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What's the Most Difficult Place to Get to In the World?

Get your 30 day free trial today with The Great Courses Plus here! http://ow.ly?CcEE309wT9b There are some places in the world that are almost impossible

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Bevolkingsomvang van 30 landen gedurende de periode 1950-2016

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Fabrieken dicht, auto's aan de kant: China vecht tegen smog

Fabrieken dicht, auto's aan de kant: China vecht tegen smog | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
Zo'n 700 fabrieken hebben de productie moeten stilleggen en het aantal auto's dat de weg op mag is beperkt.
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Wat is de hoogste berg van de wereld?

Wat is de hoogste berg van de wereld? | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it

De Mount Everest toch? Deze is best hoog en vanaf (gemiddelde!) zeeniveau gemeten is deze ook de hoogste nl  8850m. Maar gemeten vanaf het midden van de aarde- dus het hoogste punt van de aarde- is dat de Mount  Chimbarazo (Ecuador): 10.203 meter. De aarde is nl geen perfecte cirkel maar een ellips en aan de evenaar 'dikker' door de centrifugale kracht van de aardrotatie.

Er is toch ook nog een 'echte' berg hoger dan Mount Everest: Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Deze is vanaf de bodem van de oceaan: 10.000m.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 25, 2016 11:42 PM

I've tried to answer this question without any visual aids and there is always at least one confused look in the class.  This infographic is the most straightforward way to give the 'long' answer to a seemingly simple question, "what is the tallest mountain on Earth?"  It all depends on how you measure it and what your reference point is.   

 

Tags: physicalEcuador, Nepal.

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Het geheugen van een rivier: meanderen

Het geheugen van een rivier: meanderen | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it

"If you measure the contours of a river valley with Lidar (like radar with lasers), you get a beautiful map of all the historical river channels."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 29, 2015 11:39 PM

This particular image is fantastic for teaching about geomorphology and river systems.  Students can 'see' the historical layers of a meandering stream winding it's way across the landscape.  Here's a meandering stream image (Willamette River, Oregon) that shows the dynamism of fluvial processes quite nicely.

 

Tags physical, fluvial, geomorphology, erosion, landscape.

Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, January 29, 2016 8:42 AM

For the beauty of this picture. Follow the link to see the ancient courses of Mississippi River, I had once the idea to draw maps of the lower course of the Loue River in France not in a scientific purpose, but just for a kind of fractal art.

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The Ever-Expanding Slums

"Slums lack:

Permanent housingSufficient spaceClean waterSanitationPersonal safety
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Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 8, 2016 11:29 AM
Another GREAT resource to show to Geography students! 
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 2, 2016 5:29 AM

The liveability of urban slums in the developing world makes an interesting study linking access to services and facilities, community identity, social connectedness, environmental quality and safety. 

 

Follow an introduction to slums using this video clip and 8.11 with the following resources that investigate the impact of rapid urbanisation on the liveability of cities.

 

Slums are a consequence of urbanisation studied in more depth  in Changing Places (Stage 9) - consequences of urbanisation. Limit the study of slums to liveability issues in stage 4 or an introduction to factors influencing liveability. 

 

GeoWorld 7 NSW

Chapter 7: Liveability:Measurement and environmental factors 

7.6 Access to shelter

Chapter 8 Urban, rural and remote places

8.6 An urban world

8.7 Why go to town?

8.8 Large cities attract people

8.10 Skyscrapers and slums

8.11 Kibera slums and flying toilets

Geothink people live in cities - Figure 8.14.3

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If The World Were 100 People | GOOD Data

If the population of the world was only 100 people, what would society look like? Produced and Written by Gabriel Reilich ; Animation by Jake Infusin
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Duurzame artikelen

Duurzame artikelen | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
Duurzame energie is bijna goedkoper dan energie uit fossiele brandstof. Vijf uitgebreide artikelen verkennen of daarmee de transitie ook zeker is.
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El Niño: het monster dat het weer in de war maakt | Binnenland | de Volkskrant

El Niño: het monster dat het weer in de war maakt | Binnenland | de Volkskrant | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
De sterkste El Niño sinds mensenheugenis richt op veel plekken in de wereld ellende aan, maar biedt meteorologen ook een buitenkans het natuurverschij

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Wat is de hyperloop?

