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Criminal Psychology Schools

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The role of a criminal psychologist is to understand and analyze the motives, mental status and physical fitness of the criminal[i]. There are a number of school schools that offer this course of study throughout the world. Some of the Criminal Psychology Schools also make available the opportunity to take part in a real investigation. A Criminal Psychologist plays a vital role in helping the justice system.

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When geography met psychology

When geography met psychology | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

Fig. G-14 of our text identifies several subdisciplines of Geography as well as the affiliations such geographic subdisciplines have with other academic disciplines.  If you recall, Behavioral Geography has a strong association with Psychology.  Consequently, the title of this article, immediately caught my attention.  The article, however, deals with so much more as it reports on the "geography of fear and oppression" via an analysis of children sex workers in India.  Not only does the study show how such girls perceive and utilize space (in order to establish some form of personal security), it shows how such knowledge can be used by non-governmental organizations (NGO's) in better addressing the problem.  Additionally, it identifies the interplay between push and pull factors in contributing to such a problem.

 

Can you show that children view space differently than do adults?  With that being said, do females and males view space differently?  Why is an understanding of the perception of space (i.e., how one sees space versus what actually exists in space) important?


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Technology will play a large role in agriculture's future

Technology will play a large role in agriculture's future | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Technology will be the critical aspect that drives producers to meet the demand of the future. So said Dr. John Fulton, an expert in applying technology to agriculture, to farm media gathered at the annual John Deere new product introduction event here. Fulton, associate professor at Auburn University and Extension specialist in the Biosystems Engineering Department, said agricultural production will need to double by 2050 and, once the math is done, precision ag technology will contribute at least 30 percent to that production growth. 

In his remarks, he listed three components that are critical to getting the most from the technology that is so rapidly developing:

*Efficient use of the machinery, or input stewardship;

*Environmental constraints that are being placed on agriculture; and

*Management of all the data that has been collected.

"We have spent 20 years getting technology into our farmers' hands, now we are on the cusp of trying to get that data in a form to best serve our farmers so they can be profitable," Fulton said.

Big data- Fulton referred to the term "Big Data" as the collection of all of the bits of information that have been accumulated by ag technology over the past few years that often seems to be unmanageable. And to add even more information to that pile, ag technology has now arrived at a point where we are talking about a certain amount of information coming from an individual plant.

Using corn as an example, he said ag technology is now looking at each individual seed; how that seed is oriented when it's placed in the ground; how accurately can the producer control the planting depth; how accurately can the producer control each individual row unit on how it might impact that seed; and then following that seed through the growing process.

"We're not to that point today, but that's how we are thinking. Each individual seed has tremendous value to a farmer," he explained. "It used to be I am buying a bag of seed, but today we are talking about buying seed and looking at the cost of each individual seed."

And this is where Big Data comes into play. An acre of corn is capable of producing about 26 megabytes per year, when seed attributes, weather, environmental and soil conditions data are added into the situation.

Big machinery- Another factor that needs to be considered, especially in recent years, is big machinery. Fulton made reference to a 120-foot planter made by Deere that requires a large amount of technology to do the right job. From using guidance systems to plot the track of the planter, to on-board technology that allows each planter unit to place the seed exactly where it is wanted, despite the changes in terrain across the width of the planter.

"This technology is very sophisticated," he said as he showed a video of sons of a Nebraska farm family, ages 11 and 13, who were planting corn with this planter. In fact, they planted a significant amount of the crop this year and were operating the most important piece of equipment on the farm; since Fulton feels planting is the most critical operation performed in the crop year.

"That starts everything, that establishes where we will eventually end up on the yield," he said. "In the past we used to talk about a single planter being pulled through the field. But in this case we are actually talking about 48 planters on a single tool bar that we are going to operate independently."

This past winter Fulton surveyed farmers across the Midwest and South, asking just one question: what are the five biggest hurdles to data management at the farm level? By far the number one challenge in data management was automatic data transfer. In most cases that data remains on the machine and is never sent to the farm office, or other sites where the data can be analyzed and used to make future decisions.

The second most mentioned obstacle was the fact that growers need help. "They don't know where to get started and it's a culture change in some respect," he said. "Many don't see how the data is accumulated."

Thirdly, the need for software was mentioned. Surprisingly, Fulton noted, the one thing that was never mentioned by those surveyed was data privacy. "No one ever wrote back, from a farmer's perspective, and asked about who owns the data or data privacy," he said, "and I thought that was pretty interesting.

"I think what we have here is some education to understand from the farmer's perspective, that sharing data, sharing it with the right people and having ownership of that data is first and foremost."

