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Lesson 1 What Is Globalisation


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Lesson 1 What Is Globalisation

  1. 1. Globalisation is a significant feature of the world in the 21st Century . Textbook pg 271 Need blank outline world maps
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Understand the concept of globalisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to describe what is meant by and give examples of global interdependence. </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook page 271- 2 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Starter <ul><li>The Box </li></ul>
  4. 4. Globalisation is … <ul><li>the increasing importance of international operations for people countries and governments </li></ul><ul><li>It leads to increasing interdependence between countries across the world – shared needs to exchange goods and services </li></ul><ul><li>Countries are becoming ever more connected by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing trade and international investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The development of transport links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The development of global communications and information technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global tourism </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. How is this possible? <ul><li>Through relaxation of laws allowing foreign investment in countries </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of provision and speed of international transport , and communication </li></ul><ul><li>For people: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvements in ICT mean that more information can be carried faster. Companies can have headquarters in one country and communicate easily with branches in another country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email text, fax, phone, audio-video links and conferencing are all made possible by satellite communications, and submarine fibre optic cables. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>For goods </li></ul><ul><li>Containers for moving goods by road, rail and sea </li></ul><ul><li>Cargo aircraft </li></ul><ul><li>Global connection is faster, easier and cheaper than ever </li></ul>
  7. 9. What are the advantages of container transport? Ease of transport cost security
  8. 10. Wimbledon tennis ball <ul><li>Complete task 2 page 272 of textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Geofile 464 </li></ul>
  9. 11. Key words <ul><li>Globalisation </li></ul><ul><li>The increasing international interaction in trade, politics, society and culture </li></ul><ul><li>Interdependence </li></ul><ul><li>People, countries and businesses depending on one another </li></ul><ul><li>Markets </li></ul><ul><li>the people and businesses that may want to trade with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Trade </li></ul><ul><li>buying, selling and exchanging goods and services between countries </li></ul>
  10. 12. Homework <ul><li>On a blank outline map of the world highlight your ‘globalised day’ </li></ul><ul><li>Think about: </li></ul><ul><li>food consumed </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes worn </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and appliances used </li></ul><ul><li>Transport – make of car, components </li></ul><ul><li>Services used </li></ul>