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Gender Empowerment and Education

"In this exclusive, unedited interview, 'I Am Malala' author Malala Yousafzai remembers the Taliban's rise to power in her Pakistani hometown and discusses her efforts to campaign for equal access to education for girls. Malala Yousafzai also offers suggestions for people looking to help out overseas and stresses the importance of education."

Via Seth Dixon
analise moreno's curator insight, October 14, 2014 8:01 PM

This was one of our focuses last chapter. I totally agree with this because woman and as well as men deserve education they need education to have a successful life. I like how she describes this so well and thoroughly she talks about what she wants and needs in her life.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 4:10 PM

unit 3 or 6

Raychel Johnson's curator insight, May 25, 2015 8:42 PM

Summary: In this interview, Jon Stewart talks with Malala Yousafzai, a girl who outwardly fought for women's education, and in doing so, was shot by the Taliban. Even now, she continues to fight for women's equality and their right to education, after she won her Nobel Peace Prize. 


Insight: In this interview, the main topic is gender equality, and how it can lead to better education for women, which, in turn, gives women more power. Although developed countries, especially in Western Europe, already display high gender equality, more developing countries, especially in the Middle East, have hardly anything close to gender equality. Even with low amounts of gender equality, people like Malala and advocates in Western countries are striving towards this goal of gender equality.

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11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World | Social Studies |

"All maps face the challenge of making the globe appear to scale in two dimensions. Most, like the traditional Mercator projection, keep either size or shape consistent — not both — which skews our perception of continents and countries one way or the other. 

But when you compare square mileage, a whole new world appears. Inspired by this map of Africa's true size from German graphic designer Kai Krause, we created 11 map overlays to open your eyes to some real geography."

Via Seth Dixon
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Thanks to Seth Dixon for curating awesome Geography tools for all.


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The 13 Best Maps of 2013

The 13 Best Maps of 2013 | Social Studies |
Maps: Where would we be without them? This was banner year for beautiful, information-dense cartography, which provided a moment of self-reflection like a giant, geographic mirror.

Via Seth Dixon
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Awesome options for your collection.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 1, 2014 12:13 PM

Some of these are incredibly data rich and worth analyzing, and others are fluffy fun.

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Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories

Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories | Social Studies |
In the year that I taught language arts before moving into the social studies department one of the challenges that my students faced in writing short stories was coming up with ideas to get starte...

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Integrating language arts and social studies content in the elementary years seems critical to success in both. Stories are the activation energy in both, aren't they?

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:56 AM

Apps to help with idea generation and to start the creative writing process  are excellent tools.

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 13, 2014 12:09 AM

Ideas for stories- quite interesting applications

Jan Watts's curator insight, February 8, 2014 1:53 AM

If you're a teacher who is always looking for useful apps, here's a few you may not have come across yet?

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Harvest 2013

Harvest 2013 | Social Studies |
From grains to grapes to cabbage and many other crops the harvest season has been in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere.

Via Seth Dixon
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Nothing like agriculture to put a dose of "reality check" into urban/suburban students' lives.

Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:47 PM

Well see as how my page is called World Photography, i figurd this would be a good article/gallery to put up. Along with so georgous photos one can really see the imporance of farming on a culture and farming world wide. The gallery of photos is increadible, and with a caption to match each photo you are able to see geographilycly and cultulary where certan foods and plants are produced. This makes me feel  that cultures are all some what connected, the tobbco from your cigretts comes from mexico, and the nice wine that you drink when your out to dinner is from a vineyard in germany. Its a small idea but food is very cultualy influncing 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:09 PM

After reading this article it became apparent the back breaking work that these people have to endure just to stay alive and feed their family. Which is insane when you think about our society today, I dont know about you but I do not farm and do this type of work after I'm done with my school work everyday. In some places in the United States like out west they are used to some of this work but most of us do not make all of our meals and kill them in the same spot. It became apparent how much of a lifestyle this type of work is and the true dedication that people go through for themselves, family, land and economy.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:56 PM


So few of my students have actual experience working on a farm and being part of the food producing process.  This gallery of 38 photos around the world is a great visual to reinforce how important the harvest is for sustaining life on this planet.  The picture above shows the a Hmong hill tribe woman harvesting a rice terrace field at Mu Cang Chai district, northern Vietnamese province of Yen Bai. The World Bank on Oct. 7 lowered its 2013 growth forecast for East Asian developing countries to 7.1 percent and warned that a prolonged US fiscal crisis could be damaging to the region.


Tags: agriculture, food production, landscape, images.

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What Religion Does Your Member Of Congress Identify With?

What Religion Does Your Member Of Congress Identify With? | Social Studies |
A breakdown of Congress' religious makeup. One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.

Via Seth Dixon
Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 24, 2013 8:02 PM

Cultural geography! Very intersting!

Adilson Camacho's comment, August 24, 2013 8:03 PM
Hannah Hitchcock's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:09 PM

This map adds interesting insight to how Religion might affect Congress. America is a very Christian country, supported by the map. The other non-Christian religions are shown to be condensed in to small or isolated areas. This also supports the stereotypical ideas we have of the regions in America. Baptist for exapmle, is highly popular in the south. This is typically the religion we associate with the south. The Mid-West is an area with a high Mormon population, therefore it makes sense that the representatives fom those states consist of Mormon religious people. 

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Visualizing Time and Space

Visualizing Time and Space | Social Studies |

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sriddle geo's curator insight, July 24, 2014 9:04 AM

Once again the educator in me is at work.  My little girl is asking me all the time , "If it's day here is it night on the other side of the world?"  Now I can show her.

Cory Erlandson's curator insight, July 24, 2014 9:48 AM

Great spatial representation of time and time zones, which is a weirdly fascinating topic for my students.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:00 PM


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Autocomplete Map

Autocomplete Map | Social Studies |

"Zoomable autocomplete map of the world. Yahoo autocomplete results for countries and US states (screenshot of US states shown here)." 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 13, 2013 10:32 AM

This is very interesting, showing what a search engine will automatically suggest.  While this is telling on what opinions about places exist, you can't read too much into this because this reflects the numerous place-based stereotypes that are out there. 

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How toilet paper explains the world

How toilet paper explains the world | Social Studies |
A country's most popular hygiene product has a lot to do with its demographics.

Via Seth Dixon
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Middle School World Geography gem.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:11 PM

Toilet paper, tampons, diapers and incontinence pads...however there are substitutes that some use or not.

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, January 23, 2014 8:42 PM

This topic would appeal to many primary children!

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Concentrations of Wealth and Poverty

Concentrations of Wealth and Poverty | Social Studies |

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:59 AM

See where the wealth and poverty are in America using this great map.

Chandrima Roy's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:44 PM



Ishwer Singh's curator insight, January 20, 2014 6:56 AM

This picture shows the cocentrations of poverty and affluence.  The areas hilighted in yellow show the areas which are wealthy and the dark blue showing the poor. This coincides with the amout of pay and the education levels in these countries. Areas such as Boston, New York and Washington show high cocentrations of affluence. These areas also have much higher education systems and more well -paid jobs. Countries which are highlighted in dark blue are countries with lesser education and lesser paid jobs. This shows the  extent at which poverty can affect a country.

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Rap, Drugs, And Hijabs: 13 Things You Should Know About Young Iran

Rap, Drugs, And Hijabs: 13 Things You Should Know About Young Iran | Social Studies |
The future of Iran will be determined by the first post-Revolution generation. Here's what they're like.

Via Seth Dixon
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Who knew? Would be nice to have students develop some raps that appealed to democratic, peaceful, shared-world sensibilities.

Frank Fenn's comment, August 17, 2013 9:09 PM
Interesting evaluation. Where should the U.S. direct their operatives now?
Mrs. B's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:36 AM


Isabelle Zahn's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:02 PM

In this article you see the concept of gender population and folk culture. This article talks about how Iran has had their baby boom population in there right now between the mid teens and the mid-20s. It also talks about how all of the young people are starting to control everything and things are becoming run by the young people. Most of the government is run by young people there all of the young people are just starting to pop up and down getting married as you get there I having more kids because it's a big huge population of young people. This has an impact on every music sucks local national and international communities because every community at some point will have a baby boom generation for us right now it's kind of an older generation for other countries the younger generations so really every time she goes through these baby-boom stages. Some short-term effects of this could be a lot of new births because all the people are starting to get a little bit older because their mid teens to mid 20s they will be getting married soon and will want have families.  Some long-term effects could be another baby boom generation possibly coming because of this baby boom generation all the side to have kids that he couldn't another baby boom generation were everybody wants to have a kid so their country may decide to good use birth control or something that will reduce the chances of having another baby good population because their country can't support all of those people. 

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25 phrases to guide you to greatness in public speaking

25 cardinal phrases to power your public speaking skills!

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Number 21 is my favorite!

Brian Buchmann's curator insight, June 16, 2013 1:03 PM

I like it

MAB 1 Online Marketing's curator insight, June 17, 2013 1:17 AM

anyone with difficulty with public speaking maybe this will help!

Elsie Barone's curator insight, June 21, 2013 10:03 AM