GLOBAL STUDIES CURRICULUM
The world has become an ever-more connected place through the help of technology and the increased opportunity to travel, study, and work abroad. Our goal is to nurture a curiosity about and appreciation for the many unique cultures of the world, and to teach our students how to successfully navigate such a global environment.
Over the course of their studies at Pope Francis Global Academy, students will gain an understanding of various global issues – considered crucial in today’s world – and learn how to research, analyze, and thoughtfully address them. Awareness and appreciation of global cultures helps our students to become good stewards and eventually, responsible leaders in today’s multi-national society.
Our Global studies program will develop your student by providing:
- An awareness of other world regions, cultures, and international issues
- An ability to communicate in Spanish, as well as do research and use information from global sources
- An appreciation of different cultures, necessary in a world of increasing diversity in our schools and workplaces
- An ability to become better global citizens and understand the impact of global issues
- An opportunity to gain empathy and understanding through field trips and service learning centered on global issues
Pope Francis Global Academy has also partnered with the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers to help pilot the Discover Your Neighbor curriculum. This is a tremendous resource which helps to build awareness and empathy among our student body through tying Gospel teachings to real-world, modern-day global issues.
International Night in the spring is a celebration of cultures at each of our two campuses. 4th through 8th graders complete research on different countries throughout the world, create presentations which include information ranging from geographic location, climate, language, religion, political system, and the foods, music and cultural traditions of their chosen countries. International Night includes foods to sample as well as musical and/or cultural dance presentations by the students.