Welcome to "Celebrations Around the World!"
We are looking to connect with staff, students, parents, and schools across the world to help build internationally-minded students through meaningful inquiry. We would like to invite you to share your experiences and understanding of different celebrations and deepen your own (and your students') understanding of how different celebrations and traditions are expressions of shared beliefs and values.
Getting started couldn't be simpler:
- register at www.pypconnected.com and become and PYPConnectED Classroom.
- create a response on the Padlet and Flipgrid - see below.
- (optional) pick a school from below and arrange a time to connect through Skype or Google Hangouts.
During your video call you might like to explain something you found interesting in their Padlet post, something you learned or maybe there is something you would like to hear more about - for example; I understand that the art of folding paper, Origami, is a Japanese tradition that is important in many celebrations.
Host Class: Introductions,and a fun fact or story about where they live
Visitors: Introductions,and a fun fact or story about where they live
The host class describes a celebration and 1-2 students tell a personal story about the signs and symbols and traditions of the festival and gathering, the visitors comments/asks questions and the host class responds
Class B describes a festival and 1-2 students tell a personal story about the festival • Class A comments/asks questions about Class B’s festival; Class B responds
General questions/answers session(any topic) 6. Say thank you and goodbye!