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You Think This Has Nothing to Do With You (The Devil Wears Prada)

A scene from the 2006 film "The Devil Wears Prada."
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Night Lights 2012 - The Black Marble

The night side of our planet twinkles with light, and the first thing to stand out is the cities. "Nothing tells us more about the spread of humans across th...
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The Real Problem With a Service Called 'Ghetto Tracker'

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When it comes to navigational apps, where's the line between utility and racism? 
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Disruptions: More Connected, Yet More Alone

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A YouTube video about pervasive smartphone use may have landed at a moment when people start questioning if something has gone too far and start doing something about it.
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Common Core English Language Arts and Geography Connections

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An alignment of the Common Core English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects to the Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, Second Edition.
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NAT Geo connections to common core. 

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To Reduce Prejudice, Try Sharing Passions And Cultures : NPR

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Travelers can tell you that getting a glimpse into another person's culture can help erase ethnic prejudices. A laboratory experiment found that to be true, but only if people feel that they have a choice in the matter.
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The old adage "Walk a mile in my shoes" seems to fit. The more we know, the less we stereotype people

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"Thinking like a Geographer" (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

WARNING! This video contains explicit geographical scenes that may offend the non-worldy-wise.
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Geography Right Here. Right Now.

Amazing facts for a Geography of the 21st Century. See www.geography.org.uk See www.pupilvision.com
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Looking Down From Space at Shanghai's Awful Heat Island

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As China suffers through its hottest summer on record, an immense and deadly bubble of heat builds above Shanghai.
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World's largest ship at arriving at one of world's busiest ports.

The Maersk Triple E arriving in Europe with goodies :)

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Globalization II - Good or Bad?: Crash Course World History #42

Posters and t-shirts at http://www.dftba.com/crashcourse In which John asks whether globalization is a net positive for humanity. While the new global econom...
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Greaat discussion starter about point of view and globalization

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Christina Ratcliffe's comment, August 22, 2013 8:43 PM
Love this! New teacher first assignment AP human geo...you have great resources!
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Agricultural Models

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:27 PM

Models in geography, even if they are at times limited in their explanatory power, are excellent pedagogical tools to promote students to think spatially. 

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:23 PM

We will be studying this model in Chapter 10 HUGGERS

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For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico

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"With Europe sputtering and China costly, the 'stars are aligning' for Mexico as broad changes in the global economy create new dynamics of migration."


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Jason Schneider's curator insight, February 3, 1:01 AM

I just finished reading a scoop about how violence in Mexico is getting worse. Because of that, people choose to emigrate from Mexico. This is pretty accurate especially from Europe because most manufacturing experience come from Europe and the United States (at least the eat side). However, that doesn't stop a good amount of mexicans immigrating north to live a different economy.

Danielle Lip's curator insight, February 3, 12:25 PM

While reading this article I found it quite interesting to hear that Mexico is now where immigrants and others want to migrate towards. Prices are going up in China and other countries allowing for Mexico to become more competitive and attract more people towards it. Over the years migration has all been towards America but today the numbers are decreasing and more people are migrating towards Mexico because of the opportunities available there and the land that is emerging.

Aleena Reyes's curator insight, April 8, 9:21 PM

Even though this article is now three years old, it is refreshing to see that Mexico is really making their mark on the global market. The Global North seems to be coming to a stalemate while "up and coming countries" like Mexico are becoming the perfect place for people to begin their businesses and have a fresh start on life. I can understand though, how it was mentioned on the third page of the article, that some locals may feel that foreigners, European especially, may be receiving some type of special treatment due to past colonialism. However, these entrepreneurs are shaping the economy of Mexico. This is Mexico's chance to advance in the world and increase its GDP. Young, aspiring moguls all seems to feel the same way about their homelands, "Europe, dying; Mexico, coming to life. The United States, closed and materialistic; Mexico, open and creative" and Diego Quemada-Diez, a Spanish director, was quoted in the article, "Europe feels spiritually dead and so does the United States...[y]ou end up wanting something else".  And apparently, Mexico has that "something else".

 

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For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico

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With Europe sputtering and China costly, the “stars are aligning” for Mexico as broad changes in the global economy create new dynamics of migration.
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Robots help Japan's ageing population

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As an increasingly crowded world readies to welcome its seven billionth citizen, Japan faces the opposite problem -- a shrinking population that has to depend on a new kind of friend: robots.
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Technology and aging population

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Janice Chia's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:27 PM

We should use robots to enable care givers to spend more human interaction time with the elderly rather than replace humans altogether.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Food In The USA

The facts go a whole lot deeper than the dairy aisle. It’s time to make a radical shift in the way we distribute food. Naked Juice has teamed up with Wholesome Wave to donate 150,000 pounds w...
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Food in the USA - too much, too little? Food Deserts?

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Container shipping: the world in a box - ft business - companies - FT.com

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Containers transporting everything from shoes to aerospace parts make over 200m journeys a year by ship, truck and train.
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Food In The USA

The facts go a whole lot deeper than the dairy aisle. It’s time to make a radical shift in the way we distribute food. Naked Juice has teamed up with Wholesome Wave to donate 150,000 pounds w...
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agriculture unit

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America's Heartland

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For eight seasons America's Heartland reporters have brought in stories from all across our great nation. We've discovered unforgettable people and places in...
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Intro to Agriculture. Get the students excited about learning on their own.

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14 fascinating language facts from the U.S. Census bureau

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Americans speak more than 300 languages
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Great for the language unit

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Start-of-the-Year Videos

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This is a compilation of videos that can be used to at the beginning of the school year to show the importance of geography, spatial thinking and geo-literacy. This is an excellent promotional vide...
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What are Continents?

What are continents and how many are there? **CGPGrey T-Shirts for sale!**: http://goo.gl/1Wlnd Grey's blog: http://www.cgpgrey.com/blog/ Full script at: htt...
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Unit 1 - Does this clear up confusion?

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