Globalization Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov

Artem has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

This lesson plan focuses on various aspects of globalization to help students understand it via an activity, discussion topics and questions, extension, reading, and homework.

Learning Objectives

Once a student has worked through this lesson plan's material, they need to be able to:

  • Define globalization
  • Discuss how globalization affects companies
  • Identify how globalization impacts individuals
  • Describe how globalization influence government policy


30-60 minutes without the activity


Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Key Terms

  • Globalization
  • Standard of living
  • Quality of life
  • Product life cycle
  • Monetary policy
  • Trade policies



  • Students should watch the following lesson prior to coming to class:
  • As they watch, they should pause the video to answer the following questions:
    • What is globalization?
    • What's the difference between standard of living and quality of life?
  • Students should pause the video to take notes as necessary as well.
  • They should highlight anything (term or concept) they don't understand.
  • They need to summarize what they've learned in two paragraphs or less.

Warm Up

  • Ask your students the following questions:
    • What are some examples of globalization today?
    • Is globalization bad or good? Why?


  • Pass out a handout with the lesson text of What is Globalization? - Definition, Effects & Examples to each student.
  • Read this lesson together as a class.
  • Stop after each major section of the text to ask students if they have any questions.
  • Once you've read through the entire text, stop for the following discussion topics and questions:
    • What are some ways by which standards of living may be assessed?
    • How has globalization affected developing and developed nations in beneficial and negative ways?
    • How has globalization helped or hurt corporations?
    • In what ways does globalization impact government policy?

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