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The changing shape of world demographics

Animating the changing shape of the world population pyramid. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1xqEZhX.


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Deanna Metz's curator insight, March 1, 2016 8:05 PM

This is an incredibly powerful and remarkably well-done video by the Economist (see related article here) that is reminiscent of a TED-ED lesson on the importance and value of population pyramids.  This video goes nicely with this article from the World Bank entitled "The End of the Population Pyramid" which highlights the demographic changes that will be reshaping global demographics in the next 50-100 years.  


Tag: population, declining population, demographic transition model, video, APHG.

Damon Recagno's curator insight, October 12, 11:52 AM

Here is a quick introduction to the shifting population demographics and why there is a Declining Natural Growth Rate.

 

This video is a good way of introducing the topic of Cities and Countries Methods for Tackling a Declining Natural Growth Rate because it provides insight on why many locations around the world are currently experiencing a declining natural growth rate.

Teresa Morante Arona's comment, October 13, 9:35 PM
Gret Video, but why do you think there is such a diverse shift in population demographics?
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The Best of 2014 GeoEd Style

The Best of 2014 GeoEd Style | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it

"The best 30 resources and posts on Geography Education from 2014." http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education


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The best from the BEST!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 28, 2014 4:15 PM

'Tis the season to look back on the year that was.  There are some 'Best of' lists with great teaching applications produced this week such as the best satellite images of 2014, the worst natural disasters of 2014, and 50 states in 50 pictures.  This committee of one has analyzed all the Geography Education resources shared this year and selected these 30 as the best, most important, or most useful resources from 2014.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 5, 2015 9:19 AM

'Tis the season to look back on the year that was.  There are some 'Best of' lists with great teaching applications produced this week such as the best satellite images of 2014, the worst natural disasters of 2014, and 50 states in 50 pictures.  Our Alliance Coordinator has analyzed all the Geography Education resources he shared this year and selected these 30 as the best, most important, or most useful resources from 2014.

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The Islamic State is failing at being a state

The Islamic State is failing at being a state | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Across the group’s territory in Iraq and Syria, a breakdown of services and deteriorating living conditions call into question its ability to govern and the sustainability of its ambition.
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Elements of a state: boundaries, sovereignty, recognition by other states

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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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▶ 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

How containerization shaped the modern world - Sir Harold Evans | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
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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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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Lasting effects of colonialism and shatterbelt effects of religious conflict create economic and political conflict that divide .

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The Data-Driven Farm

"Mr. Tom is as much a chief technology officer as he is a farmer. Where his great-great-grandfather hitched a mule, 'we’ve got sensors on the combine, GPS data from satellites, cellular modems on self-driving tractors, apps for irrigation on iPhones,' he said.

The demise of the small family farm has been a long time coming. But for farmers like Mr. Tom, technology offers a lifeline, a way to navigate the boom-and-bust cycles of making a living from the land. It is also helping them grow to compete with giant agribusinesses."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 3, 2014 4:42 PM

The New York Times article associated with the video above offers a great glimpse into the inner works of how agribusiness technologies have transformed the American family farm.  


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

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 2016 3:41 PM

The New York Times article associated with the video above offers a great glimpse into the inner works of how agribusiness technologies have transformed the American family farm.  

 

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

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The Entire U.S. Population Fits In These 4 Chinese Provinces. So What?

The Entire U.S. Population Fits In These 4 Chinese Provinces. So What? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In terms of total land area, the U.S. and China are close in size, but the latter's population is more than four times that of the United States. This map shows how the U.S. population fits into four of China's most populous provinces. Taken on its own, however, the map provides a skewed depiction of China's population density.
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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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