Chapter 1 of Against Empire by Michael Parenti Imperialism has been the most powerful force in world history over the last four or five centuries, carving up whole continents while oppressing indigenous peoples and obliterating entire civilizations. Yet, it is seldom accorded any serious attention by our academics, media commentators, and political leaders. In this book I want to look at imperialism for what it really is.
Lesson Plan Explain to students that they are going to play a computer game that involves making a number of survival choices. Tell them they need to keep notes about their choices and the outcomes of their choices. After they've played for minutes, ask them to stop. Arrange students into pairs and ask each student to tell his or her partner what happened to them in the game.
Ask students as a class what problems they faced in the game and if they developed any strategies for being successful at the game. Develop some of the themes from the game for a class debate. Who do you think this game is aimed at? What did you learn from the game? How accurately does the game depict the two different lifestyles?
Does playing a game like this trivialize the actual situations? Can computer games like these educate people and change their opinions? Does the game depict stereotypes rather than realities? What do you think the makers of this game wanted to achieve?
How would you define a Third World country? What is the difference between a Third World country and a developing country? Why are some countries very poor and others very rich? What other political or educational computer games do you know about? How good do you think this game was?
Did you enjoy playing it? Would you recommend this game to a friend? Assessment Students are evaluated on their participation in the discussions.TPOL S Introduction to Globalization (5) I&S Provides an introduction to the debates over globalization.
Focuses on the growth and intensification of global ties. Addresses the resulting inequalities and tensions, as well as the new opportunities for cultural and political exchange.
Topics. Imperialism has been the most powerful force in world history over the last four or five centuries, carving up whole continents while oppressing indigenous peoples and obliterating entire civilizations.
Issues Surrounding Genetically Modified (GM) Products. by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon. This part of the plombier-nemours.com web site looks into some of the causes of poverty around the world. Issues covered include inequality; the relationship between the rich and poor; corruption; the roles of the IMF, World Bank, debt, the United Nations, United States, Britain and other wealthy countries.
The world is experiencing a historically unprecedented transition from predominantly rural to urban living. In , one-third of the world’s population lived in cities; today the number has already reached more than one-half, and in city dwellers are expected to account for more than two-thirds of the world’s population (see Figure ) Colonialism in 10 Minutes: The Scramble For Africa, a 10 minute clip from the documentary Uganda Rising, Mindset Media, Colonialism, in the traditional sense, ended as European countries started fighting over themselves over the world (the World Wars) and in effect, weakened themselves in the process (allowing the United States and Soviet Union to eventually gain in immense power.