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Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
All Resources: 10
Learning Assets: 2
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 2
Web Resources: 4
1.) Describe current news stories from various perspectives, including geographical, historical, political, social, and cultural.

•  Evaluating the impact of current news stories on the individual and on local, state, national, and international communities (Alabama)
•  Comparing current news stories to related past events
•  Analyzing news stories for implications regarding nations of the world
•  Locating on a map areas affected by events described in news stories
•  Interpreting statistical data related to political, social, and economic issues in current events
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 3
2.) Compare the relationship of governments and economies to events occurring in specific nations.

•  Identifying recurring historical patterns in regions around the world
•  Describing costs and benefits of trade among nations in an interdependent world
•  Comparing ways different countries address individual and national economic and social problems, including child care, tax rates, economic regulations, health care, national debt, and unemployment
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
All Resources: 13
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Podcasts: 4
Web Resources: 4
3.) Compare civic responsibilities, individual rights, opportunities, and privileges of citizens of the United States to those of citizens of other nations.

Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
All Resources: 3
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 1
4.) Analyze scientific and technological changes for their impact on the United States and the world.

Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
All Resources: 3
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
5.) Analyze cultural elements, including language, art, music, literature, and belief systems, to determine how they facilitate global understanding or misunderstanding.

Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
All Resources: 8
Learning Assets: 2
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 3
Web Resources: 1
6.) Compare information presented through various media, including television, newspapers, magazines, journals, and the Internet.

•  Explaining the reliability of news stories and their sources
•  Describing the use, misuse, and meaning of different media materials, including photographs, artwork, and film clips
•  Critiquing viewpoints presented in editorial writing and political cartoons, including the use of symbols that represent viewpoints
•  Describing the role of intentional and unintentional bias and flawed samplings
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 2
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 1
7.) Identify strategies that facilitate public discussion on societal issues, including debating various positions, using a deliberative process, blogging, and presenting public forums.

Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
All Resources: 0
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
8.) Organize a service-learning project, including research and implementation, that addresses an identified community or global issue having an impact on the quality of life of individuals and groups.

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