Unit 2: How it works

  1. Young people form groups of four. From our previous selection, the youngsters will choose a newspaper article that shows how some events from one part of the world can affect other communities or countries.
  2. The problems can be about: economy, politics, migration, climate change, cultural exchange, military action, etc. We will adapt the newspaper articles to the activity and the target group.
  3. Young people will classify the possible effects according to keywords that indicate the type of influence (economic, political, etc.), and each keyword will have a colour attributed. They will write this information on post-its and stick them to the map.
  4. Young people will draw lines with the ball of wool and pushpins between the countries affected.
  5. When the maps are finished, a plenary session with all the groups will be organised so that they can discuss how the events have affected different areas around the world, which areas are the most interrelated, which areas are not, why that happens, etc.
  6. Finally, the youngsters will present a reflection with the conclusions they have drawn.

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