Ideology and Citizenship
30-1: To what extent should my actions as a citizen be shaped by an ideology?
30-2: Should my actions as a citizen be shaped by an ideology?
Ideologies reflect societal beliefs and values that motivate individual and collective action, map a collective sense of direction and frame a vision for the future. These beliefs and values, combined with collective commitments, inform individual and collective citizen responses to emerging local, national and global issues.
In this overarching critical inquiry, students will investigate the role ideology plays in shaping the responses of citizens to the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Many of the specific outcomes for Perspectives on Ideology (30-1) and Understandings of Ideologies (30-2) may be addressed by inviting students to reflect on the role ideology should play in shaping the roles and responsibilities of citizenship.