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This useful website presents development information in an easily accessible format, and would be ideal research material for secondary Geography or upper secondary Economics pupils. The site includes statistics from the United Nations Human Development Report, presented in colourful, animated graphs. The format brings alive the data in great detail, showing trends from the '70s until now, and forecasting changes in human development in the future. The information includes statistics about poverty, health, birth rates and progress against the Millennium Development Goals, amongst other things. There is also now a large section for teachers interested in using Gapminder in the classroom, with PowerPoints and interactive resources.

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Compassionate Values, Globalisation and Interdependence, Health and Well-being, Social Justice

Age Ranges

KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+


Economics, Geography

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