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Welcome to My Diversity Corner.  Sharing my own perspectives or commentary (blog posts and published articles) and my discoveries of art, books, movies and music, history, religion, philosophy, biographies, education, politics, technology, or anything with cultural import and societal impact on OUR WORLD. ~ http://cmoneyspinner.blogspot.com ~ https://blogjob.com/cmoneyspinner
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Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children's literature.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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What an incredible treasure trove!!
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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, August 8, 7:12 PM
This is a pretty awesome one-stop "shop" and it's free! Not only children's books either. Lectures by Campbell, Foucault, Russell, Sagan, etc. For grownups too!
Ines Bieler's curator insight, August 9, 1:45 AM

What a super resource for kids and grandchildren, not to mention parents and grandparents.

Carol Isakson's curator insight, August 9, 12:28 PM
Exciting collection of books. Look into the openculture.com site too! It has ads but is an amazing collection. From About statement: "Open Culture editor Dan Colman scours the web for the best educational media. He finds the free courses and audio books you need, the language lessons & movies you want, and plenty of enlightenment in between."
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35 fascinating photos of Korea from 100 years ago (before K-dramas took over Asia)

35 fascinating photos of Korea from 100 years ago (before K-dramas took over Asia) | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words. That's certainly the case with the following collection of stunning photographs taken in Korea between 1890 and 1903 by visiting foreigners. The diverse, everyday scenes they depict shed light on the lifestyles of people at the time. Interestingly, this pictorial set was circul
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Fascinating!  That covering over the ladies' heads are parasols.
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Why Early Globalization Matters: Crash Course Big History #206

Globalization has been in process for centuries, and has had a huge effect on Big History, and on Collective Learning. This week, Emily is investigating early globalization through three things that moved around the world and shaped collective learning in the early decades of globalization: Printing, Potatoes, and Plagues.

Via Seth Dixon
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Printing, Potatoes, and Plagues.  Even without being an historian or watching the video, there is no doubt these 3 things had an impact on the whole wide world.
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The Book of Judges: A Timely Application

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The Book of Judges covers a period in the history of Israel which begins after the death of Joshua, the leader who succeeded Moses. There were notable judges of Israel who are heroes of faith. These scriptures have a timely application to our world today.
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Thousands of Philistine men died before they figured out they just needed to send in one woman.  The story of Samson and Delilah.
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Valluvar Kottam- An Architectural Wonder

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Valluvar Kottam- A Tribute To The Glorious Poet

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"The Valluvar Kottam was constructed to honor the memorable and scholarly poet Thiruvalluvar for his masterpiece in Tamil classical literature, the Thirukural. ..."
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Ancient History: Kingdoms : Lydia and Persia - LiteracyBase

Ancient History: Kingdoms : Lydia and Persia - LiteracyBase | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Have been subscribing to a newsletter that shares articles about ancient history. In addition, I glean tidbits of info from wherever I can find them. Learning about ancient peoples and civilizations brings me closer to the origins of man (the time before satellites, cable TV and the Internet � ) and reminds me that no …
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Atlas Obscura: A travel guide like no other

"A popular website and now a bestselling book, Atlas Obscura is a guide to many of the world's most unusual places. Serena Altschul discusses some of the awe-inspiring destinations with two of the guide's creators, Josh Foer and Dylan Thuras."

 

Tags: place, tourism, video, geo-inspiration.


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Satisfy your wanderlust for the obscure.
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Archaeologists Claim to have Discovered the Location of the Biblical City of Sodom

Archaeologists Claim to have Discovered the Location of the Biblical City of Sodom | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
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“ After a dozen years excavating, an archaeological team led by Steven Collins claims to have discovered a city that matches the Bible’s Sodom, the city destroyed, along wit
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Almost certain this is a claim that will not be substantiated.  Pretty sure the destruction of Sodom according to the Biblical account was meant erase all traces.  Nevertheless ... dig on! Might find other unexpected treasures.  :)
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Five Legendary Lost Cities that have Never Been Found

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The story of Atlantis is one of the most renowned and enduring tales of a lost city, said to have been swallowed up by the sea and lost forever. Yet, the story of Atlantis is not unique, as other cultures have similar legends of landmasses and cities
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Have a fascination with lost cities and ancient civilizations. Lyonesse is the home country of Tristan, in Arthurian legend. Supposedly it's at the bottom of the sea. I just said that to peak your curiosity. Don't you want to know about the other four lost cities?
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Men have discovered a buried city under water in China!

