Middle School Global Education
About | 8th Grade Discovery Week | Curriculum Integration
Purpose of Global Education in the Middle School
The world is interconnected. Our society and individual lives are directly affected by what occurs in other societies. Our students must develop a global perspective so that they have the capacity to understand how their interactions affect those around them. The awareness of other cultures is the first step to defusing future conflict and allowing students to assume goodwill. A global education opens our students’ eyes to the complex interplay between different societies and enables them to appreciate and understand different cultures.
Global Competencies: A student who is globally competent should:
- understand community
- make connections between local and global community
- know geography (people and places)
- be open to other cultures
- be able to communicate in another language
- have knowledge of current events
- have the ability to problem solve
- be curious about the world
8th Grade Discovery Week
Eighth Grade Discovery Week is a capstone event for our Middle School students. It allows them to visit countries where they can expand their foreign language expertise and gain cultural understanding as part of a closely chaperoned and organized group.
Students generally live with host families and engage in both language immersion programs and cultural visits. The 2014 trips include destinations of China, Costa Rica, England and France. Please click on the links to the left for more information about each trip.
The trips run concurrently during the week before Spring Break, creating a curricular experience that is unique and cohesive for our eighth graders. For general questions about this experience please contact the Discovery Week Coordinator, Christi Cole, at email@example.com or call 858-569-7900 x4206.
Curriculum Integration and Activities for Global Education
Find out how Global Learning is integrated throughout the Middle School curriculum. Click on an activity/lesson below to learn more.