WALT - Define Globalisation
Globalisation is how people and companies connect to the world in different ways. People share products, ideas, information and materials.
Globalisation affects the whole world as businesses grow and expand to all corners of the world. New Zealand is home to local and global companies and businesses such as Pumpkin Patch, Kathmandu, Kmart, Adidas and KFC. New Zealand imports goods such as bananas from the Philippines, coconuts from the Pacific Islands and Converse shoes from Indonesia. Importing is good for New Zealand consumers because we can get a large variety of products that are usually less expensive than New Zealand made. On the other hand if we keep on importing things from overseas (e.g. China) New Zealanders will miss out on jobs making those same products.
New Zealand is also a large exporter. New Zealand exports milk and dairy products, fruits such as the kiwi fruit, jewellery (e.g. greenstone carving) and wool. Exporting is good for New Zealand because the countries that can’t produce these products can buy them and it is also good for New Zealand’s economy.
Globalisation is also about connections. People connect through Skype, twitter, YouTube, face time, news, mail, phone calls and email. People also connect through travelling and through family connections.
Globalisation has had a massive impact on our world. Products are now readily available worldwide and are seen in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the toys we play with and in the technologies we use. In the future we believe we will continue to be impacted by globalisation as more and more products and companies come to New Zealand and people travel globally sharing their ideas.
We believe our definition is extended abstract because we gave several ideas with examples and made a prediction about the future.