"After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learing Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geography.
Many companies have moved their customer service lines to Manila to take advantage of workers who speak lightly accented English and are familiar with American culture.
The geography of globalization is epitomized by relentless change and marked by continual turnover. Cultural and economic factors play significant roles in creating potential advantages for receiving outsourced jobs (whether that is beneficially long-term is another discussion).
With the country also known as Burma taking steps toward democracy and respect for human rights, Coke is returning after a 60-year absence. What are the two nations where it still won't be doing business?
Globalization has made many companies and products ubiquitious throughout the world. We take their presence as a matter of course, a sign that the largest brands are in essentially every country in the world--but not all. Until recently Coca Cola was not in three markets, all for political reasons. Now that Burma is becoming more democratic, Coca-Cola will bring their product to all countries of South East Asia. Any guesses on the 2 countries that still don't have Coke?
I've used similar videos in my classes and students are usually quite shocked to see how a city like Bangkok, Thailand operates. I've used this as a 'hook' for lessons of population growth, urbanization, economic development, sustainability, megacities and city planning.
DE: Obama's visit to Myannmar shows the country is prepared to take a pro-democratic and anti-Chinese stance in the future. As they open up borders with their neighbors Bangladesh, the Buddhist Burmese appear likely to end their human rights violations against the minority Muslim population and other dissenters. This economic revival that they are planning accompanied with the recent Parliamentary elections, won by the democratic party, have Burma posed to become a much more democratic state in the near future.
A simple initiative in the Philippines is bringing a bit of brightness into the lives of the country's poorest people.
This clip is brimming with classroom potential. Development is a key component to this clip, but it could also become a service learning project as students adopt a great project to help others in more difficult financial situations. Learn more about the project at: http://isanglitrongliwanag.org/
The Mekong River was once a wild and primitive backwater. Today, growing demands for electricity and rapid economic growth are changing the character of what is the world's 12th-longest river.
Economic progress for some often entails job loss and environmental degradation for others. The once isolated and remote Mekong is experiences some impacts of globalization with residents having mixed feelings about the prospects.
"TED Talks Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force."
Regions, cultures and economies are not static in this era of globalization. However, in the United States we are accostumed to a position of prominence that is assumed to be a 'birthright.' The data presented here shows how countries such as India and China might "catch up" to the United States and United Kingdom later in the 21st century (2048?).
Grinding Nemo - Southeast Asia's Dying Oceans The Real News Network Pacific island nations have called for greater control over destructive fishing methods and overfishing, which they say are threatening our ecosystem, the life of local fishermen...
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