Global Scholars Materials

An Introduction to Global Scholars

A tour of our Global Scholars e-classroom

Sample Student Projects

Below are links to Global Scholars student projects. Each year, the curriculum topic focuses on a different global issue. For the 2015-16 curriculum, Building Better Cities, students learned about environmental sustainability, focusing on city buildings, transportation, and green spaces. During the 2016-17 curriculum, Digital Cities Connect!, students explored the impact of technology on the way we live, work, and make things. The projects were shared in e-classrooms with a total of 48 cities, such as Barcelona, Boston, Buenos Aires, Jakarta, London, Mumbai, New York City, Taipei and Warsaw.


INTRODUCTORY UNIT
To begin the Global Scholars year, students introduced themselves and exchanged information about the geography and culture of their cities. They learned how to communicate respectfully online, and present effectively to an international audience using a variety of digital tools. They created videos to introduce their schools and share what it means to be a Global Scholar.To begin the Global Scholars year, students introduced themselves and exchanged information about the geography and culture of their cities. They learned how to communicate respectfully online, and present effectively to an international audience using a variety of digital tools. They created videos to introduce their schools and share what it means to be a Global Scholar.

Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan 

Moscow, Russia

CONTENT UNIT: CREATING SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
After investigating transportation initiatives from around the world, students were asked to imagine a new form of sustainable transportation. Students in Taipei designed and tested a solar powered motorcycle to address air pollution and parking in their city.

COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT
After studying the environmental impact of buildings and transportation, and discussing potential solutions with international peers, students used critical thinking to develop and implement plans to improve their local community.

Students in Barcelona, Spain designed a series of workshops to teach their school community about reducing energy use. They created a website with sections to highlight their research (“Ready”), project goals (“Steady”), process of taking action (“Go!”), and evaluation of their impact (“Achievement”).
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