004 - Sociocultural integration - Part Two

Syllabus Point

Examine (AO3) the impact of cultural diffusion on one indigenous and remote society through the influence of international interactions.

Key Terminology

  • Examine
  • Cultural diffusion
  • Indigenous Society
  • Remote Society
Define the words above using your 'Global Interactions' textbook by Guinness, the Command Word posters in the classroom and the links provided below.

Useful Links

Activity One - Discuss

  • Watch the youtube clip below and write down all the ways that suggest that this tribe in the Amazon is a remote and indigenous society.

Unconnected Tribe - Amazon

Answer the following questions using the 'Global Interactions' textbook by Guinness pages 174-175
  1. Suggest reasons how globalisation can have a negative impact on indigenous and remote societies.
  2. What are the United Nations five main objectives to preserve the culture of indigenous and remote societies?
  3. When did the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples take place?

Activity Two - Case Study

Develop a case study to show the impact that globalisation is having on an indigenous and remote society. You will need to include the following things:
      • Location of the tribe
      • Why are they deemed indigenous and remote?
      • Description of the tribe - living conditions, religion, food, music etc.
      • What is impacting the tribes lives? Think about industry, transport and communication links.
      • What is the impact of this connection?


      • Pages 176 - 177 'Global Interactions' textbook by Paul Guinness.
Taken From: Cambridge
      • 'Global Interactions. IB Geography Case Studies for the Higher Level Extension' by www.privategeotutor.com Pages 146-155.
Taken From: Amazon.com

The Tribe in the Picture

Exam Style Question

Using examples, discuss the statement 'Globalisation only ever has a negative impact on indigenous and remote societies'. [15 marks]