The Greenleaf curriculum is appropriate for middle and high school students and is designed to help them explore their communities and develop an understanding of other cultures and lifestyles. As students collaborate on projects and activities, they develop and deepen their 21st century learning skills. The Greenleaf curriculum is focused around 6 big ideas.
6 Big Idea Topics
Topic 1: Team Building, Digital Citizenship
Students learn about each other and develop collaborative relationships with peers in their partner school by taking part in activities and projects within our safe social learning environment.
Topic 2: The Communities We Live In
Students explore the communities where they live, indentifying similarities and differences among regions in their own country and between countries.
Topic 3: Our Futures In School And Career
Students participate in a career interest inventory, explore and contrast preparatory practices for different types of colleges and careers, and create a personal timeline to achieve their goals.
Topic 4: Global Citizenship
Students learn about citizenship requirements and immigration policies in their respective countries and find out what it means to be global citizens. Together, they examine social and economic problems within their countries and collaborate to identify solutions.
Topic 5: Landmark Places
Studying landmarks in regional areas of their countries, students create a travel log and learn how and why these places helped shape their nation’s history and identity.
Topic 6: Iconic Images
Students discover how iconic images helped shape their country’s culture and history. Images include iconic political leaders, sports heroes, entertainers and artists, along with events that helped define their nation.
Give your students the experience and benefits of our Greenleaf international exchange program. You’ll have access to a 27-hour supplemental curriculum with lesson plans that support thirty-six 45-minute instructional classes that can be delivered weekly over the course of one academic year.
“The prerequisite of cultural understanding, especially understanding cultural differences between the eastern and western world, is cultural exchange.”
— Mr Zhijian Fang, Principal of Beijing Haidian Experimental High School