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The World We Live In

With all the things happening in the world we need to stand as one. 

“Our world is changing. Technology connects continents, people, cultures and ideas like never before. Within seconds, we hear about triumphs or tragedies nations apart. This is the world we live in. This is the world our children live in. And “With great power comes great responsibility.” Our responsibility is to try our best to understand our world and the people in it. That understanding develops our perspective. ”

Alicia Carter (https://thanda.org/perspective/)

 

This week The Global Write is looking at the world we live in right now. It is time for us all to reflect. As I prepare the themes each week I watch videos and read articles to find the just right resource that will make an impact on our global community. This week I have a video that has touched my heart and I just had to share it with you all. Let’s heal the world, so we can make it a better place. 

(Bronwyn Joyce – The Global Write Creator)

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Growing concern for well-being of children and young people amid soaring screen time

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on Safer Internet Day

08 February 2021

This week’s thinking routine from the Project Zero Thinking Routine Toolbox is Looking: Ten Times Two. A routine for making careful observations about images, visual art, or objects.

  1. Look at the image above quietly for at least 30 seconds. Let your eyes wander.
  2. List 10 words or phrases about any aspect of the picture. 
  3. Repeat steps 1 & 2: Look at the image again and try to add 10 more words or phrases to your list.

Modelled Thinking

Here is my thinking – Bronwyn Joyce ‘The Global Write’ Creator

Let's Write

Prompt 1

Imagine A World Without People

Listen to the story ‘Imagine a World Without People’ by John Coy

Write a descriptive paragraph about what you think a world without people would be like. You could use this sentence starter to get you going:

A life without people would …………

Prompt 2 

Choose one of the following pictures depicting our world right now. Write a snapshot piece of writing as if you were one of the people in your picture of choice. 

Remember: A snapshot is to write about that exact moment, what are thinking and feeling? Remember to use your senses to bring your writing piece to life.

Prompt 3

Make a buncee or poster that shows your thoughts and feelings about the world you are living in 2021. Add a quote, message and images to bring your visual writing piece to life. Take a look at my buncee to get you started. 

Prompt 4

Listen to Kid President as he shares with you ideas about changing the world. Create your own video like Kid President explaining how you could change the world we are living in right now. Send a message to motivate the world. Be creative, add humour, take a risk as you find a way to get your message across to the world. Share your video on The Global Write Flipgrid.

Let's Create with AMAZELAB

Add the creativity of STEAM to learning, new ideas each week brought to you by the sensational team at AMAZELAB in the UK.

 

How does science make the world a better place? 

 

From viruses and vaccines, the cure of disease, producing food for us to eat and clean water to drink, to powering our homes and making life more fun in terms of entertainment, how do you think science makes the world a better place? 

 

Produce a report with your findings then challenge yourself to question the following….

 

Are the scientific advantages fairly distributed to everyone across the globe? What would you do to improve this? 

 

How would you use science to make the world a better place? 

Share Your Thinking & Creativity With The World

Place you let’s write work or your AMAZELAB creation on a Buncee and post to ‘The Global Write’ Buncee Board. Take a photo of your work and share it on our Wakelet or tell us all about your writing or creations on Flipgrid.

All you need to do is click on your button of choice and share your great work with a global audience.

Teacher Resources

For more information on the Looking: Ten Times Two thinking routine go to https://pz.harvard.edu/resources/looking-ten-times-two 

The UN Sustainable Goals and Good Life Goals we are supporting this week are:

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