12th Grade Global Studies
Global Studies is the two trimester course that is required for seniors for graduation. Global Studies is a study of world regions, cultures and global issues that will help students develop research, writing and analytical skills. The purpose of Global Studies is to give students an understanding and appreciation of major geographic and cultural areas of the world and the issues and challenges that unite and divide them. The essential social studies concepts and skills in this course provide a foundation for continuing study in social studies. The areas of study will include Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In each area, an emphasis will be placed upon regional characteristics, challenges and cultural heritage. Students will be expected to understand global interdependence as it relates to culture, resource management, conflict and human rights. Moreover, students will explore the relationship between diverse cultures and the world in which they live. Students will read, write, discuss, analyze and take positions on multiple topics in order to frame and defend arguments. Students will use a variety of print and non-print sources to analyze and suggest solutions to real-world problems and to analyze environmental and societal issues. Students will develop critical thinking skills and perspectives to better understand the world around them.