Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 27


Today in class, students discussed the benefits and costs of globalization by doing a group reading and discussion of the textbook chapter titled "The Global Sneaker: From Asia to Everywhere."

microsoft_word_logo Globalization: The Challenge to America (Source: The New York Times)

adobe-pdf-logo The Global Sneaker Reading (Source: Geography Alive!)

Homework - p. 44 - Read the article "Globalization: The Challenge to America" on the class website, then on a separate sheet (tape onto page 44 of your notebook) answer the Reading Understanding Questions in COMPLETE sentences below:

1) Based on the title, what does Friedman seem to think about globalization?

2) Why are American companies hiring Indians to be call center employees? Explain at least two reasons.

3) What does the author most likely mean when he states that “Boston, Bangalore, and Beijing became next-door neighbors overnight?”

4) Based on paragraph 19, how does the author suggest that China has changed?

5) Based on the reading, come up with your own definitions for the following terms:


free market