During a 24-hour learning marathon, schools from all time zones and both hemispheres are simultaneously online. The activities Time offers are the interactive game “Unite the Nations” , “Classroom Twinning – Blogging Activity” , “Model United Nations” , “House of Commons Debates”, multipoint “Videoconferences” and an ICT project modelled on international development work in El Salvador entitled “Sharing a Dream – The Es Artes/Suchitoto Initiative.”. For a more detailed description of all of the Activities check out the e-learning environment for Time Project at http://timeproject.tiged.org/register
Books, the internet and the media show and teach us a lot about other countries and its peoples. But it is in meeting and interacting with the ‘locals’ a culture comes to life. Videoconferencing offers youth the unique opportunity to meet their peers ‘face to face’ through a live video-link between two or multiple schools. through videoconferences Time enables youth not only to get to know each other, but more so sets up and ‘broadcasts’ a live debate between youth on current world issues.
Unite the Nations
Unite the Nations, an interactive game about and between countries, challenges students to take a closer look at their own culture as well as foreign cultures. Students create multiple choice questions on geography, history, social issues, arts and sports in their country. Within 24 hours they virtually ‘race’ against each other and time in answering questions on other countries. On Time day you receive the test via email and answer the test – one submission per school.
Mock ICC Trials through World Class Schools
Our friends at World Class Schools
team up with Time Project this year to offer several Mock ICC Trials during the Week leading up to and including TIME DAY May 18th 2012. World Class Schools and Time Project will host an ICC Mock Trial with students from Guatemala, New Jersey USA and Russia. To see a full listing of all ICC Trials click here. This activity offers youth an opportunity to learn about ICC trials and how the rules of international law apply.
The Es Artes – Suchitoto Project
This year we will be introducing a new activity: Students will use an ICT project video, website, slide show etc…. to show their response to a unique case study. They will ask themselves how does my neighbourhood or local community compare to what is happening between CUSO-International , Suchitoto, El Salvador and The Stratford Festival in Stratford Ontario, Canada? Ask yourselves if in your community do you use the arts to not only provide work for youth but also attracttourism as a source of economic sustainability? If not through the arts, then how does MY NEIGHBOURHOOD
provide work and hope to youth and to sustain our community? Students will show their answer to those questions through an ICT presentation video, website, slide show, blog, animato, glogster, xtranormal, Prezi, Voicethread and Bitstrips to name a few.