The global studies program at San Jose Episcopal Day School is grounded in the belief that children must be global citizens at a young age. The objective of this program is to introduce our students to a new country each year, graduating with a working knowledge of six “global” countries after the 6th grade. At this time students study Ireland in first grade, Iceland in second grade, Italy in third grade, China in fourth grade, Peru in fifth grade and Egypt in sixth grade. These units are part of each grade level curriculum and were created through teacher travel in the previous years.
Now that grades 1-6 have specific immersion units within the curriculum, the Global Studies program at San Jose Episcopal Day School continues to introduce students to rich cultures around the world. Student studies continue as even more countries and cultures in our world are brought to life on campus.
- Students connect with the traveling faculty through José the Bear and his adventures.
- Students connect with the culture through our websites blog and podcast, videos, e-pals and special guests .
- Students connect with the curriculum through integrated lessons and an interdisciplinary unit.
- Interdisciplinary Instruction: Interdisciplinary units are designed to teach conceptual and procedural information such as perception, parts-to whole, sequencing or diversity. The intent is to bring all the subjects together under one concept to show the connectedness among the disciplines.