2010 Poverty Rate: 15.1%, 46.2 million people in poverty.
Here are the numbers behind the face of poverty in America.
Digital resources to strengthen the quality and quantity of geography education in classrooms the world over.
Curated by Seth Dixon
More than half of the world now lives in urban areas. In the U.S., urban dwellers make up 83 percent of the population, and it's growing every day. What does it mean to live in a city today? What are the challenges for cities going forward?
This NPR special series, NPR cities, is an acknowledgement of what we already knew: cities are becoming increasingly important. To understand humanity in the 21st century, we need to understand cities. Included in this marvelous feature are numerous podcasts, infographics and articles about urban themes such as transportation, cultural amenities, economic and neighborhood revitalization.
These three charts (Fruit, Vegetable and Herbs) are an excellent reasource for teaching about agriculture and food systems. Many cultural festivals and traditions revolve around the seasonal availability of crops and many modern eating trends often call for a return eating foods within their season.
|Suggested by melissa Marin from your class in the spring|
"In 1979, the National Population and Family Planning Commission in China enacted an ambitious program that called for strict population control. Families in various urban districts are urged to have only one child—preferably a son—in order to solve the problems related to overpopulation. What has happened since then and what are its implications for the future of China?" This is an excellent infographic for understanding population dynamics in the world's most populous country.
The debate on aquifers continues as new technologies designed by oil companies are able to tap historic water reserves deep in the Earth's crust. The geopolitical significance of water rises as population growth within dry climates continue to rise. As more countries (and people) compete for limited resources, outbreaks of armed conflict becomes more likely. The more pertinent question might not be 'if' but 'when.'
Miniature Earth. What if the population of the world were reduced into a community of only 100 people?
Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this infographic and website attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to young learners.
One of the key things I reinforce in conversations about globalization is that the advantages are unevenly distributed and the negative externalities to the system are also unevenly distributed. This clever infographic highlights both rather effectively.
The rapid increase in the number of cities home to more than 10 million people will bring huge challenges … and opportunities...
It's not just that more people now live in cities than in the rural countryside (for the first time in human history). It's not just that major cities are growing increasingly more important to the global economy. The rise of the megacities (cities over 10 million inhabitants) is a startling new phenomenon that really is something we've only seen in the last 50 years or so with the expectation that the number of megacities will double in the next 10 to 20 years (currently there are 23). This reorganization of population entails wholesale restructuring of the economic, environmental, cultural and political networks. The urban challenges that we face today are only going to become increasingly important in the future.
This infographic is stunning in its artistry and presentation of how mountains and rivers "stack up" next to each other (Good to point out that the rivers were "straightened" for comparative purposes). The image comes from the General Atlas of the World, which was published in 1854. It contained upwards of seventy maps, reproduced from the steel engravings of noteworthy cartographers Sidney Hall and William Hughes. For the legend and more about this map see: http://io9.com/5855100/gorgeous-victorian-infographic-shows-earths-mountains-and-rivers-as-we-knew-them-over-150-years-ago