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A 'river' of refugees flows out of Syria as Iraqi Kurdistan opens border - The Independent

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The Independent A 'river' of refugees flows out of Syria as Iraqi Kurdistan opens border The Independent On Thursday, when the border was opened, around 5,000 refugees crossed into Iraq. Upwards of 10,000 arrived on Saturday.
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Sad and ironic twist of events in this refugee flow.
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Where are the world's happiest countries?

Where are the world's happiest countries? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Fans of Denmark must be even happier than usual: Denmark has retaken the title of "world's happiest country," knocking Switzerland into second place.
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The World's Newest Major Religion: No Religion

The World's Newest Major Religion: No Religion | Human Geography | Scoop.it
As secularism grows, atheists and agnostics are trying to expand and diversify their ranks.
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Morgan Freeman has done a great job with this series!
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End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Cities around the world are coming to the same conclusion: they’d be better off with far fewer cars. So what’s behind this seismic shift in our urban lifestyles? Stephen Moss investigates
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If The World Were 100 People | GOOD Data

If the population of the world was only 100 people, what would society look like? Produced and Written by Gabriel Reilich ; Animation by Jake Infusin
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Don't ask where I'm from, ask where I'm a local

Don't ask where I'm from, ask where I'm a local | Human Geography | Scoop.it
When someone asks you where you're from … do you sometimes not know how to answer? Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of "multi-local" people, who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two.
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10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong

10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong | Human Geography | Scoop.it
As it stands, there are well over 150 territorial disputes around the globe, some more urgent than others. Here are 10 you need to know about -- and that could redefine the world map.

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Padriag John-David Mahoney's curator insight, January 29, 2015 12:48 PM

I think this is particularly interesting because not only have these disputes have been going on for years but this attitude of "claiming what is mine" (even when it might not actually be yours) has been a part of government and human behavior since...forever. We never really change. First the attitude was to explore and conquer, but now it's guised as "claiming cultural heritage" or simply TAKING something (or someplace rather) by force and then just asserting either:it has always been ours" or, in the case of Vlad Putin, "It never actually had sovereignty in the first place...so I want it". It is Interesting to see how we guise colonialism in a supposedly post-colonialist world.

Pieter de Paauw's curator insight, March 31, 2015 6:16 PM

Onenigheid over territoria wereldwijd

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Hugh Laurie vs Ellen DeGeneres - English vs American slang

"Hey, shawty, I know your ba-donka-donk has you chuffed to bits, but after hearing you chin wag about it for the past hour, I really wish you'd stop flossin...

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Do You Speak American | PBS

Do You Speak American | PBS | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Thirteen/WNET New York's Do You Speak American? - featuring celebrated journalist and writer Robert MacNeil in his first public television documentary since 1995 - is a celebration of Americans as seen - and heard - through the way we speak.

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whoohoo.co.uk - The British Dialect Translator

Translate your English phrases, emails and free text messages into Geordie, Brummie, Scottish, Scouse, Irish, Cockney, Yorkshire, Posh and Ali G.

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Pop culture in the Arab world

TED Talks At TEDGlobal University, Shereen El Feki shows how some Arab cultures are borrowing trademarks of Western pop culture -- music videos, comics, even Barbie -- and adding a culturally appropriate twist.

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Denise Pacheco's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:23 AM

I don't think popular culture and folk culture interact very well. They believe in completely different things and live different types of lives according to their values. The speaker means that the cultural interaction is intertwined together because of the islamic people who have borrowed cultural ideas from other ancient and modern civilizations and adapted it to their own. That's why it's meshed as a opposed to clashing or mash. For example, the music video channel that's like MTV. I think it's kind of funny how they made the people in that music video, that's from the USA, look like we also worship Allah. Also, the comic books show religious values in it, especially since the characters come from it. They want young people to not get sucked in to the outside world or modern culture from different societies, so instead they want to incorporate their religion with our ideas of culture.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 8:22 PM

unit 3

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This TED talk cleverly discusses the cultural processes of globalization by examining two examples from the Islamic world.  The examples of the TV station 4Shbab and the comic book series The 99 show that all global cultural interactions don’t have to result in a homogenous “melting pot.”  Local cultural forces can tap into the powers of globalized culture that can create dynamic local cultures that are both intensely local and global. 


Questions to Ponder: What does the speaker mean when she by refers to cultural interactions as a mesh (as a opposed to a clash or mash) of civilizations?  What other examples of cultural meshes can you see that show these processes? 


Tags: TED, religion, culture, Islam, globalization, popular culture, unit 3 culture.

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The World Religions Tree

The World Religions Tree | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).


