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What economic implications could a Zombie virus bring forth?

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Monday, June 24, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 28

Emmanuel Ramos   Alejandra Romero   Paulina Oria Medina   Natalia Rodríguez Navarro   Andrea Galicia Presuel   Andrea Fuentes García  
Students share their experience using technology tools in order to address the implications of a Zombie virus in World´s economy.

Audience: Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will understand the importance of using technology as a tool to gather information, analyze and communicate scientific results in social science. Attendees will learn about how students can use different technologies such as: software like Photoshop, Power point, Word, metasearch engines, specialized apps to design posters, to produce Green screen videos and Social Media.

Presenters will show the audience the products they got (a poster and video) to communicate their solution. To be able to answer the problem, the students developed the next process of contextualization and research:
After Hurricane “María” in Puerto Rico, floods stagnated for several days which provoked a plague of rats which contaminated the drinking water of refugees for the flood’ victims turning it into a doom to whoever drank it. The deceased contracted a bacteria which is corruptive to human’s organism. Leptospirosis, a spiral-shaped virus which, according to World Health Organization is found in the urine of rodents and other animals, was found as the main component of the virus.
Consequently, nations had to release this information through the media to make their citizen conscious of the situation and warn them of what could turn into a global apocalypse. Countries such as Japan, France and the United States completely closed their borders and immediately emitted the order to make medical inspections to every citizen, this, forcing the countries to paralyze any kind of labor activities, dragging down its economy with it.
This has left a question hanging, what would be the economic decline of the underdeveloped countries and what would happen with the communication?
With the lose of face to face contact between countries, economy of the undeveloped countries would dramatically fall. Bounds that took this countries years to build seem as if they have never occurred. The separation of countries’ relationships only show the need of coexistence within each other, and a reciprocal interest between them. Moreover dealing with this situation not only causes external problems, but also internal conflicts that are as y important as the international issues. It is self-understood that the unnoticed virus can cause the worst catastrophe known by humanity.
Our objective is to, with the research of repercussions in historic catastrophes such as Hiroshima's, the black death’s and influenza’s, prove that due to a simple virus which propagated around the globe, the communication and relation betweens nations would become nule for a while and the economy would disappear completely with time.

The economy of each of the developed countries as well as those whose population did not suffer of the spread, will close completely to everyone to protect their citizens and their stability. On the other hand, physical communication, in other words, having face to face contact between countries will disappear completely for the necessary lapse until stability returns, however, digital communication will keep going and will increase according to the problem’s growth. The only exception to physical communication is between Mexico and the United States border as long as In consequence, those countries which are technology producers, such as: United States of America, Singapore Republic, State of Japan, etc. will have an economic growth thus they are the creators of the solution itself. Because the technology is going to be support for finding a possible cure for the Zombie Virus, affected nations are going to create debts with the countries that produce technology. Leading the emerging countries to bankruptcy. Entrepreneurs would invest in new technology products, this inversions would be an important factor in the economic aspects, helping the economy to keep moving. The countries could return into a kind of “Nationalism”, but in this case, because of it newness it would be called a Neo-Nationalism.

Supporting research

• Why Borders Controls Can´t Keep Out the Flu Virus (2009, April 30). Retrieved November 3, 2017, from:,8599,1894786,00.html
• Galatsidas, A., & Anderson, M. (n.d.). West Africa in quarantine: Ebola, closed borders and travel bans. Retrieved November 03, 2017, from: west-africa-closed-borders-travel-bans
• Nedelman, M (2017, October 24). Suspected leptospirosis cases on rise in Puerto Rico. Retrieved November 03, 2017, from:
• Kleiner, J. (2013). Foster, M. World War Z. Retrieved November 03, 2017, from Paramount Pictures.

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Emmanuel Ramos, Academia Maddox
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Alejandra Romero, Academia Maddox
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Paulina Oria Medina, Academia Maddox
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Natalia Rodríguez Navarro, Academia Maddox
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Andrea Galicia Presuel, Academia Maddox
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Andrea Fuentes García, Academia Maddox

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