Social Studies

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.

Areas of Inquiry Backgrounders

Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability Poster

Supporting Websites

  • Take Action Blog
    The goal of this blog is to serve as a source of inspiration for Take Action Projects as well as to connect youth with organizations and groups who are already working on issues of global citizenship and sustainability. Content is geared to students and teachers of the Grade 12 Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability course, but anyone interested in taking action for a more just and sustainable world will find ideas for action here.
  • PEG – Winnipeg’s Community Indicator Site
    Peg measures the health of our community year over year – in ways that count. They tally studies on everything from the health of babies born in Winnipeg right through to how many of them graduate 18 years later. They track how much garbage we take to the landfill and how often we give up our cars to take public transit. Peg calculate how often citizens volunteer and if we're doing more or less of it. It's here at Peg that Winnipeggers can learn how their life, their neighbourhood and their city is changing – for the good and the bad. Peg is a starting place for Winnipeg students to learn the facts so they can lead change to create a better city for the future.
  • Facing History and Ourselves for Educators
  • Learning for a Sustainable Future Teacher Resources

For further information, please contact Linda Connor.