Student Work: A List of Rising Global Uniformities

Recently I shared a presentation on the "rise of global uniformities" that I shared with my Tribal Scholars students. I've defined and discussed the term before, and it's incredibly important to understanding the history of the modern world.

One of the activities I had my students do was simply brainstorm different things (whether they be material goods, activities, ideas, or anything else) that were rising global uniformities today—things that more and more people share in common around the world.

Here are all the items they came up with, in alphabetical order:

Aero
apps
beauty products
bracelets
brand-name clothing
calling
capitalism
cars
cell phones
chicken
Chinese food
chocolate
chopsticks
Chrome
conspiracy theories
dentists
doctors
drugs
emojis
energy drinks
Facebook
fast food
fries
Gap
glass
global brands
Google
hamburgers
hats
hot dogs
hygeine
ice cream
internet games
jewelry
mail
make-up
media
medical care
medicine
national militaries
necklaces
Netflix
Nike
pets
phones
pizza
Red Bull
rice
rings
school
shorts
signs of peace
silverware
Sketchers
social media
spaghetti
sports
tobacco
tattoos
television
texting
Top Ramen
underwear
video games
vitamins
Wikipedia
yogurt
YouTube

Some items on this list may not precisely fit the category of rising global uniformities, but the students had some great thoughts that I believe were worth sharing.

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