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SDG Book Club

A few years ago every month, the SDG Book Club used books as a tool to encourage children ages 6-12 to interact with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a curated reading list of books from around the world related to each of the 17 SDGs in all six official UN languages—Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

 

This week at The Global Write we are going to explore some of the books and share the book club reading list for schools, teachers and students to use as a tool for learning. 



Welcome to the SDG Book Club Blog where the United Nations feature stories from book clubs from around the world!

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sdgbookclub/blog/

 

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Listen to the story of Eugine Clark. In your Writer’s Notebook this week unpack the a story using a story map. Here is a template you could use or just set up your page in a way that shows your thinking about the book.

Modelled Thinking

Here is my Story Map – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

Prompt 1

100 Word Challenge

Listen to the story of Malala Yousafzai. In 100 words write a description or creative piece to share who Malala is. Malala is an inspiration to the whole world make her proud by writing a piece that can be shared with the world.

Prompt 2

Explore what it must be like to be a refugee. Write a letter to your government and share your thoughts about how you felt when you found out through the book that in Spring 2016, 3000 unaccompanied child refugees were refused sanctuary. Draw a chair just like the one in the story. Post your chair to The Global Write Wakelet. 

 Th beautiful illustration of a sad empty chair prompted a Twitter campaign #3000chairs where illustrators, artists and ANYONE who wanted to join in was invited to draw/paint/sketch an empty chair and post it on Twitter using #3000chairs. Use the hashtag to see the hundreds that have already been posted – and look out on the Guardian children’s books site for a gallery of empty chair.

Prompt 3

Research who is Greta Thunberg. Create a digital or paper version poster about Greta and the work she has done to promote the need for climate change. Be sure to promote the meed to achieve SDG 13 by the year 2030. Post your poster to The Global Write Wakelet.

Explore the other SDG Book Club Books, click on the image and go to the blog page.

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Groundwater and sanitation – making the invisible

Seventy-eight-year-old Maloncho Begum received a Disabled Friendly Latrine from GUK and UNICEF under the WASH & Child Protection-Emergency Flood Response Project. Noyon, her daughter, helps her to use the latrine facilities (Bangladesh, 2021).

PHOTO:Bashir Ahmed Sujan.

Groundwater and sanitation – making the invisible

 

World Toilet Day focuses on the impact of the sanitation crisis on groundwater.

This observance, held annually since 2013, celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: sanitation and water for all by 2030.

The campaign ‘Making the invisible visible’ explores how inadequate sanitation systems spread human waste into rivers, lakes and soil, polluting underground water resources.

However, this problem seems to be invisible. Invisible because it happens underground. Invisible because it happens in the poorest and most marginalized communities.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/toilet-day 

Key messages you should know on World Toilet Day

  1. Safe sanitation protects groundwater. Toilets that are properly sited and connected to safely managed sanitation systems, collect, treat and dispose of human waste, and help prevent human waste from spreading into groundwater.
  2. Sanitation must withstand climate change. Toilets and sanitation systems must be built or adapted to cope with extreme weather events, so that services always function and groundwater is protected.
  3. Sanitation action is urgent. We are seriously off track to ensure safe toilets for all by 2030. With only eight years left, the world needs to work four times faster to meet our promise.

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Unveiling Stories

This week we will engage with the Unveiling Stories routine. A routine for revealing multiple layers of meaning.

http://www.pz.harvard.edu/resources/unveiling-stories 

Read the brief article about the Rainbow School Project conducted in China. 

What’s the story?

 What is the human story? 

What is the world story? 

What is the new story? 

What is the untold story?

Modelled Thinking

Here is my Unveiling Stories – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

Prompt 1

100 Word Challenge

Look closely! Use the picture and write a piece in just 100 words. You can write a story, a description or even a persuasive piece. Upload your writing to The Global Write Wakelet Gallery. Be Creative!

Prompt 2

Who is Rohit Fenn?

Create an informative poster, google slideshow or informative writing piece explained who Rohit Fenn is and what he invented. Here is some information to get you started.

Prompt 3

SDG # 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

What do you know about Clean Water and Sanitation SDG Goal #6?

What do you understand are the problems with clean water and sanitation…

  1. in the world
  2. in your country and
  3. in your community?

How are you doing your part to help?

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Science, Peace and Development

Celebrated every 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.

By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.

 

“As no one country can achieve sustainable development alone, international scientific cooperation contributes, not only to scientific knowledge but also to building peace.” – UNESCO

 

https://www.unesco.org/en/days/science-peace-development

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."

Margaret Mead

See, Wonder, Connect x2 

HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION A routine for looking closely and making connections to deepen understanding.

