Ever wondered what your life would be like if you had been born somewhere else?
If It Were My Home helps answer that question by providing an easy-to-use country comparison tool. Select two countries to compare and explore living conditions in those two areas such as energy usage, life expectancy, and geographical size.
By default, the tool compares the United States to another country, but it is easy to change this setting. Check out a screenshot below of my comparison of the United States to Madagascar:
Additionally, you can browse each contrasting statistic for more detailed information:
All of the information included in this website is from the CIA World Factbook, which means you can rely on the information being accurate. This tool would be a great way to start up a discussion with your students about what they take for granted and what they wish the country would work to improve. Plus, it is a great research tool for geography classes.
Happy comparing, y’all.