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Directions: This webquest is devoted to the influence of globalization. In order to study this theme we should learn some information about the term globalization, the historical background of this notion, anti-globalization views, pro-globalization views. At the end of this, we will debate whether you believe globalization is good or bad

Task
How does globalization influence the world? Do you believe it is good or bad?
Normally, I would never allow you to use Wiki-pedia- but for the background and history, this is ok!
(YOU CAN USE THE WEBSITES BELOW, OR YOUR OWN)

1: THE PROCESS OF GLOBALIZATION.
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globalization
• http://www.globalization101.org/What_is_Globalization.html
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtmvksvSvtc&feature=related
QUESTIONS/ TASK
1) What is the definition of Globalization? In what way the definition of globalization has been developing?





2) What is the goal of globalization?




3) What spheres of life does globalization cover?




4) How does the process of globalizing happen?



2: THE HISTORY OF GLOBALIZATION.
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globalization
• http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1174759,00.html
• http://business.mapsofindia.com/globalization/history.html
QUESTIONS/ TASK

1) What are 2 views on the history of globalization?


2) When the process of globalizing has began due to the meaning of Thomas Friedman?


3) When the process of globalizing has began due to the meaning of Andre Gunder?



4) What are the main phases of developing of globalization?



3. DOES GLOBALIZATION AND WOMEN
• http://sociology.emory.edu/faculty/globalization/issues02.html

QUESTIONS
1. Does Globalization have a positive or negative effect on women? Explain



2. Therefore are you for or against globalization in relation to this issue?



4. Globalization and Poverty
http://sociology.emory.edu/faculty/globalization/issues03.html

QUESTIONS
1. Does Relationship does Globalization have on poverty?




2. Therefore are you for or against globalization in relation to this issue?





5. GLOBALIZATION: DOES IT DIMINISH CULTURAL DIVERSITY?

http://sociology.emory.edu/faculty/globalization/issues05.html
1. What relationship does Globalization have on cultural diversity?




2. Therefore are you for or against globalization in relation to this issue?

6. CAN GLOBALIZATION BE CONTROLLED?
QUESTIONS
1. Based on this information, are you for or against Globalization?



7: The Globalization of Sesame Street.
Click on the link below and explore the website. http://www.sesameworkshop.org/aroundtheworld
The website shows all of the countries where Sesame Street is shown. Choose five of the countries listed and read about the different programs. Listen to a theme song or two and then answer the question below.
QUESTIONS

1. How do the producers of Sesame Street adapt to the cultures of the world, while “going global”? Give specific examples. You must include at least one specific example from each of the five countries you investigated.




2. Based on this information are you for or against Globalization? Explain



8: The Globalization of Coke
Click on the link and explore the website http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/ourcompany/index.html
QUESTIONS/ TASK

1. Coke by the numbers.
• In how many countries are Coke beverages sold?

• How many employees does the company have worldwide?

• How many different beverages does Coke have worldwide?

• How many servings of Coke are there per day?
Now, click on the “Coca-Cola System” on the navigation bar.
3. What is the “Coca-Cola System” in terms of globalization?

4. What is Coke’s vision for globalization?



Click on “Brands” at the top and choose three products that are unfamiliar to you. Investigate each . Write down the important information about each product. When you are finished answer the following questions.
5. How does Coke appreciate local diversity in its products? (In other words, how do they respect the cultures of the various countries?) Give examples from the three products you investigated.



6. Do you think that Coca-Cola is a “responsible global corporation”? Explain your point of view and support it with a few specific facts or examples from the products you investigated.





9 Vanishing Cultures
Next, visit the Vanishing Cultures Photo Gallery by clicking on the following link:
http://vanishingculturesphotogaphy.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html
http://www.vanishingculturesphotography.com/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/06/0627_020628_wadedavis.html
QUESTIONS/ TASK
Choose any three culture groups from the web sites above. Take notes to summarize the unique aspects of each group. Be sure to include who they are, where they are located, how globalization has affected them, and all other important information.






10: PRO-GLOBALIZATION VIEWS.
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globalization
• http://www.international.ucla.edu/podcasts/article.asp?parentid=92724
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4O3V5XU7Mg&feature=related
• http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Positive-Effects-of-Globalization&id=1126427
QUESTIONS:
1) Who are the pro-globalists? What are their views?



2) What is positive influence of globalization on the spheres of economy, culture, business and finance?




3) How does globalization influence the spheres of technology and information?



4) Does the process of globalization develop democracy in the world?




11: anti-globalization views.
• http://www.international.ucla.edu/podcasts/article.asp?parentid=92724
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4O3V5XU7Mg&feature=related
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bhodyt4fmU&feature=related
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globalization
• http://www.buzzle.com/articles/negative-effects-of-globalization.html

QUESTIONS:
1) Who are the anti-globalists? What are their views?



2) The interests of which countries are realized during the process of globalization?



3) How does globalization influence poor countries?



4) How does globalization influence the spheres of religion and culture? How does it affect world ecology?



12: Additional Information

Task: By now you should have an opinion on globalization. Find any additional information on your opinion on whether or not you believe Globalization could be good or bad. YOU CANNOT USE WIKIPEDIA



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