Category: Geography 12

Globalisation at a local level

Today we look at the response of Global Civil Society to Globalisation…read pages 224 and 225 and look at the table on page 225 – you will fill in the sheets and simplify the data from the table.

We will look at the different egs of Civil Society, which you will add to the top of the sheet.

Go to 228 in ‘Global interactions’ read pages 228 to 230 – we will look at the Costs & benefits of Globalised production and compared it with Local commercial, production. You will draw a simple cost/benefit table on the back of the A3 sheet Make simple notes.


Also please watch ‘slow food nation’ videos, which are a local backlash against global, fast food. Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3

For homework you need to study a non globalised society – people who have minimal contact with the outside world and live alternative lifestyle – Read pages 240 to 243 and answer questions 1 to 4.on page 243.

Then – answer this question ‘ evaluate the quality of life of a contemporary non-globalised society.’ 10 marks.

I will take work in on Monday. We will start revision and cover the first 2 parts of paper 1 – ‘Populations in Transition’ and ‘Disparities in wealth and development’

Tues April 4th – Cultural imperialism

Today we looked at cultural imperialism and went through some videos and articles from geographyalltheway

We also planned some answers for these to these general past exam questions on this theme :-

Discuss the extent to which the process of globalization has reduced physical and cultural diversity on an international scale.( 15 marks )


Every country will eventually lose its distinctive national identity as a result of global interactions. Discuss this statement ( 15 marks )


Make sure you read them.

Monday 27th March & work set for Tuesday 28th

Today we will briefly go over homogenisation of urban and rural landscapes. We looked at urban mostly but need to go over rural changes. Either one or both could come up on a paper. See past paper questions on environment and make sure you could answer these.

We will move on to Socio-cultural change. You will answer questions 1 & 2 in my absence. The temporal and spatial growth of 2 branded commodities and glocalisation.

On Thursday 30th we will discuss the affect of cultural diffusion on tribes and answer question 3.

Environment cont Thursday 9th March and homework reading

Effects multi national manufacturing Bhopal – USA chemical plant in India – also eg of technological hazard.

Transboundary pollution – Fukushima – and another  or  

Deepwater Horizon. – Answer for ‘consequences of increasing demand of a raw material = Oil.’

Civil Society and the environment – Greenpeace

Homogenisation of landscapes – Please make sure you read over this for homework…and revise well for your exams.

Homework March 3rd – Outsourcing & some reading for Monday

Please read over  these questions and their answers – 1 & 2 and answer q3 for homework this weekend.  Use geogalltheway and read pages 87 – 90 in Global Interactions book and pages 585 – 587 in Planet Geog chapter Economic interactions and flows and also refer to the IB study guide as it is to the point. You will answer handwritten and no more than 2 and half sides. Please plan out using the notes on slide 9 from the powerpoint as a guide. 

As you are missing Monday’s class please read these notes on

Agro-industrialisation ( Agribusiness ) and the environmental consequences – check this  useful board shot and if necessary add the doc above to fill in any gaps

Food miles and the envt

consequences of increasing demand of a raw material = Oil.

notes on Oil and read the links attached to this.




Thursday 2nd March – Outsourcing

Information flows

Explain the role of ICT in the growth of international outsourcing.

Information flows and outsourcing

Outsourcing: The process of taking internal company functions and paying an outside firm to handle them. The process of outsourcing part of your business operations to another company is known as subcontracting.


The internet as it was launched 1993


Americans Outsourcing overseas video

Growth and development of ICT has revolutionised the way in which we work and where we work..major force in globalisation. See Trump

Answer these questions in groups use geogalltheway and read pages 87 – 90 in Global Interactions book and pages 585 – 587 in PLanet Geog chapter Economic interactions and flows.