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How Americans Die By Matthew C. Klein / Bloomberg View / April 17, 2014How Americans Die The mortality rate fell by about 17 percent from 1968 through 2010, years for which we have detailed data.Almost all of this improvement can be attributed to improved survival prospects for men. It looks like progress stopped in the mid-1990s… Mortality rate per 100,000 people …but that’s only because the population has aged a lot since then. Consumer Styles - MBI english MB-Research Global Consumer Styles for market segmentation and determination of target groups MB-Research Global Consumer Styles is an innovative model for market segmentation and determination of target groups. Fundamentally new is the segmentation approach with 10 internationally validated consumer styles. The data is currently available for 51 countries in five continents. For these countries identifying the most prominent consumer type within an area, ranging from the “High Earning Urban Professionals “(type A) to the “Low-Income Younger Consumers “(Type J) is possible on the admin, postcode areas level and to some countries on micro-geographical area level.

greatdebate2008.wikispaces Welcome to the Great Debate of 2008! The "Great Debate of 2008" is a collaborative project that provides students in grades 8-12 with an opportunity to lead an exploration and discussion of issues and candidates surrounding the 2008 presidential election. It officially begins September 22, 2008, though classes may join after that date.The project is created and moderated by Tom Daccord and spearheaded by the Noble & Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts.If your class is interested in participating please contact Tom Daccord. InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. They are also used extensively as tools by computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians to ease the process of developing and communicating conceptual information. They can present a rich amount of information without intimidating you.

International Programs - Information Gateway Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 1. What is the International Data Base? Why Incorporate Technology? Why Teach with Technology? Technology, when used appropriately, can help make the history and social studies classroom a site of active learning and critical thinking and further student connections with the past. Teachers can use technology to enable students to meet people of different cultures, explore ancient and modern worlds, do authentic primary-source research, problem-solve through inquiry-based activities, and much more. Technology can be used to enable students to explore fundamental curriculum issues and answer core questions. Students can use the Internet, electronic databases and other online sources to gather information. They can use spreadsheets, timelines, and other programs to store, organize, and analyze information.

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Music, Movies and Other Media Narratives 2.0 visualizes music.

Population Project Homepage Contents Global Demography Project Population Data for Africa UNEP/CGIAR Initiative - Pop data for Asia Interesting links It’s sociology class, starring Miley Cyrus We can’t stop talking about Miley Cyrus and her crazy shenanigans, so why not study her? At least that’s what Skidmore College in New York has decided — no twerking required. Skidmore, whose slogan is ”creative thought matters,” will use Cyrus as a study subject in the course “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media” this summer. The course will be taught by Carolyn Chernoff, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, who has used Cyrus as a lecture topic in the past. The 83 best infographics Every picture tells a story, as they say, but sometimes it takes a clever combination of words and pictures to tell a story quickly, concisely and in an entertaining fashion. The best infographics may look like they were simple to create in Photoshop, but designing an effective piece of data visualization is usually anything but. There are several great tools to create infographics, but to these examples of infographics from around the web will show you how you can take it a step further and add a bit of style and personality to your data. A few of these are now several years out of date but they can still provide some inspiration for those of you looking to create an infographic from scratch. Some are funny, some more serious, and all are inspiring examples of the art. If Rogue One has put you in the mood to immediately watch the original Star Wars, hold your horses just one second.

Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Abstract: The Global Demographic Data collection holds global gridded data products describing demographic information and water demand in relation to population data. Currently, water demand data are being distributed; population data will be added in the near future. Country-level urban, rural and total population estimate data from World Resources Institute (WRI) for the years 1985, 1995, and 2025 were ... gridded by the University of New Hampshire's Water Systems Analysis Groupusing methods outlined in Vorosmarty et al. (2000) for use in estimating global water resources based on climate and population changes. Currently available are five relative water demand (RWD) fraction data sets/ maps, produced by Vorosmarty et al. in their analysis of future water resources. The relative water demand is defined to be the total volume of water used either domestically, industrially or agriculturally (DIA) divided by the water discharge (Q).

Early Education Boosts Health, Economic Outcomes Intensive and high-quality early childhood education can have a positive effect on disadvantaged children's future health, according to a study released Thursday by a group of American and British researchers. Researchers from the University College London, the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina studied more than 30 years' worth of data from children who participated in the Carolina-based Abecedarian Project, which was created to study the potential benefits of early childhood education for poor children. They found the combination of education, health screenings and nutrition gave those children a much lower risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as metabolic diseases such as stroke and diabetes in their mid-30s. [READ: Hillary Clinton Pushes for Early Childhood Development] To that end, the Department of Education on Thursday announced the creation of a new initiative targeting children under the age of five.

Infographics Archives Static infographics. Our bread and butter. We are creating more static infographics on a daily basis than we can possibly count anymore. The reason for this is that companies have begun to fully embrace the power of infographics, and HOW they can be used. We create static infographics for blog content, revamped powerpoint presentations, tradeshow posters, brochures, email campaigns, annual reports, investor decks, posters….You name it, we’ve created a static infographic for it. The question then becomes, Why Infographic World?

This is a wonderful resource page for social studies educators at all levels. There are new ideas and new resources being posted all of the time. Why let your classroom become stagnant from year to year, when there are so many new ways for you to incorporate modern techonology into your lessons? by teresaoliver Mar 28