Preparing for Global Studies Starts at Home

Our 8th graders recently took an all-day field trip to Seattle Center and Pike Place Market. This trip is part of their year-long preparation for the capstone global studies trip experience, which will take place in Peru this year, during the entire month of May. In both Lima and Cusco in Peru, the students will devote several days to "SLIP:" Student-led Itinerary Programs

On SLIP days, students plan the entire day's program, figuring out everything from what sites they'll visit and what activities they'll take part in, to all of the logistics of how they'll get there. Last week, they had a very successful SLIP day in Seattle, planning how to get to Seattle Center, where they visited the Gates Foundation, and to Pike Place Market. 

Purposes of Seattle SLIP Day:
* Learn essential travel skills like navigation, flexibility, compromise, and practice responsibility.
* Prepare for their SLIP experiences in Peru, by beginning in a familiar place.
* Collect pictures of iconic Seattle sights for letters to pen pals in Peru
* Learn about the work of NGOs in preparation for our work with NGOs in Peru
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