Global Issues Symposium

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NEWS UPDATE: Brockton WINS Global Economic Symposium competition (link)

 

Task: Analyze an issue of global importance

Stages:

  1. Outline
  2. Written report (3-4 pages)
  3. Supporting materials (PPT presentation, charts, graphs, video, etc.)
  4. Oral Presentation (10 minutes)
  5. Preparation for Q&A (5 minutes)

 

Task:  Analyze an issue of global importance

  • - Describe in detail the global issue your team has chosen.
  • - Why is this global issue so important?
  • - Which countries or regions are most affected by this issue?
  • - What are the underlying economic factors involved?
  • - What additional factors contribute to this issue?
  • - Highlight a country that has made significant progress on this issue. How has this country been able to make progress? (Progress does not mean the problem is completely solved.)
  • - Highlight a country that faces significant obstacles to making progress on this issue. What factors are holding them back?
  • - Is there anything an international organization can do to help (e.g., Doctors Without Borders, the United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, etc.)?
  • - Can you anticipate questions and/or objections that might come up in the Q&A?

GIS Curriculum

10:00am - Welcome | Drawing for presentation order (MS Team #1 through #6 & HS Team #1 through #3)
10:10am - MS Team #1 (5 min. presentation/3 min. Q&A/2 min. fill out judge score sheet)

10:20am - MS Team #2

10:30am - MS Team #3

10:40am - MS Team #4

10:50am - MS Team #5

11:00am - MS Team #6

11:10am - Lunch (also Judges deliberate 5 min.)

11:40am - HS Team #1 (10 min. presentation/5 min. Q&A/2 min. fill out judge scoring sheet)

12:00pm - HS Team #2

12:20pm - HS Team #3

12:40pm - Judges deliberate (5 min.)

12:45pm - Presentation of Awards

1:00pm   - Tour of Bridgewater State University

2:00pm   - Adjourn

 

About EY

The objective of our program is to change the attitude of our youth towards money and economics so they will not make the financial mistakes of those around them. We teach financial literacy as a language, just like French or Spanish, they learn financial terms and economic con-cepts which are invaluable regardless of future jobs or careers.
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