World Cultures - Columbia Heights Educational Campus

/ Maria Tukeva, Principal

3101 16th St, NW / Washington, DC 20010 / HS: 202.939.7700 / MS: 202.939.6680
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KEY FEATURES:

  • Global Citizenship
  • Cultural Fluency
  • Respect and Inclusion
  • Equity and Social Justice
AT A GLANCE:

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


KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES:

  • 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.
OUR GLOBAL THEMES
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?
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