I've used this blog for the past 12 years to share links to data-mapping platforms that identify areas of high poverty and inequality. I host these links in this section of the Tutor/Mentor library.
This week I learned of a new resource, called American Inequality. Below is a screenshot from one article on the site.
In addition to sharing these resources on this blog I've been showing ways to incorporate maps into blog articles on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC blog.
I visited the site and found this Mapping Inequality lesson plan.
Thanks to @jeremybney @saribethrose & @NewsHourExtra for tonight’s discussion on data visualizations - a topic our @NewAmericanHist teams thinks about daily as we build new #OER learning resources and share w/educators & students K12 across the country https://t.co/TmiyLMHZEm pic.twitter.com/QAzkCJ5cng— Annie Evans (@MapM8ker) May 23, 2023
If you're an educator or an activist I encourage you to browse this site an see ways to teach others to tell these stories in creative, interesting and informative ways.
I keep looking for sections on each data-mapping site that show ways students and adults can create similar, on-going, map-stories, since that's the only way we'll build the public attention, and motivation, to do the work of solving the problems shown on the maps. It seems to me that any of these platforms could be hosting a "teach this" resource list and including the New American History site.
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