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Title: One Day in the Life


Students share their photographs with caption of daily life and discuss it with partner students. Every minute we live is a life deserves to be remembered and shared with others.



One Day in the Life is a project in which students exchange photographs/images describing days in their lives, and then make cross-cultural comparisons. Students may discuss aspects of a typical day (like visiting the market or going to school) or they may document special days (like vacations, birthdays, celebrations, or holidays.)

While writing is often an important component of student participation, English or Spanish proficiency is not required. Autobiographical documentary photography and video and other media (typically with accompanying explanatory text) are welcomed.


  • Jessie Gorant, United States
  • Christine Hockert, United States



Student Age Levels

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


Sep 01 2020 - Apr 30 2021

Possible classroom activities

Students use digital devices to shoot and share photos with a simple text. Students exchange videos and be familiar with 21st century skills. Students reply for others questions or asking for details to promote collaboration process.

Students joined this project will be soon involved with soft ware elements like Photoshop. Students improve their writing skill. Students share real effective stories and learn to narrate it inside class rooms. Students can act and take a role play. Drawing can be improved too

Expected outcomes

When someone write down a story or a specific situation happened, he /she never forgets it. If the situation good, it pushes you forward or if not, it remembers you face and defeat it.
More photos and videos will be produced and this promote self confidence and soft ware professionals. Set exhibitions and other social media sites to share and collaborate

Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

One Day in the Life conveys great emotions of devotion and collaboration. It strengthens belonging to the planet and others. It sends a message for all people around the world that they have plenty of cooperative personalities and situations and our project is the field to share and get benefits.

Related SDGs:

2. Zero Hunger

3. Good Health & Wellbeing

4. Quality Education

5. Gender Equality

6. Clean Water & Sanitation

10. Reduced Inequalities

14. Life Below Water

15. Life On Land

16. Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

17. Partnerships for Global Goals

Curriculum area

English, Reading, Literature, Social Studies, Science


(Q)     How do I get started?


1) Make accounts for your students. Unless you have very large numbers of students or very limited computer access, we recommend taking the time to make individual accounts for each student.

2) Invite your students to explore the forum to read the posts in the discussions and examine photos in the Album. 

3) Ask your students to reply to some of the posts they find by students outside their home country. 

4) Choose a theme to document (Mealtime, Morning Routines, My Neighbor, Downtown, the Market, School Day, etc.) or invent new themes! 

5) Use existing discussion areas, or make new ones, as you prefer.

6) Students document their theme, post their documents (with or without media attachments) and wait for responses! 

7) Ask students to respond to their responses - keep the conversations going! 



(Q)     What's a "Partner Circle"?



Having partners can add a new dimension to the project. We are now scheduling "circles" (groups) of partner classes to work on specific themes over scheduled dates.


Here's how you might work with your partners: 

1) Be sure to email your partner teachers and introduce yourself. 

2) Consider Skyping - or attempt other live contact (like a text chat) - between your classes if the time difference can be worked out.

3) Consider making a class photograph to exchange. That's always fun! 

4) Sometimes it's fun to let students exchange individual personal greetings. Some of my own favorites were handwritten letters with photos attached which my partner teacher scanned or photographed and emailed to me. 

5) But of course the most important way partners will help is by replying - be sure to reply to your partners first! (And remember the important rule of making at least TWO replies for each new post made.) 



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