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Booth Globalsecondary

  1. 1. Preparing Students for Global Awareness & 21st Century Literacy. Sally S. Booth Ross School Putting the World into World-Class Education For the Asia Society Washington, D.C. 2008
  2. 2. The Café is the Centerpiece of the School. <ul><li>Photo of café </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Curriculum: Chronologically based, starting at prehistory, ending at contemporary world.
  4. 4. The Ross School Curriculum: Cultural History at the Center
  5. 5. Why is the Ross School approach particularly well-suited to prepare students for the 21st Century? <ul><li>It’s global & comparative in nature. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s integrated & holistic in approach. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s experiential in terms of project-based learning. </li></ul><ul><li>It promotes travel, service learning and advocacy projects. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Classical Maya . Integrated Curriculum including Math, Geography & Music.
  7. 7. Classical Maya . Integrated curriculum including: Astronomy, Architecture, and Religious Belief (sacrifice)
  8. 8. Classical Maya . Integrated Curriculum: Maya Ball and Wellness
  9. 9. Classical Maya : Integrated Curriculum: Literature, Art and Cacao Cups
  10. 10. Seventh graders working at the farm
  11. 11. Service Learning: Engagement and Advocacy at Home and Away. <ul><li>Ross School Motto: </li></ul><ul><li>Know Thyself in Order to Serve . </li></ul><ul><li>Ross Core Values: </li></ul><ul><li>Respect, Responsibility, Mindfulness, Integrity, Cooperation, and Gratitude . </li></ul>
  12. 13. Know Thyself in Order to Serve
  13. 14. 4th Grade Curriculum Unit: Qualities of PEACEMAKERS
  14. 15. Birthday Cake for Pen Pal from Phillipines!
  15. 16. Afghanistan Project
  16. 18. Letters and Drawings between Afghani and Ross Students.
  17. 19. Service Learning & Travel beyond our boundaries. <ul><li>School Exchanges with schools in Italy and Afghanistan. </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Writing: Trips to Spain, Greece, Italy, Egypt & Turkey. </li></ul><ul><li>Service Trips to: </li></ul><ul><li>New Orleans after Katrina. </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand after Tsunami. </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa, AIDS help. </li></ul><ul><li>Building Schools and Housing in: </li></ul><ul><li>Honduras Ecuador Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil Mozambique South Africa </li></ul>
  18. 20. Katrina Clean up in New Orleans.
  19. 21. Honduras