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Global Small Learning Community


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Global Mission Statement

We strive to create a sense of global awareness and mutual respect for all cultures.


As we work to be good citizens of the United States, we also want to become better Global citizens in the process. Global Learning is a social impact education venture focused on real, relevant, and purpose-driven programs for students. Together, we hope to reinvent educational practices, to reinvigorate communities of learning, and to repurpose the student learning process both in and out of school.

Each nine weeks, grade-level teams will address the following themes through an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes both Indiana Academic Standards and components of global citizenship:

7th Grade Global Themes

  • 1st Quarter: Social Justice
  • 2nd Quarter: Global Connections
  • 3rd Quarter: Diversity
  • 4th Quarter: Government vs. Human Rights

8th Grade Global Themes

  • 1st Quarter: Global Connections
  • 2nd Quarter: Government vs. Human Rights
  • 3rd Quarter: Social Justice
  • 4th Quarter: Diversity

Students and teachers will explore Global themes through a four-step process that will lead to a powerful understanding of the significance of issues both at home and abroad. Ultimately, students will apply learning in authentic ways through service-learning projects throughout the year.

Global Learning 4-Step IDEA Process

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  1. Investigate the World
  2. Discover Different Perspectives
  3. Explore Possible Solutions
  4. Articulate Findings and Act

Global citizenship is the ultimate outcome of Global curriculum. To participate in intercultural situations, students need knowledge, including the interconnectedness and interdependence of humanity and the environment and an understanding of culture. Finally, students need attitudes such as respect for diversity, open-mindedness, and trustworthiness. Students who have participated in Global curriculum should mature into global citizens who respect humanity and desire an equitable, sustainable future for all.

Established: 2013

Adam Allen, Director

Gail Barrett, Guidance