North & South America-Geography to the Point
43 views | +0 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Gillian & Alexis from Geography Education
onto North & South America-Geography to the Point
Scoop.it!

Tour the States - Music Video

Full album: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/brain-beats Music by Renald Francoeur Drawing by Craighton Berman "Tour the States" is track #1 from Brain Beats, a mnemonic CD...

 

It’s so often stated that geography education is so much more than just learning states and capitals. I wholeheartedly endorse that sentiment, but there is still some rudimentary importance to learning about where places are. I see it as analogous for English majors needing to learn basic grammar. You can’t write a masterpiece if you are still fumbling around with the alphabet. In geography, we can't have a nuanced discussion of place and interconnectedness if we have no sense of where any place actually is.

 

Tags: USA, K12, video, GeographyEducation.


Via Seth Dixon
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

A great, to-the-point video showing the political geography of the United States. Quick and fast facts on the 50 states and capitals made into a catchy song! Chosen for poltical geography content. TOPIC: Geography-Location

more...
No comment yet.
North & South America-Geography to the Point
RHS Geography- Class 2A Oberreuter
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Gillian & Alexis
Scoop.it!

Development Centre - OECD

Development Centre - OECD | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it
Even though the growing middle class in Latin America is becoming an engine of economic progress, it remains economically vulnerable when compared with high income OECD countries, according to the OECD Development Centre’s Latin American Economic Outlook 2010.
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

This goes under the social category. This article is about how the social classes are changing in latin america. There are many ways to up a child's social class, and education is the best way.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gillian & Alexis
Scoop.it!

Samba Dance History

Samba Dance History | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it
Includes: • Traditional samba dance history
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

As many countries do, Brazil has influenced music styles and artists with an original beat called Samba. Born in the 19th century, Samba is typically recognized as a fast, energetic, fast tempo beat. Often played in 2/4 time (2 beats in everymeasure), Samba music is made to get people on their feet dancing and moving around, whether it be solo or with a partner, though partner sambas are typically reserved for ballroom dancing competitions.

This article was chosen for it's relation to the Intellectual section of P.E.R.S.I.A for Brazil's contribution to the art of music and dance.
TOPIC: Intellectual

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gillian & Alexis
Scoop.it!

First Latin American pope 'very exciting,' faithful say

First Latin American pope 'very exciting,' faithful say | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it
Catholic faithful from Latin America cheered the historic election of the first pope from the region Wednesday.
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

Hearing the news that the next pope was a Latin American bishop, Southern Americans everywhere took to the streets in celebration of this first-time event. Being one of the most devoutly Roman Catholic continents, South Americans were proud to be represented and recognized for their faith and contributions to the religion. Pope Francis, before known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, is seen as a representative of Roman Catholicism and the Church of South America. Many Southern Americans felt ignored or neglected in their faithfulness and contributions to the Roman Catholic Church, and compare Pope Francis' election to wining the World Cup in Soccer.


This article was chosen for it's relation to the Religion section of P.E.R.S.I.A, for it's historical significance in the religious history of South America.
TOPIC: Religion

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gillian & Alexis from Digital-News on Scoop.it today
Scoop.it!

Our Evolving Discourse: Communication in the Age of Social Media - The American Conservative

Our Evolving Discourse: Communication in the Age of Social Media - The American Conservative | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it
The American Conservative
Our Evolving Discourse: Communication in the Age of Social Media
The American Conservative
It seems social media may encourage less benign emotional expressions, as well.

Via Thomas Faltin
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

Social media is the whole reason on why this article fits in the social catagory. I chose this article for its main idea. It shows how if Donna Sapolin, from Forbes, is correct face to face conversations are becoming rare. Most people just post opinions on websites and fight about it, saying they're right and getting "hurt" at what others have to say. So is she right?  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gillian & Alexis
Scoop.it!

How American Music has Changed over the Past 50 Years by David Thackston | Life Paths 360

How American Music has Changed over the Past 50 Years by David Thackston | Life Paths 360 | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it
A better question to ask one's self might be,
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

This article represents how American music has changed, or really what about music didn't change in the arts catagory. I chose this article because music is a big part of many peoples lives in North America. The main idea of this article is that music really hasn't changed a whole lot in the past 50 years. A quote that sums up the article best for me is "If you turn on the radio today you’ll hear that same song about love, and that same song about heartache. The only difference is that it has been revamped to suite today’s styling." All music (well most it depends on what genre you listen to) is really the same as its always been, just in a different styling.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gillian & Alexis from The Unpopular Opinion
Scoop.it!

Organized religion 'will be driven toward extinction' in 9 countries, experts predict – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

Organized religion 'will be driven toward extinction' in 9 countries, experts predict – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it

Is this happening because so many wars, murders and other injustices have occurred in the name of God?

"Organized religion will all but vanish eventually from nine Western-style democracies, a team of mathematicians predict in a new paper based on census data stretching back 100 years.

It won't die out completely, but "religion will be driven toward extinction" in countries including Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands, they say.

It will also wither away in Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland, they anticipate."


