Global Contexts

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