Interested in how many people were born today? How about the amount of money spent on obesity-related issues in the US? Or maybe the number of emails that have been sent today around the world?
You can find all of these statistics and many more at this site: http://www.worldometers.info/. What a treasure trove of fascinating discussion starters for the social studies classroom! My students stumbled across the page and were instantly transfixed. Of course, you can share this with your own children as well. We become more grateful for our blessings and curious about the world when we have easy access to this kind of information.