Unit 14: Globalization and Current Issues
Frameworks for America's Past

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  Teacher / Student Key: pages 189 - 198

Historical photo sets

1.  The globalization of information

2.  The globalization of terrorism

History food feature Waste no food: A teenager's bold idea to end hunger 
YouTube videos
and Internet sites

Students: Check with your  parents for permission before visiting Internet links.

Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt  (These five short videos give a great look at the globalization of trade!  Reporters for NPR's Planet Money trace the path of cotton around the world as it is harvested, spun into thread, woven, cut, and made into a t-shirt.)

Where are all the world's McDonald's?  (a short video that shows the global presence of the fast food restaurant company)

Maps - Immigration patterns: 1970 - 1990 - 2010 
(This online historical atlas lets you click on the timeline to change the year, and get immigration data for specific counties / cities.)

The Big Blue Marble  (a video with great scenes of the earth from the International Space Station.  The astronaut who took the photos talks about her experiences in space here.)

Global water issues  (a short video on the shortage of fresh water in many parts of the world)

Global energy needs  (a short video in which Bill Gates, one of the founders of Microsoft, shows why better access to energy is needed to help people worldwide rise out of poverty.  This short video shows some of the progress that is being made.

Lil' Smokey  (a short video about a bear cub that shows the American spirit of caring for the natural environment.  The story of his release into the wild is here.)  Here is another video that shows our connection to the natural world and its creatures:  Playing with an Otter.

World Trade Center terrorist attack of 9 11 2001   (a collection of reports from TV news stations as two jet airplanes struck the World Trade Center in New York City.  At first, reporters thought it was an accidental plane crash, but when the second plane struck, it was clear that these were deliberate attacks by terrorists.)

Trailer for the movie: World Trade Center  (the official trailer for a popular movie made about the 9/11 attacks)

Portrait of Courage: The Untold Story of Flight 93  (the trailer for a documentary that tells the story of the heroic passengers on the fourth jetliner that was hijacked on 9/11.)

The Map of Freedom / Freedom Report  (click on the map to get reports on specific countries and regions.  Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the founders of Freedom House, which produces this report each year.)


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