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.
Students might explore this overarching theme by completing these challenges: