Grade 12 Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability (40S)
Course Code: 1128
Students conduct inquiry into the social, political, environmental, and economic impact of contemporary and emerging global issues. Through their inquiry, students focus on questions of quality of life locally, nationally and globally. This course is based on the principles of active democratic citizenship, ecological literacy, critical media literacy, and ethical decision-making, and consolidates learning across the disciplines to empower students as agents of change for a sustainable and equitable future. As a mandatory component of the course, students plan and implement a community-based action-research project.
This new optional course may be implemented on a voluntary basis in the 2012-2013 school year, which is the final year World Issues (course code 1179) may be offered.
Below are links to draft documents for this course. Other documents will be posted as they are finalized.
- Course Rationale ( 97 KB)
- Course Overview Chart ( 259 KB)
- Core Concepts of Citizenship and Sustainability ( 192 KB)
- Ecological Literacy ( 629 KB)
- Inquiry Approach ( 115 KB)
- List of Issues and Suggested Subtopics ( 152 KB)
- Take Action ( 288 KB)
- Assessment Guidelines ( 142 KB)
Areas of Inquiry Backgrounders:
- Media ( 213 KB)
- Consumerism ( 297 KB)
- Environment ( 331 KB)
- Global Wealth and Power ( 238 KB)
- Social Justice and Human Rights ( 176 KB)
- Biotechnology ( 703 KB)
- Modern Day Slavery ( 318 KB)
- Gender and Identity ( 211 KB)
For further information, please contact Linda Connor.