Global Studies provides students an opportunity to study global issues, discovering ways to enact change towards a more equitable world. Global Studies helps students better understand their world, and develop skills needed as they become “global citizens”. Throughout the course, students investigate topics such as global development, social justice, human & civil rights, personal identity, folk and pop culture, migration, and the environment. Participants will not only be informed about the events taking place around them, but also discover ways that people can become involved and make a difference. Activities include blogging/video conferences with schools in other countries, partnerships with local NGOs and non-profits, and community outreach opportunities. Students will participate in a culminating Take Action Project in which they will practice the global competencies they have acquired throughout the course of the year.