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Program Illicit: The Dark Trade

  • 1. Learn about globalization.
    Globalization, in its simplest form, means a more connected world. Globalization is the movement and integration of goods and people among different countries. Globalization is driven by international trade and aided by information technology. There are pros and cons to globalization, all of which have economic, social, political, and cultural impacts. What is an example of a pro to globalization? What is an example of a con?


    2. Research globalization.
    Print out the worksheet Decision Matrix. Then use the provided websites to conduct your own research and to learn more about the issues in the debate over globalization. You can also find resources at your school library or local library.


    3. Think about globalization.
    Based on your research, select the arguments that you believe are most valid.


    4. Write about globalization.
    Write a paragraph supporting the views you selected. You can choose one aspect of globalization, such as economic costs and benefits, or you can look at the issue as a whole.

  • Materials You Provide

    • Paper
    • Pencils
    • Pens

    Required Technology

    • Internet Access: Required
    • Tech Setup: 1 computer per learner, Speakers

    Recommended Prior Activities

    • None
  • Background Information

    Globalization is the movement and integration of goods and people among different countries. There are advantages and disadvantages to globalization, all of which have economic, social, political, and cultural impacts.


    Vocabulary

    Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    globalization Noun

    connection of different parts of the world resulting in the expansion of international cultural, economic, and political activities.

    Encyclopedic Entry: globalization
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce