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Global and Active Citizenship

Socially-based Curriculum Unit

In this unit, developed for the grade ten Civics course (CHV2O), students will have an opportunity to explore and understand the relationships between underdeveloped, developing, and developed nations and their respective challenges and issues in the global community today. Students will begin to explore current global issues and gain a better understanding of the role of non-governmental organizations and how they support the developing world.

  1. Through a simulation activity, students will be able to define and understand what it means to be an underdeveloped, developing, and developed nation in our world today.

  2. In a newspaper scavenger activity, students will begin to understand some of the global issues that affect nations today.

  3. Students will learn about the roles of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGO) in the global community and access some of these organizations via the internet in a research activity.

  4. Students will apply their knowledge in the culminating task which is a public relations campaign highlighting an NGO and global issue of their choice.

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