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Pakistan's Earthquake Was So Strong It Spawned a Whole New Island

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A burbling volcano of mud rose out of the Arabian Sea like some Lovecraftian nightmare.

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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...
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Massiel Barros-Torning's curator insight, October 9, 2013 3:28 AM

This is a terrific list. Well done!

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Front Yard Summer Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Tour

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ takes you on a tour of his front yard raised bed vegetable garden. In this episode you will learn about many of t...

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Hoop dreams: A lesson in croquet

Hoop dreams: A lesson in croquet | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Hoops are what some croquet players call the wickets you're supposed to hit the ball through. That's just one of the finer points Serena Altschul has learned about the game known as croquet.
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What Last Weekend’s Equinox Looked Like From Space

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'North-South divide' in house prices

'North-South divide' in house prices | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The gap between house prices in northern and southern England has moved above £100,000 for the first time, according to the Nationwide.

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Graham Watson's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:21 AM

As a proud Northerner living in the South, this sort of article makes me both happy and sad. Sad, from an economic perspective, in that it has adverse implications for labour mobility, for the distribution of wealth and for key sector workers. Happy, to have the best of both worlds.

 

I'm always amazed when colleagues/friends from the South venture North and realise (a) how much property they could buy in the North (b) how pretty it is (c) how people actually speak to them in the street.

 

Of course, the average Southerner also thinks that having a house that's worth more makes them better people too. My only response is if you want to live in Basingstoke/Slough/Croydon and think that you are in anyway better off than the citizens of York/Chester/Haydon Bridge, you're welcome to.

 

But you'd be wrong...

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Kennedy and Nixon square off in 1st televised presidential debate — History.com This Day in History — 9/26/1960

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On this day in 1960, Massachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican Vice President Richard M. Nixon face each other in a nationally televised presidential campaign debate.

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An Open Letter To The Parents Of The Stephentown 300

An Open Letter To The Parents Of The Stephentown 300 | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Look, I don't blame you for what your kids did. Teens will be teens, and they do stupid things sometimes. It's not fair to judge parents on the mistakes their kids make. It is how you handle that behavior afterwards that reflects on you as a parent.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 26, 2013 12:18 PM

So 300 kids want a huge party, enter (and trash) someone's second home.  They post pictures of and the homeowner instead of suing, retweets their crimes and post them to his site, http://helpmesave300.com/.  The homeowner, Brian Holloway is former NFL player and he reached out to the community to help these kids make restitution and clean up; 1 partygoer came to help him clean up. Parents are now planning to sue Brian Holloway for posting pictures of their children...that underscores the strange new culture/legal issues around teenager technology use.  This open letter is an excellent response to parents that are collectively refusing to make their children be accountable for their own actions. 

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The Great Nature Project

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Join me and National Geographic's Great Nature Project in exploring the great nature all around us!

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Tracy Klug's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:07 PM

Join me in submitting pictures to National Geographic's Great Nature Project!  You could submit them to me personally so that I can show the images to my Human Geography students!

Molly Diallo's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:52 PM

I am requesting you do this and send me a copy of your pictures as well!

 

Janet Price's curator insight, October 1, 2013 6:41 PM

Something for that class set of cameras!

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Trader Joe's Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals : NPR

Trader Joe's Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals : NPR | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
In the United States, 40 percent of the food produced annually goes to waste. Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe's, wants to do something about it.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:33 AM

With the amount of waste coupled with urban areas that lack grocery stores, please keep your fingers crossed that this idea has legs. (And we all have to wonder what large grocery store mentioned in the interview already places dated items on their hot food buffet.  Could it be Whole Foods? I wonder...)

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Currywurst on the Street

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Michael Slackman, The Times's Berlin Bureau Chief, looks into the city's obsession with a popular street dish that combines sausage, ketchup and curry powder.

