Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bangladesh--International corporations

This link goes to a graphic and article that compares how much it costs to make a shirt in the U.S. vs. the a country in Asia.   Would be good for Asia unit.  This comes after a major garment factory collapsed and killed 400 people in Bangladesh.

Monday, April 15, 2013

United Nations Video Segment

Here is a clip of the United Nations passing a resolution for the Democratic Republic of the Congo on March 28th, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

China's Lost Girls--Documentaries

Netflix has this great documentary called "China's Lost Girls" by National Geographic that discusses the one child policy of China and the number of girls who are lost.  The movie follows American families who want to adopt China's girls.

In the first 7 minutes and 20 seconds, it discusses the one child policy, Mao Zedong and the preference for boys.

By around 11 minutes and 30 seconds they discuss how the boy preference is much more severe in the countryside.  They interview village men and ask "Why so many boys?"

Around 13 minutes, they interview a woman who had two kids and willingly paid the thousands of dollar fine for her second girl (she had a boy first).

At about 16 minutes, they talk about the problems of the boy and girl imbalance.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Good Europe Map

I used this map in class today to help my students memorize the countries of Europe.  It's clear and good :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

A great website on the Olympics

This website has great info to be used for researching the Olympics!  I can easily see taking my students to a computer lab and having them research difference topics on the Olympics (from the history, to the controversies, etc.)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Malala's story

Malala first became famous as a teen blogger.  At just 14 years old, Malala spoke up against the Taliban and began blogging about how girls should have more rights to an education. 

In early October 2012 when Malala was on her way home from school in a van with friends, the Taliban came on to the bus and shot Malala in the head and neck.  Two other girls were injured as well.  Malala was sent to recover in the United Kingdom. 

When the Taliban was asked about the incident, they said that if Malala lived they would go after her again.