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The Rise of Megacities

The Rise of Megacities | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.

 

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 

 

Tags: urban, megacities.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:28 PM

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 


Download the data yourself as a CSV file and your can import this into ArcGIS online and symbolize your map with any of the columns in the dataset.  


Tags: urban, megacities.


Peter Steffan's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:00 PM

Very cool!

Tori Denney's curator insight, May 27, 2015 3:36 PM

World cities and megacities - Presently , the mega cities of the world have to have a population of at least 10,000. Many cities are very near the minimum to be considered a mega city, but are not quite there. By 2025, the developing world, as we understand it now, is estimated to be home to 29 megacities.

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How Students Critiquing One Another’s Work Raises The Quality Bar

How Students Critiquing One Another’s Work Raises The Quality Bar | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
When students practice giving kind, specific and helpful feedback on each other's work, they learn the value of revision and define for themselves what quality
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Why Reconstruction Matters After this Election

Why Reconstruction Matters After this Election | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Understanding the history of the Reconstruction era can help students make sense of current events after the most recent presidential election.
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Rich Web Resources to Raise Cultural Awareness

Rich Web Resources to Raise Cultural Awareness | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Curtis Chandler looks at how educators can help students become more aware, understanding and appreciative of other kids and cultures, using rich web resources.
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Another great article from MiddleWeb - this one on using the internet to raise cultural awareness.  I love the comparison of pictures on ancient Egypt, having students look at the foci of each - and then finding current examples, and even an Egyptian student.  
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Confronting Racist Objects

Confronting Racist Objects | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Millions of racist objects sit in the homes of everyday Americans. Here are some of your stories about reconciling, reclaiming and reinterpreting them.
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This is a really interesting article looking at - what do we do with racist objects and memorabilia?  Incredibly thought-provoking.
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How (Almost) Everyone Failed to Prepare for Pearl Harbor

How (Almost) Everyone Failed to Prepare for Pearl Harbor | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
UNITED STATES The attack on Pearl Harbor, 75 years ago this week, was the worst day in the U.S. Navy’s history and the shock of a lifetime for just about any American who had achieved the age of memory.
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11 Facts About Food Deserts

11 Facts About Food Deserts | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"Food insecurity has a high correlation with increased diabetes rates. In Chicago, the death rate from diabetes in a food desert is twice that of areas with access to grocery stores."


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Harley Bass's curator insight, January 10, 3:11 PM

This article is connected to human geography by agriculture. We talk and learn about agriculture every day in the class room. I feel like this article is a eye opener to the naive mind of people who do not live in or around food desert areas.

Hailey Austin's curator insight, January 10, 3:22 PM
This is connected to my class because its dealing with agriculture and how they have limited crops. So most of there food is manufactured and unhealthy. I think that food deserts should either be shut down or given better food options.In Chicago, the death rate from diabetes in a food desert is twice that of an area with access to a grocery store.
Mitchell Tasso's curator insight, January 11, 8:57 PM

This article/scoop is very intriguing and cool to read. It goes along with the topic of agriculture and describes the 11 facts that it bares about food deserts whether those facts are good or bad. Overall, I liked this scoop because of the 11 facts and the detail that was provided with them.

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What Does "Informed Citizen" Mean Right Now | iCivics

What Does "Informed Citizen" Mean Right Now | iCivics | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
What Does "Informed Citizen" Mean Right Now @louise_dube
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Mobile Apps from the Library of Congress | Library of Congress

Mobile Apps from the Library of Congress | Library of Congress | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
National Book Festival Come to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 24, 2016, for the 16th annual National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.: More than 100 authors & dozens of special activities for the entire family.
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Putting Democracy Back into Public Education

Putting Democracy Back into Public Education | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Throughout U.S. history, Americans have pivoted between whether the central priority of public education should be to create skilled workers for the econom
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Civics Education Failed to Instill Democratic Values in Students

Civics Education Failed to Instill Democratic Values in Students | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
America’s classrooms are responsible for preparing students to be good citizens. This election indicates that they may be failing to do so.
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Introduction | From the Collection to the Classroom

Introduction | From the Collection to the Classroom | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
From the Collection to the Classroom is a multimedia resource for teaching middle and high school students the history of World War II, focusing on the War in the Pacific. It employs essays and lesson plans that include a rich array of resources—from archival documents, photographs, and artifacts to oral histories, maps, and videos from the Museum’s collections and galleries.
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Large set of resources for teaching WWII from the National WWII Museum.
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Classroom Culture: What It Means to Be Muslim or “Other” for Kids Today

Classroom Culture: What It Means to Be Muslim or “Other” for Kids Today | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
In late September, the Tennessee Board of Education released a draft of its revised social studies standards. For the 7th grade classes, this draf
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Battling Fake News in the Classroom

Battling Fake News in the Classroom | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
See how one educator helps students develop media literacy—a critical 21st-century skill.
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Another thought-provoking article on fake news and the role of social studies.
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Reading Like a Historian: Re-Assessing Reliability

Reading Like a Historian: Re-Assessing Reliability | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
When analyzing historical documents, students need to be able to effectively reassess the reliability of their sources. Learn how teachers can effectively teach when and how to reassess the reliability of a source.
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Fantastic (short) video of a teacher in action, working with students on reliability of resources.  
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Fake news is why you exist. And 12 tools that can help

Fake news is why you exist. And 12 tools that can help | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Okay. Basic question. "If I asked you to describe what you do every day as a social studies teacher, what would I hear?" Let me rephrase that a bit. "If I asked you to describe what you should be doing every day as a social studies teacher, what would I hear?" Here's my point. I…
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Interesting blog post from Glenn at HistoryTech - and some great resources!
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Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.
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Earlier and more often: Washington teachers seek broad boost to civics education

Earlier and more often: Washington teachers seek broad boost to civics education | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Fake news sites are only the latest trend prompting teachers to join a statewide effort aimed at educating students about how to engage with government.
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Where the country is becoming more diverse

Where the country is becoming more diverse | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The racial and ethnic diversity of communities varies greatly across the country, but rapid change is coming to many of the least-diverse areas.
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Questions for: ‘Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90’

Questions for: ‘Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90’ | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
How did Fidel Castro act on his belief that he was the messiah of his fatherland?
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What We Can Learn When an Archaeologist Writes a History of the Turning Point in the American Revolution

What We Can Learn When an Archaeologist Writes a History of the Turning Point in the American Revolution | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
What We Can Learn When an Archaeologist Writes a History of the Turning Point in the American Revolution #sschat https://t.co/Truo9w80MI
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Between the Lines: Why Civic Education Matters | iCivics

Between the Lines: Why Civic Education Matters | iCivics | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
RT @icivics: Between the Lines: Why Civic Education Matters
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20 books by teachers, for teachers to inspire your teaching

20 books by teachers, for teachers to inspire your teaching | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
When teachers share their life's work with other teachers, students and schools flourish. Here are 20 books for teachers, by teachers.
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A new movement of books written BY teachers, FOR teachers, has really changed the focus of personal PD.  Take a look!
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Search Results - National Constitution Center

Search Results - National Constitution Center | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Did you know that the National Constitution Center has resources and lesson plan ideas for teachers?
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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent Teacher Conferences (EdSurge News)

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent Teacher Conferences (EdSurge News) | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
We’re about a third of the way into the school year and we know what that means: The dread of parent teacher conferences! Well, okay, not dread. But conferences would not make it on my Top Ten Reasons I Like to Teach list. . . . the traditional parent teacher conference as it once was is both redund
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Interesting look at using technology to improve conferences with parents (not replace them).
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