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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.

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Maps are incredibly useful - far more than what you see on GoogleMaps! Look at what these maps can tell us about the world.

 

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Terheck's curator insight, January 26, 2014 5:58 AM

Une sélection de 40 cartes qui permettent de mieux comprendre notre monde.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:30 PM

When looking at this map there area few things that stick out to me and not just the colors. Fistly what I founf interesting was that South America in relation to where we live is quite different. For example, The US economic status is High Class at $12195 or more for most of the East and West Coast and then it is dull in the middle. These facts compared to South America where they are mostly upper middle class at around $3946-12185 and a portion of them are the lower middle class which rings in at around $886-3945.

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 2:39 PM

 On map 33, it shows the religious borders map of the different religions that are occupying certain areas of the Middle East. The area of Baghdad and east is mostly Shiite Islam and west of Baghdad is Sunni Islam. What I found to be most interesting is that even though Jerusalem is surrounded by many different religions they still celebrate Judaism. They are religiously protected by its borders. There is some sign of Sunni Islam being practices within their borders but it is mostly dominated by Judaism. 

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The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter

The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
And it’s not gender, age, income, race or religion.
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We have studied authoritarianism this term - see how people who demonstrate authoritarianism like Trump and what this might mean for the upcoming American election.

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How will $15M for shelters help women in Alberta?

How will $15M for shelters help women in Alberta? | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
It took three attempts before the young Edmonton mother summoned up the courage to leave her abusive husband for good. For four years Cara (not her real name) had walked on eggshells dodging the verbal, emotional and mental abuse.
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This is a great example of modern liberal government spending. What would be the response of the right to such use of tax dollars? 

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Federal election 2015: what the parties are promising | Toronto Star

Federal election 2015: what the parties are promising | Toronto Star | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
Keep track of the pledges made by the party leaders running in the 2015 federal election.
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Here's another media collection of party platforms to help you understand where the Canadian political parties are on the political/economic/social spectra.

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Editorial: The message of the Fahmy verdict

Editorial: The message of the Fahmy verdict | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
Mohamed Fahmy is not the only journalist in the world imprisoned on fake charges — far from it. His case is one of the most high-profile and brazen examples, though. He's a well-connected, widely s...
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Egypt claims to be a democracy - yet its system contains numerous examples of violations of liberalism - and thus should be considered illiberal. Typical of many such regimes is the use of the court system to silence the media who's job it is to hold the government accountable to their people. This editorial deals with a recent example of this practice. How democratic is Egypt given these actions? 

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Terry Glavin: Canada is watching Syria die

Terry Glavin: Canada is watching Syria die | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
With their homeland being reduced to an apocalyptic nightmare, among Syrian-Canadians, there is also an unquenchable sorrow.
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The question of accepting refugees into Canada (particularly from Syria, these days) is a volatile issue that reveals the deep divides between the right and the left. See if you can identify the ideological position of this writer and anticipate how the other side would respond.

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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, September 8, 2015 11:23 PM

A very emotional story of human tragedy that has been developing for months that has recently exploded into the Canadian consciousness. The reaction of the various political parties has been parsed and has led to some people changing their opinion on who they might vote for (at least this week).

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11 things you should know about China's stock market — and maybe economic — crisis

11 things you should know about China's stock market — and maybe economic — crisis | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
China's problems go much deeper than just its stock market.

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One of the things we will be discussing this year is the nature of economic systems - and the problems of the Chinese economy are playing havoc with the global economy - including Canada. It is really important that we learn what is going on so we can make the necessary economic decisions for the future.

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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, August 24, 2015 11:24 AM

This is where we're starting this year, in the shadow of what's been going on in China in the last couple of months. Likely you haven't been paying attention, which is fine and normal, but it's time that we should.

Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, September 15, 2015 6:41 PM

With over 1.4 billion people the Chinese impact on the world economy is immense. They seem to have been having their problems lately, what exactly might that mean for you?

