Welcome to Current Events, the class where students are empowered to guide class discussions on the world around them week-over-week with oversight and coaching from Headmaster Galahad.
The goal of this class is to build in each student an understanding of and passion for the goings-on in the world around them. To accomplish this goal, a different student will volunteer each week to research a topic of their choice (varying according to world events and students’ interests) and then present their findings and opinion.
Learning activities include weekly readings of news articles, regular writing to communicate ideas, vocabulary and critical thinking exercises, videos and multimedia, and live webinars. Students also learn to create their own presentations on current events topics of their choice and moderate an online discussion with their classmates.
This is a repeatable, semester-long high school course. Webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings will be available for students who must miss a session.