STAY HUMAN: THE PROJECT

DESCRIPTION AND TIMELINE

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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN

STUDENTS 6-17 YEARS

SUBJECTS: CITIZENSHIP, FOREIGN LANGUAGES, SOCIAL STUDIES, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY

DESCRIPTION

The aim of this project is to open the students' minds to the large problem of  human and children’s (human) rights and migration both international and within the borders of one country to make them aware of different lives’ scenarios (which may be at times difficult or tragic) as well as,  to enable them to develop compassion and grow emotionally and socially.

AIMS

GOALS

  1. Students will have the opportunities to stop, think and analyze the concept of humanity. They will present and compare their definitions.
  2. They will develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while organizing their work, finding out information, communicating  and  presenting their work in English or other languages.
  3. By collaboration and supporting each other they will build up their  self-esteem and social skills.
  4.  Students will have a chance to share their culture and traditions and learn in a natural way by communicating with their peers.
  5. Collaboration and learning about different lifestyles  will open up their minds and hearts to other people’s needs as well as other possibilities for themselves connected with migration and travelling around Europe.
  6. It will help students to overcome negative stereotypes and prejudice that are created in society about immigrants.
  7. Doing a research, finding out information will enable students to focus on their own heritage and will rise the awareness of their own roots in their region.
  8. It will help to understand the complexity of economics and the differences in development around Europe.

DIDACTIC METHODOLOGY

1.Students will work in mixed nationality groups starting from the context of the class, life of our students, to share  their own and their closest relatives’ experience of migration (according to the “project learner centered” method);

 

2. They will create sub-themes, subtasks that they want to develop (according to the "Project based learning" method, so that the project is engaging and the students feel part of the project);

3. They will work in groups with different levels of disciplinary and digital competence (tutoring, peer to peer, cooperative learning) and they apply the knowledge of languages and all subjects in the project, using discussions, presentations, creatives texts and drawings.

EXPECTED RESULTS

RESULTS

  1. understanding the concept of human / humanity, reflecting on it (actions, behaviour, value of life and of the individual man; sharing of reflections on human rights, migrants and children
  2. a greater awareness of the rules of civil life and their importance and necessity
  3. getting to know Human and Children’s Human Rights (their importance in the protection of every person, adult or child)
  4. developing civic sense, (participating in social life of the class, community, city, country)
  5. developing stronger relationship with their families
  6. developing compassion and respect  towards other nationalities and minorities
  7. improving language and communicative skills
  8. improving of technical and digital skills
  9. gaining self-confidence being able to express their thoughts and feelings
  10. overcoming negative stereotypes and prejudices against minorities and migrants


TIMELINE

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

(for new etwinning teachers)

 peer tutoring through video conferences in order to know and use the platform

 

pupils registration

creation of forum to let the students interact

Starting the project: reflections starting from the song "Human touch” by Springsteen." What is humanity for you? What does human/humanity mean for you ?

Vocabulary skills in L2, reflections, shared on Padlet (or other tools)

presentations of your country (brief history, form of government, main resources, critical issues)

DURING CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS/ END OF YEAR HOLIDAYS

Our migrants: students tell stories of migration of their family and their class

 "In my school, in my family, are there / were there migrants? Why did they go away? Where did they go? How were they? Etc ...". Collection of photos and stories,
creating an online album shared with photos and stories of our migrants, from Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Portugal (Google Photo?)

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

The "Declaration of Human Rights", the Convention on the Rights of the Child and all the documents that protect human rights in our countries. Analysis of some of the articles and comparison between different countries (similarities? Differences?).

Sharing in padlets/ maps/ interactive images/ ebook/ blog?

MARCH-APRIL

Poems and stories in English and French on rights: common reflections

Design and design of products for the dissemination of human rights: subdivision of works for schools:
1) postcards illustrated for each right, to form a collection, which could then be printed
2) setting up a calendar for a humanitarian association (Unicef? Amnesty International? Emergency? Other?): Each school realizes a calendar month, according to a fixed structure, with stories, poems, reflections, on human rights

MAY

Correction of the documents and assembly of the calendar months

evaluation and self-assessment

JUNE

Project closure