Activity 1. The students will analyze the most popular places for young people to eat. What are their origins? They will also go shopping and have a look at the labels to see where clothes are made. Then, they will compare prices with the clothes made in our own country. What are the advantages and disadvantages of multinational companies?
Activity II. This activity will be related to the Internet. Does the internet make us be together or get isolated from one another?
We will calculate the average time we spend on social networks, the most used ones, who we talk to, what we use the mobile phone for, in what language. Then we will value their impact on our lives. International WhatsApp groups will be created. There will a representative from each country and they will share current news about their respective countries. In the training and learning activities in Poland we will analyze how they see us from outside, if there are countries that appear much more than others in the Mass Media, what image we project and if we feel identified with it.
Activity III. Poland will organize the learning and training activities about Globalization. We chose this country because it joined recently to the EU and because of its communist past. This country will explain to us how globalization has influenced its society. We will also share the activity through Instagram.
Activity IV – Ecological variability. Protected natural spaces/urban areas.
One of the easiest values to measure is ecological variability, the protected natural spaces at global or national level can serve as a basis to study the variability, the peculiar, against globalization, which will be studied in the different cities to which each group belongs, in the case of living isolated, the nearest city will be taken as a reference. The comparison between the different protected natural spaces would have to indicate the singularity of each one whereas the comparison between the cities would bring us closer to globalisation.
-Students from every school will look for the protected natural spaces in their country, taking into account their most important characteristics and the level and entity to which this protection applies. Obviously, when the UN is the organization that carries out the protection, this protected area has a great relevance worldwide. The knowledge of our natural environment is very important when it comes to respecting and protecting the environment.
-Once they have the protected natural spaces from every country, they will have to compare them, are they very different or similar?
-Get the “map of your city”. You will find a historical, business, political, social etc center.
-Carry out a study of the characteristics that make this area be what they are like and compare them with the other cities, are they similar or very different?
Activity V- Knowledge of foreign goods.
When we speak about globalisation we think about multinational companies, the experience that we want to carry out is based on the knowledge we have of our partner countries. So, bearing in mind our previous ideas, we will try to choose the most internationally recognized products objectively. Every country has to know the relevance of these goods and, at the same time, the international brand that we leave behind and how we are recognized out of our own country.
-Students will make a table in groups from the same country in order to talk about the goods that we know from our partner countries and to indicate the nature of these products.
-Every group will give a presentation and they will see if they are recognised internationally and also, what kinds of products are most well-known.
-Then, every country will present a report with their conclusions and it will be defined as a globalizing or distinctive culture.
Activity VI- Globalisation.
In this activity we are going to work in international groups, and we are going to indicate what products are consumed by all of us. This will be the real case of globalization and which countries are the most important ones in the different economic, social and cultural sectors.
-Students will make a table for the different sectors and will indicate what products are consumed by all the members of the group and which ones are their origins.
-Then, after sharing it, they will remove those ones that are different as well as their source of origin too.
-They will talk about the different dominant cultures by sectors.
Activity VII- Politics.
We mustn’t forget that students are going to be future citizens and voters. When studying the different governments of every country and their efficacy, they are going to be able to draw up important conclusions for their future as free and responsible citizens. The analysis do not have to be negative, they will just have to reflect on it. The knowledge of the different ideologies and the political history in each country will make them see the future even closer.
We will treat the current governments of each school as different, and our European Community as globalisation. We will study:
-The structure of our national politics systems and the different ideologies which are present in every country.
-The European Community structure, their members and their ideologies.
We will try to answer the next question: Is it more important for a European politician to support his/her ideology or his/her country, even if it is against his/her ideology? We will work in international teams and it will be more important the amount of opinions than opinions per se.
-Role play: every student has to represent his/her country and teachers will be the moderators.
-We will suggest a touchy topic to discuss about and will vote it.
-They will have to draw up a single report with the results of votes.