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Fear, Grade 12 ELA, Narratives, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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Reflecting on Globalization

Reflecting on Globalization


How do we behave toward and acknowledge those whose culture is different from our own? In this lesson, students will take a moment to polish their presentations, and then each group will present. Then they’ll write a reflection about the benefits and drawbacks of globalization.


  • Read the lesson and student content.
  • Anticipate student difficulties and identify the differentiation options you will choose for working with your students.
  • Confirm you can access the Globalization 101 website ( ).

Presentation Prep

  • Give students 5 minutes to finalize their presentations and submit them to you.
  • Divide the class into four or five larger groups for sharing the presentations.


Get ready for your presentation on globalization.

  • Work with your partner to finish and polish the presentation you began in Lesson 13.

Submit the presentation to your teacher.

Globalization Presentations

  • Make sure that each set of partners has time to make their presentation to the larger groups.
    • SWD: Be aware that taking notes while paying attention to a speaker can be a taxing cognitive task. Monitor that all SWDs are successful in this activity. If that is not the case, offer support.
    • ELL: Be sure that all students, including ELLs, participate in the presentation exercise, and monitor that ELLs do not avoid this activity, as it is important that they share aloud so that they can hear their own voice and get used to talking in front of large groups. Encourage native speakers to be patient if the pace of ELLs is slower than theirs, and explain that listening attentively is one way in which we show we care for others.

Work Time

Join your assigned presentation group.

  • Together with your partner, share your presentation when it is your turn.
  • While others are presenting, take notes about the issues they explored.

Open Notebook

Benefits and Drawbacks of Globalization

  • Students may need a good portion of time to reflect on these ideas; however, some may struggle to answer the questions with specificity.
  • Circulate as students write and assist and encourage those who are struggling.

Work Time

On the basis of your report and the notes you took on others’ reports, write a brief reflection about the benefits and drawbacks of globalization.

  • Be specific and give examples.
  • Also address this Guiding Question for the unit:
    • What role do national identity, custom, religion, and other locally held beliefs play in a world increasingly characterized by globalization?

Open Notebook

Benefits and Drawbacks of Globalization

  • Give students time to share their reflections.
  • Encourage students to generate questions about globalization and its effects on the world.


Exchange your reflection with a partner.

  • Read your partner’s reflection and respond in a conversation.

Generate some questions for your teacher and the class regarding what else you want to learn about globalization.

Independent Reading

  • Prompt students to identify one interesting idea about character, theme, setting, or style from their Independent Reading book; they’ll share it with their classmates in the next lesson.
    • SWD: Monitor that all SWDs have been able to identify one interesting idea about character, theme, setting, or style from their Independent Reading book before you send them home.


Continue your Independent Reading.

  • Read your Independent Reading book. Plan to finish the book by Lesson 22.
  • Write another Dialectical Journal entry with at least three quotations, and submit it to your teacher.
  • Identify one interesting idea about character, theme, setting, or style from your Independent Reading book that you can share with your classmates in the next lesson.