Explore an image, object, or work of art. 

 

  1. Look closely: What do you notice? Make many observations. 
  2. What questions do you have? What do you wonder about? 
  3. How could this connect to subjects you study in school? 
  4. How could this connect to your personal interests or hobbies?

 

http://www.pz.harvard.edu/resources/see-wonder-connect-x2 

See, Wonder, Connect x2 Examples

Modelled Thinking

Here is my see, wonder, connect x2 – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

Prompt 1

100 Word Challenge

I know our theme this week is Science but I found the most amazing tool for students to choose their own writing prompts that I had to make it this weeks 100 Word Challenge. Spin the wheel and start writing, you have a 100 words to write a creative piece of writing. Be sure to share your writing with The Global Write Team at our Wakelet Gallery. 

https://wordwall.net/resource/418403/writing-prompts 

Prompt 2

Watch the video and make a decision. Do you believe the science of technology is taking over the world and human jobs. Write a persuasive essay to explain your thinking about whether computers are increasingly encroaching on domains that were previously considered exclusively human.

Prompt 3

Watch the video about Hannah Herbst founder of Tiburon Technologies. Hannah was curious about making a difference in the lives of people she cared about the people in the world. Identify a problem in your school or community that you feel you could make a change of difference. Tell us how you could be a changemaker and make a difference in the world. 

 

https://videos.discoveryeducation.com/watch/wwru26DNp99Z4T9qPVDiTU?%22%20\

Prompt 4

Christine Dixon & STEAM teammate, Marla Rosenthal designed this choice board for their district’s ELA Unit 8 Benchmark Earth Science curriculum.  They made them into choice boards because they knew students gravitate towards certain innovation activities over others.

Go to the link below to access choice boards for early years learners and older learners. 

We have showcased their Grade 5 Choice Board for people to view and use.

https://makedesigninnovate.weebly.com/bloglesson-share/earth-science-innovation-choice-boards

Earth Science Innovation Choice Board 

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Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Top 10 things to know about the Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos is celebrated across Mexico with skulls, skeletons, and graveside visits—but what does this beloved holiday really represent?

1. The holiday dates back thousands of years.

2. It has been recognized by UNESCO.

3. Altars are an important tradition…

4. …and so are literary calaveras…

5. …especially the calavera Catrina.

 

6. Families bring food to the dead.

7. People dress in costumes.

8. Streets are decorated in papel picado.

9. Mexico City hosts an iconic parade.

10. Other communities celebrate in unique ways.

Countless communities in Mexico celebrate Day of the Dead, but styles and customs differ by region, depending on the region’s predominant pre-Hispanic culture

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/top-ten-day-of-dead-mexico

Day of the Dead is a holiday to remember loved ones by sharing a meal with them as one would when they were alive.

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Looking: 10 x 2 Visual Thinking Strategy

This week our thinking routines resource comes from the Harvard Project Zero Thinking Routines.

In the 10 x 2 Visual Thinking Strategy, students are shown an image of an artwork for 30 seconds and then asked to write down ten words or phrases that come to mind regarding the picture. Once students have completed their 10 words/phrases, they repeat the activity, with another 30 seconds to relook at the artwork, and then recording another ten words or phrases, different from the first.

http://www.pz.harvard.edu/resources/looking-ten-times-two

DAY OF THE DEAD ART BY DAVID LOZEAU

David Lozeau creates Day of the Dead art in a non-traditional way, injecting modern, Lowbrow style into the centuries-old Dia de los Muertos subject matter. He paints unique, expressive skeleton characters and layers enamel over acrylics and gouache to achieve fine details and a smooth, bright finish for his graphic novelesque presentation. This is his way of celebrating and paying homage to his favorite time of year.

Nature Lovers

  1. Look at the image quietly for at least 30 seconds. Let your eyes wander
  2. List 10 words or phrases about any aspect of the picture.
  3. Take two and do the above steps again. 

 

The Global Write Team would love to see your notebook pages. Don’t forget to post them to our Wakelet Gallery.

Modelled Thinking

Here is my Look: 10 x 2 – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

Prompt 1

 

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration that takes place in Mexico, as well as many other Latin American and South American countries on November 2nd every year. During this holiday, families create ofrendas (Offerings) to honor their departed family members. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored. Day of the Dead is a rare holiday for celebrating death and life. 

 

Please join us in celebrating this beautiful tradition by creating your own Calavera Mask using the template provided below.  Record a response, sharing your creation. 

Happy Dia de los Muertos!

