Cultural Geography Competency
The Four Categories
Economic globalization is when economies all over the world become codependent on each other
Technological globalization is when technology developments have a global effect
Environmental globalization is the effect man has on the environment
List & Describe the 4 Categories of Globalization
In a technological revolution, goods, people and ideas can circulate faster. There would be developments in things like harvesters so goods can be collected more efficiently. Also, transportation would become more accessible allowing people and goods to be transported faster. With developments in things like smartphones and computers, accessing things online would become easier. That way, ideas could be shared faster and with more people.
Problems arise all the time. One problem that could happen between the U.S. and Japan is that Japanese workers ask for a higher pay. There are two main solutions; the U.S. pays the workers the extra money or they bring the jobs to another country. An example of a technological problem would be that the Japanese workers don't get the latest technology so they're working harder and slower. A solution would be to upgrade the technology so the workers can be more productive. An environmental problem would be that Japan is taking wood from the U.S. to use in their own products. The two countries could work out a deal where Japan gets the wood but the U.S. gets some of the profit. Lastly, a cultural problem would be if Japan made a video disgracing American culture. The United States could respond with peace and try to get Japan to apologize.
Maps of Japan
What conclusions can you draw from reading maps?
In areas where there are many jobs and business, there are bigger populations and more transportation to and from the area. Thousands of Abercrombie & Fitch sweatshirt are made in some of those businesses. First, cotton and other raw materials are gathered for the sweatshirt. Then, the cotton gets made into fabric and the fabric gets sewn together and any other extra pieces are added. Finally, the whole product is shipped off to retail stores to be sold. Those sweatshirts travel between numerous countries before getting to its final destination; the consumer.
The population of Japan isn't very spread out. Most people live near a big city which has many businesses like oil refineries. Also, areas where there are a lot of natural resources like copper and zinc tend to be less populated. Japan's physical features also effect where people live. There are low populations in places where it's very rocky and there are a lot of mountainous areas. The climate has a big impact on population. Hardly any people live in the northern part of Japan since it gets quite cold. Southern Japan is more temperate and a greater number of people live in that area.