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We know when we’re being lazy thinkers

We know when we’re being lazy thinkers | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
Are we intellectually lazy? Yes we are, but we do know when we take the easy way out, according to a new study by Wim De Neys and colleagues, from the CNRS in France.

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New Zealand's Wild Haka

ESPN Video: In the USA-New Zealand FIBA matchup, the USA players are very confused by New Zealand's pregame Haka.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 3, 2014 9:03 AM

I've enjoyed the Haka, a ritualized war dance that the New Zealand teams often perform just before a match (and can't we argue that sports a form of ritualized warfare?).  The clash of cultural contexts is  of New Zealand and Team USA is what makes this video work for me. 

MsPerry's curator insight, September 6, 2014 4:37 PM

APHG-U3

Sarah Mahoney's curator insight, October 9, 2014 8:14 PM

Great example of cultural diversity

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Today’s key fact: you are probably wrong about almost everything

Today’s key fact: you are probably wrong about almost everything | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
Most people around the world are pretty bad when it comes to knowing the numbers behind the news. But how issues such as immigration are perceived can shape political opinion and promote misconceptions

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Immigation in the United States

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 6, 2014 10:43 PM

Do you think it's easy to come into the United States "the right way?"  That simply isn't an option that is even remotely available for many would-be migrants. 

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It's a tough job entering US ! I legally (of course ) tried ten years ago ! The US emabassy in Bucharest refused to give me a visa ! it's so frustrating ! no reason why ...
Adriene Mannas's curator insight, December 12, 2014 11:09 AM

Unit 2

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Mexico Has Brutally Choked Off The Flow Of Undocumented Immigrants Into The U.S.

Mexico Has Brutally Choked Off The Flow Of Undocumented Immigrants Into The U.S. | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it

"Once a pit stop on the long, dangerous trail north to the U.S. border, Tenosique has become ground zero for a remarkably successful push to cut off the flow of undocumented immigrants into the United States."

 

Grupo Beta [in Mexico] was established to provide food and medical assistance to migrants moving through the country to the United States. With facilities across the country along migratory routes, migrants have long become accustomed to seeking out the organization for help.

But since July, activists said that Grupo Beta workers in Tabasco and other border states have begun turning migrants into law enforcement. Several migrants in Tabasco said they had been targeted by law enforcement officials minutes after seeking out mobile Grupo Beta units providing food and water near the border.  The plan had an almost immediate impact.


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McDonald's International

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Tyler Anson's curator insight, January 21, 10:33 AM

It is really neat to see how McDonalds diffused around the world to fit in with local cultures. We've talked about this in class and how places such as India don't sell burgers that come from cows due to religious reasons. It is cool to see what foods different cultures see as the 'norm'.

Payton Sidney Dinwiddie 's curator insight, January 21, 9:40 PM

This shows that mmcdonals is a global industy . there are many mcdonalds everywhere they put a spin oncertain diishes to match their heritage like in japan instead of hamburger meat like we americans use the use crabs.It just really shows how far mcdonalds was changed from just starting in america to being featured all over the globe

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, January 22, 7:06 PM

I've lived and traveled to a few places especially Asia.  I've had the Ramen at McD's in Hawaii along with the Portugeuse sausage that comes with the big breakfast.  I've also experienced Japanese McD's.  It was nice to be able to find some of the regular food like a burger and fry at any McD's in the world, but I never ordered anything else. 

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What is Geography?


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Gordon de Snoo's curator insight, December 3, 2014 8:14 PM

More for senior school - but worthwhile for advanced students to see what can be done with Geography.

Mr. Twining's curator insight, December 8, 2014 11:38 AM

A Prezi that explains what the subject of geography is and how its more than just memorizing areas on a map. Geography and geology are central subjects for environmental science so its important to know what geography is and to dismiss any misconceptions. 

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 2, 5:57 PM

Great Prezi!

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Where in the World?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 3, 2014 8:35 AM

There are some beautiful images and places to be discovered through this quiz.  This set of aerial photographs challenges the reader to guess the country where the image was taken; even with two options, it's quite challenging.  This forces the reader to use context clues in the physical and human landscapes to make an education guess.  If you are looking for more, here are two quizzes (one and two) from the Atlantic, plus another from Joseph Kerski embedded into ArcGIS online .  To get students exploring more Google Earth images and saving their own finds, Stratocam is a great place to start.   


