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Title: Heritage around the World/Patrimoine Mondial


Summary

Knowing and sharing your own Heritage is like an open window onto the others. We share the World Heritage. We are but one planet.


Description

The project is open to all ages from primary to secondary school. The participants choose a topic relating to their country's Heritage and illustrate the topic through descriptions, articles, films, videos, and audio documents.

The project consists in choosing the part of your Heritage you favour. Once you have chosen the topic(s) whether it is Famous Buildings, Landscapes, Cooking, Emblematic Animals, Endangered Resources (water, forests, coastlines, Marine Reserves, Coral Reefs...) you can choose whatever activity to describe, and share your presentation. 

Previous topics included: the preservation of our oceans, rivers and access to clean water; species in danger of extinction and emblematic wild animals; traditional dishes and cooking; handicrafts, former trades, fashion and traditional clothes; educational progress and acess to education for girls; landscapes and beauties of nature (coastlines, volcanoes, deserts); and arts and religious architecture (temples in India).


You can decide to create a short video, a diaporama. Photos, personal ones are preferred, will be welcome.


People, teachers and their students, have already participated in this project. Between 30 and 60 countries have participated.


Sometimes the schools create a small book and share the project because they have specific times devoted to Heritage, sometimes, a press article is published in the local newspaper. 


Whatever you do, you can do, will be welcome.
Enjoy the project. Share with the World.


Facilitators

  • Flore Morgand, France

Languages

French, English

Student Age Levels

5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

Jul 20 2020 - Jul 19 2021

Possible classroom activities

Sharing through forums for direct interaction between students and online collaboration between classes through a video conference (Skype, Adobe Connect).

A magazine collecting all the data on the various topics dealt with during the project using issuu or other online tools.

Shows, workshops, and conferences inside the partners schools to talk about Heritage.
 


Expected outcomes

Students from various parts of the world will share their views of their Heritage. By giving the opportunity to students to think about what they believe is the cement of their civilization or country, the project will develop their open mindedness and will protect their Heritage.

During the school year, participants can produce exhibitions, radio programs, conference sessions, a collaborative magazine, films or photos as outcomes and products of the project.

Participants can also see their documents on the existing project blog: https://internationalprojectblog.wordpress.com/">https://internationalprojectblog.wordpress.com


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

Through the topics selected, such as the protection of endangered species (fauna Heritage) or exhibitions that are meant to keep the memory of ancient traditions (trades, cooking, clothes), students will discover other cultures.

The project will enable students to become citizens of the world through a better understanding of the specificities of other regions and countries. The objective is to have everyone participating to actually be aware of the great richness of our various countries.

SDG Connection:

#4 - Quality Education

#6 - Clean Water & Sanitation

#7 - Affordable & Clean Energy

#10 - Reduced Inequalities

#13 - Climate Action

#16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

#17 - Partnerships for Global Goals


Curriculum area

Heritage, Geography, History, Social Sciences, Languages, Cooking, Arts, Drawing,archeology, nature preservation,


FAQ

What are busy times for this project? July to November and December to June 


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