WORLD Well, it helps to be in Western Europe . . . (CNN) Map the world’s happiest (and unhappiest) countries with today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries in seven major areas of happiness or “subjective well-being.” … Continue reading Where are the World’s Happiest Countries?
WORLD Where are the happiest people in the world? All over, it seems. Happiness is on the rise globally, according to an annual “Happiness Poll” of the citizens of 65 countries. (BBC) Map the world’s happiness with our MapMaker Interactive. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Consult the annual WIN/Gallup International Global Happiness Survey results. Particularly, … Continue reading Where Are the Happiest People in the World?
GEOGRAPHY The Saddest Tweeters Live in Texas Researchers analyzed ten million tweets to map happiness in the U.S. Congrats, Napa. Buck up, Beaumont. Discussion Ideas: In their academic study, researchers analyzed individual words used in tweets across the nation. Can students list some “positive” and “negative” words? How do those words match up with the words researchers analyzed? Most positive: laughter, happiness, love, happy, laughed, … Continue reading Geography of Happiness