World Studies

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. 

Feel free to contact Bernie or Linda if you would like to begin receiving those summaries — or with any other questions or suggestions.

Below you will find useful course links and other World Studies resources. 

Course Info

Course Profile

Course Outline

Why World Studies? Authentic Learning/Growing/Grading

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:

Bonus!

World Studies Inspirational Playlist (a student-curated Spotify playlist to help kickoff this year, and a warmup for when we get serious about our Music Poetry later in the semester)

Class Blog (coming soon to class!)

Our Stories (go to your WordPress.com account to post)