Global Awareness

Posted by Tara Harvey on 10/28/2021 3:00:00 PM

Advanced ELA 12 students in Katie Mitchell’s classes have gained more perspective than most regarding current events. Their goals include gaining critical reading skills, responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives including those presented in diverse media; synthesize claims made on all sides of an issue, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views. 

The learning began with viewing a TED talk by novelist Chimamanda Adichie titled The Danger of a Single Story. She “tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.”  The setting of their upcoming novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, happens to be Afghanistan and with the country making national news on a daily basis, Mitchell capitalized on her many connections in the community and arranged multiple guest speakers to broaden her students' perspectives.

Talk about connection to our Liberty North Learner Dispositions!

Global awareness