Here are some new additions to The Best Sites To Learn About The Recession that provide information in a visual way that is accessible to ELL’s:

The Geography Of A Recession comes from The New York Times and shows, in detail, unemployment rates throughout the United States.

Maplibs has a color-coded world map that shows international financial centers. The key is the color — if it’s shown in red then it’s down, if it’s shown in green then it’s up.