Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Short and Sweet. ...Well, Short, At Least...

After yesterday's latitude and longitude review, we decided to spend a little bit more time on it.

There will be a portion of Friday's test/quiz devoted to this.  The continents and oceans will also be on there again.  I like to think of these things as easy points.

The other big concept we hit on today was another aspect of globalization.

Some things to consider;

Globalization is not new.

Technology is shrinking the world.

Technology has increased the rate of globalization.  Because we can contact foreign countries with the click of a mouse, or Face Time or Skype with them in seconds to minutes, they seem closer.  Furthermore, planes and high speed rail, let alone cars allow us faster access to foreign places, and all signs seem to indicate this trend will continue.

The search for cheap labor is driving globalization.

That's it.  That's the blog post for today.  If you want credit for reading it and discussing it with an adult, write down what the phrase "the search for cheap labor is driving globalization" means.  Then, to prove you read and discussed it with an adult, have the adult sign the paper.

Turn it in tomorrow.

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