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'Anti-church' campaign a 'misunderstanding', Beijing claims - Telegraph

'Anti-church' campaign a 'misunderstanding', Beijing claims - Telegraph | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
Senior official denies church demolitions represent attack on China’s rapidly growing Christian community and says Beijing ‘earnestly protects’ religious freedoms
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Religion- Beijing, China is being called 'Anti-Christian' because of the many demolishes of Christian churches. Beijing denies this claim.

E.Q: Do you believe that Beijing is 'Anti- Christian'? Explain your reasoning.

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Dark Areas on the Earth at Night Map

Dark Areas on the Earth at Night Map | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
As is well known, North Korea is a dark land when viewed from space at night, quite in contrast to well-illuminated South Korea. In the Google EarthBuilder detail posted here, the discrepancy between the two countries is extreme. In the North, Pyongyang is the only sizable bright spot, and it is dwarfed by many regional South Korean, Chinese, and Japanese …
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Area/geo- From outer space, during the night, you can see the bright lights of the cities. You can see the difference between highly populated countries like South Korea, and not so populated countries like North Korea. EQ: Why do you think North Korea has a lower population than South Korea? What can you tell with the lights from outer space?
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Israel offers to help Turkey with coal mine disaster - Diplomacy and Defense

Israel offers to help Turkey with coal mine disaster - Diplomacy and Defense | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
With efforts underway to improve bilateral ties, Israeli Embassy calls off belated Independence Day celebration in Ankara.
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Politics-Israeli government has offered to aid Turkey after it's  coal mining disaster that left 245 people dead and many more injured and trapped. 

E.Q: Why do you thinks Israel is  offering to help Turkey, and do you think Turkey will accept?Explain your reasoning. 

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Pope Francis Willing To "Evaluate" Civil Unions, But No Embrace of Gay Marriage | TIME

Pope Francis Willing To "Evaluate" Civil Unions, But No Embrace of Gay Marriage | TIME | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
The deeper symbolic power of Francis’ latest tone-shifting statement lies in the day that his words broke
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Religion-This article was chosen because Pope Francis has changed how some may portray religion, and this fits South America because he is from there, and has impacted them so much.

E.Q: The Pope seems to be more optimistic and accepting of homosexuals, why do you believe that is? Explain your reasoning.

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Amazon Deforestation Threatens South America’s Water Security | EcoWatch

Amazon Deforestation Threatens South America’s Water Security | EcoWatch | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
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Area/Geog-This article was chosen because the Amazon rainforest is a huge part of South America. But at the rate of the deforestation of the Amazon is going, its not going to be so huge anymore.

EQ: What do you think people should do about the deforestation problems? Why?

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sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2014/02/26/actualidad/1393447651_623541.html - Translator

Free translation service for online automatic translation of text and web pages, translating between many languages, including Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Italian, Korean, Thai and Russian.
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Social-this was chosen for social because it has to do with children and how they too affect their economy. They want the right of having a job and getting payed for it. When the government tried to stop child  labor, the kids of La Paz, Bolivia protested to keep their jobs.

EQ: If you were in one of the kid's footsteps, would you protest to keep your job? Why or why not?

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Vast majority of Canadians want Senate changed: Nanos

Vast majority of Canadians want Senate changed: Nanos | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
A new CBC/Nanos survey reveals that 9 out of 10 Canadians want to see the Senate reformed or abolished. But Nanos says changing the Senate could be more politically dangerous for Stephen Harper than dealing with the expense scandal.
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EQ: After reading this article, compare the politics of Canada and the United States and how they differ.

Political- This article showes how most of Canadians want a change in their goverment.

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La Virgen de Guadalupe [HISTORY] | LatinBayArea

La Virgen de Guadalupe [HISTORY] | LatinBayArea | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
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EQ:Judging by what you now know from reading this article, state whether you believe that The Virgin is the "face" or Icon of Mexico.

Religion-This article shows the importance of The Virgin Mary in the religion side of Mexico.

