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This resource from Graeme Mitchell at SustainEd introduces learners to the highly relevant idea of developing a fact-based worldview and complements Hans Rosling’s TED Talk, “How not to be ignorant about the world.” The resource includes a printable worksheet and teacher’s guide, and also comes with an online Google Slides option which is compatible with Google Classroom. The captivating TED Talk explores how most of us have a distorted view of the world around us, one that is odds with the reality - and significantly more negative.
In the era of pessimism and “fake news”, Hans and Ola Rosling provide simple advice: follow the data. They reveal how the world is actually now healthier, happier, cleaner, freer, and more peaceful than ever before. The TED Talk, guide, class discussion, and ‘more to explore’ option are all designed to be completed in one class period. This resource can also be used to supplement student learning or assigned as homework/extra credit. This turn-key guide is also ideal for substitute teachers and requires no pre-planning.
How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data, demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.