The most moving photo I have ever seen.
Sometimes its best to break it down into smaller chunks. This info-map from The Economist is a great way to look at the enormity of the US Economy. The size of the states: If they were countries | The Economist.
Keynes to FDR: You have made yourself the Trustee for those in every country who seek to mend the evils of our condition by reasoned experiment within the framework of the existing social system. If you fail, rational change will be gravely prejudiced throughout the world, leaving orthodoxy and revolution to fight it out. But if you succeed, new and bolder methods will be tried everywhere, and we may date the first chapter of a new economic era from your accession to office. This is a sufficient reason why I should venture to lay my reflections before you, though under the disadvantages of distance and partial knowledge.
An act: To encourage national industrial recovery, to foster fair competition, and to provide for the construction of certain useful public works, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
List of countries: Arable land http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/geo_lan_use_ara_lan-geography-land-use-arable The Arab countries have the least arable land.
Cartograms: Population (and much more) http://hetv.org/resources/cartograms.htm Cartograms for the world: Population, GDP, child mortality, HIV/AIDS, spending on health care, energy consumption, Greenhouse gas emissions
Economia: The monetary policy game. http://ht.ly/3mCrV I do not teach Economics, but this looks like a fascinating game for students in high school. Let us know what you think.
I just found a great set of maps: http://maps.howstuffworks.com/world-deserts-map.htm Take a look at the last map: Countries where children under 14 are in the majority! World Agricultural Employment Map World Annual Precipitation Map World Cellular Communications Map World Climate Map World Deforestation Map World Deserts Map World Electricity Production Map World Elevation Map World Energy [...]
Your student deserve to see articles like this. While we can all cite issues we face in America, there is no doubt that our freedom should be taken as precious. A Chinese woman has been sentenced to a year in a labor camp for retweeting a Twitter post that mocked Chinese protesters who smashed Japanese [...]
Thanks so much to all of you who have sent us emails telling us how great an experience this was for your class last year. If you weren’t able to take part in this last year – trust us, you don’t want to miss out this year. Printable Brackets Will be Available on Monday, March [...]
Social studies teachers should use summer ’08 bank runs as an opportunity to teach about the Great Depression.
Did you know that much of the food you eat travels half way across the world before it ends up at your local grocery store? Each year, the average American eats about 260 pounds of imported foods. You begin by listing all of the foods you ate yesterday – and then discover where that food [...]
Click to Enlarge. Depending on what happens at the pumps for the remainder of the year, we might have our most expensive gas year ever. Certainly we all feel it in our wallets, but historically speaking – are we not par for the course? In the ’80s and ’90′s and even early 2000′s, we were [...]