The video explores the features, history and driving stakeholders of globalisation. It starts off by explaining the features of globalisation with the interconnectedness of international trade and technology. Then it briefly details the historical manifestation of globalisation in the form of the Silk Road Trade connecting China and Europe during the Middle Ages. Lastly, the video attributed the rise of globalisation to the creation of transportation and communication technology that enabled the ease of travel by individuals or transnational companies.
However, you may want to consider globalization as a cultural evolution when small villages transform themselves into cities and give rise the concept of a global village. In this process, globalization is driven by cultural exchange and development, where new values and behaviours are shaping global society. With the advent of social media, new ideas are dispersed, forming a knowledge economy and developing a global civilization. Hence, the contributing factors of globalization are diverse but the key factor that drives the development is the degree of technological development which modernizes and globalizes our world.
After viewing this video, students may ask the following questions to further deepen their understanding of the topic. Are they historical parallels in globalisation? What are the varying impacts of globalisation?