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Ch 31: Urbanization, Industrialization, Modernization and Globalization

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Watch video lessons to explore the development of urbanization, industrialization, modernization and globalization. Review the causes of the Industrial Revolution and Market Revolution as well as the cultural impact of modernization around the world.

Urbanization, Industrialization, Modernization and Globalization - Chapter Summary

Urbanization, industrialization, modernization and globalization have made tremendous impacts, both positive and negative, on societies and cultures around the world. This chapter's video lessons will help you review those impacts, and perhaps teach you something new about the history of economic progress and change.

Instructors discuss the Industrial Revolution, creation of America's factory system and development of urban societies. You'll also study how international politics affects countries' development. After watching the video lessons, you should be able to:

  • Discuss current urbanization patterns
  • Identify urbanization problems during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Understand the Industrial Revolution's economic and social effects
  • Explain the development of America's Market Revolution
  • Describe how industrialization spread throughout the world
  • List factors contributing to culture's modernization
  • Recognize modernization's impact on elders' traditional roles
  • Address the role of politics in modernization

Our video lessons are typically under 10 minutes in length and feature clear-cut explanations, facts and graphics to help you grasp the chapter material. We provide transcripts of the videos as well, which commonly have links to text lessons providing more details about concepts or terms. Once you've studied, take the self-assessment lesson quizzes to see how well you understand urbanization, industrialization, modernization and globalization.

11 Lessons in Chapter 31: Urbanization, Industrialization, Modernization and Globalization
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

1. The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

People live in many different places: cities, suburbs, and the country. In this lesson, we'll look at historical and modern trends having to do with cities, including how the Industrial Revolution and urban renewal programs impacted urban populations.

Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems

2. Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems

After the Civil War, America transformed from a rural nation to an urban nation. Learn where all those people came from and why. Using New York City as an example, you'll see some of the problems of urbanization and the steps they took to improve it.

Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

3. Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

The Industrial Revolution had a lasting effect on class structure, urbanization and lifestyle. In this lesson, we will learn how the Industrial Revolution changed various aspects of European society.

American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution

4. American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution

New agricultural technology revolutionized the North, South and West. In this lesson, learn how that technology ushered in the Market Revolution in America.

Industrialization Spreads Around the World

5. Industrialization Spreads Around the World

In this lesson, we will learn about how industrialization spread from Great Britain to other parts of the world. We will highlight key terms, figures, and developments in this process.

The Changing Landscape of the Global Market

6. The Changing Landscape of the Global Market

The global market is still developing, and a market that is developing is dynamic. The constant change offers opportunities and presents risks to countries and their domestic industries. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of these risks and opportunities.

The Global Marketplace: Definition & Overview

7. The Global Marketplace: Definition & Overview

We have been on the fast track to a global market, but are we there yet? In this lesson, we will define global market and discuss some of its key concepts. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Global Society: Definition & Concept

8. Global Society: Definition & Concept

Is our world international or global? Is there even a difference? In this lesson, we'll explore the concept of a global society and consider the evidence that could point to its arrival.

Understanding the Modernization of Culture: History and Factors

9. Understanding the Modernization of Culture: History and Factors

This lesson examines the process of modernization, including the variety of factors that have brought us from the past into the present. We'll focus on political, economic, social, and technological trends that have shaped our world today.

The Effect of Modernization on the Roles of Elders in Traditional Societies

10. The Effect of Modernization on the Roles of Elders in Traditional Societies

What do technology and discrimination against older adults have in common? In this lesson, we'll explore the modernization theory, and how it tries to explain the differences in how the elderly are treated in modern societies versus traditional ones.

Modernization, Development & Politics

11. Modernization, Development & Politics

The current disparity in international development, wealth and resources across the globe makes economic development an important international issue for the 21st century. In this lesson, you'll learn about development and its relation to international politics.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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