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Activities

Canal in Nicaragua
38 Maps to Explain the Global Economy- VOX



Teacher will show short video 7 Billion (3:00) and discuss the connection to Globalization. Teacher will then show the introduction to Thomas Friedman's lecture Hot, Flat,& Crowded and discuss key points in class.

Students will work on their own chapter of Hot, Flat & Crowded and write a Blog post. The assignment is below.
complete Hot, Flat & Crowded blog



Did You Know?

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http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-billion

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/hi/index.html

General Resources

http://show.mappingworlds.com/world/
http://www.gapminder.org/
http://worldhistoryatyhs.wikispaces.com/Summer+Reading

Made in America

ABC News Made in America
Made in America ABC Video (2:51min) Mexico's middle class loves American made products.

China

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/business/global/us-solar-manufacturers-to-ask-for-duties-on-imports.html?src=recg
NYTimes- //China’s Treasury Holdings Make U.S. Woes Its Own// (July 18, 2011)
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/world/asia/27tycoon.html?_r=1&ref=global-home
Gloating China, Hidden Problems DailyBeast (Aug 22, 2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JS4VZbCWj8&feature=relmfu

Gap, Inc

http://www.gapinc.com/content/gapinc/html.html

Arab Spring

https://responsibility.credit-suisse.com/app/article/index.cfm?fuseaction=OpenArticle&aoid=313540&coid=284071&lang=EN
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/06/world/africa/06tunisia.html?hp

NAFTA

Office of United States Trade Representative

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