Global Concepts

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Global Concepts

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

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