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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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Human Development Report 2013

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New UNHD report on the advances in the South. Very interesting.

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Nixon And Kimchi: How The Garment Industry Came To Bangladesh

Nixon And Kimchi: How The Garment Industry Came To Bangladesh | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The business that transformed the nation is the product of an obscure but hugely influential trade deal — and a cultural struggle over Korean food.
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Background on the Planet Money Tshirt story

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HDI Map

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Mapping the Measure of America. Maps of US showing the Human Development Index by state

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Can You Name the 10 Smallest Countries in the World?

Can You Name the 10 Smallest Countries in the World? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A photo gallery of the world's ten smallest countries, from 0.2 square miles on up to 115 square miles, these ten smallest countries are microstates. A photo gallery from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
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Tiny but proud

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Are you ignorant about the world? - CNN.com

Are you ignorant about the world? - CNN.com | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The world is spinning so fast that it can be hard to keep track of everything going on. And most of us aren't doing a good job of it, writes Hans Rosling.
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Keeping up with global trends can be daunting. 

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In Brooklyn, First Comes Gentrification, Then Comes a Food Co-op - NYTimes.com

In Brooklyn, First Comes Gentrification, Then Comes a Food Co-op - NYTimes.com | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
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Urban and ag units

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How Young People Are Pulling Jobs Back to City Centers

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A new analysis suggests that jobs previously lost to the suburbs are returning to the core.
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The World’s 10 Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas

The World’s 10 Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
With only 20 percent of the population, the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies account for nearly half of global economic output. Through our new Global MetroMonitor report and interactive, users can understand the individual trajectories of the world’s large metropolitan economies and gain new insights into sources of growth that national or regional assessments tend to obscure.
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The Green Revolution: Waging A War Against Hunger - YouTube

NHD - Senior Group Documentary 2010 Districts Version Theme: Innovation in History By Anita & Karis
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Students produced Green Revolution project

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10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories

10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Murder. Greed. Oppression. Intrigue. The ruins at these UNESCO sites may be silent, but they tell some shocking and absorbing tales.

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AMA Voyages's curator insight, February 11, 3:51 AM

L'occasion de très beaux treks pour certaines destinations, comme Potosi ou Lumbini! une autre manière de découvrir ces sites majeurs.

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32 Mispronounced Places

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"There’s nothing more irritating to a pedant’s ear and nothing more flabbergasting than realizing you’ve been pronouncing the name of so many places wrong, your entire life! Despite the judgment we exhibit toward people who err in enunciating, we all mispronounce a word from time to time, despite our best efforts. Well, now it’s time we can really stop mispronouncing the following places."


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, February 14, 8:37 AM

Mispronouncing is also a symptom of mis-understanding ... and not taking the effort to understand.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 20, 11:37 AM

So interesting!  I knew Louisville, only because my husband of almost 18 years is from there and taught me very early in our relationship that it was "Luh-vull".  ha!  

Savannah Rains's curator insight, March 24, 3:14 AM

This fun article is telling people about common places that we butcher the names of. Some of the reasons that we say them wrong is because they are in different languages so we shouldn't be pronouncing everything perfectly. But the ones that we say everyday like Colorado, is because we ALL mispronounce it so it becomes the norm. This article really sheds some light on the way that languages can be misinterpreted or changed because of people.

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The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Instead of abandoning once-thriving suburban malls, owners are sinking millions into risky redevelopments.
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Malls -ghettoization to Gentrification?  Urban Unit. 

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200 years of immigration to the U.S., visualized

200 years of immigration to the U.S., visualized | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it

 Update on immigration. Where have immigrants to the U.S. come from? Natalia Bronshtein, a professor and consultant who runs the blog Insightful Interaction, created this fascinating visualization of the number of immigrants to the U.S. since 1829 by country of origin. The graph hints at tragic events in world history. The first influx of Irish occurred during the […]

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Population unit. Update on immigration

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What's a Massive Food Wonderland Doing in Louisville, Kentucky?

What's a Massive Food Wonderland Doing in Louisville, Kentucky? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The city's planned FoodPort is part of a trend toward mixed-use food hubs.
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Agricultural and Industrial Units

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Korean language shift causing North-South tension

Korean language shift causing North-South tension | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The widening divide between North and South Korea’s shared language is leading to confusion, hurt feelings and suspicion.
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Good for the Culture, Political inits 

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Millennium Development Goals Snapshot 2014

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So much accomplished, but so much more to do to make our planet's people live a decent life.

