This lesson from the National Geographic project: 7 billion people really gets students thinking critically about their place in the world. Perfect for a lesson on global issues. Also, a great lesson for practicing large numbers!
The lesson delivery is simple.
1. Write a question from the worksheets on the board, about the world. Ask students to guess. Share the correct answer. If you have a projector and screen - show this presentation or this one about what's happening in the world right now!
2.Students fill out the worksheet in pairs or groups, guessing what they think the numbers/answers are. Time permitting, ask students for some of their own answers before viewing the video.
3.Watch the video for each worksheet (each video could be a different lesson with the same delivery). Check the answers after as a group.
Extension: Watch any of the 6 Billion Other videos. Share thoughts. Also, get students to brainstorm about what is the worlds biggest problem(s) and possible solutions. A great authentic listening material is the NY Times - One in 8 million.
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