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Globalization The Interconnected World Lesson Plan

Learning Objective

Students will understand the concept of globalization and its impact on our interconnected world. They will create animated GIFs using Brush Ninja to represent different aspects of globalization.


  • Computers or tablets with internet access
  • Projector or interactive whiteboard
  • Brush Ninja website
  • Paper and pencils for brainstorming



  • Begin by asking students if they have ever heard the term “globalization.” Discuss their prior knowledge and understanding of the term.
  • Explain that globalization is the process of increasing interconnection between people, companies, and countries around the world.
  • Show examples of how globalization has impacted our lives, such as international trade, cultural exchange, and technological advancements.
  • Share real-world examples like popular brands found worldwide or global events like the Olympics.

Brainstorming Activity

  • Divide students into small groups.
  • Give each group a piece of paper and ask them to brainstorm ideas about different aspects of globalization: communication, transportation, culture, trade, etc.
  • Encourage creative thinking and collaboration within groups.

Brush Ninja Animated GIF Creation

  • Introduce Brush Ninja as a tool for creating animated GIFs.
  • Demonstrate how to use Brush Ninja’s features: drawing tools, stickers, and timeline control etc.
  • Provide step-by-step guidance on creating a simple animated GIF related to one aspect of globalization discussed in the previous activity. Example: Creating an animated GIF showing people from different countries communicating through technology or exchanging cultural symbols.

Independent Work

  • Allow students to work individually or in pairs on creating their own animated GIFs using Brush Ninja based on their chosen aspect of globalization identified during the brainstorming activity.
  • Circulate around the classroom to provide assistance, monitor progress, and encourage creativity.

Presentation and Discussion

  • Provide time for students to present their animated GIFs to the class.
  • Facilitate a discussion on how each animated GIF represents an aspect of globalization.
  • Encourage students to ask questions and share their thoughts on the impact of globalization in our interconnected world.


  • Observe student engagement during discussions and activities.
  • Assess the understanding of globalization concepts through student participation in brainstorming sessions and GIF creation process.
  • Evaluate the quality and creativity of students’ animated GIFs as they relate to aspects of globalization.


For further exploration, students can:

  • Research specific examples or case studies where globalization has had positive or negative impacts on different countries or communities.
  • Analyze famous works of art, literature, or music that reflect aspects of globalization and discuss their significance.
  • Collaborate on creating a class project showcasing various animated GIFs representing different aspects of globalization.

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