Tools for Teaching the AP Comparative Government Course with Six Nations' Data from FRED

A free online dashboard that integrates updated development markers such as literacy and GDP across the six nations central to the AP Comparative Government curriculum.

•  To aid AP Comparative Government teachers, we have compiled a dashboard with direct access to all of the data listed below and more. You can save, print, embed, and share any of the graphs, or you can use FRED's intuitive tools to create your own custom graphs. You can even export the graphs as high quality PowerPoint slides. Of course, you have easy access to the underlying data values (just click Download All Data).
Access the dashboard with six nations' graphs and data tables and easy-to-follow directions »

Sample from the dashboard:
FRED Dashboard for 6 Nations Sample Image small version

•  Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) provides teachers and students free around-the-clock access to essential global development and economic data.

•  Of special interest to AP Comparative Government teachers, FRED has dozens of data series for China, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and the U.K., including:

  • GDP per capita
  • GINI Index
  • Inflation Rates
  • Population
  • Life Expectancy
  • Fertility Rate
  • Literacy Rate
  • Internet Access
  • Mobile Phone Use

•  Data are sourced from 80 reliable sources, including the World Bank, the IMF, and Eurostat.

•  Save precious prep time every year by saving the graphs to a free FRED account with the option to have the data update automatically whenever new values are published.

•  You will receive instant access to graphs and data that you can download, share, embed and save. You can even copy and save the entire dashboard to your individual FRED account. It's easy and free.

•  Econ Lowdown provides award-winning, free classroom resources for pre-K through college educators to teach about economics, personal finance, money and banking, and the Federal Reserve. Here is a link to Gini in a Bottle: Some Facts on Income Inequality, a past issue of our Page One Economics newsletter for teachers and students.

If you have questions or suggestions please contact: Mark.A.Bayles@stls.frb.org

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Audience:   High School, College
Language:   English
Subjects:   AP, Civics/Government
Resource Types:   Charts/Graphs, Series
Concepts:   Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Inflation/Deflation
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