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‘We are risking becoming a single-language nation’

‘We are risking becoming a single-language nation’ | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The level of English in Malta has deteriorated to such an extent that the country is in danger of losing its bilingual status, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo fears.
“I am very worried. We need to become a bilingual society again.
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What role does government play in language? Take a look at what is happening in Malta.

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In the East China Sea, a Far Bigger Test of Power Looms

In the East China Sea, a Far Bigger Test of Power Looms | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In an era when the United States has been focused on new forms of conflict, the dangerous contest suddenly erupting in the East China Sea seems almost like a throwback to the Cold War.
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This is the story that no one in the media  would talk about over Thanksgiving. Vice President Joe Biden will be visiting Japan and China, Any chance that Bideen might bring up the overlapping claims to airspace between Japan and China over these islands?

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Exteriors: Most Popular Housing Styles Explained

Exteriors: Most Popular Housing Styles Explained | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Having trouble explaining exactly what you want in a new home or remodel? If so, it could be because a typical house rarely expresses a single architectural style. Getting back to basics will help. (FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT !

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What Your Street Grid Reveals About Your City

What Your Street Grid Reveals About Your City | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The surprising ways size and shape can impact a place's economic productivity and walkability.
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This is a great article for my students as they explore the cultural landscape of a city. 

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How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross ...

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Volunteers across the world are building the digital infrastructure for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
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Mash Donalds? Iranians Copy American Fast-Food Brands

Mash Donalds? Iranians Copy American Fast-Food Brands | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

If you wander through the streets of Tehran, you might find that faux McDonald's, or a Pizza Hat.


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Mapping Mediterranean migration

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, November 2, 2013 9:24 AM

Great map that shows the major routes migrants take to flee Africa and the Middle East in hopes of reaching Europe.

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Mapping 60 Years of White Flight, Brain Drain and American Migration

Mapping 60 Years of White Flight, Brain Drain and American Migration | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

An interactive picture of Americans perpetually on the move.


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China to ease decades-old one-child policy | So...

China to ease decades-old one-child policy | So... | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Changes were made after a four-day meeting of Communist Party leaders who also decided to end the labour camp system.
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10 Things You Should Know About The Transforming Global Religious Landscape

10 Things You Should Know About The Transforming Global Religious Landscape | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life conducted a comprehensive demographic study of over 230 countries and territories in 2012, and some of their results might surprise you.

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Thousands call Nick Clegg's LBC radio show to back Daily Express petition on EU migration

Thousands call Nick Clegg's LBC radio show to back Daily Express petition on EU migration | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg today saw first hand the support for the Daily Express's crusade to block a new wave of eastern European migrants coming to work in Britain from January 1.

 

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During his weekly Call Clegg phone-in show on LBC Radio, the studio was bombarded with messages of support for the campaign.
Even before the Deputy Prime Minister took to the airwaves, thousands of listeners had contacted the studio demanding to know why Britain was dropping labour market controls that would allow in migrant workers from Romania and Bulgaria in the New Year. 
And also today, David Cameron's official spokesman said the Prime Minister agreed this should not happen, but said there was little that could be done. CHECK.
On the Call Clegg show, host Nick Ferrari, a Sunday Express columnist, pushed the Deputy Prime Minister on how many migrants from two countries the Government expected to come.
 

“Is Britain full up and fed up?" Mr Ferrari asked.

Mr Clegg was unable to give an estimate, but added: "I certainly don’t want to deny people’s concern.

“Absolutely, it’s palpable. A lot of people have raised it with me."
One caller asked Mr Clegg: "What is the government is actually going to do about immigration? “Could we have a straight answer as to why the loophole hasn’t been closed down, why the numbers have not been reduced, what is actually going on? What are Brussels not allowing you to do?”
Mr Clegg replied: "What I want to see is an immigration system that means that we are open to people that come to this country, that want to help out and want to work, and want to pay their taxes, want to play by their rules. Our public services depend on people coming to this country. 
"The NHS would collapse overnight if we simply pulled up the drawbridge, and we should continue to give British citizens the freedom to go, as they do actually in very large numbers, to live elsewhere. 
"So you can’t suddenly just put up a barrier but it’s got to be done in a way which is administratively competent and that people have confidence in."

 

It's not fair for the British people, it's not fair on the schools, hospitals and other services which have to try and cope.

Nick Ferrari

 

 

Speaking to the Daily Express after the show, Mr Ferrari said 95 per cent of the thousands who contacted his show were supportive of the Daily Express's crusade.

