Sept. 28: After I wrote this post I decided to create a blog for the Contemporary World Issues class. I’ve now re-posted this and my students are commenting over there:

Our Contemporary World Issues class has been talking about the concept of interdependence for the past week or so. We’ve done some individual exploration on David Suzuki’s website, we’ve had some classroom and small group conversations on the subject as well.

I’ve taken some of our words and phrases and put them together in the presentation below. When you read them, think about them – what do they really mean?

I’ve also added someone else’s words on the topic. Do they add to your ideas? Do they make things clearer/more complicated?

Though this post is directed towards my Grade 11 Contemporary World Issues class, I hope that others will comment as well.


  • Elona says:

    Great assignment. I’m trying to think of a way I can use this idea in my learning strategies class. Maybe I could use it in conjunction with the lessons around success and successful people. Thanks for inspiring me. I’ll post the outcome on our class blog.

    • Tracy says:

      Hi Elona,

      After I posted this I created a blog for the CWI class. Some of the students have left comments there already (more of them should have, they will be staying with me after school tomorrow to make sure it gets done :)

      Here is the link:


  • Tracy says:

    Some videos to wrap our brains around interdependence. Watch them during your conversations.

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