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OurStory - Think Global

Getting to Know One Another Internationally
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Letters and Skype w/ Spain

21 seventh and eighth grade students exchanged letters (the old fashioned way, on paper) with fifth graders in Spain. Several packages crossed the Atlantic and contained letters and various food items (including Thanksgiving things, candy, etc.) We also gave each other suggestions of YouTube videos that depicted aspects of holidays in our countries. We conducted 3 Skype sessions during the year also.
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International Relations

George Mason High School is a very international community. We are a small school located just outside of Washington D.C. Many of our students have parents that work for the State Department. Consequently, they have lived all over the world and tend to be very aware of what is happening globally. We are always looking for classrooms to collaborate and communicate with, especially in relation to history, economics and politics.

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extra Study

having fun

Krhuu Thippa and I will connect via internet video and during the students regular extra study program at her home in Amnatchaoen Thailand, I talk about what I am doing, like cooking or maybe cleaning, or sometimes will draw on a white board. Sometimes Thippa will interpret for them and sometimes they will get an opportunity to try what they have learned. and have fun!

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Extra Study

many come

We connect via video phone call, the kids get to listen to me talk while I do things in the house like cook and clean the kitchen, I also draw on a white board. Sometimes Thippa will interpret, sometimes the kids will interact, but mostly it is a lot of fun.

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WORLD ON A PLATTER

Indian food

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PARTNER SCHOOL IN US.

Title: The World on a Platter.
Brief Description: The aim of the project is to study the cuisines of India, China, Mexico, USA and Italy with respect to cultural factors, basic nutrition and recipes related to these cuisines. Students also learn about the dangers of eating too much unhealthy food.
1.The students will collect information on any one Indian cuisine as well as cuisines of listed countries, atleast two recipes.

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Exchange

Last school year, we hosted 30 students from Malaga, Spain and we will host 16 more this September. Our school has started a Global Citizenship Club and a Global Citizenship Certificate Program. We have joined IEarn and we are looking forward to making Global Connections!

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Teaching Children About the Impact of Hunger and Food Insecurity

Hunger and food insecurity is a domestic and global crisis, with 1 in 7 people suffering. Domestically, 36.2 million Americans, including 12.4 million children, are food insecure and at risk of hunger (Kids Can Make A Difference, 2015, para. 6). On a global scale, 795 million people in the world are food insecure, or do not have enough food to lead a healthy life (World Food Programme, 2015, para. 2). “World hunger organizations estimate that nearly 1 BILLION people around the world are chronically hungry” (Kids Can Make A Difference, 2015, para. 2).... Read more about Teaching Children About the Impact of Hunger and Food Insecurity

One World Youth Arts Project www.owyap.com

One World Youth Arts Project

Imagine … One World

“You may say that I’m a dreamer; but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us – and the world will live as one.” John Lennon

January 1st, 2025

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Students Study Inspiring Story and Share Food from Malawi

This year, NWS 6th graders added a new experience to their Quint 3 reading of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba. In addition to discussing the story and studying the history and geography of the Republic of Malawi in Africa (where the story is set), students partnered with NWS Dining Hall staff to prepare and serve “a Taste of Malawi” to the Northwest School community.

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A norwegian school day

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  • Countries we connected with: Norway
  • Ways in which we internationalized our school: Other and Video
  • Curriculum areas involved: Art
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We are four girls who have made a video about how a norwegian school day looks like. We would like to get some feedback. For example where you are from, and if you could answer these questions.

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Spanish Immersion in First Grade

We are a first grade classroom learning Spanish through everyday curriculum! We love to sing and dance to Spanish songs at school. Spanish is a new subject this year for all of the students, so we are slowly picking up the language. We have studied Guatemala, Mexico, and Costa Rica so far this year. We would love to connect with some Spanish-speaking countries in order to learn more about the language and culture!

