World Fragility

This year’s Index of Global “fragility” (as reported in the Economist)has been released by the Fund for Peace (FfP) and it quite-well reflects the shifting political landscape around the world. Good news for Canadians – we are seen as being more stable this year than last. For obvious reasons, the US is sliding as are North Korea, Turkey and Brazil.

The graphics in the article make for a great lesson starters for Geopolitics, Media and Politics in general.

Fagile States Index

Syria: what students need to know

What is education these days without TED! And, thanks to TED-Ed there is an excellent resource for helping students understand what’s happening in Syria. Some of the source videos I’ve seen and used before, but having it altogether in one place is not only helpful, but a great source for a flipped classroom.