the target language in context and social interaction.
awareness for global aspects within the local community.
young people to think about how they can contribute to the local/global
critical thinking and exchange through a forum for discussion on items of
appreciation of and curiosity for other people and cultures.
computers with slow connection in teachers' room
computers library (slow dial-up connection)
computers science room (slow dial-up connection)
1 computer (slow dial-up connection), 1 printer
many students have computers at home but no Internet connection.
16th: Classroom Twinning/ Unite the Nations Game/ Local
- 10th graders
get together in groups to discuss issues proposed and communicate with
students from other countries on forum. A group writes an article based
on the discussions held.
Difficulty: computers have a slow connection
and many supervising teachers do not know how to help the students with
do not see how they can practically engage in action to solve environmental/society
problems. They blame the government or authorities and expect them to
find a way out. After
much discussion a group suggests calling the attention of people who throw
rubbish on the beach . Another suggestion: collect disposable batteries
in the building where they live and make an awareness raising campaign
so people do not throw them away together with the rest of the garbage.
- 9th graders
participate in the Unite the Nations rally together with their teachers.
Difficulty: librarians complain there is
too much noise and that students leave the books lying around
have a great difficulty in searching the information (books and Internet)
- A group
of students interviews 3 elderly people specially invited for the occasion.
Mr and Mrs Juzwiak talk about how they fled Poland during the II WW to
come to Brazil and how they re-started their life here, while Mrs Angelini
explains how she helps elderly people with Alzheimer disease.