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Teaching TNCs - Starbucks Lesson resources
« on: May 08, 2011, 10:50:51 AM »
I recently created some resources to use with some Year 9s introducing TNCs.

The lesson consists of a game to start where students name as many TNCs as they can from the logos shown on the sheet provided. This can start a discussion about what a TNCs, their roles in the global economy and their characteristics.Then there is a further exercise where students are faced with two wheels, one showing a mixture of logos and country flags and company logos, then another showing a range of numbers which represent a mixture of TNC revenues  and country GDP (both in millions $). Students should try to match up the correct logo/flag to the correct value. The idea is that students recognise that many TNCs have revenues larger than the GDP of many countries (and in some cases many the GDP of many countries put together).

Then students move on to the main task of the lesson. Starbucks is introduced as a major TNC. I visited my local Starbucks store and explained what I was trying to teach and they were extremely helpful providing me with a class supply of leaflets about where all their coffee varieties come from, a large number of Starbucks takeaway cups to put resources in, a cup full of fresh coffee beans.Each group is given a Starbucks cup full of resources (maps of store locations, images of different stores, company timeline etc) and their task is to fill in the task sheet provided about Starbucks as a global coffee company. A class discussion can follow about what they can learn about the company from the resources provided.

I have uploaded the full lesson plan and resources to 4shared:

http://www.4shared.com/folder/miAg_WTo/TNC_Starbucks_Lesson.html

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Re: Teaching TNCs - Starbucks Lesson resources
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 11:25:23 AM »
Thanks, a fun lesson, which I've never managed to achieve when teaching globalisation!  Its one of those topics I just never 'feel' and struggle to teach!
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Re: Teaching TNCs - Starbucks Lesson resources
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 01:12:09 PM »
I forgot to upload the resource powerpoint for the second half of the lesson. Its now uploaded. Hope it's useful for someone.

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Re: Teaching TNCs - Starbucks Lesson resources
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011, 01:32:35 PM »

Thanks for sharing
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Re: Teaching TNCs - Starbucks Lesson resources
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011, 03:19:41 PM »
Thanks, about to download now and have a look.

This  graphic could be useful as well?

http://thesociallens.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/mcdonaldization-and-starbuckization/
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011, 04:31:46 PM »
Great resources. Many thanks for sharing. :D

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Re: Teaching TNCs - Starbucks Lesson resources
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2011, 04:39:09 PM »
MorganGrinder81: That graphic is used in the lesson resources, its in one of the powerpoints :-)

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Re: Teaching TNCs - Starbucks Lesson resources
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 06:46:21 PM »
Nice stuff thank you for sharing

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 07:30:44 PM »
thanks for sharing these resources
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011, 01:57:11 PM »
Thanks for sharing, sounds like a really engaging lesson.

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Re: Teaching TNCs - Starbucks Lesson resources
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 05:25:40 PM »
Thanks for sharing :)
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Re: Teaching TNCs - Starbucks Lesson resources
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 08:21:45 PM »
Thanks for sharing! x
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