2 - Global Tourism

This unit will investigate how increased levels of global interactions have led to tourism being a major industry. It will look at the diversity of networks by exploring how tourism emerged from 'The Grand Tours' of the Renaissance era to the first commercial flights. It will investigate the impact that the tourist network has on diverse communities. Students will also explore how global interactions can cause positive change by focusing on the relationship between Sustainable Development Goals and sustainable tourism.

Key Concept

Global Interactions - To explore how an increasing interconnected world has occurred and how it has created a global transport network. How has technology changed the face of how we view and connect with the world?

Related Concepts

Globalisation, process and networks - How has the process of globalisation occured? How has this process created close networks between places?

Global Context

Globalisation and Sustainability - How has globalisation created diverse connections and interconnections between people and places?

Explorations to develop - Diversity and interconnections

Statement of Inquiry

The process of globalisation has forged potentially [un]sustainable global interactions through a diverse range of interconnected networks.

Inquiry Questions

Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics



  • How has the process of tourism created diverse interconnections between places?

  • What impact has the process of global interactions through the medium of tourism had on its networks?

  • How has tourism, as a form of global interactions, changed the process of how it connects a diverse range of people and places in the modern era?

Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideas



  • How has the historical process of globalisation, through the 'Grand Tour', created opportunities for diverse interconnections and networks?

  • How can the Sustainable Development Goals be used as a process of sustainable action in an increasingly interconnected globalised world?

Debatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories.

  • Which global interconnected network could be viewed as the most 'sustainable' to take holiday makers in the 1930s from the heart of a specific Empire to its furthest colony?

  • Can the process of global interactions through tourism ever create a sustainable economic environment in an increasingly interconnected world?

Unit Outlines and ATL sheets for Global Tourism

2018 - 19 Year 9 Individuals and Societies - Global Tourism
2018-19 Global Tourism - Year 9 - Individuals and Societies - Approaches to Learning Grid