Talking Kites: In the Footsteps of J. Korczak


English, Spanish, Arabic


Primary (5-11), Middle (12-14), Secondary (15-18)


Language Arts, Social Studies

Global Goals:

4: Quality Education, 16: Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions; 17: Partnership for the Goals


October 2023 to July 2024 (March 21. 2024 Kites Day)


Ruty Hotzen

Project Description:

Students make kites to fly as a massive tribute dedicated to advancing cultural and social dialogue, a symbol of bridging the gap and understanding the “other.” This has become a continuous tradition of flying kites with personal and group images of our dreams for a better world, a world of co-existence, tolerance, acceptance of the “other” and peace. The program includes learning about Janusz Korczak, reading Korczak’s Declaration of Children’s Rights, and constructing, decorating and flying kites, with a quotation from Korczak. Each participant will be flying a kite with his or her thoughts, fears, dreams, and hopes on and around March 21 (spring equinox).

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Project Categories


Creative/Language Arts

Social Sciences

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