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Vikings Ep 1: Rites of Passage Full Episode - Vikings - HISTORY.com

Vikings Ep 1: Rites of Passage Full Episode - Vikings - HISTORY.com | Learning: English, Geog, History | Scoop.it
Surviving the barren north and driven by the gods of war, the Vikings raid for glory and survival. Viking warrior Ragnar dreams of riches and challenges the powerful Earl Haraldson to search for new lands.
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IEA - June:- Renewables to surpass gas by 2016 in the global power mix

IEA - June:- Renewables to surpass gas by 2016 in the global power mix | Learning: English, Geog, History | Scoop.it
The geography of renewable energy deployment is changing significantly. http://t.co/QoFkZvzNZQ #renewable #energy http://t.co/65Wg3Tn5re
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Weight Gain Ads from 1940s-1970s: Back When Curvy was the Norm!

Weight Gain Ads from 1940s-1970s: Back When Curvy was the Norm! | Learning: English, Geog, History | Scoop.it
Skinny was definitely NOT in back in the 1940s to 1970s. Don't believe us? Just check out these interesting and rather comical weight gain ads from those decades. One particular ad even stated that

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11 Horrifyingly Offensive Vintage Ads

11 Horrifyingly Offensive Vintage Ads | Learning: English, Geog, History | Scoop.it
Always wish you had dimples? There's a contraption for that.

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Always wish you had dimples? There's a contraption for that.

From the depths of our nightmares comes 11 vintage ads selling everything from sauna exercise suits to "chin reducers." According to the ads, women can be too skinny, too fat and too smelly -- basically any adjective, we can be too much of it. While shaming women into buying products is not a new phenomenon, these ads are more offensive -- and ridiculous -- than most. Southern California artist, Cynthia Petrovic, chronicles these vintage body-shaming images on her Do I Offend? blog.

These images illustrate how openly absurd advertisements once were, while also reminding us how much sexism sneaks into advertising today. And while we've made some progress, we still have a ways to go."


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Twitter / mmfa: Geography matters, particularly ...

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Geography matters, particularly if you're a news outlet that's trying to be taken seriously. #CNN http://t.co/0YkU1nmfMi
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A World Geography Game - Free Technology for Teachers

A World Geography Game - Free Technology for Teachers | Learning: English, Geog, History | Scoop.it
Last month I shared a handful of fun geography games as part of my list of resources for Geography Awareness Week. Where is...? is another good game to add to that list. This game uses a common concept for geography ...
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Geography in the News: Bananas, the Top Fruit - National Geographic

Geography in the News: Bananas, the Top Fruit - National Geographic | Learning: English, Geog, History | Scoop.it
Geography in the News: Bananas, the Top Fruit
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An interesting book published in 2012 detailed the life of Samuel “Sam the Banana Man” Zemurray.
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Geography in the News: The Growth of Megacities - National Geographic

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Geography in the News: The Growth of Megacities
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For the first time in human history, more of the world's 6.8 billion people live in cities than in rural areas.
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What We Mean When We Say Hello

What We Mean When We Say Hello | Learning: English, Geog, History | Scoop.it
The curious geography of American greetings. (The curious geography of American greetings http://t.co/AqHopx7PkV)
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Maree Whiteley is on Scoop.it since July 10, 2012 11:58 AM

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Egypt: An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever | SunnySkyz.com

Egypt: An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever | SunnySkyz.com | Learning: English, Geog, History | Scoop.it

The city of Heracleion was engulfed underwater 1500 years ago. This grand city had been mentioned by the Greek writer Herodotus, the 5th-century BC historian. He had told a wonderful tale of Helen of Troy, who traveled to Heracleion, then a port of 'great wealth', with her Trojan lover, Paris.

 

When French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio stumbled upon some relics, it led them to one of the greatest finds of the 21st century; a city underwater. The discovery took place when Goddio had been in search of Napoleon’s warships from the 1798 Battle of the Nile, when he had been defeated by Nelson in these very waters, but to his surprise, he stumbled upon this magnificent discovery.

 

The discoveries include the colossal statues of the Egyptian goddess Isis, the god Hapi, and an unidentified Egyptian pharaoh, all preserved in excellent condition by their muddy burial shroud. Along with these 16ft statues there are hundreds of smaller statues of Egyptian gods, among them the figures that guarded the temple where Cleopatra who was inaugurated as Queen of the Nile. Dozens of sarcophagi have also been found, containing the bodies of mummified animals sacrificed to Amun-Gereb, the supreme god of the Egyptians. Many amulets, or religious charms, have been unearthed, too, showing gods such as Isis, Osiris and Horus.

 

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 24, 2014 12:43 AM

It surprised me that a city of Heracleion was engulfed underwater for about 1500 years ago. Archaeologists discovered some of the statues of Egyptian gods in great conditions. Not only did they find statues, they also discovered dozens of sarcophagi that contained the bodies of mumified animals sacrificed to Amun-Gereb, the supreme god of hte Egyptians.

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:00 PM

I think the intigue behind the egyptian civilization is that, despite existing so long ago their civilization thrived in a harsh climat, did thing that are feats of engineering even by todays standards and although not a world power for the whole time the egyptian civilization (as we think of it) lasted for millenia

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Life expectancy for Indigenous Australians rises slightly - ABC Online

Life expectancy for Indigenous Australians rises slightly - ABC Online | Learning: English, Geog, History | Scoop.it
SBS Life expectancy for Indigenous Australians rises slightly ABC Online New figures show the life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has increased over the past five to seven years, slightly narrowing the gap compared to...
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