Our Worldviews elective enable younger students (13/14 years old) to explore some of the ways in which we construct our personal and group identities, develop an understanding of the human and natural world, and how this affects our ability to interact with each other. Students will look at how our worldviews are shaped by individual thinkers and also look at how big events can alter the way we think, feel, and understand. Some of the influential thinker students will encounter in this class include Socrates, Ken Robinson, Plato, Edmund Gettier, William James, and Jennifer Nagel. This elective is only for Grade Eight students only.
WORLD SCHOLAR'S CUP
The World Scholar’s Cup is a fun, challenging and competitive international program for students who enjoy being stretched and who are interested in learning more about the world. Each year, the World Scholar’s Cup is organized around a single interdisciplinary theme. Students use this theme to learn more about global issues from Science, Social Studies, the Arts, Literature, History and Current Affairs. During the competition, students work in teams of three to demonstrate their knowledge through debate, writing, and quizzes. This course will prepare students for competing in the Cairo regional Round and beyond.