What is exchange?
Geographically, exchange may describe the productive interaction through communication, commerce, and movement. Globalization, economics and trade, and human migration all contribute to the concept of exchange. Although exchange can lead to conflicts over the division and control of resources, it also includes elements of peace, cooperation, and cultural richness.
Consult National Geography Standards 10 and 11: An increasingly interdependent world results in different culture groups coming into contact more than ever before, and people must trade with others in increasingly complex global networks.
- The questions in the Questions tab provide a framework for discussing how exchange reflects both cultural and economic interdependence.
trade, or the exchange of goods and services.
sharing of information and ideas.
sharing and communication between cultures, resulting in the adoption of new or borrowed behaviors.
connection of different parts of the world resulting in the expansion of international cultural, economic, and political activities.
movement of a group of people or animals from one place to another.
buying, selling, or exchanging of goods and services.