That view was born out by the thousands who logged on to the Express Online today to sign the petition as it went live. 
Mr Ferrari said: "The moment we talked about it the issue, the calls started flooding in. 
"People are concerned about the sheer level of migration.
"It's not fair for the people coming if they think they are going to be able to put together a great life here.
"It's not fair for the British people, it's not fair on the schools, hospitals and other services which have to try and cope."
Mr Ferrari said one caller on the show described how in her daughter's primary school class only had three English-speaking children, which placed a real strain on teaching staff.
Other people who contacted the show in support of the Daily Express crusade included Julian, who said: "What I don't like is the fact that no-one has given us the choice on immigration. We have simply not had a say on it."
Another message, from Brett in Chiswick, said: "Here's a really simple idea I just had.... Treat Britain like a car park, find out its maximum capacity and when it's full (which I believe it is now) we close the barriers?? Sign reads ''Great Britain Full''. How's that?"
The Daily Express crusade was put to David Cameron’s official spokesman this morning, who said the Prime Minister wanted net migration to come down.
His spokesman said: "The Prime Minister’s view is that it was right to have the transitional controls.

 

"His view is that it was mistake not to have had them for a previous round of accessions. But obviously they are transitional controls and they do come to an end.
"Certainly the Prime Minster would say that more widely we need to bring net migration down and we have a policy as a government of doing that, including reforms to ‘pull factors’ and that’s what the Government is doing."
 
Pressed to confirm this meant there were no plans to extend the controls, the spokesman said: “The restrictions are transitional in the way I described.”

 

 

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Should we be worried?


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Mathijs Booden's comment, September 21, 2013 4:58 AM
Our current predicament in terms of resource depletion, pollution and climate change is mainly due to the industrialized lifestyle of the minority of the world population. Obviously, that's not a result of overpopulation per se.

However, population growth stops when living standards rise. We can't stabilize at 10 billion unless all 10 billion enjoy a reasonable standard of living. Given that even our current resource use is unsustainable, overpopulation is a real issue.
Hongsheng Li's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:18 PM

人口资源环境承载力

人口过度 or 消费过度

Blake Welborn's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:49 PM

This fits in well with our population chapter now as this is warning of over population. As the population increases so does need for food, which increases global agriculture and pollution

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Geography of Soccer in the US

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" 549 players from 62 different countries play in MLS in the United States"


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Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:40 PM

Perfect example of cultural diffusion.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:59 AM

I am a huge soccer fan and with that i also have to say i tend to neglect the MLS due to its lack of talent. The problem in the past with the MLS was that it was too home grown and their wasnt many international players to provide a wider demographic in the leauge which also means worse players. But with the MLS signing some big names from around the world such as Henry from France Beckham from Uk and Cahill from the AU the MLS is growing in popularity around the world and is soon to be a globally viewed leauge. This is a map of where the nearly 600 MLS players come from and it goes to show the more nations you can represent the bigger crowd demographic you can draw in.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 19, 2014 5:25 PM

There are 35 MLS players that came from Africa according to the article. In America soccer or football in Europe is not that popular it is more like our baseball or football then like the soccer over there. (That is their "past time") In America we have a large population that play sports but specifically soccer we do not have that many participants that involve themselves in this , I think part of the reason is that abroad soccer is so important to them and they try to flourish from that sport onto tournments and other MLS players go for the cup. Oppose to America and our excitment about the NFL and MBL.

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With web startup, Madison entrepreneur seeks to demystify Muslim culture : Wsj

With web startup, Madison entrepreneur seeks to demystify Muslim culture : Wsj | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
What started as a photo project to capture the beauty of Islamic fashion has expanded into a news site covering Muslim culture.
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This is a current project that is going on in Madison, Wisconsin. It is very interesting to read why she is starting up the website and is one of the reasons why we are studying culture in class.

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There are 21 counties in America where German is still spoken actively

There are 21 counties in America where German is still spoken actively | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Almost half the residents of Holmes County, Ohio, speak German at home.
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I am fascinated by this map. This connects to our language unit for APHUG. I would love to see the cultural landscape of Holmes County, Ohio.

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The Most Popular Iconic American Home Design Styles

The Most Popular Iconic American Home Design Styles | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
American iconic brownstone design style is popular in urban cities Housing styles around the world are as varied as the countries they represent and in the United States there are a variety of iconic design styles that have made American homes so...

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Students say high school coursework more indicative than ACT - Columbia Missourian

Students say high school coursework more indicative than ACT - Columbia Missourian | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Chiarelli said he chose classes such as AP Human Geography and AP U.S.
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Decline in Latin American remittances attributed to Mexico

Decline in Latin American remittances attributed to Mexico | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Latino migrants in the U.S. sent home an estimated $53.8 billion to Latin America and Mexico, a decline from last…

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10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How

10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to batteries. But it gets even crazier who when you see who controls the money.

