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Other Lesson Plans on Globalization

National Geographic Xpeditions: Globalization

National Geographic Xpeditions: Products Across Borders

National Geographic Xpeditions: The Pros and Cons of Transnational Alliances

Globalization 101.org: Globalization Debates

“The International Pencil: Elementary Level Unit on Global Interdependence” Lawrence Wolken, Journal of Geography, v83 n6 p290-93 Nov-Dec 1984
The production of an American pencil is the result of complex interactions involving many people, places, and resources. Learning activities dealing with the making of a pencil that will help students learn about global interdependence are described. The activities can be adapted to fit any elementary grade level.