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Labor Shortage

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Labor Shortages Return to Urban Areas Post-Recession (How tight is the job market in your city?
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China Has Accomplished Something In Global Trade Not Seen Since Colonial Britain

China Has Accomplished Something In Global Trade Not Seen Since Colonial Britain | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it

"China is a true mega-trader — a position last held by colonial Britain, with trade significant not only as a share of world trade (11.5%) but also of its own GDP (47%).  The U.S. is China's top export destination. China's trade with Latin America has risen more than 200 times since 1990 and is the fastest-growing corridor. China's trade is beginning to slow, however. Exports accounted for about 25% of GDP in 2012, down from 35% in 2007." 


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Sean Goins's curator insight, November 13, 2014 1:31 PM

in the global market, china has become the rising power in the exporting market with latin america which has risen more than 200 times since 1990 and is the fastest, but has also slowed down in more recent times but is still one of the largest exporters in the world

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 16, 2014 10:38 PM

A new Standard Chartered report by Madhur Jha and other Standard Chartered economists, titled "Global Trade Unbundled," highlights just how much of a trading giant China has become. "China is a true mega trader-- a position last held by colonial Britain, with trade significant not only as a share of world trade but also of its own GDP", according to Jha. "China will likely become a champion of free trade." In 2013, China topped the United States for the first time. China's imports and exports of goods amounted to $4.16 trillion dollars. The United States is China's top destination for exports. This is obvious because if we look on half the items we use daily, they probably say "Made in China". China's exports with Latin America and Africa are still continuing to grow rapidly. Jha and others believe that China will remain the top trader mostly because the economic recovery is a positive for China. Also because a lot of attention is paid towards exports from China rather than imports. China's trade rates are likely to keep growing at a steady pace.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 8:17 AM

This article is highlights what we already know; China is a dominant force in global trade (although the map should be centered on the Pacific to show China's real shipping lanes and interregional connections).  Containers are symbols of global commerce that enable economies of scale to be profitable and the outsourcing of so many manufacturing jobs to developing countries (almost 90% of everything we buy arrives via ship).  The invention of these containers have changed the geography of global shipping and the vast majority of the world's largest ports are now in East Asia. 


Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic.

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China Wakes Up to Its Environmental Catastrophe

China Wakes Up to Its Environmental Catastrophe | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it
Cleaning up the environment is an urgent task for China's leaders, who face a backlash from enraged citizens (China has awakened to its environmental issues, but can the government deliver reform?

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Food, Nutrition and Geography

Peter Menzel's beautiful photography and our Hungry Planet...

 

This video is a fascinating portal into global food systems and how globalization is impacting local foods.  He traveled around the world to see what families eat in a given week, and how much all the food cost and where it can from.  Many wealthy countries exhibit poor nutritional habits (eating food high in fat, sugar and salt) while some in poorer people have a very balanced diet.  This leads him to describe the 'Nutritional Transition.'  Warning before showing in class: there are brief instances of non-sexualized nudity in the video. 


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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)."


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Maggie Naude's curator insight, March 1, 2013 4:32 PM

some emerging markets, Japan

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:38 PM

Des cartes pour comprendre le monde

Tracey Sarvis's curator insight, November 9, 2014 8:24 AM

HDI

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Lecture 17: The Origins of the Industrial Revolution in England

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Full text lecture that presents an overview of the causes and origins of the Industrial Revolution in England

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▶ How Many Countries Are There? - YouTube

Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/1p2m6g/how_many_countries_are_there/ Help support videos like this: http://www.cgpgrey.com/subba...

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, February 8, 2014 5:38 PM

state or not a state? Good for the Political unint

Colleen Blankenship's curator insight, May 18, 2014 3:24 PM

What constitutes a "state?"  Watch this video and make a determination.

Annie Pack's curator insight, June 25, 2014 1:10 PM

Country or not?? Interesting/confusing question! 

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"Thinking like a Geographer" (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

WARNING! This video contains explicit geographical scenes that may offend the non-worldy-wise.

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Marie Danner's comment, September 2, 2013 9:26 AM
I really enjoyed this video because it was entertaining and informative at the same time. So many videos try to pack in information but they are unable to keep you excited about the video to where you stay energetic. This video helped a lot in keeping me energetic and ready to learn about what they had to say.
Kyle Camper's comment, September 8, 2013 10:25 AM
This song was actually really entertaining, catchy, and knowledgeable. If all lessons were taught like this, I would have an easier time in school. Music is fun.
Isabella DeStasio's comment, September 9, 2013 7:27 PM
This is a nice way to get people's attention and especially kids in school. If you listen to the words he is saying and the statements he's making they are actually very interesting and knowledgeable. I think if school was this interesting everyone would listen a little more then they do now.
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DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population

DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it

Don’t Panic – is a one-hour long documentary broadcasted on BBC on the 7th of November 2013.

The visualizations are based on original graphics and stories by Gapminder and the underlaying data-sources are listed here.
Hans’s — “All time favorite graph”, is an animating bubble chart linking health and wealth which you can interact with online here and download offline here.


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Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:24 PM

Although this is a very long video, it provides extremely important facts about the explosion of population growth, the history and background behind it all, countries and states at risk, already occurring issues and possible solutions to these rising problems. - UNIT 2

MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:21 AM

Most of you have watched this - have a quick recap. Can you use this in any of your answers to exam questions? 

