Measuring Global Interactions and the Role of USA and China
This page provides resources for several lessons of teaching. It uses a variety of activities, including Google Streetview, a 9-card diamond ranking on influencing global factors and choropleth mapping the 2016 KOF data, using Google Drive. It uses a variety of resources including an OECD video, data sets and infographics to explore the merits of three different measures of globalization, before going on to to look at detailed case study resources comparing the global superpower characteristics of China and USA and investigating their economic, geopolitical and cultural impact.
Lesson Time: 2-3 Hours
- How does globalisation exist at a range of scales?
- How do we measure the globalisation of countries?
- What factors make the USA and China global superpowers?
- Comparing the economic, geopolitical and cultural impact of USA and China
Starter Activity_How Globalized is your city?_Places, Scale and Spatial Interactions
1. Use the following images of three commercial area of cities. What characteristics of globalization are present?
Student Activity_ What Factors Mean a Place is Globalized? _Processes and Spatial Interactions
Discuss in pairs and then share with the class ideas that you think makes a place globalized.
Consider the following:
- Economic Factors
- Political Factors
- Social Factors
- Environmental Factors
Student Activity_ 9 Card Diamond Ranking_ Processes and Synoptic Thinking
Rank the following characteristics of globalization in order of importance in a 9-card diamond ranking.
- Flows of trade
- Flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) and portfolio investment
- Level of barriers to trade and flows
- International telephone traffic
- Tourism both to and from a place
- Size of foreign population
- Information flows (Internet users, television ownership, trade in newspapers)
- The number of embassies
- Membership of international organizations