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President Obama Delivers Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma Marches - YouTube

President Obama delivers remarks from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, marking the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery.

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This is an amazing speech. The 50th anniversary of the Selma marches was back in March and this speech demonstrates why they mattered so much to so many people facing discrimination in what was supposed to be a liberal America.

 

The speech itself demonstrates that, no mater what you think about Obama and his policies - damn, that man can deliver a speech!

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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, March 10, 2015 11:43 PM

Well worth watching in the context of what a political speech can be and what exactly society should do when faced with injustice. Also a great rhetorician at work in this speech.

Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, September 25, 2015 11:21 AM

Well worth watching in the context of what a political speech can be and what exactly society should do when faced with injustice. Also a great rhetorician at work in this speech.

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How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter

How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
"These scum have stolen the people's sport," Andrew Jennings said. "So, yes, it's nice to see the fear on their faces."

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We often talk about the importance of the press in terms of keeping governments accountable. The same is also true of other powerful organizations - as FIFA is now discovering!

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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, June 3, 2015 10:43 AM

The role of the press is often debated in our society. This is a story about how, given the right set of circumstances and some resources all sorts of things can happen that powerful people do not like. While it isn't dealing, directly, with a legal government, it is fair to say that FIFA represents a powerful international organization and it would seem one whose undoing began with good reporting. This story has some fascinating insights into how this was done. A longish, but excellent read.

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Bill C-51 for Dummies: What you should know

Bill C-51 for Dummies: What you should know | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
The scope of the Conservative government’s anti-terror legislation is broad, and it may be difficult hear what the real issues and concerns are amid the noise and clatter of politics in Ottawa.
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Bill C-51 is a very controversial piece of legislation. The government argues it is needed in order to combat the type of terrorism that struck Parliament back in October. Critics suggest it violates the civil rights of Canadians out of all proportion to the threat it is designed to deal with. Where do you stand?

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Education

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Build schools, protect our teachers and reduce class sizes Reverse the PCs’ cuts to education and guarantee per-student funding to match population growth and inflation. Invest in new schools to...
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This is a great site to go to in order to compare the party platforms as you prepare to determine your own party allegiance for the upcoming Alberta election.

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Andrew Coyne: Crossing the Rubicon, Supreme Court seems eerily complacent about ramifications of assisted suicide ruling

Andrew Coyne: Crossing the Rubicon, Supreme Court seems eerily complacent about ramifications of assisted suicide ruling | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
It is not in the administration of the law that I fear we will see the 'slippery slope' at work so much as it is in its interpretation
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The question of assisted suicide is a deeply divisive one. It very much reflects the question of how the government should act in terms of protecting life as well as which rights (the right to choose vs. the right to life) should supercede which other ones. This editorial demonstrates concern, not only about the issue of assisted suicide, but about the question of the power that the unelected Supreme Court has over the elected Parliament of Canada

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Cartoonists Around The World Respond To The Attack On ‘Charlie Hebdo’

Cartoonists Around The World Respond To The Attack On ‘Charlie Hebdo’ | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
The pen is mightier than the sword.
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Some angry and poignant reactions to the Paris murders. For the most part, the anger exists not only for the deaths of friends and colleagues, but at the attack on democratic freedoms.

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World War I in Photos: A Century Later

World War I in Photos: A Century Later | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps of Europe, and set the stage for the 20th Century.
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This year is the 100th anniversary of the Great War - WWI. This article provides a somber reminder of the legacies of that war...

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What ISIS Really Wants

What ISIS Really Wants | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
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This is an excellent article demonstrating the origins, beliefs and goals of ISIS (Daesh). Given the effects that this surprisingly small group of fanatics is having on our liberal democracy, it is important to try and understand what they are all about.

