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December 21, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Four

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

The Disaster Resilience Journal is an interactive documentary that examines how individuals, communities and countries around the world are building resilience in a landscape of climate change, and social, economic and cultural shifts.”

Climate Change In Perspective is an impressive interactive from Bloomberg. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

This amazing animation shows how babies get made

I’m adding this next infographic to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa:

The History of Christmas Decorations

This second infographic is going to The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet list:

Then and Now - 45 Years of Internet Access

The following infographic is for The Best Sites For Learning About New Year Celebrations list:

50 New Year Traditions From Around the World

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December 14, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Three

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

How Your City Influences Your Spending shows the major ways people living in different cities spend their money. It’s from The New York Times.

Here’s a collection of Infographics and Lesson Sheets from Kids Discover.

What really happened in the Christmas truce of 1914? is an interactive from The BBC. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About World War I.

Biodiversity: Life ­– a status report is an interactive from Nature. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day).

Here’s how democracy, autocracy and colonialism fared over the last century is an intriguing Washington Post infographic.

Frankenplace is a map-based search engine for Wikipedia. You can read more about it at Google Maps Mania.

I’m adding this next infographic to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:

Here’s a useful infographic for IB Theory of Knowledge classes when they’re studying perception:

Ways Companies Use To Increase Sales

Designed by: http://alternativesfinder.com/ Author: Kate Stephens

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December 6, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Two

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

Check out The Quartz Chart of the Year™ short-list is here.

Rude hand gestures of the world comes from The Telegraph. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

Losing languages
is an infographic from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day.

We Are Teachers has designed two separate infographics on close reading — one for teachers and one for students. I’m adding them to The Best Resources On “Close Reading.”

The View From Above is a fun geography game using satellite images. I’m adding it to The Best Online Geography Games. Thanks to Google Maps Mania for the tip.

Here’s a cool interactive about climbing Mount Everest. I learned about it from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Mount Everest.

The Rand McNally Trip Maker easily lets you design a trip anywhere in the United States, and you can add sites of interest along the way. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Plan Virtual Trips. Again, thanks to Google Maps Mania for the tip.

I’m adding this next infographic to A Beginning “Best” List On Domestic Violence Resources:

Here’s an excellent infographic from Middleweb, to go along with an equally good article, that I’m adding to The Best Posts On Classroom Management:



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December 1, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part One

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

I’m adding this first infographic to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual:

Why Your Kids Should Learn a Second Language

I’m adding this next infographic to the same list:

18 Reasons Why You Should Learn a New Language

This next one is going on The Best Sites To Learn About…Happiness? list:

Happiness Index Around the World

I’m adding this infographic to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change:

Here’s an interesting one on language:

Languages Around the World

And this final one is on John Hattie’s research:

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November 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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November’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Two

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

Al Jazeera has a nice collection of interactive infographics. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Interactive Infographics.

Poppyfield is a fascinating, and sad, interactive that displays the number of war deaths in specific conflicts over the years.

The horn and ivory trade is an infographic from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day).


Half The World’s Wildlife Has Vanished Since 1970 [Infographic]
is from Forbes. I’m adding it to the same list.

Every American war death since 1914, in one chart is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Memorial Day.

I’m adding this infographic to The Best Resources For Learning About World War I:

WW1: A Short History

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November 3, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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November’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part One

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

The Most Decade-Specific Words of the Past Two Centuries is a fascinating infographic.

Comparison of letter positions in eight languages is a pretty interesting chart, too.

Today’s key fact: you are probably wrong about almost everything
is a series of charts from The Guardian showing how people’s perceptions vary from reality on a number of different topics — divided by country.

I’m adding these next three infographics to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:

Street Food Around the World

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Around the World in 29 Cheeses


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Weight of the World

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October 27, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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October’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Two

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

What Did World War I Sound Like? is an interactive from the BBC. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About World War I.

What foods does each country eat? These charts break it down. is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

The Search For Aliens is an interactive from The BBC. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Possible Life On Other Planets.

Eleanor Lutz’s Animated Guide To Breathing shows how different animals….breathe.

I’m adding this infographic to The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Europe:

50 Facts About Spain

I’m adding this infographic to The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality — Help Me Create A Simple Lesson Plan Using Them:

Thanks to Infographic World

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October 4, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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October’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part One

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

Pirate Fishing is an intriguing, though somewhat confusing, interactive game from Al Jazeera.

The Age of Mega-Cities is a cool interactive from the Smithsonian.

A Continent-by-Continent History of the World Graphic is impressive, though a bit hard-to-follow.

Common Mythconceptions: World’s Most Contagious Falsehoods is a great infographic from Information is Beautiful.

This is a good infographic comparing blending learning with the flipped classroom. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea.

Don’t Save It For Later – Financial Literacy Through Infographics & Animations is from The ASIDE blog.

The Lowdown has brought together several good interactives on climate changes. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

My Planet is an interactive game from the Girl Scouts about the environment. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Introduce Environmental Issues Into The Classroom. Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip.

This first infographic is being added to The Best Sites To Learn About The World’s Tallest Buildings:

Super Tall Skyscraper Info-graphic

I’m adding this next infographic to The Best Online Resources For Drivers Education & Car Information:

Distracted Driving

I’m adding this next interactive to The Best Resources For Learning About The Ebola Virus:

I’m adding this infographic from The Center For Teaching Quality to The Best Resources On Being A Teacherpreneur:

Teacher Time Info Graphic

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September 25, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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September’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Four

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

An Ebola treatment center is a Washington Post infographic. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Ebola Virus.

