Citizenship at Eleva is not merely an abstract discussion about the world’s biggest problems; it’s an awareness of how each of us can change, as individuals, in order to build the society that we desire.
Identity and Diversity, Ethics and Justice, Health and Education, Environment and Sustainability are guiding themes in all areas of study at Escola Eleva and are guaranteed by our pillar of global citizenship.
How does this play out in practice?
Global Citizenship Classes
From 1st through 9th grade, we have one class time per week dedicated to the Global Citizenship course. The objective is to prepare students to understand the world that they live in so that in the future, they will be able to navigate among and respect different cultures. The class is based on projects that can span up to 12 weeks, in which the students will be stimulated to practice citizenship, by means of discussion and community activities, based on the guiding themes.
Some project examples:
Identity and diversity
“Which country is more different than yours?”
The goal is that children find differences among countries and that they learn that being different can be enriching and good.
Environment and Sustainability
“What is your ecological catch?”
We will talk to local fishermen to understand what happened in Guanabara Bay the last decades. Why on our city flag there are dolphins, for example? In which way this is important for Rio’s population?