Here's the You Tube clip (The Miniature Earth) - but this time it's been made in 2012.... Check out the changes.
After watching the clip called "The Miniature Earth," it's been interesting this past week to look at the maths needed (Yes, MATHS Mrs Ginnivan) in order to make our class of 30 represent the world. There were quite a number of global problems that became a little more real when we used our class to depict them. It's going to be good to get those photos up pictorially in the room. We'll have to post some photos here on our web page.
Remember that we worked out that about 18 out of the thirty would have no access to adequate sanitation. Remember those pictures that we looked at?
Lots of people in the world struggle to live on $1 per day.
And, remember the way that only one of us had access to the internet? (Why would that be such a big deal do you think?)
What about the amount of money that is spent on the military compared to money spent on Aid?
I think one of the things that hit me during those classes was the questions that came from you guys. Things like:
I think that the questioning and thoughts that you had were pretty amazing and I loved the beginning of the conversations that took place.
We're all going to travel quite the learning journey this semester. Hopefully everyone will continue to be enthusiastic contributors to this learning process.
When you think about even these early stages of looking at world issues, can you name the problems that you think might be the biggest ones?
What are some of the things that we could do, here in Nathalia, to solve some of these problems? What impact can we have on the world?
Let's work on the RED points this time in the blog. By the end of the semester we will (hopefully) have some ideas about solutions!!
I'm looking forward to reading your responses....