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Buffalo Continues Population Slide | wgrz.com

Buffalo Continues Population Slide | wgrz.com | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

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How does this article illustrate internal migration patterns occuring in the US?

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KochAPGeography's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:47 AM

Which is the best application of this article?  Is it deindustrialization? Urban to urban migration?  The continued growth of U.S. population in the South?

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This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine

This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In practical terms.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, March 25, 3:51 PM

There are stated reasons and underlying reasons for political decision s. 

Arya Okten's curator insight, March 27, 7:24 PM

Unit IV

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Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes

Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
New York City has always been changing. But recently, the city has seen a wave of luxury condos and artisanal cupcake boutiques uproot local delis and dive bars.

To make sure we don't forget the city's past, two New York-based photographers, James...

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, March 30, 1:35 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words! Gentrification documented in photos

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 28, 7:45 AM

unit 7

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In Pictures: Crackdown in Brazil's favelas

In Pictures: Crackdown in Brazil's favelas | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Brazilian government's 'pacification' initiative has led to drug busts and shootouts in Rio's favelas.

 

Just a few months before Rio de Janeiro welcomes visitors for the World Cup, and two years before it hosts the Olympics, security within the city remains a major issue.  The government currently promotes the policy of "pacification", where security forces engage in raids, drug busts, and even gunfights with suspected gang members. This pacification policy is supposed to pave the way for the development of long-neglected favelas in Rio, Brazil's second-biggest city and home to 11 million people.  However, many of the favelas remain in the hands of an army of drug dealers and criminals who are not willing to step down or be pacified.


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The 10 Most and Least Developed Countries | PBS NewsHour | Nov. 2, 2011

The 10 Most and Least Developed Countries | PBS NewsHour | Nov. 2, 2011 | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The 2011 Human Development Report ranked 187 countries according to income, education and health. We showcase the top five and bottom five on the list.

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Containerization Shaped Globalization

Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove...

 

The economies of scale that globalization depends on, relies on logistics and transportation networks that can handle this high-volume.  In a word, the container, as mundane as it may seem, facilitated the era within which we live today. 


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Blanca Bernabé García's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:01 AM

Una amena historia de la globalización 

Donald Dane's comment, December 10, 2013 7:06 AM
this video was probably the most interesting to me from class. it went to the root of this increase in shipping and broke it down to its bare structure and helped you see the true evolution of shipping around the world. starting from wooden ships traveling all the way around the southern tip of Brazil ending up stacking freight boats which travel through the panama canal. it went into depth about how the inventor of freight stacking thought of his idea. first by being a shipper himself but from a truck stand point and showed his evolution to designing to doing to mastering. now this idea and method is the only and fastest way for all shipping routes from Asia to americas from Europe to Africa.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 6, 7:12 AM

The economies of scale that globalization depends on, relies on logistics and transportation networks that can handle this high-volume.  In a word, the container, as mundane as it may seem, facilitated the era within which we live today.

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Out of Africa – Did the Colonial Powers ever Really Leave?

Out of Africa – Did the Colonial Powers ever Really Leave? | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Africa may have achieved independence, but the old colonial ties are still important as France’s decision to send troops to Mali to fight Islamist extremists shows.

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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 19, 7:27 AM

This infographic was very interesting.  By using color coding it highlights the areas of influence the colonel powers still maintain over their old possessions.  This map is helpful in understanding how this affects the politics of theses regions today.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 25, 9:59 AM

Colonial ties are still very prevalent due to Europe's dependence upon the resources of Africa. European countries like England and France invest billions in Africa, not to help those African nations, but to build infrastructure for resource extraction or to keep governments stable. Though the true exploitation of Africa has ended, the current situation certainly has the ring of exploitation as the people of Europe enjoy the diamonds and chocolate harvested by the multitudes of impoverished people of Africa.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 1:04 PM

Colony powers are still located within Africa. Just because Africa is technically independent doesn't mean that British Colonial power isn't still in place.

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Lady In Black: 'Burka Avenger' Fights For Pakistan's Girls

Lady In Black: 'Burka Avenger' Fights For Pakistan's Girls | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Burka Avenger is a new Pakistani kids' show about a mild-mannered teacher who moonlights as a burqa-clad superhero.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 3, 2013 10:18 PM

In the new animated series, Burka Avenger, we see intriguing blend of cultures. Globalization does NOT mean that all cultures will become the same.  As one geographer said, globalization isn't making all places perfectly flat since it is incredibly bumpy.  This NPR podcast shows how the globalization and pop culture can take highly localized and distinct regional twists on common themes.   This video trailer shows how a school teacher fights for educational rights for girls when cloaked under the burka.