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Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:13 PM

I found this video to be very interesting. The video talks about Berlin's signature dish the currywurst. Currywurst is one of most well known dishes in Berlin, and is a dish the natives say every tourist should try. What was interesting to find was that the dish had elements from a few different places. Currywurst is made of pork sausage which and fried and cut into pieces. Pork suasage is a very widely used and popular meat that have in germany. However on the curry worst dish they put ketchup, which is very american like. They also sprinkle it with curry, which comes by way of India from Great Britian. It is amazing ti me that a country's signature dish has ingredients from two other countries! You would think that a signature dish would be made entirely of ingredients from their homeland. However the country is becoming more and more like other country adding sushi bars, soup kitchens, fast food, and etc. It just goes to show how much things have changed. Before country's were trying to use their own products as much as possible. Now we have such good transportation systems that people are moving to new places and food is being transported all over the world. Now we are at a point where even a country's signature dish uses products from many different country's. We have almost completely eliminated folk culture. It is almost sad in a way. 

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:03 PM

All over Germany specially in Berlin you can find many varieties of foods and restaurants that were influenced by many countries all over the world. A very popular dish the currywurst is fried German sausage with American ketchup and India curry powder. This dish was influenced by two other countries and was opular during WWII. The dish is still very popular today because of its unique taste. 

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:44 AM

This is a stride of different cultures,  a little ancient and modern culture. When the Turkish immigrant came over to Germany because they needed workers (Germans stopped having so many kids) it help form the curry wurst. They also use American ketchup because Americans were over there for the war and they ate this too. The curry powder came way of United Kingdom. Basically the population learned from all these cultures and  created one huge hit. 

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Shifting sands: Changing Geography of the Mexican Drug War

Shifting sands: Changing Geography of the Mexican Drug War | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

FIVE years ago next week, Felipe Calderón took office as Mexico’s president and launched a crackdown against organised crime.

 

While the rates of murders are plateauing at 12,000 per year, internally where are these murders taking place?  Which places are becoming more critical to control?  Murders are shifting east (From Sinaloa and Chihuahua to Nuevo Leon and Veracruz).  Why is this shift occurring?  What does this shift indicate politically and economically for Mexico?


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Joshua Choiniere's comment, September 26, 2012 11:28 AM
What this map as well as article show me is that there is corruption in every aspect of the Mexican Goverment and at some point or another the goverment is taking sides with or assisstance from some of the major cartels. In order to crack down other groups to get rid of them. So in order to fully curb and elminate the cartels the Goverment will have to become stronger, independnt, and not assossciate with one group over another. They should try and perharps raise a larger enough force like the military and just systemmatically* force these cartels out one by one.
Brett Sinica's curator insight, September 29, 2013 1:27 PM

These numbers are astonishing especially when based simply on drugs, money, and power.  Compared to the article where it described Tijuana as still being one of the major cities for murder, the numbers and color scheme seem to show the region as one of the areas with less murders.  Heading south into the country, is Mexico City.  The city which is surrounded by such a large metropolitan area with a vast gap between poor and rich tends to have low murder rates.  This is very interesting considering popular belief tends to focus on such violence being conducted in large cities where there is better chance of cartels using the neighborhoods and people within them to strengthen their empire.  This makes me wonder if the authorities are too strong for cartels to infiltrate and become powerful, or on a limb, do the cartels have a mutual agreement not to do business in the country's economical and cultural hub?

Julia & Eva's curator insight, November 29, 2013 5:34 PM

This artilce falls under the category of political. It shows that Mexico's continuing drug war has effected the people that live there with lots of violence. By getting a new president, their murder rates have gone down, which has had a significant benefit on their country.

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The Billion-Dollar Plan to Relocate One City's Entire Downtown

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Mining damage is forcing Kiruna, Sweden, to pick up and move — two miles east.

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NEARC GIS Educator's Day

Notes from Seth Dixon's keynote address at NEARC's GIS Educator's Day delivered in Nashua, NH on Sept 29, 2013.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:02 PM

I was delighted to invited to discuss the importance of GIS and geospatial technologies in education at NEARC's GIS Educator's Day.  Earlier this year I gave a presentation at Brown University for the Choices Program on a related topic (so forgive some of the topical overlap).  This slideshare document has hyperlinked slides so you can access the digital resources mentioned in the talk if you wish.        

mariosuarez's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:31 PM

gis y  educacion geoespacial

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World

100 Diagrams That Changed the World | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.

Since the dawn of recorded history, we've been using vi

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:00 PM

I knew quite a few of them, but rather interesting to learn a few more...

