Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


I've said this before and I'll say it again. Gapminder is an essential presentation tool and collection of demographic data.

I just discovered a new 10-minute talk by Hans Rosling, titled "What Stops Population Growth?

You might be familiar with Rosling if you've seen Gapminder before. His presentations in 2006 and 2007 introducing the software are now classics on YouTube.

There are 17 presentations in English available on the Gapminder web site. Topics range from Swedish history, to global poverty, to human development, to population trends, to urbanization.

You can download statistics and presentations that you can use. You can upload data that you have to create presentations.

It's great.

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At 1:06 PM, Blogger Ken Wedding said...

Just a few hours after posting the message above, I learned that Gapminder has a new production, Surprising Trends in HIV.

If you want to compare HIV incidence and trends and then ask your students to compare how the governments respond, this is a great starting point.


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