Things that struck me were the growth in deaths from HIV/AIDS and the relationship between arms spending and number of conflicts among other things.
Thought it might make a nice bit of work in Humanities – ask the group the question at the top of the page to generate a bit of discussion and then give them the data and have a debate to decide whether it’s true or not.
It could be the starting point for a range of ICT activities. e.g. the students creating media resources to back up their conclusions or maybe using your VLE to host an online discussion out of class time.
In the meantime check out their article on “13 more things that don’t make sense“.
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