With all the gloom and doom on the globe, I decided to unearth some "good news countries" in a variety of regions. There is a lot we can learn by investigating countries with a myriad of problems. However, there is also a lot we can learn from countries, which are not the wealthiest in their region, yet have achieved a certain amount of success. These countries never get on the front page of the newspaper, and we, therefore, know very little about them.
This power point on Oman is one of a series. Here are the other ones:
1) Bhutan (in East Asia) 2) Botswana (in sub-Saharan Africa)
3) Finland (in W Europe) 4) Costa Rica (in Central America)
These power points will involve the students in answering the question: what makes this countries so successful? This lends itself to groups of 3 discussions.