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A Map of the World's Population Rendered As Mountains and Valleys

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What if people were mapped like mountains?
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Interesting look at the world population. It reinforces that populations are found near coasts or water. Good for Unit 1 & 2.
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Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are)

Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are) | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and insightful maps that show Earth as it truly is -- a connected, ever-changing and fascinating place in which we all belong. You'll never look at a map the same way again.
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Our ever changing technology provides new ways to see the earth, its population, and the interconnections of the two.
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momondo – The DNA Journey

It’s easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us. But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you’d think. I
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Population,ethnicity - who are we? Where did we come from? Is prejudice learned or inherent?
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Projected Religious Population Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa

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"The total population in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow at a faster pace than in any other region in the decades ahead, more than doubling from 823 million in 2010 to 1.9 billion in 2050. As a result, the two dominant religions in the region – Christianity and Islam – both are expected to have more than twice as many adherents in 2050 as in 2010."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 16, 2016 2:58 PM

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions of the world. While the economy is growing, the rate at which poverty is falling is less than the population growth rate.  Nearly all of the population growth in Africa between now and 2050 is expected to occur in Sub-Saharan Africa.  As the population grows, the religious dynamics of Sub-Saharan Africa will change.  The share of residents practicing Christianity, the majority religion of the region, is expected to decline from 2010 to 2050 while the share of Muslims is expected to increase in the same time frame.  The changes in religious demographics is occurring alongside the region’s youth bulge (click here for a population pyramid).  Understanding religious demographics is key to understanding the challenges faced by the African people.   

 

Question to Ponder: What impact are the region’s two fastest-growing religions having on Sub-Saharan Africa’s overall fertility rate?    

 

Tagsreligionpopulation, ChristianityIslam, Africa.

Rainey Vause's curator insight, March 26, 10:26 PM

Unit 2

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China ends one-child policy after 35 years

China ends one-child policy after 35 years | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Government to allow all couples to have two children as ‘response to an ageing population’ and amid concerns over economy
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People are thinking beings. They can make decisions based on their observations, data, or emotions, and they can change those decisions when unintended consequences result. People can adjust which makes predictions just that.

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Isabelle McCreless's curator insight, March 12, 2016 3:52 PM

People are thinking beings. They can make decisions based on their observations, data, or emotions, and they can change those decisions when unintended consequences result. People can adjust which makes predictions just that.

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Israel's soaring population: Promised Land running out of room?

Israel's birth rate, the highest in the developed world and once seen as a survival tactic in a hostile region, could be its undoing unless measures are taken to reverse the trend.
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This article is good for helping students with population density and the need to make geographic projections for the future.

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Isabelle McCreless's curator insight, March 12, 2016 3:53 PM

This article is good for helping students with population density and the need to make geographic projections for the future.

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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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Global Refugee Crisis

"This video shows you why the refugees crossing the Mediterranean by boat can't just fly to Europe."


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Population-refugee,asylum seeker, not internally displaced person. FRQ #3 2015

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 18, 2015 2:30 PM

Not since the end of World War II have there been so many refugees seeking safety.  There are several regional hot spots of political, ethnic and religious turmoil; many are now asking how the global community should response to the worst refugee crisis in generations.


Tags: migration, political, refugees.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 19, 2015 9:35 AM

Global population shakeup.

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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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The World’s 10 Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas

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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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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 Your Neighborhood Affects Your Paycheck

How Your Neighborhood Affects Your Paycheck | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The part of town where you live—and especially where you grew up—can profoundly affect lifetime earnings.
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After Economic Crisis, Low Birthrates Challenge Southern Europe

After Economic Crisis, Low Birthrates Challenge Southern Europe | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A hot spot for childlessness is rising in Greece and neighboring countries, heralding weaker growth and productivity, and creating fiscal problems.
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Population Unit & Economic Unit - lower birth rates because of uncertainty leading to decline inn economic growth.
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Overpopulation – The Human Explosion Explained

In a very short amount of time the human population exploded and is still growing very fast. Will this lead to the end of our civilization? Check ou
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Population unit & Industrial units. Thanks to a former student for spotting this!
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‘Leftover Women’ in China

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"Chinese women face immense pressure to get married before they turn 27. In many Chinese cities, so called marriage markets are a common sight, where parents go to post and match personal ads. A number of brave Chinese women have finally stood up to speak their mind against society’s labels and their parents' pressures."Source: www.youtube.comThis
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Over 40s 'have more babies' than under 20s

Over 40s 'have more babies' than under 20s | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Women in their forties are having more babies than women two decades younger for the first time in nearly 70 years, official figures for England and Wales show.
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Population trends are changing as women enter the work force.
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The Next America

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Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time
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The Dirt On Fertilizer

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Interesting slideshow on fertilizer, its uses, how and where it is produced, and why it will be in demand as the world population reaches 8 million.

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Our World in Data — Visualising the Empirical Evidence on how the World is Changing

Our World in Data — Visualising the Empirical Evidence on how the World is Changing | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Visualised in graphs I am presenting the long-term data on how we are changing our world. This is the Empirical View on How We Are Making Our World a Better Place. Topic by topic I cover the decline of violence and the increase of tolerance and political rights. Improving living standards, health and well-being; population changes and associated success in preserving our environment. Increasing knowledge about our word and spreading education.
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Data source for several units 

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Nigeria’s moment

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FIVE-and-a-half decades ago, when Nigeria elected its first government at the end of colonial rule, many expected the country to rise quickly to become Africa’s...
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Population and political units. Demographic dividend. 

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Aidan Lowery's curator insight, March 28, 2016 10:03 AM

Unit 2

Population and political units. Demographic dividend. 

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5 ways Europe is trying to convince its citizens to make more babies

5 ways Europe is trying to convince its citizens to make more babies | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In Denmark, teachers encourage their students to someday make babies as well as practice safe sex.
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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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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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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, April 5, 2015 8:18 PM

GTAV AC:G Y10 - Geographies of human wellbeing

CD - The reasons for spatial variations between countries in selected indicators of  human wellbeing

Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 2015 11:30 PM

This is an example on the population growth and development from the recent years of technological innovation.

Deanna Metz's curator insight, March 1, 2016 8:04 PM

This article has some excellent animated graphs and population pyramids to show some of the demographic changes that countries will be experiencing from now until 2050.  These animated GIFs are perfect teaching images.  


Tag: population, demographic transition model, APHG.

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What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were Scaled By Population

What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were Scaled By Population | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Redditor TeaDranks has created a super-interesting cartogram in which the size of each country is apportioned according to population. Suddenly, the largest countries in the world don't look so mighty — Russia and Canada, we're looking at you.
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Makes the US look less significant

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