Global Context

Identities and Relationships

  

Who am I? Who are we?

You will explore:

  • identity
  • beliefs and values
  • personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health
  • human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures
  • what it means to be human

         

 

 

 

Orientation in space and time

What is the meaning of ‘where’ and ‘when’?

You will explore:

  •  personal histories
  •  homes and journeys
  •  turning points in humankind
  •  discoveries
  •  explorations and migrations of humankind
  •  the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from personal, local and global perspectives

 

 

 

 

 

Personal and cultural expression

 

What is the nature and purpose of creative expression?

You will explore:

  • the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values
  • the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity
  • our appreciation of the aesthetic (the way things look)

 

 

 

 

Scientific and technical innovation

 

How do we understand the world in which we live?

You will explore:

  • the natural world and its laws
  • the interaction between people and the natural world
  • how humans use their understanding of scientific principles
  • the impact of scientific and technological advances on communities and environments
  • the impact of environments on human activity
  • how humans adapt environments to their needs

 

 

Globalization and Sustainablity

 

How is everything connected?

You will explore:

  • he interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities
  • the relationship between local and global processes
  • how local experiences mediate the global
  • reflect on the opportunities and tensions provided by world-interconnectedness
  • the impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairness and Development

 

What are the consequences of our common humanity?

You will explore:

  • rights and responsibilities
  • the relationship between communities
  • sharing finite resources with other people and with other living things
  • access to equal opportunities
  • peace and conflict resolution