Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sources of US wealth? Extensive resources and more
Teacher guides individuals in the skill of brevity in note-taking.
Farming, forests, minerals, fossil fuels, transportation, communications, democracy/free enterprise, rugged individualism.
Students create a graphic-based study guide on US resources, based on the text, notes and class discussion. Use US map (w Canada, Mexico, other neighbors).
Symbols: coal, wheat, cotton & corn, ships (import-export), petroleum, solar & wind collectors, railroads and autos, the US capitol.
Add NYC: entertainment, finance, media.
Silicon Valley names: Jobs, Page & Brin, Omidyar, Zuckerberg. Plus Gates.
Add Google engineer Andy Rubin, dev of the Android smart phone. Compare to iPhone.
Prediction is 5 billion of planet will have access to smart phones in next decade; Newsweek.
Resources unlimited in future. Ex: tires made from organic materials instead of petroleum!
What is the resource that empowers the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs?
Evaluation: brief paragraph on what makes America a successful unit in the world.