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100 People: A World Portrait

A global education toolbox. Lesson Plans 100 People is all about keeping it simple. We simplify the world's population by replacing numbers with faces and stories. We've spent the last five years asking students to help us simplify complex global statistics by introducing us to the people that represent their part of the world. 100 People was founded…  learn more

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Mapped: The 25 Richest Countries in the World

Which are the richest countries in the world, by nominal GDP per capita? This map looks at the top 25 countries by this metric. They’re located across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Notably, no South American or African countries make the list.  April 22, 2021By  Avery Koop  learn more

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National Geography Standards

The National Geography Standards represent the consensus of the geography education community around what students should know and be able to do by the time they graduate from the 12th grade.  learn more

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TeachersFirst's Geography Awareness and Exploration Resources

There are many ways to view and learn about our world: maps, statistics, photographs, narratives, interactive navigation systems, and mobile apps. Exploring geography and seeing relationships between natural resources, maps, landforms, climate, and human activity can seem overwhelming, but exciting.  learn more