Fulton, whose precision ag research focuses on dry and liquid applicators along with planters, also noted that if this data can be presented to a farmer in a visualized form, it will be easier to understand and address the issues that they see more easily.

"We have to have personalized solutions. We have a lot of famers out there and for them to be engaged not only do they have to trust their dealer, their consultant, their ag retailer ... but they have to feel like they are being given personalized solutions," he said. "We know neighbors don't farm similarly and so they want something that is personalized. And I think we will get through that gate and get over some of these hurdles we have."


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alex barnett's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:54 AM

How amazing is it that technology can be applied to just about anything now. Modern technology has advanced dramatically. 

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Top 75 Nelson Mandela Quotes: Nelson Mandela Quotes

Top 75 Nelson Mandela Quotes: Nelson Mandela Quotes | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Top 75 Nelson Mandela Quotes: Nelson Mandela Quotes

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Lessons From Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacy | Edutopia.org

Lessons From Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacy | Edutopia.org | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

I knew, like so many of us, that Nelson Mandela's days were coming to a close. And still, when I heard on yesterday that he had passed away in his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, sadness of a particular kind and magnitude washed over me.

 

I reflected on what he meant to me, to South Africans, to those fighting for peace and justice around the world, on the role he played in transforming his country and the minds and hearts of millions, and on the legacy he leaves.

 

I am in awe, I recognize, for what one human being did in the course of a lifetime, for his unwavering compassion in the face of brutality, and for his courage and commitment.

 

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The changing geography of Christianity

The changing geography of Christianity | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Dr. James M. Lindsay is a Senior Vice President at the Council on Foreign Relations and co-author of America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy. Visit his blog here and follow him on Twitter.  By James M.

 

This is a good statistical look into global distribution of Christianity.  The most interesting differences for 1910 to 2010 is the growth of Christianity in the developing world, and the decline of adherents (percentage-wise) in Europe and North America.  What accounts for these patterns? 


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Ashland and Kendall's curator insight, February 11, 2015 5:16 PM

Europe- Religion

We chose this article because it demontrates a good graph that shows Christianity throughout the world. This ties to Europe because it shows that in 1910, the 66% of the worlds Christians were located in Europe. But, in 2010, it shows a drastic drop that is now around 25% of the world's Christians are located in Europe.

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I think it's rather important that Christianity is becoming more global. And not just the fact that people are converting to it, but that this religion is becoming more known, people are becoming more aware that this religion exists.
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This article relates to AP Human Geography by giving facts on the distribution and relocation of Christianity and other universalizing religions. In my opinion, I am quite disappointed in the decline of Christianity in places, such as the UK. This religion should be growing around the world, not shrinking. 
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With 10,000 now believed dead, yet another typhoon bears down on devastated Philippines

With 10,000 now believed dead, yet another typhoon bears down on devastated Philippines | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
With 10,000 now believed dead, yet another typhoon bears down on devastated Philippines

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The changing origins of U.S. immigrants

The changing origins of U.S. immigrants | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Back in 1992, most legal immigrants came from Latin America and Europe. Nowadays, they tend to come from Asia and Africa.

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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:17 PM

From these statistics i dont think the biggest change is the latin american immigrant population but the european population. The european went from 13% to 8 % of the total make up of immigrant population. Thats a 60% decline, and that tells me that the attraction of living in America has diwendled while the EU market is on the rise. I think this is from the growing economies of the EU market and also the fact that the US has been improving in many of the leading statistics such as education, child care, and quality of life. 

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Is not a surprise that illegal immigrants have been decreasing since 2007, because the economy crisis and the borders.   

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Immigration has been an ongoing issue and the problem of border hopping doesn't make it any better. Of course numbers are going to vary from year to year. This article discusses where US immigrants come from and how the immigration changes over time. In 1992, most legal immigrants came from Latin America and Europe. Nowadays, they mostly come from Asia and Africa. Also, these statistics are only based off of legal immigrations. We cant forget the ones that just hop the border in their free time. As stated in the article, it has been estimated that there are about 11.1 million illegal immigrants in the United States. A majority of them come from Latin America and the Caribbean. With that being said, legal immigrants still make up the biggest chunk of the foreign population in the United States and the population only continues to grow.

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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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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
  If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...

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Look How Quickly the U.S. Got Fat (1985-2010 Animated Map)

Look How Quickly the U.S. Got Fat (1985-2010 Animated Map) | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

“ 25 brief, delicious years”


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Syrians who fled war struggle across Mideast to survive

Syrians who fled war struggle across Mideast to survive | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Whether by a harrowing boat trip across the Mediterranean, a mountain crossing over the Turkish border, or a flight to Germany, more than two million Syrians have fled their war-torn country to take refuge in...
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This article shares the stories of some refugees who have fled their country due to violence. It shows their struggles and their fears for what is going to come.

