Blue Valley is a private, bilingual, international school that offers a rigorous American curriculum, yet is rooted in local culture and includes a strong Spanish program.
During the last session, Mr. Mora showed the students a Ted Talk in which the World Social Index places Costa Rica among the countries with high social status (“y” axis in the table) despite being a country with very low GDP in comparison to those same countries (“x” axis). In this series of civic conferences, our students learned what we can do, and should continue to do, to maintain and sustain that qualification. The “word cloud” with contributions from the youngsters shows the concepts they recall from the course, the size of the word representing the number of students who mention it. It was good to see that they also included values such as respect, solidarity, and transparency among the conditions to achieve progress. It would be interesting to see their "Cmaps" based on these concepts! See example from another class in the picture.