Teacher Notes

Part A: Globalisation continuum

The term globalisation is often used to refer to patterns of commerce and communication which have reduced the significance of distances between continents and countries.  Students across the globe who have disposable income use the same communication technology and wear the same casual clothes.  There is an element of globalisation even in the food we consume.  Which elements of your daily life do you think that you might share with a student in Italy, Russia or Japan?

Do you think that globalisation is leading to a global identity?  Think about each of the following elements of Australian life and indicate where you think that it should be placed on the 'globalisation' continuum.