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Global Studies:

Central America has announced they are suffering from a historic drought.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/uk-latam-drought-idUKKBN0GE1VD20140814

Economics:

This video illustrates the current distribution of wealth in the United States.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM

 

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Blog 2 (8/26)

Global Studies:

This is a gallery of documentary photographs of immigrants traveling from Latin America to the United States.  View the pictures and read the captions.  Instead of writing a summary in the first paragraph, use both paragraphs to reflect on pictures/stories you found meaningful or thought provoking.  Why? (choose at least 3).

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/08/an-immigrants-journey/100573/

Economics:

This is a fascinating series of maps that help explain the world.  Instead of writing a summary in the first paragraph, use both paragraphs to describe several maps you found meaningful, and reflect on why (choose at least 3).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/01/13/40-more-maps-that-explain-the-world/


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Blog 1 (8/21)

Global Studies:

Tens of thousands of children from Central America (much higher than average) have been pouring across the border into the United States this year, resulting in a humanitarian crisis.  Read the article explaining the situation:

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ff-immigration-answers-20140621-story.html

Economics:

An interesting survey reveals what employers look for when hiring college graduates.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/the-thing-employers-look-for-when-hiring-recent-graduates/378693/