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Asia Map / Map of Asia - Maps, Facts and Geography of Asia - Worldatlas.com

Asia Map / Map of Asia - Maps, Facts and Geography of Asia - Worldatlas.com | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
A guide to Asia including maps (country map, outline map, political map, topographical map) and facts and information about Asia.
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AREA/GEOGRAPHY:

I chose this article because it did not only show where Asia was, but also the culture and background of it. 

COSTA'S QUESTIONS: Name 2 new facts you discovered about Asia. 

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Gwynne Dyer: Can India surpass China as Asia's fastest growing large economy?

Gwynne Dyer: Can India surpass China as Asia's fastest growing large economy? | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
India’s GDP is currently less than a quarter of China’s although the two countries are quite close in population.
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I chose this article because I found it interesting how China's economic power is so large and continuing to grow larger, and there is still a slim chance that India can change that.

 

Predict whether or not you think that India will eventually have the worlds largest growing economy.

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Shrinking Religious Freedom in South Asia

Shrinking Religious Freedom in South Asia | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
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RELIGION

I chose this article because I found it shocking how the ability to get to chose your own personal beliefs and religion is becoming more difficult in South Asia.

 

Infer why the freedom of religion is becoming smaller in Southern Asia.

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Who is exceeding their powers?

Who is exceeding their powers? | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
THE turning-point in the euro crisis came when the European Central Bank (ECB) pledged in September 2012 to make if necessary unlimited purchases of government...

Via Lauren and tatyana
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RELIGON:

I chose this article because the UK and Germany both have very different points of views regarding this topic and I wanted to show those points of views.

COSTA'S QUESTION:

Who do you think is right? And how do we solve this problem/

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Lauren and tatyana's curator insight, February 9, 2014 6:29 PM

Germany and the UK are having issues about which court is overstepping the power. What do you think would solve this problem?

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Ecuador accuses UK of ‘violating Assange’s human rights’ — RT News

Ecuador accuses UK of ‘violating Assange’s human rights’ — RT News | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
Ecuador has accused the UK of violating Julian Assange’s human rights by refusing to allow the WikiLeaks founder to take shelter in South America, which granted him political asylum nearly a year ago.

Via stevebmackie
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POLITICAL:

I chose this article because it really shows the conflict between two countries, and it shows the political view between each of them as well. 

COSTA'S QUESTION: Analyze the article and give your opinion on which country you agree or side with.

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Chloe and Devynne's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:15 PM

This article is about South America's political. Ecuador had accused the UK of violating  human rights. 

Emil Bodnar's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:20 PM

South america political

KaitlynandSydney's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:27 PM

This goes under the political section of South America because of  the political argument between Ecuador and the UK. Ecuador did not believe that the UK was following the human rights. That was because they would not let a wiki leaks founder into south america.

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Ted Turner hospitalized in South America

Ted Turner hospitalized in South America | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
CNN founder Ted Turner was admitted to a local hospital while traveling in South America, FOX411 confirms.
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SOCIAL

I chose this article because  the hospitalization of Ted Turner has many people curious as to the reason why.

 

Infer what will happen to CNN now that Ted is hospitalized.

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1) Canadian Regional Geography | Your Canada

1) Canadian Regional Geography | Your Canada | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it

The Physical Regions of Canada

Canada is divided into seven different physical regions. Learn a little bit about each region here.


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I chose this article becuase it shows where all the regions are in canada and you get to learn different things about each region.

Costas question: Evaluate this article and givce 2-4 facts on the appalachian region.

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1000s Mexico teachers protest in capital

1000s Mexico teachers protest in capital | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
Thousands of teachers protest in Mexico’s capital against new education reforms.

Via Leicester Worker
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I chose this article because teachers were going crazy about the change in Mexico's education, and they wanted to fight for what they believed or wanted.

Costas question: Imagine you were one of the teachers in Mexico and your job was cut because of new policys?

 

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Math modeling may help boost Mexico's agriculture

Math modeling may help boost Mexico's agriculture | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
As the world’s population grows, balancing sustainable agriculture with increased crop production is becoming a rising challenge.
Mathematician and Arizona State University Regents’ Profes
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ECONOMIC

I choose this article because the agriculture in Mexico reflects greatly upon it's economy, due to it being widespread throughout the nation.

