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Amazing Statistics

This mind blowing information shows how the virtual and online world is changing so rapidly. Did you know there are 31 billion searches on Google every singl...

 

Globalization, education and the changing technological landscape are all major themes in this video. 


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The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry

The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
How did the clothes you're wearing get to you? Guardian journalists trace the lifecycle of the shirt on your back via the teeming workshops of Dhaka, where labour is cheap, factories are cheaper and just going to work can be fatal
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This is an amazing resource that ties into nearly all of the APHG units.  I imagine having students investigate the demographics and culture of Bangladesh, including migration patterns, before using this interactive resource.  Tie in vocabulary from multiple units and ask students to demonstrate their knowledge by not only identifying applicable terms, but also by comparing to other case studies.

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I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway

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A retired Major League Baseball player explains how he's trying to turn an upsetting encounter with the police into an opportunity for dialogue. 
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To Reduce Population Growth, Save More Babies

To Reduce Population Growth, Save More Babies | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
In 2013 the United Nations Population Division revised its population projections to show that population could grow even faster than previously anticipated, especially in Africa. Planning ahead for feeding a hot, hungry, teeming planet is both a numbers game and social venture. Calories, climate change, and acres of land are...
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The World’s Murder Capitals

The World’s Murder Capitals | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
The U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime released its 2013 Global Study on Homicide this week. Overall, the number of murders in the world is relatively stable—even declining slightly—but the most striking finding in the report is how geographically concentrated homicide is become. According to the report, a group of...
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Ukraine crisis: Could geographic ignorance spark a war with Russia?

Ukraine crisis: Could geographic ignorance spark a war with Russia? | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
A survey conducted by a trio of political scientists and published on the Washington Post's Web site has found the more wrong Americans are about the location of Ukraine on a map, the more likely they are to support US military intervention.
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India's Green Revolution

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A report on India's historic Green Revolution.


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Sustainable Agriculture - The Basics

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Sustainable agriculture involves production methods that provide healthy food for consumers, do not harm the environment, respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers, and support farming communities.

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Logic and reasons to support ethical products.

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Unit V

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This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine - The Washington Post

This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine - The Washington Post | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it

In practical terms.


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Harm de Blij (1935-2014)

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Harm de Blij, world renowned geographer and author of The Power of Place, passed away this week.


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:( Co-Author of our textbook

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Global State of Agriculture

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Unit V, main idea of the unit!

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Unit 5

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Quinoa’s Global Success Creates Quandary in Bolivia

Quinoa’s Global Success Creates Quandary in Bolivia | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it

The soaring demand for quinoa has helped raise farmers’ incomes in Boliva. But fewer Bolivians can afford it.


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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 30, 4:15 PM
Great article on quinoa and what happens when a "super food" is discovered and everyone all over the world now wants it! Thanks Bethany!
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unit 5

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It is so hard to think about the fact that as the world becomes familiar with a product and the producers of that product gain more wealth, the price of it goes up so much that the producers cannot afford it. Quinoa is such a wonderful food item because of its high nutritional value. As Bolivians become more exposed to the rest of the world they also become exposed to our non-nutritional food offerings and the health of their families declines.

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The New York Times > Business > Image > The Hot Spots for Organic Food

The New York Times > Business > Image > The Hot Spots for Organic Food | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
The map of organic farms in the United States is clustered into a few geographic centers, a strikingly different pattern than the map of all farms.

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Nairobi's Emerging Cities Dilemma | World Policy Institute

Nairobi's Emerging Cities Dilemma | World Policy Institute | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
By Raphael Obonyo (Raphael Obonyo from UN-HABITAT argues that “without managing urbanization... it will be hard to cub insecurity...
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Russians Don’t See the Same Map as the Rest of the World When They Google Crimea

Russians Don’t See the Same Map as the Rest of the World When They Google Crimea | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
NPR notes an interesting recent change on Google Maps. Visitors to Google.Ru/Maps, the Russian edition of the site, now see the Crimean peninsula separated from the Ukrainian mainland by a sold line, implying an international border. On every other version of the site, however, there’s a dotted line implying that...
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The Pros and Cons of Gentrification - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

The Pros and Cons of Gentrification - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
Are there ways to curb the effects of gentrification?
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Why Are So Many Babies Dying at This Hospital in India?

Why Are So Many Babies Dying at This Hospital in India? | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
Each Friday Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and photography, visit their online magazine or follow @roadskingdoms on Twitter. KOLKATA, India—The route to B.C. Roy Memorial Hospital for Children in Kolkata is a pilgrimage nobody wants to make. But many of West Bengal’s poor...
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Map - The geology of Game of Thrones

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This is Westeros as it exists in the days of tumult, in the days following the death of King Robert Baratheon, in the shortening days that warn that winter is coming.  But this is also the geologic history of Westeros, reaching far deeper through the annals of time than the reign of any of the Seven Kingdoms.  We pieced this geologic history together from character observations, town names, official Game of Thrones maps, and the principles of geology learned here on Earth.  Using only limited data we were able to reimagine 500 million years of planetary evolution, including volcanoes, continents rising from the oceans, and ice ages (with guest appearance by white walkers and dragons).


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The Neolithic Revolution - How Farming Changed the World

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h2g2, the Unconventional Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 8, 2013 10:02 PM

With the domestication of crops and animals, Neolithic man changed the world.

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unit V

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The Meatrix

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The Meatrix website offers information on the issues surrounding factory farming, as well as alternatives to conventionally-raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs.

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 8, 2013 10:26 PM

Watch all 3 video clips to learn about industrial and commercial farming in the US.

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Adorable Children Around the World Pose With Their Favorite Toys

Adorable Children Around the World Pose With Their Favorite Toys | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
In photographer Gabriele Galimberti's new book, kids stand amongst their most prized possessions

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 27, 9:44 AM

These are awesome pictures!  What would you take a picture with??  And don't say your phone!

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Wickham: U.S., like Russia, exercises hegemony

Wickham: U.S., like Russia, exercises hegemony | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
While we bash Putin on Ukraine, U.S. once took similar liberties with Panama.

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 26, 3:12 PM

A good discussion of hegemony.

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5 Creative Ways Countries Tried to up Their Birth Rates

5 Creative Ways Countries Tried to up Their Birth Rates | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it

How do you make people make more people?


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Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes

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New York City has always been changing. But recently, the city has seen a wave of luxury condos and artisanal cupcake boutiques uproot local delis and dive bars.

To make sure we don't forget the city's past, two New York-based photographers, James and Karla Murray, set out to document the city's transformation. The result was a book, titled "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York," in which they photographed of mom-and-pop stores around the city.

 

 


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6 of the World's Most Worrisome Disputed Territories

6 of the World's Most Worrisome Disputed Territories | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it

Territorial disputes are nothing new, but political analysts warn of a rise in tensions because of Russia's bold move into Crimea.


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'Delhi slums are fast turning into high-risk zone for children' - The Hindu

'Delhi slums are fast turning into high-risk zone for children' - The Hindu | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
The Hindu 'Delhi slums are fast turning into high-risk zone for children' The Hindu Registering an infant mortality rate of 35.6 per 1,000 and an under five-year-old mortality rate at 73.6 per 1,000 in Delhi slums, the Capital has registered itself...
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