The World According to Julia B.

Editorial

Globalization- Making the World Stronger, or Weaker?

Globalization is making the world stronger. For countries that work together to trade goods, they can exchange information much better than countries that don't work together. There is more competition, which is good for companies that sell goods at a lower price, since more people will buy those goods. When countries work together, there will be more goods for those countries. Globalization brings countries together, because if one country is good at fishing, and the other country is good at making baskets to catch fish, then the countries can work together. One country will sell the baskets whole the other country sells the fish. When globalization spreads, not only does goods spread to different countries, but culture and language also spreads. Globalization is helping the world, it is bringing it together.

Globalization- Making the world stronger.

Climbing Mt. Everest- Is it Worth it?

It may feel great to stand ‘on top of the world’, but it is not worth risking your life. It is 29,035 ft tall, the tallest point on Earth, and every 1,000 ft the climber goes, the temperature drops 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit. At the Summit, the temperature can be -100 degrees Fahrenheit. The climbers cross many deep crevices in the mountain using ladders, but the most dangerous section of Mt. Everest is the Khumbu Icefall, where 20 ton blocks of ice could break loose and fall any minute. Climbers have to climb the Khumbu Icefall before dawn, so the sun won't cause the ice blocks to melt and fall. After the Khumbu Icefall, the climbers must go to Camp III and Camp IV. Camp IV is the last camp before the summit, and it is called the ‘Death Zone’, because the area is low on oxygen. Before the summit, climbers must climb up the Hillary Step, which is a rock cliff. If the climbers spend too much time on the summit, they will be too tired to climb down. It is not worth risking your life to stand on the summit of Mt. Everest. After all, 10% of people who attempt the climb, never return.

There are many dangers on Mt. Everest. It is not worth risking your life to stand on the Summit.

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Q & A

How might having a valuable resource affect a region?-5/5/17

Having a valuable resource will make citizens of the region more successful, the life expectancy increased, and the per capita gross domestic product(GDP) has risen. Oil does not make every country happier, not all money made from oil goes to helping people escape poverty. Oil money can improve citizen’s lives. Researchers have found that the life expectancy has gone up by fifteen years in the Southwest/Central Asia region. It has increased their wealth, because oil is not a renewable resource, more people want to buy it. This is good for the region, because less people are expected to die before the age of fifteen. When the countries are wealthy, more people can afford education and food. Oil money has not made every country better though. For example, Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein(from 1979-2003) used the oil money on building an army, and on weapons. Almost no money went to helping people escape poverty. He bombed Kuwait to get in control of more oil reserves. This will not help the citizens because without money, people won’t be able afford important things like food and clean water. A valuable resource like crude oil can make a region better, but it can not improve everybody’s life. A bad leader that controls a country’s income can cause major issues for the country.

Oil: found under the sea floor in the Southwest/Central Asia region. This valuable resource has made this region rich.
How do people adapt to living in a desert region?-4/12/17

Most people live near an oasis. They use shifting agriculture to protect their crop lands. That will protect the lands from desertification. People make settlements near oases. This is important because when settlers live near an oasis, they then have a source of water. Animals live at oases too, so the people there will have food, as well. Farmers use shifting agriculture to protect their farm lands from desertification. Every year, they will rotate their crops so the land can rest. They will do this to save their lands. If they grow their cash crops in the same field every year, the land will become weak. It would be able to hold roots of plants. Then, the land will become desert. When settlers shift to different fields, it protects the crops. People adapt by living near oases. It gives them a source of water and food. Settlers use shifting agricultural to protect their fields from desertification.

An oasis-a source of food and water. Many people build towns and civilizations near or next to an oases.
What forces work for and against the supranational cooperation among nations?

A force that works for and against supranational cooperation among nations is a trading bloc and the common market. The centripetal force of the common market is that it is easier to travel in the EU countries. People can find work easily and they work together to meet economic goals. The trading bloc is important because it helps goods move around freely without raising tariffs.The centripetal force of the common market is that it is easier to travel in the EU countries. It is useful to have the common market because the countries work together instead of competing. It helps goods move across borders with no trouble.The trading bloc and the common market are really helpful to have in the EU, because of it, people and goods don't have any problems moving across the borders.

This is the most common currency, the euro. Almost every country in the EU uses it.

What do you think is the most effect style of government and whY?-2/7/17

Democracy is the most effective style of government. Every citizen has a say and not one leader has all the power. In democracy, there is separation of power. The power is split between three branches. Separation of power is important because not one branch has all the power and they can not control the country. Next, in democracy, all the citizens have full rights, and they can all vote to change the government. That is important because the government is limited, the citizens control it. If the citizens don't like the constitution, they can change it. In all, our country is one of the most successful countries in the world, and our government is democracy.

This is democracy. The citizens of the place vote to change the constitution.

What makes a good citizen?-2/1/17

Being a good citizen means being a person that follows the laws of the city, state, or country. A state law would be paying taxes on things a person buys. People have the right not to follow these laws, but then, the person who doesn't follow them wouldn't be a good citizen. In the city or home, people might have a responsibility. In a house, a responsibility might be a chore, like washing the dishes.

People work together as good citizens to make a difference.

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