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Geographic Influences of Skating

"Dogtown and Z-Boys: A documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 9, 1:53 PM

Popular culture is shaped by taste-makers, counter-cultural movements, and the blending of cultural practices in new ways creating a distinct aesthetic. Often, the physical geography of a region plays a crucial role in shaping the cultural practices particular to their environment. All of that can be seen quite vividly in the colorful skating revolution of the 1970s that took shape in the Southern California. Kids who grew up idolizing surfers branched out their recreational habits into the modern form of skating that we see today at the X Games. Made legendary through a series of Skateboarder magazine articles, these kids shaped the cultural ethos of skateboarding for over a generation. With the coastal influence of surfing, the socioeconomics of a seaside slum, it’s abandoned piers, the ubiquity of cement and asphalt in the urban landscape, the run-down neighborhood of “Dogtown” was home to cultural movement. The fierce droughts of the 1970 meant abandoned swimming pools; that drought led surfers to the technological infrastructure for modern skating ramps and half pipes as they skated in emptied swimming pools. As stated in those Skaterboarder articles, “two hundred years of American technology has unwittingly created a massive cement playground of unlimited potential. But it was the minds of 11 year olds that could see that potential.” The documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys” (trailer) and the fictionalized “Lords of Dogtown,” (trailer) both produced by skater turned filmmaker Stacy Peralta, chronicle the age (“Lords of Dogtown” is not appropriate for the K-12 classroom viewing).


Tags: place, spacesport, California, landscapevideo, popular culture, music.

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MeteoEarth - website en apps voor het weer in de klas

MeteoEarth - website en apps voor het weer in de klas | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
MeteoEarth is a fantastic website and set of apps that let you view global weather patterns as they occur in real time on your IWB or iPad. ("MeteoEarth – A Global Weather Viewer in the Classroom" looks like useful fun!
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Outsourcing textielproductie: maar waar komt het vandaan? Interactive kaart.

Outsourcing textielproductie: maar waar komt het vandaan? Interactive kaart. | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
This dynamic map shows where major garment companies outsource manufacturing.
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Klimaat gegevens van Hawai'i : interactieve website

Klimaat gegevens van Hawai'i  : interactieve website | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Geography Department launches websites providing data on Hawai'i's climate Phys.Org The Geography Department in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) has launched a new, interactive water resource...
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Mooie foto's van onze aarde

Mooie foto's van onze aarde | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
This daily dose of satellite photos helps you appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things humans have constructed--as well as the devastating...

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, June 15, 8:58 AM

Amazing.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, June 15, 11:19 AM

Great images for giving students a global perspective.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 17, 9:33 AM

unit 1

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Boko Haram aanvallen in kaart

Boko Haram aanvallen in kaart | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
Geography of #BokoHaram attacks in #Nigeria since 2009: country-wide reach in 2012; concentration in North in 2013-14 http://t.co/C4JE6zYNVA
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22 Internationale grenzen

22 Internationale grenzen | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

"Brazilië (boven) en Bolivia (beneden)."


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Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 22, 12:52 PM

The concept of a political boundary has been developed over many many years into an unbreakable line between two different sets of people with different ideologies, religions, and government styles. The boundary extends into the ground, into the air, and includes any resources within the boundary. These pictures show the different shapes and various lines between countries, and displays the intricacies of boundaries in the world.  

Kampe Kyle's curator insight, May 28, 10:21 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concept of land use patterns. As certain countries practice deforestation, slash-and-burn and other land use types, bordering countries may take a completely indifferent approach to the land and thus create a contrast.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 29, 1:11 AM

Photographs show how different countries can be even by just the border. Number 3 really stuck out to me that Haiti doesnt have as many regulation reguarding deforestation as the Dominican Republic and its very noticable.

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Culturele diffusie en afstandsverval: kaart van de fans van honkbal in de VS.

Culturele diffusie en afstandsverval: kaart van de fans van honkbal in de VS. | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

Kaart van de New York Times gebaseerd op de Facebookgegevens waaruit de voorkeur voor een bepaald team blijkt. Big Data! Tot op zipcode niveau......


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Brian Altonen's curator insight, April 25, 7:51 PM

Anything can be mapped.  

 

This mapping did not fully account for hybridization--for example when a friend in Texas is a Boston Red Sox fan.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 28, 10:43 AM

unit 1 & 3

Greg Russak's curator insight, April 29, 12:53 PM

Maps and baseball - a good combination!

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Modderstromen en kappen van bomen.....relatie!

Modderstromen en kappen van bomen.....relatie! | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

Al jaren lang mocht er bos gekapt worden boven het gebied  in de staat Washington waar de  grond naar beneden kwam zetten. Risico ingecalculeerd of was er geen kennis?


