Global Topics Discussion - Level 5 - Session 1
Topic 1: An Inconvenient Truth
This is a video clip from the documentary, which will be used for in-class discussion.
Topic 2: Exotic Tastes
This is a video that shows some of the food that is discussed in the book. Watch this video to get some ideas for the discussion questions.
Topic 3: Human Enhancement
The video below is a TED Talk done by a man with prosthetic legs. You can watch this video to get a deeper understanding about this topic, which we will discuss in class.
Topic 4: Growing Population
This is a news clip that coincides with the discussion questions in the book. We will use this video as a guide to our in-class discussion.
Topic 5: Water Wars
This is a national geographic video with interviews with scientists who are expressing their opinion about the topic that we will discuss in class.
Topic 6: The Root of Fear
Here is a video that summarizes the "Little Albert" experiment in more detail. What this video to get a deeper understanding of conditioned fear and consider the discussion questions.
Topic 7: Natural Disasters
This video is an early news broadcast that revealed information about the earthquake. Watch this to get a deeper understanding of the situation.
Topic 8: Extraterrestrial Intelligence
This is a TEDx presentation done by a scientist who is discussing the probability of alien life. Watch this presentation to get a deeper understanding of the topic, which will be discussed in class.
Topic 9: Juizhaiguo Golf
This is a video made by Lonely Planet, which shows images and highlights key features of the Juizhaiguo valley. We will use this to establish the setting of the role play debate done in class.
Topic 10: Richland
The first 5 and a half minutes of this TED Education video coincide with the questions in the book. In class, we will watch highlights from the video to guide our discussion.