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100 People: A World Portrait

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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.


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Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's curator insight, September 1, 2013 10:43 PM

Year 7 Liveability Unit 2

savvy's curator insight, September 3, 2014 12:57 PM

This just makes me realize how the world would be if we only had 100 people rather than the billions we have now.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, February 26, 2015 7:24 AM

A face das crianças no mundo

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Are the Richest Americans Also the Best Educated?

Are the Richest Americans Also the Best Educated? | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it

The latest data from the U.S. Census´s American Community Survey paints a fascinating picture of the United States at the county level. What are the connections between place, education and earning power?  What patterns are what you would imagine? Why?  Any shocking patterns that emerge from this dataset?   


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Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century

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"The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century teaches the geographic skills and concepts that are necessary to understand the world. Geography educators and content experts from around the globe shed light on the physical, human, political, historical, economic, and cultural factors that affect people and natural environments. Maps, animation, and academic commentary bring into focus case studies from 50 sites in 36 countries."

 

#9 on the Top 10 list of resources is this well-known resource for geography teachers, but the list would feel incomplete without this great archive of 26 videos from around the world.  


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Low-income countries are a cigarette's best friend

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Between 1990 and 2009, cigarette consumption in regions of the world like Western Europe dropped by more than 25% - but that is only one side of the coin.  Historically, cigarette consumtion has been a privilege to the rich and high-income countries. Now, with those countries understanding the risks of cancer and the dangers of smoking, the number of smokers decline. But in the past twenty years, for example, the use of cigarettes in the Middle East and Africe has increased by 60%: "Among the 14 countries where 50% or more of men smoke all but one country (Greece) are classified as low- or middle-income."

 

"As consumption rates continue to increase in low- and middle-income countries," the ACS report reads, "these countries will experience a disproportionate amount of tobacco-related illness and death."  In 2009, China consumed 40% of the world's cigarettes.


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Lena Minassian's curator insight, February 18, 2015 7:40 PM

When we think of areas where cigarettes are used the most, wealthier places come to mind because of the economy and access to them. This article states that low-income countries has increased significantly to offset the wealthier countries. For example, in the Middle East, cigarettes consumption has risen to a high of 60%. Greece is the one country that is classified as low or middle income when it comes to 50% or more of men smoking. One of the main reasons behind this is because wealthier countries have started to learn more about the dangers of smoking through aspects like marketing. Cigarette smoking in poorer countries is sadly being driven by the economy today.  

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The Inter Life Project « tel.ac.uk

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How can we harness the power of 3D virtual words (Second Life™, Open Sim) to help young people develop social skills and navigate difficult transitions in their lives? The Inter-life project team have developed 3D private islands to help answer this question. The team are looking at two groups, the first are gifted and talented and looked after and accommodated children and the second are first year university students. Visitors to the islands can engage in creative and confidence building activities in a safe and supportive online environment.


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