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Beauty remains amidst struggle; Lives of Congolese refugees in Uganda

Beauty remains amidst struggle; Lives of Congolese refugees in Uganda | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
For two weeks in October, I worked with a research team from Isis-WICCE to document Congolese women refugees experiences of war. The research is supposed to inform various political efforts to end ...

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The World in 2050

This talk draws on the latest global modeling research to construct a sweeping thought experiment on what our world will be like in 2050. The World in 2050 combines the lessons of geography and history with state-of-the-art model projections and analytical data-everything from climate dynamics and resource stocks to age distributions and economic growth projections.


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Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming?

Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In Minnesota, ‘industrial’ operation shows effort to balance economic, environmental sustainability.

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Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:33 AM

The large-scale agricultural practices of modern America tend to lend to the bad image of commercial farming. However, the practices are actually helping feed more people in the US, but they also use genetically modified crops and other highly debated techniques.

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Yes it does because in all large scale endeavors, regardless of what for, the quality is always sacrificed for the quantity because it becomes cheaper to produce and profits are greater.

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In the long run, a successful farmer needs to find a balance between economic and environmental sustainability.  Some big farms are working towards that so the 'big-equals-bad' narrative about agriculture may be easy, but it doesn't tell the whole story about modern agriculture. 

 

Tags: GMOssustainability, agriculture, agribusiness

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Nelson Mandela: the numbers behind the internet’s heartbreak

Nelson Mandela: the numbers behind the internet’s heartbreak | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
On my way to work today a friend noted the change in information flow and news. “I heard about 9/11 on TV via CNN, Michael Jackson’s death on Twitter, and now Nelson Mandela on WhatsApp,” she observed.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in 18th July, 1918 and died 5th Dec 2013 at the age of 95. He served as a President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was

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20 Obama Quotes About Islam Contrasted With 20 Obama Quotes About Christianity

20 Obama Quotes About Islam Contrasted With 20 Obama Quotes About Christianity | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
  By Michael Snyder/The Truth You are about to read some of the most shocking quotes that Barack Obama has ever uttered in public.  A few of these have been widely circulated, but most of them...

 

20 Quotes By Barack Hussein Obama About Islam

#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

#2 “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

#6 “Islam has always been part of America”

#7 “we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities”

#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

#9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”

#11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”

#12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”

#13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”

#14 “throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

#15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality”

#16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”

#17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”

#18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”

#19 “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

#20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity

#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”

#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

#3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy?  Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination?  Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?”

#4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”

#5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”

#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”

#7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of alignment with my values.”

#8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep coming to church, would they.”

#9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and prostelytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell.”

#10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell.  I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity.  That’s just not part of my religious makeup.”

#11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”

#12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in the minds of some evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”

#13 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths.”

#14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”

#15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

#16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology”

#17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”

#18 “we have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own”

#19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra — (applause) — as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer.  (Applause.)”

#20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”


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littlebytesnews's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:57 PM

He's a fraud, not a Christian.....and his loyalty is to Islam, whether he practices it or not is in question but he does not practice Christianity as he claims to be because he supports abortion and homosexual marriage which go against Christianity. 

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Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines urges action to resolve climate talks deadlock

Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines urges action to resolve climate talks deadlock | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
UN negotiations in Warsaw must deliver emergency climate pathway as new storm brews in the Pacific, says government

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, November 11, 2013 12:22 PM

Fiddling whilst carbon burns

Will the disaster that has crippled the Phillipines be a wake up call to the self satisfied governments of industrialised countries?  New York's superstorm Sandy set the scene.  Now Haiyan has gives an insight into huge potential impacts of the climatic time bomb that is ticking relentlessly whilst carbon burns.

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Understanding Global Statistics

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"Infographics to explain global statistics."


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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 27, 2013 3:49 PM

Un conjunto de sencillas infografias para visualizar estadisticas de la humanidad en el tiempo presente

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good one
Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 12:11 PM

If the World was 100 People shows the statistics of the world as in smaller proportions allowing them to be easily visualized.

Some of the graphics divide the people into regions and nationalities mainly as Formal by continents .

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Google Maps Engine

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"Google Maps Engine makes it easy for you to create beautiful maps, share them with others, and reach your audience no matter where they are. It's built on the same platform that provides Google services to millions of people worldwide, so your users have a consistent and familiar experience wherever they are."


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Johani Karonen's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:08 AM

I love maps! Let's se what this little darling can do.

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useful!
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Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions

Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Chiwa - Mchinji, Malawi Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti's project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys.

