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Love (and money) conquer caste

Love (and money) conquer caste | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
HALF a dozen young technology workers are gathered around a table in south Mumbai. In between checking their smartphones, they describe an Indian social revolution...
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Olympic dreaming: Could Detroit ever host the games?

Olympic dreaming: Could Detroit ever host the games? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Maybe it's time for a joint Detroit-Windsor bid to host the Summer Olympics.
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American Migration [Interactive Map] - Forbes

American Migration [Interactive Map] - Forbes | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Every year, close to 40 million Americans move from one home to another. This interactive map visualizes those moves for every county in the country.
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This interactive map would provide students with many opportunities to create and test hypotheses at local, state, and national scales.

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Baby love

Baby love | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A FEW years ago Singaporeans were treated to a song urging them to get busy for the sake of the nation. “I’m a patriotic husband, you my patriotic wife, lemme...
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The end of suburban white flight

The end of suburban white flight | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
As the nation’s white population ages and stagnates, the childbearing population is increasingly made up of minorities, who are increasingly drawn to the suburbs. In fact, whites are hardly the lifeblood of suburban growth anymore. As noted in my book, “Diversity Explosion,” whites contributed to only 9 percent of total suburban population growth in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas between 2000 and 2010.
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Bad Maps Are Everywhere These Days. Here's How to Avoid Being Fooled

Bad Maps Are Everywhere These Days. Here's How to Avoid Being Fooled | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Tips from a geographer who's seen it all.
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Global Consumption Database | The World Bank

Global Consumption Database | The World Bank | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A database on household consumption levels and patterns in developing countries, providing detailed data on household expenditure according to the COICOP classification
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India's independent farmers embrace organic | Al Jazeera America

India's independent farmers embrace organic | Al Jazeera America | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
India is a global leader in organic exports, but farmers in Punjab have other reasons for wanting to avoid pesticides
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This map of gender segregation shows how New Yorkers live and die

This map of gender segregation shows how New Yorkers live and die | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In New York City, genders are unevenly mixed. As men and women age, they pour into and out of neighborhoods, pooling, dispersing and redistributing across the five boroughs in a mesmerizing demographic dance that datavisualization expert John Nelson calls "gender flow." In his latest visualization, he charts this dance by assigning a dot to every person in NYC. The resulting map paints a fascinating portrait of life and death in the Big Apple.
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Interactive: Locating American Manufacturing

Interactive: Locating American Manufacturing | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
With the slight resurgence of U.S. manufacturing in the recent years—termed a potential "manufacturing moment" by some—it is important to consider not just the future of manufacturing in America but also its geography. Geographic considerations are, in fact, central to whether the slow growth of U.S. manufacturing jobs during the last two years signals a renaissance of American manufacturing or merely a temporary respite from long-term decline.
Use this interactive feature to explore data on man
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How to Make an Attractive City

How to Make an Attractive City | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
We've grown good at making many things in the modern world - but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. The School of Life, in this video, provides some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again. What kind of city would you create?
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Geography in the News: The Growth of Megacities

Geography in the News: The Growth of Megacities | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
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How Iran is trying to win back the youth

How Iran is trying to win back the youth | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Islamic republic is turning to western-inspired pop culture and underground musicians to save the revolution. A recent music video is the latest example, argues Narges Bajoghli
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Diversity Explosion: The cultural generation gap mapped

Diversity Explosion: The cultural generation gap mapped | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In the new book Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America, William Frey highlights the "bottom up" demographic change that is occurring in the United States as today's youth are considerably more racially diverse than previous predominantly white generations. This interactive feature illustrates this point by mapping the racial composition of different age groups at the county and metropolitan area scales.
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GMO that kills: GM-cotton problems drive Indian farmers to suicide

GMO that kills: GM-cotton problems drive Indian farmers to suicide | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of farmers have died in India, after having been allegedly forced to grow GM cotton instead of traditional crops. The seeds are so expensive and demand so much more maintenance that farmers often go bankrupt and kill themselves.
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John Oliver Has Beef with the Treatment of Chicken Farmers

John Oliver Has Beef with the Treatment of Chicken Farmers | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Many poultry farmers live below the poverty line
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Where We Came From and Where We Went, State by State

Where We Came From and Where We Went, State by State | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Updated charts now show two views: where people who live in each state were born, and where people who were born in a state moved to.
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9 Facts: The Vanishing Russian Male - The Globalist

9 Facts: The Vanishing Russian Male - The Globalist | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Russian males have one of the highest mortality rates outside of Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Closing the Gender Gap on the Farm Could End World Hunger

Closing the Gender Gap on the Farm Could End World Hunger | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Giving more resources and support to women farmers would result in far more food around the globe.
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