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HIV: New facts and stunning data visuals - Gapminder.org

HIV: New facts and stunning data visuals - Gapminder.org | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
25 years of the HIV epidemic in easily understood graphics. Showing the big differences within Africa.
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Reliable links for Focus Units: Feeding the world's people & the geography of disease
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What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak

What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Questions and answers on the scale of the outbreak and the science of the Ebola virus.

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Raven Blair's curator insight, August 21, 10:10 AM

I believe that the reason the Ebola outbreak was so bad in West Africa was because of the overpopulation and lack of medical resources. Attempts of containing the virus are being made by asking for the travel history of anyone that comes into the US with a fever. If they had been to West Africa, then they are screened and tested. Alarms have been raised in New York City at 3 hospitals, but no Ebola cases have turned up.

 

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Robert Hardy Simpkins's curator insight, August 21, 10:16 AM

The Ebola virus is a very frightening virus. The fact that there is a chance it could spread to the United States is also scary. Hopefully there will be a cure found for this virus. The side effects of Ebola could be fatal, until there is a cure we should prevent to many trips to areas near West Africa.

Alex Lewis's curator insight, August 27, 9:53 AM

More than 2,600 people in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone have become infected with the Ebola virus since March. The Ebola Virus is spreading rapidly between not only African and less developed countries, but also being transported to some more developed countries, such as the United States. There are so many different things we have to bring attention to, this included. The people in Africa are transferring the disease more rapidly, in my opinion, due to the lack of medical attention and the lack of space and resources.

                                     Alex Lewis

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Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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The Thomson Reuters Foundation stands for free, independent journalism, human rights, women's empowerment, and the rule of law.
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40 maps that explain food in America

40 maps that explain food in America | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Where our food comes from, how we eat it, and what we drink to wash it down
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Food Is Weird: Understanding Agriculture in the Developing World - YouTube

In which John Green flies in a helicopter with Bill Gates in Ethiopia, investigates a new form of cursing, and discusses agricultural reform--specifically, h...
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Thank you Tilly for this clip. A simple and easy to understand- John Green clip- on how the WFP are improving maize yields in Ethiopia.

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Resilience : FAO in Emergencies

Resilience : FAO in Emergencies | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
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An interesting map highlighting (among other things) the inequalities that exist between Developed and Less Developed Countries. How can one country be best know for Rugby (NZ) whilst another country is best known for Child Labour (Ethiopia). Is this global equality?

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Stopping Mosquito-Borne Disease | HHMI's BioInteractive

Stopping Mosquito-Borne Disease | HHMI's BioInteractive | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Learn about the nature of vector-borne diseases, and the life cycle of the dengue vector mosquito.
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Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease | Video on TED.com

In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquitos yet?
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A good video to watch if you're thiking of Dengue fever or Malaria for your assessment.

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200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
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Hans Gosling putting 200 years of global development into an amazing graphic display.

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IfItWereMyHome.com

IfItWereMyHome.com | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
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IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another.

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Infographic: Aids, TB and Malaria in Africa

Infographic: Aids, TB and Malaria in Africa | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.
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Nigeria, 19 other countries cut population of hungry citizens by half, meet MDG one target- FAO - Premium Times Nigeria

Nigeria, 19 other countries cut population of hungry citizens by half, meet MDG one target- FAO - Premium Times Nigeria | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
The FAO commended Nigeria and the other countries.
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Maps

Maps | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Visual LightBox Gallery created with VisualLightBox, a free wizard program that helps you easily generate beautiful Lightbox-style web photo galleries
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Consider using these statistics as a source for your Non-Written Resposne assessment (Term 4).

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Jimmy's GM Food Fight

Jimmy's GM Food Fight | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Jimmy Doherty, pig farmer, one-time scientist and poster-boy for sustainable food production is on a mission to find out if GM crops really can feed the...
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Ebola: Mapping the outbreak

Ebola: Mapping the outbreak | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Maps illustrate the regions worst affected by Ebola in West Africa
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A contemporary (2014) disease.

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Famine in Somalia: causes and solutions

Famine in Somalia: causes and solutions | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
The UN announcement of famine in Somalia is both a wake-up call to the scale of this disaster, and a wake-up call to the solutions needed to limit death-from-hunger now and in the future.
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OVERPOPULATED - BBC Documentary - YouTube

OVERPOPULATED - BBC Documentary - YouTube | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
You REALLY have to check this out... http://www.live2excel.net Ground breaking BBC Documentary discussing overpopulation on the planet we call earth. overpop...
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Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before

Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
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This is so cool! Wellbeing can be measured using indicators such as education, wealth and health. These can be broken into subcategories such as emotional health, physical health and environmental health. Look at the animation on Worldmapper showing the amount of income spent per day.

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Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before

Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
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Take a look at this HIV prevelence cartogram (density-equalising map). The cartogram re-sizes each country according to the variable being mapped.

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Infographics - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Infographics - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
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Interactive online graphics illustrating facts about global health and global development.

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Geography game: how well do you know the world?

Geography game: how well do you know the world? | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Play the Global development game: identify the world's countries and territories, rank them according to GDP then fingers at the ready for the picture round
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Mozzie alert amid big virus increase

Mozzie alert amid big virus increase | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Experts are warning people to guard against mosquito bites over the next few months.
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A recent Brisbane Times article on the Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus. Possible Term 4 assessment/seminar topic.

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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.
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Look at map #21. A great stimulus to consider the question- why are crop yields decresing in some areas but increasing in others?

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Food Stories

Food Stories | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
An introduction to the Food Stories website, exploring the history of British food.
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"This site traces the amazing changes that have taken place in the UK's food culture over the last century. Play with colourful animations and listen to audio interviews from the British Library Sound Archive to investigate the ways in which food relates to identity, cultural diversity, the environment, technology, farming, shopping, travel and much more."

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John Snow's cholera map of London recreated

John Snow's cholera map of London recreated | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
What would John Snow's famous cholera map look like on a modern map of London, using modern mapping tools?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 26, 2013 1:01 PM

John Snow's cholera map is often noted as a prime example of using spatial thinking to solve a scientific problem.  Here are a variety of resources to explore this classic example.  Here is an article that highlights the spatial thinking that produced this map, with KML files and in Google Fusion Tables.  See also these online GIS layers of Dr. Snow's famous map. 


Tagsmedical, models, spatial, mapping.   

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, October 25, 2013 11:00 PM

THere is a map of this in your textbook HUGGERS