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Daily Class Activities & Homework for Global Environmental, Economic, and Geopolitical Challenges

*** CLASS: DAY1 *** Global Issues Intro.  Intro w/pop. video Brainstorm Issues & Categorize  Read & Discuss: “View from the Top”  Friedman on “Global Weirding”  Review TED evaluation sheet *** CLASS: DAY 2 *** Global Issues Intro.  Perspective on finding solutions - Watch TED: Rory Stewart TED: Eric Li *** CLASS: DAY 3 *** Global Issues Intro.  Perspective on finding solutions - Watch TED Maajid Nawaz  DISCUSS: 3 TED themes  Introduce Hot, Flat, & Crowded *** CLASS: DAY 4 *** Global Issues Intro.  Lecture / Discussion on Friedman’s Flatteners  DISCUSS the Crowded and Hot elements, using “The Tables Turned” *** CLASS: DAY 5 *** Global Issues Intro.  TED Let's prepare for our new climate Read & Discuss: "Water Cooperation … Challenges"  TED How to make filthy water drinkable
Homework: “Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World” “A Lost Decade” Watch TED Global population growth, box by box Homework: “The New Population Bomb…” & “Population and Sustainability” Homework: Watch Friedman at Williams 5mins – 35mins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kTXwxwO8hY Read “Follow the Money” Homework: Watch TED: New thinking on the climate crisis; Read “Climate Change”Homework: Read “…Decline of the Middle Class?” Watch TED The rise of the new global super-rich
*** CLASS: DAY 6 *** Global Issues Intro.  TED How economic inequality harms societies *** CLASS: DAY 7 *** Global Issues Intro.  TED Let's talk crap. Seriously.  Discuss Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 1-2, using reader’s guide ?s *** CLASS: DAY 8 *** Global Issues Intro.  TED The true cost of oil  DISCUSS: Fossil Fuels & Alternatives *** CLASS: DAY 9 *** Global Issues Intro.  Response: Why does the World Need America?  DISCUSS: Geopolitical Challenges of Russia & Syria *** CLASS: DAY 10 *** Global Issues Intro.  Read & Discuss "The Long War Between Sunni And Shia”  DISCUSS: Geopolitics & Turkey
Homework: Read H,F, & C pages 3-49 w/ Homework: Read “Seven Myths about Alternative Energy” & Find article on energyHomework: “Revenge of Geography,” “Putin’s Empire of Mind,” & “Why the World Needs America”Homework: Read "The Arab Upheavals And The Turkish Perception Vis-À-Vis The West"Homework: Research & Write Forum précis
*** CLASS: DAY 11 *** Global Issues Forum: Climate Change, Resource Depletion, & Scarcity  TED: A country with no water *** CLASS: DAY 12 *** Global Issues Forum: Global Poverty & Health  TED: Ending hunger now *** CLASS: DAY 13 *** Global Issues Forum: Geopolitics  TED: Global power shifts  DISCUSS: China *** CLASS: DAY 14 *** Global Issues Forum: War/Justice  TED: How to combat modern slavery  DISCUSS: Post Modern War *** CLASS: DAY 15 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Review of topics & new ideas  Review TED Paper Plan  Claim topics
Homework: Read “Virus Hunter” & “The Blue Food Revolution”Homework: Listen to Crossley’s Blog post & Read “China’s Search for a Grand Strategy”Homework: Read “War… Fifth Dimension,” “Geneva Conventions,” & “Peacekeepers at War” Homework: H,F, & C chpt. 3 bring questions & notes for discussionHomework: H,F, & C chpt. 4 bring questions & notes for discussion
*** CLASS: DAY 16 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Research & note taking for paper *** CLASS: DAY 17 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Research & note taking for paper *** CLASS: DAY 18 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Research & note taking for paper *** CLASS: DAY 19 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Research & note taking for paper *** CLASS: DAY 20 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Research & note taking for paper
Homework: All notes complete [Day 21]; Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 3-8 [Day 25] Homework: All notes complete [Day 21]; Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 3-8 [Day 25]Homework: All notes complete [Day 21]; Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 3-8 [Day 25]Homework: All notes complete [Day 21]; Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 3-8 [Day 25]Homework: All notes complete [Day 21]; Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 3-8 [Day 25]
*** CLASS: DAY 21 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Organize notes into outline *** CLASS: DAY 22 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Drafting *** CLASS: DAY 23 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Drafting *** CLASS: DAY 24 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Drafting *** CLASS: DAY 25 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 3-8 quiz & discussion
Homework: Part I of 1st complete draft; Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 3-8 [Day 25] Homework: Part II of 1st complete draft; Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 3-8 [Day 25] Homework: Part III of 1st complete draft; Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 3-8 [Day 25] Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 3-8 [Day 25]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 9-14 [Day 35]
*** CLASS: DAY 26 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Preparation of review draft/ Conferencing *** CLASS: DAY 27 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  KIVA: Paired research for investment *** CLASS: DAY 28 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Preparation of review draft/ Conferencing *** CLASS: DAY 29 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  KIVA: Paired research for investment *** CLASS: DAY 30 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Last Day to submit paper for review  DISCUSS TED Talk construction
Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 9-14 [Day 35]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 9-14 [Day 35]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 9-14 [Day 35]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 9-14 [Day 35]Homework: Draft TED Talk
*** CLASS: DAY 31 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Review & Practice of TED Talks *** CLASS: DAY 32 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  KIVA: pairs advocate for their choice of investment *** CLASS: DAY 33 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Review & Practice of TED Talks *** CLASS: DAY 34 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  KIVA: make investment *** CLASS: DAY 35 *** Research Paper/ TED Workshop  Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 9-14 quiz & discussion
Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 9-14 [Day 35]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 9-14 [Day 35]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 9-14 [Day 35]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 9-14 [Day 35]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 15-17 [Day 40]; Final draft[Day 41]
*** CLASS: DAY 36 *** TED Talks  2-3 TED talks, depending on class size *** CLASS: DAY 37 *** TED Talks  2-3 TED talks, depending on class size *** CLASS: DAY 38 *** TED Talks  2-3 TED talks, depending on class size *** CLASS: DAY 39 *** TED Talks  2-3 TED talks, depending on class size *** CLASS: DAY 40 ***  Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 15-17 quiz & discussion
Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 15-17 [Day 40]; Final draft of paper [Day 41]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 15-17 [Day 40]; Final draft of paper [Day 41]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 15-17 [Day 40]; Final draft of paper [Day 41]Homework: Hot, Flat, & Crowded chpts. 15-17 [Day 40]; Final draft of paper [Day 41]Homework: Final versions of Research Papers due Day 41
*** CLASS: DAY 41 *** TED Talks  2-3 TED talks, depending on class size *** CLASS: DAY 42 *** TED Talks  2-3 TED talks, depending on class size *** CLASS: DAY 43 *** TED Talks  2-3 TED talks, depending on class size *** CLASS: DAY 44 *** DEBRIEF TED Talks *** CLASS: DAY 45 *** DEBRIEF Course
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