The Global Awareness Project introduces American college students to the inequality in the world in a visual format, challenging them to ask difficult questions: Why did I not know this? What are the causes of such inequality? What should my response be?
Take the Gap World Tour
Students build a map of the world with tokens representing people, resources, debt and wealth.
In constructing this world map, students will see the inequality of the world in a visceral way, calling on them to reflect on their own lack of knowledge and inspiring them to question their ideas of justice and equality. Included with each answer key is a link to further data and articles about that factor and suggested discussion questions. See the GAP in action! Click here fo the video.
If you want to know facts about the world's people and resources, the Worldmapper website is the place to look. More than 300 maps and detailed statistics show the distribution of people and resources across the globe.
Worldmapper is a website produced by researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Sheffield (England). It is sponsored by the Geographical Society and the Leverhulme Trust.
Copyright permission has been granted to the Global Awareness Project to use their maps and data.
Global issues is a compendium of statistics, graphs and articles about world issues created by Anup Shah. Links to this site are provided with each answer key.www.globalissues.org
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