Politics around the World – Middle Fall


    “Discovering the different forms of government across the world is an exciting journey that will help cultivate understanding of cultures and people around the world!”
    ~ Prof. Alex 



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    Various flags around the world - Politics around the World
    Novice EducatorProf. Alex Koehler
    Content LevelsGrades 5-6 • Upper Elementary
    Grades 6-7 • Middle School
    Course Length8 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnWednesdays, 12:00 - 12:50 PM Pacific - 10/16/24 - 12/13/24

    Politics Around the World is a course designed to introduce elementary and middle school level students to the political systems and processes of different countries around the world.

    In this course, students will learn about the various forms of government (such as democracy, monarchy, and dictatorship), and will explore the cultural, historical, and economic factors that shape political systems and policies. The course will cover topics such as international relations, human rights, and global issues, and will involve both class discussions and hands-on activities, such as comparing and contrasting the political systems of different countries and participating in simulations of global decision-making processes.

    By the end of the course, students should have a basic understanding of the diverse political systems and cultures found around the world, and the ways in which these systems shape the lives of people living in different countries.

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • Read the weekly assignment in the course textbook.
    • Watch 1-2 videos about the weekly subject.
    • Respond to 1-2 forum prompts — writing at least one five-sentence paragraph for each.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.
    • An extra forum to continue learning.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • Primary instruction and guided discussions are provided during live webinars.
    • Active Participation (via the microphone and chat) in online class discussions.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 4th-grade level or above.
    • Write a few sentences independently.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Actively participate (via the microphone) in the class discussion.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials:

    • TBD