This is "Wat is de hyperloop?" by nrcnl on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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MET DE HYPERLOOP BEN JE IN 30 MINUTEN VAN AMSTERDAM NAAR PARIJS!
We reizen over de weg, per spoor, door de lucht, over het water. Daar komt misschien snel een vijfde transportmethode bij: een enorme buis met lage luchtdruk waarin voertuigen met een snelheid van maximaal 1.200 kilometer per uur heen en weer schieten – sneller dan een vliegtuig op een lijnvlucht. Binnen een half uur van Amsterdam naar Parijs!
De Hyperloop heeft geen rails nodig, hij werkt met een zweefsysteem met magneten, en kan boven- en ondergronds. De Amerikaanse minister van Transport Anthony Foxx zei vorige week dat hij de Hyperloop ‘een solide idee’ vindt waarin de Amerikaanse overheid mogelijk gaat investeren (er zijn plannen voor een verbinding tussen Los Angeles en San Francisco). In China overweegt het grootste spoorbedrijf CRRC hem te bouwen.
Lees het gehele artikel op NRC.nl. Tags Aardrijkskundeuitgelegd.nl: Transporttechnologie, tijd-ruimte-compressie, relatieve afstand.

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Hoe de wereld er uit zou zien als al het ijs gesmolten is

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.

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Kan India een wereldmacht worden?


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Chris Costa's curator insight, November 15, 2015 8:15 PM

I really enjoyed this video; it's packed with a lot of information, but all of it is relevant to its main discussion of India as a potential superpower. In class, we discussed the importance of the Mississippi River Valley and the Great Lakes Basin played in the development of the US economy and the rise of the US as a global superpower, and this does not differ very much from the intricate river systems that litter the Indian subcontinent. The Ganges River Valley has historically been home to millions of people, facilitating agricultural development as well as trade. The lack of natural boundaries within the nation has allowed for the diffusion of the thousands of different cultures, customs, religions, and languages that find their home within India, although this has lead to division amongst its people. Internal disputes have paved the way for foreign leaders to seize control of the subcontinent, as evidenced by the Mughal Empire, and the eventual control of India by the British. Independence has lead to huge political and economic developments, as well as forming a distinct national identity that has, so far, risen above the petty sectionalist and race-related squabbles of yesteryear, but sectional rivalries continue to be had between the various Indian states. All the tools needed to become a superpower are at India's disposal; all it must do is seize the opportunity.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 14, 2015 4:48 PM

anyone who doesn't think that India can become a superpower is insane. they already are one. they have nukes. they have a billion people. they have massive industry, and they have a history of conflict with their neighbors.

David Stiger's curator insight, November 12, 2018 9:47 PM
This video did an excellent job of explaining the nature and essence of India in three ways for me. First, it outlined how India is truly a subcontinent. The oceans to the south and the long mountain ranges to the north isolate India from the rest of Asia. Add the fact that it is on a separate continental plate and it seems obvious that India is a mini continent that was pushed into Asia. The second area is India's political and cultural makeup. India is far from monolithic or homogeneous. I did not realize there were so many ethnic groups and factions that divided the region into constantly warring kingdoms. This factionalism paved the way for two foreign powers to divide and conquer the entire region - the Islamic empires and the British Empire. Even though India achieved independence, this old history carries on today as India a collection of states loosely held together by a republican national government. The factionalism is still highly present preventing coherent cooperation and reform. Thirdly, I did not realize the extent of the rivalry between India and China. This animosity has reached the point where China refuses to grant autonomy to its buffer regions for fear that India might ally with Tibet and pose a threat. On the other end of this is China's good relationship with Pakistan and the issue of Kashmir. India does not want Pakistan to dominate and control Kashmir because this would give China a strategic opening to India's doorstep. 

