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Thatquiz.org: A Great (iPad-Friendly) Freebie for Skill Practice & Formative Assessment

Thatquiz.org: A Great (iPad-Friendly) Freebie for Skill Practice & Formative Assessment | Geography | Scoop.it
Thatquiz.org is a simple website with more power than meets the eye. At first glance, it’s a menu of mostly math skills for students to practice.
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Great quiz generator for teachers in lots of different subject areas. Great quick assessment tool or Flipped Classroom tool.

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This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine

This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine | Geography | Scoop.it
“ In practical terms.”
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You are where you live: health, wealth and the built environment

You are where you live: health, wealth and the built environment | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Socioeconomic disadvantage and its impact on where we live and work (and how we get between the two), has enormous implications for health and well-being. But the picture is not as clear cut as many people…”
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No union, no pound, British official warns Scots backing independence

No union, no pound, British official warns Scots backing independence | Geography | Scoop.it
“LONDON – Escalating the fight against secession, the British government warned Thursday that Scotland would lose the right to continue using the pound as its currency if voters there say yes to a historic referendum on independence this fall.”Osborne’s stark warning, delivered in a speech in Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, represented a new willingness by unionists to take a hard line in persuading Scottish voters to shun independence in a September plebiscite. A thumbs-up would end Scotland’s 307-year-old marriage to England and Wales and cause the biggest political shakeup in the British Isles since Ireland split from the British crown nearly a century ago.Sturgeon predicted that “what the Treasury says now in the heat of the campaign would be very different to what they say after a democratic vote for independence, when common sense would trump the campaign rhetoric.”
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A short, recent history of Congo

“Mapping the war in Congo: mineral wealth, militias and an epic march”
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Santas Around the World

Santas Around the World | Geography | Scoop.it
“This story map was created with the Esri Map Tour application in ArcGIS Online.”
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Pipeline On Wheels: Trains Are Winning Big Off U.S. Oil

Pipeline On Wheels: Trains Are Winning Big Off U.S. Oil | Geography | Scoop.it
“The railroad industry is eager to be the go-to oil shipper, but some worry it's moving too fast.”
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#Geography Chat

#Geography Chat | Geography | Scoop.it
"This past evening UKEdChat focused on teaching and learning Geography. Aimed at educators teaching Geography at all levels, the session shared ideas, resources, apps, pedagogy, blogs…in fact, anything that supports the teaching and learning process in the subject."
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NYTimes: The Geography of Thanksgiving Foods

NYTimes: The Geography of Thanksgiving Foods | Geography | Scoop.it
“ The terms cooks enter into search engines can provide clues as to what dishes are being cooked around the nation.” Some fascinating (if not entirely scientific) maps that show the most common searches on www.allrecipes.com and regional differences in food preferences. More importantly, it also is an interesting glimpse into the geography of language. Some similar dishes are called by more regional names (e.g.-"Stuffing" in the Northeast and West, "Dressing" in the Midwest and South). This set of maps also reinforces the concepts of regions. This is a fun way to teach some actual content and enjoy the holiday.
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Geography in the News: Pumpkins

Geography in the News: Pumpkins | Geography | Scoop.it
"Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner and pumpkins are already showing up at roadside stands. Jack o’lanterns, decorative displays and pumpkin pies are the main destinies of most pumpkins in the United States. Elsewhere in the world, however, the pumpkin is nearly exclusively considered a food crop or animal feed."
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Comparing Hurricane Disasters: Sandy vs. Katrina - Blog - Cool Infographics

Comparing Hurricane Disasters: Sandy vs. Katrina - Blog - Cool Infographics | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Comparing Disasters: Sandy vs. Katrina from The Huffington Post does a good job of clearly ...”
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Minnesota Life Expectancy by County: Men

Minnesota Life Expectancy by County: Men | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Map of male life expectancy in Minnesota from 1987 to 2007.”
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As US demographics change, so does the menu

As US demographics change, so does the menu | Geography | Scoop.it
“MIAMI (AP) — Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start.”These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns; sales of tortilla chips trump potato chips; and tacos and burritos have become so ubiquitously "American," most people don't even consider them ethnic. Welcome to the taste of American food in 2013.
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The world's biggest refuge

The world's biggest refuge | Geography | Scoop.it
This is the stark face of the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II.

