At STCS, students spend considerable time in Pre-K 4 thru 3rd grade learning to locate all the countries of the world. Our thought is that children cannot be globally minded if they are unsure where countries are located.
In fourth through sixth grade, after students have mastered the global, geography lessons are geared to introduce students to the major cultures of the world. We focus on the language, religion, dress, food, music, history and customs of the major countries of the main regions of the world.
Seventh through eighth grade switches focus finally to the most pressing issues of contemporary global politics. Students are asked to research competing viewpoints surrounding a particular issue, to take a side, and defend that position in a debate style format.