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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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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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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 30, 12:34 PM

It would be wiser if the Chinese used the wealth they've produced to kickstart a domestically based economy, rather than rely on international trade.  It would detach themselves from having to play nicely with others for economic reasons and enable them to take over more of a regional position.

 

However, natural law against empires is still in effect.  China can't overreach its influence or behave inappropriately if they get rejected in other parts of the world, nor can it overreact to threats against its overseas interests.

 

As for the US, it would be wiser if we were to reign in on our ideology of marginal growth, pay our current workers decent enough wages that they can afford to spend and have leisure time.  It's time that we all direct our societies against what is excessive wealth (as defined by wealth exceeding that which cannot be used in the course of the individual's lifetime) and be done with the happy horse Second Gilded Age that we've allowed ourselves to be walked into by the rich business interests and their foolish academic cohorts.  It's not in the economy's interests to have everything bunched into the hands of a few individuals, anymore than it is in a person's interests to have all of their blood rush to their feet, or a child's teddy bear to have all the stuffing bunched in one part.  We're not seeing growth anymore, except in the realm of capital investments.  More goods and services aren't being produced or sold and one has to wonder what the point of having that kind of growth is, when it buffers against our environmental and sociological concerns.

 

We will either adapt to this new knowledge or die in the process.

 

It is that simple.

 

Think about it.

Paige Therien's curator insight, May 4, 9:09 AM

This article offers an interesting piece of insight, which is that China has become the biggest trader in the world, and has even surpassed colonial Britain was at the time.  During colonial times, and throughout history, China kept to themselves.  Britain, on the other hand was becoming a world superpower because of their demands for goods.  The article offers four reasons why this trend will continue for China including a firm control of its position in the market, increasing global demand for China's services, a shift towards a more balanced trade (i.e. more imports), and its established infrastructure.  However, they do not touch upon the negative aspects of environmental and humanitarian issues that have been brought along with global trade, and which may be the demise of China's trade market.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 12:51 PM

China's exportation has grown so high and has reached a multitude of nations, not unlike British Imperialism. Though China has reached a lot of nation and has grown economically, it has also slowed down.

The movement of goods is greatly portrayed in economic sectors through trade patterns.

 

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China Wakes Up to Its Environmental Catastrophe

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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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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, March 1, 2013 11:41 AM

Watch this HUGGERS for a great review!

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

some emerging markets, Japan

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Des cartes pour comprendre le monde

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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, 5:38 PM

state or not a state? Good for the Political unint

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

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

Annie Pack's curator insight, June 25, 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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Angus Henderson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:20 PM

Hans conveys big concepts and facts about population and development  extremely well, usingh is gapminder website and quirky humour. 

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, January 8, 10:59 AM

Key insight:  The number of children stopped growing in 1980.  Most of the world is now having only 2 children per family.  The reason why the adult population will continue to grow is just because it takes a generation to balance out the bubble of having more children that survive to grow up and have their own children.

Mackenzie Mcneal :)'s curator insight, August 27, 10:04 AM

Maybe the world  being overpopulated is a good thing. In the video it explains how all of our resources wont run out they will just need to be increased. The way we live and what we live off of is much different than what other people have to live off of.  We have all of these resources to spare that as people bring more children into this world we will have plenty to share. The world is a place to  farm,  to be able to provide for your families,  to live your everyday life without having to worry about dying from diseases. So if the world becomes overpopulated it will force people to move to a better inhabitant.

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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

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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, 6:52 PM

Exámenes en línea para Geografía.

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

Quizzes to test a students knowledge of places and countries.

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, September 22, 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, 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, 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.

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India becomes world's third-largest economy

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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

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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, 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)

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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, 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

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The unsung hero of the global economy: the shipping container.

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The South Is America's High-School Dropout Factory

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America's educational attainment, mapped. 

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The Right Move - Geography of Logistics

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

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