At Evergreen, our Global Studies Program is part of the curriculum from preschool on. Over their years here, students learn about different skin colors, about differently abled people, about identity and gender diversity, and so much more.
Finally, in 8th grade comes the capstone experience: After learning about the destination country throughout the school year, the entire 8th grade spends the month of May in one country,
This year, it's Peru. Students have studied the history, culture, and economic and political situation of Peru all year. They even added an early-morning language class to their schedules, so that those who hadn't previously studied Spanish can be prepared to interact with people they meet. By the time they leave Seattle, the 8th graders have a lot of information about Peru.
But what students learn over the course of their stay adds up to so much more.
Click READ MORE to learn about Evergreen's unique global studies experience, in the words of longtime teacher and trip leader Robert Lee-Engel—and to see more pictures!
Like all of our all-school assemblies, this one was student-led and organized, with some help from key adults. But unlike others, all of our students played a part today, beyond being audience members. And also unlike previous assemblies, this one was held outdoors, in the courtyard! What a treat to celebrate Earth Day at Evergreen.
Learning About Endangered Species
Endangered animals were the theme of today's assembly, and also the focus of a recent Buddy Day—monthly occasions when students get together with their assigned buddy classes and work on an activity.