Hat tip to Stephen Rahn at Stephen's Untold Stories
This statistical database lets you compare a lot of data between US States. The data comes from the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Even more so, it does more than just spit out numbers but produces some pretty cool maps, flag images, state profiles, and more in charts.
This is a GREAT resource for those end of the year Geography projects!
This sister site allows you to access data from CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. They also have some pretty powerful maps.
They have a great map on "the most educated." This plots the length of time citizens spend in school. Here's the top 10.
|#1||Norway||16.9 years|| |
|#2||Finland||16.7 years|| |
|#3||Australia||16.6 years|| |
|#4||United Kingdom||16.4 years|| |
|#5||New Zealand||16.2 years|| |
|#6||Sweden||16 years|| |
|#7||Netherlands||15.9 years|| |
|#8||Belgium||15.8 years|| |
|#9||Iceland||15.8 years|| |
Where's the US? #14 at 15.2 years.
Such resources are great tools to promote discussion. You may even learn something new like I did!