This year in tenth grade Global Studies, we will be publishing an e-magazine every two weeks called the World Wide Walkers. The class is operating as an independent publishing company, in which the students are paid in grades and have to work as a team to meet publishing deadlines.
Through watching Michael Wood’s phenomenal documentary, The Story of India, the students gain a chronological overview of Indian history.
In episode one, “Michael Wood takes us from the tropical heat of South India to the Ganges plain and from Pakistan and the Khyber Pass out to Turkmenistan where dramatic new archaeological discoveries are changing our view of the migrations that have helped make up Indian identity.” (http://www.pbs.org/thestoryofindia/about/episode_summaries/1/)
While watching, the students took copious notes to determine which part of the story they would like to investigate further. We held a boardroom meeting after the film to discuss ideas, and brainstorm potential projects for Issue #1.
The students then narrowed down a research question, and got to work. After spending two weeks, researching, interviewing, creating, and learning new programs, I am happy to share with you the World Wide Walkers debut Issue, appropriately titled, Beginnings. You can also click on individual submissions through any of the images below.
Thank you for reading and learning alongside the World Wide Walkers of THINK Global School.
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World Wide Walkers
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