Are Cities the New Countries?

GEOGRAPHY Do big cities have more in common with each other than with the rest of their own countries? (BBC) Use our resources to learn more about cities and urban areas. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to the OECD’s Trends Shaping Education report. Discussion Ideas The new report, Trends Shaping Education 2016, was … Continue reading Are Cities the New Countries?

Asian Nations Top School Rankings

EDUCATION The biggest-ever global school rankings have been published, with Asian countries in the top five places. (BBC) The ranking was based on science and math tests—help build your own knowledge with our collection of STEM resources. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a PowerPoint presentation and today’s MapMaker Interactive map, in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The ranking system … Continue reading Asian Nations Top School Rankings

Nuts for Nutella

BUSINESS Nutella, it turns out, is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too. (The Atlantic) Use our resources to better understand what the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) calls “global value chains.” Discussion Ideas Read through our terrific activity, “The Geography of … Continue reading Nuts for Nutella