During my time teaching in a bilingual school in Guatemala City, I taught geography to two groups of highly motivated 9th graders. This was a class I genuinely loved to teach, because my passion for world travel, languages, and cultures could really shine. One of my favorite units of study was about Asia. This region of the world is home to roughly two-thirds of the world population, but is often overlooked and under-studied in our Western classrooms.
While this part of the world is home to such a large portion of the world population, it is facing some significant challenges and advantages that result from increasing globalization. Together we read this brief article by Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, and looked at some data regarding economic growth in the area, and what it means for us today.
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