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Venice wants out of Italy

Venice wants out of Italy | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
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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David Lizotte's curator insight, February 20, 2015 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, 2015 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.

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, April 6, 2015 9:58 PM

Venice is to Italy as Italy is to Venice.  I imagine it will stay this way forever.  I think if there are wealthy people who want to see the split happen then it will.  But just because a group want a movement started, it won't happen.  I imagine Venice will see a few more concessions in the future if this problem persists.  

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QUIZ: Can you match the country to what it used to be called?

QUIZ: Can you match the country to what it used to be called? | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
France has not always been called France.

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I am a citizen of which country?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 31, 10:49 PM

Everybody know that Istanbul was Constantinople, but some countries have also known by other names.  This quiz of 18 countries is fairly easily, but I must object to the website's characterization for a perfect score: "You're basically a professional historian."  The word you were looking for was geographer...and if you now have a song stuck in your head, here is the They Might Be Giants version and the old school Four Lads version of Istanbul (Not Constantinople)--you're welcome. 

 

Tags: trivia, games, place, toponyms.

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Seasons

Seasons | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
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ABC Splash - always good value for HSIE

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There’s a Walkable Map of the World in Denmark

There’s a Walkable Map of the World in Denmark | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
It really is a small world after all at Denmark’s World Map at Lake Klejtrup, a 43,000-square foot world map built entirely to scale.
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Even the way her constructed this is interesting

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Global Cities

"The evolving role of cities and regions presents planning challenges as urban areas are work to achieve particular social, economic and environmental goals. This video explores a range of cities to examine how fully integrated planning, design, engineering and management capabilities can help to improve cities."

 

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Massive landslides caught on camera

A complete collection of the biggest mudslides and rockslides from around the world.

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Pretty scarey - be careful i f you use these in primary school - children need to feel safe. I am thinking this is good for teachers.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 27, 2015 7:04 PM

Unit 1 Year 7 : Study of a Geomorphic hazard 

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Teachers TV: Primary Geography: Festivals - YouTube

Here we recommend three resources for learning about festivals within primary geography. Rachel Bowes, chair of the primary committee at the Geographical Ass...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
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Indigenous literacy day. Saw great interview on TV this morning with Alison Lester - she helps remote communities write and publish their own books.

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Kahlil Gibran: Humanity Through Poetry

Kahlil Gibran: Humanity Through Poetry | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Kahlil Gibran, known for the accessibility and warm humanity of his poems, provides students with a window onto an often misunderstood and misrepresented culture.
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Geography Education

Geography Education | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Global news with a spatial perspective:  Interesting, current supplemental materials for geography teachers and students.
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Curriculum | Asia Education Foundation

Curriculum | Asia Education Foundation | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
AEF’s suite of Asia-focused teaching and learning resources
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Food Waste

Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat.

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Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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Jose Soto's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:21 PM

Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 6, 2015 4:20 AM

Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

Sue Byrnes's curator insight, August 6, 2015 6:06 PM

Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter

The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter | Primary Geography | Scoop.it

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Im not sure this is so innovative but it does help us think about the issues.

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 29, 2015 12:53 PM

Very relevant pedagogy for each way of innovating learning.  Great summer read.

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 30, 2015 4:55 AM

Tellement vrai !

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, July 4, 2015 11:48 PM

Infographic "Seven ways to remake learning in your school".

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How geography shapes international politics | Geography Education

How geography shapes international politics | Geography Education | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Tim Marshall explains how world geography colors national development and foreign relations. | Geography Education
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Bartlett librarian pulls out stamp collection to help students learn world geography

Bartlett librarian pulls out stamp collection to help students learn world geography | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Karla Norma is a new member of the Memphis Stamp Collectors Society and is using gifts from the club to help fifth-graders brush up on world geography.
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I have written a unit of work for the new Geography syllabus using stamps, They still hold fascination- at least for me!!

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Photographing mega-cities from 12,000 feet

Photographing mega-cities from 12,000 feet | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Photographer Vincent Laforet spent the early stages of 2015 photographing the likes of New York, Las Vegas, London, Sydney and Barcelona from a helicopter.

 

Tags: urban, megacities, unit 7 cities, images.


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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, December 6, 2015 10:19 PM

Great photo of city ... 

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The Ganges River Is Dying Under the Weight of Modern India

The Ganges River Is Dying Under the Weight of Modern India | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
The country’s future depends on keeping the holy river alive.
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The Geography of E-Waste

The Geography of E-Waste | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College The world is increasingly going hi-tech. Many people in our high consumption society want the latest and the greatest; l...
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US focused but think about implications for us.

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Geographical Association - Leading primary geography

Geographical Association - Leading primary geography | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.
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I have been a member for years. Lots of great resources.

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27 Facts About Maps

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John shares 27 facts about maps.

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Very USA centric but entertaining and makes you think about the taken-for- granted use of maps. We do believe them!!

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Karen Kesby's curator insight, August 10, 2015 7:39 PM

This Mental Floss video is an entertaining rapid-fire hodgepodge of map trivia with some important educational content nicely nestled in there.  This 99 Percent Invisible podcast is another 'ode to maps,' but this one is more poetic about the value of cartography and personal in how it explores the qualities they possess.  Enjoy them both!  

Tags:  mapping, trivia, cartography.

Ashley Burleson's curator insight, August 11, 2015 4:45 AM

This Mental Floss video is an entertaining rapid-fire hodgepodge of map trivia with some important educational content nicely nestled in there.  This 99 Percent Invisible podcast is another 'ode to maps,' but this one is more poetic about the value of cartography and personal in how it explores the qualities they possess.  Enjoy them both!  

Tags:  mapping, trivia, cartography.

Matt Davidson's curator insight, August 11, 2015 7:43 AM

Maps are awesome - need I say more! This clip actually covers a significant amount on the power / influence of maps through history.

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a different view downloadable

The movie to accompany 'a different view' the Geographical Association's 2009 'Manifesto' for school geography.
Geography is about discovering the world… and its complexity
Geography deepens our understanding of the world
Geography fascinates and inspires
Thinking geographically … thinking critically … about what we see and understand

This can be shown without any preamble as to its purpose as hopefully the movie makes it clear what it is for.
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Why we need Geography

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Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care?

Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care? | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
One reason why geography has languished in the curricula of many American schools is that so few people understand the nature of the discipline or its relevance to our everyday lives. What is geography? What is its unique perspective? What do geographers do? Why is geography important? Why should we teach (and learn) geography in the schools? These are questions that have gone largely unanswered in American education. This brief essay presents an easily taught, understood, and remembered definition of geography.

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This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

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Yolanta Krawiecki's curator insight, August 7, 2015 5:29 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jade ten Kate's curator insight, August 7, 2015 11:01 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 2015 12:14 AM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.


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We should host the Olympics in the same place every time

We should host the Olympics in the same place every time | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
The Olympics are bad for cities. So why do we keep asking new places to invest billions of dollars in state-of-the-art stadiums they’ll never use again?
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Great idea!! and good for Greece.

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