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Education Around the World

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"A glimpse inside the life of students from Senegal to Vietnam and China."


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What does this do to your ethnocentric beliefs?

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Tony Hall's curator insight, March 11, 2013 8:48 PM

Little bit different to my school:)

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 2014 4:57 PM

Students in China take their college entrance exam lasting 9hours. To prevent cheating they all take it at the same time with 1,200 in an exam hall. In Guangdong province, on July 9, 2007. 


Alicia Grace Lawson O'Brien's curator insight, July 16, 2014 3:07 PM

This picture is amazing to me! It is so difficult to think about how different education looks in other countries.

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▶ Farmer Style (Gangnam Style Parody) - YouTube

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PetersonFarmBros T-Shirts and Online Store: http://thepetersonfarmbros.bigcartel.com Twitter: @gregpeterson33 @npete16...
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Wal-Mart closings in small towns across U.S. creates new food deserts

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Besides the three new food deserts, another 31 neighborhoods in 15 states will lack any place that sells fresh produce and meat after Feb. 5.
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The New Face of Hunger

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Why are people malnourished in the richest country on Earth?
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The US may produce 20% of the world's food, but millions of Americans do not know where their next meal is coming from. Poverty can be found in rich farming areas, low income urban or suburban neighborhoods.

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Gendering Agriculture | Africa Renewal Online

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Women in Agriculture - African women are highlighted in this Special Edition article, Gendering Agriculture

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Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) - Myths and Truths

The information is based on the new report "GMO Myths and Truths" by EarthOpenSource.org. You can find more information here: http://earthopensource.org/inde...
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This is produced by Earth Open Source organization as a political add for a California initiative. It gives the opposite view of the BASFA video.

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The other side of the GMO issue

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One Hungry Planet

Farmers have the biggest job on earth. The population is increasing — yet farmland isn't — so farmers have taken on the responsibility of producing high-qual...
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Geography Strikes Back

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To understand today's global conflicts, forget economics and technology and take a hard look at a map, writes Robert D. Kaplan.
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Geography is the key to so many issues of the day - culture, political  conflicts and cooperation, economics, etc. 

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Considering the True Costs of Raising Pigs

Kendra Kimbirauskas grew up on a dairy farm, and later became a food activist, legislative aide, and small diversified farmer who believes strongly in the hu...
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The cost of raising pigs from a small scale more environmental approach.

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Farmers Try Political Force to Twist Open California’s Taps - NYTimes.com

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Agriculture, environmental change, food, politics all rolled into one
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Brilliant Maps

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The map above shows one of history's most astounding global shifts; the drop in fertility rate between 1970 and 2014.
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Fearful, Haitian Migrants Flee Dominican Republic for Camps Along Border - The New York Times

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How Demographics Rule the Global Economy

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Ever since the global financial crisis, economists have groped for reasons to explain why growth in the U.S. and abroad has repeatedly disappointed, citing everything from fiscal austerity to the euro meltdown.
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Example of why nothing is ever certain. People are thinking beings that can and do respond to issues to which they become aware
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Cover Crops, a Farming Revolution With Deep Roots in the Past

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The practice of seeding fields between harvests with noncash crops, which had fallen out of favor at modern farms, is making a steady comeback as farmers who have embraced it report higher yields.
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The Next Green Revolution

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Can science prevent our next food crisis?
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Unintended consequences diminished the success of the first Green Revolution, despite its success in ending the Bengal Famine in India. Calls for a New Green Revolution will be fraught with doubt, but also have the potential to undo the original unintended consequences.

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Growing Today For Tomorrow

Farmers have the biggest job on earth. The population is increasing — yet farmland isn't — so farmers have taken on the responsibility of producing high-qual...
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Although this video is produces by BASFA, an agricultural chemical company, it does have some interesting facts on farming and its growth.

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One perspective on the GMO issue

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40 maps that explain food in America

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ExceThe future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That’s particularly true in the US, where food insecurity coexists with an obesity crisis, where fast food is everywhere and farmer’s markets are spreading, where foodies have never had more power and McDonald’s has never had more locations, and where the possibility of a barbecue-based civil war is always near. So here are 40 maps, charts, and graphs that show where our food comes from and how we eat it, with some drinking thrown in for good measure.

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Excellent current and historical maps for food and agricultural production. Great for the Ag Unit

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Alex Smiga's curator insight, Today, 12:03 PM

Edible maps.

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Farmers Feed the World (Watch Me, Hit the Quan, Uptown Funk Parody)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ALL OF OUR PARODIES: https://goo.gl/DC3Wqj Website: http://www.petersonfarmbros.com Twitter: @gregpeterson33 @npete16 @kmerle7 Facebook: ...
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This one of the series by these bros about farming takes a geographic look at crops some of which are outside the US. Great intro to the Ag Unit

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Animal Care--Taking the Mystery Out of Pork Production at Smithfield Foods

Animal care is central to the success of both Smithfield Foods and our hog production subsidiary Murphy-Brown. Without healthy pigs, we can't produce high qu...
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Raising pigs from the mass production point of view.

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The states people really want to move to — and those they don’t

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A national trend has reversed.
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National migration trends
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The 2015 Refugee Crisis, in Pictures

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According to the United Nations, there haven’t been this many displaced people on earth since World War II.
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The Conflict Zone

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In a new series of four eight-minute videos, National Geographic Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah goes meets with people from both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in order to better understand and communicate how this international dispute...
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Diwali: Festival of Lights

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In India, one of the most significant festivals is Diwali, or the Festival of Lights. It's a five-day celebration that includes good food, fireworks, colored sand, and special candles and lamps.
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Thanksgiving Maps, Posters and Geospatial Data

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"Thanksgiving resources for geography educators." http://wp.me/P2dv5Z-1lR


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Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone! Eat up!

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