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Geography 2050 - Mounting an Expedition to the Future

Geography 2050 - Mounting an Expedition to the Future | eurikoloureiro |

Mounting an Expedition to the Future

The world of 2050 will be radically different. It is not at all clear how we will get there from here or how we should navigate through the uncharted waters of the future. Climate change, urbanization, rapid expansion of the Internet and the availability and use of information, the continued evolution of human identity, and changing modes of commerce, cooperation, and conflict from local to global scales are just some of the many trends influencing the future. Each poses many challenges and opportunities for how we perceive and shape our world’s geography now and in coming decades.


To help lay the foundation for exploring these local, regional and global challenges—and the investments in technology, data, laws, policies, and capacities needed to improve our ability to navigate through them—the American Geographical Society is collaborating with the Earth Institute, Columbia University to organize an “Expedition to the Future.”

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Computer Simulation For Geography Education ~ New Learning Times

Computer Simulation For Geography Education ~ New Learning Times | eurikoloureiro |

by Ching-Fu Lan


"The world is becoming more connected than ever, but students' interest in learning geography, one of the most important foundations for understanding global issues, is declining. Drawing on research that suggests computer simulations are effective tools to engage students in meaningful learning, the authors explored the potential of the computer simulation game Global Village, a virtual world developed in the Quest Atlantis game platform, for geography education."

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Do you know Africa?

Do you know Africa? | eurikoloureiro |

Many of Africa’s leaders will be in town next week attending a White House summit. The continent’s land is shared among 49 countries — many of which rarely make U.S. headlines. How familiar are you with Africa’s geography?

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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, March 29, 2015 5:21 PM

I love interactive maps like this.  These are the best way to learn where things are in the world geographically.  Africa is the toughest, for myself, continent in the world to be able to locate and identify where certain countries are.  This is in part because Africa has so many countries and also Africa is a part of the world that is not often taught in school, therefore you have limited thoughts and ideas about these types of areas.

David Lizotte's curator insight, April 22, 2015 1:54 PM

I have always been fascinated with Africa and its history. Through its history one can understand why Africa is the way it is today. Its a shame that Africa does not have more of a focus in the Public School Curriculum. Its played a huge part in developing western civilization, whether it be in ancient Alexandria providing grain for the Roman Republic or the coltan extracted through inhumane means in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Africa is a continent that has been raped and torn in a repetitive manor under a variety of foul experiences brought upon by western countries. These are the same western countries that are held of high interest and regards in subject manor instituted in the Public School System. Africa has also been apart of amazing developments of human civilization, for example the Trans Saharan Trade Route which linked Kingdoms such as Ancient Ghana to dynasties far in the Middle East. It is also the birthplace of man (no big deal). In either case there needs to be a stronger push on teaching/molding "Africa" (yes, I know... broad) into the curriculum. It is important in both understanding the history of the world, specifically western civilization and how it coined itself  “civilized.” Through introducing basic aspects, history, and dilemmas (both old and modern) it could inspire more interest and an expansion of knowledge from student to student. School is and will most likely continue to be Euro-centric and have large flares of Americana and other “themes” of North America. 

Taylor Doonan's curator insight, March 24, 5:31 PM
This interactive map quizzes you on the location of the states of Africa and it shows the percentage of how many people found certain countries. South Africa, Madagascar and other more recognizable countries had higher percentages, but it is still a difficult quiz as many people do not know the geography of Africa. 
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Free Concept Mapping Software - Freeware

Free Concept Mapping Software - Freeware | eurikoloureiro |
Free but easy-to-use concept mapping software help create professional-looking concept maps in minutes.

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yveline jacob's curator insight, October 2, 2014 5:44 AM

the devil is in the details and the death is at the speed....


read it

Tim Brook's curator insight, October 2, 2014 7:11 AM

I tried it and liked it!

Zigmas Bigelis's curator insight, October 5, 2014 7:57 AM

Explanation of concept map

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It’s NOT Just Business, It IS Personal

It’s NOT Just Business, It IS Personal | eurikoloureiro |

“It's not personal. It's just business.”― Michael Corleone, The Godfather.

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Marc Rougier's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:13 PM

I so much loved this movie. Powerfully stylish.

Ramli John has a very good point thought: As much as I wouldn't dare tell him face to face, Michael Corleone was wrong! It IS personal. He would need to revise his theory about personal branding.

Maria Elana Duron has another take on it: "I is better than we". Or, "sell the person before you sell the product".