In Windows to the World classes, PJS students explore what it means to be internationally minded through a lens of international children's literature. The books that we share provide both windows and mirrors for children, allowing them to reflect on their own cultural experiences but also imagine global experiences beyond their own. By venturing into story worlds, students gain insight into multiple ways of thinking, living and being as well as an increased awareness and appreciation of their own cultural identities and the cultural identities of others.
The Windows to the World Program
helps students to define and internalize what it means to be an internationally minded person
deepens understanding of the IB Learner Profile and attitudes through shared children's literature
encourages action to create a better and more just world
encourages students to reflect on who they are as readers
introduces students to a variety of genres
supports exploration of grade level units of inquiry
provides opportunities for sharing reading with others as part of a larger community of readers
promotes a love and appreciation of language and stories
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