World History Project - 1750 to the Present
- BEFORE YOU WATCH: Unit 9 Overview
- WATCH: Unit 9 Overview
- READ: Unit 9 Overview - Globalization, Internationalism, and Nationalism
- BEFORE YOU WATCH: Frames in Unit 9
- WATCH: Frames in Unit 9
- READ: Data Exploration – Future Population Growth
- Unit 9 Overview
BEFORE YOU WATCH: Unit 9 Overview
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:
- How has the world “globalized,” according to this video?
- What does it mean to argue that globalization is “flattening?”
- By contrast, what does it meant to argue that globalization is “lumpy?”
- Does the global economic data from the last 50 to 100 years presented in the video support the idea that the world is becoming more equal, or less equal?
- How does the history of Detroit show us both the advantages and disadvantages of globalization?
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 these questions:
- Think about the full history presented in this video. Which of the trends from the early units of the course are still important in our world today? Have these trends changed or stayed the same? Explain your reasoning.
Now that you know what to look for, it’s time to watch! Remember to return to these questions once you’ve finished watching.