Prompt 2

100 Word Challenge

This looks like a mysterious place. Tell us about it in 100 words. You can write a story, a description or even a persuasive piece. Upload your writing to The Global Write Wakelet Gallery. Be Creative!

Prompt 3

 

The Global Write Weekly Choice Board. This weeks choice board has been created by Ms. Castiglione at Westmoreland Central School, USA.

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Nurturing trust – A Media and Information Literacy Imperative

While access to the Internet is increasing worldwide, millions of people still lack access to quality, credible information.

PHOTO:© UNICEF/UNI120076/LeMoyne

Nurturing trust - A Media and Information Literacy Imperative

What is Media and Information Literacy?

Our brains depend on information to work optimally. The quality of information we engage with largely determines our perceptions, beliefs and attitudes. It could be information from other persons, the media, libraries, archives, museums, publishers, or other information providers including those on the Internet.

People across the world are witnessing a dramatic increase in access to information and communication. While some people are starved for information, others are flooded with print, broadcast and digital content. 

https://www.un.org/en/observances/media-information-literacy-week

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Description: The Chalk Talk thinking routine provides an opportunity for everyone to be given a chance to be heard. Thinking becomes visible and it encourages students to consider others’ viewpoints.

Topical Questions:

Choose one of the following topical questions

 

What are our rights online and offline?

What are the ethical issues surrounding the access and use of information?

How can we engage with media, information and communications technologies (ICTs) to promote equality, intercultural dialogue, peace, freedom of expression and access to information?

Looking at the topical question written on the chart paper: 

  • What ideas come to mind when you consider the, question, or problem? 
  • What connections can you make to your responses? 
  • What questions arise as you think about the ideas and consider the responses and comments you have made?

Chalk Talk Examples

Modelled Thinking

Here is my Chalk Talk – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

Prompt 1

The prompt this week is 5 words. All the words must all go into your writing but can be in any order. You have up to 100 words to write a creative piece. The picture above might help your generate ideas. 

Your 5 words are: 

Choice, Children, Careful, Community, Content

Prompt 2

Look at the picture, this is a symbol of Media and Information. Use the picture to write a creative story. I know your imaginations will produce some wonderful stories! Remember to post your story to The Global Write Wakelet. 

Prompt 3

Celebrate Media Literacy

Explore the Choice Board thanks to Shannon McClintock Miller from Library Voice https://vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com

Write a brief report about what you have learnt about Media Literacy. Create a poster to promote Media Literacy and how to be safe.

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Digital Citizenship

The Digcit Institute view digital citizenship as an action, something that we need to practice and do every single day. In today’s interconnected world, this is our opportunity to put global education into practice to empower others to become change makers for using tech for good in local, global and digital communities.

https://www.digcitinstitute.com/

 

For Digital Citizenship Week the Digcit Institute is partnering with The Global Write

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

This week at The Global Write we are going to be critically creative in our Writer’s Notebook using an idea from the website https://www.inspiringinquiry.com/learningteaching/toolsstrategies/visible-thinking

Looking at the video and the graphic below join the Digcit Institue to make an impact. Lets use the Peel The Fruit Thinking Routine. You may like to use the template provided. 

 

  • What do you see, observe or notice about the information displayed in the graphic?
  • What questions or puzzles do you have?
  • What connections can you make to your life?
  • What are the different perspectives displayed?
  • What is the graphic really about what does it what us to know? and why?

Modelled Thinking

Here is my 4 Peel the Fruit Thinking – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let’s Write

Prompt 1

Using the above ‘I am a Digital Citizen’ information graphic. In 100 words describe what is a digital citizen in your words. Remember to use your Writers Notebook to sketch, record research or innovate your ideas. Use lots of descriptive words and finally, make sure you upload your work to The Global Write Gallery. 

Prompt 2

Elementari #UseTech4Good message is proactive and they are looking forward to seeing what you create, as well as becoming IMPACTORS in your own school communities. You can use the information below to help guide you.

  1. Your prompt is to create a 2d or 3d piece of art work.
  2. You artwork must follow the theme – How do you use technology for good?
  3. Explain how it relates to the digital citizenship theme.
  4. Take a photo or scan and enter by October 24th. 
  5. Post your photo to The Global Write gallery

Prompt 3

Additional Resources

Digital Citizenship and the SDGs

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Food: Leave No One Behind

Leave NO ONE behind

The world finds us with an ongoing pandemic, conflict, a climate that won’t stop warming, rising prices and international tensions. This is affecting global food security.

We need to build a sustainable world where everyone, everywhere has regular access to enough nutritious food.

