Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events
As students make connections, they retain knowledge they can then apply in new ways. Using examples kids find relatable, such as World Cup soccer and the internet, these stories teach how various countries have come together towards a single purpose. The reading level is more middle-school than high-school, which is helpful as you tackle complicated topics such as global trade, tariffs, the European Union, international human rights laws, terrorism, the economy, and more. Add this to a cultural unit study, economics class, or geography course! ~Sara
Have you noticed that our planet is becoming increasingly connected?
In Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events, kids ages 12 to 15 focus on the definition of globalization and discover how technology drives globalization, which affects economies, political systems, human rights, and cultures around the world. The book also explores the future of globalization and discusses issues the global community might face in coming years.
Readers hear news stories about globalization on a daily basis. Investigating previous events in the world's history can help students understand the causes and effects of current events. Uses links to online primary sources to imbue readers with a curiosity about the topic and engage in further, independent inquiry.
This series is a cool way for middle school-aged students to do research and form their own opinions on controversial topics in American history. Use a smartphone or tablet app to scan QR codes to find primary source documents online to inform yourself and back up your opinions. A timeline lays out the facts of the event to give an overview for the reader. The text is interesting and readable, broken up with color graphics and photos. Vocabulary is occasionally pointed out in the margins as “vocab labs.” As facts are presented, questions are posed to the reader, encouraging them to form their own viewpoint. It feels like a safe way to let students use the internet for research and investigation. These would be a good introduction to research and debate. Sc, 120pp ~Sara