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Net Migration Estimates for U.S. Counties, 1950-2010

Net Migration Estimates for U.S. Counties, 1950-2010 | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, November 3, 2013 10:05 AM

A great interactive tool for looking at net migration at different scales and various demographic breakdowns.

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Images of Tacloban: Before and After Typhoon Haiyan

Images of Tacloban: Before and After Typhoon Haiyan | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Satellite images show the before and after effects of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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If the World were 100 People | Visual.ly

If the World were 100 People | Visual.ly | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

What would the world look like if there were 100 people? This infographic provides a look at gender, age, geography, religion, first lanaguage, literacy, education, and living conditions. If you want additional information visit 100 People: A World Portrait - A Global Information Toolbox at http://www.100people.org.


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International Migration

Almost everywhere on the world, international migration is a hot topic. Most of the time the debate about migration is fierce and charged with prejudices and...

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Sierra_Mcswagger's curator insight, September 10, 2014 10:02 AM

This video is primarily talking on the widely known topic of migration. 3 percent of the worlds population is living away from there place of birth. The push of migration from places include poverty, war, and environmental disasters. The migration pull in some places are because of  economic opportunity, and political freedom. Migration is increasing, and is thought of as a bad thing.(s.s.)

Aurora Rider's curator insight, October 7, 2014 8:59 PM

This video is great for going over the many different aspects that go along with migration. It talks about what migration is and the reasons why people migrate known as push and pull factors. It talks about the different types of migration such as asylum seakers and illegal immigration. It mentions the disadvantages and advantages of migration.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:27 PM

A great YouTube video- discussing the controversy of international migration among other things that fall into place of the disapproval of international migration. -UNIT 2 

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Roma claim justifies our call for immediate action on EU migration | UK | News | Daily Express

Roma claim justifies our call for immediate action on EU migration | UK | News | Daily Express | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
ROMA migrants are revelling in ­Britain’s generous benefits system by boasting they rake in £500 a week compared to just £104 a week at home, it was claimed last night.

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For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico

For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"With Europe sputtering and China costly, the 'stars are aligning' for Mexico as broad changes in the global economy create new dynamics of migration."


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Aleena Reyes's curator insight, April 8, 2015 9:21 PM

Even though this article is now three years old, it is refreshing to see that Mexico is really making their mark on the global market. The Global North seems to be coming to a stalemate while "up and coming countries" like Mexico are becoming the perfect place for people to begin their businesses and have a fresh start on life. I can understand though, how it was mentioned on the third page of the article, that some locals may feel that foreigners, European especially, may be receiving some type of special treatment due to past colonialism. However, these entrepreneurs are shaping the economy of Mexico. This is Mexico's chance to advance in the world and increase its GDP. Young, aspiring moguls all seems to feel the same way about their homelands, "Europe, dying; Mexico, coming to life. The United States, closed and materialistic; Mexico, open and creative" and Diego Quemada-Diez, a Spanish director, was quoted in the article, "Europe feels spiritually dead and so does the United States...[y]ou end up wanting something else".  And apparently, Mexico has that "something else".

 

Chris Costa's curator insight, September 21, 2015 10:25 AM

Again, I would be interested in seeing how these statistics would change if they were to factor in illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States, but the data remains promising. Mexico has the potential to be an economic powerhouse, and hopefully will utilize this potential sooner rather than later. Although rampant corruption remains in the nation's politics and reinforcement agencies, a strong Mexican economy will ultimately deescalate the violence by stripping the cartels of their strongest allure- well-paying employment for uneducated young men. A stronger Mexican economy will also undoubtedly help the US in terms of trade, as well as reducing the rate of cartel-related violence in the southern regions of the nation. With so many Americans today rallying around Trump's racially-charged rants on Mexican immigration, it brings a smile to my face that we are currently sending more Americans to take Mexican jobs than they are sending our way. The hypocrisy of these politicians and their policies are laughable. 

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 2016 8:20 AM

I’ve posted earlier about the end of cheap China; the rising cost of doing business in China coupled with the higher transportation costs to get goods to North American and European markets have made manufacturing in Mexican much more competitive on the global market.  Many investors are turning to Mexico as an emerging land of opportunity and Mexico is now a destination for migrants.  This is still a new pattern:  only 1 percent of the country is foreign-born compared to the 13 percent that you would see in the United States.  Mexican migration to the United States has stabilized; about as many Mexicans have moved to the U.S. (2005-2010) as those that have moved south of the border.


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