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Pop Quiz: Singapore

Singapore is a small diamond-shaped island located in Southeast Asia. It is often referred to as the “Lion City” after a prince of the Srivijayan Empire spotted a Malayan Tiger on the island and mistakenly identified it as a lion. Since its independence from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore has experienced a large economic and technological boom. Today, it is referred to as one of Asia’s four economics tigers. Take our Singapore population quiz to learn more!

1. In 2016 Singapore’s population was 5.6 million. What is Singapore’s population projected to be in 2050?

Literacy in a Digital World: How Technology is Transforming Lives

As the internet transforms our lives and the way we interact with media, those who are unable to access technology can be left out of important conversations. Data from the International Telecommunications Union shows that computer and internet usage amongst youth varies radically around the world and unsurprisingly, lower income nations tend to see much lower rates of access. When at least a trillion dollars of our global economy relies on the internet, this lack of equal access means a lack of equal participation in the world.

How Digital Literacy Can Combat Fake News in Your Classroom

The term “fake news” has been thrown around more and more in the past year or so – both in academic circles and in popular publications. Adults aren’t the only ones having trouble separating fact from fiction; a recent Stanford study showed that students in almost every grade are unable to distinguish fake news from the real thing.

How to Make an Award Winning Video: Style How-To’s and Free Software

Now that you’ve organized your research and ideas, it’s time to make some movie magic. First, check out these 15 Tips for Your Video Entry.

Next, we’ve gathered some useful resources and ideas for creating your video projects. The websites, software, and smartphone apps included on this page are free and easy to use. There are tutorials and guides linked to this page to help you use these tools effectively and make your video the best it can be!

International Youth Day: 21 Young People are Fighting Climate Change

We are increasingly seeing the impacts of climate change around the world: rising sea levels, more severe weather events, prolonged droughts, and the destruction of marine ecosystems. As our planet warms, the limited resources we share become even more limited, and this can have devastating consequences on a human level. For example, a recent study estimates that 2 billion people may be displaced from their homes by rising sea levels by 2100.

International Youth Day in Action

Dr. Joyce Banda is Taking Action to Advance Women Leaders in Africa

Dr. Joyce Banda, the former President of Malawi and a Distinguished Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, recently spoke about her toolkit From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa. Her toolkit’s foundation rests on income, girl’s education, maternal health and HIV/AIDS, and leadership. These four pillars support her main mission of creating equality and parity for women.

U.S Population Growth Rate in Decline – currently 0.7% annual growth

According to the US Census Bureau there is one birth every 8 seconds, one death every 12 seconds, one international migrant (net) every 33 seconds, and a net gain of one person every 12 seconds in the United States.

Despite these statistics, the population growth rate in the U.S. has been on the decline for years. It hovered around 1.2% in the 1990’s, 1% in the early 2000’s and has been just over 0.7% since 2010. This slowing trend is expected to continue.

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