Daily assignments and other essential resources for our World Studies class are available for students in our Google Classroom. While only students can access the full Classroom, parents and guardians can receive daily or weekly e-mail summaries to follow due dates and student progress.
Below you will find useful course links and other World Studies resources.
Demo World Studies lesson
(presented at Back to School Night)
How do we know what we know about the world, and can we trust it?
That is the essential question of our first unit — and the guiding question for our entire year. We are exploring with students the idea that what we believe about the world is often the product of “single stories” — dominant narratives in our history and culture that provide a simplified and often damaging representation of a place or people. We illustrate this idea through a case study of how we see Africa. Here are some resources related to that assignment:
- “How to Write About Africa” (a satirical argument that exposes the dominant narratives about Africa)
- Students take notes, individually and collectively, using this notetaking guide, as we watch the following representations of Africa:
- While those representations illustrate the pervasiveness of the dominant narrative, we also begin the conversation of how we can correct it by viewing the following sources: