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View Resource A Map of Every Building in America

As the authors of this October 2018 article point out, not too many years ago, the maps we used for planning driving routes were the large fold-out kind that gave us the bigger picture and "connected us to the places" we were traveling to and through. Reminiscent of that once common birds' eye view, The New York Times published "A Map of Every Building in America." This interactive map and its...

View Resource UNHCR Population Statistics Database

Researchers and general audiences alike may be interested in the UNHCR Population Statistics Database. Here, readers can explore data on the United Nations Refugee Agency's persons of concern dating back to 1951 with the most recent data (as of this writing) being from 2017. The UNHCR classifies its persons of concern as refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returned...

View Resource The Opportunity Atlas

Launched in October 2018, the Opportunity Atlas answers the question "Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty?" by using "anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s." The result is a fascinating map showing the average adulthood outcomes of people born between 1978-1983 according to the census tract where they grew up....

View Resource National Park Service: American Latino Heritage Theme Study

One of the many digital offerings from the National Park Service is this fine collection of essays focusing on Latino heritage and history in the United States. The collection opens with a core essay by Stephen Pitti, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, who provides an "overview of the Latino journey...personified in five historical figures: the Cuban priest Felix Varela,...

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STEM educators and readers interested in robotics may appreciate, an open-access educational resource created "to facilitate the implementation of new robotics courses or the improvement of existing courses." Here, visitors will find a large collection of free teaching resources intended for use at the university level. As of this writing, these include downloadable...