Understanding Culture, Society & Politics, Module 15: National Consciousness

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Published on 2022 June 9th

National consciousness is defined as a shared sense of identity within a particular nation, a sense of belongingness and membership often manifested through ethnicity, language, values, customs, culture, and history. This module focuses on how national consciousness is an essential component in nation-building and may manifest in many forms, such as political participation, civic engagement, and even simple everyday tasks. This content promotes necessary values such as national unity, the pursuit of sustainable development, love for the country, and respect for human rights, culture, religion, diversity, and the environment.
Objectives ● Define key terms such as nation, state, culture, nationalism, and patriotism substantially; ● Describe the differences between nation, state, nationalism, and patriotism; ● Interpret the nuances behind each concept (ex. nation vs. state, nationalism vs patriotism); ● Identify the benefits of being nationally conscious, the consequences of the lack and excess of it; and ● Reflect on the intersection of national consciousness and everyday life.

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K to 12
Grade 11, Grade 12
Becoming a member of society Cultural, Social, and Political Change Sources of social, cultural, and political change
Explain the development of one’s self and others as a product of socialization and enculturation Identifies the social goals and the socially acceptable means of achieving these goals Advocate inclusive citizenship Identify new challenges faced by human populations in contemporary societies Describe how human societies adapt to new challenges in the physical, social, and cultural environment

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