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UNIT 3: Human Migrations

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Unit 14: Land and Labor Relationships

What factors shape the ways in which the basic resources are exploited by a society? From Southeast Asia to Russia to Africa and the Americas, the ratios between land availability and the usable labor force were the primary basis of pre-industrial economies, but politics, environment, and culture played a part as well. This unit is related to Unit 3 because its attention to systems of forced migration demonstrates both continuities in the theme of human migration, as well as differences in the historical reasons humans migrated. more »

Unit 24: Globalization and Economics

How have the forces of globalization shaped the modern world? This unit travels from the Soviet Union to Sri Lanka and Chile to study the role of technology and the impact of economic and political changes wrought by globalization. It is related to Unit 3 because it documents both continuities in the story of human migration, and the economic and environmental consequences of global migrations in the modern period.more »

Unit 25: Global Popular Culture

What are the sounds and sights of an emerging global culture? From World Cup soccer to Coca Cola, modern icons reflect the intertwined cultural, political, and commercial dimensions of globalization. This unit listens to and looks at the music and images of global production and consumption — from reggae to the Olympics. It is related to Unit 3 because it demonstrates some of the cultural consequences of human migrations in the modern period. more »

Unit 26: World History and Identity

How have global forces redefined both individual and group identity in the modern world? This unit examines the transnational identity that emerged from the Chinese diaspora, and compares it to a newly re-defined national Chechen identity forged through war with Russia. It is related to Unit 3 because it illustrates how human migration in the modern period can have dramatic effects on culture and identity. more »





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