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L1 ap what is globalisation

  1. 1. What does this show about globalisation?
  2. 2. What is Globalisation? • It describes the way in which places and people are becoming ever more closely linked. • This is good as wealth is spreading and cultures are mixing more (benefit of different foods, music, etc.) • This is bad as it means people can be exploited, the environment is being ignored and migration is not good for everyone.
  3. 3. • The process by which people, their cultures, money, goods and information can be transferred between countries with relatively few or no barriers. • OR • The connections between people and environments across the world. What is Globalisation?
  4. 4. • The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) definition of globalisation is: ‘the growing economic interdependence of countries worldwide through increasing volume and variety of cross border transactions in goods and services, freer international capital flows, and more rapid and widespread diffusion of technology.’ What is Globalisation?
  5. 5. The global laptop
  6. 6. History of Globalisation Pre 1990 Geographers talked about the global economy, but there was a growing recognition that economic changes were accompanied by other important changes at an ever accelerating rate… Columbus – 1492 Transport and trade links with The Americas… British Empire – 18th and 19th Century Controlled one quarter of the world and it’s people… Post War - Cooperation New international organisations ie UN… Turn to p89 in your text books
  7. 7. Globalisation Length of global connections e.g. How connected are you to Australia or Morocco? How connected are they to us?
  8. 8. Globalisation Depth of global connections e.g. How deeply rooted is Australia culture in our society?
  9. 9. Global Connections it is almost impossible not to be connected to other people and places p89
  10. 10. A Globalised world e.g. cars
  11. 11. So, what is Globalisation? rising petrol prices, food from the ‘global village’ the latest gadgets the global ‘war on terror’, Millennium Development Goals, ‘Live 8’ global music, art and fashion new migrations of people global climate change, biodiversity hotspots
  12. 12. Over to you… Using one side of A4 outline the benefits and problems associated with globalisation, using the Disney case study in the Parrot Text book p66-7
  13. 13. Positives Negatives GLOBAL DISNEY …………………………………………. …………………………………………. …………………………………………
  14. 14. Homework • How far back do you think Globalisation really goes? • Watch The Frankincense Trail video, episode one here – shared on twitter @SHSGeog

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