We’re jumping right back into the blogging challenge, but since it started a few weeks ago, you’ll notice we’re already on week 4. This week gives you an opportunity to think about a global issue that is important and relevant in your life. Remember, we are part of a global community, not only through this blogging challenge, but also through our letter exchange with students at Nipaba Brew School in Ghana and through our reading of A Long Walk to Water and The Sign of the Chrysanthemum.
What do you think are some of the worst global issues at the moment?
There might be some that are more specific to your area of the world. But this week research one of the following topics:
use of resources
specific aspects of the environment
war and unrest
use of land
education and literacy
another global issue of your choice
Activity 1: Write a post about a global issue of your choice.
In your post, include links to where you researched and some images with attribution. You might also want to include a poll or survey, a collage of images, a slideshow you have created. You may have found a great video you could also include.
Have you or your class taken part in some work associated with a global issue? Create a post about what you were involved in. Check out what some classes did a few years ago relating to Uganda.Here is a wonderful newish website about projectsstudents and classes can join in.
Activity 3: Visit other blogs
Visit at least ten other blogs not from your country. Ask questions about some of the issues they might have in their country. Make some comparisons between the countries taking part in the challenge. Here are some classes from Turkey who are working on global issues – 5B Plewes, 5C Plewes, 5A Ecosite, and 5B Ecosite.
Activity 4: Be creative
Use a web 2.0 tool to be creative about global issues. This might be a poll or survey, a quiz, write a poem, create a poster, draw a picture, write a story or cartoon about a super hero saving the world – just be creative.
Activity 5: Do something
Do something about a global issue. Here are links to games and activities for kids about global issues. What did you choose to look at? Write a review in your post.
Youthink – stories and ideas of how youth are changing the world
Still more time to spare?
Visit students and classes from the other countries involved in the challenge. Leave a comment or question relating to a global issue that might be affecting them.
Leave a comment on this blog telling Miss W. the global issue you think is most important to be solved. It might not be one of those mentioned in the post. Give reasons why it should be the first issue solved.