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21 Accents

Here's a little tour of 21 accents in one take. Love the fun challenge of switching between them fluidly. Props to All of these places and their multi-accent...

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Cable News Geography Fail: CNN On Hong Kong Edition (PHOTO) - Huffington Post

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Cable News Geography Fail: CNN On Hong Kong Edition (PHOTO)
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... situated the city on the continent of South America: Oh no, CNN--that's not where Hong Kong is! pic.twitter.com/uCct4WsbOh.

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Birth rate by country - Thematic Map - World

Birth rate by country - Thematic Map - World | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Video: Toilet seat lid art

Art is where you find it. And it can be found in the strangest of places - even on a toilet seat lid. Bill Geist stopped by a San Antonio museum that's leaving art lovers bowled over.
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Holdouts in a Syrian ghost town

Holdouts in a Syrian ghost town | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
One family refuses to leave their home in war-torn Syria despite constant fighting
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How One Girl's Courage Inspired a Nation: 'We Are No Longer Afraid'

How One Girl's Courage Inspired a Nation: 'We Are No Longer Afraid' | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
When the Taliban sent a gunman to kill a 15-year-old girl because she fought publicly for girls' education, they intended to instill fear.
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Hundreds of bodies unpacked from sunken migrant ship in Italy

Hundreds of bodies unpacked from sunken migrant ship in Italy | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Divers found "a wall of people" in the hull of a sunken smuggler's trawler near the Italian island of Lampedusa
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International Geography Festival

International Geography Festival | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

The 24th International Festival of Geography's subject is : “China, a world power”. It will take place from the 3rd to the 6th October 2013, in Saint-Dié des Vosges. 


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For an English version of the site, click here

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Quiztakes/exam-ples

Quiztakes/exam-ples | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Education humor/humour.

 

From game show funnies to exam fails, this pinterest board is dedicated to all sorts of funnies in the world of knowledge.

 

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Travel

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 6, 2013 9:35 PM

These quotes are actual complaints received by a travel agency; some tourists were shocked to discover that their foreign excursion would actually have foreign experiences.  I think all of these tourists need just a little more global awareness before they leave their front porch next time.  


  • "On my holiday to Goa in India , I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”
  • “We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish.”
  • “It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England . It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair.”
  • “There were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners.”
  • “I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes.”
Tony Aguilar's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:27 AM

It seems that people bring their own comforts and cultural expectation and bring it to other countries getting upset because things are not the same as they are back home.  This article also displays an air of igornace on behalf of the travelers as they appear that they do not know what there getting into before travel. One should study and learn extensively about what to expect on all levels including travel times this brings realistic expectations for the traveler himself. One should understand travel distance, whether they are a developing country with slower internet, customs traditons, language, popular foods, finding information online that will help you prepare for the trip ahead to create a clear expectation. This article shows that people do prepare sometimes and bring an unrealistic expecation to places they visit other than there own country. God forbid they are in any way inconvienienced.

Maegan Connor's curator insight, October 21, 2013 1:06 PM

As funny as these quotes are, it's also slightly infuriating how ignorant some people can be when visiting a foreign place. Personally, I'm envious of their general experience of leaving their homes to experience a more exotic place and it's a shame that travelling is so commercialized and the concept of the "Ugly American" is just laughed off.  The point of travelling is to experience something new, not the same normal thing just with different scenery.

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Clarksdale, Mississippi - The last stop on our t-shirt reporting...

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Clarksdale, Mississippi - The last stop on our t-shirt reporting project is back to the beginning. The cotton harvest. We traced the fiber in our t-shirt back to the Mississippi delta and today we’ll see how its done.

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Cumberland Island: Where nature feels large

Cumberland Island: Where nature feels large | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A gem off the coast of Georgia, Cumberland Island is a sliver of land not quite 20 miles long.
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4 Saudi men accused of dancing naked sentenced to prison, lashes

Four Saudi men accused of dancing naked on the roof of a car and posting a video of the incident online have been sentenced to as many as 2,000 lashes


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Portland: A Tale of Two Cities

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"Portland is a city that some residents praise as a kind of eden: full of bike paths, independently-owned small businesses, great public transportation and abundant microbreweries and coffeeshops. And then there’s a whole other city. It’s the city where whole stretches of busy road are missing sidewalks, and you can see folks in wheelchairs rolling themselves down the street right next to traffic. It’s the city where some longtime African-American residents feel as if decades of institutional racism still have not been fully addressed."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:11 PM

Portland, Oregon is often discussed as a magnet for a young demographic that wants to be part of a sustainable city that supports local businesses and agriculture.  This podcast looks behind that image (which has a measure of truth to it) to see another story.  Relining, gentrification, poverty, governance and urban planning are all prominent topics in this 50 minute podcast that provides as fascinating glimpse into the poorer neighborhoods of this intriguing West Coast city.  When in cities, we often use the term sustainability to refer to the urban ecology, but here we see a strong concern for the social sustainability of their historic neighborhoods as well. 


