A Global Partnership Initiative of the Jesuit Schools Network
Dear Global Companions:  

With holiday joy we welcome you to the last Hemispheres issue of 2019. This is a full and informative issue that might be helpful to bookmark for future reference. You, the Jesuit Schools Network educators, leave me speechless with admiration for the work you do. In this issue you will find climate change lesson plans, details on theater planted in social justice, prayer traditions, international academic conquests, global citizenship art contests, and more!

You will also find links to newly released Global Citizenship pages that are designed to accompany and guide as you look into ways to deepen the global perspectives of your class, school and school community ! Be sure not to miss the Historical and Contemporary Context infographic as well. These are hot off the press resources that will surely be helpful in supporting your global efforts!
"To act as a universal body with a universal mission" GC35, D.2 #20
Catharine Steffens
Director of Global Partnerships
Jesuit Schools Network
On our campuses...
Climate Change Lesson Plans 
~ Emily Keller , Jesuit Portland
If you were to ask me whether I philosophically believed that all teachers, not just science teachers, should teach about climate change, I would have told you yes. However, it wasn’t until I went to the  Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference  in the fall of 2018 that I actually knew what that looked like in an English classroom. An English teacher at that conference presented a lesson that incorporated a local issue of environmental justice and I saw what it would look like for me to embed climate change into my content area. That experience made me wonder how many of my colleagues also wanted to teach about environmental justice but didn’t know what that would look like in their content area.
With the support of a number of colleagues, I put together some lessons – each of which includes a PowerPoint for the teacher, a graphic organizer for the students, and an IPP lesson plan – to connect climate change to a specific content area (history, Spanish, theology, etc.). My hope is that once a teacher in that content area has seen a lesson plan, they will be inspired to use their own creativity and expertise to create more lessons that weave environmental justice into their curriculum and will then share those materials with others.
Theology : Tie together Genesis 2:4-15 and Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si ’  to help students think about their responsibility to “cultivate and care for” (Gn. 2:15) our common home. This lesson, which utilizes the framework of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm , asks students to read and reflect deeply before applying what they have learned to their own – and their school’s – context.
English : Using the vignette, “Geraldo No Last Name” from Sandra Cisneros’  The House on Mango Street , this lesson brings together a contemporary issue of environmental justice and the power of writing to make something invisible, visible. In a couple of class periods, this lesson ties together three of the four Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus: 2. Walking with the Excluded, 3. Journeying with Youth, and 4. Caring for our Common Home.
*Adapted from an English teachers' lesson presented at the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference in 2018, updated to reflect the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm
Spanish : In the midst of a unit on the subjunctive, use this lesson on the grammatical construction of a hypothetical statement to help your students also engage with a recent article on climate change. The article from  BBC Mundo  is also an opportunity to expose your students to some of the Spanish-language news available to them.
History : In a unit about WWII, most U.S. History teachers already teach about the influence of propaganda both at home and abroad. This 1.5 day lesson, which explores the U.S. propaganda that encouraged all Americans to do their part on the homefront, leverages that historical context to inspire students to create their own propaganda for the 21 st century’s great challenge: climate change. Using all elements of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm , the lesson will end with students sending their propaganda poster to an authentic audience of a local company that has committed itself to being a part of the solution to climate change as signatories of the We Are Still In Campaign .
Praying with other Traditions
As a way of promoting respect for other religious traditions and stimulating conversations between people of different faiths, St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg, Canada introduced a very simple adjustment to its practice of daily prayer in the school.  Once a month, at the time when the school stopped for a moment of prayer led usually by one of the members of the Maroon and White Society (the students selected as models of servant leadership), the school invited a student from another religious tradition other than Roman Catholic to recite a prayer from his tradition in the language in which he learned it. If it happened that the language was not English, the student was asked to submit an English translation ahead of time so that the prayer could be displayed on the screens throughout the school as it was being said.  The first student to do this was a Sikh who prayed in Punjabi. Subsequent prayers were in Arabic, Ukrainian, and so on.  It was a simple gesture, but it made an important statement to the school community about the importance of celebrating faith, regardless of the tradition.
The 10 th  Annual Jesuit Schools 4X5 Exhibit  
~ Paul Witt , Loyola Academy
Loyola Academy , Wilmette, Illinois has offered a Jesuit Schools visual arts show for 9 years.  Work submitted is students’ original, 4”X5” (10.2 X12.7mm) size limit. 2 “ (5.1mm) mat all around. 
This year offering to all JSN network schools, coordinating with the JSN  Hemispheres Global Partnership effort, Loyola adds a theme category to the exhibit, “Hemispheres”.  A $500.00 scholarship prize is offered through Loyola to the top judged entry that creatively illustrates/interprets the below definition.