Tags: landscape, remote sensing, geospatial, trivia, games.

Helen Rowling's curator insight, December 9, 2014 6:33 PM

What a great way to explore the world through images.

Fathie Kundie's curator insight, January 8, 10:03 AM

اختبار في الجغرافيا.. عبارة عن صور مأخوذة من الجو .. حاول التعرف على الدول والمدن

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Feeding Our Hungry Planet

"By 2050, the world's population will likely increase 35 percent. But is growing more food the only option—or even the best? National Geographic investigates the challenges and solutions to feeding everyone on our planet, based on an eight-month series in National Geographic magazine. Visit http://natgeofood.com for ongoing coverage of food issues as we investigate the Future of Food today on World Food Day." Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, unit 5 agriculture.
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Truthbehere2's curator insight, October 17, 2014 10:30 AM

I think I might as well buy some land and plant my own huge garden for this crap coming up and have a fence around my yard too

Nancy Watson's curator insight, October 19, 2014 8:53 AM

Population increase is just part of the story. How do we feed everyone? How will we provide for the needs of everyone?  Can the earth sustain the use of her resources and the impact of our growing needs and output. First we must eat. Can we learn to do that wisely? 

Bella Reagan's curator insight, November 28, 2014 5:48 PM

Unit 2-Population

 

This video was about the growing population in the world and as a result the growing food demand. This video points out that even though more food production seems like the solution, instead other solutions are more logical. Solutions include reducing wastes, preserving forests, being more productive on current farms and more. It states that farming is a huge business but it goes towards more than growing food for people to eat but also for other things like animals and materials. The worlds population is growing and there needs to be a change in food industries to keep thriving. 

 

This relates to unit 2 about population since it is thinking of ways to adapt to the worlds growing population. By 2050 it is predicted that population will increase by 33% and something has to change about food in order for people to stay fed. There is too much food being wasted that if that could be decreased it could make a huge difference. The video made a good point that it's not that we need more food it's that we need to manage and prioritize production.  

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Population, Sustainability, and Malthus: Crash Course World History 215 - YouTube

In which John Green teaches you about population. So, how many people can reasonably live on the Earth? Thomas Malthus got it totally wrong in the 19th centu...

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Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012

Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012 | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
Track the flows of remittances worldwide in the year 2012 with this interactive.

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Too rich for its own good

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is potentially one of the richest countries on earth, but colonialism, slavery and corruption have turned it into one of the poorest

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Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, November 17, 2014 7:09 PM

This is a very good information for those people who do not know the situation in DR Congo (I include myself). Is very sad to see these kind of things or situation. The DR Congo is one of the richest countries on earth, but because of the colonialism , slavery and CORRUPTION have turned it into one of the poorest. This article mentions that there is a war in which at least more than 5 million of people have died. This historian, Dan Snow , is telling us how awful in the situation in DR Congo. In the end of this article, he answer many question made by the public, but the last question was the one that I find interesting. the question says if he could pick just one thing to change in Congo, what would be, he answer "The rule of law. People need protection when rights are violated, to start businesses and to find out where the money goes." I think that if that happen, life in DR Congo will be better.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 12, 2014 3:26 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a prime example of the long term effects of imperialistic resource exploitation. The DRC is blessed with an abundance of natural resources that could potentially make it incredibly wealthy. Unfortunately, foreign interest has created a disconnect between the DRC and its resources. Historically, imperialistic forces have stripped the country from any form of self-run government, causing power struggles between different indigenous peoples and a history of war, political chaos and corruption. Though it is no longer a colony controlled by a foreign country, international corporations are still using the unequal development in order to benefit while the country itself lies in shambles. 

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:49 AM

Through centuries of perpetual instability has led to the Congo's current squalid conditions. Because of the countries rich natural resources and massive size, its infrastructure was intentionally destroyed in order easier access to its natural wealth. This shows how abundant resources can be a negative factor, by attracting predatory foreigners who care nothing for the local populous. It also shows how important strong political and cultural structures are necessary to create cohesion and security in a country.

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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.

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50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
“With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to t...”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 8, 2014 1:37 PM

Because nothing beats seeing the world.  I've been to 9 of these cities and am eager to see many more.  How many have you been to?  What cities would you add to this list? 

MReese Geo's curator insight, July 10, 2014 10:17 AM

Only been to one city on this list and it was Las Vegas but would LOVE to vist pretty much all of these cities.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:04 PM

APG-MAPS

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Big increase in surgery to mend ‘flesh tunnel’ earlobes

Big increase in surgery to mend ‘flesh tunnel’ earlobes | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
The price of fashion: £1,800 to rebuild ears stretched by fashion

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 20, 2014 12:35 PM

What is culturally accepted in some circles and places, might be frowned upon in others.  Some twenty-somethings are realizing that corporate culture can be less forgiving about expressions of individuality than their friends were in high school.  What are some places that demand certain appearances?  How do you feel about these cultural norms and how they are informally enforced?

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Spot the Africa

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Trevor Noah joins The Best F#@king News Team Ever and challenges Jon to a game of Spot the Africa.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 6, 2014 3:24 PM

This has some very entertaining criticism, noting the problems in how Americans think about the continent of Africa...starting with the fact that we often treat it was one huge monolithic continent. 

Adriene Mannas's curator insight, December 12, 2014 11:09 AM

Unit???????????????????

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The Lost Boys, part one - YouTube

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world

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World Population Will Soar Higher Than Predicted

World Population Will Soar Higher Than Predicted | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
World population will hit nearly 11 billion by 2100

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India's Potty Problem

India's Potty Problem | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it

Which statement is true? 

 

A. 60% of all households without toilets in the world are in India.
B. India’s Muslims are less affected by the sanitation problem than Hindus.
C. India’s lack of toilets is worse than China’s.
D. Lack of toilets in India puts women at especially high risk.


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Brittany Ortiz's curator insight, December 1, 2014 5:22 PM

This is very sad to see and know about. Obviously you can see how the lack of sanitation can ultimately lead to innocent people dying or even getting a disease. It is very important to look at the data, and be able to build or giving more toilet to those in need in India. Not only should the Prime Minister do something, but so should those around them and try to help this need. You don't NEED technology, you NEED a toilet. 

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 14, 2014 11:00 AM

While many laugh at subjects like this, this is probably one of the largest issues that India faces today. India's cities as well as its populations  have been growing at alarming rates, making it nearly impossible for sanitation infrastructure to keep up. Almost half of India's population has to practice open defecation, going to the bathroom, or dumping excrement, in less desirable places. Many of the poorer areas are affected by this, because often times people are defecating or dumping in areas such as slums. Besides already having hard lives and poor living conditions, slums have to also deal with an increased rate of sickness due to fecal matter. Hindus are also more at risk because they sometimes view private latrines as unclean and unholy, so they make use of open defecating. India's development depends on increased sanitation measures. Especially since children are some of the most effected by this issue.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, January 24, 8:20 AM

These statements are true but still hard to believe. Showcases how technology can expand too rapidly and benefit the rich and leave the poor to live in squalor. How is it remotely possible to have more cell phones than toilets? This country can build out a network comprising of towers, service, and IT support, but can't provide basic, humane services to prevent disease and give the people decent living standards. Lack of sanitation can and will destroy the people who can least afford it. Politically, India needs to re-examine its priorities and start to provide basic needs to its people. Here's hoping they do just that....

 

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Feeding Our Hungry Planet

"By 2050, the world's population will likely increase 35 percent. But is growing more food the only option—or even the best? National Geographic investigates the challenges and solutions to feeding everyone on our planet, based on an eight-month series in National Geographic magazine. Visit http://natgeofood.com for ongoing coverage of food issues as we investigate the Future of Food today on World Food Day." Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, unit 5 agriculture.


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Truthbehere2's curator insight, October 17, 2014 10:30 AM

I think I might as well buy some land and plant my own huge garden for this crap coming up and have a fence around my yard too

Nancy Watson's curator insight, October 19, 2014 8:53 AM

Population increase is just part of the story. How do we feed everyone? How will we provide for the needs of everyone?  Can the earth sustain the use of her resources and the impact of our growing needs and output. First we must eat. Can we learn to do that wisely? 

