Internationalism, Globalisation and Key Issues


Read or listen to all the sections of ‘The way in which globalisation and internationalism have affected key global issues.’ You will find the recording on the K Drive. StudentShare, International Studies folder.

After you have read it, and working in pairs, complete the following:


  • Choose one area to focus on


(regroup as class and see who is doing what – we have to make sure there is an even spread)


  • Read the activities associated with that section and complete them
  • Find three current articles from different newspapers about your chosen area
  • Prepare a presentation of your issue as a news report either with iMovie or Xtranormal
  • You new report should focus on how globalisation and/or internationalism has impacted on the issue you have chosen, using recent examples.

You have three classes o finish this – we will watch all presentations in next Tuesday’s class. We need to make sure that all topics are covered, so it is important that you do complete your work.

Meanwhile, I will be catching up with you all individually about outstanding work as well as interviewing you about the misunderstandings of the WTO and the criticisms leveled at the IMF, World Bank, and WTO (the group work we did last week but didn’t discuss cause I wasn’t here). 

Also, I will be creating 3 Vox Pops on the United Nations – I will ask various people a different question each day about the UN. Choose which day you will be asked:

TUESDAY: What is Internationalism and how is the UN attempting to uphold this idea?

THURSDAY: Why is the UN said to be in need of reform and what reforms have been suggested?

MONDAY: What does the UN do to promote peace? Do you think these things have been effective?

You also need to answer the ‘Review and Revise Questions’ that can be found on StudyWiz. Hand these in to me via email or StudyWi by Thursday.

Image is: ‘”2008″ Brussels Remembers 1958’

A Revolutionary Affair

As the Divine Director of the Logie-winning, extremely popular current affairs show ‘Revolutionary Affairs’ I have come to your class seeking people to join my team of reporters. By now you will each have been given an event that contributed to the French Revolution. It is now up to you to prove to me and my network that you can go and grab a damn good story.

According to the event you have been given, answer this question:

“How did [insert event] contribute to the downfall of the Old Regime in France?”

Provide 3 sources to support your answer, with at least one of them being visual, and at least one other also being a primary source.

Present your findings as a video news report – as though it is a current event that is happening now, or has just happened. As the Divine Director I will be the news person at the desk in the studio who crosses to each of you live.

Make sure you find out –

* what the event was
* who was involved
* when it happened
* what event/s led to it happening
* what other events is it related to?
* what effect did this event have on the downfall of the Old Regime?

You may present your piece in the style of:

* ABC News
* A Current Affair/Today Tonight
* 60 Minutes
* or whatever else takes your fancy.

You each have a different event to report on, but when it gets to the video making part you will need to work in pairs. That means that if you need to interview someone about your event, then you need to write a script for them as they won’t have studied your event. Make sure you help each other to get your reports done. As many of you can appear in as many reports as needed, just make sure that you have covered the event to which you have been assigned.

This task will help you prepare for Outcome 1 which states that you should be able to analyse and evaluate the role of ideas, leaders, movements and events in the development of the revolution.

You should spend Tuesday and Thursday’s class researching and preparing for your video, and Friday’s class actually filming your news report. We want to watch them on Tuesday. An audience will be invited.

Image is: Say Cheez

Proud example of internationalism

Photo description from Flickr: This was an unusual find in Ripon Cemetery, a Japanese born soldier in the Canadian Army, buried in Ripon England and with Christian iconography. We think of internationalism and multiculturalism as something new. Sannosuke Nishimura RIP

Proud example of internationalism, originally uploaded by Keith Ritchie.

Is this an example of internationalism or globalisation? Does it matter which word we use? What is the difference between the two? Leave your answers and thoughts in the comment section for this post. (Just click on the word ‘Comments’ below this post).

International Studies Tuesday 3rd

Sorry I’m not there today. Our next topic is the United Nations, and you can find your task written out here. It really needs to be finished by the end of Thursday’s class. I’ll be expecting to collect and share your presentations then. We can’ts spend any longer on it as we have to move on. Your SAC 1 will be in your first class of Week 8.

See you on Thursday!

Revolutionary Paragraphs

Hello Revolutionaries! Sorry I’m not there for class today. Fortunately I’ve been able to set you a rigorous task so you don’t get bored…..:-) I can jut hear you jumping up and down with excitement!

Oh, but before I go on – congrats on your little Enlightenment class on Friday. You all did very well and I got some really great feedback from the teachers about how much they enjoyed having that conversation with you. Excellent!

Ok, now to this week’s work – on StudyWiz there are 4 documents – Paragraph Task 1, 2, 3, 4. You will need to get hold of these sheets – whether it be having an electronic copy or by printing them out. You then need to fill in each paragraph. (If you keep them on you computer you won’t be able to edit them as they are pdf. If you don’t want to print them, just retype the question in word and write it up there). 100-150 words each will be enough. to get the answers you will need to go back over your notes as well as do a bit further research. Thankfully I have written up a couple of posts that will help you do internet based research –

Better Googling and

Searching WITHOUT Google

Read through these posts, and watch the videos about using Google more effectively to get better results and then try out some of the tricks by searching for the information you need to write your paragraphs. (Make sure they are all in your own words and you have used at least three references for each one!) Record what the references are for each paragraph as well as HOW you found the reference. For example, make a note of the exact search term you put in to Google, or what search term you put in to one of the other search engines listed on the Searching WITHOUT Google post.

Also, don’t forget the websites that are already bookmarked in the Diigo group, as well as the great links that are on the website. You have today’s class and Thursday’s class to finish the 8 paragraphs. Take the time to do them well as they will make EXCELLENT revision notes later on, as well as great places to go back to to grab sentences for exam essays. Write up your paragraphs for yourself, but also add them to your ning page. Create a new blog post for each new paragraph. That way we can see what everyone has written. You can even write them in character if you like, which might make them a bit more interesting.

As you are going along with your research, start drawing up lists of events and people that you will be able to plot on to a mind map at the end of the week.

Work well and see you on Thursday!

P.S If you can’t get to StudyWiz I have emailed the documents to Peter and he should be able to email them to one of you to print off or something like that.

Image is Be Seeing You