Exploring the theme of globalization, students selected a book to read. Suggested books were: The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer, The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir by Samantha Power, Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram by Isha Sesay, or the book of their choice.
To explore sustainability and development, we read A Path Appears. Using the examples and recommendations, we funded Kiva projects around the world to help people continue their efforts towards economic, environmental, and social sustainability.
Watkinson students before 2018 and since have continued to fund Kiva projects.
Combining our Global Studies themes of technology and communication, the book Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked provided us with the basis to analyze technology in our own lives and in society.