Values in American / World Thought is a two-year social science class that involves trips to Washington DC and to either India or South Africa. Students follow an established curriculum, then prepare for meeting public servants and world leaders on the trips by reading and analyzing their work. The curriculum retains relevance each year as students prepare to interview different leaders. Past interviewees include the Dalai Lama, Desmund Tutu, F.W. DeKlerk, Senator Bernie Sanders and many members of Congress.
The Junior class traveled to South Africa for more than two weeks in June. Read about their journey.
The Senior class recently returned from India. Read about their journey.
For more information on the Values program and curriculum, please visit http://values.mountmadonnaschool.org/
Recent Values in World Thought Stories
- SchoolLinks.com, “Understanding Your Multi-situated Self,” an Interview with Director of Upper School Shannon Kelly
- ServiceSpace.com: Teaching + T: The Extraordinary Ordinary
- Santa Cruz Sentinel: South African Lessons
- ServiceSpace.org: Teaching + Transformation – The Karuna Project
- Santa Cruz Sentinel – Photo of the Day: New Friends