Unit Summary - Essential and Guiding Questions:

Essential Question:

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

Guiding Questions:

What can we do to make the world a better place?
How can we advocate for people who live in other countries around the world?
How can we localize what we have learned about human rights issues in other countries?

Our Enduring Understandings:
➢ Children are agents of change.
➢ Individuals make a difference in the world. There is power in groups as well.
➢ Children help people around the world through projects they create themselves, thus becoming global citizens who are involved in communities around the world.
➢ They will understand that different cultures have different values
➢ They will understand that the term “quality of life” is different for different people, and much depends on where the people live and what they value.
➢ Healthy ecosystems are those that are in balance: producers and consumers, not using up resources that cannot be replenished.
➢ Children will understand their ecological footprint.
➢ They will understand the interdependence and balance of some systems: what it takes to balance a system, both ecologically and economically.
➢ Children will know the difference between basic human needs and quality of life values.