Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Understanding Our World

Lu's been learning about culture and religions in our World Studies class, so today we watched The Miniature Earth. It's a 3min video about what the world would look like, culturally, if the entire human population was 100.

We paused several times to talk about the numbers and what they mean, and drew some charts to see the religious and socio-economic divisions more clearly.

We were blown away by the $1.24 trillion spent on war
vs. the $100 billion spent on development.

We learned that we belong to the 25% that owns a computer, or has the comforts of a roof, a refrigerator, a bed, and a closet. It made for a great discussion.

1 comment:

  1. We really enjoyed that video too.