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Geofreak's curator insight, April 3, 1:39 PM

Mijnbouw en aardverschuivingen, een goede combinatie ...... 

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, April 7, 11:48 AM

There are several reasons for mudslides--some are purely a result of physical geography and others are related to land use patterns.  This last week's mudslide in Washington state was a combination of the two and although this impacts one place (see on map), it is a good teaching moment to discuss the environmental impacts of land use patterns and resource extraction projects.  As seen in this interactive, the river was cutting at the base of the hill, while loggers were clear-cutting at the top of the mountain.  Trees help prevent erosion as the roots hold the soil in place--a critical piece to the puzzle in a very rainy climate.  With $1 million worth of timber on the slope, logging companies persisted despite objections from the Department of Natural Resources and some restrictions (but in hindsight, those restrictions clearly were not enough). 

 

View the impact in ArcGIS online: Before and After Swipe, LiDAR I and II, and Imagery.

 

Questions to Consider: Other than economic worth, what other ways are there to value and evaluate the environment?  How could this landscape have been protected and managed better or was this mudslide inevitable?   

El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, April 18, 12:03 AM

Working on an Inquiry of recent natural disasters with first grader.  

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NASA Animatie laat 60 jaar opwarming van de aarde zien in 15 seconden!

NASA Animatie laat 60 jaar opwarming van de aarde zien in 15 seconden! | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
RT @SemanticEarth: Geography: NASA Animation Shows Relentless Pace of 60 Years of Global Warming in 15 Seconds http://t.co/4cDSDmC5HQ http:…
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Rivieren van bovenaf...

Rivieren van bovenaf... | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

Mooie fotogalerij van rivieren....meanders


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Woodstock School's curator insight, February 25, 5:01 AM

The Art of Geography

Mark Burgess's curator insight, February 26, 6:26 AM

Awesome rivers. i love a good river.

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Voedselbonnen in de VS waar vooral?

Voedselbonnen in de VS waar vooral? | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

Zoals de armoede de laatste jaren over de suburbs is uitgeschoven zo is ook de ruimtelijk spreiding van de uitgifte van voedselbonnen veranderd.

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Breuken in Xinjiang : mooi strike-slip voorbeeld

Breuken in Xinjiang : mooi strike-slip voorbeeld | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
Colliding continents and cracks in the Earth’s crust make for some remarkable scenery in western China.

 

Just south of the Tien Shan mountains, in northwestern Xinjiang province, a remarkable series of ridges dominate the landscape. The highest hills rise up to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) above the adjacent basins, and they are decorated with distinctive red, green, and cream-colored sedimentary rock layers. The colors reflect rocks that formed at different times and in different environments.  When land masses collide, the pressure can create what geologists call “fold and thrust belts.” Slabs of sedimentary rock that were laid down horizontally can be squeezed into wavy anticlines and synclines. 

The ridge is noticeably offset by a strike-slip or “tear” fault in the image showing the Piqiang Fault, a northwest trending strike-slip fault that runs roughly perpendicular to the thrust faults for more than 70 kilometers (40 miles). The colored sedimentary rock layers are offset by about 3 kilometers (2 miles) in this area.


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Mathijs Booden's comment, February 8, 2:40 PM
Dit hoeft geen strike-slip te zijn. Het zijn hellende lagen, dus de breuk kan ook een op- of afschuiving zijn.
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Containerisatie vormde 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...

 

 


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Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 10:52 AM

The concept of containerization saves time and is essentially the reason why we have globalization. Just as McLean's concept made shipping faster, cheaper and more efficient, it also eliminated the jobs of the workers who loaded the ships. Sometimes, globalization has negative aspects such as taking away jobs in order to make something available to a consumer faster and cheaper.

Pieter de Paauw's curator insight, October 17, 10:11 AM

Mooi verhaal over het belang van (zee)containers

Tony Hall's curator insight, October 19, 9:05 AM

I loved watching this because I had no idea about how this happened. Perfect for the Globalisation topic in Higher Level IB Geography. Definitely showing it tomorrow!

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Wereld: cultuur verspreiding vanaf 600v Chr, in 5 min

"This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day. Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble. The information comes from Freebase, a Google-owned database of well-known people and places, and other catalogues of notable individuals. The team is based at the University of Texas at Dallas."


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Geografische concepten als stedelijke ontwikkeling en diffusie patronen worden zichtbaar. Primate city en rank-size rule.....en demografische veranderingen in gebeiden.

