GLOBALISATION

Introduction

GLOBALIZATION - ECONOMICs SIMPLIFIED

What Is Globalization?

Take 2 minutes to think about this term. What do you think this is about? Have you ever heard this word before?

 

Globalisation can be defined as  the process of interaction and integration among people, companies and governments worldwide. Or as cambridge defined it: a situation in which available goods ans services, or social and cultural influences, gradually become similar in all parts of the world

In our country, we can see different aspects of globalization. For example, we can see that for the last 5 years immigration has grown in our country, we can see haitians, peruvians, venezuelan, and people from all around Latin America coming to our country for work, better opportunities, to change their life quality or diferent personal reasons. 

 

Task

Level: Second Year of Highschool (2° Medio)

Context: Subsidized school

Topic: Globalisation (Unit 1 from the national curriculum, MINEDUC)

Now, you Will watch a Video . And you have to take notes about:

* What is globalisation?
* Which are the positive aspects of globalization?
* Which are the negative aspects of globalisation?

 

 

Once you finished your work get in groups of 3 and share your ideas, then make a comparatve chart of positive and negative aspects of globalisation. You may rewatch the Video if needed.

After completing the chart, I am going to ask you a few questions. I want you to think about them and then you will record your voice answering these questions. For this activity you will have the rest of the day to record yourself and you will send me the recording to my e-mail. This part is going to be assessed so remember to send it on time, the deadline is at 22:00 tonight.
 

*among all of the negative aspects, what do you think is the most damaging for the world?

*What aspect of globalization do you consider the most positive for the world?

*What do you think about immigration? Do you think it is harmful for our country?

 

 

 

Process

 STEP 1:  Watch the video and take notes about:

What is globalisation?
Which are the positive aspects of globalization?
Which are the negative aspects of globalisation?

STEP 2:  Get in groups of 3, and share your notes

STEP 3: make a chart to compare the positive and negative aspects of globalization mentioned on the video. You can rewatch the Video if you need to.

STEP 4: answer the following questions in a recording and send the recording beofre 10.00 P.M to the teacher's email:
 

Among all of the negative aspects, what do you think is the most damaging for the world?

What aspect of globalization do you consider the most positive for the world?

What do you think about immigration? Do you think it is harmful for our country?

Evaluation

This activities Will be  assessed in a formative format, since this is going to be the first class introducing the topic. Considering this aspect, the following instrument Will be used. Feedbacj Will be provided to students if necessary


 

Conclusion

This activity promotes the communication and expression of opinions in students in a topic that involves them in real context. The activities provide students new oportunities to learn, positive and negative aspects of globalization and allows them to give their opinion with proper fundaments.

For further information you can check this video related to the topic. You may want to actívate he subtitles if needed just in case you cannot fully understand the accent:

Here is the VIDEO

Credits

Authors:

Nayadeth Becerra

Anton Contreras

Teacher Page

For the teachers that may use this webquest:

We adapted this class to be able to be applied in a classroom or in an online context depending on the situation and resources at the moment. The aim is to promote students' critical thinking in a topic that involves them and the rest of the world
 

Subject: English learning (Reading, Speaking, Listening, writing)

Learners:  Second year of high school, B1 level

Standards: globalization (positive-negative aspects, expression of ideas regarding this topic)

Process:  Listen, Write, Share, Record.

Evaluation: Check students voxabulary and knowledge of the topic before continuing the unit.

Resources: Internet links, notebook to take notes, computer, cellphone, any device able to record voice.

Conclusion: Students will develop their communicative English skills by learning about a subject and give their oppinion about what they have seen about the topic