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275 Workers Found In 'Slavery' At Mexican Tomato Plant

275 Workers Found In 'Slavery' At Mexican Tomato Plant | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
Mexican authorities have rescued at least 275 people who were being held in slave-like conditions at a camp where tomatoes are sorted and packed for export, officials said.Thirty-nine teenagers were among those being held against their will at the...
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EQ: What is your opinion about how these people must live?

Social- these people are in slave like conditions: getting beaten, no freedom, bad conditons and more. It's almost as if they are really slaves.

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China Turns Away From Testing

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News that China plans to drop English from college entrance exams in 2017 set off a brief but intense debate last weekend over whether and how Chinese should be learning English in the first place.
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Intellectual- China has been testing for years on the English language, and now, they are said to be removing  the English part of their very hard test in 2017.

E.Q: Do you think that they are doing a smart thing in removing the English section of their test? Explain.

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Vietnamese Stage Mass Anti-China Protests Amid Oil Rig Tensions

Vietnamese Stage Mass Anti-China Protests Amid Oil Rig Tensions | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
Southeast Asian nations voice 'serious concerns' over the escalating South China Sea crisis.
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Economy-An issue came up with an oil-rig but now it's only getting worse with protests.

EQ: What do you think the whole oil issue will do to the economy?

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Child Labour in Asia and the Pacific

Child Labour in Asia and the Pacific | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
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Social- In Asia, 122 million children ages 5-14 have to work in order to survive. They aren't even enrolled in school. Meanwhile we're here in a school, getting an education so we can a good future, while working on IPads.

EQ: How does it make you feel for the kids? What should be done?

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Argentina's New National Goal | Americas Quarterly

Argentina's New National Goal | Americas Quarterly | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
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Intellectual/Arts- This article was chosen for the intellectual section because it is telling the reader that Argentina is having education problems that are affecting it greatly.

E.Q: If you were able to talk to the government of Argentina, what advice would you give them regarding this topic.

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Brazil's trade deficit soars in February: 6.3bn dollars if first two months of 2014

Brazil's trade deficit soars in February: 6.3bn dollars if first two months of 2014 | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
Brazil recorded its largest February trade deficit ever, deepening a trade gap this year that underscores the lack of competitiveness from local industry. The deficit reached 2.125 billion dollars the trade ministry announced.
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Economic-This article was chosen so the reader could understand that Brazil is in big trouble economically in this new year. EQ: Do you think the economy of Brazil can be fixed? Why or why not?
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Response From Latin American Leaders on Venezuelan Unrest Is Muted

Response From Latin American Leaders on Venezuelan Unrest Is Muted | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
Street protests in which at least four have died do not evoke the type of criticism that is reserved for the United States.
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Political-After reading this article,  the  reader will understand more about the conflict in Venezuela.  

E.Q: Do you believe  that Cuba is behind the problem in Venezuela? Why to why not.

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Texas Education Board Flags Biology Textbook Over Evolution Concerns

Texas Education Board Flags Biology Textbook Over Evolution Concerns | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
The State Board of Education delayed final approval of a widely used biology textbook because of concerns raised by one reviewer that the book presents evolution as fact rather than mere theory.
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EQ: Conclude whether or not  you think that the biology textbook should be published and allowed in the schools.

Intellectual/Arts-This article showes that our education is conterversal and that the concept of education is so important even if some do not agree.

 

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Geography and Map of Canada

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Geography and maps of Canada.: cia factbook introduction canada natural resources canada north pacific ocean rich natural resources
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EQ: Compare and contrast the geography of Canada to the US.

Area/Geography-talks about the location, climate, natural recources, and other things involving the area of Canada.

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San Joaquin Valley helps U.S. farm exports hit record $140.9B | Local News | Modesto Bee

San Joaquin Valley helps U.S. farm exports hit record $140.9B | Local News | Modesto Bee | North America, South America, Asia | Scoop.it
U.S. farm exports reached a record $140.9 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, including nuts, wine, dairy products and other goods from the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
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EQ: What if the middle class become smaller, how would the economy change?

Economy-our agriculture and shipping of agriculture improves the economy greatly. California is important to the US for that reason. This is easy to understand and it shows the difference year by year.

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