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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 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.

Term Activity/Lesson Grade Subject
Fall Coming to America 8th History/English
Fall 8-Mazing Race 8th All
Fall Islam Project 7th History
All CA Days All All
Fall Mandalas 7th/8th Math
Winter Asia Web Site 7th History
Winter Reading Night 8th English
Winter Museum of Tolerance 8th All
Winter Cooking Project 8th Spanish  
Winter Las Posadas All Spanish
All Year Movie Series All   
All Year Visiting Artists All Art
All Year PSAs 7th Digital Theater
Summer Summer Reading All English
Spring Discovery Week 8th All
Spring Renaissance Fair 7th History
Spring Canterbury Tales 7th English
Spring Africa Project 7th History
Spring Mi Libro Project 7th Spanish
Winter World Language Week All Languages
Winter Geography Bee All History






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