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Pupils: inside project on the topic of globalization


Pupils: inside project on the topic of globalization

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Why does the Playstation need ships? Pupils at the Wilhelm-Raabe-Schule wanted to know. In a joint project with the German Maritime Museum (DSM) / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History, they got to the bottom of many questions: What is actually inside a Playstation and where do the parts come from? Where do you find the raw materials and how do they get into the Playstation? On the trail of globalisation. A second group built small solar ships. The results of both groups can now be seen in the Cog Hall.

It quickly became clear that not only the Playstation, but also its individual components often travel by ship. No problem thanks to the large container ships. The participants display their research results in showcases that will be on display in the Cog Hall until January 2022. They will be placed right next to the station that demonstrates trade and sea routes of the Middle Ages to make it clear that without the world-wide interconnectedness of globalisation, no Playstation could reach German households.

In addition, the sixth graders created an audio report in which they explain why Playstations, globalisation and shipping are directly connected.

A second group of students looked at climate-friendly solutions for shipping. Large container ships and trawlers dominate the sea routes. Without them, globalisation would not be possible, because most of the exchange of goods takes place across the oceans. The girls and boys designed small solar boats that will hopefully be able to compete in the solar boat race in the summer.

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