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The World Religions Tree

The World Religions Tree | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).

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CT Blake's curator insight, October 13, 9:15 AM

Gives students the idea of how complex the background of modern religions are.

Olivia G Torres's curator insight, November 30, 6:18 PM

This was super awesome!! It's a diagram that lets you zoom into the branches that are religion. Its really cool to see how different religions derived and how some are connected. I think it's really cool to see how many different branches have been made through out the years and just how far back religions went. I really like that you can see the long and sometimes lost roots of the religion.

Abby Laybourn's curator insight, December 10, 1:25 PM

Although this was kind of hard to read it was interesting to see how different religions are related and where they stem from. 

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Using Humor to Learn

Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani takes to the TEDxSummit stage in Doha, Qatar to take on serious issues in the Middle East -- like how many kisses to give when saying “Hi,” and what not to say on an American airplane.

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Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, October 30, 10:25 PM

This man is brilliant in getting some pretty serious points across.  Talking about a very serious issue with people can be really difficult to do, but Jobrani uses humor to get his point across.  He talks about the differences in greeting people in countries, and about how even in Qatar he couldn't find any Qataris that worked there.  Everyone seemed to be from another country that he encountered.  He also discussed the fear that Americans had for 'brown' people, not just Muslim's but just people who may appear to maybe look like a Muslim.  That's hard to hear, for anybody but with the use of his humor and talking about how you should throw random fun English words into your Arabic conversations and you'll be all set, it makes the whole situation a little bit easier to handle.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, November 4, 1:45 PM

Maz Jobrani uses population geography, political geography and cultural geography in his comedy. In Doha, Qatar there are massive influxes of workers leads to many of the workers in Qatar not being Qatari, he jokes about many different ethnicities greeting him when he got into Doha all of which are not Doha. This reflects real population geography changes taking place in Doha, because of its growing economy more people are going to Doha to work. He touches upon cultural differences in regards to the number of kisses each country in the Middle East is customary. As Westerners we tend to generalize the Middle East, Maz Jobrani challenges those stereotypes in his stand up and shed light on the predujices that Americans have with regards to people from the Middle East. His Hi-jack joke highlights just that.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, November 9, 9:27 PM

This video is interesting, in that, this comedian is tackling the subject of multiple cultures in the Middle East. Maz Jobrani illustrates the cultural differences between countries and how the Middle East is portrayed in the Western media, as a very serious society who never has any fun, but it shows the entire crowd (which was diverse) laughing and not fitting into that media stereotype.