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Brookings Institution Interactive: The Final Countdown: Prospects for Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030
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Over a billion people worldwide live on less than $1.25 a day. But that number is falling. This has given credence to the idea that extreme poverty can be eliminated in a generation. A new study by Brookings researchers examines the prospects for ending extreme poverty by 2030 and the factors that will determine progress toward this goal. The interactive tool below allows users to explore the study’s key findings.

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Economics
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Lesson
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TeachingWithData.org
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TeachingWithData.org
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Brookings Institution
Date Added:
11/07/2014
The Importance of Early Childhood Development
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Early Childhood Development (ECD) spans from the moment of conception until the beginning of primary school, and includes physical well-being, and cognitive, linguistic, and socio-emotional development. Investing in ECD leads to happier children, more equal societies, and prevents higher costs further down the road.

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Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Lesson
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Brookings Institution
Author:
Brookings Institution
Date Added:
09/22/2014
Metropolitan Policy Program: Interactive Features
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The Metropolitan Policy Program offers a number of features that allow users to interactively display and map data related to the program's signature research projects on the nation's largest metropolitan areas

Subject:
Economics
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Lesson
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
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TeachingWithData.org
Author:
Brookings Institution
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Northwest Passage
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In this activity, students use Google Earth and information from several websites to investigate some of the consequences of climate change in polar regions, including the shrinking of the ice cap at the North Pole, disintegration of ice shelves, melting of Greenland, opening of shipping routes, effects on polar bears, and possible secondary effects on climate in other regions due to changes in ocean currents. Students learn to use satellite and aerial imagery, maps, graphs, and statistics to interpret trends accompanying changes in the Earth system.

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Physical Science
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Glenn A. Richard
Mineral Physics Institute Stony Brook University
SERC On The Cutting Edge Collection
Date Added:
06/19/2012
Selecting Sites for Renewable Energy Projects
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In this activity, students use Google Earth to investigate a variety of renewable energy sources and select sites within the United States that would be appropriate for projects based on those sources.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Glenn A. Richard
Mineral Physics Institute - Stony Brook University
On the Cutting Edge Collection, Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Date Added:
06/19/2012