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Africa: Physical Geography

Africa: Physical Geography | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. Africa has an array of diverse ecosystems, from sandy deserts to lush rain forests.
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This article relates to area and geogrphy in africa becUse it showsthe physical geogrphy in africa. africa has an array of diverse ecosystems from sandy deserts to lush rain forests.

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Jacob Zuma blames Christianity for South Africa's problems - Telegraph

Jacob Zuma blames Christianity for South Africa's problems  - Telegraph | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
Jacob Zuma is at the centre of a religious storm in South Africa after reportedly blaming the introduction Christianity in the 19th century for the continent's current problems.
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This article goes under African religion. Jacob Zuma is blaming Christianity for the way Africa is noa.

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Latin American Art, Rediscovered Again

Latin American Art, Rediscovered Again | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
A confluence of exhibits of Latin American art starts next month in New York City.
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This article relates or intellectual in South America. This article is about  how old art is being rediscovered and being sold.

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Native American religions :: South America

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Religious beliefs and sacramental practices of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. Until the 1950s it was commonly assumed that the religions of the surviving Native Americans were little...
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This article relates to religion in South America. The article talks about how  the religious life of indigenous South Americans is vibrant and varied. Also about how no matter how many people have suffered  physical And cultural extinction It doesnt die. 

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This article falls under the religion category. This article explains how Indigenous people's religious life is still varied even after all of the suffering that their culture has gone through. There are about 1,500 distinct languages and native cultures in South America. Also, only a few of the surviving communities have been influenced by Christianity.

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South America: Human Geography

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Encyclopedic entry. South America’s human landscape is deeply influenced by indigenous and immigrant populations, and their connection to the physical environment.
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This article relates to social in South America. This is article talks about human geography  which is social sciences that study the world. 

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7 Cool Photos of Graffiti Street Art in Europe - The Epoch Times

7 Cool Photos of Graffiti Street Art in Europe - The Epoch Times | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
7 Cool Photos of Graffiti Street Art in Europe The Epoch Times They may not be the very best examples of European graffiti, but they provide snapshots of the way street art is experienced in daily life—the surprise of finding a life-like depiction...

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This article relates to art in europe because it talks about the graffiti street art in europe.

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France Seeks Slower Pace of Negotiations for a US-Europe Trade Pact - New York Times

France Seeks Slower Pace of Negotiations for a US-Europe Trade Pact - New York Times | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it

France Seeks Slower Pace of Negotiations for a US-Europe Trade PactNew York TimesMs. Bricq was speaking Monday not long after officials in Tokyo and Brussels announced the start of negotiations for a Japan-Europe free-trade area.


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This goes in the economic part of PERSIA in Europe because it says how france wants  to slow down the trade process, which  causes the money To not come in as fast.

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Homophobia and housework: social division in the European Union

Homophobia and housework: social division in the European Union | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it

A survey mapping Europe’s social, political and moral fabric has brought to attention issues of homophobia, sexism, and a collapse of trust in political systems.

 

The European Social Survey (ESS), published by City University London, reports a decrease in tolerance of homosexuality in a number of eastern European countries.

The proportion of people agreeing with the statement “gay men and lesbians should be free to live their own lives as they wish” decreased by 2% in Slovenia and Slovakia, and 3% in Hungary and Ukraine since 2004/05. In Slovakia, only 45% of those surveyed agreed, and in Ukraine only 34%.

 

The survey also reports significant gender inequality in southern Europe, while Nordic countries show evidence of increasing equality. A lack of trust in political and institutional authority in eurozone countries was also countered by high levels of trust in Nordic countries.

Two experts on homophobia wrote for The Conversation on its apparent increase in Eastern Europe.

 


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This article is political because it talks about gay rights in Europe

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Air Canada named one of Canada's top employers | glObserver Global Economics

Air Canada named one of Canada's top employers | glObserver Global Economics | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
Air Canada has been recognized as one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" in an annual survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The national

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Religion and beliefs in Mexico

Religion and beliefs in Mexico | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
In spite of the strict separation between Church and State, religion has an important part in the daily life of the Mexicans. They are profound believers. The Catholicism is impregnated with Indian elements in Mexico.

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Alexis kochevar and Jillian Fang's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:22 PM

Lexi and I found this article interesting because it lists and discribes Mexico's religous beliefs.

EQ: Explain in your own words why the Day of the Dead is celebrated rather than brought upon sadness. Include the importances of the celebration.

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B.C. due for mega-earthquake along coast

B.C. due for mega-earthquake along coast | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
The last massive earthquake that shook the south coast of British Columbia took place on Jan.

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Liberalism and its discontents – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Liberalism and its discontents – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
The problem with liberal individualism is that it is parasitic upon some preceding form of socialization, which it simultaneously undermines, thereby cutting off the branch it is sitting on.

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This article falls into the religion category because its talking about liberalism and its contents. 

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True African Art.com Media and Press

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This relates to intellectual arts  in africa because it talks about the different types of art in affica. African paintings  are complex and diverse.  they first emerged from paintings on cave walls. 

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The Economic Decline in Africa

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This article goes under economic in Africa. This talks about how the economy has been declining over the years

 

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Conflicts in Africa — Global Issues

Conflicts in Africa — Global Issues | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
This part of the globalissues.org web site looks at some of the conflicts occurring in Africa. There is hardly any media coverage and yet there have been millions of refugees and hundreds of thousands of people have been killed. If the media attention was as much as Kosovo, where 2000 ethnic Albanians had been killed before international reaction reached its heights, then maybe international pressure would force the same world leaders to act humanitarianly in Africa as well. After all, a number of the conflicts have their roots partially in debt and poverty, for which the Western nations have some part to play in.
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This article goes under political for Africa. It talks about how there are issues including refugees and displaced people getting killed because of wars.

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South American Economy

South American Economy | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
South American economy is a rapidly developing economy. With many industries and a flourishing trade and import-export market, it is fast becoming a economy with considerable size.
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This article goes under south Americas economy. It talks about how the economy is changing and growing. It is also showing the individual economy's 

 

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Rebecca!Morgan Geography's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:31 PM

South America- Economy

 

This article lists the different  ways the economies of the different countries are developing.

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Death toll from Venezuela street protests rises to 18 - Telegraph

Death toll from Venezuela street protests rises to 18  - Telegraph | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
Anti-government protests continue to Caracas and across Venezuela with ongoing battles between protesters and police claiming the life of a national guardsman
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This article talks about the effects of fights breaking out in the streets in Caracas. the president is trying to stop the fighting. There is 18 dead so far

 

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Murphy, “State Security Regimes and the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief: Changes in Europe Since 2001″

Murphy, “State Security Regimes and the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief: Changes in Europe Since 2001″ | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
This December, Routledge will publish State Security Regimes and the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief: Changes in Europe since 2001 by Karen Murphy. The publisher’s description follows.

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This would go in the Religion section of Europe because it talks about how they are trying to have religions be permitted

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European Borders Through History | National Geographic Education

European Borders Through History | National Geographic Education | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it

Students compare maps of European borders at three points in history: after World War I, after World War II, and the 2011 European Union (EU) countries.

 

Students look for political borders that have changed and others that have remained the same, and compare those to what they know about cultural and physical geography in Europe and in their own state or local area.

 

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This article relates to geography in  europe because it talks about how students are comparing old maps to new maps to see if the political borders has changed.

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Zach & Wafeeq's curator insight, February 11, 2015 9:00 PM

[EUROPE] Geography/Area: This is Geo/Area because it shows a link which leads to show the changing of the European map. European Reach has changed drastically over the years. The area has changed, and im pretty sure small parts of the geography have changed.

Sino and Makena's curator insight, February 12, 2015 11:22 PM

In America, students learn about the growth of America and the change in areas and borders throught its history. Only 200 years of history that is. Europe has thousands of years of history, making the observation in changes of borders in Europe quite a heafty topic of research!

michael bannikoff's curator insight, May 28, 2015 8:03 AM

Gives students information on how Europe has been shaped through history. Students are able to see how wars, annexation and other historical events have shaped modern Europe. 

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The complete guide to european social media marketing

“ Europe: Social media marketing in Europe”


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This article relates to social in europe because it shows people  how to run social media campaigns

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Favorite Inforgraphic of the week – Woman use Social Media on more Regular Basis!

Favorite Inforgraphic of the week – Woman use Social Media on more Regular Basis! | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it
Filed under: adoption, Blogs, IBM, Marketing 2.0, Marketing 2.0, Social Business, social marketing, social media, Web 2.0 Tagged: gitomer, social business, social media, social networking, WITI, woman...

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Will a Secretive International Trade Deal Ban GMO Labeling?

Will a Secretive International Trade Deal Ban GMO Labeling? | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it

In a big week for food politics, a judge banned the growing of GMO corn in Mexico, while the attorney general in Washington state sued a prominent opponent of GMO labeling for failing to properly disclose its financial donors.

    Do leaked sections of the TPP's secret text suggest a ban on GMO labeling?

Just a few days earlier, however, negotiators met in Bali, Indonesia, and discussed a trade agreement that some observers believe could pull the rug out from under national and local governments trying to regulate the sale and import of GMO foods.

The agreement is called the Trans Pacific Partnership, or the TPP, and it's being negotiated in secret by representatives from 12 national governments and about 600 multinational corporations.

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Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement | EducationWeek.com

Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement | EducationWeek.com | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it

Both Democrats and Republicans have submitted proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the federal law governing K-12 education that has not been revamped since the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act—the latest iteration of the ESEA—was signed into law in 2002. Among the few things both parties agree on is continuing to require grade-by-grade testing and a new requirement that would focus the draconian consequences that once threatened all schools on the lowest-achieving schools exclusively; in other words, those schools that primarily serve low-income and new immigrant students. This is a big mistake.

 

Taken together, along with our continued failure to address equity in school resources, these two provisions would virtually guarantee that the overall performance of our students will never equal that of our toughest international competitors and would further widen the gap between the top performers and our disadvantaged students.

 

Here's why: Americans are addicted to multiple-choice, computer-scored tests, mainly because they are cheap and easy to score. However, these tests drive a rote curriculum that will not produce the skills students need to get and keep good jobs in the 21st century—writing and speaking well, using advanced mathematics, analyzing complex problems, and finding and synthesizing information from many...

 

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Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:11 PM

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I chose this resources because I have always questioned the validity of the tests that our students are mandated to take. Also, we have, at times, tested our students to death. Fewer, but more meaningful assessments, appear to be the correct recipe. Much of the testing we prescribe is self-inflicted: Student growth tests, STAR math and reading, common unit assessments, and final exams are all part of it (in addition to state standardized tests). 

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Aussie Rules Football, Your Social Media Guide to the Grand Final

Aussie Rules Football, Your Social Media Guide to the Grand Final | PERSIA AFRICA | Scoop.it

Image Courtesy of M. Marsh Photography The Australian Football League has taken to social media to boost their brand.


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This article in the social category  cause it about how's the social media is going crazy over Australia's football team and how there garland final is this weekend

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