Global Networks and Flows
This page provides a large number of resources to explore the flow of materials, manufactured goods and services. It begins with a starter worksheet for students to classify key words into players, networks and flows as part of the cogs of the global economy. It then explores the pattern of change and contemporary flows using a number of interactive maps, including a targeted question exercise with the stunning Blueshift Map Maker tool. There are also a number of gallery slideshows to explore. The page concludes with an interesting slideshow from the McKinsey Global Institute as well as featuring a forum discussion by contemporary business leaders focused on the key drivers of globalization.
Lesson Time: 1 Hour
- To describe and explain the global flows in materials, manufactured goods and services?
Starter Activity_The Cogs of the Global Economy_Processes and Spatial Patterns
Complete the worksheet by categorizing the key words into the cogs of the global economy.