CURRICULUM CONNECTION: CLIMATE CHANGE
SOCIAL 20-2 Understandings of Nationalism
KEY ISSUE: To what extent should we embrace nationalism?
KEY OUTCOME: Students will understand, assess and respond to the complexities of nationalism.
Related Issue 2: To what extent should national interest be pursued?
Related Outcome 2: Students will assess impacts of nationalism, ultranationalism and the pursuit of national interest..
- Will nationalism lose its importance as we face the major global issue of climate change?
- Is ultra nationalism affecting our ability to fight climate change? Think of ‘America First’ & countries pulling out of the Paris Agreement.
- Should we be moving away from nationalism?
Related Issue 3: Should internationalism be pursued?
Related Outcome 3: Students will assess impacts of the pursuit of internationalism in contemporary global affairs.
- Are the effects of climate change also an effect of internationalism?
- What is the significance of globalization/internationalism when responding to the issue of climate change? Think of climate refugees and international climate litigation.
Related Issue 4: Should individuals and groups in Canada embrace a national identity?
Related Outcome 4: Students will assess strategies for negotiating the complexities of nationalism within the Canadian context.
- What is a national identify worth as areas of the world become inhabitable due to climate change? See section on climate refugees.
- Should our national identity change to reflect this?