1. Question: Who Am I?
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- Introduce your class or group to those who are participating in our program module. Include your school or group name, number of students, your town, village or city and country
- Do you know the meaning of your name? Do you know the meaning of the names in the rest of your family?
- Different cultures, languages, and religions in different parts of the world have resulted in different ways of giving and using names. In your country: how do you use surnames? Do all family members have the same surname? Mother, father, and children?
- Do you have a pet? What is your pet’s name? What does the name mean? Why did you select the name?
- Do you create your own music? What is your favorite music? Why is it your favorite over the others? Is there a special music for dancing? Do you know any ethnic music and dances?
- Who is your favorite pop singer? Why is he or she your favorite? Do you think his or her name has anything to do with their fame?
- Which is your favorite musical group? Do you know the meaning of its name?
- Construct a life-sized collage with the names of the students in your class. Take a picture of it and publish it in your page in Kidspace. Add your group or class introduction.
- Look in a baby-naming book for the meaning of the names of your friends and family. Send a list of the names of the students in your group with their meaning to your online classmates. Ask them to guess which are girls’ names and which are boys’ names. For some help go to Resources
- Ask an elderly relative in your family what were the favorite names used when he or she was a child and make a list of those names.
- Make an acronym of your name. Add a drawing. Make a web page in Kidspace with all the acronyms of your group and invite your online friends to visit your page.
- Interview your parents and ask them how your name was given. Who decided and why? What is the meaning of your name and how was your name decided? Do any relatives have your name? What is the history of your name? Resources
- If it is possible, bring your instrument to class and play your favorite piece. If you do not know how to play an instrument, bring a recording of your favorite music or group. What does this music mean to you? If it is a song, what is the meaning of the song? Why is it special for you? Ask your online friends about their favorite songs and music.
- Do you know any ethnic dances? Do you have to wear special costumes for these dances? Share them with your group and take pictures of the costumes and dances. Make recordings of the music. Construct a web page with pictures of the costumes and dances. Insert sound files with the music, you may add diagrams of the dances or even a movie file with the dance so everyone can enjoy. Share this page with the students participating in the program module. Ask your online friends about their dances and costumes.
2. What Do I Want To Be When I’m Older?
Explore your natural talents and learn what you do well, analyze what activities give you satisfaction and pleasure, and identify the kind of future lifestyle you want.
Only you can decide what dream is right for you, even though it might need hard work to make it come true!
- What is your favorite subject at school, (besides recreation time!)? Are you good in math, science, languages, and sports? Can you think of careers that need a lot of math? Science? What career would you recommend to someone who is very good in languages and literature?
- What about sports? You have to be awfully good in a sport to become a professional player. Hard work and practice are also necessary to succeed. Can this be applied to any other career? Does this apply to an astronaut? To a doctor?
- Children try to imitate their parents. If their parents read a lot, there’s a strong probability that the children read a lot too. What is the favorite occupation in your family? Is there more than one person in that career? Do you know of another family that has more than one member working in the same field? Do you think parents can influence a child in pursuing a given career? How? Do you think a parent can influence a child in not pursuing a given career?
- Sometimes we hear comments of people saying “a girl cannot be this” or “a boy cannot be that”. Your gender should not dictate what you can do. Girls or boys can be teachers, fly airplanes, build bridges, make delicious cakes, clean houses and make a good work of raising their kids.
- Some of us are good team workers; some of us work better alone. The team workers are ‘members of the pack’; they work in cooperation with the others until the task is completed. They are the facilitators. At the other extreme is the ‘lone wolf’. This person prefers to do the job alone. Are you a ‘lone wolf’ or a ‘member of the pack’.?
- Let’s find out your class career preferences! Write on a piece of paper 3 careers that are attractive to you. Tabulate the results to see the most popular careers in your class. This will be called TABLE A. What is the favorite career among your classmates? If everybody in your area wants just these professions – what professions would not get any employees? Are there some kids in your class that would have problems in finding a job because these jobs are so popular? Ask your online classmates about the career preferences in their classroom. Share with them your results. AmandaCac- Puerto Rico: I wanto to be an artist
- Invite persons with different occupations to visit your school and talk about their work. Send invitations to the other classes participating with you in this module. Every class will prepare a list with questions they will like to ask that person. Do some research on what the person does.
- Make a list of famous people. Read about their lives and achievements. Explain how do you think your chosen famous people accomplished their fame. Make drawings to illustrate your work and share with other classes participating online.
Question 3. How Would I Want The World To Be Better When I’m Older?
What is your vision of a better world? What is your dream?
|The main occupation in a city or a country depends on the industries and materials abundant there. That is why working in the manufacturing industry is very common in some parts, while in other parts agriculture is the main source of income. What is the most important income source in your community? In your village? In your country? How does this kind of work influence the health of the population? Is this kind of work damaging the environment?
- What is an industrialized country? Does being an industrialized country necessarily mean being prosperous? What are the dangers of industry towards the environment?
- Sometimes grownups are so busy with their lives that they cannot enjoy what life has to offer them. Life’s most precious joys are completely free. Can you name a few? How do you and your family enjoy life?
- “Our neighbors are our closest family.” This saying implies that we have to have a good relationship with our neighbors. We can help each other if an emergency occurs. What else can you add to the advantage of being “good neighbors”? Countries have neighbors too. How can countries be “good neighbors”?
- People come in different colors and shapes. Imagine the world filled with millions of people all looking exactly alike! If we all looked the same, how could we recognize each other? Our differences are what make us special. Even twins have some differences between them. On the inside people are different too. How do you describe yourself? What characteristics do you like in you? In your best friend?
- Our opinions can be strong and varied. Even inside the same family there are different opinions. How do you solve a problem when you have different opinions inside your family?
- That is the main concern of the children in your class? War, drugs, violence, environment, prejudice, other?
- Imagine you can change anything you want, what would you change? Write an essay explaining the things that make you worry about your family, your school and your country today and how would you like these things to be in the future. Post your essay in Kidspace to share your ideas with the rest of the students participating in this program module.
- Prepare a list of famous persons that have acomplished something (good or bad) that somehow has lead the world to be as it is now. Choose one famous. Make a poster of this person explaining: What did this person accomplish that makes him or her famous? Why do you think others remember this person? Add pictures, anecdotes and quotes from this person.
- Construct a web page with photos of places in your country that you want to protect. Plan a “picture taking” outing to some of these places with your friends. Invite other children participating in the program to look at your web page.
- Create a drawing that expresses your vision of a better future. Post this picture in your page in Kidspace and share it with your friends online.
Question 4. What can I do to make the world a better place?
- You have made new friends among the students in your global classroom. What do you have to do now to keep in touch with them? What do you have to do to nurture that friendship and make it grow?
- You know now how your online friends want their communities to be better. What advice can you give to your friends?
- Our well being can be protected and destroyed by humans. Who is responsible for protecting our future?
- What is your family doing to protect the well being of your community? What is your school doing? What is your country doing? What are you doing? What else can be done?
- Do you have any endangered animals in your country? Who is responsible for protecting them? What are you doing to protect them?
- What do you have to do now to make the world better? Take in consideration your community, your country and the whole world community and their problems.
- Write an essay expressing your ideas and your feelings toward having a better future for all. Post your essay in your page in Kidspace-
- Write a poem about friends and friendship. Post your poem in the Kidspace to share with your online classmates. Post comments in their pages
- Make an acronym with the word LOVE. Post a copy of your acronym in the Kidspace. Print the letters and create a poster with the acronyms from all the students in your global class.
- Find what are the endangered animals in your region, make a kidspace page with the names and pictures of the animals. Explain why those animals are endangered. Invite the other students participating in the program module to visit your page.
- Think of ways in which the education you get and the way you treat others could help you make the world a better place to live. Post your ideas in the Kidspace room. Ask the other students participating in the program module to share similar lists with you. Create a booklet of ideas using the information from all the lists.