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GCSE Toolkit: Going Global? A study of our interconnected world
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GCSE Toolkit: Going Global? A study of our interconnected world

Catherine Owen

Series Editor: Ruth Totterdell and Justin Woolliscroft

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Pages: 36

ISBN: 978-1-84377-263-7

Published: 2010

 

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The themes of globalisation and interdependence run strongly through all of the 2009 GCSE geography specifications. Going Global? deals with themes common to all specifications.

The first four lessons build on students’ prior understanding of global issues, stressing the relevance of these issues to their own lives. Students are encouraged to reflect upon and learn about their place in a globalised world, the global division of labour involved in making the goods they buy, and the global impact of the internet.

The next four lessons move on from this personal approach to consider experiences of cultural and economic globalisation in countries at different stages of development. An introduction to the inequalities of world trade is followed by a lesson each on China, the UK and Kenya.

The series of lessons concludes with a synoptic decision-making exercise which widens the area of study to a global scale. This gives students the opportunity to consider the world in 2050: what it is most likely to be like; what they would prefer it to be like; and what they need to do to make their preferred future a reality.

Catherine Owen is Head of Geography at The King Alfred School, Highbridge, Somerset and a member of the Geographical Association International Working Group.


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CONTENTS

Teaching about globalisation
Living Geography and GCSE
GCSE examination skills
Medium term plan
Lesson plans

  • Lesson 1: What is my place in the globalised world?
  • Lesson 2: Who made my iPod?
  • Lesson 3: Has the internet brought us closer together?
  • Lesson 4: What do TNCs mean to me?
  • Lesson 5: Balanced trade or trade balance: is the balance right?
  • Lesson 6: How is globalisation changing China?
  • Lesson 7: Does the UK need the protection of the EU?
  • Lesson 8: Are Kenyans winners or losers in the globalisation game?
  • Lesson 9: What will our global future be? Part 1
  • Lesson 10: What will our global future be? Part 2

Quick guide to lesson resources
Further teaching ideas
Sources and weblinks
Glossary
Exam skills coverage

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