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Pictures: 3,000 Ancient Buddhas Unearthed in China

Pictures: 3,000 Ancient Buddhas Unearthed in China | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Found at the site of an ancient Chinese city, the 1,500-year-old statues—some life-size—may have been buried by temple officials.
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Does China Own The US? « Maps of World

Infographic on our debt with China


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What Does 'Eco-Friendly' Really Mean? (Infographic)

What Does 'Eco-Friendly' Really Mean? (Infographic) | Human Geography | Scoop.it
All natural this, biodegradable that... labels can be overwhelming. Especially when companies give us reasons to believe they're not always honest. The (What Does ‘Eco-Friendly’ Really Mean?
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Up In Smoke - The Economist Film Project

Up In Smoke - The Economist Film Project | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The slash and burn method of subsistence agriculture, practiced by between 250-500 million farmers worldwide, has been a growing environmental problem for many decades.
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Digital shopkeepers

Digital shopkeepers | Human Geography | Scoop.it
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 Miniature Earth Project

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Miniature Earth. What if the population of the world were reduced into a community of only 100 people?

 

Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this infographic and website attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to young learners. 


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Emma Lupo's curator insight, October 21, 2014 1:10 AM

Intro to liveability

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Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled | Food | AlterNet

Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled | Food | AlterNet | Human Geography | Scoop.it
What it really comes down to this: Elected officials are abandoning the public interest and public will in the face of corporate intimidation.
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Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms --HGP Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms --HGP Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Overview of GM foods, crops, organisms. Pros and cons of genetic modification.
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A Cartographic Rendering of Panem

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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?


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jpainter's comment, March 25, 2012 9:14 PM
I have a lesson based on this and alliances on my website https://sites.google.com/a/salem.k12.va.us/painter/home/ideas-for-teachers
Seth Dixon's comment, March 25, 2012 9:48 PM
@jpainter: I love it! Thank you so much for sharing.
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The Emerging and Interconnected 'Megapolitan' Regions

The Emerging and Interconnected 'Megapolitan' Regions | Human Geography | Scoop.it
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. 


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Border Economies: the Maquiladora Export Landscape

Border Economies: the Maquiladora Export Landscape | Human Geography | Scoop.it

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.  


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Derek Ethier's comment, September 20, 2012 10:15 PM
Developed countries outsourcing jobs has become largely beneficial for developing countries. In the case of Mexico, the residents are given new opportunities in manufacturing jobs that they may have never had before. The industrialization of the border area can only lead to increasing development and hopefully a better standard of living for citizens. Unfortunately, it has the exact opposite effect on the U.S., which is giving away jobs.
Joshua Choiniere's comment, September 26, 2012 11:14 AM
This article is displaying the postive and negative side effects that these Maquiladoras have upon the development of stronger economic economies for such countries as Mexico. These buisnesss that invest in the border of Mexico allow these towns/cities to grow and become industrilized. This provides low skill work for the people of Mexico but the logistics of the companies are still being done in the country that has invested in these places. This is good because it lets countries like the United States keep educated/high paying jobs in the States. The negative aspect is that the only jobs the Mexicans recieve are the low paying uneducated type. However still it has postives for both countries and its something we must get used to because its the way of the future.
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Automakers rethink ‘just-in-time’ parts supplies as crises put production at risk

Automakers rethink ‘just-in-time’ parts supplies as crises put production at risk | Human Geography | Scoop.it
DETROIT — For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. automakers are questioning a pillar of manufacturing: The practice of bringing parts to assembly lines right before they’re used.

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20 years of slang [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

20 years of slang [infographic] - Holy Kaw! | Human Geography | Scoop.it
RT @GuyKawasaki: 20 years of slang [infographic] http://t.co/kb1ddhng...
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If the World Where a Village of 100 People...

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/


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New York to Beijing in two hours without leaving the ground?

New York to Beijing in two hours without leaving the ground? | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Time space compression...

 

New York to Beijing in two hours would be possible on vacuum maglev trains according to those behind the ET3 (Evacuated Tube Transport) concept.

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Shanghai: 1990 vs. 2010

Shanghai: 1990 vs. 2010 | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Globalization has hit...hard and fast. 


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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 14, 2015 4:19 PM

Shanghai China, a global transportatio hub has grown tremendously into a megaity within 20 years. This is due to the high imports and the location on the river. This created a high import rate and a low wage rate. Because of this they were able to build this city into a megacity.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 8:22 PM
Wow! All I can say is Wow! Shanghai overall in every way is highly indistinguishable from what it was in 1990. On the far side it is minimally developed and on the close side it has what looks to be a fairly modern city for the 90s. Take a jump twenty years and it is as if it was built the way it looks currently Even the side closest that was developed in the 90s, looks like it was scrapped and rebuilt to be even more modern, a mega city. Because of its strategic location and has a river for transportation, it is a transportation hub, which is why it has the money to do what it does.
Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 15, 2015 12:46 AM

These two images are perhaps a goo example of how globalization has developed over Shanghai in just 20 years. The images show how once greener and more spacious the region looked before in 1990, and the other image shows how technology has developed and become an important priority to the people. There are huge tall buildings located in the area and the other natural source seen is the body of water surrounding some of the tallest buildings in the area. There is no longer any trees which is also a sign of how un-important or how simple to was for the Shanghai to knock them down to simply make more buildings. The concept shows how business has developed in the region but also shows the potentially jobs located here as well. Overall, this part of Shanghai is very economically stable but it is also important to see outside of the heart of the buildings. 

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How the Food Industry Fights to Keep Us Sick (Video)

How the Food Industry Fights to Keep Us Sick (Video) | Human Geography | Scoop.it
"I have $60,000 in this attache case and I want to give it to you if you will leave the word cancer out of any mention in the Red Cross course."...
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Where is my Milk From?

Where is my Milk From? | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Find out which dairy your milk comes from!

 

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? 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 3, 2013 6:20 PM

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 it 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.  My milk (consumed in Cranston, RI) is from Guida's Milk and Ice Cream from New Britain, CT.  So, where does your milk come from?

Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:39 PM

I loved reading about this site and there idea. its so ture that too often we say "from the grochry store" when asked were this cheese or food product is from. However acutlly knowing that animal that produced the food, before it was packed and shipped out, is a very cool things that technollagy in the 21st century  is allowing us to do. Its funny when i was on my study abrod trip in mexico and we bought some goat cheese from a rancho there,, i tried to ask how he made it, but he thought i ment who made it and he walked me over and pointed to the goat that he had gotten it from. 

Miles Gibson's curator insight, March 16, 2015 12:31 AM

Unit 5 agriculture 

This article explains how the milk of the local markets and stores may not be as local as it seems. It can actually travel far ways and many miles to reach your destination and can actually be possibly expired before it gets to you in some areas.

This relates to unit 5 because it shows how the von thunen model shows the relevancy of short distance travel of milk and is negated when the milk is shipped from other areas. This overall theory is proven valid in the fact that ranching is a farther output than produce and therefore is relatable due to the fact the vegetation is conservative from a more local aspect.

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Responsibly Grown and Fair Trade Coffee

Responsibly Grown and Fair Trade Coffee | Human Geography | Scoop.it

"...Suppliers must submit evidence of payments made throughout the coffee supply chain to demonstrate how much of the price that Starbucks pays for green (unroasted) coffee gets to the farmer."

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Indonesian Cities Join Global Movement to Go Dark for Earth Hour - Jakarta Globe

Indonesian Cities Join Global Movement to Go Dark for Earth Hour - Jakarta Globe | Human Geography | Scoop.it
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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