The Global Citizenship Program prepares empathic leaders who are inspired to sustain and conserve the earth's resources, communicate, understand, and problem solve in an increasingly interconnected world and economy, while seeking to promote freedom for all.
As global citizens, our girls explore the world both locally and globally, and become stewards of their futures. An integral part of the program is ensuring that enduring understandings of global citizenship lead to action, experiences, and service. Integrated throughout the entire academic curriculum are the following Global Citizenship strands:
Students will be able to understand how language, culture and communication are connected in order to develop awareness and empathy for communities other than their own. Lenses may include history, geography, migration, diaspora, exploration, and regional identity.
Students will gain knowledge of cultural practices around the globe through an interdisciplinary approach that includes comparative perspectives on language, leadership, religion, economy, family structures, literature, art, and education.
Students will investigate the world beyond their immediate environment, analyze significant problems/opportunities and conduct age appropriate research. Students will use these findings to invent and/or communicate potential solutions.
Students will understand the intersection of what it means to be both a citizen of the United States as well as a citizen of a larger global community. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how US citizens are viewed across the world and recognize how their own perspectives are influenced by their national identity.
Students will develop a toolbox of language strategies for communication with English and non-English speakers that includes the use of strong interpersonal skills, non-verbal expression, circumlocution, and authentic contextual clues.
Students will be motivated to further deepen their knowledge of Spanish as well as embrace opportunities to pursue the acquisition of additional languages becoming multilingual global citizens.
Students will be capable of presenting their findings about global challenges to local and international communities. They will display strong public speaking skills as well as a knowledge of the language and cultural backgrounds of their audiences. (This may be through writing, speaking, or through the creation of iBooks, iMovies, or other visual projects.)
Students will develop an awareness of one’s origins, ethnic identity, and community background. Students will learn to appreciate others in a cultural context.
Students will develop confidence, self-esteem, and self-respect related to their identity, recognizing and celebrating their own learning styles and abilities.
Students will practice the habits of healthy individuals (nutrition, exercise, relationships, mental well-being, emotional self-regulation). Students will be able to identify other communities with less access to health and wellness resources.
Students will explore what it means to be good citizens; individually, locally, regionally, and globally.
Students will develop an awareness of how they shape and are shaped by technology and economic resources.
Students will gain an awareness of their responsibilities as a citizen of the Hamlin community, the Bay Area, California, United States and the global community.
Students will understand fundamental human rights, such as child's rights, gender equality, cultural rights, national and ethnic origin, religion, language, and freedom of expression -- and how people have fought for these rights.
Students will act in meaningful ways to improve local, regional, national, or global issues and assess the impact of their actions.
Students will understand and practice forms of citizenship skills, such as current event fluency, media analysis, letter/blog writing, evaluation of political candidates, and advocacy for causes in California and beyond.
Students will develop an understanding of issues related to patterns of social and economic change and the challenges they pose in the United States and globally.
Students will understand issues of social and economic justice, such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, health and well being, population growth, inequality, rural transformation, migration, and patterns of discrimination and exclusion in the United States and other nations.