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Keeping African Roots Alive in Brazil - AllAfrica.com

Keeping African Roots Alive in Brazil - AllAfrica.com | North and South America | Scoop.it
Keeping African Roots Alive in BrazilAllAfrica.comRio De Janeiro — A Nigerian diviner dances and sings next to a Brazilian priest of the Candomblé religion, brought to this South American country by African slaves, that is now being rescued from oblivion...

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South America - Religion

 

this is an interesting article about how people celebrate their religion and the diverse population.

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Jason, Charlie's curator insight, March 11, 2014 6:21 PM

SOUTH AMERICA RELIGION!!!!! This article talks about men and women trying to preserve the rich history of Brazil.  History and culture of your region is very important to some people and they will do anything to keep it and make sure it gets passed on generation to generation.

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2012 Political Parties Parties Grouped by Classification

2012 Political Parties Parties Grouped by Classification

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South America-Political 

 

this lists different political parties  by their classification

(1.Major parties 2. Third parties 3. Independants 4. Not classifiable.)

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Tosh's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:28 PM

EQ: Based off of how many parties are represented here, does the presidential election equally represent them?

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Geography

 

The Incan Empire has three main geographic regions: the Andes Mountains, the Amazon Jungle, and the desert that stretches along on the coast of South America.

(See a video about Incan geography at http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/peru/)

The second highest mountain range in the world runs through Peru. These peaks, called the Andes, are so tall and forbidding that the ancient Inca people thought they were gods. They run from north to south and can be seen from Peru's beaches 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the west. The highest peak, Mount Huascarán, is 22,205 feet (6,768 meters) high.   The Andes produce all sorts of metals such as gold, copper, silver, tin, lead, iron, platinum, and quicksilver. The people who live among the Andes have developed large terraces and irrigation systems, on which they grow crops like potatoes, corn, and coffee.

The name Andes is thought to have come from anti , a Quechuan name for copper. The Andes' are an abundant source of copper. Chile (a country on the southwestern side of the Andes) is known to be the world's largest exporter and producer of copper.  The Andes produce all sorts of metals such as gold, copper, silver, tin, lead, iron, platinum, and quicksilver. The people who live among the Andes have developed large terraces and irrigation systems, on which they grow crops like potatoes, corn, and coffee.

The name Andes is thought to have come from anti , a Quechuan name for copper. The Andes' are an abundant source of copper. Chile (a country on the southwestern side of the Andes) is known to be the world's largest exporter and producer of copper.  The northern Andes are made up of three mountain ranges that spread out to catch and keep the moisture of the northeastern trade winds. This in turn gives a large amount of rainfall to the area.

On the Pacific side of the mountain range, from the Isthmus of Panama to the equator, the Colombian Andes catch the southwardly winds, leading to rainfall almost every day. Argentina's eastern slopes are relatively dry. Chilean slopes of the Andes catch their moisture as drenching heavy weather such as rain or snow.

The world's largest rain forest, the Amazon, covers nearly half of Peru. Called the selva in Spanish, this huge jungle, which also covers half of Brazil, is home to plants and animals that do not live anywhere else on Earth. Some scientists think there may even be Indian tribes there that have never seen the outside world.  The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world, covering over five and a half a million square kilometres (1.4 billion acres).Over half of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil but it is also located in other South American countries including Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana.10% of the world’s known species live in the Amazon rainforest.20% of the world’s bird species live in the Amazon rainforest.It is home to around 2 and a half million different insect species as well as over 40000 plant species.There are also a number of dangerous species living in the Amazon rainforest such as the cougar, jaguar and anaconda.

 

Along Peru's west coast is a narrow strip of desert 1,555 miles (2,500 kilometers) long. Ancient people, called the Chimú and the Nasca, first inhabited this region thousands of years ago. The coastal desert makes up only about 10 percent of Peru, but it is home to more than half of all Peruvians.

 Have you ever seen a desert turn into a lush green valley bursting with life? This is exactly what happens in the coastal deserts of Peru every year, when oasis-like pockets of vegetation, called lomas, bloom between July and November thanks to the moisture they capture from fog. 

