Teacher guide What's globalisation got to do with me?

TLF ID M013723

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about globalisation. It includes sections on consumerism, interconnections with countries globally via the music listened to and the clothes purchased, the information obtained, the ideas held, the sharing of cultural experiences, and the foods eaten. It introduces this global issue and provides ideas and activities for classroom use. It uses digital texts and learning objects to engage students in interpreting information. Three exemplar advocates are also used to encourage sustainable consumption and production.

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Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the Exploring interconnections unit of study in the year 9 geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant to the content description about the connection of people to places through the consumption of goods and services and the implications for sustainability. The digital texts about globalisation and the connection of people to places and consumption are important for this content description and encourage the teacher's inclusion of the literacy and ethical behaviour general capabilities. The focus on globalisation, its various forms and its impacts contribute to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in year 9 geography. It helps them recognise the connections between the location and patterns of features. Students identify the causes and effects of change in places and environments. They apply their understanding of the processes of change to identify what would be needed to achieve more sustainable futures.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in year 9 English. It helps them evaluate and integrate ideas and information from texts to form their own interpretations.
  • It is also relevant to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the eighth and fifth organising ideas that designing action for sustainability requires and balanced judgements based on projected future economic, social and environmental impacts and world views are formed by experiences at personal, local, national and global levels, and are linked to individual and community actions for sustainability.
  • The resource is relevant to the literacy, intercultural understanding and ethical behaviour general capabilities. The visual and digital resources encourage thinking about global consumerism, consumption, ethical choices in purchasing, lifestyle choices and careers, cultural interests and activities, the power of information and communication technologies and social media and the role education can play in promoting sustainable patterns of consumption.
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  • Name: AusAID
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Text
  • Video
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