Lower Secondary 1

What is Lower Secondary 1 Global Perspectives?

1129 Global Perspectives Teacher Guide 2018_v2_tcm143-469224.pdf

Cambridge Global Perspectives is an innovative and stimulating skills-based program which places academic study in a practical, real-world context. It gives learners the opportunity to develop the transferable skills that they need to be successful at school and university, as well as in their future careers.

The program taps into the way today’s students enjoy learning, including group work, seminars, projects and working with other students around the world. The emphasis is on developing students’ ability to think critically about a range of global and local issues where there is always more than one point of view. Students study topics they are interested in – for example, ‘Trade and aid’ and ‘Disease and health’.

Lower Secondary Global Perspectives 3-year Course Plan

Stage 7 = Grade 6

Stage 8 = Grade 7

Stage 9 = Grade 8


Key Vocabulary

Perspective – a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something. Issue – an important topic or problem for debate or discussion.

Prediction – what someone thinks will happen in the future.

Bias – unfairly prejudiced for or against something or someone.

Research – the systematic investigation into and study of information and sources for the purpose of establishing facts and reaching new conclusions.

Analysis – breaking down of a global topic into issues and exploring the causes and consequences of issues and ways to help resolve them.

Evaluation – an appraisal of something to determine its worth/effectiveness for purpose.

Reflection – thinking about or considering something in depth.

Synthesis – the bringing together of research and information to form something new.

Communication – way of sending and receiving information by speaking, writing or using some other medium such as digital technologies.

Collaboration – working together to attempt to resolve an issue or problem.

Evidence – the available facts or information indicating whether something is true or valid.

Pattern/trend – a general direction in which something is developing or changing.

Global – relating to the whole world; a global perspective may come from a specific country, organisation, institution, or an individual, but it will have influence that spreads beyond any one country.

National – relating to a particular country/common to a whole nation.

Local – relating to a particular community, area, neighbourhood or locality. For younger learners, this could be people in the school community or extended family.

Personal – relating to self rather than anyone else.

Cause – responsible for making something happen.

Consequence – a result or effect of something. Course of action – an action or solution to an issue/problem