Digital Divide and Education
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.
Digital Divide and Education is one of two in Global Education unit investigating issues that different countries face in providing educational opportunities for their citizens. Students will examine economic and political effects on access to education in the Spanish-, Chinese- and Arabic-speaking countries, as well as how the digital divide shapes education in these countries.
1) What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the Internet in an educational setting?
2) What is the digital divide between the United States and a Spanish-, Chinese- or Arabic-speaking country?
3) What does the educational system in a Spanish-, Chinese- or Arabic-speaking country look like?
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