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Odds and Ends (Documentaries, Strange Maps, and more!)

September 23rd, 2009 by Dave · 4 Comments

Here are a bunch of quick links that I have been meaning to post for a while:

Strange Maps is a great blog that features, well, strange maps. The pictures are really interesting, and the accompanying text is usually informative. A Road Map to Success and Bridge to Nowhere: a Map of Golden Gate Jumpers are examples of maps that I think could be good class prompts. (Thanks Anne)

This infographic from the New York Times shows how different groups of American’s spend every minute of their day. It can be broken down by race, age and gender.

Here is a list of the 15 best websites to get free documentaries. (Thanks Nik)

I found this series of activities on bartering, money and community currency when I was writing about a guy that has been living without money.

Tags: blog · consumerism · cultural issues · finance · global issues activities · maps · poverty & wealth · video · visual prompts

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anne // Sep 30, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Hi David,
    The roadmap to success is great, I’d overlooked it completely. Thanks for the tip. I think I’ll combine it with that popular TED video by Richard St. James http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/richard_st_john_success_is_a_continuous_journey.html and use this worksheet from Cornelsen Up To Speed http://www.cornelsen.de/teachweb/1.c.1378668.de?parentID=1.c.1326247.de and get my biotech students to do presentations in which they define their idea of success.
    🙂 Anne

  • 2 Khalid // Oct 13, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I think I got caught in the “Bad Habits” trap and have been sucked off to “Oblivion”…ahhhhhhh.

    🙂

  • 3 Dave // Oct 14, 2009 at 7:24 am

    What’s that like? (Cuz I have no idea.)

  • 4 chris // Oct 19, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Strange maps is a great site.
    And, talking of maps i saw a nice, very simple one today on Wikipedia – the world cup entry – it’s a world map showing geographical location of the (7) winners of the tournament.
    If you can’t find it (if you are interested) you can see it on my own post today.
    ps. anything happen with your local carrot mob?