Our high school Global Gateway curriculum is designed to provide you and your students with essential attitudes, skills and knowledge for global citizenship, while exploring the complexity of current global issues. Through embedded social entrepreneurship principles, it promotes an understanding of the student as an active participant in the world, with an important role and crucial responsibilities.
The curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards, P21 Standards - 21st Century Skills, National Educational Technology Standards, and Career Technical Education Standards and organized in the following six main themes: Global Society, Global Geography, Global Environment, Global Education, Global Economy, Global Politics.
Cultural Dimensions is one of three in Global Society unit introducing students to cultural foundations. Students will study the visible and invisible characteristics and elements of culture. This provides them with the understanding and language needed to discuss the concept of culture around four cultural dimensions: individualism/collectivism, power distance, time and relationship with nature.
1) What are the visible and invisible components of culture?
2) How do the invisible elements of culture affect behavior?
3) What is the difference between an individualistic culture and a collectivistic culture?
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