Globalisation

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Globalisation has a long history. These online resources will support your understanding of how globalisation works in our world and its impact on humans and the earth. SCIS 1698419

See also Fair Trade, Global Warming and Children's rights

BBC Bitesize: What is Globalisation?
Describes the knock on effect of globalisation with the use of highlighted keywords with clear definitions

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/globalisation/globalisation_rev1.shtml


Globalisation 101
What is globalisation and how does international trade, investment, information technology and the environment affect its growth?

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.globalization101.org/what-is-globalization/


Globalisation in History
This National Geographic site offers a good overview of the pros and cons of globalisation including the politics and economic issues of this topic.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/search/?q=globalization&ar_a=1


Key Facts: The Global Economy
BBC News discusses the issues of globalisation and its effect on the world.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/guides/457000/457022/html/


UNESCO' Globalisation

UNESCO's free online Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future course for educators, includes links to resources used by educators around the world to teach globalisation.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.unesco.org/education/tlsf/mods/theme_c/mod18.html


EPIC
Use GREENR: Global Reference on the Environment to find out about current environmental issues and how these issues are impacting a particular people, country or animal. School log-on and password required.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.tki.org.nz/epic2


Books
Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Mirror, by Jeannie Baker, 2010 (picture book)
One World Together, by Catherine and Laurence Anholt, 2013 (picture book)
World Came to My Place Today, by Jo Readman, 2004 (picture book)

Video
Globalisation explained. Explainity. Youtube. 4:18
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ0nFD19eT8