What is Global Studies?
Global Studies is a program that promotes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural learning and research on global issues that pose urgent and complex challenges to our world. Our Global Studies program prepares our students to be active, knowledgeable citizens of a global society. Through international studies, students learn to understand how their actions as individuals impact the larger community. Most importantly, they learn to genuinely respect and accept the differences that make people and their cultures unique. Our goal is to have our students think globally, but act locally - through volunteerism and service to the communities.
What areas are studied?
The Global Studies student will be exposed to in-depth issues facing the future of our planet, such as: religion, poverty, population growth, agriculture, famine, health, governance, conflict, economy, ecology finance, society, communication, architecture, education, arts, music, and technology. Global Leadership Academy students study a minimum of two countries at each grade level. By the end of eighth grade, students have learned about the economics, education, environmental conditions, cultures and technologies of their global neighbors on each of the seven continents.
What are the goals of the program?
Students are given an opportunity to examine their own values and attitudes and to appreciate the similarities and respect the differences of people everywhere. Students will be able to foster knowledge, skills, and attitudes which promote justice and equality in a multicultural society and interdependent world. GLA students become Global Citizens and Life Long Learners!
Students will be able to:
• Build a multicultural vocabulary, literature and knowledge base
• Become effective communicators
• Become active, assertive participants - in class, in student affairs and in society.
• Become responsible citizens, interested in the world around them
• Learn about the world and prepare to be global leaders
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