A New Landscape of Possibilities
For over 25 years, USC students have been team-teaching global issues in local high schools, grades 9—12,
through the Teaching International Relations Program—TIRP.
The CALIS Expansion Initiative extends the TIRP service-learning model to grades 5—8.
Unleash new thinking with analytical tools.
Every student learns more effectively with concepts in context.
→ Frameworks provide structure for depth and scope yet are flexible for divergent responses.
USC teams are supported in pivotal roles to prompt, guide and deepen students’ thinking.
Uncover past-present-personal connections.
Student engagement thrives with purposeful, relevant learning.
→ Tools unpack multiple perspectives and ethical dilemmas to inform personal and policy choices in an increasingly globalized world.
USC teams select database materials and design a cohesive and interactive series of class sessions.
Build literacy through critical thinking.
Students need social science tools to develop language arts skills.
→ Analytical tools help all students think more clearly and deeply so they can read/listen more productively, speak/write more confidently… and respond to complexity more effectively.
USC teams are tasked with teaching tools for lifelong skills.