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Niqab ban at citizenship ceremonies unlawful, as Ottawa loses appeal

Niqab ban at citizenship ceremonies unlawful, as Ottawa loses appeal | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
The federal government has lost its appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down a ban on wearing niqabs at citizenship ceremonies. The ruling comes in time for the woman at the centre of the case to take her oath and vote on Oct. 19.
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Should muslim women be required to show their faces in order to be sworn in as Canadian citizens? Harper thinks so... but the courts disagree. This issue reflects numerous liberal issues - freedom of religion, privacy rights, freedom of speech and security. What do you think?

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Everything you need to know about the parties’ platforms, from taxes and terrorism to the environment

Everything you need to know about the parties’ platforms, from taxes and terrorism to the environment | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
Here’s your guide to the four main parties’ record and pledges as the campaign begins
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This is an excellent summary of the campaign promises and party platforms of the four main combatants in the current Canadian federal election. What values and beliefs do these platforms reflect? Where would they put the parties on the political/economic spectrum? Can you see any contradictions? 

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The defiant Kim Davis, the Ky. clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses

The defiant Kim Davis, the Ky. clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
When she was elected clerk in a rural Kentucky county, Davis vowed to "follow the statutes of this office to the letter." But now she faces misconduct charges and the scrutiny of the country for her stance on gay marriage.
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One of the problems faced by liberals is what to do when freedoms conflict. This is just such an example - freedom of religion vs. freedom of speech vs. freedom from discrimination. 

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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, September 8, 2015 11:18 PM

What do we do in a 'free' society when someone's sincerely held eblief clash with someone else's legally held expectations from government. This case has even attracted the intervention of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the side of Ms. Davis. An extremely interesting case.

Miya Midgett's curator insight, October 28, 2015 10:51 PM

On September 8th, 2015, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, refused to issue a marriage license to a homosexual couple. In June 2015, the Supreme Court issued gay marriage to become legal nationwide. When Kim Davis heard of the news, she had asked to be exempt from this law as it "interferes with [her] religious beliefs." Many were angered at this because it's their tax dollars that pay her salary. The homosexual couple, leaning over her desk, told her they were paying her to watch her discriminate against them as others were yelling for her to do the job she signed up for- marrying couples. As recalled, the job description wasn't "marry only straight couples." However, Kim Davis walked away from the couple, refusing to marry them and in result, ending up in a jail cell awaiting trial.

I believe this relates to Government for several reasons; it involves a law being disobeyed, it involves discrimination against sexuality, and although it involves freedom of religion, our first amendment, I still believe her act was incredibly ridiculous. In America, everyone is 'equal.' Her job is to marry everyone regardless of sexuality and the gender of partners, if she doesn't like it, it's time to either resign, or bury herself in that jail cell. Like freedom of speech, it can only go to a certain extent- once it reaches the point of breaking the law, action is taken.

This shows Kim Davis's bias against gays.

 

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First Nations leader says he has never voted federally – but wants others to

First Nations leader says he has never voted federally – but wants others to | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
Despite repeatedly calling on aboriginal voters to participate in October’s federal election, the head of the Assembly of First Nations says he has never cast a federal ballot – and “may or may not...
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One of the most important responsibilities of citizens in liberal democracies is to help chose who will form the government through voting. It is part of the foundation of active citizenship. Yet many Canadian citizens refuse to vote. This article points out the irony of a First Nations leader encouraging his people to vote (in order to have an influence on the government) while refusing to do so himself.

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Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its 'zero tolerance' for Israel boycotters

Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its 'zero tolerance' for Israel boycotters | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel, Neil Macdonald reports. Such a move could target a range of civil organizations, from churches to labour unions.
Mr. Lavold's insight:

At the same time that the Canadian government supports standing up to Muslim extremism and attacks on western press such as Charlie Hedbo who attack Islam under the guise of freedom of speech, Harper's government is claiming that those who oppose Israel are promoting hate speech. Is freedom of speech absolute when it comes to who one supports or do not? Consider this situation.

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Analysis: How the Alberta Progressive Conservative dynasty fell

Analysis: How the Alberta Progressive Conservative dynasty fell | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
After four decades of Conservative rule, Albertans on Tuesday handed a landslide victory to Rachel Notley’s NDP, shattering the Tory dynasty and leading many to wonder: How did this happen? In the days leading up to the election, even the most seasoned political observers refused to call it for the NDP, despite overwhelming public opinion polls, packed NDP political rallies and a sea of orange campaign signs across the province.

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This is an outstanding look at why the victory of the NDP on May 5 may not be as shocking as it may have appeared at the time. There were many reasons why Albertans decided that it was time for a change - and it was much more than just scandals that made it happen. Decide for yourself.

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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, May 6, 2015 3:50 PM

This is as good an overview as you're going to get about this election. Very well detailed with some extremely salient points. Worth the read to remember that it was more than one line #mathishard or one misstep that brought down a dynastic governing party.

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Rumsfeld admits Bush was wrong pushing democracy on Iraq

Rumsfeld admits Bush was wrong pushing democracy on Iraq | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
Former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has said that George W. Bush was wrong to try and push democracy on Iraq and that NATO has become unfit to deal with modern threats and should be replaced by a more global alliance to fight Islamist extremism.
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While RT tends to have an anti-American (and pro-Russian) bias, this is an interesting look at how some Americans are having second thoughts about the idea of the U.S. pushing democracy throughout the world.

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PressReader - Connecting People Through News

PressReader - Connecting People Through News | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
Connecting People through News. All-you-can-read digital newsstand with thousands of the world’s most popular newspapers and magazines. Vast selection of top stories in full-content format available for free.
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Voter apathy is a serious problem in mature democracies. This article examines the likely turnout in the upcoming Alberta election and compares it with the turnout in other democracies such as Australia, which has a 90%+ turnout because voting is a legal requirement. Do you agree?

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Rise of the health truthers: Medical skeptics and conspiracists in search of certainty in a confusing world

Rise of the health truthers: Medical skeptics and conspiracists in search of certainty in a confusing world | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
Health trutherism 'functions like religious faith used to function.' It mixes fear and hope into a single motivation, and it is impervious to worldly arguments
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Freedom of speech and freedom to choose - these are considered to be fundamental rights in a liberal society. But what happens when the expression of these freedoms cause harm to others? Should parents be free to refuse to have their children vaccinated if this endangers society as a whole? 

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Den Tandt: Ruling on physician-assisted suicide will put MPs in awkward position

Den Tandt: Ruling on physician-assisted suicide will put MPs in awkward position | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
Despite MPs’ strenuous efforts to avoid ever talking about what used to be called “deeply felt matters of faith and morals,” such a discussion is now upon them, courtesy of the Supreme Court of Canada, which Friday morning delivers its […]
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The question of doctor-assisted suicide raises difficult questions about the role governments should play in issues related to deeply-held moral beliefs. Should the government have the right to prevent us from making personal choices regarding when we die? Under what circumstances? With whose help? Suicide is not illegal yet it is to help someone take their own life. Is that constitutional? This article explores the issue as the Canadian Supreme Court prepares to make its own ruling on this issue.

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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, February 6, 2015 11:25 AM

A point of view on today's events talking about the problems in bringing this issue to the floor of the House of Commons.

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Edmonton Journal editorial cartoonist Malcolm Mayes reacts to Paris terrorist attack

Edmonton Journal editorial cartoonist Malcolm Mayes reacts to Paris terrorist attack | Lavold's Social Studies 30-1 | Scoop.it
Twelve people died Wednesday after masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, as staff sat in an editorial meeting. Eight journalists, a guest and two police officers were killed. The paper has caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, and its depictions of Islam have previously drawn condemnation and threats.
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The Paris massacre on Jan. 7 were a direct attack on democratic principles, particularly freedom of speech. The cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo were using their cartoons to poke fun at issues in ways that were insulting to Islam. This article contains an interview with an Edmonton political cartoonist who provides insights about the importance of the media (and cartooning) to democracy.

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