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Visit this site: http://www.nationmaster.com/

Author:Luke Metcalfe
Description: A website for generating graphs and correlations based on numerical data extracted from the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF, OECD, and other sources of indicators that shape global commerce, health, politics and ecology. Categories of data include agriculture, crime, currency, democracy, disasters, economy, education, energy, environment, food, geography, government, health, immigration, industry, Internet, labor, language, lifestyle, media, military, mortality, people, religion, sports, taxation, terrorism, and transportation. In particular, see NationMaster's free student lesson plans. The site also allows for public commentary on data, and provides a web forum for discussion. Also visit StateMaster, which "compares U. S. states in over 3,000 ways."

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions, Field Trips, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Data Analysis, Data Sets, Statistics, Social Sciences
Math Ed Topics: Social Issues/Public Policy

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