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dilaycock's curator insight, April 28, 2014 3:29 AM

Azraq will be the biggest refugee camp in history, and still unable to cater for the huge numbers of refugees flowing out of Syria. It's devastating  to look at the photos, and unimaginable what life will be like for those who will be forced to call this home.

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The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy

The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy | Geography | Scoop.it
“The Boston-Washington corridor, home to 18 percent of Americans, produces more economic activity than Germany.”
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As American as Peanut Butter

As American as Peanut Butter | Geography | Scoop.it
During the Great Depression, peanut butter sandwiches were handed out in food lines. It was a low-cost, beneficially caloric meal—exactly what people needed. “It’s the Depression that makes the PB&J the core of childhood food,” says Andrew F. Smith, food historian. “It is one of those things that will bind children together regardless of nationality and ethnic group.”
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Watch the Earth Warm Since 1880

Watch the Earth Warm Since 1880 | Geography | Scoop.it
"It can be difficult to conceive of the long process that's led the world to having its nine hottest years on record all after 2000. That's why it's nice that NASA has generated this nifty animation, which shows temperature abnormalities for every month of the past 13 decades. Watch reddish warm zones spread over the globe as time rolls past, like a virulent fever covering the body of a sick host."
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Online Quizzes for Regional Geography

Online Quizzes for Regional Geography | Geography | Scoop.it
"For Regional Geography, I ask that all my students take an online quizzes before coming to class because it is very difficult to intelligently discuss European issues if you don’t know the countries of Europe, where they are and what other countries are on their borders. Quizzes and knowing places doesn’t define geography, but if geography were English literature, knowing about places could be described as the alphabet–before you write a sonnet or critique an essay, you better know your ABC’s and basic grammar. Given that, I like the Lizard Point Geography quizzes, Sheppard Software quizzes and those from Click that ‘Hood; they are simple, straightforward and comprehensive."
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Ukraine: To Face Europe or Russia?

Ukraine: To Face Europe or Russia? | Geography | Scoop.it
"This map illustrates the country's deep division – and why the protests might not be what you think. Ukraine has been wracked by protests for two-plus weeks over President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to reject a deal for closer integration with the European Union. Russian President Vladimir Putin had been pressuring Yanukovych to quit the EU deal and join with a Moscow-led trade union of former Soviet states instead. Will Ukraine's future be with Russia or with Europe?"
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Mount Moriah: The most contested real estate on Earth?

Mount Moriah: The most contested real estate on Earth? | Geography | Scoop.it
"Muslims call it the Noble Sanctuary. Jews and Christians call it the Temple Mount." What happens when various religious groups claim the same territory as their own?
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The geography of Thanksgiving and why Mexico deserves some of the credit | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

The geography of Thanksgiving and why Mexico deserves some of the credit | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers! Try the following links to learn more about Mexico's contributions to Thanksgiving.” Ckeck out the controversial idea that Thanksgiving originated in Mexico, not in the USA! Explore Mexico's role in Thankgiving feasts: - why a Mexican bird came to be called turkey - where did pumpkin pie come from? - corn, another of Mexico’s gifts to Thanksgiving and potatoes, yet another Mexican contribution to Thanksgiving… Enjoy!
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AID Data: Open data for international development

AID Data: Open data for international development | Geography | Scoop.it
"The AidData Center for Development Policy creates geospatial data and tools enabling development stakeholders to more effectively target, coordinate and evaluate aid. Funded through a five-year, $25 million cooperative agreement with USAID, the Center is a partnership between the College of William and Mary, Development Gateway, Brigham Young University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Esri."
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Saudi women in kingdom’s top advisory council call for discussion on allowing women to drive

Saudi women in kingdom’s top advisory council call for discussion on allowing women to drive | Geography | Scoop.it

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Local people 'need access to technology to survive disasters'

Local people 'need access to technology to survive disasters' | Geography | Scoop.it
Technology can greatly enhance the ability of disaster-affected communities to help themselves, says world disasters report
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The End of the Nation-State?

The End of the Nation-State? | Geography | Scoop.it
“With rapid urbanization under way, cities want to call their own shots. Increasingly, they can.”
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