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From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century

From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Today's volume of immigrants, in some ways, is a return to America’s past.

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Ako sa mení krajina väčšiny imigrantov do USA.

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Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:24 PM

The reason this article and maps are so important is because it shows that immigration isn't a new aspect of the American way of life. Historically people from across the globe flocked to America from Europe and Asia and today we're seeing increasing immigration from Central and South Americans as well as those fleeing unstable areas in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Lena Minassian's curator insight, February 4, 6:56 PM

This article was very interesting to look at. I had knowledge that the majority of the immigrant population came from Mexico but it gave a different perspective to see it on a map. The one aspect that caught my attention was how the map of the United States looked like in 1910. The majority of the immigrants back then came from Europe, mainly Germany. Germany was the top country birth among U.S. immigrants because it was very dominating. 

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, February 5, 2:12 PM

Many people in 2015 feel that immigration-reform is an absolute must for America.  They usually use words like, "illegal", "terrorists", or "welfare-recipients" to try and scare the rest of the country into thinking immigration has spiraled out of control.  Immigration definitely has a different make-up from a hundred years ago, but that doesn't equate to it being a problem.

 

An article like this puts much into perspective.  What most naive and ignorant immigration-reformers might not now before reading this article is that the proportion of our current population has a fewer percentage of immigrants than back in 1910.  This fact is totally opposite from the picture that some critics try to draw, essentially, comparing immigration to millions of fire-ants invading our country.

 

Most immigrants now come from Latin America, whereas, in 1910 they came from Germany.  By reading the article, common sense will tell you that there might be more of a "racism" problem than an "immigration" problem in America.

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Gelnická štôlňa Jozef je ukážkou banského diela | Spravodajstvo | spisskanovaves.korzar.sme.sk

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TA3 - Fotogaléria: Pozrite sa, ako žijú slovenskí Rómovia v bruselskom parku

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3D Visualization of the Anatomy of a Tornado! - YouTube

Jim Cantore gives an INCREDIBLE step-by-step description and 3D view into how a tornado forms - like you've never seen before!
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Ako vzniká tornádo...

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Čína chce postaviť železnicu cez Amazonský prales, spojí dva oceány

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Maps We Love

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A map can change the world. And so can you. With the right resources, you too can create beautiful, powerful maps like t…
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Homicide Monitor

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The Homicide Monitor is the most comprehensive publicly available dataset on murder in the world. It is a data-driven data visualization tool designed to show the distribution, dimensions and dynamics of homicidal violence.
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Tornadoes rip through US - The Boston Globe

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Strong spring storms producing multiple tornadoes and flooding have hit the United States over the last week. In Texas, a twister struck the town of Van last night damaging 30 percent of the community and killing two, according to authorities.
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Čo dokáže tornádo...

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Why Earthquakes Are Devastating Nepal

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The May 12 7.3 magnitude aftershock was one of many that followed the April 25 earthquake that shook Nepal. Why is this part of the world such a hotbed of tectonic activity?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 13, 8:11 AM

This video is in a series by National Geographic designed to show the geography behind the current events--especially geared towards understanding the physical geography.  Check out more videos in the '101 videos' series here.   

 

Tags physicalNational Geographic, tectonics, disasters, video.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 9:44 AM

Summer reading, tectonic plates

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Living in the Age of Airplanes

"LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world." airplanesmovie.com


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 1, 12:45 PM

I was absolutely delighted to see this film on the big screen...it was as visually stunning as any film I'd ever seen.  I and my young children were mesmerized.  So much of the modern world that we take for granted is absolutely revolutionary.  This is a great teacher's guide to teaching with this film.


Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic, video, National Geographic, visualization.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 10:41 AM

Summer reading KQ3 What are the major contributing factors to environmental change today?

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What The Hell Is Going On In This Lake?

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A video of a whirlpool in Latvia has been swirling around the Internet recently. Whirlpools form when two opposing, fast-flowing currents meet. But where does all the water go? In this video, the water is headed downstream, underneath the road that the spectators are standing on. The video starts off with the little whirlpool sampling some delicate ice sheet appetizers. You might not think this is worthy of the title "Amazing Monstrous Whirlpool" just yet, but this is only a taste of the destruc
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Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms

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The University of the District of Columbia is the one land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's leading research on growing food in raised beds, hoop houses and shipping containers.

 

Tags: agriculture, food, urban, unit 5 agriculture. 


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Katie's curator insight, May 22, 12:07 PM

The amount of food being grown in urban cities has increased. This increases the need to grow more in a smaller place. They also need help when they need a soil test or have a pest outbreak. In order to learn how to do that farmers turn to institutions. This article suggest that farmers need to have there own research farms. This is an example of issues in contemporary commercial agriculture. 

Eden Eaves's curator insight, Today, 2:28 PM

Almost 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas and that means many people are wanting to grow their own food in the busy city life. To learn how to properly do this, these people turn to land-grant colleges and universities to give then helpful advice. Many colleges do help with urban and rural ares, but there is only one one in the entire country that is devoted singularly to urban farming; The University of the District of Columbia.

This is a great example of the distribution of agricultural and a great way to educate people on the proper way to cultivate and harvest your own food in small, limited spaces. It also proves that we really can prosper everywhere with the right tools and knowledge about urban farming.

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Cestovný ruch na Spiši: Chýba nám úsmev, informácie pre turistov a máme zlé cesty | Spravodajstvo | spisskanovaves.korzar.sme.sk

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Where are largest cities in the world?

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The number of people who live in a city, as we may have mentioned before, is surprisingly hard to work out. That's partly because populations shift and change, unnoticed by demographers.
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What ISIS Really Wants

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The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
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Ako žiakov vtiahnuť do geológie? Možno práve takto.

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How to Make an Attractive City

We've grown good at making many things in the modern world - but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again.

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Loreto Vargas's curator insight, May 17, 11:18 AM

I dedicate this article and its video to my fellow citizens in Santiago, Chile!!

Dedico este artículo y su video a mis conciudadanos Santiaguinos! Una lección de urbanismo!

Ethan Bernick's curator insight, May 19, 9:38 PM

This video is applicable to suburbanization in the fact that many of the same factors go into it. Suburbs too need order but sometimes too ordered can be bad. Growth limitations also have to be set.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 9:41 AM

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A City For Abandoned Mothers In India

Thousands of widows have been making their way to the holy city of Vrindavan in northern India to spend the rest of their lonely lives. Cast out by their families, or simply alone in the world, some travel hundreds of miles to get there.

 

Tags: gender, India, SouthAsia,  culture.


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Eden Eaves's curator insight, Today, 5:10 PM

There are 15,000 widows living in the city of Vrindavan and most of them come from over 1300 km away; West Bengal. After their husbands death, these women have been beaten and tortured by their own children for money they don't have and have had to escape to this holy city for safety where, even though they are away from the beatings, they much beg and sing for money. Many wish for death over this humiliation. 

A woman, capable of bringing life into the world, should never be treated like this and especially by her own family. 

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AP Human Geography Review Material


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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, May 7, 10:42 AM

This is worth your while to look at HUGGERS!

Joy Kinley's curator insight, May 7, 11:34 AM

For those of you needing AP Human Geography review this is a good one.

Michael Martin's curator insight, May 9, 6:36 PM

Hey students:  Check out this Prezi for REVIEW. Yay!

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Map: The best (and worst) countries to be a mother

Map: The best (and worst) countries to be a mother | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
The United States is outperformed by dozens of other countries.
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Mapa, ktorá vám rozpovie príbeh platňovej tektoniky

Mapa, ktorá vám rozpovie príbeh platňovej tektoniky | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
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