Luisa Pinto's curator insight, August 5, 2013 2:32 AM

Globalização não quer dizer que vamos todos ficar iguais. Nem podia. 

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:58 PM

"the Burka Avenger" is a new cartoon aired in pakistan aiming to empower pakistani women who wear burkas.

I think this clip is a great resourse for not only empowering pakistani women and girls but to use within the Australian classroom in order to not only expose students to different cultures entertainment but more specifically look at rasism, stereotyoes and different cultures traditons in a fun and enagaging way

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Buffalo Continues Population Slide | wgrz.com

Buffalo Continues Population Slide | wgrz.com | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

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KochAPGeography's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:47 AM

Which is the best application of this article?  Is it deindustrialization? Urban to urban migration?  The continued growth of U.S. population in the South?

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A Call for English Only at the EU, and 5-Word Acceptance Speeches | @pritheworld

A Call for English Only at the EU, and 5-Word Acceptance Speeches | @pritheworld | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
With 23 official languages-- rising to 24 in July-- the European Union is knee-deep in translation. Must every document be translated into Latvian and Irish? Or should the EU simplify matters by making English its working language?

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Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee : NPR

Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee : NPR | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

You can go to almost any cubic foot of ocean, stream, coral, backyard, ice shelves even, and if you look, you'll find scores of little animals and plants busy making a living.

This provides an interesting look at the way commercial agriculture impacts biodiversity. Being from Iowa, I have a good sense of the importance of agriculture to the state's economic well-being, but is the cost of giant yields truly worth the "biological desert?"


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Girls 'hit hard by world recession'

Girls 'hit hard by world recession' | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A shrinking world economy is painful for many, but girls and women suffer most from the effects of recession.

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10 of the Most Dangerous Journeys to Schools Around the World

10 of the Most Dangerous Journeys to Schools Around the World | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"Many of us have heard the stories of how our parents or grandparents had to walk miles in the snow to get to school. Perhaps some of these tales were a tad embellished, but we got the point. A lot of American kids have the luxury of being driven in a warm car or bus to a good school nearby. This is not the case for the children in this gallery.

The photos you are about to see are snapshots of the treacherous trips kids around the world take each day to get an education. Considering there are currently 61 million children worldwide who are not receiving an education—the majority of which are girls—these walks are seen as being well worth the risk.

In the above photo, students in Indonesia hold tight while crossing a collapsed bridge to get to school in Banten village on January 19, 2012.Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting the suspension bridge, which was built in 2001."


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Kevin Cournoyer's comment, April 30, 2013 9:51 PM
This slideshow makes it painfully clear that the degree to which a country is developed makes for very different experiences when it comes to education and physically getting to a school. Less developed countries clearly present different, in many cases, more dangerous obstacles to arriving at a school than well developed countries present.
The climate and geographic features found in other countries seem to often be what creates the challenges in getting young people to schools. Economically, these countries are clearly disadvantaged, as the lack of a viable infrastructure would indicate. Due to this lack of infrastructure, the journey to school is dangerous and arduous. A certain resilience can be seen in these pictures, however. Those who take these dangerous trips to schools miles away or over dangerous terrain clearly value education, indicating a cultural emphasis on the importance of learning, many times in spite of harsh geographic factors.
Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:52 AM

It is sad what so many children must endure and go through in order to get an education.  I wonder if these bridges and structures have been fixed.  61 million children not receiving an education is 61 million too many.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 1, 11:45 AM

unit 6 economic development

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Urban Morphology in Mexico City

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"Mexico City is a giant laboratory of urban morphology. Its 20 million residents live in neighborhoods based on a wide spectrum of plans.  The colonial center (above) was built on the foundations of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire. The old city was on an island in Lake Texcoco. The lake was drained to prevent flooding as the city expanded.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 27, 9:57 AM

I've conducted research in Mexico City, and am endlessly fascinated but this urban amalgamation.  The city is so extensive that there are numerous morphological patterns that can be seen in the city, including the 12 listed in the article.  


Tags: Mexico, density, sustainability, housing, urban, planning, unit 7 cities. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 9, 12:48 PM

unit 7

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European word translator

European word translator | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

“Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map”


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Mr. Gresham's curator insight, April 7, 1:09 PM

APHUG, have fun with this!

