Citizenship in the World

Citizenship in the World Requirements

1). Explain what citizenship in the world means to you and what you think it takes to be a good world citizen.

2). Do the following:

  • Pick a current world event. In relation to this current event, discuss with your counselor how a country’s national interest, history, and its relationship with other countries might affect areas such as its security, its economy, its values, and the health of its citizens.
  • Select a foreign country and discuss with your counselor how its geography, natural resources, and climate influence its economy and its global partnerships
    with other countries.

3). Do TWO of the following:

  1. Explain international law and how it differs from national law. Explain the role of international law and how inter- national law can be used as a tool for conflict resolution.

Using resources such as major daily newspapers, the Internet (with your parent’s permission), and news
magazines, observe a current issue that involves international trade, foreign exchange, balance of payments, tariffs, and free trade. Explain what you have learned. Include in your discussion an explanation of why countries must cooperate in order for world trade and global competition to thrive.

4). Select TWO of the following organizations and describe their role in the world.

(1) The United Nations and UNICEF
(2) The World Court
(3) Interpol
(4) The World Health Organization
(5) Amnesty International
(6) The International Committee of the Red Cross
(7) CARE (Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere)
(8) European Union

5). Do the following:

  • Discuss the differences between constitutional and nonconstitutional governments.
  • Name at least five different types of governments currently in power in the world.
  • Show on a world map countries that use each of these five different forms of government.

6). Do the following:

Explain how a government is represented abroad and how the United States government is accredited to international organizations.

Describe the roles of the following in the conduct of foreign relations.

(1) Ambassador
(2) Consul
(3) Bureau of International Information Programs
(4) Agency for International Development
(5) United States and Foreign Commercial Service
6) Explain the purpose of a passport and visa for international travel.

7). Do TWO of the following (with your parent’s permission) and share with your counselor what you have learned:

  • Visit the website of the U.S. State Department. Learn more about an issue you find interesting that is discussed on this website.
  • Visit the website of an international news organization or foreign government, OR examine a foreign newspaper available at your local library, bookstore, or newsstand. Find a news story about a human right realized in the United States that is not recognized in another country.
  • Visit with a student from another country and discuss the typical values, holidays, ethnic foods, and traditions practiced or enjoyed there.
  • Participate in or attend an international event in your area, such as an ethnic festival, concert, or play.

8). Crime Prevention Requirements

  • Discuss the role and value of laws in society with regard to crime and crime prevention. Include in your discussion the definitions of “crime” and “crime prevention.”
  • Prepare a notebook of newspaper and other clippings that address crime and crime prevention efforts in your community.
  • Discuss the following with your counselor:
  • The role of citizens, including youth, in crime prevention.
  • Gangs and their impact on the community.
  • When and how to report a crime.
  • After doing EACH of the following, discuss with your counselor what you have learned.
  • Inspect your neighborhood for opportunities that may lead to crime. Learn how to do a crime prevention survey.

9). Teach class members how to protect themselves from crime at home, at school, in your community, and while traveling.

  • Help raise awareness about one school safety issue facing students by doing ONE of the following:
  • Create a poster for display on a school bulletin board.
  • With permission from school officials, create a page long public service announcement that could be read over the public-address system at school or posted on the school’s Web site.
  • Make a presentation to a group that addresses the issue.

10).Do ONE of the following:

  • Assist in the planning and organization of a crime prevention program in your community such as Neighborhood Watch, Community Watch, or Crime Stoppers. Explain how this program can bene t your neighborhood.
  • With your parent’s and counselor’s approval, visit a jail or detention facility or a criminal court hearing. Discuss your experience with your counselor.
  • Discuss the following with your counselor:
  • How drug abuse awareness programs such as “Drugs: A Deadly Game” help prevent crime.
  • Why alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana are sometimes called “gateway drugs” and how gateway drugs can lead to the use of other drugs.
  • Three resources in your city where a person with a drug problem or drug-related problem can go for help.
  • How the illegal sale and use of drugs lead to other crimes.
  • How to recognize child abuse.
  • The three R’s of Youth Protection.

11). Discuss the following with your counselor:

  • The role of a sheriff’s or police department in crime prevention.
  • The purpose and operation of agencies in your community that help law enforcement personnel prevent crime, and how those agencies function during emergency situations.
  • Explain the role private security plays in crime prevention.
  • Choose a career in the crime prevention or security industry that interests you. Describe the level of education required and responsibilities of a person in that position. Tell why this position interests you.