Via Baochi
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

Within 9 countries, Canada included, religion is becoming a rare thing of practice and existance. Religion will never completely vanish, though the number of people who are affiliated with a specific religion will continue to diminish over time the stats conclude. Some believe that this trend continues because of political, social, and economic challenges and advantages, though others believe it is the cause of many violent acts comitted in the name of god linked to religion. Chosen for for the views of religion in North America and the countries linked. TOPIC: Religion-Beliefs/Conversion

more...
Julia & Eva's curator insight, October 3, 2013 11:18 AM

The religions of some countries will start to die out, or at least that's what the experts say. They are saying that " religion will be driven towards extinction" in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

Rescooped by Gillian & Alexis from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Tour the States - Music Video

Full album: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/brain-beats Music by Renald Francoeur Drawing by Craighton Berman "Tour the States" is track #1 from Brain Beats, a mnemonic CD...

 

It’s so often stated that geography education is so much more than just learning states and capitals. I wholeheartedly endorse that sentiment, but there is still some rudimentary importance to learning about where places are. I see it as analogous for English majors needing to learn basic grammar. You can’t write a masterpiece if you are still fumbling around with the alphabet. In geography, we can't have a nuanced discussion of place and interconnectedness if we have no sense of where any place actually is.

 

Tags: USA, K12, video, GeographyEducation.


Via Seth Dixon
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

A great, to-the-point video showing the political geography of the United States. Quick and fast facts on the 50 states and capitals made into a catchy song! Chosen for poltical geography content. TOPIC: Geography-Location

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gillian & Alexis
Scoop.it!

Lonesome George, Last of His Kind, Dies in Galápagos

Lonesome George, Last of His Kind, Dies in Galápagos | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it
The centenarian reptile, perhaps best known for his reticence to mate, was the last giant tortoise of his kind.
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

The article goes in the area category because it has to do with the last tortoise of his kind dying, and now the giant tortoise are extinct. The giant tortoise decline happened in the 1800 and 1900's when sailors and pirates used the Pacific Ocean archipelago as a pit stop, hunting huge numbers of giant tortoises for food and oil. They were thought to be extinct but George was found in 1971.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gillian & Alexis
Scoop.it!

Bachelet pledges to tackle 'inequality' and draft a new constitution

Bachelet pledges to tackle 'inequality' and draft a new constitution | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it
Socialist Michelle Bachelet promised to tackle inequality as she took the oath of office on Tuesday, returning to power after four years to lead Chile. Bachelet succeeds conservative Sebastian Piñera, who said he was leaving his successor “a better country than the one we had four years ago.”
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

As Michelle Bachelet, takes presidential office in Santiago Chile, she, alongside Isabel Allende, the daughter of ousted President Salvador Allende who died in a 1973 coup, will hold one of the two most powerful positions in state, a remarkable moment for Chile, with women in the two most powerful positions. As Bachelet takes office she pledges to tackle inequality and reform the education system throughout Chile, offering more university level schooling for free.

This article was chosen for it's relation to the Political section of P.E.R.S.I.A in it's summary of new Chilean president Michelle Bachelet's pledges during her time in office.
TOPIC: Political

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gillian & Alexis
Scoop.it!

U.S. to push for more trade with Latin America

U.S. to push for more trade with Latin America | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing business with trade partners in Latin America, only days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free...
Gillian & Alexis's insight:
This article goes under the economic category because is has to do with the trade between the USA and Latin America. They talk about why this plan is a good idea and why they should start trading more.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gillian & Alexis from Energy Efficiency News and Reviews
Scoop.it!

Connecticut Named The 5th Most Energy Efficient State

Connecticut Named The 5th Most Energy Efficient State | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it

The report, from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington, D.C.-based clean energy advocacy group, ranked Connecticut behind only Massachusetts, California, New York and Oregon.The Connecticut General Assembly passed of a major energy bill earlier this year and Gov. Dannel Malloy signed it into law this summer. 

 
Via ecoInsight
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

This article would be placed in the economy catagory because it shows how states are saving money by starting to become more energy efficient. I chose this article because states saving money is a very important subject in our economy right now, and thats the main idea. The plan included in this article will bring down the cost of efficient lighting products, expand resources to provide for more low-income residents to receive energy efficiency assessments of their homes, help small businesses with financing and more.

more...
ecoInsight's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:45 AM

add your insight...

Ali and bradyn's curator insight, December 1, 2013 1:11 PM

A economic articl that shows Connecticut as fifth in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency

Rescooped by Gillian & Alexis from North America and South America
Scoop.it!

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.

Via Jeffery Oh and Landon Bones
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

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

more...
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.

Rebecca!Morgan Geography's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:15 PM

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

-Morgan

Rescooped by Gillian & Alexis from Palestine
Scoop.it!

Afghans Demand That U.S. Admit Military Errors

Afghans Demand That U.S. Admit Military Errors | North & South America-Geography to the Point | Scoop.it
Afghan officials said a long-term security pact could be reached with the United States if President Obama acknowledged military mistakes and vowed not to repeat them.

Via Ramy Jabbar رامي
Gillian & Alexis's insight:

 Afghan citizens are calling for a letter of apology from the President of the United States for military mistakes made during the war, those of which harmed or churned up much anger towards American militants. However, some American officials have looked upon this request with much disapproval, stating that the United States had no need to apologize, for they had sacrificed many of their service men and women throughout Afghanistan's "democratic progress" and in taking down terrorist powers such as Al Qaeda. This article demonstrates the strained ties between the U.S.A and Afghanistan, as well as the opinions and views of both individual countries as to what needs to come to an agreement. Chosen for reliable and informative content depicting the  thinking state of these countries after war. TOPIC: Political-Treaties/War

more...
No comment yet.