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‘We Are Citizens of the World’: WBHS Teachers Emphasize Global Issues

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff

In a high school history class, one might not expect to hear about the current threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons.

Social studies teachers at the West Bend High Schools have been educating students about current global events in subjects such as U.S. history, global studies, and world affairs. In recent weeks, topics such as North Korea’s missile testings and the investigations into Russia’s possible interference in the last U.S. presidential election have both been discussed, with an emphasis placed on the importance for students to be aware of and understand global issues. Continue reading

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Paix for Paris

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West Bend students try to process the Paris attacks

By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief

The global community stopped and watched in horror as the events unfolded last Friday in Paris. The world joined together to show support, and the West Bend High Schools both felt the shock waves of terror and the desire to gain understanding.

Conversations to digest Friday’s events fit into the curriculums of French teacher Christie Fischer and social studies teacher Tony Zappia. Continue reading

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