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Single Voices, Global Choices

 

 

 

About the project

Every month the project will focus on by focusing every month on one or more international event/ events created by the United Nations and other organizations and by analyzing current events. International days are occasions to educate our students on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources, to address global problems and to celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations but is also a powerful advocacy tool that may help us empower our students and create global citizens who are aware of the wider world, have a sense of their role as world citizens, respect and value diversity, want to tackle social justice, and believe that all children and young people have a right to an education.

AIMS

Real-life issues and events capture young people’s interest in a way that textbook writing never can because they can relate to what is happening in their community, their country, and the world. In the current global situation, there is more and more need for quality education for all. In addition we believe in the importance of alerting young people to the difficulties many human beings face every day. This project will focus upon these issues through the international days. Students will reflect upon them by working in international groups to create blogs, posters, articles, podcasts and videos. They will help each other understand what is happening in their own countries and all over the world so that they become more sensitive human beings. This will help them become aware of people who have have made important changes in the world. This will provide an authentic setting for improving communication skills through the use of synchronous and asynchronous online communication.

WORK PROCESS

This global project will start in September 2020 and finish in April 2021.
Young people want to know about the issues and events they hear their parents and other people discussing. When they understand what is happening in the world, their curiosity is satisfied and they gain confidence by contributing their own thoughts and opinions.An indication of International days of interest are:
August:
12/8: International Youth day;
Sept:
5/9 Day of Charity;
8/9 Literacy Day;
10/9 SuicidePrevention day;
21/9 Day of Peace.
Oct
10/10 Mental Health Day;
10/10 World Food Day;
17/10 Eradication of poverty.
Nov.
16/11- Day of Tolerance;
19/11 Toilet day.
Dec-Jan:
1/12 AIDS Day;
3/12 Day of Persons with Disabilities;
10/12 Human Rights Day;
18/12 Migrants Day.
Feb.
21/2 Mother Language Day.
March-April:
21/3 Poetry day or Elimination of Racial Discrimination;
22/03 Day of Water;
7/4 World Health Day;
22/4 Earth Day.

EXPECTED RESULTS

Final products of this project will be a website and public Twinspace that documents the journey that participants have taken together in the construction of an intercultural understanding of what is important in the world in regard to the future health of the planet as well as what it means to be a human being in other parts of the world.

Link to the Twinspace

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