Student Ambassador & Student Hosts Project
"I'm Going To Visit Your School, And
You're Going To Visit Mine"
Students learn about other countries and other cities as they visit each other's schools and communities. In this project, students act as both "host" and "ambassador." As the host, they meet and spend time with visiting students, showing them their community. As ambassador, they travel to the other school and learn about that country and its culture. In both cases, students must prepare in advance.
In these roles, students are representing their schools and their country. At the same time, they are learning about the culture of their "partner" schools, and expanding their global knowledge. In these roles, the students must do pre-visit learning and research. As ambassadors, they must find out what they can about the country they will visit to prepare for their journey. They may need to think about different currencies or distance measurement or climates. As hosts, they need to determine what they will show the visiting ambassador, which requires they make decisions about what is significant about their own school, community, or culture.
The outcome of this project is "global communication." Students reach across the miles to make new friends, develop new perspectives, and broaden their understanding of other cultures.
1) Determine which group you will be in; teachers will help you
2) Use the timeline and determine the following with your group:
Google Blogger - Login & discuss
Google Docs - Login and find your project by title
Google Notebook - Teacher sites to use for project
Google Notebook - Student sites to use for project
Custom Search Engines To Use:
iPhoto Photocast - see photos of the other schools
Google Presentation - use for final project with partners
Google Maps - find and locate places; use street view; map routes
Google Map Gadgets - use to find out more information about each country
Google Earth - use to locate schools, places within countries, measure distances