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  1. Globalization

  2. Announcements • Concept list 21 is due by Thursday, March 1st. • Tweet 23 #globalization is due by Thursday, March 3rd at 11:59pm. . • Globalization: Blurring the Boundaries Forum post is due by Saturday, March 3rd at 11:59pm. • Digital Humanities Quest 6 will be administered on Friday, March 2nd. • Last call for Multiple choice questions.

  3. Thought Questions • Answer the following prompt in your mini notebook: Create a list of how the United States is connected to other countries around the world.

  4. Name Tag Activity • In your small group, take a look at the tags that can be found on all of your clothing possessions. • Underwear are off limits! • Write down the name of all the countries that are represented in your clothes.

  5. Name Tag Activity Share Out • Share out the results of the name tag activity.

  6. Thought Question Answer the following question in your mini-notebook: • How do you benefit from our connections with other countries? • How do other countries benefit from their connection with the United States? • Who benefits the most from globalization?

  7. What is the message What is the bias? Do you agree with the message?

  8. What is the message What is the bias? Do you agree with the message?

  9. What is Globalization? • Globalization describes the process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a global network of political ideas through communication, transportation, and trade.

  10. What is Globalization? • Log the following clip into your video source log graphic organizers. Title Obama on Globalization Unit: US Foreign Policy Theme: Globalization Thread: Economic Development

  11. Political Manifestations of Globalization • Globalization is weakening nation-states and that global institutions gradually will take over the functions and power of nation-states.  • The creation of legal institutions like the international criminal tribunals that have sprung up in the past decade, as well as the proliferation of major international conferences aiming to address global problems through international cooperation, have been referred to as proof of political globalization. (WTO, IMF, World Bank)

  12. Economic Manifestations of Globalization •  Globalization links increased economic transactions across national borders to increased world GDP • Many of the economies of the industrial North (i.e., North America, Europe, East Asia) have benefited from globalization, while in the past two decades many semi- and non-industrial countries of the geo-political South (i.e., Africa, parts of Asia, and Central and South America) have faced economic downturns rather than the growth promised by economic integration

  13. Announcements Extra Credit Opportunity • Go to Question & Answer section of the forum post. • Pose a discussion question to your classmates that generates comments: 15 points • Response to the question: 10 points Quest 6 • 40 Question multiple choice exam • Concept list 16 through Concept list 18 • Motivation, emotion, Sigmund Freud & psychodynamic approach, Mental disorders, Human development, hunger & eating, personality, consciousnesss

  14. Political Cartoon Analysis List as many corporations as you can see. What is the message What is the bias? Do you agree with the message?

  15. Social and Cultural Manifestations of Globalization Informational Services   • The electronic revolution has promoted the diversification and democratization of information as people in nearly every country are able to communicate their opinions and perspectives on issues, local and global, that impact their lives.  News Services • There has been a significant shift in the transmission and reporting of world news with the rise of a small number of global news services • Who determines what news What is "newsworthy?" Who frames the news and determines the perspectives articulated? Whose voice(s) are and are not represented? What are the potential political consequences of the silencing of alternative voices and perspectives?

  16. Social and Cultural Manifestations of Globalization Popular Culture • Information technology enables a wide diversity of locally-based popular culture to develop and reach a larger audience. • Local critics of this trend lament not only the resulting silencing of domestic cultural expression, but also the hegemonic reach of Western, "alien" culture and the potential global homogenization of values and cultural taste.

  17. Pro-Globalization Arguments The proponents of global free trade say that: • promotes global economic growth, • creates jobs, • makes companies more competitive, and • lowers prices for consumers. • provides poor countries with the chance to develop economically and by spreading prosperity • Creates the conditions in which democracy and respect for human rights may flourish.

  18. Anti-Globalization Arguments Anti-globalists also claim that globalization causes • Inequality for the majority of the world • Richest 20 percent of the world's population consume 86 percent of the world's resources, • Poorest 80 percent consume just 14 percent. • Exploitation of labor. • Inhumane working conditions. • Safety standards are ignored to produce cheap goods. • Increase in human trafficking.

