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About the Lesson/Teacher’s guide
This teacher guide explains how you can use Gapminder World to lecture about global development from 1800 until today. For inspiration, you can watch a brief video-lecture with Hans Rosling here.
Key messages of the lecture
- In 1800, income per person was low and life expectancy was very short in all countries.
- Health is better everywhere today, even in the poorest countries.
- Income is much higher in most, but not all, countries today.
- The income and health gaps between countries are larger today.
- Most people today live in “middle income” countries
From Gapminder:Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.
About the Interview
In a cooperation between the internet community Reddit and TED,Reddit users got to put their questions to Hans Rosling. In this video response he answers the top 10 questions with explaining graphs.
Read more comments on reddit.
Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world’s dominant economic force. At TEDIndia, he graphs global economic growth since 1858 and predicts the exact date that India and China will outstrip the US. http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_asia_s_rise_how_and_when.html
Click on the link above to get a Google Translate version of an article published 2009-11-20 16:20 in CIO Sweden:
The TV documentary Rosling’s World is now posted on the website of the Swedish Public Service Television (SVT) website, with English subtitles.
The documentary, by the journalist Pär Fjällström, follows Hans Rosling preparing his lecture at the 2009 TED conference. The one hour documentary, which has aired several times on Swedish television will be available at svt.se for 30 days (until September 17).
You can now follow Hans Rosling on Twitter. On his Twitter page you can read his “tweets” about interesting facts and graphics and, if you have a Twitter account of your own, become a follower.