuggling contraband that knew their shipments were going to be searched would hide objects in large barrels of beans.  So, to reveal a secret is to 'spill the beans.'  Today, that cultural context is lost, but idioms can endure far beyond their cultural context. 

Dean Haakenson's curator insight, May 13, 2013 11:46 AM

Really fun!

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Diagon Alley in Google StreetView

Diagon Alley in Google StreetView | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:15 PM

If you can't go to London and take the Warner Bros. studio tour, this is the next best thing: Diagon Alley in Street View.  This is some mapping to inspire your Harry Potter fans and possibly tie some English Language Arts will geospatial tools. 


Tags: mappinggoogle, funvirtual tours, EnglishLondon.

Maegan Anderson's comment, July 11, 2013 2:59 AM
This is interesting. Wish I could get there. :)
trampolinecalf's comment, September 27, 2013 2:55 AM
nice
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Geographic Ignorance

Geographic Ignorance | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Sabrina Conroy's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:33 AM

Just another prime example of American ignorance. We're all guilty! But to what extent is this our fault and to what extent is it what we're taught at a young age in school. 

David Madrid's curator insight, July 25, 2013 8:27 PM

Existe la ignorancia geofrafica en personajes publicos.

Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:44 PM

Oh wow...

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Does Geography Influence How a Language Sounds?

Does Geography Influence How a Language Sounds? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A new study is the first to show that language can be influenced by geography. (Does Geography Influence How a Language Sounds?

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Out Of Desperation, North Korean Women Become Breadwinners : NPR

Out Of Desperation, North Korean Women Become Breadwinners : NPR | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
In North Korea, profound social change is happening beyond the view of the outside world. The pressure of national ideology has forced women to become the primary breadwinners in many households — dramatically redrawing gender roles in the process.

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Aspen Evans's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:59 AM

I choose this article because the title caught my attention. This article relates to "Half the Sky" because it directly relates to how women finally had to take over and become the breadwinners because it was the only option they had if they wanted to survive and provide for their family. 

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OCEARCH Global Tracking Central

OCEARCH Global Tracking Central | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 16, 2013 10:03 PM

This is a project sponsored by OCEARCH (Ocean Reseach) that helps to track the journeys of individual sharks to better understand their migratory patterns.  This data also helps to establish maps of the spatial extend of Shark habitat.  This is in essence another fantastic practical application of GPS technology.


Tags: biogeographymapping, GPS.

gina lockton's curator insight, July 17, 2013 12:38 AM

Just when you thought it was safe to get in the ocean......... This is an example of using technology in a bio/geographical way

Mary Patrick Schoettinger's curator insight, July 17, 2013 7:53 AM

My son looks forward to Shark Week every year. This information is for him!

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LOOK: Death And The 'Poverty Belt'

LOOK: Death And The 'Poverty Belt' | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Living in a high-poverty area often means a lifetime of struggle with underperforming public schools, limited job opportunities, higher crime rates, and poor nutrition, health care and housing — all of which can add up to a shorter, sicker...

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 20, 2013 7:47 AM

Great article about the high cost of being poor!

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Mountain Fire: Natural Hazards

Mountain Fire: Natural Hazards | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
On July 18, 2013, a fierce wildfire threatened Palm Springs, California.

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Al Picozzi's comment, July 20, 2013 3:58 PM
Alot of fire going on out west. Check out the NASA site http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/fires/main/index.html that shows them from a satellite view of the various fires.
Louis Culotta's curator insight, July 21, 2013 3:48 PM

I think this shows that the weather has entered into a world of extremes of very hot or very cold, wet or dry and not to much of regular seasonal changes of the past typical patterns.

It shows that with general warmer ocean temps, has lead to this new type of weather patterns resulting from global warming. 

Josue Maroquin's comment, August 12, 2013 9:20 PM
When we are liviing in a hot and dry climate we are bound to face more devastating fires accident made or not
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ICTmagic - PSHE, RE, Citizenship, Geography & Environmental

ICTmagic - PSHE, RE, Citizenship, Geography & Environmental | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:21 AM

Fantastic selection of ICT websites for every Geography teacher...

