Social Studies - 2017-18

USII.8e - International Trade and Globalization

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the economic, social, and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World War II and the present by

e)  describing how international trade and globalization have impacted American life.

Blooms Level: Remember

Adopted: 2008


Big Themes/Concepts: Global economy, Communication

The United States in the new millennium faces unique challenges in international relations, increased  globalization and dependence on technology.

Increased globalization has limited the United States’ power on a global playing field.

Technology has made our world more interdependent. 


Between the end of World War II and the present, the world has been marked by an increase in globalization and interdependence.

How has globalization impacted American life?


Globalization is the linking of nations through trade, information, technologies, and communication.

Globalization involves increased integration of different societies.

Impact of globalization on American life

·  Improvement of all communications (e.g., travel, telecommunications, Internet)

·  Availability of a wide variety of foreign-made goods and services

Outsourcing of jobs

Identify the costs and benefits of specific choices made, including the consequences, both intended and unintended, of the decisions and how people and nations responded to positive and negative incentives. (USII.1i)


globalization, integration, outsourcing. 

Updated: Aug 17, 2017