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In Pursuit of National Interests

20-1: To what extent should national interest be pursued?
20-2: Should nations pursue national interest?


Many of the specific outcomes related to General Outcome 2 for 20-1 "Students will assess impacts of nationalism, ultranationalism and the pursuit of national interest" and 20-2 "Students will understand impacts of nationalism, ultranationalism and the pursuit of national interest" may be addressed by inviting students to distinguish the defining features, causes and consequences of the legitimate pursuit of national interests from ultranationalist pursuits.

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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