Sunday, July 6, 2014

Stats and Facts About UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The people at Silk, one of my preferred digital portfolio tools, recently published a great site about UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  The site contains maps, images, data sets, and data visualizations about all of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but is focused on the sites added to UNESCO's list in 2014.

Applications for Education
Silk's site about UNESCO World Heritage Sites includes a section on the process of a site becoming recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. I can see developing a project in a geography class around this process. Students could select and propose a site to be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As part of the project students would be required to explain how their chosen sites meet the criteria established by UNESCO.