Today’s youth live in a rapidly changing, increasingly connected and interdependent world. It’s time to address these changes with educational experiences that prepare students for this global landscape. The goal is
cross-cultural understanding by engaging youth in collective problem solving about important common issues that will determine our shared future. Global Scholars is an international online learning program that connects students in cities around the world and prepares them to become the next generation of global citizens. Engaging in activities both in the classroom and online, students ages 10-13 interact with their international peers, develop 21st century skills, and ultimately gain a broader perspective on the global world in which they live.
Global Scholars explores the topic of nature within cities, through various units students discover how nature differs internationally whilst broadening their knowledge on ways to combat challenges. The units allow students to investigate the questions: How does nature affect our health and culture? How can cities work with nature to solve problems? What can we do to protect nature and help others access it? The posts and projects of international peers are primary texts for students to explore these questions, learn about other cities and develop the skills needed to solve a global problem.