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Student Writing

One World Education believes that students should write to be read, in addition to earning a grade. We select and publish around 1% of the exemplary writing from Student Ambassadors who completed the One World Program in order to model grade-level writing and to create a forum for peer-to-peer learning. Additionally, every student-authored essay is accompanied by a Reflection Experience, which is a series of content and reading comprehension assessments.

Mass Incarceration of Black Males

Student Ambassador: Makaio McCaskill | Ambassador Class: 2017 | Grade: 10
In his essay, Makaio calls out the prevalence of racial profiling in the US justice system and explores the ramifications it has on black men and their families. He argues that black families should be protected by laws that are fairly applied to everyone equally.

The Need for New Gun Control Restrictions

Student Ambassador: Luwam Seyoum | Ambassador Class: 2017 | Grade: 10
Luwam describes the scope of gun violence in America, suggests how laws could be improved, and argues that if we had stronger restrictions that enforce gun laws, we would see a significant reduction in the number of deaths related to gun violence.

Let’s Lessen Teen Pregnancy

Student Ambassador: Kalkidan Haile | Ambassador Class: 2017 | Grade: 10
In her essay, Kalkidan discusses the problem of teen pregnancy and proposes several solutions, including funding programs that help pregnant teens, having sex education start in middle school, and having more accessible and confidential contraceptive services for teens around the world and the US.

The Voice of the People

Student Ambassador: Tatiana Robinson | Ambassador Class: 2017 | Grade: 10
Tatiana argues that if we want to say we live in a democracy, the electoral college should be abolished. She describes its history and how it is no longer representative of the people, and how when she is old enough to vote, she wants to be sure her vote actually counts!

Hate Crimes in America

Student Ambassador: Zora Gregory | Ambassador Class: 2017 | Grade: 8
In her essay, Zora argues that Congress should implement a law that disqualifies anyone using hate speech during their candidacies, which she believes would help decrease the amount of hate speech used, and as the result, the number of hate crimes.

The Dangers of Gender-Specific Advertising

Student Ambassador: Emma Lawrence | Ambassador Class: 2017 | Grade: 10
Emma argues that gendered advertising towards children needs to be stopped since it puts pressure on families to fill society’s rigid gender binary and it limits children’s future occupational opportunities. Having all children play with all types of toys in ads and removing gender-specific labels could go a long way towards ungendering toys.

Stop Climate Change

Student Ambassador: Reinna Brummett Swayze | Ambassador Class: 2016 | Grade: 8
In her essay, Reinna discusses the damages she believes climate change is causing to the environment and the world in which we live. After looking at the arguments for and against implementing policies to reduce climate change, she urges everyone to start reducing their impact now.

Animal Testing is Animal Cruelty

Student Ambassador: Cheraine Pugh | Ambassador Class: 2016 | Grade: 10
Cheraine argues that animal testing is cruel and needs to stop, describing the many damaging consequences for animals, humans, and the environment. She advocates for taking a stand to end animal testing by using alternative methods and boycotting animal tested products.

Justice for Victims of Police Violence

Student Ambassador: Diego Flores | Ambassador Class: 2016 | Grade: 8
In his essay, Diego discusses what he, and people across the country, see as unfair court decisions concerning the deaths of unarmed people at the hands of policemen and what he feels the government must do to prevent these mistakes from happening again.

Violent Video Games

Student Ambassador: Taronne Garland | Ambassador Class: 2016 | Grade: 10
Taronne argues that video games contribute to a negative change in the behavior of children over time, so there should be stricter regulations on video games to in order to protect vulnerable young players from their detrimental effects.


This Unit looks at the reasons humans consume food all the way through to an understanding of functions at the Cellular Level.  Microscopy, The Cell and a detailed look at the Digestive System will be investigated.


Topic 1 – Introduction to the Microscope:

In this topic we will look at the parts and functions of the microscope, microscope safety, and preparing a microscope specimen slide.

Lesson Resources:

Microscope-label  – Blank Microscope Diagram

using microscope lab – Lab to introduce use of the microscope

How to create a wet mount – A keynote showing you how to make a microscope slide

Onion and Cheek Cell Lab – Instructions for our class looking at onion and cheek cells.



Topic 2 – The Cell

In this topic we will look at the discovery of the cell it’s parts and functions, Differentiation in cells, and Cell Energy Processes.

Lesson Resources:

Brainpop Activity on Cells

Cell Presentations Task Sheet

Cell Structure Gizmo Worksheet

8Sci_CB_CellsAlive  – Textbook assignment for review and further understanding



Case Study Writing Template  – This document will help guide you in answering the questions and keeping track of references.


Topic 4 – The Digestive System:

In this topic we will look at the parts and functions of the human digestive system, the process of digestion, and introductory nutritional science.

Lesson Resources:

Digestion Gizmo Worksheet

BioMolecule Paragraphs – Crit B  – This activity is designed to help with APA referencing practice

Nutrition Label Data Activity Task Sheet


Food Additives – JigSaw Activity: Resources

Task Sheets:



Helpful Documents:

Food Additives for Health

Science Call to ban food colourings

List of Food Additives

Helpful Newspaper Articles (open with safari):

Foodmood andyouTheSeattleTimes

HowToxicare theToxins ThatSurroundUs

Helpful Websites:

Health Canada Food Additives Site

Understanding Food Additives Site

ABC News Scariest Food Additives

Better Health – Aus and NZ Food Additive Site

USA FDA food additives site



Food One World Essay

Food One World Essay Task Sheet


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