Global Citizens are those who continuously seek to deepen their awareness of their place and responsibility, both locally and globally, in an increasingly interconnected world; those who stand in solidarity with others in the pursuit of a sustainable earth and a more humane world as true companions in the mission of reconciliation and justice. 
(Secretariat Global Task Force on Global Citizenship 2019)   

There is a limit of four entries per school.  The work must be original as 4X5 size.  For more information and entry materials, contact Paul Witt.
Ignatian Spirituality and the Performing Arts at Brophy Prep
The fall production of My Father, Odysseus marks the opening of the 2019-2020 season for the Theatre Program at Brophy College Preparatory . This year, our plays and programming will explore the idea of Personal Objectives vs. Public Responsibility. What do we do when we want to take care of ourselves and our family, but the world around us needs our help? What happens when the added responsibility as a public figure, like a prince, princess or military leader, plays a role in this struggle? Now, imagine the family dynamic is a key element. How do we navigate the way child and guardian relationships impact our decisions? During our generation’s time of change, we shine a light on the tension and balance present in our family and community roles and responsibilities. We dedicate space for Ignatian Spirituality and in-the-moment discoveries to guide us along the way.

My Father, Odysseus is a modern retelling of the epic poem The Odyssey . Rather than stage a traditional or classical Greek production, we’ve set our play in a Southwest border town. The story is no longer centered on the Trojan War but on the challenges today’s families face as migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Odysseus leaves home on a quest, and Penelope and Telemachus are left behind in chaos as a new generation of suitors eat them “out of house and home.”

Following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius of Loyola, we are dedicated to serving others, and the theatre program is committed to embarking on this mission in, with, and through the arts. Today’s theatre experience extends beyond the walls of this black box theater. Starting this year, each Brophy production will be dedicated to a community organization or charity. For My Father, Odysseus , we have selected Kino Border Initiative and are working with Kino Teens to
raise awareness and support for their cause. We invite you to join us as companions during this mission. 

And now, it’s time to “set the world on fire” and start the show !
And beyond...
Tag your photos with #JSNGlobal and SHARE your global journeys in & out of the classroom.
The Camino Ignaciano: A Video 
~ Ariel Laguilles , Gonzaga College High School
"What is interesting about the Camino Ignaciano is that it is a pilgrimage that retraces the steps of an actual person that walked the pilgrimage. The Camino Ignaciano is actually retracing and following the footsteps of St. Ignatius. That is something I have been thinking about a lot." Ariel Laguilles.
*Last summer we followed Ariel on his record setting run of the Ignatian Way. Here we have a video of his remarkable journey, both personal and spiritual.
World Scholar's Cup
~ Tyler Kelsch , St. Paul's High School 
2019 marked St Paul’s High School ’s first ever participation in World Scholar’s Cup , an academic competition that tests skills in debating, essay writing, and academic knowledge. After qualifying at the Winnipeg regional round, two teams from St. Paul’s went to Sydney, Australia in August in an attempt to qualifying for the World Tournament of Champions held at Yale in mid-November. In Sydney, the teams did excellently, finishing in the first and third in the essay writing competitions, and third and eleventh in debate. This qualified them for the Yale tournament, from which they just returned having finished 65th and 85th overall in the world, a decent standing given it was their first effort at this event.

Though the competition itself was good, the boys found that the international connections that they made with students from all around the world was perhaps the most rewarding element of the event. They are still in touch with many of their competitors, in large part because of the efforts that World Scholar’s Cup puts in to allowing students time to socialize, too, while at the competition. In many ways, the greatest strength of participating in World Scholar’s Cup is that it brings together students from such different global contexts, inviting them to work together and recognize each other’s common humanity. St Paul’s is looking forward to many more WSC events to come!
JRS/USA Advent Calendar 
The season of Advent marks a time of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child, but like the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, it is preparation on the move. Here at JRS/USA , we hope that this Advent Calendar will allow you to make this liturgical season a pilgrimage by accompanying refugees on their journey. Please e-mail Josh Utter if you would like a copy in Spanish!
Global Citizenship: An Ignatian Perspective 
Are you looking to animate the Global Dimensions of your school and your classroom? We are delighted to present the work of the Secretariat Global Citizenship Taskforce, which has been integrated into the Global Citizenship section of Educate Magis. We invite you to explore these pages, share them with your colleagues and let us know how you are educating for Global Citizenship in your schools.  See the pages here.
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High Schoolers Advocate for Education Access for Undocumented Students
Brophy College Prep ’s Advocacy Club started as a campaign to inform fellow students about migration policies such as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). It quickly grew into a state-wide advocacy movement that ultimately helped decrease the cost of college tuition for undocumented students attending Arizona schools. Read the article in the Jesuits News. ~ MegAnne Liebsch
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