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Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky | Video on TED.com

TED Talks New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.

 

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.pdf - Google Drive

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Here's the project write-up, rubric and class zombie fact sheet for our short story project.

Please consult the document and bring your questions to class. 

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How do you decide where to go in a zombie apocalypse? - David Hunter - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-you-decide-where-to-go-in-a-zombie-apocalypse-david-hunter Can geography save your life in case of, say, a...
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1) What are push and pull factors where you live?

2) What are reasons for human migration?

3) Why would we analyze the connection between 2 locations even wen there isn't a zombie outbreak?

4) How would you analyze movement to determine where to put a new sports stadium? 

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World Map Blank.doc - Google Drive

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Here's a map for outlining your path of escape and survival in the zombie apocalypse.

Remember you'll need to annotate for items such as travel time, number of stops, length of time lived at stop, method of travel etc.

A map key is required! 

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Demographic Transition

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Here is an EXCELLENT overview of the Demographic Transition Model. Review it and know the various qualities of each stage.

Also make note of migration trends that are typical of each stage.

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Op-Ed Columnist - Where Sweatshops Are a Dream - NYTimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist - Where Sweatshops Are a Dream - NYTimes.com | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
What the world’s most impoverished people need isn’t fewer sweatshops, but more of them.
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Are sweatshops a good thing or a bad thing?

Here's one op-ed that supports sweatshops reported from a landfill in Cambodia.

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My wish: Manufactured landscapes and green education

My wish: Manufactured landscapes and green education | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, photographer Edward Burtynsky makes a wish: that his images -- stunning landscapes that document humanity's impact on the world -- help persuade millions to join a global conversation on sustainability.
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PepsiCo Figures Tropicana’s Carbon Footprint - NYTimes.com

PepsiCo Figures Tropicana’s Carbon Footprint - NYTimes.com | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
PepsiCo calculated that the equivalent of 3.75 pounds of carbon dioxide is emitted to the atmosphere for each half-gallon carton of orange juice.
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PepsiCo (which owns Tropicana Orange Juice) measures the amount of carbon emissions it takes to create a half-gallon of orange juice.

Check out this article! 

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Protests Persuade Russell Athletic to Rehire Honduran Workers - NYTimes.com

Protests Persuade Russell Athletic to Rehire Honduran Workers - NYTimes.com | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
The college anti-sweatshop movement persuaded Russell Athletic to agree to rehire 1,200 workers in Honduras.
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An anti-sweatshop movement in the US convinced a sportswear company to reopen a factory in Honduras that shutdown after works unionized.

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Energy Efficiency, Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources | NRDC

Energy Efficiency, Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources | NRDC | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
NRDC: NRDC promotes renewable energy sources, conservation, energy efficiency and clean fuels as solutions that will reduce the impacts of climate change, revive our economy and create jobs.
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A resource on energy sustainability and consumption.

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Global Witness

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Global Witness
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An online campaign that investigates various industries ranging from extraction to production.

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Seafood Watch - Official Site of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Program

mpaimThe Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Use the free mobile app, website and printed guides to get recommendations about which seafood to buy and avoid.

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On online campaign about sustainability in the seafood industry brought to us by the Monterey Bay Aquarium (California, USA).

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The Real Price of Gold — National Geographic Magazine

The Real Price of Gold — National Geographic Magazine | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
The Price of Gold: In dollars and suffering, it's never been higher.
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An insightful article about the extraction of gold.

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23 maps and charts on language

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Did you know that Swedish has more in common with Hindi than it does with Finnish?
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Here is an incredible resource on language.

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Zombie Short Story Outline.docx - Google Drive

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Complete this outline as part of your rough draft planning.

Remember you will need to write out your plans to create the rough draft of your Zombie Survival and Migration Short Story. 

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How To Survive a Zombie Attack on Campus

How To Survive a Zombie Attack on Campus | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
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Here's a really fantastic resource for understanding the imminent Zombie Apocalypse.

As you read through this resource think about how this might affect your plans for migrating through and surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

GOOD LUCK! 

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Aboard a Cargo Colossus

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The world’s biggest container ships, longer than the Eiffel Tower is high, are a symbol of an increasingly global marketplace. But they also face strong economic headwinds.
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Check out this amazing article and video about what cargo ships are like in our global economy.

It's absolutely incredible. 

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Bangladesh garment industry scrambles to save reputation after fires

Bangladesh garment industry scrambles to save reputation after fires | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
Government promises action but labour groups say major retailers must invest in safety and clear up opaque supply chains. Syed Zain Al-Mahmood reports
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Are sweatshops a good thing or a bad thing?

Here's one viewpoint on a recent event unfolding in Bangladesh. 


https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzfRP9O-7j7EYTJqdHlpNF9wbGM/edit ;

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Rise and Shine-What kids eat for breakfast around the world.

Rise and Shine-What kids eat for breakfast around the world. | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
What do kids around the world eat for breakfast? It’s as likely to be coffee or kimchi as it is a sugary cereal.
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Really great photos that show what's on the breakfast table in a few different cities.

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NIKE, Inc. - NIKE, Inc. Sustainable Business

NIKE, Inc. - NIKE, Inc. Sustainable Business | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it

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Nike's literature on its business and manufacturing processes.

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Labor standards help Cambodia keep customers - The New York Times

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A cool article on encouraging labor rights and sustainable industry in Cambodia.

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Sustainable forestry

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Sustainable forestry
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Here's a great resource for a campaign on sustainable forestry. It breaks down the issue and provides insight into the operations of the timber industry.

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Mountaintop mining poisons fish

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Here'sDead and deformed fish indicate selenium pollution from mountaintop coal mining is causing permanent damage to the environment and poses serious health risks, says a biologist.

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Here's an academic article on the environmental impact of coal mining. Wake Forest University 2010.

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Popular Product Reviews: Safety, Health, & Green Ratings | GoodGuide

Popular Product Reviews: Safety, Health, & Green Ratings | GoodGuide | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0180679/We have rated & reviewed 250,000+ products based on safety, health, & environmental factors. See your favorite products reviewed & rated.

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The Good Guide provides info about the health, social, and environmental impacts of products. Students can click on "Browse Product Ratings" to learn more about specific impacts of everyday items.

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