The Power of Culture & Globalization
In preparation for this assignment, visit the National Geographic’s Globalization site and read sections I through IV. As you read, be sure to answer the following question:
Next, browse the Vanishing Cultures Photo Gallery and think about the effects of globalization on the cultures described in the previous sections.
Then, create a four-column chart (see example below) with the column headings “American culture,” “European culture,” “Asian cultures” and “Indigenous cultures” (Note that indigenous cultures are those similar to the cultures featured on the “Vanishing Cultures” site.) Name the rows “positive” and “negative.” Within the cells of the chart, list one positive and one negative impact that globalization might have on these cultural groups. Conduct additional research as needed to create a complete list.
Finally, include a one to two paragraph discussion answering the following question. Be sure to include examples in your discussion:
Which country’s culture seems to be impacting the world the most?
Is globalization a good thing, a bad thing, or a combination of good and bad?
Four column chart example:
Positive Effects of Globalization
Negative Effects of Globalization