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Asian countries top global education league table | Asian Correspondent

Asian countries top global education league table | Asian Correspondent | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
The rise of the quality of education in Asia has been compounded in a new global education league table. The latest international comparison puts four Asian countries at the top of the ranking ahead of traditional education heavy hitters such as Finland, Germany and the UK.
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We choose this for education because the top 4 spots in the world rankings for education were from Asia. This shows how much Asian countries are growing and becoming better.

EQ: Do you think that more and more countries from Asia will climb to the top of these rankings? Why or Why not?

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Israel, Egypt getting along great these days

Israel, Egypt getting along great these days | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
CAIRO – Egypt's former army chief-turned-presidential contender who is poised to lead the Arab world's most populous state has proved agreeable to the demonized enemy of many here: Israel. Since army strongman
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The relationship between Egypt and Israel is improving.  The improvement began once the President Mohamed Morsi, was removed.  Ties between Egypt and Israel date to 1979, when both nations signed a peace treaty that ended decades of conflict between the two countries.  Their relations grew strained in 2011 under Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which took power that year after an uprising ousted Mubarak.

EQ:  Israel and Egypt fought for continuous decades.  Even though the conflict has seemed to be resolved between Israel and Egypt, do you think they will go back to fighting?

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A growing headache for the Chinese economy

A growing headache for the Chinese economy | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Phillip Inman: China's workers won't stop saving, while local authorites and state businesses won't stop borrowing
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After readers read this article readers will understand  about how Chinas economy keeps Borrowing money from countries and are becoming in debt. Also the citizens won't stop spending there money and demanding more.

EQ: If China keeps down the path of borrowing money, how long do you think it will take for the to be in serious debt? Why?

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South American Art

South American Art | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Get the information on Art And Culture. Here you can get all the information in detail. Mapsofworld is providing the complete information of South America.
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This article talks about all the different types of arts in South America.  It also talks about the origins of where the arts came from.

EQ: Do you think that art is important to South America? Why or Why not?

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Venezuelan President called for a meeting of UNASUR to discuss country's turmoil.

Venezuelan President called for a meeting of UNASUR to discuss country's turmoil. | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called Thursday for a meeting of the Union of South American States to discuss the turmoil that has gripped his country.
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This article is about the president of Venezuela calling a meeting with the South American states to discuss the violence that has taken over the country.  For the meeting to happen all 13 representatives have to agree to meet.  So after reading this article readers could answer the EQ: Do you think the meeting will happen? Why or Why not?

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South America Dryness Seen Slowing World Soy Stockpile Growth

Dry weather in South America means global stockpiles of soybeans probably will increase by a smaller amount than previously expected by the end of the season, Oil World said.
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The dry weather in South America has had a very large impact on all the crops.  In Argentina, the sunflower crop has cut to a 30- year low to about 2.3 million tons per year.  Soybeans have slumped to about 9 percent in Brazil, one of the top exporters of soybeans.  

Essential Question:  Do you think the drought our world is experiencing will end?  What do you think will happen if it doesn't end?   

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Here's How Many Americans Don't Trust Obama

Here's How Many Americans Don't Trust Obama | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A growing number of Americans doubt President Barack Obama's ability to manage the nation, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Monday that reflects the possible larger impact of...
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Some People in the U.S. think that president Obama is doing a poor job in leading our country.  CNN put on polls on this topic and it isnt looking to good for president Obama.  After reading this article readers should be able to answer the EQ: What would you have voted in the pools that were given? Why?

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Can Peña Nieto Bring Back The 'Mexican Moment'?

Can Peña Nieto Bring Back The 'Mexican Moment'? | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
When President Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in, he had a growing economy. Eleven months later, Mexico is on the verge of recession.
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The economy in Mexico has been declining.  People are wondering if they can restore their economy to what it was a year ago.  After reading this article readers should be able to answer the EQ: Do you think Mexico will be able to restore their economy? Why or Why not?

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Geography of the United States - Learn About the United States

Geography of the United States - Learn About the United States | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Geography of the United States of America: Read this article to learn about the United States. Learn about the history, government, economy, geography and climate of the United States from Geography at About.com.
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EQ:  How do you think the history of the United States effects our economy and government today?  Do you think the way we settled land areements with other countries was fair? Why or why not? The thirteen colonies had a large impact on how the United States formed, and there were many battles and wars that lead to our freedom. 

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Beijing urged to respect religious freedom amid 'anti-church' crackdown - Telegraph

Beijing urged to respect religious freedom amid 'anti-church' crackdown - Telegraph | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Influential church leaders, academics and lawyers urge Beijing to respect religious freedoms as demolitions and detentions fuel fears of a campaign against China’s Christians
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We choose this article for religion because people in Beijing people are becoming scared of losing their religious freedom due to the "anti-church" campaign. They think this because churches are getting destroyed and Christians are being arrested.

EQ: If your religious freedom was taken away how would it effect your life and/or your families life? 

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China Pledges $10 Million in Support of Wildlife Conservation in Africa

China Pledges $10 Million in Support of Wildlife Conservation in Africa | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
By Fredrick Nzwili Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, on a three-day visit to Kenya, announced May 10 that China will provide $10 million to support wildlife protection and conservation in Africa and help establish an African Ecological and Wildlife Centre in Nairobi.  During Li’s visit, Kenya and China signed a total of 17 agreements, which include…
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China exemplified an act of kindness towards the African wildlife.  The donated 10 million dollars in order to make wildlife preserves in Africa.  Thousands of elephants in Africa are being killed every year for Ivory, so China wanted to stop that issue by creating preserves in Nairobi.

EQ: Do you think that the African people will be happy that their ivory supply will be cut down?

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North Korea accuses South and US of making up spy drone report

North Korea accuses South and US of making up spy drone report | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Pyongyang attacks US for what it says is a blindly backed conspiracy devised by 'political prostitute' Park Geun-hye
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By the end of this article readers should be able to identify the conflict between North Korea, South Korea, and the US. The article explains that South Korea and US officials jointly examined three small drones that were found from three different locations near the Korean border.  It talks about the conflict that North and South Korea aren't official countries because they are still at war. 

EQ:  Do you believe that North Korea and South Korea should be considered official countries even though they don't have citizenship rights? Why or why not?

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South American Economy

South American Economy | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
South American economy is a rapidly developing economy. With many industries and a flourishing trade and import-export market, it is fast becoming a economy with considerable size.
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This article will tell readers about South Americas rapid growing economy.  It will also talk about which countries are doing better than other countries.

EQ: Do you think that South Americas economy will continue to grow or stay where it is at now? Why?

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Native American religions :: South America

Native American religions :: South America | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Religious beliefs and sacramental practices of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. Until the 1950s it was commonly assumed that the religions of the surviving Native Americans were little...
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There is a variety of religions in South America, but most of them are based upon Christianity.  Roman Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical, and Pentecostal are some of the main religions.  The Indigenous beliefs and practices have been involved with Christianity for many years, and it adds a diversity of different religion and culture to South America.  

Essential Question:  Despite the religious differences, do you think that there is conflict between the people with different opinions on different religions?  Why or why not?   

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Rainer Emily's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:01 PM

Religion- this explains rhe Native American religions from South America (as the title clearly says.)

Zoe and Eleanor's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:25 PM

This article gives insight on the religion of South America. It gives additional information on the origin of the religions. It also talks about the indigenous religion.

delaneygrimes-sarahmcfadyen's curator insight, March 12, 2014 11:26 PM

Over the years there have been many trends and cultural changes but the people that have stayed is our ancestors. they have influenced our daily life. they have created the many different religions that are scattered throughout South America. These religions are mainly sculpted around christianity. Religions here are changed and effected by the veiwpoints of the world. Influence has been a huge part of the this catagory.. the essential question is: why do some religions stay while other go through phases of popularity?

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World Cup 2014: Brazil still facing issues with 100 days to go

The World Cup organisers and Fifa will hope the spirit of the occasion will obscure any lingering issues facing Brazil
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With the World Cup less than 100 days away, Brazil is still facing conflict.  Four of the twelve stadiums are still under construction, and many parts of the stadium are falling apart.  Fifa has sold more than 2.3 million of 3.3 million tickets available.  

Essential Question:  Do you think that Brazil will be able to prepare for the World Cup in time?  Why or why not?  

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Art and Culture

Art and Culture | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Along with an inside-out detail of visual arts, performing arts, cinema and literature, 123independenceday.com provides an outline of the arts and culture of Canada.
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Canada's arts are important to them.  This article will tell you about the different types and history of their visual and performing arts.  After reading this article readers should be able to answer the EQ: What are the simmilarities and differences between the Arts in the U.S. and the arts in Canada?

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Job Searches Go Viral as Individuals Embrace Social Media

Job Searches Go Viral as Individuals Embrace Social Media | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Social media is transforming the way people find work and engage in work, according to workforce solutions leader Kelly Services . According to the Kelly Global Workforce Index , an annual survey conducted ...
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Umemployment has become a bigger problem over the years in Mexico, and social media is now solving that issue.  It was found in a survey that 41% of people are now finding jobs due to social media.  After reading this article, readers will be able to answer the Essential Question:  What is your opinion on socail media being capable of finding people jobs?  Do you think it is fair to the people who dont have access to social media?  

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Religion in Canada

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Article on Religion in Canada
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We chose this article about Canada's religion because it gives specific information on how the religion in Canada originated, and the different types of religions in Canada.  By the end of reading this article, readers will be able to answer and understand  the essential question:  Since christianity is the most dominant religion, do you think it has an impact on the peoples lives?  Why or why not?  Do you think there is a specific reason why Christianity is so dominant?   

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