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The peculiar history of the Pledge of Allegiance

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On this day 71 years ago -- December 22, 1942 -- Congress got the United States out of what had turned into an embarrassing situation, Bob Greene writes.
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Map: What Religion Does Your Member Of Congress Identify With?

Map: What Religion Does Your Member Of Congress Identify With? | Not an island | Scoop.it
A breakdown of Congress' religious makeup. One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.
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Rancher's warning on border promises

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Increased security on the border between the US and Mexico has made life for residents along the frontier difficult. The BBC's Franz Strasser spoke to a fourth-generation rancher in Arizona.
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Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality

Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality | Not an island | Scoop.it
The matter of wealth inequality in the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that inequality in dramatic and graphic fashion.
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Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

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Income maps of every neighborhood in the U.S. See wealth and poverty in places like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami, and more.

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Alejandro Restrepo's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:22 PM

Very interesting aspect of our demographics here in Central Falls. Any one with an interest in demographics and the make up our city should take a look a this and compare it to other neighborhoods in Rhode Island. Knowledge is power. Empower yourself!

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 14, 2013 11:16 AM

Can you find your neighborhood HUGGERS?

Allison Anthony's curator insight, February 16, 2013 7:25 AM

Compare the neighborhoods in and around your area.  What trends do you see?  Any surprises?

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News Detail | AAG

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Deadly cargo: black widow spiders mailed out from Arizona

Deadly cargo: black widow spiders mailed out from Arizona | Not an island | Scoop.it
Deadly black widow spiders were discovered at a business in England after receiving a container of tires shipped in from America.
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Clever and Inspiring Video Compresses 4.5 Billion Years of Earth’s History into One Minute

Clever and Inspiring Video Compresses 4.5 Billion Years of Earth’s History into One Minute | Not an island | Scoop.it
I love clever filmmakers. I love science. So of course, I love it when clever filmmakers makes clever science videos.
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I, Pencil | A Project of the Competitive Enterprise Institute

I, Pencil | A Project of the Competitive Enterprise Institute | Not an island | Scoop.it
A Project of the Competitive Enterprise Institute...
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The Civil War: Race & Military Tradition | C-SPAN

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Author and historian Mark Grimsley explains how American military conflicts through history have contributed to the formation and understanding of racial identities.

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Five myths about two-term presidents | The Japan Times Online

Five myths about two-term presidents | The Japan Times Online | Not an island | Scoop.it
When President Obama beat Mitt Romney last week Tuesday to win a second term in the White House, he joined the elite club of rehired commanders in chief that includes Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.
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Mapping US ethnicity

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A look at where US immigrants have originated from in the past, and how these patterns could change in the future.
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Hurricane Sandy: The Superstorm

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After cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage along the East Coast this week.
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Comparing Urban Footprints

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"This is a series of infographics (or geo-infographics) created by Matthew Hartzell, a friend of mine that I met when we were both geography graduate students at Penn State in few years back..."


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Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:37 AM

I enjoyed looking at each shape of the countries and seeing howmany people lived in a certain area. To me it seems like the US has a lot of people living in a certain area compared to other countries states. It is also shocking that millions of people can live in a smaller area. 

Nancy Watson's curator insight, December 29, 2013 6:45 AM

Interesting comparison of cities and their urban footprints

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 1:41 AM

useful for both Year 8 and Year 11 Geography.

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20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

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  One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter's personal favourites is r/Colorized...
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American English Dialects

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There are 8 major English dialect areas in North America, presented on the map. These are shown in blue, each with its number, on the map and in the Dialect Description Chart below, and are also outlined with blue lines on the map.  The many subdialects are shown in red on the map and in the chart, and are outlined with red lines on the map. All of these are listed in the margins of the map as well.


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Fotografie Turismo Italia's comment, May 17, 2013 2:07 AM
I don't know this problem, sorry.
Ms. Harrington's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:16 AM

Very cool map with links to video/audio of the local dialect.

Leslie Creath's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:41 AM

This is fascinating to me

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Teaching about the American Revolution in British schools - by Mark Hopkins - Helium

Teaching about the American Revolution in British schools - by Mark Hopkins - Helium | Not an island | Scoop.it
There is no requirement to teach about the American War of Independence, (as it is known this side of the pond) and most students pass through the..., Mark Hopkins
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15 foods you can regrow from scraps

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The interest in urban gardening and organic foods has grown as a reaction against a mechanized, commercialization agricultural industry with genetically-modified produce.  Modern consumers are seek...
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19 regional words all Americans should adopt immediately

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Traveling around the United States, it sometimes can feel as if the locals are speaking a whole different language
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U.S. Treasury To Run Out Of Money By Feb. 15, Study Says - Forbes

U.S. Treasury To Run Out Of Money By Feb. 15, Study Says - Forbes | Not an island | Scoop.it
U.S. nearing default on some financial obligations as emergency measures to keep U.S. solvent seen running dry as early as Feb. 15, study says.
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USAID Portfolio Map

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The Geography of a Pencil

A film from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, adapted from the 1958 essay by Leonard E. Read.

 

This year's Geography Awareness Week's theme was "Declare Your Interdependence!"  The GAW poster for 2012 focused on the Geography of a Pencil and this video works together nicely as a supplement to that poster.  You may see the economics of capitalism and globalization in a less optimistic light than Leonard Read, but the theme of interconnectedness makes this a great resource. 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:17 PM

This year's Geography Awareness Week's theme was "Declare Your Interdependence!"  The GAW poster for 2012 focused on the Geography of a Pencil and this video works together nicely as a supplement to that poster.  You may see the economics of capitalism and globalization in a less optimistic light than Leonard Read, but the theme of interconnectedness makes this a great resource.

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Google: 'Government surveillance is on the rise' - CNN.com

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The tangled David Petraeus scandal highlights how easily the U.S. government can access citizens' private e-mails.
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One in Five U.S. Senators Will Be Women Next Term

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Obama may have won the female vote in last night's election, but there will also now be a record number of women serving in the Senate next January when one in five members of the upper chamber will be female.
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A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money : NPR

A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money : NPR | Not an island | Scoop.it
We've reshaped the United States based on where superPACs and other outside groups spent their money to air political ads aimed at influencing the presidential election. The result? One weirdly telling map.
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