Global Studies Program Description

  • Program Description

    The MRHS Global Studies Program offers students an opportunity to go beyond the standard MRHS curriculum to make connections to the larger world.  It is designed to challenge students to expand the scope of their education, and prepare them to be active citizens of the world. The culmination of the program will be the awarding of a Global Studies Diploma at graduation in addition to the standard MRHS diploma, granted based on the successful completion of the program components.

    Program Components

    • Application
      • Students will apply for the program by submitting a form to the director including a reflection on their interest
      • Third quarter of grade 9 or grade 10
    • Required Courses
      • Students will complete a world language through level III, World History, Global Art and Design, and Global Studies (may be waived if taking AP social studies senior year)
      • Grades 9-12
    • Concentration
      • Students will take six credits (three semesters) of classes beyond the required curriculum in Science, Social Studies, Language (World and/or English), or the Arts
      • Grades 9-12
    • Essential Question
      • Students will design an Essential Question that expresses the focus they will pursue for their work in Global Studies, subject to review and revision
      • Grade 10
    • Journal Assignments
      • Students will complete quarterly journal assignments making connections between their Essential Question and their studies
      • Grade 11
    • Jawsome Meetings
      • Students will attend meetings held regularly during Jawsome on a variety of subjects - some specific to grades/groups, some of general interest
      • Grades 10-12
    • Global Experiences
      • Students will have the opportunity to participate in a global experience, such as the Global Service Trips organized by the Global Studies program
      • Grades 10-12
    • Senior Capstone
      • Students will submit a proposal junior year for a capstone project to be completed during their senior year, including a research project on a current issue or idea within their concentration, developed from their Essential Question, culminating in a public presentation of their work
      • Grade 12

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