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The Role of the Individual in a Global Context

Socially-based Curriculum Unit

This introductory unit to Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, CGW4U, addresses the question “Can One Person Change the World?” The unit sets up a framework for students to actively engage not only in academic studies of the role of the individual, but also to play a role in fundraising and creating awareness for a charity or cause of their choice.

Students gain an understanding that individuals make significant global change (for better or worse), and that as a global citizen, they also have an important role to play in our society. Students will learn and communicate about the legacies of certain individuals over time and geography through the use and development of skills focused on research, multimedia technologies, literacy and Instructional Intelligences. Students continue their path to global citizenship by thinking globally and acting locally, with the creation and production of a world issues focused mixed media presentation. The course’s culminating task can also be directly tied to this unit.

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