How much does the internet contribute to the economies of G20 countries?MUCH of the world may still (or again) be in recession, but the internet keeps growing—and so does its economic weight.
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The Hunger Games fascination is at a high-water mark, and this dystopian Young Adult novel is set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic, North America. While much of what was written isn’t geographically accurate, the capital and the districts that serve as its hinterland have numerous clues that connect with the current (and actual) geography of North America. Why not try to map it? While not an “accurate” project, this can be a fun way to infuse geography into an English class or vice versa. What would your map of Panem look like? How come?
The next urban agglomerations will be big, populated and crucial to the economy...
What is the future of urbanization in the United States? This article explains how regional metropolitan areas ('megapolitan') will increasingly become more important than isolated single-centered urban regions.
Maquiladoras are a well-known example of developed countries outsourcing factory work that is cited as a factor leading to de-industrialization in the Northeastern USA. While many geography classes discuss this macro spatial reorganization, this link challenges us to look at the micro spatial systems of maquiladoras that make them economically efficient. Some good graphs, maps and images.
What if the world's population were reduced to 100 people community?
Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to young learners. For more information see: http://www.miniature-earth.com/
Too often we have heard the answer "from the grocery store!" With more thought, the farm would be the next answer, but what kind of farm? Which farm? Where is coming from? All you need to arm your students to make the commodity chain more personal is the code on the carton and this link, and they are on their way to exploring the geography of industrial agriculture (more likely than not). This site is designed to help consumer become more aware of the geography of diary production and to get to know where the products that we are putting in are body are coming from. So, where does your milk come from?
Jakarta GlobeIndonesian Cities Join Global Movement to Go Dark for Earth HourJakarta GlobeTraffic flows around Jakarta's Hotel Indonesia (HI) roundabout whose lights have been turned off Earth Hour in Jakarta on March 26, 2011.
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