In Alberta grade 9 students spend their year in Social Studies examining political and economic systems. Throughout the year, students engage in a careful study of topics including: government, citizenship, individual and collective rights and responsibilities, immigration, quality of life and identity.
We are hoping to find a group of students in the US to join us in an inquiry into the relationship between political and economic systems and quality of life.
• Students will demonstrate understanding of the impact of political and economic systems on the quality of life of citizens
• Students will explore the similarities and differences that exist between the political and economic systems of our countries
• Students will build a deeper, more authentic understanding of the values inherent in both countries
• Students will deepen their understanding of their own system by explaining and defending their country’s system of government
While we have some ideas about how me might structure this project, we’d like to involve other teachers in the planning. We’re hoping to find an interested teacher(s) in the next few weeks. We imagine all the teachers involved building the project together online (perhaps using Skype, google docs, wikis, etc)
We’d like to have the students participate in this project at the end of October into the beginning of November. We imagine the students collaborating over a couple weeks – but again, this is somewhat flexible.