World History Project - Origins to the Present
- READ: WTO Resistance
- BEFORE YOU WATCH: Indigenous Americans and Globalization
- WATCH: Indigenous Americans and Globalization
- READ: The Zapatistas Have Been a Revolutionary Force in Mexico for Decades
- READ: The Trouble With Globalization
- READ: A Century of Refugees
- READ: Islam Alhashel (Graphic Biography)
- READ: Ugandan Migrants (Graphic Biography)
- READ: The Anthropocene
- READ: Why Does Genocide Still Happen
- BEFORE YOU WATCH: Globalization II – Good or Bad?
- WATCH: Globalization II – Good or Bad?
- BEFORE YOU WATCH: Humans and Energy
- WATCH: Humans and Energy
- Yeah, But?
Use the “Three Close Reads” approach as you watch the video below.
Use the “Three Close Reads” approach as you watch the video below (next in the lineup!). If you want to learn more about this strategy, click here.
First read: preview and skimming for gist
Before you watch, you should skim the transcript first. The skim should be very quick and give you the gist (general idea) of what the video is about. You should be looking at the title, thumbnails, pictures, and first few seconds of the video for the gist.
Second read: key ideas and understanding content
Now that you’ve skimmed the video transcript and taken a quick peek at the video, you should preview the questions you will be answering. These questions will help you get a better understanding of the concepts and arguments that are presented in the video. Keep in mind that when you watch the video, it is a good idea to write down any vocab you read or hear that is unfamiliar to you.
By the end of the second close read, you should be able to answer the following questions:
- What is solipsistic individualism?
- How has increasing individual freedom changed sex and the family?
- What are the main points of John’s discussion of flowers?
- According to the video, how are current models of economic growth and environmental sustainability impacted by globalization? How are they at odds with each other?
- What country does John list as democracy’s most famous success story?
Third read: evaluating and corroborating
Finally, here are some questions that will help you focus on why this video matters and how it connects to other content you’ve studied.
At the end of the third read, you should be able to respond to this question:
- Is globalization good or bad? What evidence supports your answer? What evidence challenges your answer?
Now that you know what to look for, it’s time to watch! Remember to return to these questions once you’ve finished watching.