Lesson Plan

Globalization and Consumerism

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Is the expansion of American corporations abroad a good or bad thing? After examining the global operations of Ford Motor Company, McDonald's, and Walmart, class members are asked to evaluate the impact of globalization and consumerism.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use within a unit study of China and India, international economics, or globalization
  • Have groups also research the working conditions and environmmental restrictions in the countries of the corporation they investigate
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource predates the election of Donald Trump
  • Creates an awareness with class members of the degree to which they use internationally produced products
  • Three-page packet includes a detailed plan, extensions, and an assignment
  • The lesson does not ask class members to investigate issues like tariffs, working conditions, and environmental impacts before making a judgement about whether globalization is a good or bad thing