Globalization Group Project Introduction Read the article “Globalization 101-The Three Tensions of Globalization” at the following link: http://www.globaled.org/issues/176.pdf Develop an Understanding of Globalization Your group will research reputable internet sites to find the following information. Use a variety of sites so your information is complete and includes a variety of opinions. Do not forget to document your sources. You will turn in the group research to www.turnitin.com. What is the history of globalization? o How long has it been around? o Give past and current examples. How does globalization impact each of the following? o Economics o Technology o Government How do each of the following impact globalization? o Economics o Technology o Government o o o Environment Culture/society Improved communication o o o Environment Culture/society Improved communication After researching these impacts, develop a definition that explains your group understanding of globalization. Your definition should be well-developed and include the multiple facets of globalization. Globalization Catch Phrases As you research you probably found several catch phrases that are used to describe impacts of globalization. Several of these phrases are listed below. Explain the significance of any five phrases. The World is Flat Shrinking World Globalization = Americanization Globalization = McDonaldization Globalization promotes peace Diminishing cultural diversity Outsourcing Homogenization of the world Other phrases you found while researching Is globalization good or bad? What are five positive impacts of globalization? Include examples for each impact. What are five negative impacts of globalization? Include examples for each impact. How are values involved in making this decision? Will each culture have the same viewpoint? After doing this research, explain your groups position on globalization…is it good or bad? Your explanation should be thoroughly developed and supported by facts from you research. What are solutions to the problems with globalization? How can we make sure the needs of all are met? What are some alternatives to replace current things being done? What are the “trade-offs” when the new replaces the old? Is it possible for the entire world to agree on a system? Possible Sources http://www.globalization101.org/ http://www.morningsidecenter.org/teachable-moment/lessons/globalization-free-trade-fair-trade-jobs-justice http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTABOUTUS/0,,contentMDK:23272496~pagePK:51123644~piPK:329 829~theSitePK:29708,00.html?argument=value Presentation Include the following in your presentation. Group definition of globalization o Explains group understanding of globalization o Definition is well-developed o Definition includes multiple facets of globalization Globalization Catch Phrases o Explains the significance of any three phrases Is globalization good or bad? o Three positive impacts of globalization including examples for each impact. o Three negative impacts of globalization including examples for each impact. o How values involved in making this decision o Will each culture have the same viewpoint o Groups position on globalization explained good/bad o Explanation thoroughly developed and supported by facts from research. What are solutions to the problems with globalization? o How can we make sure the needs of all are met? o What are some alternatives to replace current things being done? o What are the “trade-offs” when the new replaces the old? o Is it possible for the entire world to agree on a system? Presentation Aesthetics o Slides not crowded-include bulleted points not complete sentences o Entire group is knowledgeable about content o Entire group is able to discuss bulleted points o Original work-not plagiarized There are two files to turn in for this project. Your presentation should be some form of media turned into www.turnitin.com. Your group research should be turned into www.turnitin.com.