Understanding the Ebola Outbreak: A Multimedia Resource Guide is from The Lowdown. I’m adding it to the same list.

How Search Works is an interactive infographic from Google.

Here’s a great infographic on storytelling. I’m adding it to The Best Digital (& Non-Digital) Storytelling Resources.

A visual guide to the crisis in Iraq and Syria
is from The New York Times.

I’m adding this next infographic to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change:

Carbon Story

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September 19, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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September’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Three

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

Over Under Sideways Down is an interactive online comic strip about refugees, created by the Red Cross. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day.

The world’s happiest nations, in one map is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About…Happiness?

I’m adding this video animation from NPR to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:

I’m adding this infographic to The Best Sites For Learning About Brazil:

Degradation of the Brazilian Rainforest
by bhonma.

I’m adding this next infographic to The Best Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month:

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September 13, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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September’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Two

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

38 maps that explain Europe is from Vox.

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures is from The Guardian.

Jawbone compares the number of steps people take each day and the amount they sleep in cities from around the world. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

I’m adding this infographic to The Best Online Resources For Drivers Education & Car Information:

Keep Your Eyes On The Road

I’m adding this next infographic to The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language:

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September 7, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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September’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part One

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

Big Bang: How the Universe was created is from the BBC and is “a four-minute animated guide to one of the greatest questions we’ve tried to solve.”

TuvaLabs has many datasets and tool for visual exploration of them. It’s designed for teachers and students.

Here is how “A Spacecraft For All” is described:

This Chrome Experiment follows the unlikely odyssey of the ISEE-3, a spacecraft launched in 1978 to study the Sun, but better known for its amazing accomplishments beyond that original mission. “A Spacecraft for All” is an interactive documentary combining film and 3D graphics, allowing you to follow the spacecraft’s story as you trace it along its entire 36 year journey.

How America’s refugee population has changed over time is an infographic from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day.

Telling Stories With Data and From Article to Infographic: Translating Information About ‘Sneakerheads’ are both NY Times Learning Network lessons on using infographics. I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Creating Infographics.

I’m adding this next infographic to The Best Online Resources For Drivers Education & Car Information:

Tips to Prevent a Car Accident

 

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August 26, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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August’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Four

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

Chart: College really does pay for most people is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career.

Assess Your Cultural Profile is an intriguing interactive from the Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

Spotify has a site called Serendipity that shows you on a map when two people in different parts of the world play a song at exactly the same time. I’m adding it to that list, too.

I’m adding this infographic to the same list:

Cuisine Around the World

I’m adding this next infographic to The Best Visualizations Of Poverty In The U.S. & Around The World:

What You Need To Know About Immigration Reform is from The Lowdown at KQED. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About The New Push For Immigration Reform:

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August 15, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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August’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Three

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

Where People In Each State Were Born is an incredible series of interactives from The New York Times which show exactly what the headline says it does.

I’m adding this next interactive to The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space:

This next interactive is going to The Best Resources For Learning About Our World’s Population Of 7 Billion:

2014 World Population Digital Visualization

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August 11, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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August’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Two

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

Salaries by Occupation and Industry is a neat interactive from Flowing Data.

Gastro-Architecture is a fun interactive from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Images Of Weird, Cool & Neat-Looking Buildings (& Ways To Design Your Own).

Flight Risk is an impressive BBC interactive infographic on plane crashes. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Flight.

How The Average American Work Week Compares To The Rest Of The World is a series of infographics from Fast Company. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

10 hardest working countries is an interactive from CNN. I’m adding it to the same list.

East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait is a very intriguing series. That goes on the same list.

And I’m adding this unusual infographic to the same list, too:

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August 6, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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August’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part One

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

I’m adding this first infographic to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change:

I’m adding this next one to The Best Sites For Learning About Hurricanes:

The Anatomy of a Hurricane

I’m adding this next one to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:

What can $1 buy around the world?

I’m adding this one to The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning:

Your Brain on Exercise

This next goes on The Best Resources For Learning About World War I list:

Then & Now -  An interactive journey around WW1 Britain

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July 26, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Four

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

Map: The happiest places in America comes from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About…Happiness?

Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S. is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On California’s Drought.

30 Graphics That Explain the Last 100 Years is from Made From History. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History.

I’m adding this next interactive to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures: (strangely, it might now show up this post. If it doesn’t for you, click on it and you will go to “Edible Europe”)

Edible Europe

And I’m adding this one to the same “Best” list:

Driving � What�s the Norm Worldwide

I’m adding this last infographic to the same “drought” Best list I mentioned earlier:

The Most Water-Consuming States Are The Ones In Drought

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July 20, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Three

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

Every Second Counts: an interactive story by Sophie McKenzie is a “choose your own adventure” story from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories.

Best in class: 25 inspiring school improvement ideas – interactive is also from The Guardian.

Average weekly wages in majority of U.S. counties were below national average in 2013
is the headline of an interactive map from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It shows wages from every county in the United States.

Here’s a useful infographic on Alzheimer’s:

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July 11, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Two

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Here goes:

3 maps that explain America is from Vox. Two of the are pretty interesting and regard immigration, so I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.

Adolescent screen time, in four charts is from The Washington Post.

The Daily Routines Of Famous Creative People might be one of the intriguing interactives of the year.

South Sudan: how the crisis unfolded – interactive timeline is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The Vote In Southern Sudan.

Top 10 Biodiversity Conservation Infographics is from Saving Species. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day).

I’m adding this next infographic to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:

21 Ways to Say Hello

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