Gap Minder

I first saw "Gap Minder" in a TED talk and thought that the presenter had created the animation simply for his talk.

"Gap Minder" shows statistics in a fun flow chart that takes variables and shows how they move over time. See the picture example below.

We've been talking about how societies and nations change over time in the sixth grade. We're also examining the wide divide of rich and poor nations from statistics such as income per person and life expectancy. Such data makes the comparison much more identifiable. One can see the effects of the cultural revolution in the 1950's and the wide income disparity that has resulted in the last 200 years. Such a great lesson for societal change!

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