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Interactive Map: Where Americans Are Moving

Interactive Map: Where Americans Are Moving | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
More than 10 million Americans moved from one county to another during 2008. The map below visualizes those moves. Click on any county to see comings and goings: black lines indicate net inward movement, red lines net outward movement.

Via Seth Dixon
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This is a dynamic illustration of international migration in the US that fits nicely within Chapter 3.

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Mark V's comment, August 27, 2012 11:15 AM
I thought this was interesting showing the flight from the northeast and midwest

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How Suicide and Politics Mix in India

How Suicide and Politics Mix in India | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
An unexpected protest is rumbling from what was once one of the country's most placid voter blocs: its farmers.
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Mapped: How the ‘creative class’ is dividing U.S. cities

Mapped: How the ‘creative class’ is dividing U.S. cities | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Knowledge workers are increasingly pushing cashiers and secretaries away from transit, out to the suburbs and far from amenities.
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38 maps that explain the global economy

38 maps that explain the global economy | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.
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Virginia man’s claim on African land is unlikely to pass test

Virginia man’s claim on African land is unlikely to pass test | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Jeremiah Heaton wants a no-man’s-land in east Africa, but international officials say his claim is insufficient.
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Rather odd little story.  Think about it in terms of statehood as discussed in the context of political geography,  What has the Washington  Post misunderstood and incorrectly identified? 

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Maryland will increase Chessie production after crab dip and cheese pretzels sold out at season opener

Maryland will increase Chessie production after crab dip and cheese pretzels sold out at season opener | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
New concession item was a hit at Byrd Stadium.
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A little local geography and culture

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It’s hard to build cities for kids. But do they really need them?

It’s hard to build cities for kids. But do they really need them? | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
It's hard to put a number on it, but over the long run they justify the cost.
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China launches ill-advised crackdown on Ramadan

China launches ill-advised crackdown on Ramadan | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Chinese Muslims complain again.
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23 Photos Of People From All Over The World Next To How Much Food They Eat Per Day

23 Photos Of People From All Over The World Next To How Much Food They Eat Per Day | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Photographers Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, who also happen to be married, traveled around the world and met people from all walks of life.

During their time with these people, they asked them to pose for photographs with their daily diets in front of them. The craziest part about the entire project is the caloric intake difference between people of different walks of life.
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This is a fantastic photo essay.  Think about this in terms (and terminology) of culture and social and economic indicators.

What determines how much a person consumes on a daily basis?  Why do some eat so much?  Why do some eat so little?  Are there environmental issues that help determine how much caloric energy a person needs?  Would you be willing to have someone examine YOUR food choices? 

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Fearing Rape, Female Migrants Are Taking Birth Control Before Crossing The Border

Fearing Rape, Female Migrants Are Taking Birth Control Before Crossing The Border | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Migrants stocking up on supplies such as food, water and medicines for treks through the desert. But female migrants stocking up on something else: contraceptives, which they take preventatively to protect themselves against sexual violence.
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The River of Myths by Hans Rosling | #BillsLetter - YouTube

Videos from the Gapminder Foundation. The tools and data used in the films are freely available here: www.gapminder.org
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Dynamic demographics!  What do you think of his methods?  His conclusions?  

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Canary in a phosphate mine

Canary in a phosphate mine | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Endless hours of travel have left me more than a little raw.
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Discussion topic for Module 11

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Who are Xinjiang separatists, and why do Chinese authorities say they killed 29 people in a train station?

Who are Xinjiang separatists, and why do Chinese authorities say they killed 29 people in a train station? | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
What is Xinjiang, who are Uighurs and why do Chinese officials say they carried out the fatal knife attacks?
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The new snack craze on Mexico’s streets starts with Doritos, and goes from there

The new snack craze on Mexico’s streets starts with Doritos, and goes from there | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
“Crazy Doritos” emerges from the snack laboratory of Mexican street-food culture.
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While I am not too eager to try this food, it's a wonderful example of cultural trends and local economies.

 

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More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World

More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."
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The Weirdest Eating Patterns Of Each U.S. State

The Weirdest Eating Patterns Of Each U.S. State | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Louisiana does love its crawdads. But does the cheesesteak crown belong to New Jersey?!?
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What does this tell us about regional geography in the United States?  What patterns do you see? 

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Once dreaded, D.C. alleys become fun, even chic

Once dreaded, D.C. alleys become fun, even chic | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
They used to considered hotbeds of bad behavior. Now, some alleys are centers of communal whimsy.
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How does the space and it's significance change over time? 

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Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Data show that for most white Americans, none of their best friends are black.
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How do you speak D.C.? ‘Accent tags’ help to define the District’s dialect

How do you speak D.C.? ‘Accent tags’ help to define the District’s dialect | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
D.C. is at a “dialect crossroads,” which makes pinning down the local dialect a difficult task.
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How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating

How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.
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Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future - Kim Preshoff

Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future - Kim Preshoff | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Population statistics are
like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country’s
future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how
using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social
scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries'
pyramids as examples.
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Think about this in terms of Chapters 1 and 3.  This is a great way to look at the predictive power of demography.  

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Travel ad urges Denmark's citizens to go on vacation, have sex and boost birth rate

Travel ad urges Denmark's citizens to go on vacation, have sex and boost birth rate | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
A hilarious travel ad urges Danes to “do it for Denmark,” based on the premise that more romantic getaways will help boost the country’s birth rate — reportedly at a 27-year low.
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And what stage of the demographic transition are THEY in? 

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Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four - YouTube

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's ...
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Another great clip for Hans Rosling of Gapminder.  What terms from the course apply here?

 

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Seeing These Famous Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them Forever

Seeing These Famous Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them Forever | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Wow. I guess it's true when they say not everything is as it appears...
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This is fun, but also is a demonstration of anthropogenic landscapes. 

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