AP HUMAN GEOGRAPH...
Follow
Find
5.3K views | +0 today
AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from The amazing world of Geography
Scoop.it!

Importance of trees in expanding urban areas.

A new study by an international team of scientists has found that outdoor air pollution kills 2.5 million people worldwide each year.

Via oyndrila
more...
oyndrila's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:28 PM

An informative video on the role of trees in enhancing the quality of life in the cities.More trees need to be planted in growing cities like Mumbai.

Scooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
Scoop.it!

All the buzz about mosquitoes

All the buzz about mosquitoes | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Mosquitoes are more than just annoying - they kill about a million people worldwide every year. Tracy Smith reports on the people who study and combat them in the fight against insect-borne diseases.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
Scoop.it!

Hamburgers: A summertime tradition

Hamburgers: A summertime tradition | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Spending time at the grill is a hallowed tradition of summer, and so is enjoying the sizzling results on a roll. Charbroiled hamburgers, with just the right touch of charcoal flavor from the fire, have become an American institution.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Interactives: War and Refugees

Interactives: War and Refugees | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

UNHCR has been attempting to count the world's refugees since it was created. If you want to find out which years resulted in the worst displacement, which were the biggest countries of origin and which were the biggest countries of asylum, use the interactive map.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 27, 2013 10:02 AM

This interactive on refugees is especially timely, given that the Syrian civil war has created refugee situations in many of the neighboring countries.  One of my favorite elements of the Guardian's interactive is that they provide the raw data, so students can create their own maps with the same high quality data.  Equally important, this interactive shows the regional power bases of all the various factions of the Syrian rebellion that is seeking to overthrow the Assad regime.  The political conflict has huge demographic implications.    

Tags: refugees, Syria, migration, conflict, political, MiddleEast, war.

Emilie Kochert's curator insight, September 8, 2013 4:25 AM

via gduboz

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 6, 2014 12:16 PM

unit 2

Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance
Scoop.it!

Can You Find All The Scientific Mistakes In This Picture?

Can You Find All The Scientific Mistakes In This Picture? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The September 1928 issue of Science and Invention magazine included an illustrated cover that dared readers to find all of the scientific errors they had planted. Forty-eight scientific errors, in all.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 25, 2013 2:29 PM

Geography is inherently interdisciplinary; how many errors from the various branches of science can you identify?

Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Geography in the News
Scoop.it!

Geography in the News: Ethiopia’s Dam Projects

Geography in the News: Ethiopia’s Dam Projects | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM ETHIOPIA’S CAPTURE OF THE BLUE NILE In addition to Egypt’s latest political turmoil, its government is extremely worried about Ethiopia’s newest dam on the headwaters of the Blue...

Via Neal G. Lineback
more...
Neal G. Lineback's curator insight, July 24, 2013 9:41 AM

This article explains the geography involved in the latest news from East Africa over the vital water of the Blue Nile.

Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Cultural Geography
Scoop.it!

First indigenous map of its kind; U.S. map displays “Our own names and locations”

First indigenous map of its kind; U.S. map displays “Our own names and locations” | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian, has taken it upon himself to create a map that shows the Tribal nations of the U.S. prior to European contact. The map is of the contiguous United States and displays the original native tribal names of roughly 595 tribes."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Gladysthecoach Cruz's comment, July 25, 2013 6:49 PM
Love this great idea. But where would I start?
Ishola Adebayo's comment, August 2, 2013 8:59 AM
good
Kyle Kampe's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:15 PM

Native American culture and experience has different tenets than that of the European Americans.

Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Southmoore AP Human Geography
Scoop.it!

Peru To Power 2 Million Of Its Poorest by Solar...

Peru To Power 2 Million Of Its Poorest by Solar... | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
July 15, 2013 Peru last week initiated a new program that will provide electricity to more than two million of its poorest residents using solar panels.

Via Mr. David Burton
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps?

What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The common-core standards present an ambiguous message on how to draw information from maps and charts, Phil Gersmehl says.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
mufidmmn's comment, July 24, 2013 4:08 AM
ngapain itu ya
Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:38 PM

This is a resource i feel would be relevant to those students who struggle to be egaged in their reading

This can be used on readers on many different level

the reading maps foccus on language arts, Its description is communicated through charts, graphs, and maps intead of normal paragraphs and text

Shelby Porter's comment, September 30, 2013 11:19 AM
I feel the skill of reading a map is very important, but it becoming less prevalent in classrooms. Teachers may find it more difficult to teach and therefore are not going in depth with it. I remember as a child in grade school we would color maps or have to find where the states are. We never were taught how to fully understand the uses of a map and all the different ways they are used and how to read them. It is becoming a lost skill in a world that needs to be more appreciative of geography.
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

