Louisiana and its ports, industries and agriculture are deeply involved in global commerce and global affairs. Episcopal’s students can engage in global studies through a range of curricular and co-curricular undertakings.
Two experiences of Ms. Alex Nelson, a freshman, point toward how Episcopal students engage in global issues. The Selection Committee for the National Spanish Exam Global Citizen Scholarships recently awarded Alex a scholarship to attend a two-week Spanish immersion program through the Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota this summer. This semester she also won second place in the senior individual website at the State National History Day Competition at the WWII Museum in New Orleans. Her website project, Weaponized Disinformation: Compromised Truth in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, compared pro- and anti-communist propaganda during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Her achievement qualifies her to compete at the National History Day Competition at the University of Maryland, College Park in June.
In the 18-19 school year, the World Language and Social Studies departments will operate as a single department labeled Global and Social Studies Department. I look forward to the proliferation of “global studies” courses and activities to be made possible by this combination.