citizens are individuals capable of succeeding in the world through an
understanding of global issues and a commitment to local concerns. Ashlawn
Elementary School strives to educate and nurture Global Citizens by
providing our students with experiences and opportunities to explore
cultures around the world; protect our environment; prevent inequities
in terms of economics, gender, and race; and promote peace and
the 2007-2008 school year, teachers, parents, staff and the
administrators at Ashlawn were able to expand these experiences and
opportunities by developing an Arlington Public Schools Exemplary
Project to teach the existing curricula and add new activities through
the lens of Global Citizenship. The School Board approved the
multi-year project to begin in September 2008.
current school climate and traditions foster an appreciation of
culture, nature, humanity, and community. This Global Citizenship
Project (GCP) will make these existing traditions and any new
activities more deliberate, cohesive, and relevant to the curriculum.
Through this project, our Global Citizens will be provided with
opportunities to learn about some of the critical issues and questions
facing the world today and how to take a role in affecting change.
The four key components of the GCP are:
CULTURE: Develop and foster respect and care for cultures around the world and within our school community. ENVIRONMENT: Develop and foster respect and care for the Earth's ecological systems. SOCIAL JUSTICE: Develop and foster respect and care for human and
economic development that is equitable and sustainable. LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE OF PEACE: Develop and foster leadership skills to promote democracy, nonviolence, and peace.
and staff are working on exciting new units of study and lesson plans
that incorporate the Arlington and Virginia curriculum into the GCP.
Classroom lessons, library lessons, special classes of Art, Music,
Physical Education and our new FLES program will all be a part of the
GCP. Throughout the year, we are planning school events, fundraising,
and service projects and other activities that reflect the goals of the
Arlington Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy or marital status. This policy provides equal access to courses and programs, counseling services, physical education and athletics, vocational education, instructional materials and extra-curricular activities. Report violations of this policy to the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, 703-228-6008, or the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, 703-228-6110.