This year in my tenth grade Global Studies, we will be publishing an e-magazine called the World Wide Walkers every two weeks. My class is operating as an independent publishing company, in which the students will be paid in grades and have to work as a team to meet publishing deadlines.
Through watching Michael Wood’s phenomenal six-part documentary, The Story of India, my students gained a chronological overview of Indian history. In episode one, as PBS describes it, “Michael Wood takes us from the tropical heat of South India to the Ganges plain and from Pakistan and the Khyber Pass out to Turkmenistan where dramatic new archaeological discoveries are changing our view of the migrations that have helped make up Indian identity.”
While watching, the students took copious notes to determine which parts of the story they would like to investigate further. We held a boardroom meeting after the film to discuss ideas and brainstorm potential projects for issue #1. The students then narrowed their choices down to a single research question and got to work.
After spending two weeks researching, interviewing, creating, and learning new programs, we are happy to share with you the World Wide Walkers debut issue, appropriately titled Beginnings. You can also click on individual submissions through any of the links below:
“Harappa Architecture” by Yodsel R.
“Ganesh Chaturthi interview” by Tiana S.
“Mecca & Varanasi” by Fatima O.
“Birdsong prayers” by Madeline S.
“Messages from ancient Vijayanagara” by Sydney M.
“Ganesh Chaturthi ritual” by Nick Martino
“A day in the life of a Harrapan trader” by Paul S.
“Civilization and religion” by River W.
“Letting it rain: the monsoon and Hampi” by Cameron S.
Thank you for reading and learning alongside the World Wide Walkers of THINK Global School.
Chief Educating Officer
World Wide Walkers
THINK Global School