Teaching with Gapminder

As teachers, you have an amazing opportunity to help your students dismantle global misconceptions from an early age. The world is changing faster than ever before and it is extremely important that young people have the skills and knowledge to make the right decisions and navigate it properly.

These teaching materials should be used to help your students update their knowledge and develop skills that will allow them to think more critically about global issues. They are not designed only to provide facts but also to help them discover what is wrong about their worldview and to flip it to become a more accurate one.

How fact-based is your own worldview? Test yourself before going further: https://gapm.io/test

Once you have tested yourself we recommend you to check out our lessons where you find lots of useful material to download and use in your classroom.

Please watch Hans and Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling-Rönnlund explain the frameworks and theories used in the teaching materials in these video explainers and Ted Talks.

You can also explore global, regional and country-level data on lots of different subjects in our tools, and you can see how people live on different income levels on Dollar Street

All of our materials have been tested by teachers. They are free to use and adapt as long as the source is acknowledged. If you have feedback, questions or would like to share your own materials with us, send us an email at [email protected]