  19. Discontent with Globalization • Discontent with the perceived disastrous economic and social manifestations of globalization has led to large and growing demonstrations at recent intergovernmental meetings, including meetings of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Group of Eight (G8) leading industrial countries.

  20. Thought Video • After watching the video, answer the following question in your mini-notebook: What are the pro and cons of globalization that JagdishBhagwati outlines in the video? Pros and Cons of Globalization

  21. Announcements • Concept list 23 is due on Thursday, March 8th. • Tweet 24, #WTO, is due on Saturday, March 10th by 11:59pm. • Nike Sweatshops: Are they paid a living wage? Forum post is due on Saturday, March 10th by 11:59pm. • Thursday you will be taken to the Mac lab to take the My School, My Voice Survey.

  22. La Casa Contest • One year FREE student housing • Contest period: March 6, 2012-May 31, 2012Tell us in video of 4 minutes or less: Why do you want to live at La Casa? • Then tell your friends, tell everybody, to view your video, because the video with the most views wins the POPULAR VOTE and goes to committee for final selection. ONLY, the 10 most viewed videos will go to committee for final selection. The Contest: • Gather all your creative juices and create a video, no more than 4 minutes, that answers the following question: “Why do you want to live at La Casa?” Here are some ideas of what you can create: • A slideshow with your story • A Telenovela or soap opera • Dramatization • A play • A documentary, starring YOU!

  23. Thought Question • Answer the following question in your mini-notebook: What did you learn about globalization playing the 3rd World simulation game?

  24. Rethinking Globalization • Survey the “Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World” • Read pages 1 through 8 and the following titles: • Poem: Questions from a Worker Who Reads • Why We Wrote This Book • “Is This Book Biased? • Rethinking Our Language • Digest each section with a (1) paragraph summary, which also include your opinion on the work. • Create 2 leveled questions for each section.

  25. Overview of Globalization Globalization

  26. Hidden Faces of Globalization Hidden Face of Globalization Part 1 Hidden Face of Globalization Part II Hidden Face of Globalization Part III

  27. Thought Question • Answer the following question in your mini-notebook: Share your thoughts about hidden face of globalization.

  28. Concept List 22 • Imperialism – A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy, military force, and/or economic policies • The Third World –  connected to the world economic division as "periphery" countries in the world system that is dominated by the "core" countries; used interchangeably with the Global South  to describe poorer countries that have struggled to attain steady economic development. • Geopolitics - The use of geographical territory for purposes of maintenance and pro­jection of power; the control of strategic locations in the pursuit of political goals.

  29. Concept List 22 • Westernization – assimilation of Western culture; the social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization (Americanization) • Spheres of Influence -  an area or region over which a state or organization has significant cultural, economic, military or political influence.

  30. Globalization R.A.F.T Context • You are an 18-year-old son or daughter in the Rebollo family who helps your father with his corn farm. The farm has steadily been losing money because subsidies to American farmers have been driving down Mexican corn prices. The family is having a very difficult time making a living. Conflict • Your mother and father need your help. But you feel a conflict. One part of you wants to leave the farm and go to Mexico City or slip illegally into the U.S. and build a new life for yourself; another part of you wants to stay and support your father. Call-to-Action • Write a two page letter to a friend explaining what you have decided to do and why.

  31. Announcement • Concept list 24 is due on Thursday, March 15th. • Tweet 25 #Kony is due on Saturday, March 17th by 11:59pm. • The Alarming TRUTH about Kony 2012 is due on Saturday, March 17th by 11:59pm. • Have the following completed for tomorrow’s Socratic seminar: • Globalization R.A.F.T. • Personal Item Inventory • The Hidden Face of Globalization video source log • Summary of Rethinking Schools Introduction

  32. Concept List 23 • Spin – A particular bias, interpretation, or point of view, intended to create a favorable (or sometimes, unfavorable) impression when presented to the public • Framing – defines the packaging of an element of rhetoric in such a way as to encourage certain interpretations and to discourage others. (Pro-life and Pro-choice) • Soft power - Political influence that is extended by means of diplomacy, international assistance, cultural exchanges, etc., rather than by such "hard" means as military intervention or punitive economic measures

