Thursday, October 22, 2009

Marriage and Divorce--Interactive Map

Interesting interactive map on divorce and marriage statistics in the United States. Roll your cursor over the state of your choice and get a little pop up telling you the facts.

For example I was looking at different states for the percentage of folks married three times or more. I thought that states that had an older population would be the highest so I looked at Florida (7%) and Arizona (7%). But found that Wyoming was higher at 9%. I wonder why?

That's a fun way to use a map like this in the classroom. Look for trends. Make predictions and see if the map supports you. If it doesn't try to figure out why. It can generate some great classroom discussions.

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