Thematic, Project-based Courses

Freshman Courses

STEAM: Global Resources

Freshman year, students examine climate change and its impact on basic resources needed to sustain human life. Curriculum focus on SDG 13, and its aim to improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning. SDG13-GLO-13.3

Humanities: Global Context

Freshman year, students receive an introduction to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which serve as a foundation for their four years at GCE Lab School. SDGs 1-17

Water, A Project-based High School Course
MDGs: An integrated, project-based high school class
Fuel: An integrated, project-based high school class
Who Am I?: An integrated, project-based high school class
Food: An integrated, project-based high school class
Food For Thought

Sophomore Courses

STEAM: Global Health

Sophomore year, students investigate health on personal, public, and global scales. With a focus on SDG 3 to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, students examine ways to keep our growing global community healthy. SDG 3

Humanities: Global Voices

Sophomore year, students focus on SDG 11, to strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
SDG-GLO-11.4

Population: An integrated, project-based high school class
Stories: An integrated, project-based high school class
Disease: An integrated, project-based high school class
Forbidden Books: An integrated, project-based high school class
Cure: An integrated, project-based high school class
Drama: An ISS and English High School Course

Junior Courses

STEAM: Global Design

Junior year, students focus on sustainable design, infrastructure, and innovation, examining ways to achieve SDGs 9 and 11.
SDG 9, SDG 11

Humanities: Global Government

Junior year, students focus on Goal 16, to develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
SDG16-GLO-16.6

Design & Engineering: An integrated, project-based high school class
Rhetoric: An integrated, project-based high school class
Light and Sound: An integrated, project-based high school class
Urban Planning: An integrated, project-based high school class
Policy: A High School Humanities Course

Senior Courses

STEAM: Global Enterprise

Senior year, students focus on how to participate in a dynamic economy on personal, community, national, and international levels. With an emphasis on SDG 8, students investigate avenues for promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth and full and productive employment. SDG 8

Humanities: Global Vision

Senior year, students customize their investigations into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, relating their action projects to Goal(s) of their choosing. SDGs 1-17

Economics: An integrated, project-based high school class
Journalism: An integrated, project-based high school class
Systems & Models: An integrated, project-based high school class
Equality: An integrated, project-based high school class
Endurance: An integrated, project-based high school class

Electives

Ollywood
Five Faces of Genius
Poetic Justice
Course Poster
Rocket Science Poster
You Are Beautiful: An integrated, project-based high school class
Global Peace: An integrated, project-based high school class
Bioneers: An integrated, project-based high school class

Mastery Projects

Mastery Projects are five-to-eight lesson micro-courses. Teacher guides and resources are included to support seamless integration of project-based learning and enhance single-subject classes with globally relevant, thematic learning journeys.

These open source projects are available to teachers to supplement traditional curriculum, and to infuse their learning environment with contextualized, applicable, and experiential calls to action. Mastery Projects are invitations for students to engage with the world at the same level as teachers: as global citizens.

Check out the SDG Map Mastery Project!

This free-to-use project is a great way to introduce global citizenship into any classroom.
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SDG Map Poster

ReFueling the Future

This free-to-use project is a great way to introduce sustainable energy systems with math and science to your classroom.

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This project is made possible through the support of:

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ReDesigning the Future

This free-to-use project is a great way to introduce sustainable design, design thinking, and engineering into any classroom.
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ReMobilizing the Future

This free-to-use project is a great way to explore civics, policy, and strategies for action to build a sustainable future in your classroom.
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This project is made possible through the support of:

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