Friday, September 17, 2010
Images of Global Cities
I love these photos of global cities, and the captions explaining why each is unique in its global character, on the web site of Foreign Policy. (That's Singapore on the left.)
London's one of the big global stars, of course, and has been since the Roman Empire. And Hong Kong has long been an important international center for business. But Taipei is in the global league, too, along with Jakarta and Lagos.
Share the photos with students, and challenge them to research and report on a global metropolis. You could make it a year-long group project, with regular updates on each city.
Take a look into local business connections to a global city. You may be able to find someone in your community who's lived and worked there. Who knows? Across the world may be closer than you think!