AHS Model UN's curator insight, November 19, 2015 2:13 PM

Population growth in an important topic that is connected to economic development.  If you've seen Hans Roslings TED talks, this is an hour-long version of many of the same concepts and data visualizations.  His Gapminder data visualization tool, it is a must see for geography teachers to show the connections between population statistics and developmental patterns--let students see the data.  This is an article that looks at a different factor, arguing that overpopulation isn't the real issue.  
 

Tags: gapminder, population, demographic transition model, development.

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NAILED IT: This Ad Calls Out 5 Ridiculous Double Standards Women Face In Less Than 60 Seconds

NAILED IT: This Ad Calls Out 5 Ridiculous Double Standards Women Face In Less Than 60 Seconds | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it
In a widely-read study, Harvard Business School students were given a case assignment on Heidi, a real-life successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. But there was a catch...

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Click farms are the new sweatshops

Click farms are the new sweatshops | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it
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Online Quizzes for Regional Geography

Online Quizzes for Regional Geography | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it

"For Regional Geography, I ask that all my students take an online quizzes before coming to class because it is very difficult to intelligently discuss European issues if you don’t know the countries of Europe, where they are and what other countries are on their borders.  Quizzes and knowing places doesn’t define geography, but if geography were English literature, knowing about places could be described as the alphabet–before you write a sonnet or critique an essay, you better know your ABC’s and basic grammar.  Given that, I like the Lizard Point Geography quizzes, Sheppard Software quizzes and those from Click that ‘Hood; they are simple, straightforward and comprehensive."


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:52 PM

Exámenes en línea para Geografía.

SFDSLibrary's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:16 AM

Quizzes to test a students knowledge of places and countries.

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, September 22, 2014 12:20 PM

I hope the lizard point Geography tests are enough. I have sent you my screenshots for the ones I have taken.

 

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Saudi Arabia criticises Norway over human rights record

Saudi Arabia criticises Norway over human rights record | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia has criticised Norway's human rights record, accusing the country of failing to protect its Muslim citizens and not doing enough to counter criticism of the prophet Mohammed.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 30, 2014 10:35 AM

If we are going to criticize Norway for their cultural values, I think that my main problem with Norway is that they've exported their culture globally and have force the world to listen to the song, "What Does the Fox Say?" I could think of a few other countries that I would be prepared to listen to on the subject of religious tolerance before Saudi Arabia. 

Albert Jordan's curator insight, May 1, 2014 12:53 PM

It goes to show that within the UN, many countries that have a seat on relevant and influential councils, are only there as a favor and to make them feel important because they are needed for something else. While every country may have some blemishes on their human rights record, as far as modern times go - Saudi Arabia is probably one of the last countries that should be saying another country needs to change.

Michael Amberg's curator insight, March 23, 2015 10:24 PM

This really shows how each country has its own opinion based on personal beliefs.

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India becomes world's third-largest economy

India becomes world's third-largest economy | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it
World Bank report ranks India ahead of Japan and after US and China on basis of purchasing power parity.

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The foreign languages spoken in American cities

The foreign languages spoken in American cities | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it

The map above shows which languages other than English or Spanish are spoken in major U.S. cities. The data are for counties, but displayed to show the locations of urban populations. The white area outside Washington, D.C.


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Joy Kinley's curator insight, March 1, 2014 7:06 PM

I knew that there were a number of different languages spoken here in North Carolina but had not realized the concentration.  Looking at the map you can see the diversity of languages throughout the United States.

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Economic Development - Human Development Index (HDI)

Economic Development - Human Development Index (HDI) | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it
Economic Development - Human Development Index (HDI)

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Pendleton Economics's curator insight, March 30, 2013 8:02 AM

Good info about the use and limitations of measures of development - PPP

Valorie Morgan's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:28 AM

The graphs are very explanatory, easy to understand and very accurate. I like how this source does not leave out any details and includes a large list of countries and where they are at according to HDI. Sometimes i tend to learn things in a more visual way and this helped me understand HDI a little bit more.

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Why the Industrial Revolution happened in Britain

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In the 150 years from the beginning of the 18th Century a revolution transformed the way we think, work and play, writes Professor Jeremy Black.

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The Myth of Industrial Rebound

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Don’t buy the hype about a manufacturing revival. It’s not enough to restore the U.S. economy.

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Like Alibaba, HD Trade Services Wants To Be The Platform For Goods Traders In China And Beyond

Like Alibaba, HD Trade Services Wants To Be The Platform For Goods Traders In China And Beyond | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it
We last caught up with HD Trade Services in August, when the company, part of Y-Combinator's summer class, released a tablet app to help smaller enterprises manage the process of buying and shipping goods from one country to another, by offering...

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Cartoon Explanation and Game About International Trade

Free Technology for Teachers: A Cartoon Explanation and Game About International Trade | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it

"After watching the video on international trade have your students put their new knowledge to use in Trading Around the World from the International Monetary Fund."


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Meet The Humble Container That Moves The Global Economy

Meet The Humble Container That Moves The Global Economy | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it
The unsung hero of the global economy: the shipping container.

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The South Is America's High-School Dropout Factory

The South Is America's High-School Dropout Factory | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it
America's educational attainment, mapped. 

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The Right Move - Geography of Logistics

The Right Move - Geography of Logistics | AP Human Geography Articles | Scoop.it

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, January 29, 2014 2:58 PM

Great lesson with awesome graphics of the commodity chains for chocolate, milk, sugar.