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Africa Is Refuting the Usual Economic Pessimism

Africa Is Refuting the Usual Economic Pessimism | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Ian Birrell writes that even as Nigeria battles Islamist terrorism, this remarkably entrepreneurial nation is racing ahead.
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We chose this article because it fits the economic category. This article is about Nigeria's economy rising even higher than before.

EQ: If the economy in Nigeria  is rising why are lot of people still dirt poor?  Shouldn't everyone be rich?

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South African lifestyle, food & activities | Initiate Immigration

South African lifestyle, food & activities | Initiate Immigration | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Diversity is a determining factor of South African lifestyle. In general South Africans are chatty, fun-loving, outdoorsy, laid back and hospitable.
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We chose this article to go under the "Social" category because it describes the entire lifestyle of a person living in South Africa, a very important part of Africa as a whole. 

 

EQ:  Are there any challenges that the US, or Africa, would face  if our people and Africa's people switched lifestyles for a day? 

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African Traditional Religion | South African History Online

African Traditional Religion | South African History Online | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
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We chose this article because it represents the "religion" category  and talks about the many different religions in Africa.

 

EQ: What is the difference between the Traditional religions and ancestor worship?

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European Religions

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We chose this article because it fits in our religion category. This talks about the many religions in Europe and their history of how they came to Europe.

 

EQ: Does religion play a big role in Europe's history?

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Pink toys for girls 'hurt economy'

Pink toys for girls 'hurt economy' | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Companies marketing toys at just boys or girls are damaging the economy by causing fewer women to take up science and engineering, a minister says.
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We chose this article to show what is going on economy wise in Europe. This article explains that gender roles and that toy companies are bias.

 

EQ :Do you think toy companies are bias and the gender roles of toys for boys and girls are really hurting the economy in Europe?

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US meddling in Ukraine - Putin aide

US meddling in Ukraine - Putin aide | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses the US of meddling in Ukraine, in breach of a 1994 agreement over non-intervention.
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We chose this article because it fits in the political category  of Europe. It explains what is happening between Russia, Ukraine  and America and how Russia believes that the U.S  is interfering with the riot in Ukraine.

 

EQ: What do think could happen between Russia, Ukraine and America if they really are  breaking an agreement?

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Our currency - About Australia - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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We chose this article because it displays the money system of Australia, fitting under the "Economic" section, and because it provides good information on the phi story of their currency, and their transition to  thdeficit all system. 

 

EQ: Austalia was the first country in the world to have a complete system of bank notes made from plastic, which resulted in making it easier to tell counterfeit money from real money. Why do you think Australia transistioned  to the decimal system when they supposedly had suck a good system before? 

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Australian inventions | australia.gov.au

Australian inventions | australia.gov.au | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
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We chose this article because you find out that some of the appliances we use everyday were invented in Australia and because it fits under the "Intellectual/Arts" section.

 

EQ: How come we don't know that most of these everyday appliances were made in Australia?

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Tony Abbott defends entitlements, saying he won't be changing the system

Tony Abbott defends entitlements, saying he won't be changing the system | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
'You don't want members of parliament to be prisoners of their offices,' says prime minister as he resists call for an inquiry
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We chose this article because it fits under the "Political" section, by describing the new Prime Minister of Austraila, Tony Abbott, and him defending his entitlements.

 

EQ: After reading the article, do you believe that Abbott will keep his word and not change the system? Do you think he actually should change the system?

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UN approves peacekeepers for CAR

UN approves peacekeepers for CAR | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
The UN Security Council votes to send a 12,000-strong force to the Central African Republic (CAR) to help end continuing religious violence.
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We chose this article because it represent the "political" category and talks about the the religious battle happening in Africa.

 

EQ: Do you think the UN did the right thing by sending in troops? If you were in that situation would you do the same thing?

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Africa's children struggle for education - USATODAY.com

Africa's children struggle for education - USATODAY.com | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Though some African countries have eliminated tuition costs, 46 million African children have never set foot in a classroom due to burdens ranging from extreme poverty to the cost of uniforms.
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This article goes under the "Intellectual" category because it fully describes the current education situation in Africa, and the struggles they're enduring. 

 

EQ: What are some ideas on how we, as the US, can help improve the education system in Africa? 

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Africa: Physical Geography

Africa: Physical Geography | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. Africa has an array of diverse ecosystems, from sandy deserts to lush rain forests.
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We chose this article because it accurately displays the physical geography of Africa in a detailed way, not forgetting to include the major landmarks as well, such as the Sahara, Sahel, etc. 

 

EQ: How does Africa's geography differ from the United States's?  If there are differences, are they big or small? 

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Study in Italy

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We chose this article to go in the "Social" category because it displays the typical lifestyle of a modern day Italian. EQ: Imagine if conversation and mealtimes were as valued in America as it is in Italy. Would this be a positive or negative aspect to our busy daily life?

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the school system in germany | Professionals & Parents | UK-German Connection

the school system in germany | Professionals & Parents | UK-German Connection | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Tarah Johnson Mahni Johnson's insight:

We chose this article to go under the "Intellectual/Arts" section because it displays the laid out education system of Germany. EQ: Compare and contrast Germany's school system and ours, do you find that the results are surprisingly different or shockingly similar?  

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Europe: Physical Geography

Europe: Physical Geography | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. Europe is the western peninsula of the giant "supercontinent" of Eurasia.
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We chose this article because it displays a clear description of the geography of Europe as a whole, this article clearly going under the "Area/Geog" section. EQ: Imagine if Europe was doubled in size, would this better their economy, or worsen it? Explain. 

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Life Style in Australia

Life Style in Australia | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Life Style in Australia
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We chose this article because it goes in depth of the life Auatralian's live and fits in the "Social" section.

 

EQ:Is the the lifestyle in Australia a big difference from life in America or are they some what the same?

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Religion continues its free ride without our blessing

Religion continues its free ride without our blessing | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
The majority of Australians say church and state should be separate, yet religion continues to be privileged in our society at taxpayer expense.
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We chose this artice because it clearly fits under the "Religionto title by explaining the opinions of Australians about church,  and it's relationship with state.

 

EQ: Since most of the Australian population is Christian, why do you think there's such a big debate about church when it would seem like it's a simple matter? 

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Geography and Map of Australia

Geography and Map of Australia | Australia,Antarctica,Oceania, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Geography and maps of Australia.: great barrier reef depletion of the ozone layer geography australia capt james cook cia factbook
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We chose this article because it gives you a lot of information on the geography and location of Australia and it fits under the "Area/Geography" section.

 

EQ:Is Australia different from most tropical countries? If so how?

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