- Warm up: Watch the video from last week
- Follow up Discussion: Please talk about the meaning of this statement: (30 Minutes)
- If you think you are too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. - Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop
- - You are very small in the world but you have a big impact so you can change the world in a good way and bad way.
- - In this world I have a small existence but I can bring a great change.
- - Example: If you are small but we try to not throw out garbage every day in our field for our environment.
- - We can do many things but we don't notice what we can do.
- - We all have the power to change the world, so I might have a little power but when we get together the power is very big. So we should cooperate with eachother.
b. Can you provide some examples in which individuals can become mosquitoes in relation to Global Issues?
- - Using my own bag (for shopping)
- - Pakistani school teacher used to teach poor students in the park. Provided children with books and writing supplies even though he was not wealthy. The students he taught would teach other students. So, his education spread. He has started a community of educators who have made a difference.
- - Famous theory in China: "The Influence of the Butterfly" It says that if one butterfly in America flaps its wings, there will be a big storm in China. Another example, our lifestyles have influenced the green house effect. So if we do not eat meat it can help the environment.
- - In Japan we have a lot of TV and computer and we use them during our free time. We use a lot of energy, so we think that we have to have more time for family. We can reduce electricity that way.
- - Using public transportation to decrease CO2.
After discussing the quotes, I would like to discuss how you think if the world were 100 people and this activity are related.
- Other examples: The Mercy Centre
The above quotes were excerpted from Sampredo, R. & Hillyard, S. (2004). Global Issues. Oxford University Press, p. 41
|Japanese Group||Dutch Group|
|Describe how you think the Dutch students feel about the Japanese student's behavior.||Describe how you think the Japanese students feel about the dutch students' behavior.|
|Identify the reason why the two sides are conflicting.||Identify the reason why the two sides are conflicting.|
Give advice to the Japanese side about how to get along better with the Dutch side.
Give advice to the Dutch side about how to get along better with the Japanese side.