• Select a Global Context

    Addresses Criterion A Strand i

    defines a clear and highly challenging goal and global context for the project, based on personal interests

     

    You must select one Global Context to use as a lens through which you can develop your Personal Project.  There may be more than one Global Context that can apply to your Project, but you must pick ONE to use for the duration of the project.  From this Global Context, you must select one area of exploration to guide your work.  The Global Context are Area of Exploration will help you to refine and focus your work.   You may already have a very strong personal interest in the Project, but by using Global Contexts, you can see how what you learn can apply to other people.  Global Contexts help you to address the following questions:

    • Why am I engaged in this inquiry
    • Why are these concepts important?
    • Why is it important for me to understand?
    • Why do people care about this topic?

     

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    Here are some examples of how a project can tie to a particular Global Context.Example 1

    Project Topic

    The Effect of mass media on teenagers

    Product

    Short Film

    Global Context

    Identities and relationships

    Area to Explore

    Human relationships, including communities and culture

     

    Example 2

    Project Topic

    Supporting fair trade: Cocoa trade in Ghana

    Product

    Awareness Campaign

    Global Context

    Fairness and Development

    Area to Explore

    The relationship between communities

     

     

     

    Example 3

    Project Topic

    Nano fibers build stronger bikes

    Product

    Prototype bike

    Global Context

    Scientific and Technical Innovation

    Are to Explore

    How people use their understanding of Scientific Principles

     

    Example 4

    Project Topic

    Urban Art

    Product

    Photographic collection of Examples of Pittsburgh Urban Art

    Global Context

    Personal and Cultural Expression

    Area to Explore

    How do people discover and express ideas and feelings

     

    Brainstorm which Global Contexts could apply to your project, and put your work in your Process Journal.

     

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