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Do you know Africa?

Do you know Africa? | Zemepisník | Scoop.it

Many of Africa’s leaders will be in town next week attending a White House summit. The continent’s land is shared among 49 countries — many of which rarely make U.S. headlines. How familiar are you with Africa’s geography?


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Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 9, 2015 3:41 PM

http://lizardpoint.com/geography/africa-quiz.php

This is easier because it shows you the shape of the countries. As for this quiz, I can locate any African country but some of them, not precisely. I'm able to locate Ethiopia, Libya and Angola obviously because they're bigger but not Togo, Eritrea and Rwanda. However, I can closely locate the smaller countries but not precisely.

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, March 29, 2015 5:21 PM

I love interactive maps like this.  These are the best way to learn where things are in the world geographically.  Africa is the toughest, for myself, continent in the world to be able to locate and identify where certain countries are.  This is in part because Africa has so many countries and also Africa is a part of the world that is not often taught in school, therefore you have limited thoughts and ideas about these types of areas.

David Lizotte's curator insight, April 22, 2015 1:54 PM

I have always been fascinated with Africa and its history. Through its history one can understand why Africa is the way it is today. Its a shame that Africa does not have more of a focus in the Public School Curriculum. Its played a huge part in developing western civilization, whether it be in ancient Alexandria providing grain for the Roman Republic or the coltan extracted through inhumane means in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Africa is a continent that has been raped and torn in a repetitive manor under a variety of foul experiences brought upon by western countries. These are the same western countries that are held of high interest and regards in subject manor instituted in the Public School System. Africa has also been apart of amazing developments of human civilization, for example the Trans Saharan Trade Route which linked Kingdoms such as Ancient Ghana to dynasties far in the Middle East. It is also the birthplace of man (no big deal). In either case there needs to be a stronger push on teaching/molding "Africa" (yes, I know... broad) into the curriculum. It is important in both understanding the history of the world, specifically western civilization and how it coined itself  “civilized.” Through introducing basic aspects, history, and dilemmas (both old and modern) it could inspire more interest and an expansion of knowledge from student to student. School is and will most likely continue to be Euro-centric and have large flares of Americana and other “themes” of North America. 

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5 ways the world will look dramatically different in 2100

5 ways the world will look dramatically different in 2100 | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
The world is about to get a lot more crowded
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Brilliant Maps

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The map above shows how many young European adults (25-34) still live at home with their parents. Not surprisingly, there are large North-South and East-West divides.
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Chinese buy up bottles of fresh air from Canada

Chinese buy up bottles of fresh air from Canada | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Canadian company which started out bottling Rocky Mountains air as a joke has
seen its product fly off the shelves in pollution-hit China, with first
shipment selling out in four days
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Sorry, We Have No Imagery Here: When Google Earth Goes Blind

Sorry, We Have No Imagery Here: When Google Earth Goes Blind | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Since its debut, Google Earth has been a kind of a double-edged sword. It’s a stupefying modern marvel, more or less indispensable to those who use it. Even...
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Meet some of the worlds oldest continually inhabited cities

Meet some of the worlds oldest continually inhabited cities | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Despite the contradictory incidents, mankind likes being around its own kind. Once people stepped out of their caves, they began building cities where they could live together and provide community support for each other.
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Unloved city rivers around the world – your pictures and stories

Unloved city rivers around the world – your pictures and stories | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
You shared your experiences, photos and memories of forgotten or unloved rivers in cities around the world, from Birmingham to Belo Horizonte
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Unknown Ukraine: 19 unique villages

Unknown Ukraine: 19 unique villages | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
While planning a journeys, most of us dream of popular resorts, forgetting about places situated not far from us which...
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How to draw a map - Fantastic Maps

How to draw a map - Fantastic Maps | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
This tutorial covers my entire process for how to draw a map - from start to finish. Here I'm illustrating a town map, but the steps apply to any map.
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9 pred/po záberov, ktoré vás presvedčia, že globálne otepľovanie je skutočne veľký problém