Despite India's size, it looks like it has too many internal problems to ever become a superpower. 
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Why should we teach geography?

Why should we teach geography? | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it

"One reason why geography has languished in the curricula of many American schools is that so few people understand the nature of the discipline or its relevance to our everyday lives. What is geography? What is its unique perspective? What do geographers do? Why is geography important? Why should we teach (and learn) geography in the schools? These are questions that have gone largely unanswered in American education. This brief essay presents an easily taught, understood, and remembered definition of geography."


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Jacob Clauson's curator insight, March 3, 2016 1:30 PM

Why does geography education matter? This poster nicely summarizes the classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for high school and college student to read since it is very accessible.


Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, March 9, 2016 4:43 AM

Why does geography education matter? This poster nicely summarizes the classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for high school and college student to read since it is very accessible.


Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Katerina Stojanovski's curator insight, March 10, 2016 11:09 AM

Why does geography education matter? This poster nicely summarizes the classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for high school and college student to read since it is very accessible.

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De belangrijkste toeristische trekpleisters van elk land

De belangrijkste toeristische trekpleisters van elk land | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
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Economisch belang van provincies NL

Economisch belang van provincies NL | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
Het economisch belang naar rato per provincie weergegeven in oppervlakte (in BBP%). Hoe groter de weergave hoe zwaarder het economisch gewicht van de provincie. Bron: Financieel Dagblad
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Negen manieren om naar Nederland te kijken

Negen manieren om naar Nederland te kijken | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
Negen manieren om naar Nederland te kijken
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Geography Education

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Supporting geography educators everywhere with current digital resources. filtered by gapminder
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Kunnen we aarbevingveilig bouwen? - BBC News

Kunnen we aarbevingveilig bouwen? - BBC News | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
About a million people have died in earthquakes in the last two decades, but is such death and destruction inevitable?
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Europe Median Age 1960-2060

Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups - that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older
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De mediane leeftijd laat zien hoe Europa vergrijst
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Where are all the world's McDonald's?

In 1940, Richard and Maurice McDonald opened their first burger stand in San Bernardino, CA. With the help of Ray Kroc, the brothers took their restauran
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Adriaan C. Postma's comment, March 24, 2016 9:18 PM
In 1940 openden de broers Richard en Maurice McDonald in Californië hun eerste hamburgerrestaurant. Nu, 75 jaar later, heeft de fastfoodketen meer dan 36.000 vestigingen in 119 landen. De Amerikaanse nieuwssite Business Insider bracht de globalisering van de Golden Arches in kaart.
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Is de opwaardering van Katendrecht ook goed voor de 'gewone Rotterdammer'?

Is de opwaardering van Katendrecht ook goed voor de 'gewone Rotterdammer'? | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
Gentrificatie: De stad is bezig zichzelf opnieuw uit te vinden, en aantrekkelijk te worden voor hogere inkomens. Maar arme stadinwoners profiteren daar niet van.
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President's Day

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"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."   

 

-President Barack Obama


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 15, 2016 6:49 PM

Thanks to the NCGE for reminding me of this great quote.  In 2012 President Obama participated in National Geographic Bee to to "celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives."  If you want the video of President Obama saying this quote, click here.  

 

Tags: Geography, Geography Education, video, geo-inspiration.

Pierre Mongin 's curator insight, February 28, 2016 7:25 AM

L'Étude de la géographie sert à comprendre la complexité du monde et s'appuie sur les cartes y inclus mentales pour voir la globalité . 

Niall Conway's curator insight, March 16, 2016 5:41 PM

Thanks to the NCGE for reminding me of this great quote.  In 2012 President Obama participated in National Geographic Bee to to "celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives."  If you want the video of President Obama saying this quote, click here.  

 

Tags: Geography, Geography Education, video, geo-inspiration.

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Droogte Californië: wanneer stopt de groei en de druk op de natuur?

Droogte Californië: wanneer stopt de groei en de druk op de natuur? | Aardrijkskunde van de GGGG | Scoop.it
A punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature.

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