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This week on our Pinterest page, a photo of an incredible tulip field in Holland nabs the most attention.
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Here, go around the world in less than 180 minutes with TEDGlobal talks.
I've linked various TED talks on this site; this playlist is a quick global tour feature some old favorites and ones that were new to me.
Tags: TED, worldwide, and video.
Try out some geography trivia in our World Cities Quiz: a great geography quiz that tests your knowledge of some of the major cities of the word!
Explore the cities and emerging urban clusters that will drive dramatic growth and demographic changes over the next generation. A McKinsey Quarterly Economic Studies article.
In the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth. That is reason enough to explore this global dataset with over 2,600 metropolitan areas.
List of the countries with the most migrants in the world as measured by net migration rate.
Which countries have the most migrants per capita living there? What spatial or development patterns do you see on this list?
Tags: Migration, population, Immigration, statistics, worldwide, unit 2 population.
Tags: gender, development, worldwide, poverty.
Gender Development index - CHapter 9 materials
Amazing animated infographic look at various world statistics in Oceania vs. Europe vs. America vs. Africa vs. Asia, from population to homicides to number of billionaires – a fine example of how to...
The video doesn't have captions to denote which continent is which, otherwise this is an excellent data visualization of global and regional differences, using the theme of the Olympics as it's symbolic motif.
"This video shows the basic concept of HDI (Human Development Index), by using four different examples (Japan, Mexico, India and Angola)."
Watch this HUGGERS for a great review!
some emerging markets, Japan
Des cartes pour comprendre le monde
Play the Global development game: identify the world's countries and territories, rank them according to GDP then fingers at the ready for the picture round
Are you ready?
Ughhhhhh, this is addicting. Must stop playing. Must keep playing so I can beat JC.
Some buildings and features are so well known they have become icons of place.
This is a great collection of important world landmarks including the pictured Potala Palace in the Tibetan city of Lhasa. Who wouldn't like to see some of these places?
Tags: geo-inspiration, tourism, images.
This is the truly global project that asks the children of the world to introduce us to the people of the world. We've seen videos and resources that ask the question, "if there were only 100 people in the world, what would it look like?" This takes that idea of making demographic statistics more meaningful one step further by asking student in schools for around the world to nominate some "representative people" and share their stories. The site houses videos, galleries from each continent and analyze themes that all societies must deal with. This site that looks at the people and places on out planet to promote greater appreciation of cultural diversity and understanding is a great find.
Tags: Worldwide, statistics, K12, education, comparison.