001 - Globalisation Indices

Geographic Knowledge and Understanding

Globalisation indices showing how countries participate in global interactions.


The more global interactions a country is involved in the more power it has over 'others'.


Key Terminology

Define the key terms above using the 'Useful Links' below.

Useful Links

Activity One - Watch

When is Geography not Geography? When historians try and take it over! Watch the clip below write down notes on paper on what globalisation is and how it has occurred over time. We often think globalisation is a new change but civilisations have been trading, communicating and influencing each other for millennia. 

What is Globalisation?

Crash Course History

Activity Two - Impact

Globalisation is a term that is often brandished about and we assume that what we buy is a globalised good. You will be divided into teams to discuss the questions below.

2.  Are goods truly globalised? Read the following statements and suggest how they help to show that globalisation is in force? Discuss your ideas    your teams first and then will talk about them in the group.

Activity Three - Is An Interconnected World Good or Bad?

As a group we will be watching the Crash Course History clip below to explore what the benefits and problems of globalisation can be. Draw a table with two columns; one headed good and the other bad. As you watch the clip below begin to fill in that grid. You could use two different colours to indicate positives and negatives.

Useful Resources

Globalisation - Good or Bad

Crash Course History

Activity Four - Read

While Geography is not Economics it is important to look at data to be able to compare different factors from around the world. The KOF Index, is a Swiss index and it seeks to show how globalised countries are by looking at different measures. Answer the questions below:

Activity Five - Describe

The synthesis and skills box in the guide you have been given asks you to focus on the global map. Specifically concerning how we view countries in terms of wealth and influence. (which is linked to globalisation).  Using the link to a map in the 'Useful Resources' box below describe the general pattern of globalisation in the world in 1970 and 2019.

Exam Style Question

For a named indices of globalisation, evaluate the benefits and problems of using that composite form of data to compare the global participation of countries. [12 marks]

This lesson was development in collaboration with Richard Allaway from geographyalltheway. For more resources please visit www.geographyalltheway.com