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Ukraine: To Face Europe or Russia?

Ukraine: To Face Europe or Russia? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"This map illustrates the country's deep division – and why the protests might not be what you think. Ukraine has been wracked by protests for two-plus weeks over President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to reject a deal for closer integration with the European Union. Russian President Vladimir Putin had been pressuring Yanukovych to quit the EU deal and join with a Moscow-led trade union of former Soviet states instead. Will Ukraine's future be with Russia or with Europe?"


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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 4, 2:29 PM

There is such a solid division right through the middle of the country maybe it should split like Czechoslovakia did. The North can go with the EU and the south can go with Russia.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 15, 2:16 PM

The Ukraine is divided along Ethno-linguitic lines. Even within the borders of Ukraine there are contrast in the characteristics of local communities. Some identify with Russia, others with Ukraine. The borders of Ukraine are likely to change because there are such differences between its citizens.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 10:08 PM

Ukraine has been wracked by protests for two-plus weeks over President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to reject a deal for closer integration with the European Union. Thousands of protesters in the capital city of Kiev are calling for Yanukovych to step down. This is a potentially big moment for Ukraine, as well as for Europe: Russian President Vladimir Putin had been pressuring Yanukovych to quit the EU deal and join with a Moscow-led trade union of former Soviet states instead. Will Ukraine's future be with Russia or with Europe? What's happening in Ukraine is complicated and driven by many factors: the country's history as an unhappy component of the Soviet Union, its deep economic woes, a sense of cultural fondness for the West, wide discontent with government corruption, two decades of divided politics and a sense that Yanukovych caved to Putin.

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What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A new warning for all of us — from Easter Island
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America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
What's most startling in new local income and poverty data released this week by the Census Bureau is the way the opposing poles of poverty and wealth in America concentrate geographically.
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The Teaquator

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

"The availability of Sweet Tea in Virginia as a Representation of the Mason-Dixon Line."


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What London Would Look Like If the Thames Barrier Failed

What London Would Look Like If the Thames Barrier Failed | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
What could be the worst tidal surge in six decades has swamped parts of the U.K. but not London, thanks to the miraculous Barrier.

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Watch People Act Out Paris's Subway Station Names

Watch People Act Out Paris's Subway Station Names | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Photographer Janol Apin shoots playful scenes along the platforms.

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What Cities Would Look Like Without Any Lights

What Cities Would Look Like Without Any Lights | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:33 PM

City lights are taken for granted as a normal part of the human landscape...it's fascinating to image a world without them. 

Tony Hall's curator insight, December 2, 2013 11:07 PM

This is really amazing photography! 

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11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"All maps face the challenge of making the globe appear to scale in two dimensions. Most, like the traditional Mercator projection, keep either size or shape consistent — not both — which skews our perception of continents and countries one way or the other. 

But when you compare square mileage, a whole new world appears. Inspired by this map of Africa's true size from German graphic designer Kai Krause, we created 11 map overlays to open your eyes to some real geography."


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Siri Anderson's curator insight, January 22, 8:28 AM

Thanks to Seth Dixon for curating awesome Geography tools for all.

 

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Most Americans live in Purple America, not Red or Blue America

Most Americans live in Purple America, not Red or Blue America | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"We're far less politically divided by geography than it may seem....Of course, it’s true that Americans aren’t of one mind on many political issues.  But it is important that we not look at these maps and infer that we are so politically polarized by geography.  In fact, most Americans live in places that are at least somewhat politically and ideologically diverse — even if that’s not reflected in how congressional district boundaries are drawn.   In terms of the most important driver of political choices — partisanship — most of us live in a purple America, not a red or blue America."


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Chamath Gunawardena's curator insight, December 15, 2013 5:06 PM

I like this article because it shows that the preference of a political party doesn't divide america completely so that that some states are completely republican or completely democratic. Showing that america isn't as politically divided in certain areas means we can view other's views in those areas as a unique view.

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 16, 2:01 PM

Americans are entitled to their own beliefs. If they want to be a democrat thats fine. If they want to be a republican thats fine too. Back in the day, this map may have looked different and more on the red and blue sides than purple, but in todays world people have changed. They are not entitled to be a democrat just because they live in a democratic society. People live in areas of purple (more so than just red or just blue), not red or blue and the purple color gives Americans a chance to think for themselves.

Gabby Watkins's curator insight, May 13, 7:50 PM

Unit 5

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Place and Flash Mobs

For more of the spatial and culturals aspects of flash mobs, see: http://geographyeducation.org/articles/place-and-flash-mobs/

 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 13, 2013 5:43 PM

I'm a sucker for a Christmas flash mob and this one, featuring the U.S. Air Force Band playing Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and Joy to the World was delightful.

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Twin Cities

"Landsat has seen a lot in its day. In one spot of desert, where the Rio Grande marks the border between the United States and Mexico, the satellite program captured hundreds of images of fields turning green with the season, new developments expanding from El Paso, Texas, and clouds moving over the neighboring mountains."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 13, 2013 8:06 AM

Since I have family on both sides of this line, I've always be fascinated by the U.S.-Mexico border as a cultural, political and economic phenomenon.  Ciudad Juárez/El Paso are examples of 'twin cities' that form along the border and in many ways are one metropolitan area that has been brought together by the interactions available at the border; at the same time this regions is highly divided by spatial governance policies.  Click here to download high resolution images El Paso/Ciudad Juárez

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 14, 11:09 PM

Seeing both U.S and Mexican land going from mostly desert to significant expansion throughout the years is amazing. It shows that while they are two different countries, they both developed simultaneously together, much like the videos title suggests, as 'Twin Cities'

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Map: The Nation's Public Radio Stations

Map: The Nation's Public Radio Stations | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A rainbow network of broadcasts fills America's cities and frontiers. 