 

#greski

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unit 3

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The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene

The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
84% of Americans are unable to locate Ukraine on a world map; those that can't are more likely to support military intervention.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 7, 9:10 AM

As I've said before, a more informed, geo-literate citizenry helps to strengthen U.S. foreign policy and diplomatic efforts because they have a spatial framework within which to organize political, environmental, cultural and economic information.  National Geographic recently also produced a video showing how geo-education is important for business professionals as a part of their geo-education community (if you haven't already, join!).

David R. Perry's curator insight, April 7, 8:38 PM

Beyond sad.

Rach Brick's curator insight, April 13, 7:45 PM

This says so much about ignorance and aggression... Do they even know that they'd have to come up with a catchy name because the Crimea has already got a war names after it?

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10 Disney Songs Sung In The Characters' Native Tongues

10 Disney Songs Sung In The Characters' Native Tongues | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
If Disney characters were real, they wouldn't be singing in English. Here are 10 classic songs as they were meant to be heard -- maybe.

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Writing FRQs

"AP Human Geography Free Response Questions should be approached in a very deliberate and specific way. APHG teacher Tom Landon explains his approach to teaching students how to do it."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:10 PM

For those preparing students for the AP Human Geography test, this video gives great advice to help you instruct students on how to approach the Free Response Questions (FRQs).  Understanding the content always comes first, but some bright students who I know understand the content fail to read the instructions or to answer every portion of the questions.  This will help those APHG students.


TagsAPHG, training, geography education.

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The Burgess and Hoyt Models

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It is possible in many cities to identify zones with a particular type of land use - eg a residential zone. Often these zones have developed due to a combination of economic and social factors. In some cases planners may have tried to separate out some land uses, eg an airport is separated from a large housing estate.

 

The concentric and sector models in one news article?  The BBC is showing once again the possibilities available if only the United States taught more geography in the schools. 

 

Tags: urban, models, unit 7 cities, APHG.


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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 25, 2013 4:50 PM

Useful to develop understanding of the models of urban landuse zones within cities.

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The Middle East, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart

The Middle East, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"What could be simpler than the Middle East? A well-known Egyptian blogger who writes under the pseudonym The Big Pharaoh put together this chart laying out the region’s rivalries and alliances. He’s kindly granted me permission to post it, so that Americans might better understand the region. The joke is that it’s not a joke; this is actually pretty accurate."


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Interesting and (as it says) terrifying.

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Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:10 AM

Le Moyen Orient actuel, les relations entre les acteurs des conflits,  expliqué à travers un organigramme. 

BandKids13-14's comment, August 28, 2013 6:50 AM
Did anyone else notice that both Al Qaeda and the U.S. are FOR syria rebels, and against Assad?
Todd Parsons's curator insight, September 2, 2013 7:06 AM

So we should have peace in the Middle East in maybe 7.59 billion years when the sun goes all red giant and we all burn up anyway. However, in the meantime...check out this cool chart of friends and foes. It all makes sense now, yah?

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China's one-child policy increasingly being questioned

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Decades ago, China decided it had too many people and instituted a policy that allowed most couples just one child. While the policy has been loosened some, it's still largely in place.


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The Rise of Megacities

The Rise of Megacities | TWHS AP Human Geography | 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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Matt Mallinson's comment, November 19, 2012 7:27 AM
If that's what is predicted for 2025, how populated will our world be by 2050? Scary to think about.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 9:28 AM

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 2:00 PM

Very cool!

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Outspoken 12-year-old in India shows country's shift role for women

Outspoken 12-year-old in India shows country's shift role for women | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

In conservative parts of India, women were expected to be shy, and reserved -- seen, and not heard. But that's changing, as more girls become educated and aspire to independence. And 12-year-old Sarita Meena is the embodiment of that change.


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China acknowledges 'cancer villages'

China acknowledges 'cancer villages' | TWHS AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
China's environment ministry appears to have acknowledged the existence of so-called "cancer villages", after years of public speculation about the impact of pollution in certain areas.

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KochAPGeography's curator insight, February 24, 2013 8:30 AM

Routinely mentioned is the rapid growth of China's economic influence in global business, alongside Beijing's political clout. Often overlooked, however, are the consequences of this rapid development, such as the spike in cancer cases and cancer as a leading cause of death.