Intro to Modern World History

12 Citizenship & Rights

Shelley Rose


Twenty-first century events, such as the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and the Arab Spring, demonstrate that as the world becomes more economically, politically, and socially connected, both the similarities and differences between groups and individuals come into sharp relief. Social media has not only changed the way we communicate, but provides a new venue for local, national, and global conversations about rights, citizenship and government policies. As you complete this module, consider what it means to be a citizen in a global world.


After completing Module 12, you will be able to

  1. discuss the main characteristics of citizenship in a global world.
  2. create a cogent historical argument based on primary and secondary sources.
  3. present a complex historical argument in a written essay, including Chicago Style references and bibliography.

Activities: (NOTE: all materials due by the last day of class)

Section 1: Citizenship & Rights in a Global World

  1. In the app of your (or your instructor’s) choice,¬†outline the top 5 characteristics of being a citizen in the global context of the twenty-first century (these may be 1 or 2 sentence bullet points). Think about how this list might be different in one of the past centuries we discussed in this course.
  2. Post the link to your outline to the course discussion board.


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