An ESPN chart can be used to introduce students to a new region. An ESPN chart enables students to systematically examine the economics, social, political and environmental dimensions of a country, and then compare the countries of a region. Here is the ESPN chart used in the globalization lesson.
The teacher in the globalization lesson, Shagufta Ellam, cautions that having students learn how to use ESPN charts effectively, takes time. She says, “There is a learning curve and you have to practice, practice and practice and don’t take it for granted, especially the first six weeks or even the first semester, that they have it down. Let them articulate what their concerns are. If they don’t know what social, political, economic and culture are use some sort of processing device where they’re utilizing that information or you’re guiding them. Once they process it that’s when it will become long term memory.