Social Studies teachers will really like these resources! From some amazing interactives to the unbelievable photography, students will be able to compare, communicate and reveal more about the world around them.
- Dollar Street is a Gapminder project with a visual framework for understanding different standards of living within and between countries. Today they feature more than 264 homes in 50 countries. In total, they have more than 30 000 photos, and counting! Dollar Street sorts the homes by income to see how people really live. A great way to make comparisons between cultures. Watch the TEDtalk.
- If It Were My Home
Use the country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. You can also use the visualization tool to help understand the impact of a disaster. The Pakistan Flood and BP Oil Spill are currently featured.