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Geography for the learners of Masada College, Sydney http://www.masadageo.weebly.com
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How the Chinese Government Profits From the One-Child Policy

How the Chinese Government Profits From the One-Child Policy | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Despite the demographic challenges presented by the three-decade old policy, local governments depend on child birth penalties to balance budgets and boost the income of politicians. 
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11 Shocking Google Earth Before-and-After Photos

11 Shocking Google Earth Before-and-After Photos | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
With Google Earth's sliding time-lapse tool, you'll see the shocking effects of bustling development, natural disasters, explosions and terror attacks.

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'World's largest volcano' discovered

'World's largest volcano' discovered | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists say that they have discovered the single largest volcano in the world, a dead colossus deep beneath the Pacific waves.
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Ultimate factories: Coca Cola

nat geo programme about the coke factory and the manufacturing process of coke...

 

Where is Coca Cola produced?  Some products are bulk losing some are bulk gaining in the manufacturing process.  Coca Cola and their containers represent bulk gaining products.  Although not the focus of this video, what is the geography behind where these factories are located?  How would this geographic pattern change if this were are bulk losing industry?  What are examples of bulk gaining and bulk losing industries?  Why are glass bottles not manufactured in the United States? 


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Madison Roth's curator insight, January 20, 7:58 PM
This video relates to my current AP human geography class because we are learning about industries and it is speaking of the coke industry. This, more specifically, is a bulk-gaining industry and is placed strategically based on all factors (situation and site). I think that the coca-cola industries are growing rapidly as stated in the video. Also, that the plants are placed nicely (closer to consumers to avoid transportation costs) taking into consideration the amount of coke needed to be produced and the countless factories relative to each other.
Angel Peeples's curator insight, January 20, 8:03 PM
  This is related to world cultural geography by being an industry. A industry is a economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories. Coca Cola is a huge industry that makes billions of dollars a year, 1.6 billion people reaches for a coca cola a day! This industry is a bulk gaining industry, the ingredients don't weight that much but when you put it all together it weighs quite a lot because of this the transportation cost would be to great for going a long distance so they must be closer to the markets instead of the inputs. This article is mostly about how Coca Cola is made and about all the factories worldwide to meet their growing demand.   
Rebecca Cooler's curator insight, January 20, 9:45 PM
This article relates to the topic because in human geography industries are described as either bulk gaining or bulk reducing. My opinion on the topic is that this would be a bulk gaining industry because it's adding bulk.
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Vietnam online law comes into force

Vietnam online law comes into force | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
A law banning social media from discussing current affairs comes into effect in Vietnam, restricting users to sharing personal information only.
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THIS IS AFRICA

In March 2013 I took a trip to Uganda and Tanzania with two of my siblings to visit my sister who was volunteering at the time for Jenga, a community development…
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Huge canyon under Greenland ice

Huge canyon under Greenland ice | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
One of the biggest canyons in the world has been found beneath the ice sheet that smothers most of Greenland.
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Contrasting fates of Syria's refugees

Contrasting fates of Syria's refugees | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The BBC's Jim Muir compares how the thousands of Syrian refugees have been received in Iraqi Kurdistan and in Lebanon.
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Do you want to live in a smart city?

Do you want to live in a smart city? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Cities are getting smarter but what actually does that mean and are you living in a dumb one?
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Syria refugees flood Iraqi Kurdistan

Syria refugees flood Iraqi Kurdistan | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Thousands pour over Syria's border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN says, in one of the biggest waves of refugees in the Syrian conflict.
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Postcard from Nauru

Postcard from Nauru | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
From "Pleasant Island" to "Prison Island", Daniel Flitton explores the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru.
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Is democracy overrated?

Is democracy overrated? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Democracy is championed as a universal good by the West, but we over-estimate its power to guarantee personal and political freedom, argues Roger Scruton.
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40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School

40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
By the time we graduate high school, we learn that they never taught us the most interesting things in there.
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Life in a Toxic Country

Life in a Toxic Country | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
My wife and I worry about how China’s bad air and food will affect our child.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:21 PM

CD - The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability.

