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The death of a great American city: why does anyone still live in Detroit?

The death of a great American city: why does anyone still live in Detroit? | Ncea Geography | Scoop.it
The city’s social contract was shredded long ago and everyone knows time is running out – but some Detroiters have hope
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detroit - great for development in NCEA and Disparities in Ib Geo
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Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A.

Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A. | Ncea Geography | Scoop.it
New animations show centuries of expansion in three global cities.

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Great for schol geo this year 

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Human Development Index variation

Human Development Index variation | Ncea Geography | Scoop.it

"Here's how the United States looks when it is measured on the county level by the same standards used to rank countries by the UN, the Human Development Index.  Five variables are taken into account: life expectancy, income per capita, school enrollment, percentage of high school graduates, and percentage of college graduates." 


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A fantastic resource for development studies.

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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, March 26, 2014 5:10 PM

My thought when I see this map is if Alaska was to scale the low indicator is of off the charts. Also note the dark areas are on the main road systems and include 2 large military bases. The author is focused on the south, but does not say anything about the north. Interesting.

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, March 26, 2014 10:57 PM

Regional patterns?

Brian Altonen's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:18 AM

A WHO map of what life in the U.S. is like demonstrates the role of urbanization and heavily population regions for defining where U.N.'s Human Development Index scores are highest.

Three of the metrics pertain primarily to education.  The fourth is a measure of financial success for a region.  The fifth is most likely a consequence of scoring well for these first four measures.

An obvious next step in making additional use of this map is to compare its findings with the distributions of various language, culture and ethnic groups in this country, according to most recent US Census patterns.  

 

 

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Indian Independence and the Question of Partition

The partition of 1947, which led to the creation of India and Pakistan, was one of the most volatile events of the twentieth century. Partition coincided with the end of British colonial rule over the subcontinent, and Indian independence was overshadowed by violence, mass displacement, and uncertainty.

The scholars in this video were interviewed for the Choices Program curriculum, "Indian Independence and the Question of Partition". For more information, visit the Choices Program.


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Great for Level One Geography - population studies

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Jess Deady's curator insight, May 5, 2014 1:44 AM

Cant watch this because of privacy settings?

James Hobson's curator insight, November 11, 2014 5:45 PM

(South Asia topic 4)

[And yes, the video does still work]

Diversity is ironic in the sense that it can both hold a nation together, and create hard division. India contains bits of both scenarios. Religious diversity was a splitting factor, from which Pakistan and Bangladesh seceded. On the other hand, physical geography is likely a factor which holds the nation together; tropical and Himalayan resources combine to form a strong economic dynamic, for example. Just as in the United States and Chile, different climate zones lead to advantages and the strength of 'not putting all your eggs in one basket'. This is just a scratch on the surface of this far-reaching and ever-important topic.

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 23, 2014 5:01 PM

The artificial creation of Pakistan for the Muslim minority in India upon the end of British colonial rule was one of the most violent events of its time. Huge numbers of people were displaced and friends and families were ripped apart.

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EnviroAtlas

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EnviroAtlas is a collection of interactive tools and resources that allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services. Key components of EnviroAtlas include the following:

A multi-scaled Interactive Map with broad scale data for the lower 48 states and fine scale data for selected communitiesThe Eco-Health Relationship Browser, which shows the linkages between ecosystems, the services they provide, and human healthEcosystem services information, GIS and analysis tools, and written resources
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This looks great, will be having a play with this soon !

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 19, 2014 7:31 PM

This video is a brief introduction on how to utilize the EnviroAtlas mapping platform that has been created by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  This has great potential for the classroom and as a portal for students to explore the data on their own.      


Tags: mapping, environment, physical.

Eli Levine's curator insight, May 23, 2014 7:36 PM

If you think the environment is insignificant to your needs, then you are one of the most arrogant and ignorant people to walk on the planet that you're killing.

 

This is your life.  It doesn't matter how much money you're going to make off of destroying it if you're going to be dead as a result of your destruction.

 

Think carefully people.

 

Enjoy.

 

And, think about it.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 24, 2014 8:38 PM

Enviro Atlas. Mapa Interactivo.

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Dubai's Growth

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Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, March 29, 2014 10:57 PM

It is amazing how so much could be built in roughly 20 years. Dubai in the early 1990's was basically a desert with a few buildings. Today, it is the most futuristic and impressive city in the world. Having the world’s tallest skyscraper, along with many other impressive buildings, Dubai is setting the bar high for many other large cities throughout the world.

The people of UAE know they will not have oil rich fields forever. As a result, they spend huge amounts of money on their impressive city with the hopes of attracting wealthy people from all around the world to visit.  

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, April 1, 2014 3:48 PM

This series of pictures shows the extremely rapid growth of Dubai. An extremely wealthy city, the oil richness of Dubai has allowed for it to grow at an unprecedented rate from a desert to a sprawling metropolis. Such an impressive city springing up in a desolate desert speaks to how much resources can dictate where and how city growth occurs.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 14, 2014 10:13 PM

 Dubai has drastically changed throughtout it's time before the globalization boom and was one of the only cities to be impacted positively by globalization. As you can see from the depiction that Dubai in 1991 was a deserted place and then in 2005 it transformed into becoming somewhat of a city. In 2012 this city drastically transformed in order to help the globalization process and the whole city in general was trasformed into a mega city.

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Did You Know 3.0

The New 2012 HD version on the progression of information technology researched by Karl Fisch, and modified by me! Globalization & The Information Age.

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Great for beginning the development topic

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 28, 2014 8:24 PM

The world is changing rapidly and educators are need to prepare student for jobs that don't even exist yet by fostering transferable skills. 

Mrs. B's curator insight, February 5, 2014 2:19 PM

If you haven't seen this classic, don't wait one more minute! Creates a paradigm shift!

D Langen's curator insight, August 22, 2014 2:50 PM

It has been interesting to watch the "Did You Know" videos updated over the years. The first was profound for me as a teacher and I continued to use the updated versions for years.

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The Dramatically Uneven Spread of American Poverty

The Dramatically Uneven Spread of American Poverty | Ncea Geography | Scoop.it
From one metropolitan area to the next.

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great for 2.3 developement topic

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