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President's Day

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"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."   

 

-President Barack Obama


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 15, 1:49 PM

Thanks to the NCGE for reminding me of this great quote.  In 2012 President Obama participated in National Geographic Bee to to "celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives."  If you want the video of President Obama saying this quote, click here.  

 

Tags: Geography, Geography Education, video, geo-inspiration.

Pierre Mongin 's curator insight, February 28, 2:25 AM

L'Étude de la géographie sert à comprendre la complexité du monde et s'appuie sur les cartes y inclus mentales pour voir la globalité . 

Niall Conway's curator insight, March 16, 1:41 PM

Thanks to the NCGE for reminding me of this great quote.  In 2012 President Obama participated in National Geographic Bee to to "celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives."  If you want the video of President Obama saying this quote, click here.  

 

Tags: Geography, Geography Education, video, geo-inspiration.

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Spreiding van ISIS Attacks in de wereld

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At least a dozen countries have had attacks since the Islamic State, or ISIS, began to pursue a global strategy in the summer of 2014.

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Chelsea Martines's curator insight, November 21, 2015 3:41 PM
The Paris attacks from ISIS are now being discovered as linked to other attacks that ISIS has planned out. They have up until now according to the article, done 'lone wolf' attacks and now are changing to bigger and city kind of attacks across the globe. They are taking over much of the Middle East and Africa, in hopes to make that area chaotic enough to start more global conflict and another world war, accoring to the article. There have been studies and research in tracking ISIS and they have found that attacks in many other cities in the world have been inspired by ISIS as well.
Matthew Richmond's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:23 PM

These maps were very helpful in understanding the spread and threat of ISIS. It also helps the understanding of just what a wide range of places they have attacked is. They are capable of striking much of the world in the name of fundamentalism. However, the video of Muslim's chanting is one of those things that can kind of turn down the fear, especially of admitting refugees, that has gripped much of the world. We are as safe as we can be, but idea's are bulletproof and there's no end in sight to the elimination of Islamic Fundamentalism.

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, December 4, 2015 10:55 AM

Read this article and fill out your Socratic seminar question sheet for the inner/outer circle on Tues, Dec 8

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Hoe kon het zo mislopen met het waterbeheer in Bosnië?

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De overstromingen in Bosnië en Servië laten diepe sporen na. In Doboj, in het noorden van Bosnië, stond in het centrum zeven meter ...
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Wat het verlies van de Krim eigenlijk betekent voor Oekraïne..

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"In symbolic terms, it's a huge loss. The Crimean Peninsula holds an important place in the region's history, and the inability to prevent the region from joining Russia is a serious test of leadership for the new Ukrainian government in Kiev.

In practical terms, however, what Crimea means for Ukraine is less clear. In an article last week, The Post's Will Englund noted that Crimea may end up costing Russia more than it might like. And what does Ukraine really lose?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 24, 2014 12:35 PM

We often view global affairs through our own little prism, considering how it affects us.  So much of the discussion has revolved around Russia and the West in general (and the U.S. specifically), that Ukraine almost gets lost in the shuffle.  All this amid news that the acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister has said that the possibility of war "is growing."

Tag: Ukraine, political, conflict, devolution.

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Alle landen die bijdragen aan een pot Nutella chocolade: globalisering in een wikkel

Alle landen die bijdragen aan een pot Nutella chocolade: globalisering in een wikkel | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it

Turkse hazelnoot, Nigeriaanse cacao, palmolie uit Maleisië, Braziliaanse suiker......het wordt niet alleen in 75 landen verkocht , maar heeft ook vele landen nodig om geproduceerd te kunnen worden. Globalisering in optima forma. 


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, January 28, 2014 1:26 PM

Some things that we take for granted are and come from all over the world. As you said in last class just because something says that it is not made in China doesnt mean that their arent any resources that the company used to creat the item that didn't come from China or any other power house place. In this case the Palm Oil comesd from Malaysia, Hazelnut comes from Turkey, Cocoa from Nigeria, Vainilla from Brazil and, Vainilla and Sugar from France.

Mrs Parkinson's curator insight, February 12, 2014 3:48 PM

GCSE Globalisation info - great case study

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:55 AM

I was surprised to see how many countries contribute to s single jar of nutella. I have always assumed it came straight from Italy just because it is an Italian commodity. It is a positive thing to see because you look at the commerce and trade that is generated throughout the world through this one brand alone

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Coriolis effect

Imagine you’re on a merry-go-round and you want to pass a ball to someone opposite to you. Looking from above, the ball will travel in a straight line, but to you it will seem to curve in towards them.
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Coriolis Force

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A short video explaining the Coriolis Effect starring several graduate students from the University of Illinois.
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8 maps that explain why Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines so hard

8 maps that explain why Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines so hard | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
From climate change to the government's preparation to the size of the storm itself, told in maps.
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Report on climate change depicts a planet in peril

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Climate change will disrupt not only the natural world but also society, posing risks to the world's economy and the food and water supply and contributing to violent conflict, an international panel of scientists says.


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Typhoon Haiyan Before & After - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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View interactive before and after images showing the devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused in Tacloban City, Philippines.
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Mapping Europe's war on immigration

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Europe has built a fortress around itself to protect itself from ‘illegal' immigration from the South, from peoples fleeing civil war, conflict and devastating poverty. The story is best understood through maps.

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Marist Geography's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:05 AM

This shows how Europe controlles entry into its borders. With MEDC's being favoured over LEDC's

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A "Café géographique" with Philippe Rekacewicz" in ST Dié des Vosges for the International Festival of Geography. https://www.facebook.com/events/462634527184992/
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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

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Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 1:04 AM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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Geography Right Here. Right Now.

Amazing facts for a Geography of the 21st Century. See www.geography.org.uk See www.pupilvision.com


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:26 PM
What is Geography? Why teach Geography?
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Calming Your Brain During Conflict

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Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat. In our modern context, we don’t fight like a badger with a coyote, or run away like a rabbit from a fox. But our basic impulse to protect ourselves is automatic and unconscious.

 

Here are four steps to get out of “fight or flight" mode.

 

 


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Bettina Thompson's curator insight, December 29, 2015 6:51 PM

Excellent insight, advice  and 2016 goal:

To practice mindfulness in all interactions. 

Wishing this for all!

Seeking to soak the marrow out of the authentic good life - xo

The Life Sponge

Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 30, 2015 2:05 PM

Great tips for those difficult conversations 

Brenda Wadey's curator insight, January 5, 11:29 AM

as a recent adopter of mindfulness, this is an interesting article and practical guide. 

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Ebola en de 'mental map' van Afrika.

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Despite the Ebola outbreak currently only affecting three countries that together make up less than 2% of the total area of Africa, the perception among some is that the entire continent of Africa is currently at risk.

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Modderstromen en kappen van bomen.....relatie!

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Al jaren lang mocht er bos gekapt worden boven het gebied  in de staat Washington waar de  grond naar beneden kwam zetten. Risico ingecalculeerd of was er geen kennis?


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Geofreak's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:39 PM

Mijnbouw en aardverschuivingen, een goede combinatie ...... 

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:48 AM

There are several reasons for mudslides--some are purely a result of physical geography and others are related to land use patterns.  This last week's mudslide in Washington state was a combination of the two and although this impacts one place (see on map), it is a good teaching moment to discuss the environmental impacts of land use patterns and resource extraction projects.  As seen in this interactive, the river was cutting at the base of the hill, while loggers were clear-cutting at the top of the mountain.  Trees help prevent erosion as the roots hold the soil in place--a critical piece to the puzzle in a very rainy climate.  With $1 million worth of timber on the slope, logging companies persisted despite objections from the Department of Natural Resources and some restrictions (but in hindsight, those restrictions clearly were not enough). 

 

View the impact in ArcGIS online: Before and After Swipe, LiDAR I and II, and Imagery.

