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Review the current events making world headlines and answer the questions relating them to recently learned course concepts.

SPRING 2016

EAST ASIA

#1: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/05/china/whats-next/quiz-interactive

#2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13904437

#3: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34667551

#4: http://www.grossmont.edu/people/scott-therkalsen/world-regional-geography/saved%20current%20events/asia-cauldron-article.aspx

#5: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/02/daily-chart-9

SW ASIA

#1: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26116868

Syria kids explain war: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35802955

#2: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/11/holy-land/belt-text

#3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z297hv4

#4: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27838034

#5: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24316661

EUROPE

#1: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34131911

#2: https://youtu.be/RvOnXh3NN9w

#3: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32057601

#4: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26788606

#5: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26387353

CE NUMBER 2 LATIN AMERICA

#1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBw35Ze3bg8

#2: http://listverse.com/2009/07/11/10-cases-of-american-intervention-in-latin-america/

#3: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/latin-america-protests-corruption-by-luis-alberto-moreno-2016-03

#4:  http://www.grossmont.edu/people/scott-therkalsen/world-regional-geography/saved%20current%20events/latin-america-ce.aspx

5: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/09/girl-power/brazil-map

 

NORTH AMERICA

#1: http://www.npr.org/censusmap/#4.00/39.00/-84.00

#2: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2011-08-10-census-20-years-change_n.htm

#3: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2045932,00.html?artId=2045932?contType=article?chn=world

#4: http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/officialamerican/

#5: http://www.oecd.org/statistics/compare-your-income.htm

#6: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/21/the-top-10-of-americans-own-76-of-the-stuff-and-its-dragging-our-economy-down/

#7: http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-35572257

FALL 2015

EAST ASIA

#1: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/05/china/whats-next/quiz-interactive

#2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13904437

#3: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34667551

#4: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34647651

#5: http://www.grossmont.edu/people/scott-therkalsen/world-regional-geography/saved%20current%20events/asia-cauldron-article.aspx

#6: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/02/daily-chart-9

#7: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32498715

Russia, Eastern Europe and Asia

#1: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-15047823

#2: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26387353

#3: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34697150

#4: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34549258

Latin America and Europe

#1: http://listverse.com/2009/07/11/10-cases-of-american-intervention-in-latin-america/

#2: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30524560

#3: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/09/girl-power/brazil-map

#4: Link

#5: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34131911

#1: http://www.npr.org/censusmap/#4.00/39.00/-84.00

#2: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2011-08-10-census-20-years-change_n.htm

#3: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2045932,00.html?artId=2045932?contType=article?chn=world

#4: http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/officialamerican/

#5: http://www.oecd.org/statistics/compare-your-income.htm

#6: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/21/the-top-10-of-americans-own-76-of-the-stuff-and-its-dragging-our-economy-down/

Political Geography Video Assignment:


If the video does not work, watch it here on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/14156203

Now play the game: http://www.purposegames.com/game/606637db

SPRING 2015:

EAST ASIA

#1: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/05/china/whats-next/quiz-interactive

#2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13904437

#3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24957303

#4: Asia's Cauldron

#5: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/02/daily-chart-9

#6: http://www.newsweek.com/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-united-states-china-nafta-324630

SW ASIA

#1: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-25458755

#2: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27838034

#3: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28116033

#4: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26116868

#5: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24316661

Europe and SW Asia

#1: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26788606

#2: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26387353

#3: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31759558

#4: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/11/holy-land/belt-text

North America

#1: http://www.npr.org/censusmap/#4.00/39.00/-84.00

#2: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2011-08-10-census-20-years-change_n.htm

#3: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2045932,00.html?artId=2045932?contType=article?chn=world

#4: http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/officialamerican/

#5: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-24039202

#6: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31377189

Political Geography Video Assignment:


If the video does not work, watch it here on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/14156203

Now play the game: http://www.purposegames.com/game/606637db

FALL 2014


EAST ASIA

#1: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/05/china/whats-next/quiz-interactive

#2:: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13904437

#3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24957303

#4: http://www.grossmont.edu/people/scott-therkalsen/world-regional-geography/asia-cauldron-article.aspx

#5: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/02/daily-chart-9

Russia / Central Asia

#1: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29799614

#2: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29778823

#3: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-15047823

#4: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29761100

#5: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26747712

SW ASIA

#1: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-25458755

#2: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27838034

#3: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28116033

#4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24316661

#5: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/11/holy-land/belt-text

Latin America and Europe

#1: http://listverse.com/2009/07/11/10-cases-of-american-intervention-in-latin-america/

#2: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29424967

#3: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/09/girl-power/brazil-map

#4: www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29399395

#5: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29426283

#6: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26387353

North America:

#1: http://www.npr.org/censusmap/#4.00/39.00/-84.00

#2: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2011-08-10-census-20-years-change_n.htm

#3:http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2045932,00.html?artId=2045932?contType=article?chn=world

#4: http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/officialamerican/

#5: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24039202

#6: How Does California's 'Zero Water Allocation' Affect San Diego- - KPBS San Diego Public Radio & TV- News, Arts & Culture

Political Geography Video Assignment:

If the video does not work, watch it here on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/14156203

Now play the game: http://www.purposegames.com/game/606637db

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