The Global Issues theme focuses discussion on a broad
range of environmental social, political, and economic issues with concern
and affect the Earth's entire population. Considering the countless issues
that face the Earth's inhabitants, this curriculum encompasses many subject
areas including sociology, science, government, history, and economics.
The final publication for this theme is the Global Issues
Review. Students may choose to study sociological issues such as worldwide
starvation and poverty, harmful and persuasive media, racism, or terrorism.
Some science-related issues include nuclear weapons, protection of natural
resources, pollution, changing weather patterns, and genetic engineering.
Possible government issues include: national conflict and
cooperation, the role of the United Nations, and the development of emerging
democracies. Examining world reactions to current events such as the change
in Cold War politics, the rapid developments in Eastern Europe, China,
and the Middle East are excellent historical and current applications.
Economic issues include government responses to oil spills and supply
disruption of natural resources such as oil.
Global Issues Curriculum Guide coming soon.
to List of Themes in the Overview