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Chine : Les incroyables photos d'une cité perdue sous-marine chinoise découverte récemment, une ville entière enfouie sous les eaux.

Via David le frenchy
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Fascinating!  Had to use the Google Translator to read this in English.  But it's worth a rescoop!  "China: The amazing pictures of a Chinese submarine lost city recently discovered a whole town buried under water. ... The city, named "Lion City" is between 26 and 40 meters deep. ... "  Love this kind of stuff!  Don't you??
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The world's first ghetto, 500 years later

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The word "ghetto" is derived from a community in Venice, Italy, where Jewish people were forced to live five centuries ago.  

 

In preparation for the 500th anniversary of Italy's Venetian Ghetto, Ziyah Gafic scoured the 7-acre-wide part of the Cannaregio district where, for centuries, Jews were forced to live.  But all he found was an overwhelming silence -- an element that became central to the photographs he made there.


Via Seth Dixon
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No additional insight to add. except  ... Wondering that if such a community had never been established perhaps the world "ghetto" would not be in our vocabulary.

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Brandon Whitley's curator insight, March 10, 2016 9:58 AM
my opinion on this cultural event is that people have there traditions and they do what they have to do to keep them alive and to keep there gods happy.  





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Quotes About Texas

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Rummaging through some of my old content and material and found some quotes about TEXAS.

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"The folks in Mississippi are saying, 'Thank God for Texas.' "    -Kinky Friedman.  (Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman (1944 - ), American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain.)

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A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

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To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them, and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part of tombstones. Below is our guide to some of the most prevalent cemetery symbols. Take it along on your next wander through the necropolis!

 

Tag: cemetery, monuments, landscape.


Via Seth Dixon
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When you explain the symbolism, graveyards don't seem as spooky.  :)

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 24, 2015 1:18 PM

A good friend of mine always calls October 1st, the first day of Halloween.  Enjoy exploring the geography of cemeteries!

asli telli's curator insight, October 15, 2015 1:44 AM

#cemetery #symbols might alleviate #pain of #families...#Ankaradayız

 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 7, 2015 10:04 AM

unit 3...I also shared a bit of this during unit 2 when we looked at CDR

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Jordanian parliament repeals rape law

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"The Jordanian parliament voted on Tuesday to abolish a provision in the penal code that allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims - a move that is being hailed as 'historic' by activists and locals. Article 308 permit[ed] pardoning rape perpetrators if they marry their victims and stay with them for at least three years.  The controversial provision has for decades divided Jordan between those who believe the law is necessary to protect women's 'honour', and others who see it as a violation of basic human rights."


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This is major for womens' rights.
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 1, 1:48 PM

Cultural norms and political practices are so often intertwined that understanding local laws means that one has to understand the cultural context within which they were created, and in this case, the cultural processes that led to a political will to change them.  

 

Tagsculture, cultural norms, gender, MiddleEast, Jordan, political.

Mr Mac's curator insight, August 2, 6:49 PM
Unit 3 - Culture and Gender, Unit 4 - Politics and Gender, Unit 6 - Gender and Development
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Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’ | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
An extraordinary new Pentagon study has concluded that the U.S.-backed international order established after World War 2 is “fraying” and may even be “collapsing”, leading the United States to lose…
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Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’ : Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’. ~ EXCERPT:  "In the first of a series, we report on stunning new evidence that the U.S. Department of Defense is waking up to the collapse of American primacy, and the rapid unraveling of the international order created by U.S. power after the Second World War." ~ This article goes way over my head. I just think viewing your nation as an “empire” or a “superpower” is setting yourself for a fall. If you stay on the ground instead of placing yourself on a pedestal, you stand a better chance of seeing what's really going around you and what you need to do to "stay awake". It's a simpleton's point of view.  IMHO.
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Flying Water Taxis are hitting the rivers of Paris this Summer

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Flying Water Taxis are hitting the rivers of Paris this Summer

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Always wondered when someone would finally think of flying water taxis!  :)
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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 18, 12:15 AM

This should be quite a ride. I wonder if water-surrounded cities, such as Venice and Miami will follow the lead of Paris.  Fascinating technology.