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China. Consequences of rapid urbanisation

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This Pittsburgh restaurant only serves food from America's "enemies"

This Pittsburgh restaurant only serves food from America's "enemies" | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Conflict Kitchen is the only restaurant in the world that serves cuisine solely from countries with which the U.S. is in conflict.

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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:26 PM

Any Ethnic conflicts here HUGGERS?

Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:04 PM

Initially I wasn't really sure what I thought about this resturant. My initial reaction was that I hated it and thought it was a bad idea. I to seemed like we were supporting another country by serving their food. However there is a cultural experience involved when we go out to eat. Many people go out to italian resturants to get the experience of italy and etc. However after really thinking about it the US is typically in conflict with another countries government, not the people who live there. By selling the food of countries we are in conflict with almost gives us an idea about what exactly the culture is there. I think it almost educates people in such a way. I think that might be the purpose on the resturant. By eating at this resturant it opens peoples eyes to what people of that particular country are consuming on a regular day basis. That experience can be good or bad, but either way it still opens up peoples eyes to the type of world other countries are living in. I think by eating there you open yourslef up to a new cultural experience, which I belive is exactly the point that the kitchen is trying to serve. Even if it is through food. 

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:06 PM

Conflict Kitchen serves foods from the countries the United States is in conflict with. They might be doing this to show Americans a little bit of how their culture is b eating their foods. 

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Picture quiz – do you know your world cities?

Picture quiz – do you know your world cities? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Some city skylines are so iconic they are instantly recognisable.

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harish magan's comment, September 10, 2013 7:09 AM
It is very interesting to explore new cities and their sky views
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:41 PM

After taking this quiz I realized I could not really identify most of these cities. I could tell some of them were European from the look of the buildings. I also thought a few more were cities in the United States but there was only Dallas. In my opinion these cities are even more spectacular than some of our major cities. 

Lorettayoung's curator insight, May 8, 2014 8:36 PM

is this ularu ?

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Australia: Why boat people risk it all

Australia: Why boat people risk it all | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Every month, thousands of boat people undertake a perilous journey in an attempt to reach Australia. The BBC speaks to three migrants at different stages of their journey.
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Underground Bicycle Parking Systems in Japan

More info and photos of this system at http://www.dannychoo.com/en/post/26963/Underground+Bicycle+Parking+Systems+in+Japan.html Too many bicycles and not eno...
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How does a skyscraper melt a car?

How does a skyscraper melt a car? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
A London skyscraper dubbed the "Walkie Talkie" has been blamed for reflecting light which melted parts of a car parked on a nearby street. What happened?
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Scientists ‘95 per cent certain’ that climate change is man-made

Scientists ‘95 per cent certain’ that climate change is man-made | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists are more certain than they have ever been that humans are causing climate change and believe that sea levels could rise by up to 2ft 8in by the end of the century.
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The city of 2050

The city of 2050 | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered where you or your children may be living in 2050? Experts predict that by then three quarters of the world's population will live in cities.
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Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page

Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Watch over 500 of the best social change documentaries free to watch online, all via one massive wall of films on a single page.
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The slum with a cinema and a cable car: Extraordinary transformation of notorious Brazilian favela which is now so safe it’s getting a MALL

The slum with a cinema and a cable car: Extraordinary transformation of notorious Brazilian favela which is now so safe it’s getting a MALL | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The slums of Rio de Janeiro are undergoing radical transformations under the state's hardline strategy of using the military to clear the ghettos of their ruling drug dynasties.
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Flushed down the toilet: why aid projects don’t always deliver -- New Internationalist

Flushed down the toilet: why aid projects don’t always deliver -- New Internationalist | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Sanitation saves lives, but too many projects are unsuccessful at fulfilling their goals, says Rebecca Dracup.
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