Thursday, January 16, 2014

So many, so different!

 Image above: The National Geographic Interactive Map called 'Where and how we live'.
Here are just a few interactive sites to support the teaching of population and diversity in the Australian Curriculum: Geography. In particular these sites would be excellent to use in Year 6 with a focus on the diversity of peoples and cultures around the world and The Year 10 'Geographies of human wellbeing' unit.

The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita. The map also shows a wide range of demographic data associated with economic development

In this graphic, the world's 7 billion population is depicted by 7000 human figures, each representing a million people.

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