Images and summaries of the greatest wonders of the ancient world, modern world, and United States. Useful for history and geography research. Reading level is grade 6+.
From site: Youth everywhere actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.
We enable a collaborative learning community which provides youth with access to global opportunities, cross-cultural connections and meaningful participation in decision-making.
We serve youth primarily between the ages of 13 to 30 through:
- an online community and initiatives that focus on enabling actively engage youth.
- education programs geared towards middle and high school students.
From site: Reading about another country or even watching a documentary can give kids a good sense of a community in another part of the world. However, when in a video the one introducing the school or community is another teenager, the message has added interest for the student. Students will not only learn from the messages of teenagers in other countries, they will think about how they can use what they see to better introduce their own schools and communities.
One goal of the Global Views collection is to help students better understand the wondrous variety around the planet. This is only the start, though, as these videos can also be used to generate discussions between groups in e-mail or blog exchanges. Next Vista wants this collection to help young people understand how truly close they are to their international peers.
From site: Journey to seven of the most geographically dynamic locations on earth! Trek down the Amazon river, take in all 2.5 miles of Iguazu Falls, meet nomads roaming the high plateaus of Tibet, explore the glaciers of Greenland, and more.
On Gapminder, students can use the graphing tool to examine, on a statistical level, how the world has changed in the past 2,000 years, and what we can infer from this data. The parameters consist of wealth and life expectancy by country. Students can customize the tool to focus on particular countries. Teacher resources guide educators through its uses in the clasroom.