TED TALKS are a series of 15-20 minute lectures by a wide range of inspiring people ( including people like Bill Gates) on an amazing range of topics.
The website is
Here are some interesting TED talks on Asia inc India & China. Take a look at one of them and then report back on what you learned from it- you might be surprised. You decide what format your report back will be – only rule – it has to be readable and it has to include a graphic of some kind.
(Note – all of the talks allow you to read the transcript of the talk)
– looks at how India, Japan and China have competed and will outperform the west.
-discusses how a the Barefoot School teaches people to be engineers, scientists
– discusses the value of sanitation.
– discusses threats to reptiles such as the cobra due to water pollution
Turning trash into toys for learning.
– how trash can be used to create toys that will show kids principles of science and engineering.
– describes how kids figured out how to use a PC without any instruction or education.