One of the signature programs of Herberger Young Scholars Academy is the Global Perspectives class, a course all Herberger Young Scholars Academy A-Level students complete prior to graduation.
Global Perspectives is a year-long class that focuses on enhancing skills in analysis and evaluation of evidence and arguments, holistic reflection, and communication. The course is based on the premise that investigating global issues through a variety of perspectives helps increase learner awareness of the world around them.
Students complete 2 research projects over the course of the year, the fall semester culminates with the writing of a research paper, and in the spring, and the course concludes with students publicly presenting on a chosen research topic of significance at both the local and global level. This year’s presentations included such topics as education, water scarcity, drunk driving, and urban heat islands.