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WHO | Data and statistics

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Data and statistics that might serve as primary data for your Non-written response assessment.

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Reliable links for Focus Units: Feeding the world's people & the geography of disease
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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

 

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1832 Cholera Epidemic in NYC

1832 Cholera Epidemic in NYC | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
A cholera outbreak in New York in 1832 led to broad efforts to clean up the city and others like it.

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Global Wealth Inequality - What You Never Knew You Never Knew

Global Wealth Inequality - What You Never Knew You Never Knew | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
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The richest 300 people on earth have the same wealth as the poorest 3 billion. This is no accident - those in power write the rules. 

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Global State of Agriculture

Global State of Agriculture | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it

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Unit V, main idea of the unit!

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Edible City: Grow the Revolution

Edible City: Grow the Revolution | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the Local Good Food movement that's taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and arou
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Resilience : FAO in Emergencies

Resilience : FAO in Emergencies | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
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original.png (3000x1796 pixels) | 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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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?

Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty? | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it
The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low?
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Human Development Index

This video shows the basic concept of HDI (Human Development Index), by using four different examples (Japan, Mexico, India and Angola). Sources: http://www....
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A New Way to Illuminate Inequality Around the World

A New Way to Illuminate Inequality Around the World | Theme 4: People & Development | Scoop.it

Want to know where the poor live? Look at where the light isn’t.

 

"Satellite photos of Earth’s artificial lights at night form a luminescent landscape. But researcher Chris Elvidge of NOAA and colleagues from the University of Colorado and the University of Denver realized that they could also illuminate something much darker: the magnitude of human poverty. By comparing the amount of light in a particular area and its known population, they realized that they could infer the percentage of people who are able to afford electricity and the level of government spending on infrastructure development. This allowed them to extrapolate levels of human development—a measure of well-being that includes such factors as income, life expectancy and literacy."


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