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PopulationPyramid.net

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Population Pyramids of the Whole World from 1950 to 2100 — PopulationPyramid.net
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An amazing website that allows the user to select any country of the world to view its population pyramid for the years 1950-2100.  Think of the questions students can generate through independent exploration of the data!

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How Clever Design Can Help You Learn Chinese

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Learning to speak Chinese is a daunting task. There are tens of thousands of characters that take years to master. But Taipei-born, London-based entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh wanted to find an easier way to help teach 200 characters required for basic reading comprehension to her own English-speaking children. She deconstructed frequently-used...
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Why Aren't Italian Women Having Babies?

Why Aren't Italian Women Having Babies? | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal reports today that more women in Italy are foregoing children. This isn’t a problem on the individual level, but on a societal level, it’s dicey. By 2050, the statistical institute Istat projects that there will be 263 elders for every 100 young people, which means retirees...
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Cultural Appropriation 101: Feat. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus And Selena Gomez

Cultural Appropriation 101: Feat. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus And Selena Gomez | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
Last night, Katy Perry opened the American Music Awards with a rendition of "Unconditionally" that appeared to be, well, "geisha-inspired" -- a confusingly executed theme, which included cherry blossoms, The Great Wave off Kanagawa and a Chinese fan dance performed by kimono-clad women who were seemingly neither Chinese nor Japanese. In other words, the performance seemed to "unconditionally" pull influences from across the Eastern continent, much like the Asian food stands in most American malls.
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Wyoming, Washington State landslides: Natural or human-caused?

Wyoming, Washington State landslides: Natural or human-caused? | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
Landslides are a natural occurrence, but human activities can trigger them as well. Scientists are looking for causes of a landslide in Wyoming as well as one in Washington State that killed at least 39 people.
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How the Military Is Preparing for Climate Change War

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The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just completed a series of landmark reports that chronicle an update to the current state of consensus science on climate change. In a sentence, here’s what they found: On our current path, climate change could pose an irreversible, existential risk to civilization...
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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

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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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A Jewish Photographer’s Portrait of Arab Israeli Teenagers

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Turning 18 is the start of an important year for young Israelis. They typically finish high school, become legal adults, and get the right to vote. It’s also the year when the differences between two strata of Israeli society crystallize: While virtually all Jewish men and women join the military,...
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Concentric Zones of Building Age in Chicago

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  Hughie, hold my halo.I’m sick of being a saint:Got to teach youngstersTo hit ‘em where they ain’t.-Ogden Nash  Many of the original and innovative contributions to the field of urban sociolo...
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In Central African Republic, a town embodies the nation's conflict

In Central African Republic, a town embodies the nation's conflict | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
Christians and Muslims used to mix freely in the town of Boda. But both communities are now under attack, and the devastation here speaks to the toll a violent year has taken on the nation.
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Home - Years Of Living Dangerously

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YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY combines the blockbuster storytelling styles of Hollywood’s top movie makers, including James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub, with 60 Minutes® Joel Bach and David Gelber’s reporting expertise to reveal critical stories of heartbreak, hope and heroism, for the Showtime series about climate change.
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The History of Humanity Is a History of Hunger

The History of Humanity Is a History of Hunger | Ms. Postlethwaite's Human Geography Page | Scoop.it
The history of humanity is a history of hunger. Pretty much every society in recorded time has been wracked by famines, and a few have been destroyed by them. Sometimes these famines are spurred or exacerbated by political or military campaigns. Sometimes they’re due to human error. But the rather...
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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 7:02 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 7:26 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, 6:44 AM

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