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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

14 fascinating language facts from the U.S. Census bureau | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
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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Globalization I - The Upside: Crash Course World History #41

Look at Crash Course poster #2: http://www.dftba.com/crashcourse In which John Green teaches you about globalization, a subject so epic, so, um, global, it r...
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The Surprising Cities Leading America's Start-Up Revolution

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Some small cities rival blockbuster hubs like San Jose and Boston.
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I wonder if it is coincidence or if the FRQ spurred the number of articles on start ups, venture capital and agglomeration.

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27 Pictures That Will Change The Way You Look At The World

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Throw out your globe. We've got some explaining to do.
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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

To Reduce Prejudice, Try Sharing Passions And Cultures : NPR | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
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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Declining Fertility Rates

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The American birthrate is at a record low. What happens when having it all means not having children?

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Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:36 AM
Children are our legacy, they are our future, and if the birth rate keeps depleting then who will be here to be pur next scientists or doctors? Then again a plus to this situation is how much lower the birth rate is, the more resources we have to equally share (i.e oil, food water etc.)
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:34 AM

In recent research people found that some women are content with not having any children. People might think this way because without a child people are able to do more things like go out or travel. Some may not want children due to expenses. If more people do not want children birth rates could decline over the years.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:23 PM

Not to bulky on information but it gets its point across. why are theyre so many social stigmas around having a kid?  A kid cost a little over a million dollars to raise why should it be looked down apon for choosing not to take the finacial and physical hardship. I personally have been on the fence about the subject because Im not a fan of this world is coming to and i wouldnt want to have someone I dearly care about to have to go through it. But thats neither hear nor there. 

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A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America

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A story told in dots.
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Based on the 2010 census with 1 dot = 1 person when blended shows an interesting shading.

 

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