Sunday, January 22, 2012

World Connections

I am constantly trying to connect what we are doing to do the lives of my students.  This video on the iphone does a good job of showing kids how it impacts (positive and negative) our economy.  For example we just finished ancient China and so now my students can understand a bit of the connection to that country and the five other ones which makes components of the phone. 

1 comment:

Steve Jones said...

Ken - you might also show your students some clips about what like for a Chinese worker is like. There's a good series called China From the Inside Out, and this clip (part of a lesson plan) gives a balanced view of the opportunities and challenges these workers face.