9 pred/po záberov, ktoré vás presvedčia, že globálne otepľovanie je skutočne veľký problém | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Odhliadnuc od nedávnych skutočností spájaných s teroristickými útokmi, neustále ohrozuje našu civilizáciu jav, ktorý sme si sami spôsobili. Globálne otepľovanie so svojimi následkami, zvýšenie priemernej...
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How the Mercator Projection Won the Internet

How the Mercator Projection Won the Internet | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
I've said it before: if you want to start a fight among cartographers, ask them what their favourite map projection is. Earlier this week I did just that: I felt mischievous and wanted to try out Twitter's polling feature,...
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The People Who Live On This Island Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore

The People Who Live On This Island Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
North Sentinel Island, located in the Bay of Bengal, between Myanmar and Indonesia, is home to an isolated tribe that has never been colonized or even made contact with.
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Brilliant Maps

Brilliant Maps | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Looking for the web's most interesting maps? Then visit Brilliant Maps to learn more about maps that will help you make sense of the world.
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'You are Here' map jewelry models city street grids | Designboom Shop

'You are Here' map jewelry models city street grids | Designboom Shop | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Ring: While the from makes a bold fashion statement, the back is slim and open making it a comfortable fit for any size finger. Specifications: Measures 40mm ( approx.
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ROADS TO ROME - Continents & Countries

ROADS TO ROME - Continents & Countries | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Create your own urban mobility fingerprint/DNA using the interactive webmap. The map will show the area you can reach within a chosen time.
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Slepá mapa Slovenska - geografická pomôcka pre školy alebo pre zábavu

Slepá mapa Slovenska - geografická pomôcka pre školy alebo pre zábavu | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Slepá mapa Slovenska - učebná pomôcka na výučbu geografie a pre voľný čas. Otestujte sa zo zemepisných vedomostí - určite polohu slovenských miest na mape.
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Nepoznaný Tallinn: V estónskej metropole sa ešte aj dnes dá nadýchnuť stredovekého opojenia

Nepoznaný Tallinn: V estónskej metropole sa ešte aj dnes dá nadýchnuť stredovekého opojenia | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Estónsko je najvyspelejšou krajinou pobaltského trojlístka. Mieša sa v ňom nádych starého stredovekého Nemecka s víziou Škandinávie.
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The 12 European Christmas Markets We Love To Love Every Year

The 12 European Christmas Markets We Love To Love Every Year | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Every year our little faces light up when we start seeing Christmas markets pop up across Europe. We just love them, we really do.

There are the regular haunts we know and love (see below), such as
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Krátka História Mapy -

Krátka História Mapy - | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
18. novembra 2015 bol medzinárodným dňom GIS. Na počesť tohto dňa publikoval portál Geoawesomeness článok s názvom “Krátka História Mapy”. História je prehľadne zobrazená na vertikálnej …
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This Incredible Interactive Map Explains Who Hates Who In The Middle East

This Incredible Interactive Map Explains Who Hates Who In The Middle East | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Trying to understand the complexities of Middle East politics can seem like an impenetrable task and the tangled and changing relations between governments and groups in the region are a common subjec...
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Sibírsky most nad riekou Vitim naháňa strach. 570 metrov adrenalínu a absolútneho sústredenia

Sibírsky most nad riekou Vitim naháňa strach. 570 metrov adrenalínu a absolútneho sústredenia | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Na svete je mnoho dychberúcich miest. Nielen tých krásnych, ale aj takých, pri ktorých za zježia všetky chlpy na tele. Všetci, čo raz prešli Kuandinským mostom v bajkalskej oblasti si práve takéto pocity určite zažili.
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Čo by si slovenské deti zbalili, keby sa z nich zrazu stali utečenci (+fotografie)

Čo by si slovenské deti zbalili, keby sa z nich zrazu stali utečenci (+fotografie) | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
Deti z pezinskej školy porovnali svoje kufre na dovolenku s tým, čo najdôležitejšie by si v rýchlosti zbalili na úteku.
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The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop

The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop | Zemepisník | Scoop.it
According to BrightSide.me.
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