Category: Did You Know...?

Chart of the Week: Trends in Worldwide Population (1950-2050)

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Feb 24, 2020
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Chart of the Week, Did You Know...?
Fascinating chart showing trends in world population and predictions for the future (Yale GlobalOnline)  Questions:  What are three major trends you can identify from this chart that have occurred between 1950 and 2020?  Do most of the trends you identified represent improvements in the standard of living around the world?  What do you see as the most significant change projected to occur between 2020 and 2050?  One of the changes happening in many developed...

Infographic of the Week: How Municipal Bonds Helped Build the Nation

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Dec 10, 2019
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Chart of the Week, Did You Know...?
A nice cross-curricular opportunity to fuse history and personal finance. Bonds can be a tricky topic for educators but if you just think of them as IOUs and municipal bonds as money that government entities borrow for infrastructure then suddenly they become more tangible. Click the image to go directly to the infographic.  Questions: What was the first public project funded by municipal bonds?  What are three large infrastructure projects funded by municipal bonds?  What...