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Hongsheng Li's curator insight, August 11, 3:47 AM

5分钟讲述文化历史

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 10:47 AM

APHG-U3

Stran smith's curator insight, August 27, 9:25 PM

Hi it's one of your students try to guess who it is��

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2e WO zorgde voor een cartografische revolutie

2e WO zorgde voor een cartografische revolutie | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

"More Americans came into contact with maps during World War II than in any previous moment in American history. From the elaborate and innovative inserts in the National Geographic to the schematic and tactical pictures in newspapers, maps were everywhere. On September 1, 1939, the Nazis invaded Poland, and by the end of the day a map of Europe could not be bought anywhere in the United States. In fact, Rand McNally reported selling more maps and atlases of the European theaters in the first two weeks of September than in all the years since the armistice of 1918. Two years later, the attack on Pearl Harbor again sparked a demand for maps."


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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 25, 10:04 AM

Global interaction and maps. WWII. 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 6:59 PM

APHG-U1

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, October 14, 2:06 PM

Whenever there is war, Americans want maps.  They want to know about where conflict is, how far away from home it is, and why people are being sent to the places they are being sent.  With the new map ideas in World War II from Harrison maps were made to better display distance and direction to people.  He used different projections in areas.  He also drew maps from different places, for example what does Japan look like when you are in Siberia.  Transforming flat maps back to having some sort of global shape was exactly what we needed to get away from the old outdated unreliable style of maps.

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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.

 


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De taal van de kaart: welke  woordenschat hebben kinderen nodig om de kaart te kunnen lezen?

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 29, 6:06 AM

Geography resources

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 30, 8:54 AM

This article helps give an early start to map skill implementation - even at the earliest levels.

DTLLS tutor's curator insight, July 1, 5:04 AM

Love this website. Not just this article, but the whole idea. Have a little browse around...

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Territoriale aanspraken in de wateren rond China: een overzicht

Territoriale aanspraken in de wateren rond  China: een overzicht | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
China has recently increased its pursuit of territorial claims in nearby seas, leading to tense exchanges with neighboring countries. A map of some of the most notable disputes.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 12, 11:36 AM

Many of the geopolitical conflicts in the East Pacific have their roots in the territorial disputes over islands that at first glance seem as if they wouldn't be worth the trouble.  However, since the the UNCLOS agreement gives countries 200 nautical miles off their coasts to be an Exclusive Economic Zone, that greatly enhanced the strategic value of controlling these islands.  This interactive map briefly highlights some of the details behind the conflicts with links for further readings.  


Questions to Ponder: Why do countries care so much about some minor islands?  Why would other countries not want to accept China's territorial assertions?  Experts are saying that Chinese-Japanese relations are as bad as they've been since the end of World War II--Why all the commotion? 


Tags: borders, political, conflict, China, East Asia.

Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, May 21, 1:07 PM

Another key article regarding the ongoing disputes of the South China Sea - this article, when paired with our later discussion of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, will help us understand why this issue will be increasing in importance in the coming year.

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Geography in the News: Polder Salvation - National Geographic

Geography in the News: Polder Salvation - National Geographic | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it
Geography in the News: Polder Salvation
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The effects of global warming and accompanying sea level rise are threatening many of the world's lowland areas.
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Dam in de Nijl zorgt voor probleem tussen Egypte en Ethiopië

Dam in de Nijl zorgt voor probleem tussen Egypte en Ethiopië | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

83 miljoen mensen zijn afhankelijk van de Nijl. De grootse Afrikaanse dam wordt in Ethiopië gebouwd in dezelfde Nijl, maar Egypte wil vooral zekerheid hebben over voldoende water. Nu al is dat een probleem (groei van de bevolking is al fors) en de bouw van deze dam maakt het er zeker niet beter op. Ethiopië daarentegen wil energie opwekken voor de economische groei. Dat botst.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 22, 4:16 PM

85% of the Nile's water comes from the Blue Nile that originates in the Ethiopian highlands--it is the Blue Nile that Ethiopia has been working on damming since 2011.  The Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) will be located ocated near the border with Sudan (see in Google Maps).  As stated in this BBC article (with a nice 1-minute video clip), Egypt and Sudan currently get the majority of the Nile's waters because of outdated colonial-era treaties that ignored upstream riparian states.  This explains why Egypt is adamantly opposed to Ethiopia's plan and is actively lobbying the international community to stop construction on the dam, fearing their water supply with be threatened.  Oil might be the most economically valuable liquid resource in North Africa, but water is the most critical for human habitation.   


Tags: Ethiopia, Africa, development. environment, water, energy, borders, political.

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Wat het verlies van de Krim eigenlijk betekent voor Oekraïne..

