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11. (9/30)

Global Studies:

This article is a bit longer, but will be very helpful in your understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; read it carefully.  In your summary, describe at least 5 things you learned from the article.

http://www.vox.com/2014/7/17/5902177/9-questions-about-the-israel-palestine-conflict-you-were-too

Economics:

In Urbanized, we saw the way Copenhagen, Denmark uses bicycles as transportation.  This short video (scroll down to the middle of the screen and watch the 10 minute video) shows a similar situation in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/short-film-amsterdam-will-blow-your-mind-video.html


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9. (9/23)

Global Studies:

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are fleeing into neighboring Turkey as a result of the violence from an ongoing civil war and recent ISIS aggression.  Many of them are Kurdish (a specific ethnic group).  Here is a photo gallery:

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/09/fleeing-isis-syrian-kurds-swarm-into-turkey/100818/

Economics:

A video explaining the poor saving habits of Americans.

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/379378/why-are-americans-so-bad-at-saving-money/


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8. (9/18)

Global Studies:

Watch this awesome video that illustrates global health and wealth development over the past 200 years.

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

Economics:

Watch this short video about Google’s autonomous (self-driving) car…

http://www.google.com/about/careers/lifeatgoogle/self-driving-car-test-steve-mahan.html

Then view/read this photo gallery of robots and artificial intelligence:

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/10/robots-at-work-and-play/100612/


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5. (9/9)

Global Studies:

40 maps that explain the world.  Identify three (3) that you find particularly interesting and explain why.

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

Economics:

This fascinating interactive demographic map shows US cities according to population density and race.  Every dot represents a person and distinguishes their race.  Be sure to click “add map labels” in the corner.  Zoom in to various locations/cities.  What are your thoughts?

http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html