South Sudan’s President relieves VP and dissolves government

South Sudan’s President relieves VP and dissolves government | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

July 23, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued a presidential decree removing the vice-president, Riek Machar Teny, and dissolved the whole government.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Ryan Amado's curator insight, December 11, 2013 4:37 AM

Unfortunately, these actions seem to be the one of a man who is trying desperately to hold on to his power. It is known that there was a power struggle between him and members of his government. It is the last thing this young country needs when it is trying to establish itself.  Hopefully this move does not lead to the very thing South Sudanians were trying to get away from.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, March 24, 2014 9:59 PM

It is very difficult for a country this young to be politically and economically stable. The president must have a difficult time earning the peoples respect when the country is struggling.  Removing the vice president only upset some locals as they felt he showed signs of a dictator.  

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:56 PM

He wants to get rid of the entire political cabinet. Who does he think he is, Superman? There is no way this president can take on a whole nation by himself. He needs to reconsider his actions and think about South Sudan and its needs.

Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability
Scoop.it!

Our Coming Food Crisis

Our Coming Food Crisis | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Farmers must adapt to the new reality of scorching summers.

Via Linda Alexander
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Geographical thinking
Scoop.it!

Why Does Earth Have Deserts?

Subscribe to MinuteEarth - it's FREE! - http://dft.ba/-minuteearth_sub Why Does Earth Have Deserts? For the same reason it has Rainforests: Hadley Cells!!! T...

Via Malmci@Spatialzone
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from World Geography
Scoop.it!

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.


Via Paul Beavers
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

APHG Graduate Certificate Program at Elmhurst

APHG Graduate Certificate Program at Elmhurst | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Join us for an informative session on the newest program available to AP Human Geography teachers of any level. We'll look at the data behind the program's development as well as the program components and options available.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 29, 2013 1:13 PM

I'm pleased to announce a FREE Webinar about the AP Human Geography Online Graduate Program at Elmhurst College on Aug. 7 at 8:00 PM EST. Sponsored by GIS Etc., the webinar will answer questions about the program and what is included in the professional development experience.  


Scholarships have reduced the costs by $600 per course for all NCGE members who are public school teachers. 


Please register for the FREE webinar here.
Scooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
Scoop.it!

Wind-powered beasts that are works of art

Wind-powered beasts that are works of art | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
For years Dutch artist Theo Jansen has created what he calls Strandbeests - ambulatory contraptions that walk across the beach powered by nothing but the wind. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
Scoop.it!

Hot dogs: Emblem of the American summer

Hot dogs: Emblem of the American summer | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Chances are even if you love a good hot dog, you don't want to see how they're made. Lee Cowan did. He also explores the many ways Americans continue to enjoy frankfurters by the billions.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Redistricting

How can cartography swing an election?  Simple.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Miroslav Milosavljević's comment, July 27, 2013 5:56 PM
This great video example may serve students for a better understanding the term. Well done!
Dean Haakenson's curator insight, July 28, 2013 10:40 AM
Thanks Seth Dixon for Scooping this! And thanks Mr. Burton for rescooping. Great lesson for government and geography.
Donald Dane's comment, December 10, 2013 10:14 AM
this video shows the process from which political candidates win their respective elections. gerrymandering is an illegal use of power in the respect to redistricting and moving town lines in order to pump up voting power. this is an illegal action that happens countless times in elections and taper to higher powers. this gerrymandering idea takes the voter power to elect and puts it into the hands of the actual political personnel. by reshaping you can stack votes into one particular area this way you are guaranteed to win that district. this is where you see districts with these crazy shaped areas rather than nice square or other simple shapes.
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from PowerPoint Presentation Tools and Resources
Scoop.it!

Palau Map

Palau Map | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

 

 


Via PowerPoint & Keynote Solutions from Chillibreeze
more...
PowerPoint & Keynote Solutions from Chillibreeze's curator insight, July 25, 2013 2:42 AM

This 24 slide Palau Map PowerPoint deck features capital city Ngerulmud, sixteen separate state maps including Angaur, Melekeok, Ngardmau, and Peleliu. Download these fully editable slides and create custom map presentations effortlessly.

Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Geographically Speaking
Scoop.it!

Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat Islands | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Given that the Met Office has issued a heatwave "Level3" warning for the south-east of England it is appropriate to give some thought to how and why the conditions are particularly hot in cities, like London.

Via oyndrila, James Matthews
more...
oyndrila's curator insight, July 24, 2013 12:20 PM

Photographs and diagrams explain the formation of urban heat island.

Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from The Geography Classroom
Scoop.it!

