Engaging videos for introducing globalization with undergrads?
September 16, 2014 2:06 PM   Subscribe

Do you know of an engaging 3-6 minute video that introduces or gets student thinking about issues of globalization (for undergrads)?

I am teaching an undergrad course for which the curriculum is already developed, but I have the ability to modify. We're talking about globalization this week and are suggested to watch and discuss this video. I'm not crazy about it (a little simplistic, "first-world" focused, trying to be monolithic), but I like having something interesting to watch to open up the overall discussion. Anyone know of something else out there?
posted by dahliachewswell to Education (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The Luckiest Nut in the World?
posted by Cuke at 7:55 PM on September 16, 2014

Missed the time limit, sorry. It's still quite short though. And had the bonus of being humorous, which, let's face it, is a rare quality in a film on the topic.
posted by Cuke at 7:57 PM on September 16, 2014

The Story of Stuff is a good introduction to commoditisation, negative externalities, consumption cycles and the role globalisation has in driving all of them. They have lots of short videos on each of these topics.
posted by Happy Dave at 6:38 AM on September 17, 2014

Globalization: Good or Bad?

John Green is great for being engaging without sacrificing actual, you know, information. But it's a bit over your time limit.
posted by BusyBusyBusy at 1:22 AM on September 18, 2014

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