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Using 'Geography Education'

Using 'Geography Education' | geography, history |

"This story map was created with ArcGIS Online to guide users on how to get the most out of the Geography Education websites on Wordpress and"

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, December 4, 2016 2:33 AM
Just getting familiar with ArcGis and lots of ideas picked up at #ncss16
Olivia Campanella's curator insight, September 5, 2018 9:09 PM
This map is a very helpful, useful and fun guide on how to get the most of this website and to learn about geography and different places and facts of the world. 
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The Ship-Breakers

The Ship-Breakers | geography, history |
In Bangladesh men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.

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"Jobs you never knew existed" is a perfect heading for this story.  If nothing else, flip through the photo collection and watch the five-minute video to be introduced to (and made wary of) this fascinating industry . . .

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, December 14, 2015 2:58 PM

Besides that scrap metal pollutes water and rivers, this is a health risk for humans too. I also know someone who worked at Electric Boat at the Air Base in North Kingstown who's health was also affected due to metal scraps and particles in the air. Years later after working at EB he developed lung cancer. Metal erodes away as well, especially when left sitting in salt water. 

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 14, 2015 4:54 PM

this is both amazing and horrifying in what these people do on a daily basis. i cannot imagine doing what these guys do everyday, and i never imagined how taking apart one of these ships would work.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 2016 1:16 PM

What happens to massive cargo vessels after they are outdated?  There are tons of scrap metal, but they aren't

designed to be taken apart.  The ship-breakers of South Asia (Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are 3 of the 4 global leaders in recycling ships) risk much to mine this resource.  This is an economic function that is a part of a globalized economy, but one than was never intended.  There are major health risks to the workers and pollutants to the local community that are endemic in this industry that manages to survive on the scraps of the global economy.

Tags: Bangladesh,  South Asia, poverty, development, economic, globalization, industry, labor.

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Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages

Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages | geography, history |

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 29, 2017 1:50 PM
Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages
Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, November 30, 2017 9:00 AM

This infographic is a great way to visualize the dominant languages on Earth.

LLewe LLyn Cooper's curator insight, January 15, 2018 3:07 AM
Languages all over the world
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The 11 American nations, in one map

The 11 American nations, in one map | geography, history |

Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of government.

“The borders of my eleven American nations are reflected in many different types of maps — including maps showing the distribution of linguistic dialects, the spread of cultural artifacts, the prevalence of different religious denominations, and the county-by-county breakdown of voting in virtually every hotly contested presidential race in our history,” Woodard writes in the Fall 2013 issue of Tufts University’s alumni magazine. “Our continent’s famed mobility has been reinforcing, not dissolving, regional differences, as people increasingly sort themselves into like-minded communities.”

Take a look at his map.


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Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 5:31 PM

The way this map has been broken up is rather accurate. With the Greater Appalachia, stretching through West Virginia and into northwest Texas. Also, El Norte being separated due to the linguistic differences that have always been around that area.

Lena Minassian's curator insight, January 27, 2015 11:47 PM

This article was very interesting because it gave you a different way to look at not only the Unites States but the North American continent as well. I never realized that this continent can be broken into 11 separate nation-states. These 11 different divisions all represent and explain the different cultures or view points of the people living in them. The divisions can be a result anywhere from voting choices, social issues, religious beliefs, or just that particular type of community. I live in the Yankeedom. Northeastern states value education and are more comfortable with government regulation versus other areas. I was unaware that within the El Norte region, southwest Texas and the border region is the oldest and most different in America. Areas where independence was valued more had higher levels of violent deaths rather than the areas that had more government interventions.

Kelvis Hernandez's curator insight, September 30, 2018 4:43 AM
This article describes a map of the North America where it is cut into "11 American Nations". As to not list them all looking at the map you'll notice important ones the left coast that encompasses the coasts Washington State, Oregon, and Northern California, or El Norte that cuts the border towns of the US-MEXICO border into its own territory. Another interesting one is Yankeedom that not only joins the Northeast with New York, but the Mid-western states Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  I think it is definitely an interesting way to look at the United States and surrounding areas. Even as the tip of Florida is cut off and joined with the Spanish Caribbean. I can subscribe to some of the regions though, the deep south is a very universal idea, and New France bringing Quebec and New Orleans together is understandable given the backgrounds, but maybe not for effectiveness.