What are my roots?

 

Description Objectives Phases / timeline Student activity
Kidspace
Resources

 Application Form

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

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Description

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.

Age group


This project is for any age group. It is also suitable for EFL students at the basic level

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Objectives

Students will reflect  on and discuss the importance of accepting and celebrating our cultural diversity. 

 

Information channels

We will inform in project center (see menu above) and in Roots Project FB Group when it is time to start in spring 2022″.

Student work example

Here is a page with a family three
https://www.kidlink.org/kidspace/start.php?HoldNode=32768

Here is a page where Swedish students tell about their parents school life.

https://www.kidlink.org/kidspace/start.php?HoldNode=156

Kayla share some information about her grandparents in USA.

Registration Deadline:  2022 (Spring Session)

  1. Read the rules to follow
  2. Weask teachers to register in www.kidlink.org
  3. Fill out the Application Form
  4.  Roots Project FB Group

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Phases

Phase 1 – Meet my family

  1. Are there special naming traditions in your family?
    Do you know the meaning and origin of your name?
  2. Write a short text to explain it
  3. Make an acronym of your name. Add a drawing.

Phase 2 – By Land, Sea or Air

  1. 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.
  2. How you were accepted when you arrived in your new home. Was it an easy transition? 
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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.

Kidspace

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


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Useful Resources

Some additional input  to discuss in deep with your students.

Phase 1 – Meet my family

Phase 2 – By Land, Sea or Air

Phase 3 – Looking back in time

SOME USEFUL LINKS

 

Join the project group in Facebook to get in touch with the managers of the project and the teachers collaborating in the project.