Thinking about Globalization

Read What is Globalization?

You are going to work in groups brainstorming how you are influenced or influence globalization. Each group will be given the following heading:

  1. Transport and communications technology, globalization and me. Think of Pros and Cons
  2. Economic interactions and flows, globalization and me. Think of Pros and Cons
  3. Environmental change, globalization and me. Think of Pros and Cons.
  4. Socio-cultural change, globalization and me. Think of Pros and Cons.
  5. Poitical outcomes, globalization and me. Think of Pros and Cons

Generate a list of as many ways as possible you and your group are influenced by or influence each of the topics.You will be asked to share your findings with the class.

The Cost of Life Game

Ayiti – The Cost of Life: http://ayiti.newzcrew.org/ayitiunicef/

Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a game that challenges its players to manage a rural family of five in Haiti over four years and keep them healthy, get them educated, and help them survive.

3rd World Farmer: http://www.3rdworldfarmer.com/

3rd World Farmer is a simulation that illustrates the plight of poor farmers in unstable and impoverished countries. Players take the role of a desperate farming family and attempt to survive as long as possible while contending with disasters, wars, poor medical care, and unfair prices.
(Thanks to Mr. Farley for the worksheet)

I&S Tuesday

For today, you have the option to do one of the following things

  1. Do the activities linked on Mr. McKeown’s blog
    1. Link for first set of tasks  (note that handout 1 does not work…that’s okay)   And Link for second set of tasks 
  2. Do the reading from the MIT MOOC on the subject of Learning
    1. [Stangor] Chapter 7, “Learning” (Book Link)
  3. Watch the video lecture:
    1. Lecture 9: Learning (00:46:43)
    2. Removed Clips
    3. Lecture Slides (PDF)

If you finished, you can go and do another one of the choices. Tomorrow, we will start to do a blog post summarizing the information we have learned in our psycology mini-unit.