Global Citizenship

Community Business Connections: Enosburgh Historical Society, Franklin County Sheriff, Franklin County Legislator,

Community Personal Connections: Ward Heneveld, Jennifer Bright,

Inquiry – Make sense of the world through questioning, analyze information to develop reasonable explanations that support inquiry, and communicate in ways that foster the exchange of ideas in a democratic society. Occupations/Fields – Interviewers, Historians, Archivists, Tour Guides, Curators, ArcheologistsCriminal Investigators

  1. Ask compelling and supporting questions around issues of personal, community or global relevance.
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  2. Gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views by sourcing, contextualizing, and corroborating to guide the selection.
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  3. Use research about a problem to propose a solution that reaches a range of audiences.
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  4. After examining issues from more than one perspective, define and defend the rights and needs of others in the community, nation, and world.
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History – Use information about the past to help make sense of the present and make decisions about the future. Occupations/FieldsPolitical Science Teachers, Political Scientists, Legislators

  1. Analyze how historical contexts shaped and continue to shape people’s perspectives.
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Geography – Use geographic representations, tools, data or resources to be able to analyze and address world issues, global interconnectedness, and the human-environment interaction. Occupations/FieldsCartographers, Anthropologists, Geographers

  1. Analyze the human contributions of diverse cultural groups in the world.
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  2. Use maps, satellite images, photographs, or other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their political, cultural, environmental, or economic dynamics.
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Civics – Act as citizens by understanding how governments function and by exercising rights and responsibilities within the current societal structure(s). Occupations/FieldsMunicipal Clerks, Political Scientists

  1. Identify and debate issues surrounding the basic principles of democracy.
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  2. Analyze the principles in key U.S. and international documents and explain the application to individual’s lives.
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  3. Describe how government decisions directly impact citizens locally, nationally, or internationally.
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  4. Explain factors that contribute to conflict within and among individuals communities, and nations; propose and defend ways to ease tensions and/or resolve conflicts.
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  5. Analyze the impact of a current or historic issue related to human rights, and explain how the values of the time or place influenced the issue.
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Economics – Use economic concepts to explain the interaction between humans, the environment, government and the economy and apply these concepts to economic decision-making. Occupations/FieldsEconomist, Urban Planners, Farm & Home Management Advisors, Forestry Teachers

  1. Examine the causes and long-term effects of people’s needs and/or wants exceeding their available resources and propose possible solutions.
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  2. Explain how globalization affects economic growth, labor markets, rights of citizens, the environment, and resource and income distribution.
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