  33. Concept List 23 • Hard power – a term describing power obtained from the use of military and/or economic coercion to influence the behavior or interests of other political bodies. • Hegemonic power - The processes by which dominant culture(s) maintains its dominant position in the world

  34. Globalization Socratic Seminar

  35. Announcements • No Concept List this week. • Tweet 26 #combatingpoverty is due Saturday, March 24th by 11:59pm. • IMF, WTO, World Bank forum post is due Saturday, March 24th by 11:59pm. • Thursday and Friday – viewing of film entitled, “Battle in Seattle”

  36. Identify at least 3 trends from the 2000 World Wealth Levels Map

  37. Concept List 24 • Privatization - process of transferring ownership of a business, enterprise, agency or public service from the public sector (the state or government) to the private sector (businesses that operate for a private profit) or to private non-profit organizations. (Charter Schools) • Neo-liberalism - The idea that transferring part of the control of the economy from public sector (government) to the private sector (businesses) will produce a more efficient government and improve the economy of a nation; a political movement that has taken over the US political system which promotes moderate to conservative positions on "social issues" yet fully supports transnational corporate globalism in its quest economic dominance

  38. Concept List 24 • Quality of Life - The term quality of life is used to evaluate the general well-being of individuals and societies • NGO’s - organizations formed by people outside of government. NGO’s monitor the proceedings of human rights bodies such as the COMMISSION ON human rights and are the “watchdogs” of the human rights that fall within their mandate. • NAFTA - An agreement between Canada, the US, and Mexico that took effect on January 1, 1994, designed to increase the scope for the free flow trade and investment among these three countries. It includes measures for the elimination of tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade, as well as many more specific provisions concerning the conduct of trade and investment that reduce the scope for government intervention in managing trade.

  39. 10 Chairs of Inequality • Wealth is… • The 10 chairs represent the 10% of all global wealth. • How much wealth would each family have if wealth was equally distributed? • $250,000 per family • How would this affect our society?

  40. 10 Chairs of Inequality • How many chairs to belong to the richest people in the world? • How does it feel to be the richest people in the world? • How does it feel to be poorest people in the world? • Why does our system concentrate wealth in the hands of so few?

  41. What does this chart tell you about distribution of earnings in the US?

  42. Partner Discussion • What did you discuss in your pairs? • What does this chart tell you about distribution of earnings in the US? • Was there anything that surprised you? • What is the breakdown used in this chart? Do you think that is useful? • What does this chart tell you about the 99%? • What does this chart tell you about the 1%? • How does this chart relate to the discussion of the paragraph we read earlier today?

  43. Thought Question What is the message What is the bias? Do you agree with the message?

  44. Why Would Trade Rules Need to Change Why World Trade Rules Need to Change

  45. World Economic International Organizations • The following are the names of the organizations structures that run the world economy. • World Trade Organization – WTO • World Bank • International Monetary Fund – IMF • Group of 20 – G-20

  46. WTO Fact File • Location: Geneva, SwitzerlandEstablished: 1 January 1995Created by: Uruguay Round negotiations (1986-94)   Membership: 153 countries on 23 July 2008 Purpose • Deals with the rules of trade between nations. • Negotiates and signs by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. • Help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

  47. WTO Functions •  Forum for trade negotiations • Handling trade disputes • Monitoring national trade policies • Technical assistance and training for developing countries • Reviews national trade policies • Cooperates with other international organizations

  48. How Does the IMF, World Bank, & WTO Work? • Log the follow video in your video source log: How Do the WTO, World Bank, and IMF Work

  49. WTO & The Global Resistance • Log the following clip into your video source log graphic organizers. Title WTO & The Global Resistance Unit: US Foreign Policy Theme: Globalization Thread: Economic Development

  50. World Trade Organization • Log the following clip into your video source log graphic organizers. Title World Trade Organization at 15 Unit: US Foreign Policy Theme: Globalization Thread: Economic Development