Tags: neighborhood, gentrificationurban, place, culture, economic, racepovertyplace, socioeconomic.

Gregory S Sankey Jr.'s curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:21 PM

Recently I came across a craigslist post from a gentleman who was trying to rally individuals to Portland with him for a journey on the "Michigan Trail" to Detroit. He made promise that the intention was to perform rejuvinating work in  Detroit alongside it's current residents and that there would be "no gentrification." 

Not that I found these statements or intentions to be profound or useful in anyway, but this podcast really put a nail in the coffin for me. The effects of gentrification are well known for both their positive and negative aspects. But the bottom line is this, regardless of intention the poor and diverse populations will be displaced unless it is from them that this renaissance takes place. Not Portlandia hipsters looking for some sort of "promise land."  

Portland apparentely has it's own issues with gentrification and a class of social and cultural norms that make it difficult to make the case for cities on the rise to take the same path.  

Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:12 PM

I don't think that Earth offers everything for everyone.  Given the situation of predetermination about birthplace and essentially upbringing, social class, and outcomes, in an infinite universe (infinite until proven otherwise), a single small planet cannot possibly offer us everything we are destined to need in the universe, let alone the towns that we are limited to.  I do not believe in choice, I believe in destiny... I do not blame people for racism or crimes, as HORRIBLE as they may be. I think that people are made into what they are by the world around them, in existential and defining ways.  Yeah, there is plenty of room for improvement and change in Oregon, but realistically, there is also more room for improvement in other areas too.  I don't really see humans as the sort of people that will ever get better without some sort of divine intervention.  I am taking the perspective of separation of paradise and purgatory that was mentioned in this article, and applying it to a different scale, but I do believe that mankind is to be condemned by the universe, due to its faults and inability to play well with others.  The world freaks out when kidnapping victims are found after a decade of abuse and captivity, but this same world breeds animals for slaughter and consumption... Earthlings clearly have been taught to not care about those that are different, whether in looks or species... I think the kidnapping situation is vile and appalling, but I also think that breeding species for slaughter (which affects more living beings) is democratically more of an issue.

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Brilliant Maps Reveal Age of the World's Buildings - Wired

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Brilliant Maps Reveal Age of the World's Buildings
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He posted the map on his website, and it soon caught the eye of other mapmakers.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, October 8, 2013 3:21 PM

Color coded maps show the relative age of buildings, block by block, in Portland, OR, New York City, and Reykjavik.  

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For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico

For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
With Europe sputtering and China costly, the “stars are aligning” for Mexico as broad changes in the global economy create new dynamics of migration.

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Malala Yousafzai: 'Death Did Not Want to Kill Me'

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A year ago this week 15 year old Malala Yousafzai was brutally attacked on her way home from school -- shot in the head at point-blank range by the Taliban.
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Watch: Malala Yousafzai: 'I Wanted to Live My Life As I Want'

Young girl who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban talks to Diane Sawyer.
    
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North Korea rushes to open lavish new ski resort

North Korea rushes to open lavish new ski resort | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Isolated authoritarian regime struggles to feed its people, but insists: "We can make nuclear weapons and rockets. We can build a ski lift"
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Central Place Theory

Central Places:Theory and Applications Keller kellek@danbury.k12.ct.us

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unit 7

Alexa Earl's curator insight, May 24, 12:06 PM

This powerpoint explains very well how central place theory works and a little about what it is. It really depend my understanding.

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World Food Day: October 16 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

World Food Day: October 16 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

“Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” will be the focus of World Food Day in 2013.The official World Food Day theme – announced at the start of every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – gives focus to World Food Day observances and helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger.


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Here's Why There Are So Many German-Americans In The US

Here's Why There Are So Many German-Americans In The US | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The largest ancestry group there is.

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Health Risks and Migration: Interview With Alice Mesnard, City University London

The Population and Poverty (PopPov) Research Network brings together researchers who are examining how population dynamics affect economic outcomes, primaril...

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Trek through the world's largest corn maze

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There's something different about the rows of corn on the Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, Ill., because every year about 65,000 people visit what the Richardson family calls the most detailed and complicated corn maze in the world.
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Time Lapse: Monolation

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Visually stunning time-lapse video of breathtaking landscapes. Video courtesy of Jess Dunlap, on Vimeo here and Twitter here.
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