No one should be left behind.

https://www.fao.org/world-food-day/en 

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Children’s Activity Book

Imagine a world where no one is left behind…

Become a food hero and make that world a reality! Discover how you can help build a better, more sustainable future for all and take action to make our food and agriculture more sustainable with the World Food Day Activity Book. Read it and learn about this year’s theme before entering the Poster Contest.

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

This week at The Global Write we are going to be critically creative in our Writer’s Notebook using an idea from the website by Alice Vigors Thinking Pathways https://thinkingpathwayz.weebly.com/ 

Resource templates By Alice Vigors
  1. Listen to the story of Beatrice’s Goat by Paige McBrier

2. Make connections, ask questions, identify key ideas and consider applications

3. In your writer’s notebook create four sections labelling them Connections, Challenges, Concepts and Changes

4. Unpack your thinking in each section:

Samples of the 4 C’s Thinking Routine

Modelled Thinking

Here is my 4 C’s for Beatrices Goat – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

Prompt 1

Food Heroes

Mazeda Begum is a food hero.
“After attending the training, I know how to use fertilizers and grow organic vegetables for my family.” 

Go to https://www.fao.org/world-food-day/food-heroes/en and choose one of the food heroes. Takes notes about your hero of choice and write a descriptive paragraph explaining your heroes journey in relation to food.

Share you writing pieces on The Global Write Wakelet.

Prompt 2

Everyday Should Be World Food Day

Create a video to promote that everyday should be World Food Day. Here is the promo vidoe for 2022 to help your creative thinking.

You can create your video using tools like animoto, wevideo, imovie, mysimpleshow or adobe voice.

Make sure you upload your videos with us on The Global Write Flip Page.

Prompt 3

World Food Day Poster Contest 2022

If you’re aged between 5 and 19, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations want to hear from you! Use your imagination and create a poster showing a world where no one is left behind, and everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food. 

Submit your entry by filling out the form on their website before  4  November 2022. 

Learn More: https://www.fao.org/world-food-day/contest/en 

Create your poster enter it in the competition and don’t forget to share it with us at The Global Write on our Wakelet Gallery page.

FOOD and the SDGs

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Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and works as an artist, writer and film-maker in Melbourne. He is best known for illustrated books that deal with social and historical subjects through dream-like imagery, widely translated throughout the world and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun is the recipient of an Academy Award for the short animated film The Lost Thing, the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden and the Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK.

https://www.shauntan.net/about

‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’

Book Week, August 21-27, 2021

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

 

This week at The Global Write we are going to be critically creative in our Writer’s Notebook using an idea from Amy Burvall and Dan Ryder’s book – INTENTION Critical Creativity in the Classroom.

Phrankenword

Phrankenwords are when you created a brand new word by mashing up two or more vocabulary terms. Then you provide a definition and use that new word to tell a story. 

 

Here some examples of a Phrankenword.

  1. Explore the books that Shaun Tan has written https://www.shauntan.net/new-page-2 
  2. Choose one of the books from the page. Look at the images and read about the book. 

1. Create as many Phankenwords you can for your book choice and write your words in your Writer’s Notebook.

 

2. Choose one of your Phrankenwords

 

3. Explain the thinking behind your Phrankenword. Use that word to tell your thoughts and thinking or your own version of the story. It is perfectly OK to be messy in this thinking. 

 

Modelled Thinking

Here is my Phankenword, UNPUBLISEEN – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

Prompt 1

The Arrival by Shaun Tan (2007) / Australia / Wordless book

Central themes are displacement, migration, tolerance, pluralism, and multiculturalism. For Shaun Tan he encourages the reader to look beyond the ‘ordinariness’ of our own circumstance and consider different perspectives – to walk in another’s shoes.

Watch The Arrival here:

Write a story that represents the book The Arrival. Make it your own using the images to prompt your thinking and ideas. Publish your story and share it on The Global Write Wakelet

Prompt 2

Cicada is the story of an insect working in an office, and all the people who don’t love him. It’s a very simple 32-page picture book about the unspoken horrors of corporate white-collar enslavement… or is it? You never can tell what a bug is thinking.

 

Listen to the story Cicada by Shaun Tan

You are the Cicada what was the bug really thinking? Put yourself in the shoes of the Cicada and tell your version of the story. Make a Microsoft FLIP as if you are the voice of the Cicada telling his story.

Prompt 3

Shaun Tan Blog Post      Old New World       

March 13, 2021       

I was invited late last year to create the poster and other visual materials for Children’s Book Week 2021, on the theme ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’. The resulting oil painting references The Arrival, my own experiences of fatherhood and also to some extent the feeling of coming out of a tough lockdown in 2020 Melbourne. I wanted to somehow collapse ideas of the past, present and future into a single image that also suggests alternate history.