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Fertility Rates in Gapminder

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"CATHOLIC Argentina, Mexico & Phillippines have more babies born per woman than MUSLIM Indonesia, Iran & Turkey."


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Mathijs Booden's comment, September 28, 2013 3:03 PM
Any mention of Gapminder gets an upvote from me. One of the best resources in and outside of the classroom, period.
jon inge's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:20 PM

awesome site for development economics

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 6:15 PM

When watching the video it was apparetnt that for Iran during the 1950-early1970's there was an increase in fertility and then decreased to almost 1.32% in 2010. These facts were very interseting to see and the way that we as historians/ georgraphers can predict the future with the past facts.

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Modern Home is 8 Feet Wide

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A couple's eight-foot wide home in Ottawa, Canada, displays contemporary architecture in a small space. Architect Robert Matthews, who designed and owns the home, can almost reach the sides of his house if he stretches his arms.
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National Geographic Bee

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Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.  Is your school signed up?

2014 National Geographic Bee Dates:

Registration Deadline - October 15, 2013School Level Bees - November 11, 2013 - January 15, 2014State Level - April 4, 2014National Level - May 19-21, 2014

 

CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR SCHOOL IS REGISTERED

CHECK TO SEE 2013 TOP 10 FINALISTS

CHECK TO SEE 2013 STATE WINNERS


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Penney says turnaround is on track

Penney says turnaround is on track | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Beleaguered department store chain had seen its shares in a free fall in recent days; shares recovered Thursday
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40 Must-See Photos From The Past

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The phrase

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Brazil: Sewage provides a map of drug use

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The Federal Police’s Quantox Project is mapping the producers and consumers of cocaine in Brazil’s cities.

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Inside Mecca

An intimate look at the Islamic spiritual pilgrimage to Mecca.


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Geography of Soccer in the US

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" 549 players from 62 different countries play in MLS in the United States"


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 19, 5:25 PM

There are 35 MLS players that came from Africa according to the article. In America soccer or football in Europe is not that popular it is more like our baseball or football then like the soccer over there. (That is their "past time") In America we have a large population that play sports but specifically soccer we do not have that many participants that involve themselves in this , I think part of the reason is that abroad soccer is so important to them and they try to flourish from that sport onto tournments and other MLS players go for the cup. Oppose to America and our excitment about the NFL and MBL.

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Bootlegging in Tribal Pakistan

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In Pakistan's tribal areas, alcohol bootleggers, lured by enormous profits, have created clandestine delivery services to evade recent crackdowns by the Taliban and the police.

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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 6:47 PM

Other than the actual product, there is no difference between these bootleggers and the illegal drug trade in the US. Even when they said that people that drink the alcohol get arrested, there is no difference. In the US we put heroin addicts in jail every day. Also, in the US the illegal drug trade is very lucrative, but also very dangerous.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 8:48 PM

Alcohol bootleggers have been getting shutdown by the police force. Without this service, the bootleggers would be out of business and probably in jail. This is like prohibition in the U.S. and those who sold alcohol were fined and also arrested. The same thing is happening here where the bootleggers are trying to make huge money by selling something thats outlawed.

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, September 10, 2:36 PM

Interesting to see this happening in other areas of the world besides the United States during the times of prohibition.  If there is a will there is a way.

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Blueseed: Business' New "Spatial Fix"

Blueseed: Business' New "Spatial Fix" | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Many site outsourcing as a way in which global corporatations are seeking to avoid the typical economic limitations that have been imposed on job production based on geography.  Some refer to it as a 'spatial fix,' a way to get around the high cost of workers in the developed world being reworking how business gets done.  

 

This takes that to an entirely different level.  The benefits of agglomeration and collaboration help to explain the importance of Silicon Valley.  Entrepreneurs from other countries do not all have access to a comparable location with a high concentration of intellectually driven enterprises that amplify their impacts.  The Blueseed Project intents to, in essence create a floating city in international waters (just off the coast of California) that is outside of U.S. governmental jurisdiction, but easily accessible for Silicon Valley executives.   

 

More questions than answers arise from this project.  How are economic restructurings altering governance?  Are borders becoming less or more important with increased technological advances?  Would this be a benefit to developing world economies or strengthen the Silicon Valley's economic importance in research and development?     


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