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Understanding Quality of Life

What are the feelings that determine a quality of life and the factors that contribute to these feelings?


A number of the specific outcomes found under:

General Outcome 3.1, "Communities in the World," can be addressed by helping students understand the kinds of feelings and experiences that characterize a quality of life (e.g., feeling loved, safe, secure) and the factors (e.g., friendship, housing, protection from physical harm) that contribute to these feelings. The discussion might focus initially on individual lives portrayed in stories and then move to consider the lives generally of people in four selected communities–one in each of Tunisia, Peru, India and Ukraine.

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: July 1, 2014 | (Revision History)
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