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If you look at her hands, you'll see her struggles. Literally.

If you look at her hands, you'll see her struggles. Literally. | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Who knew a bucket of water could be so hard? They do.
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Something as basic as water to survive can be deadly. Something we take for granted by turning on the faucet, is a daily challenge for many.

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How Young People Are Pulling Jobs Back to City Centers

How Young People Are Pulling Jobs Back to City Centers | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A new analysis suggests that jobs previously lost to the suburbs are returning to the core.
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China’s Pork Feeds People And Economies

China’s Pork Feeds People And Economies | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
More than half of the world's pigs are in China. We look at what growing industrial pork production means for China and the world.
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Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow

Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The world has entered an era of “peak food” production with an array of staples from corn and rice to wheat and chicken slowing in growth – with potentially disastrous consequences for feeding the planet.
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Malthus right or wrong? Can we continue to grow enough food?

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What nobody told me about small farming: I can’t make a living

What nobody told me about small farming: I can’t make a living | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
People say we're "rich in other ways," but that doesn't fix the ugly fact that most farms are unsustainable
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Hard work, long hours, few if any holidays. A farmer's life is hard. You on the other hand rely on them for everything you eat. 

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Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, March 15, 8:48 PM

Unit 5 Agriculture

     The article explains the story of one small time organic farmer who is struggling to make a living off of agriculture. The woman owns a small farm and grows multiple types of organic foods, but is barely getting by and relies on a second job for income. 

      Commercial Agriculture has taken over the entire agricultural industry and now it has become almost impossible for small local organic farmers to make any money. As the government encourages and subsidizes farmers which grow only one crop, monoculture, crop biodiversity is dying out because GMOs are taking over all seeds. Organic farmers can not make any money, because a few major companies control the entire agriculture industry and our entire food production system. Subsistence farming used to be a way of life, but now it is impossible to do that and live in most parts of our world. 

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Adventures in Population Growth

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"The International Database at the US Census Bureau [provides] population estimates broken down by country, age and year for essentially every country. [With this data we can track] shifts in population makeup over time. I’ve created a few interesting graphs to show the expected shifts over the next 35 years, including the dependency ratio."


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Jacqueline Garcia pd1's curator insight, March 22, 2:04 PM

In this scoop I was very interested in the predictions of percentage of population for the countries presented. Here we saw some very shocking results for countries such as Germany and Japan where we saw the overall pop. decrease. Also over the coarse of time one can see the decrease in the dependency ratio, likely caused by higher education in the medical field , along with women becoming more educated. 

Kristen Trammell's curator insight, March 23, 12:52 PM

I. International Database for the US Census Bureau created graphs representing population estimates broken down by country, age, and year. These graphs show the population shifts over 35 years of major countries. 

 

II. Developed nations show a column shape with a pointed top. Developed nations have equal amounts of males and females, and have a higher population of 30-50 year olds. With a high number of middle aged people and a low number of elderly people, developed nations remain stable due to a stable birth rate and death rate. Developing countries have a pyramid shaped population, with many young people and few 50-100 years olds. This leads to a weak economy as their is high unemployment. Developing countries also have overall higher populations, which leads to poverty as their is a lack of resources. 

Emily Coats's curator insight, March 24, 11:31 AM

UNIT 2 POPULATION
This article depicts various population pyramids in developing, as well as developed countries. These pyramids show trends from the past, as well as predictions for the future (2050). With population pyramids, it is easy to understand how populations shift, as well as observe different trends on populations. I really like studying the information given to us by population pyramids, so this article is very important to me. This whole thing relates to historical trends and projections for the future. 

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Is Your Neighborhood Changing? It Might Be Youthification, Not Gentrification

Is Your Neighborhood Changing? It Might Be Youthification, Not Gentrification | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
One urban planning professor has defined this as a process that occurs in discrete stages.
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Youthification vs gentrification.

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How the Potato Changed the World

How the Potato Changed the World | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Brought to Europe from the New World by Spanish explorers, the lowly potato gave rise to modern industrial agriculture
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Part of the Colombian Exchane, the potato is a standard of many diets. 

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Why Starbucks Is The Way To Boost Your Home's Value

Why Starbucks Is The Way To Boost Your Home's Value | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
We're always hunting for ways to increase the value of our homes -- and interior revamps or full-on remodels may do the trick.

Or you could just move near a Starbucks.

Homes located near a Starbucks coffee shop appreciate (aka increase in valu...
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Interesting comnection among APHG units

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