Walkerteach Geo
4.7K views | +0 today
Follow
Walkerteach Geo
Media and Classroom Hub for Mr. Walker's Geography Class
Curated by Luke Walker
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Luke Walker
Scoop.it!

NPR-Radiolab: The Bad Show (Fritz Haber)

NPR-Radiolab: The Bad Show (Fritz Haber) | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
Luke Walker's insight:

From approximately 25:00-45:00 tune in to hear the story of Fritz Haber, a noted German scientist from the late 19th century, and his contributions to Green Revolution fertilizer technology as well as to Chemical Warfare (circa WWI).

It's an intriguing talk that delves into how the history of scientific achievement can dip into several topics (Green Revolution and agricultural development, WWI and WWII and the development of military technology). 


 

more...
Luke Walker's curator insight, December 24, 2014 1:30 AM

From approximately 25:00-45:00 tune in to hear the story of Fritz Haber, a noted German scientist from the late 19th century, and his contributions to Green Revolution fertilizer technology as well as to Chemical Warfare (circa WWI).

It's an intriguing talk that delves into how the history of scientific achievement can dip into several topics (Green Revolution and agricultural development, WWI and WWII and the development of military Chemical Warfare). 

 Here's a link to a relevant BBC article on Haber:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-13015210 

 

Here's a link to an article on America's Guano Islands Act (1856), it illustrates the point of just how "bat poop crazy" the world was becoming with regard to nitrogen demands:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/07/08/by-kevin-underhill-the-guano-islands-act/ ;

Rescooped by Luke Walker from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Jewish And Mexican Cooking Meet In 'Challa-peño'

Alex Schmidt's grandparents say that the best Jewish food they've ever eaten came from Mexico. They remember a legendary husband-and-wife catering team who made downtown Mexico City feel like the shtetls of Eastern Europe.

 

Cultural processes, such as diffusion syncretism, are evident in this extraordinary podcast.  Ethnic neighborhoods, nostalgia for traditions, folk and popular cultures interacting, globalization and migration are all themes that could make this an interesting podcast to have students listen to it and analyze the geographic content embedded within it. 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
elsa hunziker's comment, January 30, 2012 2:36 PM
Sounds delicious!!!!
Scooped by Luke Walker
Scoop.it!

Gangnam Style: Three Reasons K-Pop Is Taking Over The World : NPR

The viral hit isn't a fluke. South Korea has been cultivating a global music business for decades.

Check out the underlying economics of the success story that is Gangnam Style. Listen and better understand how a Korean phenomena can take off on a global scale. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luke Walker
Scoop.it!

Spanish Crisis Revives Calls For Catalan Secession

Spanish Crisis Revives Calls For Catalan Secession | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
Spain’s dismal economy has residents of the country’s richest region, Catalonia, wondering if they’d be better off going it alone. With their own language and distinct culture, Catalans have long pushed for independence from Spain.

 

Political geography issue. An area in Spain that is prosperous and has its own distinct language and culture that differs from the rest of Spain. Do they deserve their independence?

more...
No comment yet.