14 October 2008 – The Container Shipping Information Service (CSIS) is launching a new set of resources designed for use in schools. Its aim is to provide teachers with the tools and information to introduce discussions on global trade and container shipping into the classroom.
Among the new resources is an interactive animated video which allows users to follow the journey of certain products from source to store with quizzes and information pit-stops along the way. Also available are a ready-made container shipping presentation covering everything from history to interesting facts and figures, and a pack of information about the crucial Panama Canal. All of this builds on the knowledge available on the CSIS website, www.shipsandboxes.com, and encourages the next generation to think about the way our goods are transported and how we benefit from the container shipping industry.
You can view the new CSIS resources atÂ www.shipsandboxes.com/[TBC]
The launch of the education resources is a first for CSIS and comes hot on the heels of a BBC initiative aimed at boosting awareness of global sea trade. Launched in September in collaboration with CSIS, “The Box” project follows a BBC-branded shipping container around the world as it transports a variety of consumer goods. To keep track of its progress and read the BBC News School Report on “The Box”, visit www.bbc.co.uk/thebox.