15 Questions About Teaching About Globalization and Terrorism

In the first edition of Globalization: a Very Short Introduction (2003), Manfred Steger uses a photograph of Osama bin Laden to help define globalization itself. In the photo, bin Laden holds a microphone and, visible below the hem of his shirtsleeve, is a digital wristwatch. The terrorist’s watch, Steger points out, and his use of... Continue Reading →

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Thoughts and Resources On Teaching About Climate Change

I have taught about climate change for a decade now; it occupies an ever-expanding unit in my Globalization course. When I began, I was explaining the greenhouse effect. Now, students know the science by the time they leave middle school I have decided that teaching about the changing climate is most effective when organized around the concept of solutions. What... Continue Reading →

What Is Global Education?

In January, I am headed to Finland to build a website that can be used by teachers and students to collaborate on the study of issues related to globalization. Few would argue that economies are more inter-related than ever before. Cultures too, the pace of interactions sped by the growing international movement of people, ideas,... Continue Reading →