A Typical Spring...
NYC Field Trip: Our trip is always centered around going to a Broadway play or other performance that allows us to take a deep dive into global issues such The Band's Visit (culture & the Middle East), Come From Away (peace, war & terrorism), and Bangsokol, A Requiem for Cambodia (human rights, genocide & culture). While in NYC, we also learn by engaging in places such as the Tenement Museum, touring the United Nations and a private briefing about genocide prevention, exploring the Brooklyn Museum, touring the Auschwitz exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and exploring Chinatown in Flushing,
Religion: By the Spring, each student has attended a religious service outside of their faith as we investigate the role religion plays in culture and how it helps shape people's lives and the world around them. Students can attend a service on their own or with Global Studies when we visit the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center, First Cathedral Church, ISKCON of CT Hindu Temple, and attend Rosh Hashanah in the Park with Congregation Beth Israel. Check out the assignment.
Global Issues Project: Junior projects exploring global issues.
Kiva Microloan Project: Check out the projects we have funded in Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, and more around the globe.
Capstone Projects: Multi-genre final products that range from mini-documentaries to workshops to paintings and poetry creatively share information about each students' topic.
Global Studies Evening: A showcase of the Seniors' Capstone Projects with panel discussions exploring their work. Open to the Community. Join us in May!
Events: Each Spring, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of local events. While they are always changing, here are a few annual events: the University of Hartford's MLK Celebration, CT Forum, CT World Affairs Council's Global Changemakers event for International Women's Day, Yom Hashoah Holocaust Observance at the JCC, and more. Check out all of our events this year!