 

Questions to Consider: Other than economic worth, what other ways are there to value and evaluate the environment?  How could this landscape have been protected and managed better or was this mudslide inevitable?   

El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, April 18, 2014 12:03 AM

Working on an Inquiry of recent natural disasters with first grader.  

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Het weer in kaart

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WeatherSpark: beautiful weather graphs and maps making in-depth weather information easily accessible.

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Jose Sepulveda's comment, July 4, 2013 12:07 PM
Nice class material
Louis Culotta's curator insight, July 7, 2013 6:44 AM

Thiis s some great information on weather stats and tracking storms statistics and seasonal trends of general weather events.Thanks

David Madrid's curator insight, July 25, 2013 8:33 PM

Graficos y clima juntos

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Watch "Climate change is happening now: Dr. Marshall Shepherd at TEDxAtlanta" Video at TEDxTalks

“We have to accept that we can’t cherry pick the data.”

It might seem easy to write off global warming as a crisis that isn’t yet affecting us. However, says Dr.
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NASA Jet Stream Animation

Courtesy: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center - Meandering around the planet like a rollicking roller coaster in the sky, the Northern Hemisphere's polar jet st...
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Emergency relief from various countries for the Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

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Donations poured in from various countries in order to help aid the victims and survivors of typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda). "We hope that our government will ensure that they go straight to the very people who badly need the help and right recipients."


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The Inequality of Climate Change

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The typhoon that ravaged the Philippines underscores what many development experts say is a cruel truth about climate change: It will hit the world’s poorest the hardest.
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Interactive Hunger Map

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From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 870 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a healthy, productive life.

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Jemma Tanner's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:56 PM
I really liked this map because it's easy to read and is interactive. This would work really well on the SmartBoard because it's easily accessible for both the students and teacher. This resource could be adapted into a lesson where the students must choose either a red or burgundy country and complete a research project on why these countries have such high levels of hunger. You could also do group presentations on their findings so the whole class gets an overall view of developing countries. The great thing about this map is that it's very basic and can be used in younger grade levels without adjustment.
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Picture of the Day: Amsterdam from Above

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Amsterdam fans out south from the Amsterdam Centraal railway station. The oldest area of the town is known as de Wallen (the quays). Seen in the image above is the 17th century canal ring area of Amsterdam. The city has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. [Source]

 

Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands with a population of 805,166 within the city-proper, 1,563,141 in the urban region and 2,349,870 in the greater metropolitan area. It is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. [Source]


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Al Picozzi's curator insight, November 6, 2013 8:09 PM

Amazing picture.  Also amazing is the technolgy that was used in the 12th century to keep the ocean out of this beautiful place.  Imagine the cost of a project like that in today's dollars or Euros. 

Mathijs Booden's comment, November 7, 2013 3:07 AM
The best thing about this view is the lack of high-rise buildings in the city centre.<br><br>@Al: the water body in the distance is not the ocean yet although it used to be. It's the Markerwaard, which is separated by two dikes from the North Sea and used to be a connected to the North Sea until early 20th century engineering efforts. The dike building was not directly aimed at protecting Amsterdam, but rather at reclaiming new land for agriculture. The Markerwaard (and IJsselmeer are now viewed as more important for recreation and water management and were never fully turned into polders.
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How Many Countries Are There?


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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, November 3, 2013 8:12 PM

This is one of those frequently asked questions in Geography class that sometimes results in increased confusion. The maker of this video has summed it up nicely.

Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:44 AM

What makes a country a country is if they play by the rules, of other soverin nations on a global scale and follow the rules. Most countries recieve taxes from their citizens, have a military and a recognized as a soverin. Not every body of land is a country but are also properties controlled by other countries. There are countries in the South Pacific. In North, South America, Europe, and Asia, and bevcause of politcal geopgrahpy nations sizes are changing often and new countries are usually created from theis process

 

Mrs. B's curator insight, February 15, 2014 9:44 AM

193....except........