Do you want to use Gapminder tools in your classroom? Check out our resources on this page and the downloads page to get started. You are free to use them today in your classroom! But if you want more info about how you can work with the material, please contact [email protected]
Interact with the data
Imagine the world as a street. All houses are lined up by income, the poor living to the left and the rich to the right. Everybody else somewhere in between. Where would you live? This is Dollar Street, a tool that uses photos as data to show how everybody lives! Dollar Street
At the bottom of the tools page, you have some very handy videos explaining some of the indicators in the charts. See them here: https://www.gapminder.org/tools/#$chart-type=bubbles
Gapminder Tools Offline
You can use Gapminder Tools without an Internet connection! Install Gapminder Tools Offline on your computer. It automatically updates the data when and if you go online. Available for Gapminder Tools Offline Windows, Mac and Linux
There are a lot of videos you might make use of in your classroom. You find some of our external talks and films here.
For more data oriented videos, click here
A Teacher’s Guide to Factfulness
We wrote a Teacher’s Guide for working with the book Factfulness in your classroom. This guide was created in partnership with Natur & Kultur. You can access the pdf file here: Factfulness-Teachers-Guide
Amazing films made by students about Factfulness!
Here is a class assignment developed by Matt Cone at Carrboro High School in North Carolina, US. The students have read Factfulness and in groups they made their own films discussing the book. The assignment instructions can be found here.
Enjoy the final videos below. Thanks Matt for sharing your work with us!
World is improving
Separating truth from fiction
Teaching Dollar Street in Data Science Classes
Thanks to: Jessie Jiang and Create&Learn
Looking at statistics with Year 8 students
Gapminder and Worldmapper
Geography for a changing world resources from the Geographical Association, UK.
Thanks to: Paula Cooper
Gapminder course at the NYC iSchool
An experimental high school course that challenges 10th and 11th grade students to use a quantitive lens to analyze the last 200 years of global history.
Gapminder course at the NYC iSchool Thanks to: Jesse Spevack
- Teaching Dollar Street in Data Sciences Classes, by Create & Learn
- Geographies of Human Wellbeing, by Timonthy McNamara
- Dollar Street Assignment, by Erik Schneiders
- Digital geography blog: Gapminder – Some teaching resources
- Discussion on how to teach correlations, using (an old version of) Gapminder World
Older resources from Gapminder
- Teacher’s guide: Lesson on 200 years that changed the world
This teacher guide explains how you can use Gapminder World to lecture about global development from 1800 until today.
- Life Expectancy PowerPoint
Life expectancy is a very important measure when we compare the health of different countries. Teach your students what it measures.
- Teacher’s guide: Quiz about Global Development
A teacher’s guide to a quiz about global development.
The quiz uses Gapminder World. All you’ll need is the Internet, a computer and a projector.
- Human Development Trends 2005
A thematic package of animations for your lecture.
Click and choose which of the 9 sections you will use. (Available in many languages.)
- Gapminder’s card game
This card sorting game challenges students’ perceptions about the contemporary world.