Microsoft in Education Global Forum, Dubai, 2...
So I would like to recommend an idea. A book no less. A short one and a significant one: Jean Francois Rischard: 20 Global Problems and 20 Years to solve them. Published in 2002 the problems remain unresolved if not more acute - no surprises there then. So why not put them on a board and talk about them and design some PBL around them. You could even link with other children elsewhere looking at this. Rischard's point is that since institutions are so sluggish we should start telling children about the issues in the hope of building a new political consensus in future and maybe even some help today. The Shout! project linked children round the world to save rain forests and the gorillas that lived there by buying them up.
The issues in the book are divided into three:
So what about it then?