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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...

View Resource Taking Pride: 150 Years of LGBT History

From the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission comes the story map Taking Pride: 150 Years of LGBT History. This story map "documents the history of LGBT culture in and around Greenwich Village" and is organized chronologically with the nineteenth century, the early twentieth century, and the time period after the Stonewall riots of 1969 as the main eras of focus. As readers scroll...