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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:57 PM

We will be discussing this soon HUGGERS

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Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box | Video on TED.com

The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth.
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7 of Top 10 Counties by Share of Taxpayers Claiming EITC Are in Mississippi

7 of Top 10 Counties by Share of Taxpayers Claiming EITC Are in Mississippi | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In new Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center analysis of Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) take-up at the county level, Benjamin Harris, a fellow in Economic Studies, and Research Assistant Lucie Parker use zip-code level data on taxes and demographics. "Since its creation in 1975," they write, "the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has played a major role in the U.S. safety net." Earlier this year, Harris presented EITC take-up using IRS data from 2007. Compare that to the new top ten counties with the highest share of EITC recipients in the table here.
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▶ The crazy shape of politics: gerrymandered districts - YouTube

The GOP scored 33 more seats in the House this election even though Democrats earned a million more votes in House races. Professor Jeremy Mayer says gerryma...
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Washington Post on Gerrymandering

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▶ Gerrymandering: How drawing jagged lines can impact an election - Christina Greer - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/gerrymandering-how-drawing-jagged-lines-can-impact-an-election-christina-greer District lines, and the groups of ...
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Gerrymandering is nothing new. It is used to give one party an advantage over another by redrawing political lines on the map.

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How containerization shaped the modern world - Sir Harold Evans

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Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove Malcom McLean, a small-town truck driver, to invent the shipping container. Containerization was born, and it transformed the modern global economy.
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Containerization 

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8 Maps That Will Change the Way You Look at Africa

8 Maps That Will Change the Way You Look at Africa | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Expansion of population and investment on the continent represent both enormous opportunity and potential for crises and injustice.
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Africa, a geography lesson. It is a continent, not a country.  Larger than many expect and full of diversity.

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Disney's Frozen - "Let It Go" Multi-Language Full Sequence - YouTube

On Digital HD Now and Blu-ray 3/18 disney.com/ownfrozen Get the soundtrack now on iTunes: http://di.sn/sH2 Disney's Frozen is the Golden Globe winner for Bes...
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Twenty-five languages in 4 minutes. Great intro or exit to the study of language. Can you identify the family of each language?

 

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Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, November 2, 2:31 PM

Intro to Language

 

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After Hurricane Sandy, New York Rebuilds for the Future

After Hurricane Sandy, New York Rebuilds for the Future | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Rather than aiming for a big fix, like giant storm gates, flood-proofing solutions being tried out in New York are more widespread and humbler, like stone revetments and solar-powered streetlights.
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The roots of Nigeria's religious and ethnic conflict

The roots of Nigeria's religious and ethnic conflict | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Analysis: A British colonial decision brought the northern and southern halves of modern Nigeria together. One hundred years later, they still don't get along.
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Lasting effects of colonialism and shatterbelt effects of religious conflict create economic and political conflict that divide .

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Feeding Our Hungry Planet

"By 2050, the world's population will likely increase 35 percent. But is growing more food the only option—or even the best? National Geographic investigates the challenges and solutions to feeding everyone on our planet, based on an eight-month series in National Geographic magazine.  Visit http://natgeofood.com for ongoing coverage of food issues as we investigate the Future of Food today on World Food Day."

 

Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, unit 5 agriculture.


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Population increase is just part of the story. How do we feed everyone? How will we provide for the needs of everyone?  Can the earth sustain the use of her resources and the impact of our growing needs and output. First we must eat. Can we learn to do that wisely? 

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Truthbehere2's curator insight, October 17, 10:30 AM

I think I might as well buy some land and plant my own huge garden for this crap coming up and have a fence around my yard too

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Unit 2-Population

 

This video was about the growing population in the world and as a result the growing food demand. This video points out that even though more food production seems like the solution, instead other solutions are more logical. Solutions include reducing wastes, preserving forests, being more productive on current farms and more. It states that farming is a huge business but it goes towards more than growing food for people to eat but also for other things like animals and materials. The worlds population is growing and there needs to be a change in food industries to keep thriving. 

 

This relates to unit 2 about population since it is thinking of ways to adapt to the worlds growing population. By 2050 it is predicted that population will increase by 33% and something has to change about food in order for people to stay fed. There is too much food being wasted that if that could be decreased it could make a huge difference. The video made a good point that it's not that we need more food it's that we need to manage and prioritize production.  

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Against the Wall - Promo

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Post 9/11 there are more walls and political barriers than ever. But do they work?
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Gives an insight into the pros and cons of building walls and how they can change the perceptions  on each side

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National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation. Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapm
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People In London Tried To Label The 50 US States On A Map. These Are The Hilarious Results

People In London Tried To Label The 50 US States On A Map. These Are The Hilarious Results | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The folks over at Buzzfeed asked their staff in London to try and label all the states on a US map. These are the hilarious results.
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Time for review. 

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Now, Anyone On Earth Can See A View Of Our Planet From Space In Real Time - Business Insider

Now, Anyone On Earth Can See A View Of Our Planet From Space In Real Time - Business Insider | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
NASANorth Korea (the dark area) and South Korea at night.There's nothing as profound as seeing Earth from space. Yet, only the 543 people who have trained...
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H&R Block Budget Challenge - Win Scholarships & Grants | H&R Block

Register to win classroom grants and student scholarships in the H&R Block Budget Challenge, a competition promoting the importance of personal finance and budgeting education.
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▶ Shutdown due to GOP Gerrymandering - YouTube

An investigation traces the Shutdown to the fact the GOP used extensive Gerrymandering to win the House despite receiving over a MILLION (actually THREE mill...
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These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live

These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?
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There is quite a difference in the median age of the MDCs and the LDCs

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Catalan leader to step up independence push as 80% vote to split from Spain

Catalan leader to step up independence push as 80% vote to split from Spain | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Artur Mas says symbolic poll is a ‘lesson in democracy’ and calls for a binding referendum on independence
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More revolutionary action or actual separation?
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Map: The Africa without Ebola

Map: The Africa without Ebola | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A frustrated scientist makes a map to set the record straight.
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Geography education

 

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'Epidemic of ignorance': Tourists avoid Africa, all of it

'Epidemic of ignorance': Tourists avoid Africa, all of it | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Jake McCormick's phone is unusually silent. October should be a busy time for the safari specialist scheduling holiday getaways, but because of Ebola - almost no one is booking a trip to Africa.
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The picture is sad, but true to nature. The story makes the case for more geography education and more research in factual reporting.  

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Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012

Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012 | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Track the flows of remittances worldwide in the year 2012 with this interactive.
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Tristram Stuart: Waging War Against Global Food Waste

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National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tristram Stuart wants the world to stop throwing away so much good food.
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As our need for food production grows, we need to do a better job of preventing waste. 

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Globalization in a Nutshell

"The world is becoming more and more interconnected. Globalization changes how people consume, work and live almost everywhere on the world. Today, many economic, political, cultural or ecological relationships are not explainable from a national perspective. At the same time, a controversial debate about the consequences of globalization has begun."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 16, 3:32 PM

This is a good video to explain globalization (although this is my personal favorite), to see that it not just an economic force, but one that touches just about every facet of modern life.
 

Questions to ponder: What are the driving forces behind globalization? What areas are most impacted by globalization?  How does globalization benefit some, and adversely impact others? Why?


Tags: globalization, economic, industry, NGOs, political, scale, unit 6 industry.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 14, 4:24 AM

Globalization in a Nutshell

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, November 2, 4:29 PM

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