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Nearly half of US public school children are poor - World Socialist Web Site

Nearly half of US public school children are poor - World Socialist Web Site | Contemporary World Issues | Scoop.it
Poverty in US public schools grew by 32 percent from 2001 to 2011—an increase of more than 5.7 million children.

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Fashion: Buy less, buy ethical

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The collapse of a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, last month drew worldwide attention to the fashion industry's production processes.
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Cropmobster: Connecting the Dots Between Farms, Food Waste and Hunger

Cropmobster: Connecting the Dots Between Farms, Food Waste and Hunger | Contemporary World Issues | Scoop.it
A new food gleaning and supply-sharing program called Cropmobster has created simple and effective solutions to address food waste and hunger and increase farmer visibility in a decentralized, community-based way.

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The true cost of oil

TED Talks What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project -- and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat.

 

This is a visually stunning portrayal of Canadian landscapes.   He shows incredibly gorgeous photographs of the ecosystems of the boreal forest, indigenous cultural landscapes and natural scenery.  This is unfortunately the backdrop for the impacts of industrial extraction of oil from the tar sands of the Athabasca in Canada.  Collectively, this makes for a jarring justaposition of environmental landscapes.


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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:59 AM

This presentation is very moving on the emotional side of the plight of Canada’s natural resources.  When it comes to oil production no matter where it is it will be dirty, messy and fraught with problems that impact the environment.  The idea that everyone wants oil but they don’t want to mess up their own country to get it is an interesting problem.  Frankly the more developed countries like Canada are more likely to mine the resources responsibly then a country that has little or no environmental protections.  This speaker gives a very impassioned presentation but he offers no alternatives to oil.  Getting oil from a country that has environmental protection laws is cleaner and better then getting it from a country that cares nothing for the environment; it is less accountable and more environmentally damaging to get it from somewhere else.  Pipelines are cleaner ways of moving oil as they seldom leak and don’t crash and spill.  The debate over oil and environmental responsibility will continue until a viable source of clean energy is created. 

Louis Mazza's curator insight, January 28, 2015 12:37 PM

this video shows the beauties to be found in world, and the negative effects that mining for oil can do to these areas. in one region it was home to a type of deer but all they could be found was the deers antlers. that showed that mining for oil was killing all the deer. all these regions are under threat. the largest toxic wastelands on the planet are being created.

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Census Dotmap

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 1, 2013 9:33 AM

This interactive dot distribution map of the United States 2010 census data has many great applications.  The conversation can focus on the symbology of the map (for example, this could lead to a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of dot distribution maps) or notice how certain physical landforms are visible for either their high or low population density.  One of the advantages of this map is that it uses census data at the block level.  This means that the user can visualize distinct scale-dependent patterns.  Sharp divisions (e.g.-urban vs. rural) might have less of a distinct edge as you zoom in.  

UPDATE: This map now includes Canadian and Mexican census data as well as the United States.


Tags: cartography, technology, mapping, visualization, population, density.

Charlie Koppelson's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:40 PM

This map is very useful in examining the distribution of people and geography in North America. It's easy to see that our once rural based country is completely dominated by cities, most of which are near the coast. It's fun to play around with as you can see where mountain ranges are as well as other topographic changes just by the concentrations of people, or lack there of.

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American Centroid Helps To Trace Path Of U.S. Migration

American Centroid Helps To Trace Path Of U.S. Migration | Contemporary World Issues | Scoop.it

"David Greene talks to writer Jeremy Miller about the American Centroid. That's the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the U.S. would balance perfectly if all 300 million of us weighed the exact same."


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 31, 2013 2:23 AM

The centre of population in the USA has moved further inland and southward compared to Australia. Comparing urbanisation in USA and Australia.

Blake Welborn's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:33 PM

Informative, short podcast that details the changing migration of the US. This allows for the comparison of migration and time and the effects of migration over the years in the US. 

Emily Bian's curator insight, October 17, 2014 7:32 PM

The center of the U.S. population moves about every 10 years. 

In our APHUG textbook, it also talked about the center moving west. It also talks about the patterns and shifts of migration in the U.S going more west and south now, than before. I wonder if the trend will continue?  

It relates because we talked about this map in APHUG class, and it was in the textbook. The population trend is moving Southwest.

This is interesting for next year's APHUG students, because they get to see a population trend right in the US! It's a good article to think about why population trends are the way it is.

2) migration

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Blood Sweat & T-Shirts: Tracing Clothes to the Source : HowStuffWorks

Blood Sweat & T-Shirts: Tracing Clothes to the Source : HowStuffWorks | Contemporary World Issues | Scoop.it
Six young Brits arrive in India ready to work in the textile factories that provide them with the fashions they love.

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Blood Sweat & T-Shirts: Child Labor : HowStuffWorks

Blood Sweat & T-Shirts: Child Labor : HowStuffWorks | Contemporary World Issues | Scoop.it
Stacey joins a child labor inspector searching for kids working in the factories of Mumbai.

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Fashion and Globalization Presentation- christine hamer

Fashion and Globalization Presentation- christine hamer | Contemporary World Issues | Scoop.it
For my presentation I wanted to discuss some of the concerns and issues that I have within fashion. I researched various designers who are intervening with the common fashion practices of today and...

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After Horror, Apologetics - Dollars & Sense

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After Horror, Apologetics Dollars & Sense The business press, however, also turned their pages over to sweatshop defenders, contrarians who refuse to let the catastrophic loss of life in Bangladesh's export factories shake their faith in neoliberal...

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Globalization and Redistribution – Poverty and Wealth

Globalization and Redistribution – Poverty and Wealth | Contemporary World Issues | Scoop.it
One percent of the world’s population own about 39% of the world’s wealth and that trend is rising, writes Toby Pantao.

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CommonCensus Sports Map Project

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Another Sports Geography link, this one coming from  www.commoncensus.org.  They comply self reported data about what region you identify with (excellent for mapping vernacular regions) and also sports geography regions (based on fan response not television markets) for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and college football. 


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Ryan Amado's curator insight, December 10, 2013 10:38 PM

One very interesting thing about the map pertaining to NHL teams is that the top 3 teams in popularity are part of the original six teams of the NHL. Two are Canadien, and would not be applicable in this map. It seem's that the addition of over 20 teams did not make some fans stray away from their favorite original six member, except in the case of the New York Rangers, who now split their fans with the Islanders.  The map with the College football rankings must have been extremely hard to create, as it is definitely the sport where fans are more likely to like a team that is not from their region. 

Amanda Sepe's curator insight, January 22, 2015 7:18 PM

I love football even though I am a girl, many people will predict their home team or the closest to where you live. For example this year, only 3 states are saying Seattle Seahawks will and that is Washington, Oregon and Idaho all states closest to Seattle, although I would have guessed California would have picked Seattle as well.

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What America Manufactures

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"It's a myth that the U.S. doesn't make anything anymore."  The U.S. economy still produces more through manufacturing tangible goods ($1.5 trillion) than it does in providing services ($600 billion) for the international market.  The maps and graphs in this article are great teaching materials.  The impact of NAFTA is shown powerfully in the regionalization of U.S. trade partners, making this salient material for a discussion on supranationalism as well.   


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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:09 PM


This is great because now we can witness the creation of jobs in the country which can help the country get out of the depression that it is in. it also can help people get jobs and not have to worry about if there unemployment check is going enough to cover there expenses. Also people that are working are less likely to get depressed because they are not trapped in there homes because now they have something that is distracting them. But the United States is seeing a great improvement because of all the things being manufactured here. One good example is the Honda accord power plant and the ford motor company plant and even general motors in Detroit. all of these companies is helping the Americans get back into the workforce.

Nicholas Patrie's curator insight, September 10, 2014 3:05 PM

i was surprised to see that our country still exports so many products. What i find even more surprising is that the top countries that are buying our good are our bordering countries, Canada and Mexico. As much Petroleum we receive from the middle east we still are exporting so much of it to Canada and Mexico. It seems that foreign cars such as ones from Japan are taking over the industry yet our top export to Canada is car parts. it is good to see that America still exports.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 2014 12:03 PM

I was surprised and reassured to see how much the U.S. exports to other parts of the world.  I was unaware that the U.S exported to China because we physically surrounded by items made in China. Although our imports exceed exports, we are still producing,

 

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Creating American Borders

30-second animation of the changes in U.S. historical county boundaries, 1629 - 2000. Historical state and territorial boundaries are also displayed from 178...

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Betty Klug's curator insight, April 27, 2013 3:50 PM

I love animation maps.  Great for getting students interested in learning.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:36 PM

This video does a fantastic job of showing how the United States has expanded and grown since its original 13 colonies. While many today might imagine that our nation was simply always this size in fact over many years of colonization, land purchases and land grabs America has eventually become what it is today.

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Linguistic Diversity at Home

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"Counties where at least 10 percent of people speak a language other than English at home."


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Ryan Amado's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:02 PM

This map does not bring many surprises.  Places where there are a lot of Spanish speaking families are present in places where many Spanish people immigrate to, along the Mexican border and the southern tip of Florida, where Cuba is close by.  One interesting thing about the French areas seen in Louisiana is that their version of French is a regional dialect. Not only is their a cluster of French speaking families, but they are all speaking a language native to the region.  It is very surprising that there are not as many French speaking families along the Canadien border.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, September 26, 2014 11:34 AM

This map shows how linguistically diverse the United States is today. This map reminded me of one of the slides that we went over in class about how in the Northwest Region the predominant language was German and now it is mainly English, with some German and Native American languages still spoken in certain parts.

Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, September 26, 2014 10:29 PM

This data is very interesting because you can see that most of these statements speak Spanish. I noticed that most people who speak another language at home (in this case Spanish)  besides English are located in the south western of United States. I wonder if this has something to do with people who immigrated to U.S  from south America.

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U.S. family tries living without China

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SEATTLE (Reuters) - Lamps, birthday candles, mouse traps and flip-flops.

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China's textile and clothing firms grow in Africa

China's textile and clothing firms grow in Africa | Contemporary World Issues | Scoop.it
China's powerful clothing and textile industry is looking for continued growth in sub-Saharan Africa - where local manufacturers and brands are now worrying about how to deal with the competition.

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Justine M's comment, July 21, 2013 9:32 PM
China's clothing and textile industry growth in other places is good because then everyone wouldn't be so reliant on China. The competition between different countries or places is not good because it will cause tension between countries.
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Fashion: Buy less, buy ethical

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The collapse of a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, last month drew worldwide attention to the fashion industry's production processes.
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