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Posted: March 23, 2011 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized

What would a school look like if you developed the curriculum? (ClICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ASSIGNMENT)

You have been hired to create the learning lessons for “Global Citizen Middle School” a new Kalamazoo Public School’s 6th – 8th grade building.  The school’s goal is to create students who are responsible, active and knowledgeable global citizens.

Your task is to come up with the big topics that will be studied during their 9 units.  Each of your units must fit the school’s definition of a Global Issue which means it must be:

  1. Significant – Likely to have an influence or effect on many.
  2. Trans-national or trans-boundary.
  3. Persistent or long-acting.
  4. Interconnected with other big issues.

Please use the following links to begin exploring possible topics for units of study (additional sources may be needed, please use “Google Scholar”):

http://www.globalissues.org/issue

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Pages/ListofIssues.aspx

http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/

http://www.hrw.org/en/our-work

http://www.facingthefuture.org/GlobalIssuesResources/GlobalIssuesTours/tabid/297/Default.aspx

Basic planning is due by the end of today and the district has supplied this template below to begin your pacing guide.  Please fill in, print and hand it into your boss (Mr. McCullough) by the end of the day.

This is a professional document and thus your boss expects that you use complete sentences that are of a professional language.   Also, this document will be shared with co-workers who are collaborating on other versions of “Global Citizens Middle School” curriculum.

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 8 Unit 9
Name of Unit
Definition/Sentence Describing Topic
How does it fit the definition of “Global Issues”? 

(Be sure to connect to at least 3 of 4 parts)

How will this unit make students responsible and active?
Why did you pick this Global Issue as a Unit?
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