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CH5: One Map That Shows Why English Will Never Be The Official Language Of The US

CH5: One Map That Shows Why English Will Never Be The Official Language Of The US | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
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CH5: Blocked in Quebec: U.S. stores shut down English-only web sites when they open here

CH5: Blocked in Quebec: U.S. stores shut down English-only web sites when they open here | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
As the invasion of U.S. retailers continues and as the Internet increasingly becomes the marketplace and the research centre of consumers, some Quebecers are getting rude surprises: some companies ...
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CH6: The Big Religion Comparison Chart: Compare World Religions - Religion Facts

CH6: The Big Religion Comparison Chart: Compare World Religions - Religion Facts | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
The Big Religion Comparison Chart is a comparison chart of religions that compares the origins, beliefs, practices, and texts of world religions, small religions, ancient cults and new religious movements.
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CH6: Sacred Sites and Religious Travel - Sacred Destinations

CH6: Sacred Sites and Religious Travel - Sacred Destinations | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
An ecumenical guide to sacred sites, religious buildings, and pilgrimages around the world. Includes a calendar of religious festivals and a directory of spiritual tours and religious lodging.
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This Chart Explains Every Culture In The World

This Chart Explains Every Culture In The World | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
As countries become more developed, they travel diagonally to the upper-right.
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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Lora Tortolani's curator insight, March 15, 2015 8:47 PM

It is interesting to see the same trends over and over again.  These maps are a great tool to show the history of the area, as well as the history of religion and political views.  I appreciate the information provided since the Middle East has undergone the most transitions (going all the way back to Mesopotamia) and its history can be confusing. 

Alex Vielman's curator insight, November 23, 2015 3:17 PM

Maps like the ones posted in this article, really helps people to understand and break down deeply of understanding the entire region as a whole. Visualization is very important in geography when trying to understand the region people are talking about. this region as goes down to the Mesopotamia Era. It is important to know, how the culture was in this area to how it differentiated during the Ottoman Empire. During the first couple of maps, we can begin to see the division of the entire region. As you go on, we begin to notice the divisions between people, religion, language between states and in-states. There is so much information to know about the Middle East region and it may be even harder to understand due to the tons of changes and separations, but it is important to understand these divisions like the Sunni's and the Shi'ites in order to fully explain the development and the current situations that are occurring in this region as we speak. 

Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 7, 2015 5:18 PM

These 40 maps are a very interesting way of showing how people have traveled around and moved about the Earth from the time of the fertile crescent era to the people of today. It shows us the paths that people have taken to move to a new location. How they used the Meditteranean Sea to move from one side to the other. It also shows how the Tigris and Euphrates came together to form a smaller area of the Persian gulf. This led to smalled economic growth because now there is less land for imports and exports.

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How Cultures Move Across Continents

How Cultures Move Across Continents | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.

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Interactive map of migration of the west

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What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide

What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Some Ukrainians insist the show is funnier when dubbed in Ukrainian rather than Russian. In the recent crisis in Ukraine, much has been made of the country's language divide.
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Religion - Photos: How Muslim Families Around the World Break the Ramadan Fast

Religion - Photos: How Muslim Families Around the World Break the Ramadan Fast | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
From Istanbul to Sydney to Beijing, here's what Muslim families are eating to break the fast
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CH5: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

CH5: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer the questions to see your personal dialect map.
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Take this quiz and generate your personal dialect map. Mine was right on!

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CH6: These are the most religious places in the world (and what they're practicing)

CH6: These are the most religious places in the world (and what they're practicing) | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
This map shows the countries where more than half the population consider themselves practicing members of one particular faith.
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Just TRY Not To Laugh At This Map Of Dirty-Sounding Places

Just TRY Not To Laugh At This Map Of Dirty-Sounding Places | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Finally, an interactive map designed for everyone’s inner 12-year-old.

Geotechnologist Gary Gale compiled a list of dirty-sounding or crassly named places in the world and put them on a map, titled “Vaguely Rude Place Names Of The Wor...
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The Anti-Redskins commercial

"Watch the #BigGame commercial the NFL would never air. Get involved by contacting the Washington Professional Football Team, the NFL and the Washington Post."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 10, 2014 1:03 PM

The National Congress of American Indians did not have the funds to run this ad during the Super Bowl to promote their campaign to get the Washington Redskins to change their mascot.  However, this ad will be shown during the NBA finals.  Some argue that it is not offensive but this simple video powerful shows how many Native Americans feel insulted by this anachronistic moniker.  What do you think?  What makes something offensive or appropriate?  Whatever your opinion, as the Deadspin author said, "Seems like a good time to retire the No Native Americans have a problem with the name argument."  

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CH5: Chick-fil-A manager reportedly bans slang words at restaurant

CH5: Chick-fil-A manager reportedly bans slang words at restaurant | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
The manager also created a comprehensive guide of prohibited language.
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CH6: Religion - Mistrust Threatens Delicate Balance at a Sacred Site in Jerusalem

CH6: Religion - Mistrust Threatens Delicate Balance at a Sacred Site in Jerusalem | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
A site in the Old City of Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, has been a flash point since the advent of modern Zionism.
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Ch5 Language: Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue

Ch5 Language: Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Are words on the way out?
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Is Hindi making a comeback in India after years of pursuit of English?

Is Hindi making a comeback in India after years of pursuit of English? | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Why is 21st century India tripping over its multilingual tongue? New battles over language and the primacy given to English have resurfaced.
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Faces of Genocide

Faces of Genocide | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Survival helps tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.

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Charting culture

"This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day. Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble. The information comes from Freebase, a Google-owned database of well-known people and places, and other catalogues of notable individuals. The team is based at the University of Texas at Dallas."


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wereldvak's curator insight, August 13, 2014 10:00 AM

Geografische concepten als stedelijke ontwikkeling en diffusie patronen worden zichtbaar. Primate city en rank-size rule.....en demografische veranderingen in gebeiden.

Stran smith's curator insight, August 27, 2014 9:25 PM

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Emily Coats's curator insight, May 27, 2015 10:27 AM

CULTURAL UNIT

This amazing youtube video is something we watched in class, and is such a great animation. This video charts hundreds of years of cultural diffusion in a mere five minutes. You can see empires rise and crumple, people die and become born, as well as many other significant dates. This applies to the diffusion patterns of culture, because we can see where people and cultures are going throughout the centuries. 

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What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide

What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Some Ukrainians insist the show is funnier when dubbed in Ukrainian rather than Russian. In the recent crisis in Ukraine, much has been made of the country's language divide.
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Language - People are judging you for the way you pronounce 'vase'

Language - People are judging you for the way you pronounce 'vase' | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
A new study shows that we attach social judgments to accents.
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'Columbusing': The Art Of Discovering Something That Is Not New

'Columbusing': The Art Of Discovering Something That Is Not New | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
We are constantly "discovering" new cultural experiences, foods or locales that have already existed for a long time. But when is that a healthy byproduct of globalization and when is it a problem?
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How Heavy Metal Tracks the Wealth of Nations

How Heavy Metal Tracks the Wealth of Nations | GHS Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
This music of disillusion and despair is, strangely, biggest in countries with very high quality of life.
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