Geography and Globalization
Unit 1 Summative/Competency By: Julia Preston
Section 1: Analysis
Where people live where they do, how they live, and why they live where they do is all influenced by Geography and Globalization. Globalization is the process of extending to other or all parts of the world by communicating to different countries. There are upsides to Globalization but also downsides. For example one pro is productivity grows quickly with Globalization. One con is that many Americans have lost jobs due to some production.
Examples of how Geography impacts where, how, and why people live where they do:
Because of some climates, producing crops and food is hard. With this issue, this could effect jobs: This effects how people live
Some people have adapted to where they live and affect their daily lives. Animals, weather, water, food, high altitude, etc. have effects on why people live where they live: This effects why people live where they do
Section 2: Starbucks example: Geography
Section 2: Tracing Starbucks from natural resources
Issues with Starbucks
Technology: Starbucks has been using more machines to help produce and make the coffee and other products, which means less jobs available for ingredients from other places.
Culture: Starbucks promotes different cultures, on their website they explain how workers are diverse in gender, sexuality, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, life experiences, thoughts and ideas. While they do support this, there is also stereotypes from people calling girls that get Starbucks "white girls." This is not helping cultural diversity.
Economic: With high expenses of coffee, many people believe that the country will suffer high financial losses because of Starbucks. When the country has financial crisis's these affect Starbucks because there are so many stores located all around the world. Some banks do better in some places that are not associated with Starbucks.
A solution to one of these categories such as environment is to get plastic reusable cups for customers to come in everyday with the same reusable cup. If not that then you could simply put out ALL recycling bins for plastic and paper cups which would help the environment so much, especially because Starbucks is such a widespread and popular store!
Section 3: Globalization and Me !
Section 3: 6 Word Summary of Globalization
This 6 word is about how globalization affects not only me but everyone. I am explaining how this world is huge. Some cooperations like Starbucks for example are put all over the world. This world is large. But to help Globalization, like the economy, environment, culture, and technology takes such small and simple thinking to help out these four categories of Globalization.