Big Picture World

Program Title: BigPicture World History

Presenter: Medard Gabel

Length: 45mintues - 1hour

Availability: By Request

About the Program:
The purpose of "BigPicture World History" is to make students more aware of the large patterns that their social studies courses fit within. The ecologist Howard Odum said, "The only way to understand a system is to understand the system it fits into." This program provides that perspective and context for U.S and World History courses, plus almost all other social studies programs. It provides a big picture perspective on the forces that are shaping today's world. From the formation of the Earth to current events, this program helps students make sense of the world. It helps students to understand what is driving globalization and the events of today. The program chronicles the growth of population, life expectancy, communication, transportation, energy and other technologies and their increasing capacities. History is presented not as a collection of facts, but as forces shaping the world.

About Presenter:
Medard Gabel has designed and delivered exciting, involving and interactive programs around the world for GM, IBM, Motorola and over thirty other Fortune 100 companies, as well as the UN, World Bank, U.S. Congress and other governments. He is the author of six highly praised books on global affairs, energy, food, and corporate enterprise. Mr. Gabel is CEO of BigPictureSmallWorld, a company that develops and delivers high impact educational programs on critical topics for event planners, corporations and organizations around the world. His other company, BigPicture Consulting, helps corporations meet real world needs in emerging markets in profitable ways.

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