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A Look into the Causes of Poverty in the U.S.

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"Are more and more people in the western world dropping off the radar and becoming the invisible poor or is the opposite happening?  We recently heard that an astounding 46 million Americans are officially below the poverty line (That's $23,050/year for a family of four according to the official sources).  That number really caught our eye and as such we decided to do a little more digging to help put some more facts and figures around it.  Above is a nice visualization of the results we came up with."


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Chandrima Roy's curator insight, January 14, 2013 12:36 AM

wow

Ivan Koh's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:37 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder.
From this statistic, i can see alot of statistic about the number of people who are poor and the people's opinion related to poverty and welfare. In the article, i can see that 46million american are considered to be poor, and form the authors opinion, to prevent porverty, we should manage our wealth and make sure that we earn more than we spend.

I think that from the statistics, most people are poor mostly due to the fact that  they were uneducated in alot of ways. From the statistics, 1.2 million students drop out from high school every year. Thus, these people were mostly uneducated and cannot find a proper job, leading to drugs and borrowing of money. i also think that most people are poor because they are lazy and do not want to help themselves, as agreed by half of the americans that the poor are not doing enough to help themselves, and by 43% of americans that people who are poor can find a job if they are willing to work.

This article and statistics makes me wonder why american governments are not doing enough to educate students the importance of jobs and studies. Because people who are poor can actually work, but are too lazy to do it, this also makes me wonder why the government are giving money to the poor when they are able to help themselves 

Brandon Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:36 AM

The insight of this article merely showed that more and more people does not really have  a good financial health, which also has translated into people wer e "invisible poor" especially those living in the western world. Comparison had been made on its poverty line between USA and UK statistics.

In my opinion, managing a country's budget its not an easy task, this is because a country need competitive global presence and to boost the economy. People need to produce more and more services outside its own country.

I have often thought that a country's population does have an impact on a country's economic growth.

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History | Outside the Cave

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Great resources and Ideas from one of the top SS leaders/presenters on Social Studies in the nation

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Is There Racial Bias in “Stand Your Ground” Laws? – Criminal Justice - FRONTLINE

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John Roman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center, found that Stand Your Ground laws appear to maintain the existing racial disparities in homicide convictions across the U.S.
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World History Teachers Blog: The Invisible Hand - 60 Second Adventures in Economics

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US Government Teachers Blog: Google Apps To Facilitate Learning

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US Government Teachers Blog: Political Time Machine App

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US Government Teachers Blog: Worksheets for the ObamaCare Videos

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resourcesforhistoryteachers - home

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US Government Teachers Blog: Tax Rates

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Why are Americans so...

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A map of American state stereotypes, generated by Google autocomplete.
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The History 2.0 Classroom: Back to School App-pack

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Great Apps we could add to our dept ipads or our own...

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World History for Us All: Teaching Units

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US History Teachers Blog: 21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: Star Wars Episode V.V: The Empire Strikes Endor

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A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…. COMMON CORE Episode V.V The Empire Strikes Endor It is the end of your lesson on the the five motives behind imper...
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» Can you pass a simple Supreme Court quiz?

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A recent report that most Americans can’t name one Supreme Court justice has us giving a pop quiz to test our readers’ very basic high-court knowledge.


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World History Teachers Blog: West Wing - Why Have Different Maps

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US Government Teachers Blog: Same Sex Marriage and the 2012 Election

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US Government Teachers Blog: 50 Years of Government Spending

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US Government Teachers Blog: Background on Obamacare

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6 Apps for Exploring the Renaissance | AvatarGeneration

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Whether you’re teaching or learning about Renaissance art, literature or history, having texts, images of artwork and artifacts on hand can make the process easier. With these six informative apps, you can carry the Renaissance around with you.
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PenPal News

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PenPal News is a web app that uses news as a conversation-starter to connect middle and high school students around the world.
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Why should I be interested in Geography?

A video made by David Lambert et al showing why Geography is a key subject and the importance of understanding it in the context of our modern world.

 

This is a creative video that promotes geo-literacy.  It is an excellent way to kick off a new school year if you are looking for a 'hook' to demonstrate the importance of geography to students today.  Other materials of this nature can be found on this website under the tag 'geo-inspiration' which is accessible here: http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education?tag=geo-inspiration

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Lydia Blevins's comment, September 2, 2012 9:33 AM
I didn't realize how important geography is. It seems very fascinating to learn about geography and how it has so much to do with the future and how our world keeps changing. I can't wait to learn about it in class.
Haley Wayland's comment, September 2, 2012 9:24 PM
This video really gave me a better idea of what this class will teach me and give me more knowledge about. I never really understood the definition of geography and why it was so important. It really seems like an interesting class and I'm very interested.
Michael Grant's comment, September 12, 2012 1:11 PM
This really shows the importance of geography and how much we have not payed attention to how much has changed
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Lessons & Activities

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Teaching History with Technology is an EdTechTeacher resource created for K-12 history and social studies teachers to incorporate technology into their courses.
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Online resources for controversial topics

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The Teaching History website always has great stuff. A recent article by Ben Bohmfalk, a high school teacher from Colorado, continues the tradition of excellence. Ben shares a few websites that can...
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World History Teachers Blog: Asia for Educators

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