3rd Grade Globalization Inquiry
Is Sharing and Trading Across Cultures Always a Good Thing?
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New York State Social Studies Framework Key Idea & Practices 3.6 Communities from around the world interact with other people and communities and exchange cultural ideas and practices.
 Gathering, Using, and Interpreting Evidence     Chronological Reasoning and Causation
 Comparison and Contextualization     Geographic Reasoning     
Economics and Economic Systems
 Civic Participation
Staging the Compelling Question Survey the class to see where personal items were manufactured.
Supporting Question 1: What is globalization?
Supporting Question 2: What are some oppurtunities created by globalization?
  • Source A: Newsela, article about native Chinese speakers teaching their language, “Chinese Guest Teachers Help U.S. Students Learn Their Language and Culture,” September 12, 2013 Original version by McClatchy Washington, adapted by Newsela (
  • Source B: Image bank: Companies selling goods around the world

Supporting Question 3: What are some challenges created by globalization?
  • Source A: ReadWorks, article describing the rise of farmers’ markets in New York City, “The First Greenmarket in New York City,” 2013
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  • Source B: Image bank: Political cartoons