On June 30th, 2012, students and staff moseyed into the shadows of the Vienna State Opera, iPhones in hand. A cue from three student DJs set the entire TGS community into dance mode simultaneously. The mix was an audio project for the three students in newMedia Lab, a weekly time block for grades 9 and 10 that supports the development of new media skills. The experience was a memorable one for all, including the unaware Viennese passers-by.
While conducting school in Berlin, Germany, THINK Global School received a visit from Dr. Joseph Pearson, a Cambridge historian, writer, and resident of Germany’s capital. In one of his many enlightening lectures, Dr. Pearson had the students analyze whether they believe an individual or the collective can change history.
THINK Global School faculty and students had the privilege of receiving Cambridge historian Dr. Joseph Pearson as a visiting lecturer in Berlin. In the following videos, Dr. Pearson discusses with our students some perplexing realities of concentration camps during the Holocaust.
Cécile B. Evans–a Berlin-based artist and the Creative Arts teacher for Germany–explains this term’s curriculum and the students’ final project at the Berlin Biennale. In this video, students visit the exhibition and express their impressions of various works. The culminating assessment of Creative Arts in Germany is the creation of audio guides, written and recorded by TGS students, that visitors to the Biennale can use to experience this politically-charged exhibition.
In March of this year, students transformed into delegates at the Model United Nations assembly in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This activity was a first for TGS, one widely heralded as a worthwhile experience. This month, 19 of our students returned to the action at the BALMUN (Baltic MUN) conference in Rostock, Germany. Four other students acted as TGS press and documented the experience with articles, photography, and film. The following are their published works from the first half of the conference.