Can You Name These Cities by Their Starbucks Locations?

Can You Name These Cities by Their Starbucks Locations? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Can you recognize it by its Starbucks locations?  Let’s find out. This quiz shows all of the Starbucks locations within the city boundaries of 20 domestic or foreign cities, and for each you must name the city depicted from four choices."


Via Seth Dixon, Elisha Upton
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 24, 2013 1:19 PM

This is my favorite place-based guessing game since GeoGuessr (5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where).  This isn't about knowing Starbucks locations, but understanding spatial urban economic patterns (just as this article showing the locations where McDonald's and Burger King will place stores also relies of understanding urban economic patterns).  In this Starbucks game you have to recognized the shape of the city, major street patterns and the economic patterns just to name a few.  This is one way to make the urban model more relevant.       


Tags: urbanmodels, economic, trivia.

Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:53 PM

Unfortuntaley I wasn't very good at this game. I believe I ended up getting 5 answers correct. However what was intersting about this article was to see how each starbucks was placed in certain areas. There were so much more starbucks locations in city areas. The starbucks' also typically were off of main highways or corners. This is for similiar reasons to what we dicussed about dunkin donuts in class. People are only going to travel so far for coffee. If it is not convienent then people will go else where. It is not like car dealership where people will drive out of their way to look. For a coffee people on average may drive 5 minutes. Anything too out of the way people will avoid. That is why there are so many starbucks and dunkins so close to eachother. They are set up equdistant from each other in locations that are convient for people around the area to try and get them to choose their coffee. It is typical to put a coffee shop on the main roads like we see in the maps, as well as in numerous locations to convience the whole area. The more convient the shop the more money they will make. That is why there are some many locations so close to each other. It is interesting to see it visually on a map just how many locations there actually are. 

Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Mrs. Watson's Class
Scoop.it!

BBC NEWS | Country Profiles

BBC NEWS | Country Profiles | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
BBC Country Profiles: instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

Via Nancy Watson
more...
Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:45 PM

Better than VIA Factbook

Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Geography in the classroom
Scoop.it!

Study shows only 22% of Malaysian Borneo still covered by intact forest

Study shows only 22% of Malaysian Borneo still covered by intact forest | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Nearly 80% of land in the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak has been impacted by undocumented logging and forests clearing operations, a new study has found.The impacts included building new roads…...

Via dilaycock
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Cultural Geography
Scoop.it!

A street by any other name...

A street by any other name... | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
...might be easier to sell. By Chris Partridge.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:00 PM

As stated by the Church of Geography: "In Europe during the Middle Ages, cities were often segregated (in part) by occupation. So if you needed baked goods, you'd go to the section of the city in which all the bakers lived. Shoes? Go to the neighborhood where the cobblers lived.

And the street names reflected these occupations: Bakers Lane, Cobbler Lane, and so on. Many of these names continue to exist, reflecting those cities' Medieval pasts.  Prostitution also tended to be found in particular districts and on particular streets. Sure, Bordhawe Lane still exists in some places (Bordhawe apparently means "brothel"). Yet for some reason, the more imaginitive street names have all been replaced. "

Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Mrs. Watson's Class
Scoop.it!

In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston.

Via Seth Dixon, Nancy Watson
more...
Ryane Williams's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:47 PM

Facilities management entails a broad array of disciplines including, but not limited to, planning, designing, leasing, space planning, product management, capital management, construction management, property management, and real estate acquisition, planning and disposal.

Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:58 PM

Location is very important to have more income!

Charles Henderson's comment, August 14, 2013 12:37 AM
Would have been nice for them to include cost of living comparisons. You might be in the top 20% of the country making $107,000 in NYC, but that's only $48,000 in Atlanta. Median income in Atlanta is $30,000 which would be $67,000 in NYC (about $21000 higher than NYC's current median salary). Where you live makes a difference, but HOW you live is just as important.
Rescooped by Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks from Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance
Scoop.it!

Finding the True Border Between Yankee and Red Sox Nation Using Facebook Data

Finding the True Border Between Yankee and Red Sox Nation Using Facebook Data | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"By using Facebook data from the 2.5 million people in New York or New England that ‘like’ either the Red Sox or Yankees I was able to create a more accurate rivalry map than ever before."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 21, 2013 9:46 PM

Sports maps with team logos on them are often hand-drawn works of art without much data to back them up--not so with this map.  Read the article to find the actual data which is much messier than these bold color proclaim.  These regions aren't homogenous (are they ever?) but this is the best fit line between the major groups of fans, showing that Connecticut is the true 'battle ground' for this regional rivalry. 


Tags: sport, statistics, mapping, regions, Rhode Island, Boston, NYC.