Category Archives: Global Connection

Charity around the World

Melissa Nunnally/ August 29, 2016/ Global Connection/ 0 comments

Do you know the world’s most generous country? According to the 2015 World Giving Index Report, these are the top three most generous countries: Myanmar The United States New Zealand This report is based on the percentage of people in each country who donate money, volunteer, and help people they don’t know. The findings also reveal that generosity doesn’t correlate with the wealth of

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DNA Testing to Discover Ancestry

Melissa Nunnally/ August 21, 2016/ Global Connection/ 0 comments

It’s always intriguing to learn more information about your personal history! Last year, my husband’s 100-year-old grandfather submitted a DNA sample to get a readout of his genetic genealogy. To be honest, my mother-in-law thought he was wasting his money. But, Papa loved receiving the report and sharing it with the family! It confirmed the stories he knew about himself

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Is Fair Trade the Answer?

Melissa Nunnally/ August 14, 2016/ Global Connection/ 0 comments

Fair trade certification was developed to ensure that farmers receive a fair price for their harvest and that lasting relationships are established between farmer and buyer.  On this episode of Global Connection, Maxwell and Serena discuss if fair trade is the answer to help promote sustainability in developing countries. Maxwell thought that fair trade was a great concept but hoped

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National Languages

Melissa Nunnally/ June 10, 2016/ Global Connection/ 0 comments

Did you know that the United States does not have an official national language? We discuss the issue on this edition of Global Connection. Right now, there are about 55 countries where English is the national language including Bermuda, The Cayman Islands, Fiji, and Malawi to name a few. Do you think English should be our country’s national language? Or

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Personal Food Supply

Melissa Nunnally/ June 3, 2016/ Global Connection/ 0 comments

Do you have enough food to keep your family safe in the event of a disaster? On this episode of Global Connection, we discuss the importance of having control of your personal food supply. Serena shared how people who rely completely on the grocery store for their food don’t realize how precarious their situation might be. If something catastrophic happens,

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Migration of People Groups

Melissa Nunnally/ May 27, 2016/ Global Connection/ 0 comments

Not only do we have a new set on this episode of The High Road, but we also have a new edition to Global Connection! Today we welcome Global Consultant Maxwell Adams! Today’s topic: The migration of people groups. Oftentimes large groups of people leave their homelands due to war, persecution, political unrest and natural disasters. Others have migrated for freedom

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Russia’s stance on traditional values

Melissa Nunnally/ May 13, 2016/ Global Connection/ 0 comments

On this episode of Global Connection, we discuss Russia’s apparent push toward traditional values. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the

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Ordinal Ranking of Nations

Melissa Nunnally/ May 6, 2016/ Global Connection/ 0 comments

    First World, Second World, and Third World countries –  Do you think this classification is an accurate representation of the world? On this episode of Global Connection, Drake and Serena discussed their experience and observations about this map. Both emphasized that although the United States is a First World country, there is definitely room for improvement. Serena: Our students

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The Implantable ID Chip

Melissa Nunnally/ April 28, 2016/ Global Connection/ 0 comments

GLOBAL CONNECTION – WHERE WE SOLVE THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS IN THREE MINUTES OR LESS!   By the year 2017, some believe that everyone will have an implanted identification chip. Several businesses are already using these ID chips for their employees! There are plenty of ways these chips would make life more convenient, but there are also risks. For instance, what

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Robotic Coworkers

Melissa Nunnally/ April 21, 2016/ Global Connection/ 0 comments

GLOBAL CONNECTION – WHERE WE SOLVE THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS IN THREE MINUTES OR LESS!    We all love the Star Wars droids, but would you actually feel comfortable having a robot as a coworker? On this episode of Global Connection, we chat about this issue! Robots with human-like traits may become a reality sooner than you might expect. In 2014, Google

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