Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Places We Live - Images and Sounds of Slums

The Places We Live is a powerful collection of images, sounds, and stories of life in four of the world's poorest slums. The introduction to The Places We Live starts with a slideshow containing statistics from the UN regarding the world's population that lives in slums and the UN definition of the term slum.

After the introduction, The Places We Live gives users a choice of four city slums to learn more about. The cities are Caracas, Venezuela; Jakarta, Indonesia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Mumbai, India.

Applications for Education
The Places We Live could be a good tool for teaching students about poverty around the world. You may want to use The Places We Live in conjunction with today's episode of CNN Student News that raises the question, what obligation do wealthier countries have to help poorer countries?

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