Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school history
Offered: Online Independent School, School Year (September 2016 – May 2017)
What do you believe? As the issues of today crescendo into crises, we have an ethical obligation to understand why individuals experience disenfranchisement, why extremism is on the rise, and how the two are linked. Through the lenses of culture, race, class, religion, and art, we will explore the role that activism plays in the concepts of global citizenship and justice. As we define what we believe, we will practice empathy and learn to voice our own perspectives without silencing those of others. We will tackle what it means to be a global citizen in the 21st century, what challenges disenfranchised people face today, how historical factors have shaped extremists’ responses to our challenges, the role of culture in how challenges are addressed, and what we, as global citizens, should do. Both the students and the teacher will provide topics for class discussions, and students will develop competencies in current events analysis, research, writing, and discussion.
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