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The Most Common Languages Spoken in the U.S. After English and ...

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What's the language that the most Americans speak after English? As you'd probably guess, the second-most common language spoken in the U.S. is Spanish. But if you look at the most common languages after English and ...

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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, May 21, 2014 1:12 PM

A fascinating look at how language has spread throughout the country as a result of our immigrant history. Worth some exploration - can you see the trends of migration in this?

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Distort Geography in Amusing Ways with This Mercator Map Generator

Distort Geography in Amusing Ways with This Mercator Map Generator | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Mercator map, created in 1596 to help sailors navigate, is also why so many people think Greenland is larger than China. Now you can better appreciate how two-dimensional maps mess with geography, thanks to a site that lets you move the poles to anywhere in the world.

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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, June 16, 2014 3:00 PM

As we will discuss during the first few weeks of school, Mercator is just a little bit off. Why? And How? And why that is important? For further discussion - for now, take a look at this generator and see how badly you can distort Mercator's projection.

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Map: Where Europeans speak English

Map: Where Europeans speak English | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
English is widely spoken in northern Europe. Not so much in the south.

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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, June 16, 2014 3:22 PM

Language is a big deal, and in terms of languages, ENGLISH is huge - it's a Lingua Franca (vocabulary alert!), so this map took a chance to look at how the English Language is used amongst members of the European Union. Check this out - but don't make travel plans based on it!

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A Map Explaining What Happened To The Population Booms Of 10 Years Ago

A Map Explaining What Happened To The Population Booms Of 10 Years Ago | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Is your town growing or shrinking? This map gives you an answer for your area -- both now and 10 years ago.

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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, June 16, 2014 3:23 PM

Population growth is a fascinating issue to try and understand, especially when you try and look at the trends especially here in the United States. Check out these maps that outline those trends specifically in the last 10 years - can you predict what might happen next?

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Here's Which Disease Is Most Likely To Kill You Depending On Where You Live

Here's Which Disease Is Most Likely To Kill You Depending On Where You Live | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Most of the world will die of heart disease.

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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, June 16, 2014 3:28 PM

The epidemiological transition is a key element of the demographic transition - in itself explaining how and when differently developed portions of the world lose population. Take a look at this map and see if you can locate any major trends!

AmandaWilhiteee's curator insight, August 27, 2014 9:32 AM

Heart disease makes sense for a place like the United States, but other countries, I was surprised about. In a lot of countries, people were most likely to die from HIV or AIDS. Some of those countries are expected, but others, I wouldn't have expected. Also, in a few countries, people were most likely to die from Liver Cancer, which also came as a surprise. AW :)

Riley Tuggle's curator insight, August 27, 2014 10:00 AM

I believe heart disease is the most likely disease to kill citizens of the US because we have so many fatty foods to choose from up and down the aisle in about every local grocery store. Our kids are raised to think that eating junk food is perfectly okay, but once they get older it won't be. They will eat more and more fat-filled food until they weigh 300 pounds and have multiple diseases, including heart disease. We need to educate kids, especially in elementary school, how harmful these foods can be to our bodies. I realize that we try now, but maybe we need to try a little harder. I suggest we could replace cookies which a healthy but still delicious treat, such as a sweet fruit. This would help tremendously to help keep young children healthier in my opinion. Overall, we would making these changing for the better, keeping our country healthy and our bodies moving. 

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Susana Adamo: Migration Is Changing the Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability | New Security Beat

Susana Adamo: Migration Is Changing the Geography of Climate Change Vulnerability | New Security Beat | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program

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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, June 16, 2014 2:38 PM

One of the potential, long-term, very severe problems brought about by climate change is the potential to create up to 1 billion "climate refugees". How and where these people go when sea-level rise develops an impact on them is crucial to our future, both in terms of security, and resources.

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The Sad Stories of Muslim Women in Pictures

The Sad Stories of Muslim Women in Pictures | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, June 16, 2014 3:16 PM

How women of different cultures thrive is important to understand. Take a look at these windows into others lives, the lives of women born in Muslim nations around the world.

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40 maps that explain food in America

40 maps that explain food in America | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Where our food comes from, how we eat it, and what we drink to wash it down

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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, June 16, 2014 3:31 PM

40 more maps! This time, on food in the United States. Remember that our scale is important, so it'd be fascinating to take these maps global, but bear in mind that they only show American trends. For now.

AmandaWilhiteee's curator insight, August 22, 2014 10:14 AM

This article really opened my eyes to what is going on in our beautiful country. I had no clue about most of the information in this article. I was especially surprised by  number six. I thought that wheat and grains would be harvested than anything else, so to find out that corn is actually harvested the most was a huge shocker.

 

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Have you used the Apple Maps?

Have you used the Apple Maps? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Apple maps still seem to be outdated

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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, June 16, 2014 2:57 PM

Ah, Apple Maps. If you own an iPhone or iPad, you know this pain. How can they get maps of the same places so wrong when compared with Google or other groups? Take a look at this article going into some detail on Apple's problems.