As Hangzhou, China prepares for the 2016 G20 Summit, teachers are thinking of ways to teach students on Global perspective. I had the privilege of working with history, political science, geography and psychology teachers on the issues of global warming and environmental protections the first week. We worked with cooperative and critical thinking strategies as a way to get students energized about their own learning and encouraging new ways to think about these issues.
During the next week, working with high school students was amazing. We used creative concepts to help students practice speaking, reading and writing English. They wrote artist statements that told stories about their experiences with ice cream. After researching American recipes, creating food props and writing dialogue, students performed their own version of Master Chef.