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amazing
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Top Facebook Updates That You Can’t Afford to Miss - March 2017 Edition

Top Facebook Updates That You Can’t Afford to Miss - March 2017 Edition | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Are you looking for the best Facebook Ads tips&tricks to maximize your ROI in 2017? Here you have the latest Facebook news. Don't miss it!

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Maximizing social media is necessary for online survival.  Since Facebook still has the lion's share we need to keep up!  #socialmeditips #FacebookAds
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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, March 14, 12:19 PM
Maximizing social media is necessary for online survival. Since Facebook still has the lion's share we need to keep up! #socialmeditips #FacebookAds
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Kanaval, Rara Rara & Krick? Krack!

Kanaval, Rara Rara & Krick? Krack! | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
… Haitians are proud their country became one of the first independent nations in the Americas and was the first republic to be led by people of African descent. Whilst his leadership is not wholly revered, even deemed brutal, Dessalines is respected by the Haitian people for his part in establishing the country. ...
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Various festivals and holidays celebrated in Haiti.
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FoxNet2017 - King of Pop’s daughter has her own wings to fly!...

FoxNet2017 - King of Pop’s daughter has her own wings to fly!... | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

King of Pop’s daughter has her own wings to fly! Michael Jackson’s 18-year-old daughter joined the likes of Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid after signing with international modeling firm, IMG.  ...

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Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, pursuing a modeling and acting career.  She has nice eyes.  :)
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But He Likes Me! Yeah? So What! - LiteracyBase

But He Likes Me! Yeah? So What! - LiteracyBase | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Fellow Literacy Base member kaylar loves to discuss the politics and government of Jamaica. It rubs off and gets me to thinking about the current state of political affairs in the United States of America and our government. Left a few comments at her post dated January 10, 2017, titled “When You Do Not Vote”. …
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An opinionated discussion of the Trump-Putin “bromance”
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Native American Council offers amnesty to 220 million undocumented whites

Native American Council offers amnesty to 220 million undocumented whites | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
A council of Native American leaders has offered partial amnesty to the estimated 220 million

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Want my thoughts on this? Have to read the article in more detail but just based on the article's title, this is my reaction. 220 million???!!! Where on God's green earth did they find 220 million undocumented white people? Are they just in America? Or are they all over the world and they are being “invited”?? Like I said. Have to read the article thoroughly. But the title sure caught my attention!! Anyway … November is Native American Heritage Month in the USA. Re-scooping this as part of the celebration of the contributions of the first nations of America. Although this isn't history. This is history-making.
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Should We Read Bad Books? / myLot

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Interesting question posed at a blog I recently started following called Bibliophile Cafe. The question was or is: Why read Sade?  ...

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If we can't learn on our own how to to exercise discretion and judgment and discern the difference between right and wrong, good and evil, what's bad and what is not bad … well then, somebody else will take it upon themselves to do it for you. Would you rather you decide OR they decide?  As the comedian Lewis Black would likely say: “Don't think on it too hard or blood will shoot our your nose!”
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The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America

The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
When racist towns used to lynch people, these guides helped keep black travelers safe

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Per Seth Dixon:  "I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms."

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

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Tania Gammage's curator insight, March 17, 2016 6:58 PM

I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

Bob Zavitz's curator insight, March 19, 2016 8:48 PM

I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

lpatteson's curator insight, March 23, 2016 1:10 PM

I have mentioned the Green Book before, but now there is an interactive mapping application that let's users map out a trip in the United States during the Jim Crow era (and a 99 Percent Invisible podcast to walk you through the issues). Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, race, class, culture, historical, ethnicity.

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My Blog Stop!: Former Slave Who Sues Master For Back Wages!

My Blog Stop!: Former Slave Who Sues Master For Back Wages! | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

Sharing for  Black History Month [...]...

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Fantastic true story.  Wages for work.  Sounds reasonable.  Suing for back wages due?  Sounds like a reasonable way to deal with an unreasonable person or persons.  Only asking for what is rightfully yours. 

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4 Best Natural Places to Visit in Pakistan

4 Best Natural Places to Visit in Pakistan | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Natural beauty has no matched or alternative. Tourists from all over the world visit places which have rich natural beauties. Pakistan have some of the world most beautiful places that you can visit, mostly at northern areas of Pakistan and Kashmir region which is called haven on earth. This region of Pakistan is famous all… Read More

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If Pakistan or Kashmir is on your list of places to visit or to see, add this sites to your list.

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