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National Geographic Geotourism Program

Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

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Video: Motor City meltdown: Detroit becomes largest U.S. city to go bankrupt

Video: Motor City meltdown: Detroit becomes largest U.S. city to go bankrupt | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The Motor City filed for chapter nine protections yesterday. It's the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. CBS News contributor and analyst Mellody Hobson shares her insight.
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Photos of New York City Inside the Grand Canyon Contrast Emptiness and Density

Photos of New York City Inside the Grand Canyon Contrast Emptiness and Density | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"At the end of 2012, Swiss photographer Gus Pedro took a trip to the United States, and was met with a paradox. When he visited New York City, he found density..."


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Developed vs developing maps

Developed vs developing maps | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Geography can be difficult to teach - sometimes it can seem like it's mostly just facts and places. Regions. Types of mining in different places. Weather patterns. Vegetation. Lots of, well . . . b...

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dilaycock's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:40 AM

Interesting ways to stimulate discussion of Developed and Developing Worlds.


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Gabe Tucker's comment, September 10, 2013 8:33 PM
It is quite obvious to see which countries are developed and which countries are still developing. The obvious developed areas are the USA, Western Europe, and a majority of India and China. The developing areas are South America, Eastern Europe/Asia, and Australia. Africa is mostly undeveloped. These trends are due to technology and finances. The countries with the most technology are more developed, and the countries with the least technology are still developing or are not developed at all.
Justin McFarland's comment, September 12, 2013 9:32 PM
It's interesting to see what countries have developed and what countries are still finding there way in this world; whether its with technology, government policy, but in this case ... its maps.
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Controversial 'filial piety' law comes into effect in China

Controversial 'filial piety' law comes into effect in China | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Law mandates that children regularly visit their parents and avoid "overlooking or neglecting" elders, although the specific punishment isn't clear.

 

"Imagine a world where it was illegal not to visit your ageing parents. Where your grandpa could take you to court for not paying him enough attention. That world exists, and it's called China. As of this week, the country has a new law that forbids "overlooking or neglecting the elderly."

It's not clear what exactly lies in store for you if you don't, and many Chinese internet users have criticized the legislation as unworkable and overly moralizing. But anyone commenting online, we might fairly assume, probably isn't one of the old people the law is intended to protect.

 

At least one senior citizen has already used it to her advantage: a 77-year-old woman from Wuxi successfully petitioned a court to order her daughter to spend time with her "at least once every two months, and on at least two of China's national holidays." What happy occasions those will be. "

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/grandmother-77-wins-first-china-neglect-case

 


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Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's comment, July 3, 2013 3:26 AM
what the hell!
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China's reliance on coal reduces life expectancy by 5.5 years, says study

China's reliance on coal reduces life expectancy by 5.5 years, says study | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

........"Linking the Chinese pollution data to mortality statistics from 1991 to 2000, the researchers found a sharp difference in mortality rates on either side of the border formed by the Huai River. They also found the variation to be attributable to cardiorespiratory illness, and not to other causes of death."

 

High levels of air pollution in northern China – much of it caused by an over-reliance on burning coal for heat – will cause 500 million people to lose an aggregate 2.5 billion years from their lives, the authors predict in the study, published in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:44 PM

We talked in class about how certain poor working conditions or pollution emissions are permissible in countries whose laws allow for such situations, and how countries like the US arrange for certain work to be done in those countries.  This 'work' stuff all centers around an ever-necessary "profit" that exists as a carrot being dangled in front of a horse as it runs all of its life, blinded to everything else.  It is almost cartoonish, that for a percentage increase in profit due to minimalized expenses, a moral businessman might yield and give in to the temptation of exposing workers to dangerous conditions... or that all businesses might do the same thing... It is socially dangerous; a hazard like bullying, or cheating, using others as human shields to collect the damage while someone else collects the benefits.  I don't think that any life form should be exposed to such unfairness, because it just does not resonate with my philosophical consciousness that any individual should have a better life than another (or worse).  And why make it worse for someone?  Why pollute their areas?  Why steal their natural resources?  Why... Capitalism at all?  I do not think greed is innate to human nature, because selflessness does occur, and is often leaned towards in conventional modern morality/ethics.  I think that the vicious cycle that capitalism puts us in causes us to self-servingly run around like angry rats trying to feed ourselves, which causes us to take out risks on other people, and polluting other people's living space.  It really is sad, because this planet is alive... there is so much life on this planet, assumedly and debateably from this planet, this planet that we consider our home.  To be killing ourselves by not keeping our home clean and healthy is like a very bad habit- it's like smoking.  And it is taking a toll on the planet, as well as its inhabitants

