February 2020

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship creates an awareness of the world around us, outside of the community which we learn and live.  The sixth graders in Global Citizenship are learning about different perspectives, and similarities among those who have different experiences than our own.  Through the Global Citizenship class, the hope is that our students will gain a perspective on the overlooked privileges and educational opportunities.  We hope our students will develop their empathy, social intelligence, and gratitude.  The goal of the class is for students to understand their responsibilities as global citizens and feel empowered to use their innovation and creativity to ignite change.

This year, the sixth grade students in Global Citizenship have examined gender equality, and in the spirit of “thinking globally but acting locally,” they took a look at how Harford Day School approaches gender equality. Through their own data collection, some students have even collaborated and are working with administration to change the wording of our school’s dress code regulations for girls.  We’ve also been focusing on the United Nations Global Goals, especially #6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

We are looking forward to working with an organization called Empower4Life, a local non-profit that brings wellness and fitness education to children in homeless shelters in Baltimore and Harford Counties among many other things like providing food and supplies for school.  In March, the founder, Jennifer Cox, will come to Harford Day School to connect with the sixth graders in Global Citizenship about ways they can become involved in a service project.  

 

LaFreda Smith

Director of Equity and Inclusion