Global Classroom Project

Tackling Hunger and Food Insecurity in Alexandria, VA and Taoyuan, Taiwan

What is the Global Classroom Project?

Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) participate in the Global Classroom Project, which provides an opportunity for students to work with peers from around the world on authentic tasks and challenges. 

As part of the Global Classroom Project, schools select a Sustainable Development Goal from among 17 goals established by the United Nations as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. 

Throughout the Global Classroom Project, students also learn attributes of Portrait of a Graduate, which prioritizes the development of skills that will empower FCPS students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

Our School's Partnership

Grades: 7th and 8th grade 

Partner Country: Taiwan

Content Focus: Chinese Language, First Year

Sustainable Development Goal: Zero Hunger

Global Context and Exploration: Fairness and Development (human capability and development; imagining a hopeful future)

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Attributes: Communicator, Ethical & Global Citizen

Partnership Description: Students at Mark Twain Middle School are collaborating with students at the Affiliated Tao-Yuan Agricultural and Industrial Senior High School of National Taipei University of Technology to design plans to advocate for more equitable access to healthy food in their home communities.

Global Classroom Project Teacher