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Global Concepts

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    • Global Concepts
    • Today as never before, the world’s diverse cultures affect each other in many different ways.
      • The purpose of global studies is to develop our understanding of the people who share the world with us.
      • We are given insights into the lives of people that are different from – and, at the same time, very similar to – our own.
      • There are 15 key global concepts or themes that are highlighted and developed throughout the year.
    • Interdependence
      • Decisions or actions can have an impact on others
    • Culture
      • Ideas, objects and customs that people have developed for living in social groups
    • Scarcity
      • Impact of the environment and human decision making on the availability of natural resources
    • Empathy
      • How people relate to each other
    • Change
      • Any environmental, political, social, religious and economic transformation
    • Environment
      • Diversity of the global environment, how it affects people and how people affect it
    • Diversity
      • Variety of peoples and cultures in the world contrasted with uniformity in some cultures
    • Identity
      • How people define themselves and their place in the world as well as how they are defined by others
    • Technology
      • Combination of skills and tools that assist human activity
    • Power
      • The way in which individuals, groups or nations exert their influence upon others
    • Political Systems
      • The way in which people organize their government including customs, procedures and institutions
    • Human Rights
      • Every human being has certain rights and privileges. These should be protected by governments and the UN
    • Choice
      • Situations in which people have alternatives and have to make decisions
    • Justice
      • The role of law in governments in defining how citizens are treated and judged. Justice varies from nation to nation
    • Citizenship
      • The rights and responsibilities one has as a member of a certain nation