Global Topics Discussion - Level 5 - Session 2
Topic 11: Matchmaking
This is a comedy video clip from the American TV series The Simpsons, which shows an example of speed dating.
Topic 12: Supersized Nation
This is a video is a 7-minute highlight reel of the movie Supersize Me by Morgan Spurlock, mentioned in the book. Watch this video to get some ideas for the discussion questions.
Topic 13: Growing Population
This video shows additional information and graphs regarding S. Korea's fertility rate problem, which is the focus of this topic.
Topic 14: Hire Power
This video is about how attractiveness affects hiring decisions. Watch this video to get additional information and ideas about the discussion topic.
Topic 15: World Heritage Sites
This video shows beautiful images of Machu Picchu and the traditional hiking trail that is used by determined explorers. Watch this video to get ideas about the discussion topic.
Topic 16: Gender and Society
This is a video done by National Geographic which shows the perspectives of Wodaabe men and women as the prepare for the Gerewol ceremony. Preview the video and consider the discussion questions.
Topic 17: Working Class Robots
This is a D-News video, which refers to the same study by The Economist referred to in the book. Preview the video to get additional information and ideas for the discussion in class.
Topic 18: Mind Reading
This is a TED Talk that shows the skills used in mind reading. This video is quite long, but entertaining and insightful. If it is difficult for students to understand, it is possible to watch using subtitles on the TED website.
Topic 19: Natural Disasters
This is an early news report which was broadcast soon after the earthquake in Haiti struck. Watch this video to get a better understanding of the situation and discussion questions.
Topic 20: Isolated Cultures
This is a video by Smithsonian Channel which gives additional information and shows video clips of people living in Amish communities.