G6 GLOBAL ISSUES PAST AND PRESENT (H1.4.3, G1.2.6) Throughout the school year the students are introduced to topics that address global issues that integrate time and place. Included are capstone projects that entail the investigation of historical and contemporary global issues that have significance for the student and are clearly linked to the world outside the classroom. The topics and issues are developed as capstone projects within units and at the end of the course. Regular experiences with those topics and issues are necessary during each grade in order to build the background students will require to complete in-depth capstone projects. G6.1 Global Topic Investigation and Issue Analysis (P2) Capstone projects require the student to use geography, history, economics, and government to inquire about major contemporary and historical issues and events linked to the world outside the classroom. The core disciplines are used to interpret the past and plan for the future. During the school year the students will complete at least three capstone projects. (National Geography Standards 17 and 18, p. 179 and 181) 6 – G6.1.1 Contemporary Investigations – Conduct research on contemporary global topics and issues, compose persuasive essays, and develop a plan for action. (H1.4.3, G1.2.6, See P3 and P4) Contemporary Investigation Topics Global Climate Change – Investigate the impact of global climate change and describe the significance for human/environment relationships. Globalization – Investigate the significance of globalization and describe its impact on international economic and political relationships. Migration – Investigate issues arising from international movement of people and the economic, political, and cultural consequences. Human-Environmental Interactions – Investigate how policies from the past and their implemantation have had positive or negative consequences for the environment in the future. Natural Disasters – Investigate the significance of natural disasters and describe the effects on human and physical systems, and the economy, and the responsibilities of government. 6 – G6.1.2 Investigations Designed for Ancient World History Eras – Conduct research on global topics and issues, compose persuasive essays, and develop a plan for action. (H1.4.3, G1.2.6, See P3 and P4) Note: Additional global investigation topics have been identified for connections to World History Eras 1, 2, and 3 studies. Students investigate contemporary topics and issues that they have studied in an ancient world history context. The investigations may be addressed at the conclusion of each Era or may be included at the conclusion of the course. Contemporary Investigation Topics – Related to Content in World History and Contemporary Geography WHG Era 1 Population Growth and Resources – Investigate how population growth affects resource availability. Migration – Investigate the significance of migrations of peoples and the resulting benefits and challenges. WHG Era 2 Sustainable Agriculture – Investigate the significance of sustainable agriculture and its role in helping societies produce enough food for people. WHG Era 3 Development – Investigate economic effects on development in a region and its ecosystems and societies
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