Project 2 - GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
Global Issues 3205 is resource-based (there is no required textbook) and the content of the course is by its design, global in scope. The Internet is a tremendous tool for students to supplement school based information with current, developing issues. The intent of this project is to identify global issues and track them as they develop on a daily basis. Relevancy and immediacy are the impetus for this project. Through tracking, students will gain a greater understanding of the dynamic and ongoing aspect of global issues. The greatest asset of this resource is the availability of information at the disposal of both the teacher and the students.
This project has relevance to many courses. For example, current affairs section of World History 3201, Democracy, Geography, Economics and Environmental Science.
Students will be required to write summaries and analyses of the issues they encounter while surfing the net.
The Internet is no longer a tool of the future. This project will make the Internet accessible to a broad section of the student population and will heighten and develop both computer literacy and Internet skills.
Students will establish links with news sites on the Net such as the CBC so as to enhance their knowledge of current issues.
Students will enhance their literacy skills by reading and writing summaries of online news reports of current issues. In some cases down loading of the entire(or part) document would occur for more intensive evaluation.
Part of a student's evaluation will be based on oral reports (based on Internet search results) given to peers.