Supply Chain Geography: How Everything From Products to Pandemics Reaches Us
"Supply Chain Geography" uses mapmaking and higher order thinking skills to investigate trade routes, transportation and technology systems that move products, people and infectious diseases around the world.
US Grade 5 - 8
This class investigates the vital role geography has played in the last 100 years, where we’ve gone from primarily locally-produced goods, to factories and farms in far off places providing us with most everything. We will explore the history of trade routes, transportation systems and the science of logistics as well. Participants learn the value of reading labels on shoes, clothes and packaging information, to determine where products were made. Learners also practice locating those places...
Students will learn how the global supply chain works in relatable details including the pros and cons of the globalization of everything. They will learn how to use simple to make maps for a variety of reasons including a convenient way to take notes with geographic themes.
As a parent, as well as a teacher for five decades, specializing in 10-13 year olds, I’m experienced in dealing gently with sensitive subjects, whether violence, inequality, infectious diseases or other topics, which in an ideal world would not be of concern to our youth. My approach consistently has been to respond directly to a young person’s specific concerns and then move on to underscore that in every situation there always are people who step up to make things better.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This class is designed to give learners experience interpreting and discussing data presented on maps and graphs, some of which we create together. This is an introduction to the subjects of colonization, globalization and infectious diseases, discussed from a historical perspective and in the context of how our integrated economies, transportation and technology systems have both positive and negative aspects. All this effectively can be examined with this age group.
Meet the teacher
I’m Tom (the Global Guy) Hughes, a retired educator who has taught every grade from first to 11th on three continents, starting as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran teaching English as a Foreign Language to high schoolers. But mostly I’ve...
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Completed by 82 learners
Live video meetings
1-4 learners per class
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