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This site is designed to help sociology instructors incorporate videos into their classes. Check out our blog and search our growing database of video clips. Each clip is tagged with appropriate sociological themes and organized for busy instructors. We invite you to join in the discussion to comment on how you have used the videos in your classes, and to submit a clip of your own. Enjoy!
Video of the Week
December 1st was World AIDS Awareness Day. From a global perspective, African countries rank among the highest rates of AIDS. Our video of the week reflects these global disparities, amongst others, in terms of the health of countries. It plots the health and wealth of 200 countries over 200 years. Animating data in real space, Hans Rosling explains how global health and wealth trends have changed since 1810. The data show, for example, that Africa continues lagging behind the rest of the world in health. AIDS, and a lack of economic resources to combat the disease, contributes to the persistent health outcomes throughout much of the continent. Read more / add comment.