8th Grade GLOBAL STUDIES
JOSH PARKER

Global Studies challenges students to look at issues from a global perspective. To do this, students will engage in the process of understanding what makes an issue significant, its root causes found in history, the ways issues span beyond borders, and the intricate web that ties issues together. This includes historical analysis of treaties and trials, critical reviews of films and documentaries, in-depth reading of non-fiction texts, weighing challenges and solutions to sustainable practices, and methods for achieving social justice. Content and skill-building goals are connected with work in Language Arts, World Languages, Humanities, Science and Applied Math Labs.  The three major themes for the year include:

Origins, Transformation, and Response to Conflict

  • Explore the roots, transformation, and response to modern conflict.

Global Sustainability

  • Investigate transnational sustainability issues relating to climate change, water, health, and conflict.

Global Activism

  • Understand the implications of activism occurring around the globe and participate on a local level.

For more information regarding course goals, skills development, and grading policies, please download the course syllabus below.


CURRENT WEEK(S) IN CLASS:

World War 1: The Lasting Impacts of the Treaty of Versailles