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Venice wants out of Italy

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VENICE, Italy – Venice, renowned for incomparable Gothic architecture and placid canals plied by gondolas that make it one of the most recognizable cities in the world, may have had enough of Italy.

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After all- what is national identity? how are we Australians as opposed to citizens of our state region , local community.  Is the world a better place for small groups or for large groups?  Current nation states such as Germany are compiled from a number of smaller kingdoms- they joined together because it was in their best interests. Is it still the case?

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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 18, 6:10 PM

Although I understand the people of Venice are tired of financially bailing out the Southern regions of Italy, these people are just being egotistical and acting like snobs.  Whether they like it or not, they are Italians, regardless if they see themselves different than the rest of the country or not.  It remindes me of Vermont a few years back when they said that they wanted to become their own country.  These places want to be their own with their own identity, that is until something happens and they come begging for assistance from the place they just left.  If a blizzard covered Vermont and they were in a state of emergency, they would be begging the U.S. to come help.  Same goes for Venice.  If this does happen, lets see how they are acting when the city is about to be under water and the tourists have dried up and the residents have moved on.

David Lizotte's curator insight, February 20, 12:48 PM

The Italian North, historically speaking was graced by the Industrial Revolution whereas the agricultural south never truly was. This is one of the reasons as to why Southern Italy has no money, there is simply no Industry. 

Throughout the 1800's Northern Italian States developed industry, going along with the rest of Western Europe. Being closer to the west certainly influenced this need of an industrial sector. Northern Italian provinces were also at once ruled by Napoleon, "The Kingdom of Italy" (1805-1814) thus having a share of western influence. In any case the Industrial Revolution reached Northern Italy. The production of war based machinery was developing throughout Europe, in case of another "Napoleon" like person. This created jobs, thus a fluctuation of money. This never reached the agrarian south. 

Southern Italy is not the only area to go untouched by Industry. Eastern Europe was very slow at developing and producing and it can be argued it still is. For example, look at Greece. It has very little industry and a horrid economy to complement it. Due to no industry/no money the North has to take care of the South with its taxes. Citizens of Northern Italy are getting tired of it and want to succeed. 

I understand why they want to succeed. But then what would happen with Southern Italy. It would just remain a tourist attraction with farmers scattered throughout the country side. It sounds nice but it probably isn't These people already have a low standard of living, Northern Italy succeeding would determine an even lower standard. 

A positive aspect of this article is that no one wants to bear arms over the issue. Its a peaceful movement, although there was a homemade tank made from a bulldozer, but still, its peaceful.  Could violence occur if not grow? Perhaps... if the economic loss is great enough to promote such an outcome. 

This article truly does pinpoint the fact that Italy is very much a divided country. The North claims they are a different people, a different identity. Perhaps its not just economic reasons but cultural aspects as well that generate the want of succession. In either case, both the economic and cultural reasonings are products of the Industrial Revolution gracing the North. 

Joshua Mason's curator insight, March 16, 3:03 PM

Nobody wants to feel like they're not in control and Venice is no different. Large money making cities or regions often try to break off from their states or countries. New York City has talked about becoming its own state (And with a population of 8.406 million as of 2013, it's bigger than some states) before defending that its taxes aren't going to it and that Albany isn't meeting its demands. Venice is in the same boat (dare I say gondola) and simply wants to have a little more autonomy like way back. Secession is a bold move to make and judging from the article, it seems as if it's not wanted by all and maybe just a little more interest in the region will be taken by the government. Sometimes making bold claims is all that's needed to get what you want.

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Map Projections

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A map projection is used to portray all or part of the round Earth on a flat surface. This cannot be done without some distortion.  Every projection has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. There is no "best" projection.  The mapmaker must select the one best suited to the needs, reducing distortion of the most important features.  Mapmakers and mathematicians have devised almost limitless ways to project the image of the globe onto paper. Scientists at the U. S. Geological Survey have designed projections for their specific needs—such as the Space Oblique Mercator, which allows mapping from satellites with little or no distortion.  This document gives the key properties, characteristics, and preferred uses of many historically important projections and of those frequently used by mapmakers today.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, March 26, 9:08 AM

Maps have been a great aid in understanding—and warping our understanding—of our world.

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This article explains and talks about 18 specific map projections. It gives a lot of detail about all of them, and describes the disadvantages and uses for all of them.

 

I thought that this was interesting because I learned more about map projections, and actually how people use them.

Christopher L. Story's curator insight, March 27, 9:59 AM

Some review help

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

"Realtime topographic contour line generation."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 3, 1:34 PM

Many of our first experiments of creating landforms and designing a new world started in the sandbox (you can only image what I do at the beach).  This video shows how that early childhood activity can make for an excellent classroom demonstration to shows how Earth's physical systems work.  If you don't happen to have a digital topographic map to superimpose on the sandbox and a GPU-based water simulation, then at least you've got this video.  Click here to learn more about this UC Davis project on the visualization of lake ecosystems.


Tags: water, physical, geomorphology, landforms, visualization.

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Check this out! 

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Well, that is just incredible. Now THAT'S a sandbox! Augmented Reality is going to be a major gamechanger.

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Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

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To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.
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What’s new in ACARA’s new Geography F-6 curriculum: World place knowledge

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There are many new approaches in the new Australian Geography curriculum (Version 5.0; May 2013), and I am thrilled to be teaching it all. Here, though, I will talk about the emphasis on place know...
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Support World Soil Day and the International Year of Soils 2015 - YouTube

Animated video produced by the Global Soil Partnership promoting the creation of a UN World Soil Day and the adoption of 2015 as the International Year of So...
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Makes the point very quickly

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soils-2015 | 2015 International Year of Soils

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Good to add a current focus in your teaching - some useful resources here

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Some wonderful footage of Rio de Janiero. A real glimpse into the vibrancy of the city.

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London's second languages mapped by tube stop

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Which tube line in London is the most linguistically diverse? Where on the tube are you most likely to hear French or Portuguese? UCL’s Oliver O’Brien’s map of the most common second languages by tube stop will give you a clue
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Different styles of maps.  Mapping important ways in which society operates.

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Finding and Using Spatial Data Sources

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By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College Data is great, but working with numbers can be intimidating. We have more data than ever before that is available to us,...
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Peter Bellerby - The Globemaker

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Creating a wetland

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Volcanic Eruption

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WOW....

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Impressionnant

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watch an eruption in action

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Teaching the Geography of Food

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By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College  Food. It's something we all think about, talk about, and need. Food has been one major topic of interest at National Ge...
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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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International Year of Soils 2015 | Soils for Life

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The Soils for Life Program facilitates improved management of the natural environment in Australia by encouraging the adoption of regenerative landscape management in agriculture - focusing on soil health, water management and a biodiversity of vegetation.
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