Learning objects Dollar street

TLF ID M012536

This is an interactive resource about the different standards of living of people at different levels of wealth. It shows a street containing photo-panoramas from households at different income levels in Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda. The user can choose the level of income ranging from $1-2 per day to over $100 per day, and explore different rooms and features of houses at that level of wealth. The resource includes an interactive graph of income distribution for several different countries from 1970 to 1998.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for year 6 Geographical Knowledge and Understanding, particularly for the content description referring to the world's economic, social and cultural diversity; for year 7 Places are for living in, particularly for the content description that refers to factors influencing the decisions people make about where to live, and perceptions of the liveability of places; and for year 10 Geographies of human wellbeing, particularly the content description referring to measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development.
  • The resource can contribute to students attaining those elements of the achievement standard in year 6 geography referring to describing the diverse environmental and human characteristics of places at different scales and contexts; in year 7 geography referring to describing environmental and human processes and identifying how they change the environment and influence the characteristics of places; and in year 10 geography referring to explaining spatial patterns and trends across a range of scales and contexts.
  • The resource may also be relevant to addressing the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability, particularly in regards to the sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems being achieved through informed individual and community action that values local and global equity and fairness across generations into the future.
Year level

6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: The Gapminder Foundation
  • Organization: The Gapminder Foundation
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: www.gapminder.org
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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