Wat het verlies van de Krim eigenlijk betekent voor Oekraïne.. | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

"In symbolic terms, it's a huge loss. The Crimean Peninsula holds an important place in the region's history, and the inability to prevent the region from joining Russia is a serious test of leadership for the new Ukrainian government in Kiev.

In practical terms, however, what Crimea means for Ukraine is less clear. In an article last week, The Post's Will Englund noted that Crimea may end up costing Russia more than it might like. And what does Ukraine really lose?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 24, 12:35 PM

We often view global affairs through our own little prism, considering how it affects us.  So much of the discussion has revolved around Russia and the West in general (and the U.S. specifically), that Ukraine almost gets lost in the shuffle.  All this amid news that the acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister has said that the possibility of war "is growing."

Tag: Ukraine, political, conflict, devolution.

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Kanaal door Nicaragua....doen?

Kanaal door Nicaragua....doen? | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

Dwars door Nicaragua....van Atlantische naar de Pacifische Oceaan een kanaal aanleggen. Gekkenwerk? Slecht idee! Hier vind je redenen waarom je dat niet zou moeten doen. 


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James Hobson's curator insight, September 28, 9:28 PM

(Central America topic 7)

Of the topics discussed in class, I found this to be the most interesting and highly debatable on so many levels. Though I agree that the building of a Nicaraguan canal would likely boost the country's economy and provide employment, the risk of an environmental disaster remains huge. Sediment deposits, water quality, lake water levels, invasive species, habitat loss, and pollution are just a few issues that immediately come to mind. I understand that the Panama Canal is widely viewed as a success without widespread ecological problems, the use of fresh water in its canals (vs. the proposed salt water in Nicaragua) helps to prevent the spread of invasive species and lessens salt contamination. Lake Nicaragua transitioned from salty to fresh water over a course of millennia; reintroducing higher levels of salt in a significantly smaller period of time could spell disaster. If this project does get final approval, it should only be so under strict environmental regulations and observations.

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, October 7, 11:22 AM

No, this is not okay to be done.  I can see where Nicaragua would want this done to help the economy but even that is not guaranteed.  The environmental effects are brutal.  The invasive species that would come through, the forestry around Lake Nicaragua would be gone, and Lake Nicaragua itself could be potentially ruined.  As a major contributor to the people's drinking water as well as a source for irrigation these chances simply cannot be taken.  All this for a canal that doesn't have any benefit.  It is longer than Panama and the time saved doesn't exist.  The whole plan is sketchy, this Chinese company with no experience with building canals has been awarded the project with no bidding from other companies and the environmental reporting is being done by a company that the Chinese company has chosen, not from an outside unbiased source.

Alec Castagno's curator insight, October 23, 11:50 AM

This article discusses the many problems with building a canal through Nicaragua. While it would have many economic benefits, like boosting Nicaragua's economy and transporting ships too large for the Panama canal, it would seem there are even more downsides. The nature of the deal between China and Nicaragua is unclear and suspicious, and the project could have many negative environmental impacts. This paired with the fact that this idea has failed many times before make the idea of a Nicaraguan canal sound like it would cause more harm than good.

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Waarom Sochi?

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Why would Vladimir Putin want to host the Olympics in an underdeveloped place where terrorists lurk nearby? The answer is not as complicated as it may seem.

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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 18, 1:46 PM

It comes at not shock that Russia has had it's share of bad rulers that exzibit totalitarianistic views. Russia has always been in a state of massacre or some time of bad war torn conflict happeening. Russia is also the type of place where you can drive in each way 45 minutes and be able to either swim in the black sea or ski on the snowy trails. I think this is one of the reasons why the winter olympics are hosted here.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 18, 2:52 PM

There are many reasons as to why the Olympics this year are held in Sochi, Russia i. Although it is an underdeveloped, terrorist driven area, it holds much potential and Vladimir Putin has reasons to why it is the perfect place.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 1, 12:59 AM

This article explains why Putin wanted the Winter Olympic games to be in Sochi. The Olympics have historically been used as a way for a nation to showcase progress or power, and the case is no different here. By hosting the games in Sochi, Putin was drawing attention to his successful crushing of the Chechen rebels and Russia's reinvestment into the area. Through the games, Putin is trying to make an international statement about the security and progress in this war-torn area. Still, there are a number of Chechen rebel cells and Circassian protesters in the area with a grudge against Russia.

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The Metropolitan Geography of Low-Wage Work

The Metropolitan Geography of Low-Wage Work | aardrijkskunde | Scoop.it

Waar zijn de lage lonen? In de VS is er het debat over het wel of niet verhogen van het minimum loon.Zeker in de grote steden is dit een belangrijke uitdaging. Zie kaart...

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