This book helps students to understand the world and their place within it. It covers a diverse range of topics from civics and citizenship through to politics and globalism for primary and secondary students. This text encompasses a learning area that is exciting and challenging. It allows students to examine societal and environmental problems and to develop logical arguments to grapple with present day personal, national and international problems such as terrorism, violent retaliation, censorship, repression and ideological conflicts. Each chapter includes sound pedagogical planning principles together with a comprehensive range of practical ideas and examples. Questions and activities challenge students to think critically about a variety of social and environmental issues.