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  1. Issue 1: Exploring Citizenship and Governance

    1. What does it mean for me to be a citizen of my country?
    3 Topics
  2. 2. How do we decide on what is good for society?
    6 Topics
  3. 3. How can we work for the good of society?
    10 Topics
  4. Issue 2: Living in a Diverse Society
    4. What is diversity?
    4 Topics
  5. 5. Why is there greater diversity in Singapore now?
    3 Topics
  6. 6. What are the experiences and effects of living in a diverse society?
    3 Topics
  7. 7. How can we respond in a diverse society?
    5 Topics
  8. Issue 3: Being Part of a Globalised World
    8. What does it mean to live in a globalised world?
    4 Topics
  9. 9. How do we respond to tensions arising from some economic impacts of globalisation?
    3 Topics
  10. 10. How do we respond to tensions arising from some cultural impacts of globalisation?
    3 Topics
  11. 11. How do we respond to tensions arising from some security impacts of globalisation?
    4 Topics
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  1. Citizens may also feel a sense of belonging to the country and this identity creates the desire to be involved in the affairs of the country and make it a better place to live in.
  2. A sense of national identity comes from a shared belief that we belong to the same country.
  3. As Singapore citizens, we experience common practices such as singing the National Anthem and taking the National Pledge.
  4. Beyond common practices, Singaporeans feel proud that our country is known as food heaven to others. This recognition as food heaven creates a bond with fellow Singaporeans and strengthens the sense of identity as Singaporeans.
  5. When Singaporeans feel closer to one another and the country, other positive outcomes may result, such as willingness to care for others and improve society.
  6. Participation in public affairs or matters of the general concern in society also shapes a person’s citizenship.
  7. Public affairs refer to issues that are of general interest or concern to most people in society.
  8. Citizens can contribute in areas they are passionate about, thus contributing towards greater ownership and commitment towards the causes they are involved in.
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