Global Context and Me

The Goal:

To create a self-portrait of you, showing how you have been impacted by your learning, withing the context of one of 3 Global Contexts.

You will answer the following:

How did your learning in I&S this year CHANGE?IMPACT?:

  1. What and how you THINK
  2. What you SAY
  3. What you FEEL
  4. What you SHOW in your actions
  5. What you want to CHANGE

What will this look like?

YOU – with a

  1. Thought bubble – What do you think about the Global Context and I&S
  2. Speech bubble – What do you want to say about the Global Context and I&S 
  3. A HEART – What did you like or love about learning in I&S that relates to the Global Context
  4. Something in your hand – One thing that you will take with you/remember from I&S and the Global Context
  5. Point to your foot – one change you will make in regards to the Global Context and I&S



  1. Take a picture of yourself.
  2. Put it in the middle of a page – not too big, not too small.
  3. Now THINK – what were the themes this year, what were the big ideas? The SoIs? The concepts? The Life Lessons? How has what YOU have learned CHANGED how and who you are?
  4. Title the page with one of the following Global Contexts:
    1. Identities and Relationships
    2. Fairness and Development
    3. Personal and Cultural Expression


5 Slideshow story

Have you ever thought about how a simple cotton t-shirt gets to you?

We are going to watch and read the 5 little videos on this NPR site. (Check out the chapters.)

Then, using it as a template (the 5 chapters), you are going to make a COPY of this GoogleSlides and complete it. INDIVIDUALLY.

You should make all your notes and preparation on your trade document.

You will choose a SIMPLE and COMMON product that YOU use. And then you will research the same parts –

  1. WHAT it is
  2. HOW it’s made (check out the How it’s Made video on YouTube – they might help!)
  3. WHO makes it
  4. How it is MOVED around the world
  5. how the production etc effects YOU

Make sure that you use as many relevant economics terms as possible. And we know you have a lot of them now!

Start with Encyclopedia Britannica.

You will have 3 or 4 double periods to work on this.

If you aren’t sure what to do, watch the NPR videos and read the site again for inspiration!

It will be assessed using Criteria A and Criteria B