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Lack of toilets blights the lives of 2.5bn people, UN chief warns

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UN deputy secretary general says failure to address sanitation and open defecation threatens disaster for third of humanity
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More people have cell phones than adequate toilets 

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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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What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea

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China has been feverishly piling sand onto reefs in the South China Sea for the past year, creating seven new islets in the region. It is straining geopolitical tensions that were already taut.
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The claim of ownership to land which remains above water at the low tide level allows the claimant to use the UNCLOS laws for fishing and natural resources in the territorial waters that surround it.

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The claim of ownership to land which remains above water at the low tide level allows the claimant to use the UNCLOS laws for fishing and natural resources in the territorial waters that surround it.

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Breaking the baby strike

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“THERE are no families with many children in this area any more—they all have one or two,” says Hasibe Enc, who lives in the small, affluent city of Urla in...
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The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous.

The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous. | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products to the Non-GMO Project, which certifies goods that are free of genetically modified organisms. Last year, sales of such products nearly tripled. Whole Foods will soon...
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Agriculture unit. Another perspectiveon the GMO debate. Good to challenge both sides. 

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McDonald's International

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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:45 PM

We talk about McDonalds as a way of Americanizing the rest of the world. These foods show that it may still be the case but local culture is still infused and desired where McDonalds expands to.

Payton Sidney Dinwiddie 's curator insight, January 21, 9:40 PM

This shows that mmcdonals is a global industy . there are many mcdonalds everywhere they put a spin oncertain diishes to match their heritage like in japan instead of hamburger meat like we americans use the use crabs.It just really shows how far mcdonalds was changed from just starting in america to being featured all over the globe

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, January 22, 7:06 PM

I've lived and traveled to a few places especially Asia.  I've had the Ramen at McD's in Hawaii along with the Portugeuse sausage that comes with the big breakfast.  I've also experienced Japanese McD's.  It was nice to be able to find some of the regular food like a burger and fry at any McD's in the world, but I never ordered anything else. 

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Kahoot! as a Review Tool

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Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 11, 3:36 PM

Here are resources to join the 166,000 students preparing to take the AP Human Geography Exam this Friday:

  • Above is the link to a Kahoot! APHG review...a good way to gamify the review process.  
  • There is also this APHG Kahoot! interactive quiz--in this one the students match a development clue to a regional map.
  • This Prezi is a systemic, unit-by-unit review of major ideas. 


Tags: APHG.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 9:47 AM

test review

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Expanding the Panama Canal

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Work on Panama's massive $5 billion Third Locks project is nearly complete.
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Economic init, globalization

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The World of 100 : Toby Ng Design

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This gives perspective to the world population. We are ethnocentric and tend to see the world through our own filter, but this helps to show how diverse the world is.

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Farming with 95% less water—in Newark, New Jersey

Farming with 95% less water—in Newark, New Jersey | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Using 95% less water and half the fertilizer of traditional farming, vertical farms bring sustainable produce to cities.
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Farming with less water

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Ring of Fire

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The Ring of Fire is a string of volcanoes and sites of seismic activity, or earthquakes, around the edges of the Pacific Ocean.
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Physical Geography. Expanding Pacific

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32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Our world is a complex network of people, places and things. Here are 32 maps will teach you something new about our diverse and interconnected planet.
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What Baby Boomers' Retirement Means For the U.S. Economy

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For decades, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been a looming economic threat. Now, it’s no longer looming -- it’s here. Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65. Tha...
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Chocolate’s Child-Labor Problem Keeps Getting Worse

Chocolate’s Child-Labor Problem Keeps Getting Worse | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A new report shows an increase in children working on cocoa farms.
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Luxury crops. Child Labor, Chocolate

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Luxury crops. Child Labor, Chocolate

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Why India and Bangladesh have the world's craziest border

Why India and Bangladesh have the world's craziest border | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
THIS year marks a watershed in the annals of bizarre geography. On July 31st India and Bangladesh will exchange 162 parcels of land, each of which happens to lie on...
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Political unit,

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Route of Migrants Into Europe Shifts Toward Balkans - NYTimes.com

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Population and migration, refugees, assylum seekers

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10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years - YouTube

10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years - The future is uncertain, some countries may not survive another two decades. Join us on our speculative...
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Interesting look at states that have the potential to break up or gain more sovern 

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City Centers Are Doing Better than Inner Suburbs

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A new report tracks demographic trends across 66 U.S. metro areas.  The report provides comprehensive evidence for Aaron Renn's "new donut" model of cities (pictured in above image, on the right). Renn's model proposes that city centers and outer-ring suburbs are doing well economically, but inner-ring suburbs are struggling with a new influx of poverty."

 

Tags: urban, economic, urban models, APHG.


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Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 11:09 PM

This shows the changes in urban geography and how the world is changing due to all the new technology available now.

Bella Reagan's curator insight, May 26, 11:33 PM

Urban unit

Summary

This article goes in to depth on a newer model on cites called the donut model, as pictured similar to a donut. The donut model was created by Aaron Renn, and it shows urban development recently in cities. The center of the city is grownign economically and falling. There is an influx of people moving in , resulting in an increase of poverty too. Also more educated people are moving in like young newly educated individuals.

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The new structure of cities forming is a change from the old. With cities now developing bigger and more industrial, there are many opportunities for people for work in the center of the cit. however, many people may want the jobs but can't get them, so many of those in poverty live in the city centers in search of economic opportunities. It is also interesting to see the status of the people changing the in the city center with that also more young educated people move to city centers, most likely in search of job opportunities. This new way of urban development is modernizing the work system.

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 8:44 AM

More and more the urban stage is filling and cities are becoming once again the next big thing. After WW2 suburbs became intensively popular but now since a change in personnel views people prefer the city more.

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CSX: The Intermodals

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I just checked out the efficient and sustainable world of #TheIntermodals. Click here to learn more about intermodal relationships: http://www.theintermodals.com/
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Cities with the widest gap between rich, poor

Cities with the widest gap between rich, poor | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A Connecticut metro area near New York City takes the top spot.
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Development unit. GINI coefficent reflect difference between rich and poor

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He Fled Sudan And Made A New Life In The U.S. So Why Go Back?

He Fled Sudan And Made A New Life In The U.S. So Why Go Back? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Daniel Majok Gai became a "Lost Boy" at age 6 and eventually made it to Denver, where he managed a hubcap business and earned a college degree. Now he's determined to help heal his troubled homeland.
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Lost boy from Sudan goes back. 

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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
How does the U.S. compare to the world in terms of language diversity?
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Pre read discussion: What continent do you think would have the most languages spoken?  What is the most spoken language in the world?  What impact do global languages have on others?

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China's Insatiable Appetite

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When 1 billion people want to eat a lot of meat, it can be a problem for everyone.
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Agriculture Unit. China"s food choices make big impact

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Could Supreme Court Decision Lead To Death Of The Gerrymander?

Could Supreme Court Decision Lead To Death Of The Gerrymander? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
More than a half-dozen other states could implement independent redistricting commissions in the wake of the court's decision Monday to uphold Arizona's commission.
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Climate change and female farmers in Botswana

Climate change and female farmers in Botswana | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Poorer Botswana citizens struggle with increasingly unreliable rain-fed agriculture.
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