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.
When access to clean drinking water is an issue, it creates a web of developmental problems for a community. For a video with more information about water/development statistics by the organization http://charitywater.org see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHhwxvQqxg&amp;feature=player_embedded
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.
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