After having completed International Day, you will write a project report about your work in preparation for and conclusion of, this day.
How to do that?
Some of the report you can already start to write, while other parts you will have to postpone until after the International Day has been completed.
The report will be published as a blog post, and will be graded.
What to write:
- What is the goal of this project? Short introduction about your tasks and the goal of Operation Day’s Work.
- What did you do in the preparation process: choice of topic, the rooms you chose to be a part of/plan, the information your group made for teachers and students, the posters for rooms and awareness.
- How you solved 2.
- Why you chose to solve 2 in this manner
- How the process worked
- What was good and what could have been done better and why.
- Reflection: How did International Day turn out – what was good, what do we need to do differently next time. What did you learn, both from the planning process and from the activities you participated in on International Day. How will you evaluate your own effort and work in planning and executing this day?
(Picture from: http://www.gccoe.com/eductraining/index.php/project)
Work with this task:
Do option 2 as a post on your blog.
Below you find a link to a google docs document. Choose two rooms you want to participate in on International Day (one black and one red) and write your name in the corresponding box. No more than two students per class in each box!
Now find more information about the rooms (human library and other rooms/activities) in the link below. Make an information poster to be put on the door and which can also be shared with teachers and students before International Day. E-mail this to your teacher no later than Friday, October 27 1 pm.
Did you know that there are more slaves in the world today than it was back before slavery was “abolished?”
Did you know that slaves are much cheaper today than ever before?
Did you know that people are born into slavery, live their whole lives in slavery, without ever knowing that they are slaves?
Poverty, hunger, desperation are all things some people know to take advantage of. Every day, they manage to lure men, women and children into slavery. Slavery exists everywhere, even though it is forbidden everywhere.
We will look closer at modern slavery since it can be closely linked to poverty, and we will use photographer Lisa Kristine’s TED talk as an introduction.
- What is poverty?
- Try to make up your own definition of this term
- Who are the poor?
- Why does poverty exist?
- Will we ever be able to eradicate poverty?
Take 15 minutes to write down your thoughts on these questions, and then discuss with a classmate.
We are going to read to hand-out texts today, and work with them (one factual and one fictional.) The short story “A Real Lady” is written by an Indian freelance journalist and blogger, Nita J. Kulkarni. If you want to check out her blog, you can find it here. Kulkarni writes about life, politics, different issues, movies, literature etc, with a main focus on India, but not just that. Her blog is definitely worth the visit.
Today we are so lucky to have a visitor – Asria Mohamed. She works for The Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara, and will be talking about the Morroccan occupation, life in Algerian refugee camps, and the part of the UN in this conflict.
You are going to write a blog post about this visit – a portrayal of Asria and of what she works for. Therefor you need to pay close attention to what she tells us – maybe take notes (?) – and feel free to ask your own questions. You should also ask her permission to publish your blog post and if you take a picture of her – you need to ask permission to publish that as well. The blog post is to be published by Friday October 6th at the latest. If you have trouble publishing your blog you send what you have written to your teacher.
Enjoy the visit – Asria is an excellent speaker and a brilliant woman.
Picture from: http://www.vest-sahara.no/a1x1724
In 2014, actress Emma Watson was made a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. Through this appointment, Watson will help put focus on topics such as gender equality and inequality, and the campaign HeforShe.
Watch the speech Watson held launching this campaign here – and discuss and analyze this speech:
- what kind of rhetorical devices does Watson use to persuade you?
- what kind of topics is she focusing on?
- Is this a good speech? Why/why not?
- Do you sympathize with this cause? Why/why not?