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Geography Does Not Necessarily Lead to Pro-Republican Gerrymandering

A popular claim among some is that Republicans were innocent in partisan gerrymandering in the most recent congressional redistricting. When one draws congressional districts, Democrats are at a disadvantage because of where they live.
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Political and Economic Geography Presentations

Political and Economic Geography Presentations | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it

6 conference presentations on various economic and political geography topics given at NCGE 2013 as a part of the APHG strand.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 3, 2013 2:27 PM

The last two mornings in Denver, CO there was a series of presentations of economic and political geography given in front of a capacity crowd.  6 of the educators have agreed to share the slides of their presentations with the broader geography education community and you can access them all here.  See also this livebinder with resources for teaching APHG to 9th graders (which can be adapted to older students as well).  This was a fantastic professional development event and we are all thankful that they were willing to share these resources.  


Tags: APHG, NCGE, political, economic.

Anhony DeSimone's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:42 AM

These conference presentations show the importance that geography plays in the roles of both politics and economics. The impact that geography has on economics is a huge one. You could argue that geography is used as a scale in some instances in economics because of the land structure and locating were certain areas are.If you are able to locate certain things or find out where you want to put certain things in a place geography allows you to do so using economics.

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The World Religions Tree

The World Religions Tree | Minium Geo 152 | 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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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 12:06 PM

The immense tree of world religions is presented as a graphic to tell connections of world religions and how far they've broken and changed.

The movement of ideas and people have helped caused these breaks in the religion by bringing ideas to new people, mixing with the present culture, and going further from the hearth of the religion.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 11, 2:08 PM

unit 3

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

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

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A revealing map of who wants to move to the U.S.

A revealing map of who wants to move to the U.S. | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it
The world's countries, color-coded by the share of the population that would like to migrate to the U.S.

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Catherine Shabo's curator insight, April 27, 2013 9:33 PM

Interesting to see how the main part of the world that wants to move to the United States is in Africa. But what is even more interesting is how West Africa has a higher percentage. Why is this? My answer would be that South Africa is more modernized and developed than West Africa. There is less disease and death rates. This is what may attract them to the American Dream.

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What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps?

What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps? | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it
The common-core standards present an ambiguous message on how to draw information from maps and charts, Phil Gersmehl says.

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mufidmmn's comment, July 24, 2013 4:08 AM
ngapain itu ya
Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:38 PM

This is a resource i feel would be relevant to those students who struggle to be egaged in their reading

This can be used on readers on many different level

the reading maps foccus on language arts, Its description is communicated through charts, graphs, and maps intead of normal paragraphs and text

Shelby Porter's comment, September 30, 2013 11:19 AM
I feel the skill of reading a map is very important, but it becoming less prevalent in classrooms. Teachers may find it more difficult to teach and therefore are not going in depth with it. I remember as a child in grade school we would color maps or have to find where the states are. We never were taught how to fully understand the uses of a map and all the different ways they are used and how to read them. It is becoming a lost skill in a world that needs to be more appreciative of geography.
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Why We Need Enemies

Why We Need Enemies | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it
More often than we care to admit, we feel the absence of foes as strongly as we do their presence.

 

We often create images—especially of other people­—that are exaggerated stereotypes of the real thing. And in no respect is that more true than when it comes to the enemy.


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Innovative examples of effective usage of old infrastructure in the urban areas.

Innovative examples of effective usage of old  infrastructure in the urban areas. | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it
What if your local telephone booth was also an electric vehicle charging station? Or construction scaffolding became a fun place to sit down and eat lunch? Or a roadside billboard became a lush, air-cleaning bamboo garden?

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Interesting, if cities could get on board with this it would be very beneficial.

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oyndrila's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:45 AM

Imaginative and extremely innovative examples of using the old infrastructure and the run down areas of the city. These examples are outstanding and definitely help to improve the quality of life in the cities. Other cities could try to use some of these examples.

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Maps Of Continents & Cities Re-Imagined As Periodic Tables Of Geography - DesignTAXI.com

Maps Of Continents & Cities Re-Imagined As Periodic Tables Of Geography - DesignTAXI.com | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it
Maps Of Continents & Cities Re-Imagined As Periodic Tables Of Geography - DesignTAXI.com (Maps of continents & cities re-imagined as periodic tables of geography http://t.co/tkjGOCOYDB)...
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Geographic Imagination in the English Anthem 'Jerusalem'

Geographic Imagination in the English Anthem 'Jerusalem' | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it

"I first learned to appreciate this anthem as a child watching the movie Chariots of Fire with my father.  I missed the rich cultural symbolism and the allegorical uses of landscape embedded within this nationalistic song."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:49 PM

I greatly enjoyed writing this article about the geographic imaginations and yearnings that are embedded in the great nationalistic anthem 'Jerusalem.'  The audio, lyrics and full analysis are all available here.


Tags: UKlandscape, culturereligion, Christianity, music.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 1, 2013 3:25 PM

Knowing before intervening!

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Australia is rated best place to live and work for third year running

Australia is rated best place to live and work for third year running | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it
UK comes 10th in OECD index, behind US and Scandinavian countries but ahead of France and Germany (RT @guardian: Australia is rated best place to live and work for third year running http://t.co/303ziQyhmm...

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Peter Phillips's curator insight, June 24, 2013 7:15 PM

What pull factors and push factors can you identify?

Cam E's curator insight, April 8, 1:13 PM

I wonder if these ratings take "horrible spiders hiding in your car and shoes waiting to strike" into account, but in all honesty this is not much of a problem in the cities of Australia. Tourists and foreign businesses in the area do have to worry about the occasional Drop Bear (make sure to look this one up), but in all seriousness Australia has an interesting take on things, compulsory voting ensures that citizen participation in the government is always high, and health scores far outstrip many other industrialized regions.

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Peru To Power 2 Million Of Its Poorest by Solar Energy

Peru To Power 2 Million Of Its Poorest by Solar Energy | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it

 

July 15, 2013  Peru last week initiated a new program that will provide electricity to more than two million of its poorest residents using solar panels.

 

Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said that the program will allow 95% of Peru to have access to electricity by the end of 2016. Currently, approximately 66% of the population has access to electricity.

 

“This program is aimed at the poorest people, those who lack access to electric lighting and still use oil lamps, spending their own resources to pay for fuels that harm their health,” said Merino.

 

The first phase of the program, called “The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program” was initiated on Monday (July 8) in the Contumaza province, where 1,601 solar panels were installed. These installations will power 126 impoverished communities in the districts of Cupisnique, San Benito, Tantarica, Chilete, Yonan, San Luis, and Contai.

The program plans to install about 12,500 solar (photovoltaic) systems to provide for approximately 500,000 households at an overall cost of about $200 million.

 

 Peru is the third-largest country in South America, with a population over 24 million. It has average solar radiation levels which can reach 5 kWh per m2 a day in the Sierra (foothill of The Andes). Peru is also home to the first major PV installation in Latin America.

 

This follows Peru’s public commitments to accelerate renewable energy development, as reported here previously by CleanTechnica.

And also:

 Peru Unveils Plan to Use Solar Panels to Provide Electricity to 2 Million People, Latin American Herald Tribune


  http://cleantechnica.com/2012/05/31/peru-south-american-nations-turn-to-reverse-auctions-to-accelerate-renewable-energy-development/


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If only other countries could do something like this....

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Louis Culotta's curator insight, July 30, 2013 11:39 AM

This is a great idea to show how solar power can make a difference in reducing  our use of fossil fuels and making green energy the wave of the future.

 

During last semester I did a paper on Puru that was fun to do.

Cam E's curator insight, February 11, 11:32 AM

A very bold move. Peru definitely is in a good position to utilize Solar Energy well, the question is how much extra it will cost to install electricity into many households in Peru which have none. A big initiative like this will be what it takes for more countries to adopt Solar energy if it works out well. The global warming debate aside, it's still a really empowering notion to have your own energy generated by the sun which can be created in your own backyard.

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Race and Identity in the Dominican Republic: A Complex Topic (Hannah Loppnow) | Global Knights. Local Daze.

Race and Identity in the Dominican Republic: A Complex Topic (Hannah Loppnow) | Global Knights. Local Daze. | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:24 AM

Interesting!

chris tobin's comment, March 12, 2013 6:01 PM
Just goes to show the long term effects of colonialism on the people and the changes in the government. I was not aware of the Trujillo dictatorship practices or skin tone on ID cards-Thanks
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Geographic Information Systems Help Scholars See History

Geographic Information Systems Help Scholars See History | Minium Geo 152 | Scoop.it
Many-layered mapmaking is helping scholars recreate vanished landscapes and envision history.

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One of the reasons GIS is so important- it allows Geographers to see what has happened, and possibly help predict what will happen based on previous patterns!

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Geography Does Not Necessarily Lead to Pro-Republican Gerrymandering

A popular claim among some is that Republicans were innocent in partisan gerrymandering in the most recent congressional redistricting. When one draws congressional districts, Democrats are at a disadvantage because of where they live.
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