Going Global: 9th Graders and the World That Awaits Them
On the wall of my 9th grade Global Studies classroom hang two essential questions that guide us each day in the course: first, “How does the past, with all of its complexities, shape the world we live in today?” And second, “What are my responsibilities as a global citizen?” The questions serve to remind us of two intersecting realities—that the problems in our world today sometimes emerge out of nuanced historical processes, and that, once we understand the problems, it is our obligation to do something about them.
This is heady stuff for a 9th grader. Sometimes…
Posted by in John Sharon on Wednesday December 10, 20140 comments get link
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