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World wonders

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Natural and man-made wonders from all over.
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Amazing photos or amazing places.  How many would you like to visit?

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Traveller visits every country in the world, without flying

Traveller visits every country in the world, without flying | Cassetta Geography | Scoop.it

What a great adventure in Geography!

 

 

Avid traveller celebrates after becoming the first person to visit every country in the world - without flying.

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Out of the basket

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By improving the lives of its women, Bangladesh has made advancements in development for the whole country.

 

IN 1976, five years after independence, a book appeared called “Bangladesh: The Test Case of Development”. It was a test, the authors claimed, because the...

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Geography Strikes Back

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To understand today's global conflicts, forget economics and technology and take a hard look at a map, writes Robert D. Kaplan.

 

 

Humans are able to travel and communicate faster than ever. This ability can highlight old political challenges and even create new ones.  Mr. Kaplan suggests that a thorough knowledge of geography is essential for diplomacy in the world today.  

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How the Northern Cities Shift Is Revolutionizing the English Language

How the Northern Cities Shift Is Revolutionizing the English Language | Cassetta Geography | Scoop.it
On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of...

 

 

Do Americans all sound the same?  Does our media create a standard accent?  This article discusses the differences still found in regions of the United States.    For a map of regional American English see:  http://aschmann.net/AmEng/#LargeMap

 

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An inspired generation: London 2012 athletes | Views of the World

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Census Dotmap

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This is a map of every person counted by the 2010 US and 2011 Canadian censuses. The map has 341,817,095 dots - one for each person.
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An amazing dot map of the population of the US and Canada.  What differences can you see between this map and a NASA projection of light?  http://torontosavvy.me/2012/12/06/nasa-composite-the-united-states-eastern-canada-at-night/

 

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82 iconic world landmarks to visit

82 iconic world landmarks to visit | Cassetta Geography | Scoop.it
Some buildings and features are so well known they have become icons of place.

 

This is a great collection of important world landmarks including the pictured Potala Palace in the Tibetan city of Lhasa.  Who wouldn't like to see some of these places?   

 

Tags: geo-inspiration, tourism, images.


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Dean Haakenson's comment, November 8, 2012 11:05 AM
This can also be used to talk about the cultural landscape and material v. non-material culture. Student can try to process each photo in these terms.
Mary Rack's comment, September 2, 2013 12:49 AM
Sophia, Thanks for your very fine comment! I agree with you entirely, and especially about the Lincoln Memorial and St Louis Arch. Better choices might be the Grand Canyon, the Giant Sequoia trees in California, the National Cathedral in DC, or even Mt Rushmore? And some of the ancient cliff dwellings in the Southwest are amazing. Too bad they did not consult us.
Mary Rack's comment, September 2, 2013 12:51 AM
PS ... or the Hoover Dam?
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Wage gap starts right after college, research shows

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The gap between what female and male college graduates earn may start as soon as new grads collect their first paycheck.
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100 People: A World Portrait

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This is the truly global project that asks the children of the world to introduce us to the people of the world.  We've seen videos and resources that ask the question, "if there were only 100 people in the world, what would it look like?"  This takes that idea of making demographic statistics more meaningful one step further by asking student in schools for around the world to nominate some "representative people" and share their stories.  The site houses videos, galleries from each continent and analyze themes that all societies must deal with.  This site that looks at the people and places on out planet to promote greater appreciation of cultural diversity and understanding is a great find. 

 

Tags: Worldwide, statistics, K12, education, comparison.


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Sarah Quick - Geographer's curator insight, September 1, 2013 10:43 PM

Year 7 Liveability Unit 2

savvy's curator insight, September 3, 2014 12:57 PM

This just makes me realize how the world would be if we only had 100 people rather than the billions we have now.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, February 26, 2015 7:24 AM

A face das crianças no mundo

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Countries Participating in the 2012 Olympic Games in London

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Discover the number of countries participating in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Find out which countries are not participating in the Olympic Games and learn which non-countries are participating as well.

 

204 countries are participating in the Olympics?  There aren't even 204 countries in the world!  This article looks at the political geography of international recognition.   One interesting case not discussed in the article is that of Taiwan.  Taiwan is participating, but marched under a non-Taiwanese flag under the name Chinese Taipei because the IOC wanted the mainland Chinese to return to the games. Also, South Sudan, Kosovo and the Vatican are not participating (although pondering them competing, especially the Vatican, is something that deeply amuses me).  Another intriguing thought: how many of the participants were former British colonies?   For classroom resources based on the Olympics, see: http://www.scoop.it/t/history-and-social-studies-education/p/2254468864/london-the-olympics-and-geography


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Jason Charles Wright's curator insight, April 27, 2017 11:51 AM
Countries are participating in the Olympics, but are not even a country. These countries are not even under the proper flag like Taiwan and South Sudan and Kosovo and the Vatican.