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If you need more information go to our public Roots Project FB Group
Project donated to Kidlink Association by author: Epi Sepulveda (PuertoRico)
Project manager: not decided yet
Technical support: not decided yet
It’s a project that supports the students to identify and appreciate themselves and their culture within their own family lineage.
We all know our own countries very well, but what about the “others”? Our companions come from countries, as near or far they as they may be, are little known to us:: why not ask? why not share?
They will be encouraged to gather information about their cultural heritage from various sources, including communication with the older members of the family.
Through various activities, students may reflect the different ways in which their cultures are assimilated into other cultures and / or ways in which people sometimes lose their identity.
Students will then reflect on and discuss the importance of accepting and celebrating our cultural diversity. The global dialog is the main focus of the project. It is critical that kids have enough time dedicated to the dialog. So teachers need to guide the project such that the creative activities don’t take up all of the time.
This project is for any age group. It is also suitable for EFL students at the basic level
Students will reflect on and discuss the importance of accepting and celebrating our cultural diversity.
Student work example
Here is a page with a family three
Here is a page where Swedish students tell about their parents school life.
Kayla share some information about her grandparents in USA.
Registration Deadline: 2022 (Spring Session)
- Runs until may 2022
- Read more in phases/timeline
- Read the rules to follow
- Weask teachers to register in www.kidlink.org
- Fill out the Application Form
- Roots Project FB Group
Phase 1 – Meet my family
- Are there special naming traditions in your family?
Do you know the meaning and origin of your name?
- Write a short text to explain it
- Make an acronym of your name. Add a drawing.
Phase 2 – By Land, Sea or Air
- Have you moved from the city where you were born?
When did you move?
Do you know why you moved?
Ask your parents to tell you about the places that you can’t remember because you were too little when you left.
- How you were accepted when you arrived in your new home. Was it an easy transition?
- If any of your ancestors moved to another country what year did this move take place? What was happening in the world at that time?
- When families move to another country is it difficult to keep their national identity? In your school, are there students from other lands and cultures? Do they wear clothing that identifies their culture? Are they accepted by the other students?
- Are there holidays or festivals in your town that reflect the cultures of other people who have moved to your area? List and describe them
Phase 3 – Looking back in time
Was life the same for our ancestors as it is for you today? Do you have any old photos of your family? Share them with your class. We will step back in time and try to picture what life was like for our relatives 100 years ago.
If teacher wants, students can participate even by creating pages by themselves where they will type their texts and make the teachers’ work easier. This can mean greater involvement and responsibility for students. How to participate – Kidspace for Students
Join the project group in Facebook to get in touch with the managers of the project and the teachers collaborating in the project.