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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:40 PM

This is horrifying and really puts things in perspective.  Their toys are not what they need.  None of these kids had anything creative except for the building blocks... I would have liked to have seen some paints and paintings, because I hugely believe that schools suck the creativity out of people's lives.  Toys can be... 'imaginative,' but not really.  Toys get put away when a kid turns 10.  Then they're in school.  Then they're at work... it was interesting to see the farmer girl with farm toys, but seriously, again, creativity should be encouraged at that age.  If people are not creative, they become creatures that absorb the habits and things that they are taught, with no ability to deal with new situations, or adapt their environment in a positive manner to better suit themselves or others.  I hate the stagnancy of the world today.  I used to play guitar in Providence on the streets, I have publically painted at URI, I have given paintings away to friends, and I love sharing ART, which can change the world, if only by one mind at a time.  I believe in the butterfly effect and that these kids should have something artsy as their most prized possession, because to not have that is to reflect the corporate importance in society on buying manufactured goods.  As for the kid with toy guns, it really isn't my business to speak ill of him, but seriously! He will end up with a TV show like Duck Dynasty one day or something... hope it works out for him.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 2014 12:01 PM

This shows us how kids from different regions in the world value certain items that to others may seem almost trivial. Around the world everything is seen differently because situations are different.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 21, 2015 4:28 AM

This is an alternative to using "Where children sleep" as an introductory activity. 

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Gender Gap Index

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gender gap chloropleth
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Summary- This map shows the equality of genders through their economic participation,  health, and access to education. In many poorer places you can see there is a much greater gender gap than in places like scandinavia where there isn't much of a gap at all. I

 

Insight- In Unit 3 one of the main subjects was gender. This chloropleth map shows the relationship between states and their equality among genders. It is easy to tell that in most undeveloped countries there is a much larger gender gap than more developed ones.

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Gender Inequality Index-

This article explains the places and locations of gender inequality, and how most of this is densely kept in Africa, where most men are more powerful than women. It also shows how in more developed countries, their is gender equality, and with it better economy.

This article shows gender inequality index by the map and information displaying how gender inequality is located more in developing countries. And gender equality is placed in developed countries.

 

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Understanding Population Pyramids

This covers what a population pyramid is, and how to analyze one. It covers the three basic shapes and how they correspond to population growth or decline. Fina

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Why these Somali refugees do not want to leave Kenya

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"For millions of refugees across Africa life is a daily struggle.  Many dream of one day returning to their homeland while others have spent decades building a new life.  On World Refugee Day, BBC Focus on Africa's Anne Soy visits a Somali family in Nairobi, Kenya, who cannot imagine returning to their roots."


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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 17, 2014 5:04 PM

No matter where you grow up, you form roots to your native land. Times are tough across the globe, especially for those living in Africa. While families plant their roots and look for ways to make things better, sometimes the best way is to leave. What makes people stay when their hometown roots are at rock bottom?

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:59 PM

Some people want to stay close to their heritage and native land. Others have no interest in their homelands and want to get away fast. This family doesn't know anything besides being refugees and they want to stay and build their lives there.

Kendra King's curator insight, April 27, 2015 12:39 PM

No one should have to be burdened with returning to a failed state, which is exactly what Somali is. As the main male figure in this clip mentioned, the conditions of the failed state he left 20 years ago has only gotten worse. It would make little sense for him or his family to return because there is no economic opportunity and no government stability. At least in Kenya, this family now has "a modest living." If this family were to return, the family would struggle to survive. If I were in their shoes, I would feel the same way. A decent standard of living is just as important as a safe community. For even though their is less violence to instantly kill people, starvation and disappear from lack of financial and governmental support would eventually prematurely kill people. So without either, I wouldn't return. Thus, I agree that the decision of a refugee to return should be left up to them as the reparation program between Kenya and Somali are currently doing.

 

Leaving ones country behind is still a tough choice. Abandoning the area increases "brain drain" and the man power to make the situation better. During our class on the Caribbean, it was mentioned that the government of countries facing these problems will try to attract their population back through incentives. In a failed state, the government isn't strong enough to incentivize people to come back. So, who does take care of this region? Someone with a great sense of duty to their country more than likely. For instance, Nelson Mandela was extremely smart and could easily have turned his back on the harsh conditions facing his country. Yet, he didn't and eventually become the leader needed to improve the standard of living in South Africa. Now I realize this was never a failed state, but their were still plenty of problems within the area that made staying harder that it should have been for the citizen of a country. So ultimately, the people who will have the greatest impact are those who have the sense of duty to their country. This isn't something every refugee will feel and as mentioned earlier, I can't blame them. It takes a rare selflessness and strong sense of courage that few people have.  For those that do though, their country will be indebted to them forever.