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Ch 26: The 21st Century

About This Chapter

These lessons were created to provide you with an additional review of material covered in your history class regarding the 21st century. Watch these online lesson videos to learn more about the global economy, technological revolutions, population migrations and more.

The 21st Century - Chapter Summary

Watch the lesson videos in this chapter to examine challenges facing individuals and organizations in the 21st century. You can weigh the pros and cons of recent technological innovations, take a closer look at the world's shifting demographics and explore some of the policies designed to help bolster developing economies. Use these lessons to assist with:

  • Explaining the history, purpose and members of the World Trade Organization
  • Understanding the economic effects of outsourcing and hiring migrant workers
  • Detailing how agriculture is used to aid developing countries
  • Sharing the effects of technological revolutions, social media and portable media devices
  • Relating population migrations in the 21st century
  • Learning about cultural imperialism and the global transformation of cultures
  • Listing societal and environmental concerns of the 21st century
  • Examining expansion of the global economy and its impact

10 Lessons in Chapter 26: The 21st Century
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

1. The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

This lesson will explain the concept of economic globalization. We will look at both its positive and negative effects while also highlighting the terms 'import,' 'export,' and 'capital flight.'

The Effects of Outsourcing and Migrant Workers on the World Economy

2. The Effects of Outsourcing and Migrant Workers on the World Economy

In this lesson, we discover two labor trends of the 21st century: outsourcing and migrant labor. Both of these trends help keep producers' costs down, but their effects will likely be debated throughout the 21st century.

Using Agriculture to Aid Developing Countries

3. Using Agriculture to Aid Developing Countries

In this lesson, we explore the recent push by international organizations for developing countries to open up their agricultural sectors to global markets. Proponents and critics of the program abound.

Technological Revolutions: Advantages & Disadvantages

4. Technological Revolutions: Advantages & Disadvantages

In this lesson, we explore a few of the technological innovations that have helped create the 21st-century world and will likely change our world throughout the century.

Social Media and Online Communities: Popularity, Use & Purpose

5. Social Media and Online Communities: Popularity, Use & Purpose

In this lesson, we explore the new and ever-changing environment of social media platforms, as well as detailing some of its uses and some of its purported dangers.

The Evolution of Portable Media Devices & Cell Phone Technology

6. The Evolution of Portable Media Devices & Cell Phone Technology

In this lesson, we discuss the development of portable media devices and cell phones in the 1980s, 1990s, and 21st century, and how the smart phone may trump them all.

21st Century Population Migration in a New World

7. 21st Century Population Migration in a New World

In this lesson, we broadly explore the current demographics and economic realities of the world and the driving engines behind the likely migrations which will occur in the 21st century.

A Global Transformation in Culture & Cultural Imperialism

8. A Global Transformation in Culture & Cultural Imperialism

In this lesson we explore the concepts of globalization and cultural imperialism, two important issues that have only just begun to shape the 21st-century world.

Challenges of the 21st Century: Safety, Society & Environmental Concerns

9. Challenges of the 21st Century: Safety, Society & Environmental Concerns

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the issues that face both the Western world and the globalized community in the 21st century - issues whose outcomes will greatly affect society and the world.

The World Trade Organization: Definition, History, Purpose & Members

10. The World Trade Organization: Definition, History, Purpose & Members

Find out what the World Trade Organization is and what it hopes to accomplish. Learn about the history of this organization and who some of the current members are.

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