The Teddy Bear Project

The Teddy Bear Project

The Teddy Bear Project

Language:

English

Grade/Age:

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

Subject:

Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology

Global Goals:

16: Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions

Dates:

August 2023 – August 2024

Facilitator(s):

Maria Conte, Rasagnya Puppala

Project Description:

Sharing cultures through a visiting soft toy.Through the exchange of a bear or other soft toy, students create journal entries to share with their partner class. The students write diary messages as if they are the visiting bear describing its experiences in the new culture. Some of the experiences included lessons learned in school, a visit home with each student, social events, meals and class activities. The student work is shared on a weekly basis with the partner class. Throughout the school year students are eager to find out what their bear is doing in the visiting country.

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The Olympics & Paralympics in Action (TOPA) Project

The Olympics & Paralympics in Action (TOPA) Project

The Olympics & Paralympics in Action (TOPA) Project

Language:

English, French, Japanese

Grade/Age:

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

Subject:

Language Arts, World Language

Global Goals:

3: Good Health and Well-Being; 10: Reduced Inequalities; 16: Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions; 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Dates:

September 2022 – December 2024 

Facilitator(s):

Mayumi Takizawa

Project Description:

TOPA Project aims to foster friendship, the spirit of encouragement, and unity in diversity through learning about the Olympic & Paralympic Games, especially their values. Following the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games and 2022 Beijing Winter Games, join this project for the 2024 Paris Summer Games. The Olympics: July 26 – Aug 11, 2024. The Paralympics: Aug 28 – Sept 8, 2024. Participants learn about the Spirits and Values of the Olympics and Paralympics. They can also present works on well-being in Sports, Art, Music, or Sustainability. As in Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022, we will get together again before the opening of Paris 2024 to appreciate all student outcomes and presentations given live by middle/secondary school students. TOPA will potentially continue for the upcoming Games.

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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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Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

Language:

English

Grade/Age:

Primary (5-11), Middle (12-14)

Subject:

Science, Social Studies

Global Goals:

3: Good Health and Well-Being

Dates:

August 2023 – August 2024

Facilitator(s):

Alema Nasim

Project Description:

This project enables students to develop a healthy lifestyle to keep their mind and body performing at their best. It enables students to develop a healthy life style by adapting good eating habits and exercise to help keep their mind and body performing at their best. Students will learn what a healthy diet is and explore relationship between diet and health. They will examine their eating habits to determine if they are getting the right foods to stay healthy. It is important for them to learn that a healthy body is not just about being fit for which food and exercise is a part, they need to develop a healthy mental and spiritual attitude for their physical well being.

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Protectores en Acción

Protectores en Acción

Protectores en Acción

Language:

English, Spanish

Grade/Age:

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

Subject:

Language Arts, Science

Global Goals:

14: Life Below Water; 15: Life on Land; 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Dates:

August 2023 – December 2023

March 2024 – July 2024   

Facilitator(s):

Cristina Bosio Ferrer, Rosi Rivarola (Aug – Dec)

TBD (March – July)

Project Description:

El proyecto Protectores en acción pretende generar conciencia y un cambio de parte de los humanos sobre la tenencia responsable de animales domesticos y el cuidado de la fauna silvestre, a través de distintas acciones reflexivas y aprendizajes en red, promovidas a través de las herramientas TIC. Protectores en Acción pretende promover el respeto, cuidado y preservación de todo ser vivo que nos rodea, no solo en nuestras ciudades y hogares sino tambien en nuestros espacios geográficos.

The Protectores en Acción project aims to generate awareness and a change on the part of humans about the responsible ownership of domestic animals and the care of wildlife, through different reflective actions and online learning, promoted through ICT tools.

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