Made in the US by National Geographic this clip provides inspirational imagery and an introduction to the idea of Geo-literacy - might be one to show to year 8's or 9's when it comes to choosing GCSE options.
Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map, it entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.
Free and open access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of economic and development data. Browse, map, graph, or download data by country, topic on over 4,000 indicators. Available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic.
The World Bank eAtlas suite of user-friendly, interactive electronic atlases, allows users to map and graph dozens of indicators over time and across countries.
This map shows national estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. It's an example of the kind of maps you can build using the chartsbin.com site and the best bit is that it's completely free.
The Guardian White House tackles climate change and polar vortex in Google+ Hangout The Guardian The White House jumps into the polar vortex on Friday, with a Google+ Hangout to debunk claims that the Arctic blast “proved” climate change does not...
Here's what the world looks like when you map facebook connections. The more connections the brighter and whiter the lines linking the locations. It's also an interesting take on social networking politics - students might ask where are Russia and China?