The Global Curriculum Toolkit consists of templates and activities that apply an international, multidisciplinary lens into school topics while integrating Fulbright themes. Case studies using Fulbright projects are included, along with activities that build international awareness. Each activity promotes a global lens and literacy by incorporating the use of maps and writing through a range of subjects. It is intentionally interdisciplinary and is designed to fit into existing STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) school curricula.
We ran a pilot program in partnership with Palisade Preparatory School and have been implementing the toolkit through writing workshops in partnership with Sarah Lawrence College and Yonkers Public Schools. The workshops feature writing exercises and content within the framework of the Global Curriculum Toolkit. We’ve gotten great feedback from teachers and students alike and plan to continue tweaking and developing content. Plans are to roll it out to other schools in the NYC area.
Here are some photos of map cards and writings from an activity in which participants mapped what ‘home’ meant to them and wrote about it:
Here’s a presentation that will give you a more detailed overview: