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GlobalEDGE Academy Series of lectures on various business topics from Michigan State University. Intended for businesspeople looking to improve their knowledge on one or more specific topics Creator: Center for International Business Education at Michigan State University Access rights: Free Access with Registration Type: Database
U.S. in the World: Washington, DC/Comoros The District of Columbia and the Comoros Islands share a similar number of inhabitants and a history of external political and economic intervention. Read about how these two places with similar population sizes face political and environmental challenges. Factsheet with graphs and data. Creator: Population Reference Bureau Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan
U.S. in the World: Kansas/Paraguay Each landlocked in the heart of an American continent, both Kansas and Paraguay have significantly altered their landscapes for agriculture. Although Paraguay's population is growing four times faster than that of Kansas, both regions' populations have caused loss of much of their natural flora and fauna. Read how both have greatly modified their natural water sources, creating significant future environmental challenges. Creator: Population Reference Bureau Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan
U.S. in the World: Idaho/Bolivia Native Indian heritage, potato growing, gold and silver mining, and geographic similarities link Idaho and Bolivia, although Idaho's economy is booming and Bolivia remains one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America. Read about the demographic and health trends, as well as the natural resource issues, in these two places. Creator: Population Reference Bureau Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan
U.S. in the World: Illinois/Zimbabwe Illinois and Zimbabwe are both landlocked, and each enjoys access to several rivers and a lake. Agriculture plays a foremost role in both economies. Read about how each has about 11 million inhabitants, but their demographic profiles differ greatly. Creator: Population Reference Bureau Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan
U.S. in the World: Minnesota/Philippines The economies of the Philippines and Minnesota are both geographically vulnerable to ecological fluctuations that cause natural disasters such as floods, typhoons, and earthquakes. Read about the links between natural resources and population in these examples of opposite geographical relationships between land and water. Creator: Population Reference Bureau Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan
U.S. in the World: Vermont/Haiti Vermont and Haiti were both born of tumultuous revolutions, as Vermont formed an independent republic in the late 1700s, and Haiti won independence from France after a 12-year revolution in 1804. Read about how although geographically the same size, Haiti's population is nearly ten times as great as Vermont's, contributing to deforestation and soil erosion, and thus creating many challenges. Creator: Population Reference Bureau Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan
U.S. in the World: Virginia/Guatemala Virginia and Guatemala both contain valuable mountain and forest resources, as well as coastal areas that encounter problems created by sprawling national capitals, such as poverty, sanitation and land use. Read about how despite the similar resource base, there are vast differences in the role agriculture plays in the respective economies of the two areas. Creator: Population Reference Bureau Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan
U.S. in the World: Wyoming/Algeria Wyoming and Algeria help power the world as major providers of energy. Although energy production forms the backbone of both regions, agricultural production --both farming and livestock--dominates the landscape. Read about how energy development and agriculture challenge both places' environmental quality. Creator: Population Reference Bureau Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan
Honors Freshman Seminar on Global Civilization Syllabus for a class about globalization, primarily dealing with the social conflicts it can provoke. Creator: Marina Cunningham Access rights: Free Access with Registration Type: Syllabus

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