by Maria Dosal
Global Issues follows a pattern that can become a model for lifelong learning. The lesson that was introduced to the class was “How do we analyze a Global Issue?” It was designed to provide students with tools to locate and evaluate new information rather than teaching them a body of knowledge which may soon become outdated. The students in Ms. Aloysius’ Global Issues class chose any one issue in the world that interested them, analyzed why this may be an issue, and lastly created an informational poster or public announcement getting people to support the issue to find a solution. The challenge was to create something that was not bias to an observer.
In Global Issues we follow the model: “Think Globally, Act Locally” in order to feel more connected to the global issues at hand. Ms. Aloysius provided us with ways we can examine a global issue and apply it to a specific case. We worked on various perspectives and examined how global issues can relate to our lives: personally, locally, nationally, and globally.
Maria Dosal researched environmental issues throughout the world, specifically how plastic can cause harm to plants, animals, and people. She showed the impacts through photographs and told the story of why this is an issue through a song she wrote and sang. Here is a copy of the video she directed. Video Link
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