The Meridian LiveLocal/ThinkGlobal Network (LL/TG) connects the DC community to the world through Meridian. The Network also connects Meridian to the DC community through educational programs and activities that are international in scope and are free and open to the public. It is designed to provide connections that encourage all members of the DC community to see themselves as informed global citizens. LL/TG transcends distances and overrides language barriers to create opportunities for greater tolerance and mutual understanding.
The Meridian LL/TG Network is especially interested in reaching out to DCPS and DC Charter Schools to bring programs and resources to them that complement the existing curriculum and align with common core standards.
The Network works with its partners and allies to arrange:
- Visits to classrooms by International Visitors and Meridian Roving Envoys, a cadre of some of Meridian’s younger staff members who have traveled and lived in many countries and speak various languages and who are eager to share stories, global experiences and college prep advice with students;
- International Children’s Festival that showcases the cultures of the foreign diplomatic community through dance, music, costumes, activities and food;
2013 International Children’s Festival (ICF) Cancelled
Meridian is reviewing ICF so we can bring it back in 2014 better than ever! Thank you for your interest and check this site for updates.
- Global Perspectives Film Series that screens documentary films on global issues and features a guest speaker;
- Eyes on the World: Engaging DC Youth through Film that brings some Global Perspectives documentary films into classrooms;
- Wired World that connects local classrooms with classrooms in other countries;
- Educational Art and Photo Tours that provide behind-the-scenes tours of select Meridian exhibits, accompanied by grade-appropriate educational materials;
- Other activities are under development.
For more information about Meridian LiveLocal/ThinkGlobal Network, please contact: