Talking Kites: In the Footsteps of J. Korczak

Talking Kites: In the Footsteps of J. Korczak

Talking Kites: In the Footsteps of J. Korczak

Language:

English, Spanish, Arabic

Grade/Age:

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

Subject:

Language Arts, Social Studies

Global Goals:

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

Dates:

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

Facilitator(s):

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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Daffodils and Tulips

Daffodils and Tulips

Daffodils and Tulips

Language:

Arabic, English, Spanish

Grade/Age:

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

Subject:

Technology, Science

Global Goals:

11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; 15: Life on Land; 13: Action; 17: Partnerships for the Goals; 4: Quality Education; 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Dates:

August 2023 – August 2024

Facilitator(s):

Ruty Hotzen

Project Description:

Students in different parts of the world plant daffodil and tulip bulbs together and collect data on various parameters (latitude, longitude, sunlight, temperature etc.) and track when they blossom. Classrooms around the world choose Daffodil and/or Tulip bulbs to plant during the same week in November (Northern Hemisphere) or April (Southern Hemisphere). Students will be asked to collect temperature data throughout the experiment and report to the group in addition they will report when the blooms appear etc. The project can be as involved or as simple as your class needs it to be.

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