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Unit 8 - Highway to Globalization 

  • Unit Question - Does the majority population have a responsibility to protect the rights of the minority population?
  • Historical Context - Columbian Exchange to Global Economy
  • Final Assessment - Review The Continents Showcase and analyze the effects that create globalization (TBD)

Columbian Exchange to Globalization

Discussion Questions:  Is globalization good or bad for the global economy? Does the majority population have a responsibility to protect the rights of the minority population?

Columbian Exchange to Globalization Resources:


Economic Growth 

(Linking Asia & The World)


Read p.630-635 in your World History textbook and answer the Economic Growth (Linking Asia & The World) questions in your COMP books:   

  1. What is a trading bloc?  What is impact of trading blocs being formed throughout the World?
  2. Define gross national product.
  3. Name four trading blocs and list their members.
  4. Explain the role of the World Trade Organization.
  5. Critical Thinking:  What might economic conditions be like in countries that belong to no trading blocs? Explain your answer.
  6. Which countries have the largest population?
  7. Which countries have the highest gross domestic product (GDP)?