Geography: Production Spaces – case studies

Globalization has meant that there is an international division of labour. The fabrication of many products is divided into several steps (from design to assembly) spread out over the world according to the advantages offered by each country.
Decision making functions are concentrated in the most developed countries. For example, the USA dominates research and development (R&D) and accounts for 1/3 of global spending in this domain.
Processes requiring low levels of skill are dispersed throughout the developing world. Companies locate the manufacturing process in whichever economy offers the lowest costs (e.g. often countries in South-East Asia such as China).
Globalisation is dominated by flows of merchandise across countries, continents and oceans and by HUGE companies known as TNCS – Trans National Corporations.

Actors and Production Spaces 1°euro

Silicon Valley Case Study:

Silicon Valley is a region in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology and innovation. Located in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, it corresponds roughly to the geographical Santa Clara Valley.
Silicon Valley Resources:

Silicon Valley Presentation

Singapore Case Study

Singapore is another global centre for high-tech industry. It is the smallest country in South-East Asia and is located on one of the world’s busiest maritime routes. It is also a major financial centre and production space which is fully integrated into the regional and wider world economy.

1° Euro History: World War One

Introduction to WW1

Following the assassination of Franz-Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in June 1914 at Sarajevo, a system of alliances brought all of Europe into a state of war within six weeks.

  • Between August and December 1914, it was a war of movement as the states launched massive offensives.
  • Since no side gained a decisive victory, each side dug trenches and it became a war of positions for the next three years.
  • In 1917, revolutionary Russia pulled out of the war and the USA entered on the side of the Allies. In spring 1918.
  • It again became a war of movement on the western front until an armistice was signed on 11th November 1918.

Introductory PowerPoint:

WW1 Total War

WW1 in colour: episode one:

Oral Comprehension Worksheet Part One

World War One Episode One Worksheet

Wednesday 3rd February Lesson:

Document for the immediate causes of WW1 and homework (including questions):

Background to World War One











Document about living conditions in US cities during the 19th century:

US Urbanisation

Link to video about the tenement slums of New York:

Exercises about this topic:

The Age of the City



This chapter studies the suffragette movement.

Introduction PowerPoint:

Suffragette Movement Presentaton

Accompanying worksheet:

Suffragette worksheet

1913 Derby at Epsom Racecourse:

Historians have suggested that Davison was trying to attach a flag to King George V’s horse and police reports suggested two flags were found on her body. Some witnesses believed she was trying to cross the track, thinking the horses had passed by, others believed she had tried to pull down Anmer. The fact that she was carrying a return train ticket from Epsom and had holiday plans with her sister in the near future have also caused some historians to claim that she had no intention of killing herself.


We will shortly host zoom conferences with Christo Brand who was Nelson Mandela’s warden during his 27 year imprisonment. Please use this page to learn about Aparthied, Christo Brand and Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was the first Black president of South Africa (1994–99).

His negotiations in the early 1990s with South African Pres. F.W. de Klerk helped end the country’s apartheid system of racial segregation and ushered in a peaceful transition to majority rule.

This is the BBC News report about Nelson Mandela’s life:

This is Christo Brand’s introductory video:

Nov 2020 History Magazine article about the end of Apartheid (1°OIB and T°OIB only):

End of Apartheid

Supporting documents for Christo Brands Zoom conferences:

CB Mandela timeline full

CB AR BIO brief

CB Apartheid History

CB From Prisoner to President Info Sheet