Activity #1: The Globe

Activity #1: The Globe


[no dialogue]. If I show you this globe here,
it reminds me immediately with geography class, right? Or maybe it would
remind you with what? What does this
remind you with? Let me, there is another
microphone here, right? When you see this globe here,
turning around, what does this remind you with? (male student).
Home. (Dr. Wahby).
Home. Pass it around. What does it remind
you with, pass it around. (male student).
World. (Dr. Wahby).
World. Pass it around. When you see this globe
going around like this, what do you remember? What do you think of? (male student).
It’s amazing. (Dr. Wahby).
What else? (male student).
It’s planet. (Dr. Wahby).
Splendid, planet, planet, okay. (male student).
It reminds me with the universe. (Dr. Wahby).
The universe. So outside this, right you mean? Very good. (male student).
My school. (Dr. Wahby).
Your school, okay. (male student).
Principal had same globe on his desk. (Dr. Wahby).
Same globe like this? Remind you of school
yes, very fresh, yes. (male student).
Matter. (Dr. Wahby).
Nothing? (male student).
Matter. (Dr. Wahby).
Matter? (male student).
Yep. (Dr. Wahby).
Very good. (male student).
Goegraphy. (Dr. Wahby).
Geography. (male student).
The earth. (Dr. Wahby).
What that is? (male student).
Earth. (Dr. Wahby).
Earth, very good. (male student).
It remembers me the diversity of people. (Dr. Wahby).
Diversity of people. (male student).
Continents. (Dr. Wahby).
Continents. (male student).
Culture. (Dr. Wahby).
Very good. (male student).
It reminds me of my home. (Dr. Wahby).
Home, very good. (male student).
Different cultures in different countries. (Dr. Wahby).
Very good. Please pass it over
to the other side. (female student).
It reminds me of connections. (male student).
It reminds me that it’s one. We’re all one. (Dr. Wahby).
All one. (female student).
Diversity in cultures. (Dr. Wahby).
Diversity in cultures. (female student).
It reminds me of India. (Dr. Wahby).
India. (female student).
So many places to go. (Dr. Wahby).
So many places to go, very good. (female student).
Reminds me my country. (Dr. Wahby).
Your country. (female student).
Same, mine, India, yeah. (Dr. Wahby).
India. (female student).
Of the different cultures that are involved right
now in this class too. You know, we are from
various parts of the world so. (Dr. Wahby).
The different cultures, good. (female student).
I can see my country on the globe. (Dr. Wahby).
You can see your country. (female student).
Continents and oceans. (Dr. Wahby).
Continents and oceans. Thank you. Who of you know how much
is the surface of the Earth divided into water and Earth. (female student).
Three fourths water, one fourth land. (Dr. Wahby).
Say it again. (male student).
Three fourths water and one fourth land. (Dr. Wahby).
Three, 75% of the surface of the Earth is
water and 25% is land. I want to ask you how much
of this land is populated with people because there’s lots
of Sahara and deserted areas, so people really, are
not occupying maybe 12% of the whole thing. Almost 12%, 15%, I don’t know. I want you please, after you
leave this class, I’ll give you an assignment that
you do later on. I’ll throw many pebbles
with you, you take it with you from this class. I’ll not see it, you
don’t get grade of it. You’ve got an A,
right, already. So you do this on your own, and
I want you to leave this class flying like a bird, thinking
freely, trying to think right. And trying to understand
that others have also ideas, and have background and
all whatever makes them think this way, so you
understand their position. Remember that no one
on earth has the right to change the North Pole. You don’t have the right,
I don’t have the right. Nobody has the right
to change the North Pole. It is fixed but I
can choose my way, okay. But I don’t say this is
the North, my North, right? There are some
things that are fixed. North, east, west, they
are fixed but the direction you go, that is different. One thought, a pebble. No one of us heard or hears
the Earth moving around itself, 24 hours a day,
365 days around the sun. It’s silent. You don’t hear noise
like these machines, right? The only noise you hear,
comes from people. The only noise come from us
and it is noises of joy, noises of sadness,
noises of or noises of. It depends on who
makes the noise.

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