Student to World: Overcoming Bias

by  Global Nomads Group

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Student to World is an online course where youth learn about global issues from articles, videos, and stories created by students from around the world. The program explores a theme from a local to a global perspective, culminating with an action plan. Currently, the following themes are available: Global Hunger, Art in Action, Ocean Health, and Pandemic, Overcoming Bia, Mental Health, Sports, Women's Rights and Human Rights.

Student to World: Overcoming Bias creates personalized learning journeys for youth to explore how biases are formed and how they can overcome them in themselves and question them in others. Through activities, media resources, and authentic global youth stories, youth learn to reflect on their own assumptions, explore the biases they encounter in their communities and in the media and create an action plan for addressing bias personally and in their communities.

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~6-8 hours of content

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

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Primary Disciplines

International, Problem Solving, Reading, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Canvas LMS

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

GNG has a strong commitment to providing each and every student the opportunity to develop the global competency skills needed to be successful in our world regardless of a school's ability to pay. Our Student to World program is available to all youth participants and their educators/facilitators for FREE.

Should you need to pause or stop programming, we ask that you reach out to our dedicated staff who can support in amending your program schedule and providing alternative implementation options.

About This Provider

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Global Nomads Group

New York, NY
United States

Founded in 1998, the Global Nomads Group (GNG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to heightening children's understanding and appreciation for the world and its people. Global Nomads Group programs focus on storytelling, an interdisciplinary and powerful vehicle for young people to build empathy, global awareness, and action oriented skills. By exchanging their personal stories with one another, youth reflect on their families, cultures, communities, and contexts and allow them to make global issues personal, relevant, and actionable.

Jennifer Hawkins
+1 (917) 810-3885

Program Details


Student to World: Overcoming Bias is explored through 4 modules

Module 1 #EverydayBookCovers: Teens explore and share stories about a time they made an assumption about someone based on information they chose to focus on, that they later realized was wrong.

Module 2 #EverydayLocalContact: Teens explore and share stories about a specific moment where something they learned challenged their bias about someone who is different from them.

Module 3 #EverydayGlobalDiversity: Teens explore and share stories find a news article or other piece of media about another country. Students write a script of an imagined conversation between them and someone from another country.

Module 4 #EverydayAction: Teens commit to taking action by designing a SMARTIE Goal to interrupt bias in themselves or others.


- Participants will consider the aspects of a person that they pay attention to when they meet a new person.
- Learn the differences between selection bias and confirmation bias.
- Learn about the Ladder of Inference and explore the ways they go up the Ladder of Inference.
- Consider who they frequently come into contact with in their local communities and who they’ve been taught to trust and fear.
- Know how stories help us connect to one another across distance and difference.
- Discover how diverse their universe is through an activity.
- Learn about implicit biases.
- Consider media representation and the media’s influences on their everyday lives.
- Examine media bias and the ways that it can influence their perceptions of others.
- Learn how to interrupt and confront bias in themselves and others.


A Student to World participant will:
1. Harness the power of their voice
2. Engage with difference
3. Experience deep empathy
4. Develop global awareness
5. Explore topics relevant and meaningful to their life

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Our program is aligned with the following standards:

-Asia Society Global Competencies

-CASEL’s Social & Emotional Learning

-United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

-English Language Proficiency

-English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

-Next Generation Science Standards