How do American ideals compare to European ideals in geopolitical terms?
Last Updated: Oct 2, 2013
Taking Sides - Europe vs. USA
Essential Question: How do American ideals compare to European ideals in geopoltical terms?
Goal: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of governments and fundamental ideals of the U.S. government and their relationship with other countries in world affairs.
To do: Compare and contrast the political and economic systems of Europe vs. USA.
- Divide the class into two teams
- Pick one of these topics to compare (can be the EU as a specific region or country in Europe - tell your opponent):
- health care
- civil rights (gay marriage)
- capital punishment / crime
- energy / environment - Copenhagen
- women's rights (birth control)
- Research geopolitical connections and document your sources for the presentation.
- The Debate / Discussion
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