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Abby Laybourn's curator insight, December 10, 2014 1:25 PM

Although this was kind of hard to read it was interesting to see how different religions are related and where they stem from. 

Marita Viitanen's curator insight, January 31, 2015 6:48 PM

Tämä puu jotakuinkin hämmentää...

Emma Conde's curator insight, May 26, 2015 9:16 PM

Unit 1 Geography: Its nature and perspectives

Although the article relating to this diagram is in Russian, the diagram is not, and I found it to be a very interesting visual to not only show world religions developing on a time scale, but also because it does a very good job of showing just how many little divisions of each religion they are, and how they are all intertwined. Zooming in on the diagram, you are able to see each divide, each new branch, and each date for hundreds of sets of information.

 

This illustrates the theme of identification of major world religions because it simply shows the mass amounts of tiny divisions that occur in the major world religions in a simple format. This is very helpful because this would be pages of writing if you tried to write it all out. 

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Hans Rosling on global population growth | Video on TED.com

TED Talks The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth.


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Barbara B. Johnson: Immigrants raising citizens creates problems we ignore

Barbara B. Johnson: Immigrants raising citizens creates problems we ignore | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Policymakers generally ignore the development of children of the undocumented. Seldom do they consider the parents and shapers of young citizens.

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Global Peace Index

"The 2015 Global Peace Index reveals a divided world, with the most peaceful countries enjoying increasing levels of peace and prosperity, while the least peaceful countries spiral into violence and conflict.
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How Warren Buffett’s Son Would Feed the World

How Warren Buffett’s Son Would Feed the World | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Howard G. Buffett has spent most of his life as a farmer, with little financial support from his father—until recently. Now he runs a multibillion-dollar foundation dedicated to ending global hunger.
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Howard Buffet is an agricultural pioneer.
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The sinister, secret history of a food that everybody loves

The sinister, secret history of a food that everybody loves | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The ancient history of the potato could change the story of civilization
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It's definitely an interesting theory.  Jared Diamond still has them talking!
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How megacities are changing the map of the world

How megacities are changing the map of the world | Human Geography | Scoop.it
"I want you to reimagine how life is organized on earth," says global strategist Parag Khanna.
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The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Educational technology has its pluses and minuses. It’s up to teachers, administrators, and district personnel to decide whether the good outweighs the bad.
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Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop

Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop | Human Geography | Scoop.it
A young blonde woman weeps openly on camera, her manicured fingers perched wanly against her cheekbones. "I can't take it any more," she sobs in Norwegian. "What sort of life is this?" Her name is Anniken Jørgensen, one of three 17-year-old fashion bloggers who "star" in a five-part online real ...

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Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, March 6, 2015 11:02 PM

This is a very reality driven situation. These three successful models have come to realize the clothes that they wear, and sport come from a place where blood, sweat and tears, create what most western people where. A lot of people don't look at the tags on their piece of clothing to realize someone works hard, isn't getting paid enough, but try to survive made the clothing. Its very tough, and saddening that people tend to overlook the low income people who try their best to just keep food on the table.

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, March 18, 2015 5:16 PM

Unit 1 Geography: It's Nature and Perspectives

      The article is about 3 young fashionistas who were a part of a reality tv show and went to work in a sweatshop in Cambodia. The three thought that it would be a cool experience at first, but when they were there and experienced first hand the terrible working conditions in Cambodia they were breaking down in tears. They had thought that it was just a way of life for some people and they were used to it, but after working there they realized that it was terrible and inhumane.

        Geographers must do fieldwork in order to actually understand phenomena in our world. No matter how much they read about it and study the situation they will not truly understand it unless they go and experience it first hand and do fieldwork. Also people have a perception of place and can't truly understand the reality of the place unless they visit and travel there.

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It’s a Girl! Documentary Film – Official Website

It’s a Girl! Documentary Film – Official Website | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The “It’s a Girl” documentary film explores the question of why are 200 million girls missing? In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls.

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Simon Pegg Big Train sketch: Do You Speak English? - Comedy Greats - BBC

Simon Pegg and the BBC Big Train comedy sketch team perform a funny short on life of an English speaking tourist in France. Watch more high quality videos on...

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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Small lobsters are tearing this nation apart. ;

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Houston to receive large share of Syrian refugees - Chron.com

Houston to receive large share of Syrian refugees - Chron.com | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Violence between loyalists of President Bashar Assad and rebels trying to topple his rule has caused more than 3 million people to escape the embattled country, mainly to neighboring Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq, and displaced nearly 8 million...
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Great Migration

Great Migration | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The 20th century migration of African Americans from rural communities in the South to large cities in the North and West.

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