Globalization - what does it mean for me? Introduction · Question · Background Info · Individual Roles · Group Process Rubric · Conclusion · Teacher's Guide Introduction As students living in America, Globalization has impacted on us in many ways. We drive foreign cars, eat food produced abroad, wear clothing made else ware, and use Nokia, Samsung, Sony, and other mobile phones. With all of this in mind it is time to ask ourselves the questions 'What does Globalization have to do with me?' Let us begin by looking at what the world would look like if it was a Village made up of 100 people. This provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the world we live in. Complete the Miniature Earth Subject Sampler and take time to consider your personal responses to the questions that are posed. To further explore the notion of Globalization you may choose to complete this Insight Reflector. The Question The main question you will be asked to find an answer for is: What is Globalization and how does it impact on individuals, Americans and the World? Background Information Prior to beginning your formal research on Globalization, identify the items of clothing that your team are wearing that were made outside of the USA and the food you have eaten recently that comes from another culture. On a map of the world plot the countries that were identified through this process. You should use a different color to clearly identify food you have eaten and the clothing you wear. What does this map now tell us about the global influence on our everyday lives? Is there a region that has a greater influence than another? Individual Roles There are always two (or three or four!) sides to any story. As a Team you now have the opportunity to further explore the issue of Globalization in a number of key areas in order to develop broader knowledge and understanding of this issue and its impact on individuals, America and beyond. For each of the following roles you are to work with a partner to explore the impact of Globalization in a range of areas and to consider possible values and benefits or issues and concerns which Globalization brings. Economist With your partner consider the place of Economics when discussing the issue of Globalization. You may choose for one person to focus on the values and benefits of Globalization and the other on issues and concerns. 1) Explain the role of an economist. 2) Define globalization in terms of economics. 3) Identify the economic benefits of Globalization and the issues and concerns associated with Globalization. 4) Do some countries benefit more from Globalization than others? What explanation can you provide for this? World Bank - Globalization and the economy World Bank - data and statistics Expand the Debate on Globalization Time.com Definition for economics Ppt on economic impact of Globalization Provides economic data on impact of Globalization over recent years. Table identifying links between countries and the global economy. Globalisation and the Aid Program Australia is working to maximize the benefits and minimize the challenges presented to developing countries by globalization. Free Markets and Poverty Human Rights Activist The issue of Human Rights has long been discussed in history. Use the links below to consider the impact that Globalisation has had on Human Rights. Specifically, look for answers to the following questions: 1) What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights set out? 2) Consider how global companies support or abuse Human Rights. 3) What responsibility should global countries have to ensure acceptable working conditions for their employee's? 4) Is the issue of human rights limited to certain continents or is it a real worldwide issue? 5) Does Globalisation hinder or promote human rights? Child Labor Case Studies Poverty & Globalisation BBC Online Network Nike Sweat shops FAQ about Nike GAP sweatshops Justice for Refugees Does globalization increase child labor?: evidence from Vietnam Globalization and Child Labor Amnesty Focuses on Globalization Environmentalist With your partner consider how Globalization impacts on the environment. Specifically, look for answers to the following questions: 1) Consider how Globalization impacts on the Environment. 2) Is Globalization the sole reason for environmental concerns? 3) How are companies and governments working together to address environmental concerns? Globalization damaging environment - experts Gulf News online edition What are the environmental impacts of globalization? Will the world become more polluted as industrial activity expands? Take the tour Globalization and the Environment An Address to the 5th Annual Conference on International Trade and Research) Is economic growth a cause of or cure for the environmental pollution? Globalization: Perceptions and Threats to National Government in Australia 26 June 2001 World Environment Foundation Anthropologist Use the links below to learn more about your role. Specifically, look for answers: 1) Consider what are the key elements of a countries culture. How does Globalization impact on these? 2) What relationship exists between globalization and the decline of individual cultures? 3) Does Globalization lead to a 'monoculture'? Consider this in light of the discussion on 'Americanization' of the world. 4) As an American consider the impact of other cultures on your life style. Does Globalization Thwart Cultural Diversity? Vanishing Cultures Series of images Cultural Survival Promoting rights of indigenous people Definition of Anthropology Cultural Survival website UNESCO and Culture Use this site to assist you in researching on Culture, trade and globalization. How does globalization affect culture? Advance Australia Where? International Tourist Arrivals US Market Share of Film Industry for Select Countries Take care to address the following as you work together in this final stage: 1. Clearly provide arguments from each of the roles (Economist, Human Rights, Environmentalist and Anthropologist) that support the teams final response. 2. Make use of a wide variety of information such as pictures, movies, facts, opinions, etc that you explored in order to provide clear reasons for the teams final opinion. 3. Provide clear recommendations that the Minister can refer to in relation to whether or not Australia should support a policy of Globalisation. McDonalds Corporate site McDonalds Social Responsibility Statement McDonalds Homepage Select menu bar on the right to identify countries which do not have McDonalds Nike - social responsibility Nike - Global Diversity The globalization debate 16 and 17 year old students from Dale Bennett's year eleven English class at Carey Grammar in Melbourne, argue that globalisation may be thought of in terms of intensified flows of people, resources, technology and ideas across political and cultural borders. McDonalds Restaurants: Number by Region Real World Feedback: Jacinta Allan, Minister for Youth Affairs, Victoria. Conclusion As we travel and use the internet, sms and chat we are all participating in a global world and will increasingly do so. Throughout this WebQuest you have had the opportunity to consider the impact that Globalisation has on a number of areas and to consider it from a range of perspectives. This has been achieved through researching individually and looking at the issue from a variety of ways and then by working together as a team to determine a response to the key question. Hopefully this process will help you be more aware of the world in which you live and inform decisions you make.