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Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth

Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth | Living |

Nice visual on differences in income, with associated paper.  No stats needed here; a simple exploratory/observational curiosity is all you need.  A great starter for classroom discussions/lab activities. Start with this primer where you can see the distinct difference.

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Christian Madison's curator insight, January 13, 4:28 PM

Well first of all I'd have to think on the bright side of life on the poor side. And on the other side, the rich side, I'd have to not take things for granted. On the poor side you'd have to use everything to it's limit and not waste a bit. While on the rich side it doesn't really matter that much.

Vivica Juarez's comment, January 13, 5:16 PM
@Sherryn Kottoor made some excellent points about the pictures. In the diagram, it shows the poor vs. the rich. It clearly proves how there is a big difference between the two. The rich have more access to things, that the poor don't. The poor are also not as fortunate when it comes to living and education.
Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 1:47 AM

useful for Year 8 and Year 11 Geography units.

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Flexible Urban Planning

mixed used train-tracks/market place...


I've used similar videos in my classes and students are usually quite shocked to see how a city like Bangkok, Thailand operates.  I've used this as a 'hook' for lessons of population growth, urbanization, economic development, sustainability, megacities and city planning. 

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megan b clement's comment, December 15, 2013 8:46 PM
The video starts off with a market and people throughout the market buying and selling products. A little into the video the whole market shuts down and clears out within second as a train passes through. It shows how places utilize every aspect of life. Taking a market that is also a train track at the same time.
Maegan Connor's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:08 PM

This video is unlike anything I've ever seen outside of a cartoon before. It does a complete transformation in less than twenty seconds.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 16, 2:28 PM

It is scary to see areas that use train-tracks as location for the marketplace. When the train approaches, people move inches away, and once the train has left, re-group and keep selling. Even tho this is a way of using areas for multiple things, it is very dangerous and i cant imagine that they foods and items don't get ruined and/or contaminated.