school_12-02-09.jpg Global Trends, The Changing State of the World

According to the National Intelligence Council, “the international system — as constructed following the Second World War — will be almost unrecognizable by 2025” due to rising powers like China and India; a more integrated global economy; and greater influence of nonstate actors.  In addition, transnational issues such as scarcity of resources, aging populations, geopolitics of energy, and climate change will challenge global prosperity.

What do high school students — as future decision-makers — need to know now about key global trends in order to successfully respond to and manage these complex challenges?

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The National Intelligence Council’s “Global Trends 2025,” Executive Summary:
http://www.dni.gov/nic/NIC_2025_project.html

The implications of declining and growing populations from NOVA’s “World in the Balance”:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance/voic-hewi.html

Global Trends quiz from NOVA:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance/trends.html

“Earthpulse: A Visual Guide to Global Trends” from National Geographic:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/earthpulse/connections-and-resources.html

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