I, Pencil: A Brilliant Vintage Allegory of How Everything Is Connected. By Maria Popova For an object this seemingly simple, the pencil is not only an artifact with a remarkably fascinating history but also an enduring staple of creative culture — from John Steinbeck, who kept exactly twelve sharpened pencils on his desk at all times, to David Byrne, who captured the human condition in pencil diagrams.
But although it is one of humanity’s humble masterpieces of design and ingenuity, we continue to underappreciate the pencil’s genius. In 1958, libertarian writer and Foundation for Economic Education founder Leonard Read (September 26, 1898–May 14, 1983) set out to remedy this civilizational injustice in a marvelous essay titled “I, Pencil,” published in Essays on Liberty (public library). In a clever allegory, Read delivers his enduring point about the power of free market economy.
Read begins: Half a century before Thomas Thwaites set out to illustrate the complex interdependencies of what we call civilization by making a toaster from scratch, Read writes: Economics Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources by CEE. We offer a variety of standards-based classroom resources for K-12 teachers, students and parents. Our resources include a variety of print and online materials.
Classroom Resources Math in the Real World (Grades 6-12) February 25, 2016 Continuing Education Units: 3 In this workshop, we will introduce you to several resources that will help you relate math and personal finance lessons to real issues facing your students.MORE Classroom Resources Teaching Economics Using Children’s Literature March 16, 2016 Continuing Education Units: 3 Add a new dimension to your read alouds by teaching economics.
Children are never too young to start learning economics and you’ll be amazed how many economic concepts you’ll find in familiar stories. Teaching K-12 Economics. EconEdLink. Films - WE THE ECONOMY. For Educators. Project Management Game online free,CEO simulation games for kids,students. Game Corp is a highly interactive, entertaining and quirky business management simulation game for older kids, high school and college students, and grownups who enjoy online games that involve business themes and thinking strategy. In Game Corp, you take control of your very own awesome computer game development company! Starting from scratch, you have to hire good workers, manage projects, create new flash games, and gradually build your business up from a small-time, mini-game development outfit into a highly successful global corporation in the online game industry!
Hire the brightest technical minds to produce fun games, choose the most popular genres, utilize fab modern technology, and have excited gamers from around the world flocking to try out your latest titles! If your games prove a success, you can sit back and watch the (virtual) money roll in! Use your computer mouse or touchpad to perform all of the controls. Atlas of Urban Expansion. Massive urbanization, accompanied by the rapid expansion of cities and metropolitan regions and the sprawling growth of megacities the world over, is one of the most important transformations of our planet. Much of this explosive growth has been unplanned. Cities in developing countries have been unprepared for absorbing the many millions of the rural poor that are still crowding into informal settlements. These cities are now scheduled to double their urban population in the next thirty years, and possibly triple the land area.
And while in industrialized countries the great transformation into an urban society is largely completed, there are growing concerns about continuing low-density sprawl and its deleterious environmental consequences - the effects on carbon emissions, energy use, and the loss of prime agricultural lands. Urban expansion, in short, is now a global concern. The Atlas of Urban Expansion is also available as a printed book.
40 maps that explain the world. By Max Fisher By Max Fisher August 12, 2013 Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources.
I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] Click to enlarge. IfItWereMyHome.com. Canada A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border.
Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care and education services, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment. The land now occupied by Canada was first inhabited approximately 16,000 years ago by aboriginal peoples. Starting in the late 15th century the British and French explored and settled along the eastern seaboard. The beginning of the 20th century saw Canada's early involvement in World War I due to British control of its foreign affairs. World debt comparison: The global debt clock. James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world? Welcome to Education Services. Welcome to CensusAtSchool Australia. Worldometers - real time world statistics.