Our passion for peace and global citizenship is opening new doors for us to embark on. As we take on local projects, we look forward to sharing all about them here. Check back with us to see who we are working with and what projects we are taking part in. Many of our projects are in the beginning stages and not ready yet to unveil. Oh, but they are exciting indeed!Have a project you think would be great for us? Feel free to contact us as we are eager to be active members in promoting peace and citizenship in our school, community, and greater world.
In order to sustain our communities and our globe, we have to look at the relationship between our actions and the resources we utilize such as energy, water, food, and homes. How are we preserving these? What challenges do we face in our unique communities? What opportunities are present to take responsibility? Share together. Learn together. Take action together. You can join up here.
Nature is, and should be, our greatest teacher. While in Costa Rica, I got the opportunity to take part in a permaculture presentation and initial project implementation. This powerful concept is not simply important only here, but everywhere. Getting to see the challenges and opportunities to sustain culture and way of life while here in Costa Rica, made me consider these concepts at home, as well as abroad. Then these thoughts came to mind:
Kid President, also known as Robby Novak, inspires us to care about our world, and each other. His book, Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome, brings out the awesome in all of us through a variety of tasks, stories, and potential projects. Starting in late August, join us in one mini-project, or as many as you would like, as we discover each other. Each Global teacher/school that gets involved will be sent a copy of the book. Click here to learn more and sign up to partcipate.
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These projects are super flexible and are designed to be best fitting for your community. An initial example project is this: Sharing the Love: Kid President shares/teaches us the different kinds of hugs. Let's practice these in our classroom (and take pictures/videos) and then also share/show/teach how we show affection/appreciation in our respective communities! Have fun with this!
Alaska is a unique place and lots of people never get a chance to even visit. Here is the perfect opportunity to see and learn about Alaska. Sign up in Microsoft Classroom to have Alaskan students to teach your students about Alaska. Sign up here.