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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Heritage (To Be Preserved) / Patrimoine (Preserver)

Heritage (To Be Preserved) / Patrimoine (Preserver)

Heritage (To Be Preserved) / Patrimoine (Preserver)

Language:

English, French

Grade/Age:

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

Subject:

Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages

Global Goals:

 5: Gender Equality; 6: Clean Water and Sanitation; 7: Affordable and Clean Energy; 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure; 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; 13: Action; 13: Life Below Water; 15: Life on Land; 16: Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions; 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Dates:

August 2023 – August 2024

Facilitator(s):

iEARN France

Project Description:

Welcome/ Bienvenue (bilingual project) The project consists in choosing the part of YOUR HERITAGE you want to PRESERVE MOST. Once you have chosen the topic(s), whether it is Famous Buildings, Landscapes, Cooking, Emblematic Animals, Endangered Resources (water, forests, coastlines, Marine Reserves, Coral Reefs…) you can choose whatever activity to describe, and share your presentation. The project is open to all ages from primary to secondary (high) school. The participants choose a topic relating to their country’s heritage and illustrate the topic through descriptions, articles, films, videos, audio documents, posters, quizzes, reports. Previous topics included: the preservation of our oceans, rivers and access to clean water; species in danger of extinction and emblematic wild animals; traditional dishes and cooking; handicrafts, former trades, fashion and traditional clothes; educational progress and access to education for girls; landscapes and beauties of nature (coastlines, volcanoes, deserts); and arts and religious architecture (temples in India). People, teachers and their students, from up to 60 countries have already participated in this longstanding project. Whatever you can do will be welcomed.

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Amigos Alrededor del Mundo – Friends Around the World

Amigos Alrededor del Mundo – Friends Around the World

Amigos Alrededor del Mundo – Friends Around the World

Language:

English, Spanish

Grade/Age:

Primary (5-11)

Subject:

Language Arts, Mathematics, World Languages

Global Goals:

16: Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions; 10: Reduced Inequalities

Dates:

August 2023 – July 2024

Facilitator(s):
Enid Figueroa and Kristin Brown

Project Description:

After reading the book Friends by Alma Flor Ada, or other childrens literature, the teacher and students use the process of creative dialogue to explore such themes as diversity and inclusion; the integration of math and language; critical thinking; games; technology integration; values (e.g. friendship); creativity (e.g. poetry, art, songs, roleplays).A project based on childrens literature.

Proyecto de integracin de la literatura infantil.Con Amigos u otros textos literarios, las clases participantes entran en el proceso de la lectura y el dilogo creativo para trabajar algunos de los temas que proponemos: 1. Diversidad e inclusin, 2. Integracin de las matemticas y el lenguaje, 3. Pensamiento crtico, 4. El rol del juego, 5. Integracin de las tecnologas, 6. Valores (amistad) y 7. Creatividad (poesa, canciones, arte u otros).

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Origami

Origami

Origami

Language:

English, Japanese

Grade/Age:

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

Subject:

Mathematics

Global Goals:

3: Good Health and Well-Being; 16: Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions

Dates:

April 2023 – March 2024

Facilitator(s):

Ayana Tanaka 

Project Description:

This is a project that provides children entertainment as they see the transformation of a sheet of paper to a three-dimensional object. It does not take much space, much money, or much time. It only requires a sheet of paper and the instructions on how to fold origami. The project also contributes to others and the planet. Through folding origami, children can learn a new way of playing with paper that fosters ingenuity, originality, imagination, patience, and concentrated power. They also learn concentration and patience and can make small gifts to please others. They learn how to fold an origami crane, a symbol of world peace.

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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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