Special Place Project

Special Place Project

Special Place Project

Language:

Chinese, English

Grade/Age:

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

Subject:

Language Arts, Social Studies

Global Goals:

11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Dates:

September 2023 – July 2024   

Facilitator(s):

Doris Tsuey-ling Wu, Margaret Chen

Project Description:

Participants select one local spot that gives them a very special feeling and write a story about that spot. Use short stories with videos, digital photos or drawing to show us what your special place looks like. You may select any writing genre or write a poem to describe your special place, and share what is special about it for you. Is it a place where you prefer to be alone or with others? Create a word or picture so we can experience your special place. Decide what you can do to preserve the uniqueness of this place. Tell us what you did and whether there is anything you want others to do. If you are interested, you can also look for a partner and exchange postcards of special places with each other.

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Solar Cooking Project

Solar Cooking Project

Solar Cooking Project

Language:

English

Grade/Age:

Middle (12-14)

Subject:

Language Arts, Science

Global Goals:

3: Good Health and Well-Being, 6: Clean Water and Sanitation; 7: Affordable and Clean Energy; 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Dates:

August 2023 – July 2024

Facilitator(s):

Kathy Bosiak

Project Description:

Join the 21st Century Solar Cooking Movement! Become a chef using a solar cooker of your own design. By using only household items and a box, you can harness the sun’s energy to heat up a tasty treat. You will learn about absorption, insulation, and the sun’s energy. But why learn about solar cooking? When people join the solar cooking movement, they are: Helping people cook in the developing world, so decreasing instances of malnutrition, preventing deforestation and preventing pollution.

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Machinto – Hiroshima/Nagasaki for Peace

Machinto – Hiroshima/Nagasaki for Peace

Machinto – Hiroshima/Nagasaki for Peace

Language:

English, Japanese, Spanish

Grade/Age:

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

Subject:

Social Studies

Global Goals:

11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, 16: Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions

Dates:

August 2023 – July 2024

Facilitator(s):

Enid Figueroa, Eriko Katsumata, Kristin Brown, Tomoko Kurita, Yoko Takagi

Project Description:

Based on reading picture books such as Machinto and ‘My Hiroshima’, and listening to the real voices of Survivors, participants will learn about where the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought us to today. Students share their messages and activities for peace with other students in the world, so that people never forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki and never repeat this evil tragedy in the future.

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The Earth Stewardship Project

The Earth Stewardship Project

The Earth Stewardship Project

Language:

English

Grade/Age:

Middle (12-14)

Subject:

Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, World Language

Global Goals:

2: Zero Hunger; 7: Affordable & Clean Energy; 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; 13: Action; 14: Life Below Water; 15: Life on Land

Dates:

September 2023 – May 2024

Facilitator(s):

Greg Reiva

Project Description:

The Earth Stewardship Project is a hands-on and project-based science educational initiative helping to foster the ability to be successful as citizens within a dynamic and progressive 21st century community of people. Students, collaborating in The Earth Stewardship Project, will investigate the impact that climate change has on local ecosystems and work to develop solutions to environmental problems by utilizing the means of scientific investigation to experiment, gather information and conduct research. The project will be administered in 4-sequential stages with each stage building and contributing toward a final product.

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Gomi On Earth

Gomi On Earth

Gomi On Earth

Language:

English, Japanese

Grade/Age:

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

Subject:

Science, Social Studies

Global Goals:

6: Clean Water & Sanitation; 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Dates:

August 2023 – July 2024

Facilitator(s):

Kathy Bosiak, Mai Okada, Yoko Takagi

Project Description:

GOMI is the Japanese word for garbage. This project is about the long journey of GOMI on EARTH and what we can do about it! You are GOMI detectives in Part I. You will visualize and illustrate what GOMI is about when you follow its long journey to final destination on EARTH. You investigate and face the World GOMI Reality in Part II. You are GOMI activists at Part III, where you care about GOMI and reach your creative GOMI solutions. You can participate in Part I ~ Part III freely based on your class time and students’ ages. In addition, you have ‘Mottainai’ program facilitated by Aoyama Gakuin University students, which invites you to learn and experience Mottainai culture in Japan.

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