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, April 12, 2014 11:20 AM

This article and the accompanying resources describe the damage the pollution problem China has in its cities. China's economic desire to do things as cheaply as possible for the best profit margins has done significant damage to the air and now to its own people. By burning cheap coal to meet energy needs China has created a fairly toxic atmosphere in its Northern cities. The pollution is causing high rates of cardiorespiratory illness and even the government-controlled news can't keep quiet about the issue.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 15, 2014 5:28 PM

This article explains how China is burning an abundance of coal for heating. The Chinese population is over 1 billion; image the amount of coal that must be burned in order to supply heat for the people of northern China. Unfortunately, the burning coal is polluting the air and causing the Chinese to have lower life expectancies. China, along with other countries should start to find other ways to heat their homes. 

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It's Complicated: 5 Puzzling International Borders

It's Complicated: 5 Puzzling International Borders | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Most of us think of international borders as invisible, but clear-cut lines: stand on one side, and you’re in one country; stand on the other, you’re in another country.  But here’s a list of five international borders that, for one reason or another, are not quite that simple."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:20 AM

This article is in dire needs of some maps, but it still provides 5 intriguing case studies of borders and chunks of territory that defy normal categorization.


Tags: borders, political, territoriality, sovereignty.

Caterin Victor's curator insight, July 13, 2013 12:53 PM

It  is  Puzzling, but  every  human  being  chose to live in a normal,  happy  and  free  country, in a  Democratie,  if  possible.

Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:20 PM

These borders and boundaries indicate something that I thought of while rewatching Independence Day (the Smith/Goldblum flick from '96)...  If we make a mess, and destroy this planet, aliens wouldn't want it.  The land that no one wants, is probably wanted by someone in reality... I am a fervent believer in aliens, and spend my free time diving into attempts to solve my quandary about the higher questions of the universe.  I think that the area that no one wants, everyone wants.  Unlike state boundaries in the US, planets are divided as separate entities from other planets, but grouped in solar systems, galaxies, asteroid belts, etc... I can't wait for the day some pompous fool gets on the bridge of a starship from Earth and sits in the captain's chair and says "Lieutenant, take us to Sector ----- (so and so)"... We will have moved up from the United States and Canada to the United Sectors of Galaxies!  And that little bit of land that 'no one wants,' everyone actually wants... same with planets.  Terraforming will allow those unsightly balls of fury that float around a star to become the most inhabitable of them all!  I wonder where these things will stop... or if it keeps going to larger sectors, endlessly? Well, we will likely encounter other species with territorial claims... play nice, America!  Or the Aliens will pop out of your stomach.  Though there are some politicians now that seem to have popped out of someone's stomach, I think the threat is more domestic while territory disputes occur nowadays, as it is humans arguing with humans, but it will increase when the Martians come to claim what is theirs.

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Nike pulls Panthers shirt with wrong Carolina

Nike said it has removed an embarrassing geographical error from circulation. The T-shirt, which started to gain traction after it was pointed out on Twitter, had a Carolina Panthers logo with the letters NC inside an outline of South Carolina.

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Isabella DeStasio's comment, September 9, 2013 5:58 PM
This is very intriguing to think about. With Nike being o know around the world you would think that they at least double checked if not triple checked their work before sending it out to be sold. I honestly don't know how you could get these states confused but I guess this person never learned which was North Carolina or South Carolina. I can't believe that they actually let this go on the market. I just wonder if
Isabella DeStasio's comment, September 9, 2013 6:00 PM
I just wonder who this guy or girl was who made the design and who their supervised was? Or I wonder what their boxes did about it. This is very interesting to think about
Alyssa Poague's comment, September 9, 2013 9:13 PM
That surly is embarrassing to use the wrong logo for advertisement. Especially for Nike which specializes in sports wear. You would think they'd look over their product prior to distributing it.
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Geography course shows there's more to national parks than meets the eye - Penn State News

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Geography course shows there's more to national parks than meets the eye
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Do your vacation plans include a visit to a national park?
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