1. OMG. The videos....you all did a wonderful job. For serious, could. not. be. prouder.
2. I feel like, especially in the past week or two, you've all been in it to win it. It's been rewarding to watch you all work together.
Onto the main event.....
60 Years of Urban Change- what have urban renewal, gentrification and urban prairies done to the cultural landscape. Let's check it out with AWESOME slider maps, "60 years has made a big difference in the urban form of American cities. The most rapid change occurred during the mid-century urban renewal period that cleared large tracts of urban land for new highways, parking, and public facilities or housing projects. Fine-grained networks of streets and buildings on small lots were replaced with superblocks and megastructures. While the period did make way for impressive new projects in many cities, many of the scars are still unhealed."
Uncovering the plague put beneath London's streets: archaeology and modern construction meet as the bones of plague victims are unearthed. Tie to class-population? Who cares. This is awesome.
10 Places to Go Before They're Gone- as population increases, sprawl increase, pollution, climate change, etc....how about putting a few of these places on your "I NEED TO GO THERE BEFORE I, OR THEY, DIE?" list
Tell me again that the gender gap isn't real. 93 percent of nurses are women-and the 7 percent who are men still make more money. Seriously, I just can't sometimes. Even when you control for several factors, It's a fact that women get paid less than men; stop debating. Wouldn't it be great if this were real: Fake Amazon Ad.
Toponyms can be funny sometimes, struggles between cultures? Sometimes less so: Tribes see name on Oregon maps as being out of bounds
A great look at a solution to sprawl, industry and housing: Rural towns, businesses join forces to help workers live closer to their jobs
Calling YOU: "Filling the talent pipeline has never been so critical now that the United States is facing a skills gap in most industries," Make Way for Generation Z ties in our concepts of industry and economics to your generation...plan for your future, my dears.
Are you prejudiced? This test will tell you.
Migration patterns, you're forever in the back of my mind. How slavery and coerced labor shaped global migration in 1858- immigration and emigration. With a pretty sweet map.
Once again, we can look at global health care and who has access to modern medical care. How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 20th Century. Listen or read the story.
Brazil and a look at race, "Afro-Brazilians — people who self-identify as black or brown — make up 53 percent of our population, a total of about 106 million individuals. It is the world’s largest black population outside Africa and the second largest after Nigeria. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, black Brazilians ages 12 to 18 are almost three times more likely to get killed than their white counterparts, and a survey by the Brazilian Forum on Public Security found that black Brazilians accounted for 68 percent of all homicide victims." In Denial Over Racism in Brazil.
SWOON. Satellite images of Earth described by Astronaut Reid Wiseman. Seriously, swoon at his enthusiasm AND the stunning photographs. A Photo I Love.
These women's husbands don't believe it takes so long to get water. A review of gendered spaces and the critical link between women and development.
Ummmm....do you love learning about different cultures? Do you want some style tips. Google "The Cut and global beauty." Here's one example: The Strong Eyeliner and Nonchalant Beauty of Cairo.
A Map. Based on smell. Not just smell, but stench. New York, I love how your cultural landscape and land use developed. This 19th Century 'Stench Map' Shows How Smells Reshaped New York City, "Malodorous industries moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn, shifting the industrial landscape."
Using graphics to reveal patterns for just about anything: 15 Subway-style maps that explain everything but subways- my favorite is number 5.
Send me links to videos, articles or anything else you find the relates to class! Also, video recommendations! (I'm looking at you, Patrick!)