“Got Power?” : The Future Citizen
AGE LEVEL: 10-19 (middle/secondary)
LENGTH OF UNIT: 5 weeks
Civics/Government, Social Studies, World Languages, English
This unit explores power dynamics in society, in order to empower students to better understand their role as a future citizen in their own country and as well as a global citizen. Students will explore various entities having power and how they obtained that power. Students will:
A globalized world requires an engaged globalized citizenry who are fully aware of their agency within their community and beyond.
Driving Question: Who has power and how do they get it?
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.C Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.D Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
Global Competence Standards:
Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
The future citizen project helps students to understand the political systems in which they live and their role within that system. Engagement in the project develops connections to and awareness of global issues and universal human rights. Students learn the characteristics, values, goals and skills of global citizen. Finally, participation in a civic learning project allows opportunities for students to have direct community involvement and practice the civic skills they learned about in class.