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Legacies of Historical Globalization

10-1: To what extent should contemporary society respond to the legacies of historical globalization?
10-2: Should people in Canada respond to the legacies of historical globalization?


The specific outcomes for General Outcome 2 "Students will assess the impacts of historical globalization on Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples" (10-1) and "Students will understand the effects of historical globalization on Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples" (10-2) may be addressed by developing students' ability to examine varying perspectives of the legacy of imperialism. This inquiry supports students in investigating the past through the beliefs, values and mores of the time. While this approach does not necessarily justify the actions of individuals or peoples, it does seek to understand why they acted as they did. The main objectives of this inquiry are to help students appreciate the historical contexts of past imperialist practices and policies, recognize the consequences of these actions and explore contemporary society's responsibilities to address any injustices.

Critical Challenges

Students might explore this overarching theme by completing these challenges:

Help Documents

Embedding Critical Thinking Into Teaching and Learning PDF
This document provides a definition of critical thinking, and discusses how to embed critical thinking into teaching and learning.

Definitions of Terms Used in Overarching Critical Inquiries
This document provides definitions of Overarching Critical Inquiry, Critical Challenge, Modelling the Tools, Support Material, Graphic Organizer, Assessment, and Background Information.

Meeting the Diverse Learning Needs of All Students PDF
This document provides suggestions to help teachers plan for diverse learning needs.

Reference Charts

The following charts provide a quick overview of correlations, references, and summaries for all the Critical Challenges. In the charts, the Critical Challenges are organized according to which Overarching Critical Inquiry they address.

Last updated: May 30, 2008 | (Revision History)
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