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Opening up the world

We have used the Oddizzi website and it's ClassPals linking and communication platform to open up the world for my fourth grade class this past year. My children have explored the world through Oddizzi's resources and have linked up and sent digital postcards to at least 6 classes in different parts of the world. They have realised that they are part of a big world and that it's exciting and welcoming to them. They have written detailed letters to their ClassPals on line and have studied the countries their friends come from in more detail.... Read more about Opening up the world

The Northwest School Students Take Experimental WWII Curriculum to England

The Northwest School

What makes for the best kind of learning experience? What right components merge to create those magical moments that move or shake us so profoundly it causes a permanent shift in our understanding? And how, as teachers, do we create those moments for our students? For those of us who work in education, these are the kinds of questions that keep us in a state of constant reflection, always looking to improve what we do, and sometimes, that path of reflection takes us to surprising places. For Laura Ferri and I, this summer it will take us to England!

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The Northwest School Sixth Graders Investigate Global Issues, Take Local Action

On the evening of June 9, 47 NWS 6th grade students presented families and friends with Global Issues-related research projects, demonstrations, and personal actions. It was the culmination of months of in-class learning with co-teachers Heather Hall and Mackenzie Prentice. Through this unit, students see themselves in a global context, and gain knowledge of how resources are spread unequally around the world. They are also empowered to make a positive change.

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Students Create Original French Play

The Northwest School

Students in the NWS French 4 class activated their language skills May 9 and 10 at the Main School Theatre, in an original one-act play performed in French and English, “The Other Woman.” The play was written, adapted, directed, and staged by Senior Jake O., and was based on the 1924 short story “L’autre femme,” by French writer Colette. The whole class collaborated on the translation as well as the interpretation of characters.

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Sister Classes in Sister Cities

Through the Seattle-Christchurch Sister City Association, two Macroeconomics classes communicated about once a week from February to May 2014 through Skype sessions lasting from 20 minutes to 45 minutes. The Seattle school is University Prep and the Christchurch, New Zealand, school is Rangi Ruru Girls School. While some sessions involved students talking to students, others involved the Seattle teacher talking to the New Zealand students and the New Zealand teacher talking to the Seattle students.... Read more about Sister Classes in Sister Cities

Skyping with Pen Pals in Mexico and Jordan

Our students were assigned an individual pen pal with a partners school in Mexico and Jordan. After e-mailing each other and asking each other questions, they then responded and engaged in Skype video conferences. It was very motivational for students to see the students that they had been e-mailing with. The students at each of the schools prepared a video to introduce their schools and our students were very impressed with the quality of the video we received from Jordan.

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Skyping with Gaza

Our students skyped with students in Gaza after interacting in person with the program Seeds of Peace. Seeds of Peace sponsors international peace camps in New England, bringing together young people from the US with peers in the Middle East and elsewhere for a week of mutual understanding.

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DeafWorld

A middle school social studies class connected with a Deaf class in Bristol, UK to complete assignments, exchange information and teach each other some of our sign languages.

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Duxbury Middle School

We would like to connect with schools across the world. We would like to teach and learn from each other. We also would like to learn more about the people and see the people across the globe.

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Learning Arabic in the US with Teachers in Egypt

Arabic Alphabet

I am a history teacher in the Columbia County public school system, and I'm a former Arabic linguist who has a passion for Middles Eastern culture and wanted to share this passion with my students. So this year I had an opportunity to work with Sophie Aron, the owner of Critical Language Services, and her teachers in Egypt to provide some of my students with some great extra-curricular learning experiences. The classes are held online, using Skype or VSee, after school, and during this time my kids got to interact and speak Arabic with native speakers in Egypt!!... Read more about Learning Arabic in the US with Teachers in Egypt

A Week in the Life by Flat Classroom

The organizers of the Flat Classroom® are excited to announce the selection of 23 participating classrooms for the ‘A Week in the Life...’ Project 2012-2. These schools represent more than 785 students from 6 countries, and runs September through December 2012. The project managers for this project are Toni Olivieri-Barton and Michelle McGarvey with assistance from Lisa Durff, Mark Meyers, MaryFran Lynch, Maureen Tumenas, and Ashley Holst. This year the ‘A Week in the Life...’ Project 12-2 brings together students to work in teams of 8-9 from different schools.... Read more about A Week in the Life by Flat Classroom

Global Competence

We would like to get started with "Connect All Tools" as a method of increasing our global competence.

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