Q: Infer if math modeling will indeed help boost Mexico's agriculture.

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Asia’s parents suffering 'education fever'

Asia’s parents suffering 'education fever' | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
Families in China and South Korea are faced with a heavy financial burden for their children's education
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INTELLECTUAL/ARTS:

I chose this article because it shows the obligation parents have to make sure their children are successful. They would do crazy things just to scrape up money to send their children to school. 

COSTA'S QUESTION: If you didn't have enough money to send your child to school, would you sell everything to make sure they go, or tell them they can't go? Why?

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Slavery in South East Asia | Liberty Asia

Slavery in South East Asia | Liberty Asia | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
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I chose this article because it gave a lot of good information on slavery in South East Asia, and the different types of slavery.

COSTA'S QUESTIONS: How many different types of slavery occurs in South East Asia, name 3. 

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Thailand army declares martial law

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The army in Thailand imposes martial law amid a political crisis "to preserve law and order" but says the surprise move is not a coup.
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POLITICAL

I chose this article because it's explains how Thailand is currently in the middle of a political crisis, and how the army recently declared martial law.

 

Analyze the root issue of Thailand's political crisis.

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Brazil Economy | Economy Watch

Brazil Economy | Economy Watch | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
Brazil’s economy is the largest economy in South America and the country boasts well developed agriculture, mining, manufacturing and service sectors.

Via Jessica Espinoza
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ECONOMY:

I chose this article because it shows different aspects of the Brazilian economy, not just if it has enough money.

COSTA'S QUESTION:

Describe what you see within all of the graphs, also which labor force is the highest and which is the lowest?

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Shayna and Kayla's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:41 PM

This represents the economic part of South America. Brazils economy is the largest economy in South America . Brazil was one of the first emerging markets to stage a recovery. The service and industrial sectors contribute a lot to the countries economy. This chart represents the GDP returning to positive levels.

Christian and Asher's curator insight, March 12, 2014 10:27 PM

Economy: Brazillian economy has been developing well and helping buisnesses and agriculture suceed

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Lecturer emphasizes roles of culture and history in Latin-American literature

Lecturer emphasizes roles of culture and history in Latin-American literature | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
The roles of culture and history on Latin American literature were discussed during a lecture in the BLUU Auditorium Monday night.
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INTELLECTUAL 

I chose this article because I found it interesting how the Lecturer claims that one must understand  Latin American history to understand its literature.

 

Express your thoughts on this lecturers beliefs.

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Climate change could mean more malaria in Africa, South America

LONDON (Reuters) - Future global warming could lead to a significant increase in malaria cases in densely populated regions of Africa and South America unless disease monitoring and control efforts are
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AREA/GEOGRAPHY

I chose this article because I found it shocking how climate change is increasing cases of a potentially deadly disease.

 

Express your thoughts on climate change and it's effects on the population.

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Are private prisoners the new slaves of the USA? | We Are Change

Are private prisoners the new slaves of the USA? | We Are Change | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
A new form of slavery is running strong in the United States. With only 5 percent of the total global population, the United States holds approximately 25

Via Doingtime2
madisonandkylie's insight:

I chose this article because there is another form of slavery happening in the United States. It may not be called slavery but it is definantly similar.

Costas question: Compare and Contrast slavery and this new form of punishment.

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Quebec Muslim Badia Senouci told: 'change your religion'

Quebec Muslim Badia Senouci told: 'change your religion' | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
A Muslim woman says she and her family were verbally assaulted, her son was spit on and they were told to "change your religion” while on a recent trip at a Quebec City shopping centre.
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RELIGION

i choose this article because it's shows how the beliefs of some are being out put down by others in the Canadian society.

Q: Express your thoughts on people being abused simply based upon there religion.

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Obama willing to split up immigration bill

Obama willing to split up immigration bill | North & South America, & Asia | Scoop.it
While urging House Republicans to back new immigration legislation, President Obama said Monday he is willing to split a bill into pieces if that will get it passed.
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POLITICAL

I choose this article because I wanted to know Obama's reasoning and justification for wanting to split the immigration bill into pieces.

Q: Predict if Obama will split up the immigration bill.

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