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Learning from summer TV

I loved the Magellan TV advertisement screened so frequently during the 'summer of cricket'. It showed the global linkages of the modern world – the bloke heading out to a Japanese restaurant, checking his Australian shares on his Korean made phone and then having a Dutch beer…

It would be a great ‘hook’ to introduce Year 9 students to the idea of economic interaction between countries.

Maybe the beer/bar scene is not appropriate for high school kids – so I found a longer (2 min 30 sec) video on the WTO website that is just as good if not better – ‘Trade matters to me’

OR at

Another WTO video that caught my attention for school-use was one that goes ‘backwards from the basketball court through the selling and making of the shoes to the design. It finishes with some of the people who were involved.

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