Grades Offered: 7th

New or Returning: Returning

Taught by: Ms. Ashlyn Thomas


This course will introduce students to concepts of Global Citizenship and Community Service through developing their leadership and community problem-solving. For students taking the class in 2023-2024, the course will emphasize more concepts in Global Citizenship since they focused primarily on Community Service during the previous year.


Principles and Phases of Community Service, Active Service in School Community and Local Community, Community Interviews/Needs Assessments, Introduction to Activism, Servant Leadership, Community Service through STEAM, Using Social Media to create Real-World Change; Intro to Global Citizenship, Self-Directed Service, Intercultural Communication and Collectivism vs. Individualism, Global Issues.


Students will conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate; Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research; Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences; Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.