The ‘World Poverty Clock’ web site can be very impactful starter for geography lessons on themes of development.
It is a real-time graphic estimate of the numbers of people in the world living in poverty, and can be projected into the future to monitor the progress against ending extreme poverty – the United Nations’ first Sustainable Development Goal.
After discussing the figures with a class, you can use the slider towards the bottom of the screen to look into the future. What progress is being made? Is it fast enough? What else can be done to reduce some of these figures?
You can also click on ‘methodology’ at the top right to get detailed information for a number of case study countries.