The Circumpolar World
- What technological changes have had the greatest impact on human societies in the circumpolar world, and what are these impacts?
- How have technological and economic changes affected social structures and the exercise of political power in the circumpolar world?
Students will be able to do the following:
- Acquire information to find answers through listening, observing, reading and utilizing community resources
- Seek and work with information from more than one source
- Draw maps that reflect an understanding of the circumpolar world
- Document sources of information
- Present information from maps, demonstrating the use of symbols, location, direction, distance, scale and physical geography
The Changing World
- What have been the relative roles of science and religion in human affairs throughout human history?
- What are the consequences to modern human life of radio, television, telecommunications, computers, airplanes?
- In general, what are some of the effects of rapid social change on individuals? On family life?
Issues for inquiry:
- Should new technologies and practices be tolerated when they damage the physical environment?
- A revolution in the fields of transportation and communication is having a major impact on modern societies, turning the world into a “global village.”
Common learning experiences:
- Regularly use newspapers, radio and television to keep track of continuing changes throughout the world
- Examine and analyze how a social change has impacted a group of people
- Participate in a debate on a modern social or ethical issue, arguing opposite sides of the issue on different occasions
- Develop and pursue a decision-making strategy to make a tentative decision about a topical social or ethical issue
- Identify possible sources and locations of information (print and non-print as well as knowledgeable individuals)
- Distinguish between well-founded and ill-founded opinions
- Identify fact, opinion, bias and propaganda
- Identify the purpose, message and intended audience of visual communications
- The role that science plays in shaping modern societies
- The role that transportation and communication technologies play in shaping modern societies
- Alcohol on the Web
- Authentication Beyond the Classroom
- Bias in News Sources
- Calling Out Versus Calling In
- Consensus or Conspiracy?
- Cyberbullying and Civic Participation
- Deconstructing Web Pages
- Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement
- Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing online information to make civic choices
- Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement
- Do Sharks Love Ice Cream?
- ForYou: The Algorithm Game
- Hate 2.0
- Hate or Debate
- I heard it ‘round the Internet: Sexual health education and authenticating online information
- Introduction to Online Civic Engagement
- Mixed Signals: Verifying Online Information
- My Voice is Louder Than Hate: Pushing Back Against Hate
- My Voice is Louder Than Hate: The Impact of Hate
- Reality Check: Authentication 101
- Reality Check: Authentication and Citizenship
- Reality Check: Getting the Goods on Science and Health
- Reality Check: News You Can Use
- Reality Check: We Are All Broadcasters
- Scapegoating and Othering
- Screen Stigma: Looking at Mental Illness in Popular Media
- Screen Stigma: Looking at Mental Illness in the News
- Stereotyping and Bias
- Taming the Wild Wiki
- The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information
- Thinking about Hate
- Video Production of a Newscast