Globalization
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Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events

By Carla Mooney  
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh

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 Read More

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: World History

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School Library Connection
"Colorful cartoons, photos, and an eye-catching layout make this book an appealing resource for readers. The book also contains numerous activities to engage students in learning as they read. Each chapter features a variety of additional features including “Vocab Lab,” “Key Questions,” “True News” highlights, QR codes linked to primary sources, and suggested ideas for further investigations. A glossary and list of websites for each chapter are listed in the back. The QR codes are reliable, although some link to articles with a target audience higher than the book itself. The book has taken a complex subject and introduced it in a way that younger readers can understand. Recommended"

School Library Journal
"The relationships among citizens, countries, and cultures around the world take center stage in this accessible exploration of global events that presents multiple perspectives. Topics include trade and finance, politics, cultural divides, and legal systems and laws. . . Full-color photographs, as well as cartoon strips illustrated by Carbaugh, accompany the text and do a fine job in bringing difficult concepts to a level of understanding for a wide range of readers. The title also works as a teacher resource for classrooms. VERDICT A comprehensive social studies selection for middle and high school collections."

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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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
The World Cup on a Global Stage

Chapter 1
What Is Globalization?

Chapter 2
Money in a Global World

Chapter 3
The Global Rules of Trade

Chapter 4
Global Politics

Chapter 5
In the Name of the Law

Chapter 6
Crossing the Cultural Divide

Chapter 7
The Future of Globalization

Glossary
Resources
Index