Globalization

Unit 1 Summative

Section 1

Geography and globalization impact the world. Geography is the study of the world and globalization is the spread of communication, products, etc. throughout the world. The four categories of globalization are technology, economics, environment, and culture. Globalization has some pros and cons.

Geography and globalization influence many people. People choose where, how, and why they live where they do because of geography and globalization. The future of our nation will always be changing. If the human population continues to grow then globalization will also continue to grow because people will always be buying and selling stuff across the world. The map shown below with one arrow will also continue to grow. There will be way more lines.

Culture:

Pros- Opportunities are brought to nations, especially in some countries for women.

Cons- Impoverished people take advantage of low wages. A factory lady in another country makes $12 a month which is very low. It is also unsafe to work in factories.

Technology:

Pros- Machines can get the job done fast and efficient. Transportation like boats, planes, etc. get the shipment exported fast.

Cons- Machines mean less job opportunities. In poor countries, people can't support themselves and need all the money they can get.

Environment:

Pros- Genetically modified seeds make it easier to grow them. If the farmer takes care of his land than his land will be good for the environment.

Economics:

Pros- Gives people in impoverished places to make money. Provides jobs so that people can support their families

Cons- Corporations make all the profit while workers do all of the work. There are very low wages while doing a lot of work.

Geography impacts where, how, and why people live where they do.

Where: Natural Resources (Lakes, Oceans, Mountains, etc.), Weather (4 seasons, hot, cold , etc.), Climate, Population (Town, City), Culture, Economy, etc..

How: The weather, climate, natural resources, etc, all affect how people live. Some may live near mountains and go skiing all the time. Also, there could be a snowstorm that they might have to prepare for.

Why: Same as where ^

Section 2

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country with a population exceeding 199 million people. This is why there are factories there that make many products and ship them out. The product chosen is an American Eagle sweatshirt. An American Eagle Sweatshirt is made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester. Problems that may arise due to the sweatshirt being produced:



  • Environmental: Diversions of water and its pollution by cotton growing has had severe impacts on major ecosystems such as the Aral Sea in Central Asia, the Indus Delta in Pakistan and the Murray Darling River in Australia.
  • Technological: From lots of sweatshirts being produced and having to be shipped. The technology being used may brake over time. Cars, boats, etc. use gas to be powered. Which also affects the environment because they cause pollution.
  • Cultural: Since there are a lot of factories in Pakistan, Pakistan is very populated so less and less people will have jobs to do.
  • Economic: From technology being built, less people are needed. In Pakistan, there are a lot of factories so less people are needed to work. Which makes families have no money and make it harder to get a job.
  • Solution: A solution to cars polluting the environment is if electric cars are being built. So, there will be less pollution to the environment and then my sweatshirt wouldn't affect the environment.




Everything I own is from all around the world. Technology, like an iPhone is from Peoples Republic of China and gets shipped out to all different places because that is globalization. Also, the food I eat, or clothes I wear may be from all the way across the world. The things I have represent globalization. Globalization affects everyone and how, where, and why they live where they do. I live in New Hampshire because my family likes the 4 seasons and they also like the mountains. Another big part of our lives is the ocean which we go to almost every weekend in the summer. Globalization will always continue to grow and so will businesses. But, there are some cons of globalization. Making or moving businesses across the world puts our technology at risk of being copied. Me buying things from worldwide business could put our technology at risk where-ever it is. Everything I own/eat represents globalization. Where, how and why I live where I do represents geography.

Geography and Globalization in 15 years:

In 15 years, the world will be very different. Technology will be "running the world." People will get lazier because of technology, but also smarter. Globalization will rely completely on technology. So, jobs will be taken away. My children's educational experience will also be different than mine. I think that all of their work will be done on an iPad and not with pencil and paper. The classroom may have more technology which has already changed today. Instead of chalk or white boards, there are Smart Boards. All of the computers schools have will probably be updated.