World Cultures - Columbia Heights Educational Campus

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  • Global Citizenship
  • Cultural Fluency
  • Respect and Inclusion
  • Equity and Social Justice

Start Date:  Fall of 2009
Grades Served: 6-12
Major Partners: Global Kids, Embassy of China, British Council
Students at start: 800
Students at capacity: 1,400


  • Mobile learning
  • Student-centered collaboration
  • Interdisciplinary work
  • Leadership Development

CHEC students will investigate the world, recognize and respect different perspectives, communicate ideas in more than one language, and be proactive in taking action as global citizens.

In alignment with the mission of CHEC, the mission of the World Languages and Cultures program at CHEC is to prepare students to be active participants in an ever-shrinking and increasingly interdependent globe. We prepare our students for this global interdependence by developing their literacy in global matters, multi-culturalism and cultural diversity, as well as helping them achieve a formidable level of proficiency in a world language other than English. We also aim to help Heritage speakers maintain and develop their native language skills.

World Cultures Education is intended to integrate culture, global studies and the standard curriculum. It is a perspective that informs and modernizes all subject areas, developing citizens of the world in relation to culture, language and learning to live together. World Cultures Education emphasizes the process and context, as well as the content.
Investigate the world and community beyond their immediate environment.
Recognize, respect, and weigh persectives, both their own and others.
Communicate ideas in two or more languages effectively with diverse audiences.
Translate ideas into appropriate actions to improve conditions.
6th Grade - Migration and Immigration
7th Grade - Conflict
8th Grade -  Identity, Voice and Gender
9th Grade -  What is progress and innovation? Are there limitations?
10th Grade -  What is equity? What is inequity? Where do we find inequity and why?
11th Grade -  Who has power and who is fighting for it and why?
12th Grade -  How are economics and power interrelated? What is a global economy?
ACE Mentoring Program
Akin Gum Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Arent Fox LLP
Bancroft Foundation
British Council
Camp Horizons
Catalogue for Philanthropy
CityBridge Foundation
Collaborative Solutions for Communities
Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center
D.C. College Access Program (DC-CAP)
D.C. Department of Health and Human Services
D.C. Office of Early Childhoon Education
D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education
D.C. Public Schools
Denihan Hospitality Group
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department the Treasury
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Embassy of France
Embassy of Italy
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Gala Hispanic Theatre
George Washington University
Global Kids
Flamboyan Foundation

Hilton Worldwide
Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.
Howard University
Inter-American Development Bank
Justice Grants Administration
The Kennedy Center
LaSalle Hotel Properties
Lois and Richard England Family Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
University of Maryland – College Park
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
Montgomery College
National Symphony Orchestra
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Rotary Club of Washington, DC
Residence Inn Marriott
SER-Jobs for Progress
State Farm
University of the District of Columbia
Urban Alliance
Wilderness Leadership and Learning
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