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Poop Stories

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"From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter? Take a look at some international potty humor and then follow the jokes to a deeper understanding. Every laugh on this page reflects a life and death issue: the very real sanitation problems facing India today."


Via Seth Dixon
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The statistics are staggering for the number of deaths of children due to poor sanitation and something as simple as diarrhea.

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Roman Mirando's curator insight, August 21, 10:21 AM

I do not want to use public bathrooms in the first place but this makes me want to not use them more. It is frightening that three children die every minute because of poor sanitation. Also, 1.5 million children die every year because of poor sanitation. These facts are so horrific and now I am going to make sure I am sanitized.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, November 10, 4:19 PM

It is fascinating that a country so many lives are lost due to something we find simple and trivial, and really do not even think about but use on a daily basis.

Jessica Robson Postlethwaite's curator insight, November 18, 7:03 PM

World toilet day!

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Poop Stories

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"From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter? Take a look at some international potty humor and then follow the jokes to a deeper understanding. Every laugh on this page reflects a life and death issue: the very real sanitation problems facing India today."


Via Seth Dixon
sriddle geo's insight:

The statistics are staggering for the number of deaths of children due to poor sanitation and something as simple as diarrhea.

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Roman Mirando's curator insight, August 21, 10:21 AM

I do not want to use public bathrooms in the first place but this makes me want to not use them more. It is frightening that three children die every minute because of poor sanitation. Also, 1.5 million children die every year because of poor sanitation. These facts are so horrific and now I am going to make sure I am sanitized.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, November 10, 4:19 PM

It is fascinating that a country so many lives are lost due to something we find simple and trivial, and really do not even think about but use on a daily basis.

Jessica Robson Postlethwaite's curator insight, November 18, 7:03 PM

World toilet day!

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Kids' Games, Animals, Photos, Stories, and More -- National Geographic Kids

Kids' Games, Animals, Photos, Stories, and More -- National Geographic Kids | srgeo160 | Scoop.it
Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on the National Geographic Kids website.
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Once again the teacher in me is on the prowl.  This website was really cool. My daughter really liked it (she's five).

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Visualizing Time and Space

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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.

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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, July 17, 8:44 PM

VISUALIZANDO TIEMPO Y ESPACIO

Cory Erlandson's curator insight, July 24, 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, 7:00 PM

APHG-U1

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Where geography meets geometry - The Hindu

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The Hindu
Where geography meets geometry
The Hindu
Step into the ground floor of Sarala's Art Centre and you're arrested by the piece just across the door.
sriddle geo's insight:

As a future educator I like finding new and interesting ways to incorporate math into other areas of learning.  Using art, geometry and geography all at once is a great way to spark interest in the subjects.

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The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America

The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America | srgeo160 | Scoop.it
Innovation districts are geographic areas where leading-edge companies, research institutions, start-ups, and business incubators are located in dense proximity.
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If this trend continues it will be interesting to see how it affects our cities and suburbs.

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Government, Geography, and Growth | Foreign Affairs

Government, Geography, and Growth | Foreign Affairs | srgeo160 | Scoop.it
According to the economist Daron Acemoglu and the political scientist James Robinson, economic development hinges on a single factor: a country's political institutions.
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Could only get part of the article, but found it interesting that the author finds that a nations existence depends on a government that includes it citizens and protects their rights.

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Local Population Pyramids

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Super cool interactive website to see population dynamics for a particular city or neighborhood.

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Mrs. K's curator insight, August 27, 7:13 AM

1G Theme 2: 6 Billion people and me

CT Blake's curator insight, August 29, 8:27 PM

Useful for explaining population pyramids.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 16, 12:08 PM

Unit 2

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The Economic Benefits of Educating Women

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After seeing the website in class on educating women I thought I would try and find other articles on the subject.  This was a good one from business week.

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School of the Americas Watch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

School of the Americas Watch

School of the Americas Watch is an advocacy organization founded by former Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois and a small group of supporters in 1990 to protest the training of mainly Latin American military officers, by the United States Department of Defense, at the School of the Americas (SOA).

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Although this gives info about the school of america watch it has a good history of the "school" itself.

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Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border

Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border | srgeo160 | Scoop.it
There are major hurdles in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestine.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed peace talks in Washington in July for the first time in three years. While the talks are initially expected to focus on procedural issues, they are already beginning to take on a last-ditch quality. Explore some of the contentious issues that negotiators have faced in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state.


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Found this article and the videos to be very interesting after the conversation we had earlier in the week in class.

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Mr. David Burton's curator insight, July 17, 10:49 PM

Thoughts from my friend Seth...

 

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This five-part video report from the New York Times is from 2011, but still has some pertinent information, even if the situation has changed in some of the particulars.  These videos brings important voices from a variety of perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; together they all  show how a complex cultural and political geography leads to many of the difficulties in creating a long-lasting peace.  The discipline of geography doesn't simple study the peace process--it is a part of it.  The creation of borders and the cartographic process play a critical role in solving territorial issues.  Geography can be both the problem and the solution.

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

APHG-U4

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 17, 1:37 PM

This video explains why defined borders are an important part of any potential solution for the conflict, and why it is such a complex issue. While agreeing on a border that benefits both seems like it should be an easy task, the realities on the ground and actions from both sides make it anything but easy. 

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William Pattison - 4 Traditions of Geography | Geography Education via APHumanGeog

William Pattison - 4 Traditions of Geography | Geography Education via APHumanGeog | srgeo160 | Scoop.it

Geo Students- "Orange-ya" glad you did not have to this apple?

 

 

 

This article is a classic; one of the most well-cited articles from the Journal of Geography.


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I was looking for something more on William Pattison.  I find it interesting that his article from the 1960's is still completely relevant today.

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Brandon Schlick's comment, September 12, 2012 5:12 PM
I'm extremely glad we didn't have to use an apple, I did bad enough on the orange. But this picture still represents how we can incorporate geography into practically anything because of how much it affects everything.
Aaron Feliciano's comment, September 12, 2012 5:26 PM
we should do this in class!
Dylan Curran's comment, September 12, 2012 10:23 PM
this looks cool and i want to try it sometime. My orange looked bad enough.
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Teachers Homepage

National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies and science to life. Using real-world examples and National Geographic's rich media, educators, families, and students learn about the world and the people in it.
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Thought was a cool website for us education majors

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