Bella Reagan's curator insight, November 28, 2014 5:48 PM

Unit 2-Population

 

This video was about the growing population in the world and as a result the growing food demand. This video points out that even though more food production seems like the solution, instead other solutions are more logical. Solutions include reducing wastes, preserving forests, being more productive on current farms and more. It states that farming is a huge business but it goes towards more than growing food for people to eat but also for other things like animals and materials. The worlds population is growing and there needs to be a change in food industries to keep thriving. 

 

This relates to unit 2 about population since it is thinking of ways to adapt to the worlds growing population. By 2050 it is predicted that population will increase by 33% and something has to change about food in order for people to stay fed. There is too much food being wasted that if that could be decreased it could make a huge difference. The video made a good point that it's not that we need more food it's that we need to manage and prioritize production.  

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Defining 'the South'

Defining 'the South' | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
"The Southerners were considerably more certain of which states are their own. While the top few Midwest states barely pulled 80 percent of the vote, nearly 90 percent of respondents identified Georgia and Alabama as Southern, and more than 80 percent placed Mississippi and Louisiana in the South. South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and North Carolina all garnered above 60 percent."
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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 15, 2014 12:22 PM

When I think about the South, I do so in terms of culture. The "southern life style" that I have is extremely warped by being a resident of New England for so long. But when I consider what the South is I usually include the south eastern states until the top portion of Florida. As well as Virginia, Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Eastern Texas. Although Texas seems like it would be the quintessential example of the South, much of the state has a Latin influence that I do not associate with Southern culture.

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, November 1, 2014 10:40 PM

When I think of states that constitute as being a part of southern United States, I think of VA, NC, SC, GA, MS, AL, LA, TX, and FL. I never thought of KY as being a state a part of the south. Although its geographical location demonstrate it being relatively close to being in the south, I always thought of KY being a Midwest because of the weather similarities with states that are located in the Midwest.

Miles Gibson's curator insight, November 22, 2014 8:08 PM

Unit 1 nature and perspective of geography 

This map is a map of the p.o.v. of a surveyed group stating what they think the south is. They answered with suprising accuracy overall with some outliers. This map shows the stereotypes of the area that people deem it.

This relates to unit 1 because it shows a perceptual map of an area that isn't truly defined. This is a perceptual map because of its undefined borders and a level of accuracy at the personal level.

 

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Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S. | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
While the United States has the most total foreign-born residents, they make up a higher percentage of the population in most European countries and some Gulf states, as well as Canada and Australia.

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Emily Bian's curator insight, November 1, 2014 8:56 PM

United States has a lot of foreign born people, about 45.7 million, but is ranked only #65 in terms of percent of population being born as a foreign. While a bunch of people from the United States think that all immigrants want to move to the US, there are a lot more countries out there that have a bunch more immigrants. The US populations is about 15% immigrants, while New Zealand is about 25%. That's a lot of people! 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:08 AM

unit 2

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Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?

Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
A fascinating new look at the cultural differences between the 11 nations that make up North America.

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Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more

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18 "Geography Fail" Media Gaffes

18 "Geography Fail" Media Gaffes | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
Maps are hard. Not that hard, though.

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Jamie Strickland's curator insight, September 9, 2014 2:28 PM

Yet another resource to add to my "this is why we take map quizzes" lecture at the beginning of the semester!!

Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 14, 2014 11:33 AM

Unit 1 Geography Nature and Perspective. These people need perspective and a Geography course or two.

Scott Langston's curator insight, September 18, 2014 8:05 PM

I like the 'not that hard, though' tag.

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Where Do Borders Need to Be Redrawn? - Room for Debate

Where Do Borders Need to Be Redrawn? - Room for Debate | Human Geography CP | Scoop.it
“ What parts of the world should rethink their maps? Why and how?”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 7, 2014 11:28 AM

Maps are always changing as a new nation gets added and old lines cease to make sense. Territory is claimed and reclaimed.  This series of seven articles in the New York Times explores regional examples of how borders impacts places from a variety of scholarly perspectives.  Together, these article challenge student to reconsider the world map and to conceptualize conflicts within a spatial context.

 

Tags: bordersmapping, political, territoriality, sovereignty.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:53 AM

WOW, some really interesting thoughtdebate points here! very very unit 4

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:05 PM

APHG-U4