Literacy Enrichment

根据五个模块——社会意识、国际视野、科技敏锐度、文化多样性和平衡内心——提供阅读内容与工作坊,提升整体申请竞争力

 

Introduction

Nowadays, literacy is no longer just about being able to read and write. It is about gaining specialized knowledge in a variety of fields to understand the world’s underlying mechanism and future development, as well as the internal strength needed to tackle challenges. This is why CACS created a foundational curriculum consisting of five modules: Social Awareness, Global Vision, Technology Acumen, Cultural Pluralism, and Mindfulness. Through readings, discussions, and projects, CACS students will be better prepared for not just their applications to elite universities around the world, but also their journey to become well-rounded leaders of the future.

如今,识字不再仅仅是能够读写。它旨在获得各个领域的专门知识,以了解世界的潜在机制和未来发展以及应对挑战所需的内部力量。这就是为什么CACS包含五个模块的基础课程的原因:社会意识,全球视野,技术敏锐度,文化多元性和正念度。通过阅读,讨论和项目,CACS学生不仅将为申请世界一流大学做好准备,而且还将为成为未来全面领导者的旅程做好准备。


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Detailed Description

By referencing to elite U.S. boarding schools’ course syllabi and summer reading lists, we put together this foundational curriculum that aims to enrich CACS students’ literacy in the following five fields. Students will also be able to improve their reading, writing, thinking, and public speaking skills throughout the process.

通过参考美国精英寄宿学校的课程大纲和夏季阅读清单,我们整理出了这一基础课程,旨在以下五个领域丰富CACS学生的素养。在整个过程中,学生还将能够提高他们的阅读,写作,思考和公共演讲能力。


Social Awareness

Key Concepts: Race, Gender, Equality, Justice

Students will get not just a historical overview of race and gender in America, but also a closer look at the ongoing issues such as America’s sagging middle class and modern-day segregation. Topics covered in this module include the Civil Rights movement, three waves of feminism, hashtag activism (#BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo), wealth gap, education inequality, poverty and profit, and so on.

学生不仅将获得有关美国种族和性别的历史概况,还将更深入地了解诸如美国的中产阶级流失和现代种族隔离等持续存在的问题。本模块涵盖的主题包括民权运动,女权主义,标签行动主义,贫富差距,教育不平等,贫困和利润等。


Global Vision

Key Concepts: Global Poverty, Peace, Climate Change, Health

Why do people still starve? Why do wars keep happening? What to do with refugees? Who gets most severely impacted by global warming? How do we respond to pandemics? This module will address all these questions and guide students to think more deeply about the implications of an increasingly globalized world.

人们为什么仍然挨饿?为什么战争不断发生?难民怎么办?谁将受到全球变暖的最严重影响?我们如何应对疾病的大流行?本单元将解决所有这些问题,并指导学生更深入地思考日益全球化的世界所带来的影响。


Technology Acumen

Key Concepts: Digital Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Bioethics

Technology is drastically reshaping the way we think, behave, and live; however, it has also raised concerns about privacy, security, and ethics. For instance, how do we program autonomous vehicles to make sure they make the most ethical life-death decisions when an accident occurs? What laws are needed to regulate new biotechnologies such as genetic editing? This module encourages students to think critically about both recent breakthroughs and future technologies.

技术正在彻底改变我们的思维,行为和生活方式。但是,它也引起了人们对隐私,安全性和道德的担忧。例如,当事故发生时,我们如何编程自动驾驶汽车,以确保它们做出最符合道德的生死决定?需要哪些法律来规范新的生物技术,例如基因编辑?本单元鼓励学生批判性地考虑最近的突破和未来的技术。


Cultural Pluralism

Key Concepts: Cultural Relativism, Colonialism, Decolonization, 'Asianness'

Culture plays an indispensable role in holding a group of people together—a nation, an ethnicity, a region, a school, and so forth. However, it can also be misused to forge biases and conflicts. For instance, to justify slavery and colonization, Europe and America asserted the superiority of the whites over other races and cultures. This module will guide students through the complex historical interactions between western and non-western civilizations, exploring why it is urgent to replace the existing cultural hierarchy with a new model of pluralism.

文化在将一群人(一个国家,一个种族,一个地区,一所学校等)团结在一起方面发挥着不可或缺的作用。但是,它也可以被滥用来制造偏见和冲突。例如,为了证明奴隶制和殖民化的合理性,欧美宣称白人比其他种族和文化优越。该模块将指导学生完成西方文明与非西方文明之间复杂的历史互动,探索为什么迫切需要用新的多元主义模型取代现有的文化等级制度。


Mindfulness

Key Concepts: Self-love, Happiness, Respect, Meaning of Life

Besides paying attention to the outside world, it is equally important to focus on our internal well-being. This module will discuss topics relevant to adolescent life: the importance of self-love, happiness, respect, and finding a purpose in life. The ultimate goal is to arm you with the internal strength essential to finding one’s place in the world and tackling the challenges it is facing.

除了关注外部世界之外,关注我们的内部幸福也同样重要。本单元将讨论与青少年生活有关的主题:自我爱,幸福,尊重和寻找生活目标的重要性。最终目标是为您提供在世界上占有一席之地并应对面临的挑战所必需的内部力量。