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21 Accents

Here's a little tour of 21 accents in one take. Love the fun challenge of switching between them fluidly. Props to All of these places and their multi-accent...
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Accents from many countries/cities. She is good.

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Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt

Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The world behind a simple shirt, in five chapters.
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South Korea boycott of Japanese goods over island dispute

South Korea boycott of Japanese goods over island dispute | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
South Korean shop owners are launching a nationwide boycott of Japanese products over a territorial dispute between the two countries.
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Territorial dispute over the island of Dokdo/Takeshima in the East Sea/Sea of Japan

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Korea.net : The official website of the Republic of Korea

Korea.net : The official website of the Republic of Korea | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The South Korean government provides news about Korea, Korean government policy, information on Korean history, Korean culture, traveling in South Korea, life in Korea, inter-Korean relations and more.
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Korea disputes Japanese claims to the Islands of Dokdo off the east coast of Korea.

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10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy

Information clearing house

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Great example of vertical and horizontal integration. Some surprises here, although not all are actually owned by the indicated parent company, but do have connections

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The world's shifting centre of gravity

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How the world's economic centre of gravity has shiftedIT IS not exactly news that the world's economic centre of gravity is shifting east. But it is striking how...
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Interesting graphic for economic unit
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16 Children And Their Bedrooms From Across The World. This Truly Opened My Eyes...

16 Children And Their Bedrooms From Across The World. This Truly Opened My Eyes... | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Where they sleep says a lot about the world they live in.
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We believe everyone is or should be like us, but that is not how things are In reality. 

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What are the most gerrymandered House delegations?

What are the most gerrymandered House delegations? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Understand the News
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Both dems and reps work the districts for their own benefit. 

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New Kenyan Population Policy a Model for Other Countries

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Kenya. Making an effort to control population growth to improve their economy

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Bye-Bye, Baby

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Birthrates are falling around the world. And that’s O.K.
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Baby boom,  baby bust. What the future holds. 

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The dividend is delayed

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HOW unusual is Africa’s demography? If you take a selection of countries, from Algeria and Tunisia in the north to Botswana and South Africa in the south, you may...
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China looks abroad for greener pastures

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BEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer.
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Thanks to Richard Giddens for this post

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America's Biggest Metros Are Growing Much Faster Than Other Cities

America's Biggest Metros Are Growing Much Faster Than Other Cities | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The population of cities with more than a million people jumped 3.2 percent, much better than the 2.4 percent for the U.S. overall.
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Don't Touch Your Phone for 10 Minutes, Provide a Day of Clean Drinking Water For a Child In Need

Don't Touch Your Phone for 10 Minutes, Provide a Day of Clean Drinking Water For a Child In Need | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
UNICEF recently teamed up with clothing designer Giorgio Armani for the latest campaign in the UNICEF Tap Project, which has been striving to increase access to clean water for children worldwide s...
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This is something to think about and make a difference.

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This Map Shows How Fast Old People Are Taking Over the World

This Map Shows How Fast Old People Are Taking Over the World | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In a recent Simpsons episode, a Japanese tourist moves in with Comic Book Guy, infuriating her father, who exclaims: “Daughter, you are coming back to Japan; there are 87 old people who need you to take care of them!” Japan’s exceptionally old population—23 percent of it is 65 or older,...
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Aging populations. What challenges will they present? What advantages might they create?

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AP Human Geography Models and Theories

In depth Prezi covering all AP Human Geography Models and Theories by Liam Page.....Simple Version- http://tinyurl.com/q637dl8
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Great for reviewing the Models before the exam

 

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Navigating the East China Sea

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How to ease tensions between Beijing and Tokyo over an uninhabited string of islands.
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Islands equal territorial rights to the surrounding seas' fishing and natural resources 

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Latitudes not Attitudes: How Geography Explains History | History Today

Latitudes not Attitudes: How Geography Explains History | History Today | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it

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Environmental determinism or possiblism? The debate goes on, but who do we listen to?

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A County-by-County Map of America's Ethnic Roots

A County-by-County Map of America's Ethnic Roots | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The Washington Post has come out with a map that shows the dominant racial ancestry in the United States' 3144 counties. Some results are not surprising: Did you know that there are a lot of Irish people in Boston? It's not a surprise to see African Americans dominate the South and Mexicans dominate the border counties.
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Ethnic roots in the US. 

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National Geographic Investigates the Future of Food

National Geographic Investigates the Future of Food | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
By 2050, Earth will likely be home to more than nine billion people. That's a lot of mouths to feed. In a special eight-month series, “The Future of Food,” National Geographic investigates how to meet our growing need for nourishment without harming the planet that sustains us. Join the discussion in National Geographic magazine and online at NatGeoFood.com.
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Disconnected from our food?

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Video: The Deadly Cost of Fashion

A photojournalist who covered last year’s deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh draws connections to New York from clothing labels he found in the rubble.
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What do we know about where and how our clothes and other goods are produced?

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French Schools No Longer Allowed To Offer Special Lunches To Muslim Students

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PARIS, April 4 (Reuters) - Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday it would prevent schools from offering special lunches to Muslim pupils in the 11 towns it won in local elections, saying such arrangements were contrary to F...
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Are we going backwards in multiculturalism?

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Dhaka: fastest growing megacity in the world

A five-part, multimedia series on the coming dystopia that is urbanization.
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Dhaka, Bangladesh 

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Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes

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New York City has always been changing. But recently, the city has seen a wave of luxury condos and artisanal cupcake boutiques uproot local delis and dive bars.

To make sure we don't forget the city's past, two New York-based photographers, James...
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A picture is worth a thousand words! Gentrification documented in photos

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The English empire

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YANG YUANQING, Lenovo’s boss, hardly spoke a word of English until he was about 40: he grew up in rural poverty and read engineering at university. But when Lenovo...
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The spread of English as the lingua franca of business

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Facing Rising Seas, Bangladesh Confronts the Consequences of Climate Change

Facing Rising Seas, Bangladesh Confronts the Consequences of Climate Change | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Though countries like Bangladesh have contributed little to the industrial pollution driving climate change, they will suffer the most from the devastating consequences.
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Bangladesh is dangerously close to sea level. There have been disastrous floods, but rising sea levels are an enduring threat. 

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This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine

This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In practical terms.
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There are stated reasons and underlying reasons for political decision s. 

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