Follow this link to the geographyalltheway.com page where you can begin to develop your own ideas about what Globalisation is.
Once you have done this you can go to the discussion page and add your own definition of globalisation and comment on what other people have said.
What do these to videos have to do with Globalisation?
2) Globalisation: Good or Bad? : The Good
Following this link will take you to the BBC Bitesize page that outlines some of the advantages of Globalisation. Using this page as a starting point, I would like you to find examples of where globalisation has had a positive effect on the world. You can do this by posting information to the discussion board.
3) Globalisation: Good or Bad? : The Bad – Child Labour (geographyalltheway.com)
You are now going to research case studies that will help you decide whether or not you believe Globalisation is a good or bad thing for the world. As is often the case in geography, there is no right or wrong answer to this question. We will be looking at examples of the good and the bad.
To begin with you are to produce a detailed case study of an example of child labour. The use of child labour has been cited as one of the major problems with globalisation. You should produce a case study of a reported case of child labour that fits onto a double sided sheet of A4. Your case study should include the 5 W`s, What happened? When did it happen? Where did it happen? Why did it happen? Who was affected by it happening. As you work through your research could you please post any links you find to the discussion board.
Remember, this is only an introduction. We will be looking at many aspects of the globalisation debate in more detail and as you gain more knowledge of the issues, your opinions may change.
4) Introducing Transnational Corporations: (the IKEA song)
|A Chinese IKEA banner (click here to see how many countries IKEA have stores in)|
IKEA are an excellent example of a Transnational Corporation. Have you ever been to an IKEA store? Why did you go? What was it like?
Think of all of the ways that IKEA can be used to show the benefits and disadvantages of Globalisation. The two video’s below will help you, as will this page from the IKEA website.