Week 2 Globalization Clothing and Movement Assignment (1).docx - HIS 300 World and Regional Geography EXAMPLE OF ASSINGMENT Week 2 Movement

Week 2 Globalization Clothing and Movement Assignment (1).docx

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HIS 300 World and Regional Geography EXAMPLE OF ASSINGMENT __________________________________________________ Week 2 Movement, Globalization and Clothing Assignment Purpose Chapters 1 and 3 of your text discuss the concepts of free trade and globalization. Free trade refers to the unrestricted international exchange of goods, services and capital (e.g. money, land and labor), and while free trade is a contentious and complex issue, consumers in the United States have seen both positive and negative impacts from free trade policies. Free trade is also a driving component of globalization. The theme of Movement is concerned with how people, ideas (think cultural components), and goods interact and move from one place to another. This assignment explores the movement of products resulting from trade in the context of some every-day items we find in our closets. This assignment also helps us answer some important questions: from where did the clothes we wear come? Under what conditions were these products manufactured? What are the trade relationships between the trading countries? Directions To illustrate the complexities that arise from having a global economy and the flow of goods from one country to another (i.e. trade), complete the two exercises below (Parts 1 and 2) . Part 1: Chart Articles of Clothing Find at least 20 articles of clothing in your home. Fill in the chart below with the country and number of items you find from each country. (10 points) Country Numbe r of Items Country Numbe r of Items Honduras 1 Cambodia 1 Indonesia 1 Vietnam 3 Haiti 1 China 7 Bangladesh 1 Guatemala 1 Nicaragua 1 Sir Lanka 2 Mexico 1 Part 2: Questions/Essay Instructions
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HIS 300 World and Regional Geography After filling in the chart, go to the GDP link in this assignment’s folder. Using the information contained in the chart above, resources from the web and from your readings in Chapters 1 – 3 of the textbook, answers the 4 short-answer questions and 1 essay prompt below. Your answers should adequately address each question. Use this document for your answers and be concise yet thorough Provide citations and references for all sources that you use to answer the questions. Short-Answer Questions 1. Based on the clothing items you found, are there certain countries (or parts of the world) that are represented more than others? In what stores were these items sold? Were they discount chains that deal in bulk items at low prices? Where they small specialty stores where inventory is low and prices are high? (15 points) The most expensive articles of clothing I found and counted for this assignment came from China, Sir Lanka, and Indonesia. China overwhelmingly represented as a country of origin for much of my more expensive clothing instead of my cheaper clothing, but I think this is because I don’t tend to buy clothing often. Instead I opt for buying pieces that speak to me from time to time and quite often find nicer, originally more expensive pieces from thrift shops. The pieces from Nicaragua, Haiti, and Mexico came from novelty shops like Hot topic and Spencer’s and costed moderately more than they should have. While the pieces from Honduras and Cambodia
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