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Mrs. B's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:55 AM

What would we do without NPR?

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, December 13, 2013 9:13 AM

This is a great map...

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A single season of football linked to brain damage

It's no longer teens who dominate minimum wage jobs, but adults - many of them with children. It's become increasingly clear that the minimum wage is far from a living wage in today's economy.
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Disney's Brilliant Plot to Buy All of American Pop Culture

Disney's Brilliant Plot to Buy All of American Pop Culture | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
In a business driven by sequels, adaptations, and other flavors of nostalgia, Disney is winning by sheer breadth.
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Geography in the News: Wolf Controversies

Geography in the News: Wolf Controversies | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Who’s Crying, “Wolf?” Wolves remain one of the American West’s most controversial species.

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Neal G. Lineback's curator insight, December 14, 2013 12:25 PM

For the background to current controveries about the wolf, see this GITN post on National Geographic's NewsWatch blog, David Braun, Senior Editor.

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China Becomes Third Country to Ever 'Soft-Land' on the Moon

China Becomes Third Country to Ever 'Soft-Land' on the Moon | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A Chinese lunar rover landed Saturday, making China the third country to ever successfully 'soft-land' on the moon.
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'Crop Circles' in Snow-Capped Mountains

'Crop Circles' in Snow-Capped Mountains | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Technically, they aren't crop circles, but that doesn't take away from the fact that they're beautiful. Simon Beck, a very talented artist from England, has unveiled his latest large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each one, which is created simply by walking through the snow and leaving behind track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Beck walks countless miles on end to produce these mind-blowing symmetrical and elaborate designs on the soft, white bed of snow that covers acres upon acres of land."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 10, 2013 12:20 PM

Just because this is beautiful.

François Arnal's curator insight, December 15, 2013 7:02 AM

Un peu de land art ou plutôt de "snow art". J'aime...

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Mapping out Academia

Mapping out Academia | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Of the top 400 universities in the world, 128 of them are in North America and 181 in Europe. That’s an overwhelming dominance.
Greater London alone has twice as many top universities than the entire Middle East and North Africa region."


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Mrs. B's curator insight, December 10, 2013 7:22 AM

Europe has good colleges, too.

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City Street Maps

City Street Maps | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Welcome to Aminimal Studio

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:58 PM

Would you wear your civic pride in a way that shows off your love of maps?  You know you want to!

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The Map Lab Holiday Gift Guide

The Map Lab Holiday Gift Guide | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:42 AM

Anybody want to give me a Christmas present?  This would be beyond awesome. 

Mary Patrick Schoettinger's comment, December 10, 2013 11:57 AM
Will the desk size model do? This is beautiful!
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Autocomplete Map

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

"Zoomable autocomplete map of the world. Yahoo autocomplete results for countries and US states (screenshot of US states shown here)." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 13, 2013 10:32 AM

This is very interesting, showing what a search engine will automatically suggest.  While this is telling on what opinions about places exist, you can't read too much into this because this reflects the numerous place-based stereotypes that are out there. 

Siri Anderson's curator insight, January 22, 8:27 AM

Helpful!

 

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A Long Goodbye for Mandela - New York Times

A Long Goodbye for Mandela - New York Times | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
New York Times A Long Goodbye for Mandela New York Times PRETORIA, South Africa — From across South Africa and around the world, tens of thousands of people waited under a blazing summer sun on Thursday for a chance to bid farewell to Nelson...

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All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Turkish hazelnuts, Malaysian palm oil, Nigerian cocoa, Brazilian sugar, French vanilla...

 

Some 250,000 tons of Nutella are now sold across 75 countries around the world every year, according to the OECD. Nutella is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too.


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, January 28, 1:26 PM

Some things that we take for granted are and come from all over the world. As you said in last class just because something says that it is not made in China doesnt mean that their arent any resources that the company used to creat the item that didn't come from China or any other power house place. In this case the Palm Oil comesd from Malaysia, Hazelnut comes from Turkey, Cocoa from Nigeria, Vainilla from Brazil and, Vainilla and Sugar from France.

Mrs Parkinson's curator insight, February 12, 3:48 PM

GCSE Globalisation info - great case study

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 10:55 AM

I was surprised to see how many countries contribute to s single jar of nutella. I have always assumed it came straight from Italy just because it is an Italian commodity. It is a positive thing to see because you look at the commerce and trade that is generated throughout the world through this one brand alone

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Cape Verde Gets New Name: 5 Things to Know About How Maps Change

Cape Verde Gets New Name: 5 Things to Know About How Maps Change | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Cape Verde's name change to Cabo Verde prompted us to take a behind-the-scenes peek at how National Geographic handles ever-shifting maps.
    

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Nelson Mandela in his own words - Videos - CBS News

60 Minutes revisits a collection of revealing writings by the late civil rights giant and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Bob Simon reports.
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