The lomas’ ability to capture fog and turn it into water that plants, animals and people can use is key to the survival of the biodiversity and human populations living in this otherwise arid environment.

But centuries of unmanaged livestock grazing and chopping of trees for firewood have left the lomas depleted, with less vegetation to capture fog the way they once could.

That’s why The Nature Conservancy and its partners are kicking off a three-year project in Atiquipa, Peru, to not only restore these important oases, but also to help local communities find ways to sustainably manage the lomas so they can continue to provide for people and nature year after year.  

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/peru/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/amazonrainforest.html

http://incas.mrdonn.org/geography.html

https://sites.google.com/site/ctwincawebquest/resources

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/southamerica/peru/explore/fog-catchers.xml


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This short article describes the geography of South America and provides a brief history. It fall under the GEOGRAPHY subject.

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Augmented reality education in Canada

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Augmented reality education gaining ground
Augmented reality has gotten a lot of attention recently for its uses in gaming and entertainment. The technology is often used to provide consumers with engaging experiences that are meant to focus ...

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I find this incredibly interesting-alike American schools, those in Canada use technology to heighten the educational value of many subjects and to add an amount of interest for students.

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Culture and Religion in Canada

Canada is similar to the United States in that it is a melting pot of different cultures and religions. Canada is a country without an official religion.

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This article explains the cultural blend of Canada, and it's similarities to that of America. This falls under the Relegion category.  

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Jeffery Oh and Landon Bones's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:21 AM

Religion

Canada is very simiilar to the United States and they have very diverse cultures so there are many different religions.

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Canada, a country with no main religion, is seen as a hub for different religions and cultures, similar to the U.S. A short and to-the-point description of the religious community and practice in Canada. Chosen for factual information on the state of religion in Canada and the main practices and beliefs. TOPIC: Religion-Beliefs

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Fed up with local politics, two students nominate a CAT for mayor in Mexico - and the candi-gato is in the lead

Fed up with local politics, two students nominate a CAT for mayor in Mexico - and the candi-gato is in the lead | North and South America | Scoop.it
Two students in the eastern Mexico city of Xalapa have nominated Morris, a cat, for Mayor and according to his social media presence, the cat is crushing the competition

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Although this may appear to be a political joke, it is actually a serious statement against corrupt governemnt officials in Mexico. This easily falls into the Pollitical category. It's actual message is intriguing-many citizens of Mexico think that their politics are corrupt.

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New species of the Amazon rainforest - in pictures

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At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over the past four years in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon
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This fascinating slideshow depicts a variety of animal species that reside in the Amazon Rainforest, along with information about them.

This goes in the INTELLECTUAL. category.

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Follow the leader

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LATIN AMERICANS, it seems, have swiftly become addicted to social networking, with users spending ten hours a month (twice as much as the average in the rest of the...
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Falling under the category of SOCIAL, this article describes the impact and use age of social media sites - such as Twitter - in South America.

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Religious Geography of the United States

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A set of 2000 census maps that focus on religion in the United States.  Even in secular societies, religion can play an important role within society, both culturally and politically.  Include are links to many more religious maps.  


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Geography- these maps show the diverse religions and the distribution of them.
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Andrew and Tom's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:11 PM

This map shows the consentration of religion in the US and how ut mainly is in the south.

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10 Social Media Marketing Tips That Every Marketer Should Know

  According to a study of 500 small-medium businesses across the United States, 90% are actively engaged in social media. This fact is very interesting for two reasons.

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Social- business owners recommend using these unique tips to help promote the popularity of your product through commercials.

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How Mexico is upending the US auto industry - Washington Post (blog)

How Mexico is upending the US auto industry - Washington Post (blog) | North and South America | Scoop.it
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How Mexico is upending the US auto industry
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Last year, Mexico produced more than 3 million vehicles, compared with 10.8 million in the United States.

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Economics- Mexico is hiring more people in automotive industries than the U.S. is, which is due to car companies moving to Mexico. This creates competition between the two countries.

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