Shaun Tan
  1. Create your own drawing, painting, sketch that represents ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’
  2. Take a photo and share your drawing with us on The Global Write Wakelet

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Rising Up From Drought Together

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June

Learn Together

Sing along with the UNCCD Land Anthem “Born from the Land” with Ricky Kej and Baaba Maal, released in 2019.

Ricky Kej is known internationally as a music composer, a No.1 artist on the United States Billboard chart and a Grammy Award winner for his album titled Winds of Samsara.

Baaba Maal is a world-renowned musician from Africa. He lent his unique voice to the soundtrack of the international blockbuster Black Panther, which won an Oscar and a Grammy Award for its music score.

Download the lyrics in your language

Explore and Discover

Droughtland

Thirsty for adventure? Dare to explore the one-of-a-kind experiences of Droughtland,

the country with dryness of land, but not of spirit.

https://droughtland.com/ 

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Rising Up From Drought Together

Forecasts estimate that by 2050 droughts may affect over three-quarters of the world’s population.

The number and duration of droughts has increased by 29 percent since 2000, as compared to the two previous decades (WMO 2021). When more than 2.3 billion people already face water stress, this is a huge problem. More and more of us will be living in areas with extreme water shortages, including an estimated one in four children by 2040 (UNICEF). No country is immune to drought (UN-Water 2021).

This year, the theme of the International Day Against Desertification, and Drought “Rising up from drought together”, emphasises the need of an early action to avoid disastrous consequences for humanity and the planetary ecosystems.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/desertification-day 

Harvard Project Zero Thinking Routine

Same Different Connect Engage

This week’s thinking routine from the Project Zero Thinking Routine Toolbox is Same Different Connect Engage. A routine to nurture empathetic perspective taking and bridge building.

Look at the picture below and answer the questions.

Same In what ways might this person and you be similar?

Different In what ways might the person and you be different? 

Connect In what ways might the person and you be connected as human beings? 

Engage What would you like to ask, say, or do with the person if you had the chance?



Download the template below to record your thinking or unpack your thinking in your writers notebook.

Modelled Thinking

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

Let's Write

Prompt 1

Draw a cartoon to show what it’s like to live in Droughtland Explore the droughtland website to inspire your ideas https://droughtland.com/

Use these examples from the website to inspire your writing.

Prompt 2

Some actions that could help to reduce desertification are:

  • Reforestation and tree regeneration.
  • Water management — saving, reuse of treated water, rainwater harvesting, desalination, or direct use of seawater for salt-loving plants.
  • Buttressing the soil through the use of sand fences, shelter belts, woodlots and windbreaks.
  • Enrichment and hyper-fertilizing of soil through planting.
  • Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), enabling native sprouting tree growth through selective pruning of shrub shoots. The residue from pruned tress can be used to provide mulching for fields thus increasing soil water retention and reducing evaporation.

Choose one action, research and write an information report explaining what the action is and how it could reduce desertifcation.

Prompt 3

Desertification

Watch – When A Town Run Dry a video by Global Oneness Project

Think about your own home, neighborhood, or town. What changes have you noticed locally? Have you noticed less rain and drought conditions, or more rain and increased storms? In what ways have these environmental changes impacted you, your families, and your community?

Make a brief video here https://flipgrid.com/54476c97 to tell us about your community and the environmental impacts you have faced.

Share Your Thinking & Creativity With The World

Place your thinking or writing work 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.

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

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Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality

Mental Health Care For All: Let's Make It A Reality

Mental health does not discriminate. Battling depression and anxiety for the past 25 years I have never shone away from talking about my journey, dark days and times when I really felt like I could not go on. It was talking and sharing my story that allowed me to help others and provide an ear they could talk to. This World Mental Health Day my message is simple ‘Look after each other, but mostly look after yourself. Never feel alone’. 

Bronwyn Joyce Founder and Creator of The Global Write

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. Some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. And services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders have been significantly disrupted.

Yet there is cause for optimism. During the World Health Assembly in May 2021, governments from around the world recognized the need to scale up quality mental health services at all levels. And some countries have found new ways of providing mental health care to their populations.

https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day/2021

Let's Take A Writing Journey Together

What is a Writer’s Notebook Seed?

Writing seeds are the ideas, thoughts or triggers that help inspire new writing. They can be teacher directed or collected by the student in their Writer’s Notebook.

 

This weeks resources are from MargD Teaching Posters
http://margdteachingposters.weebly.com/writers-notebooks.html

Plant Your Seed

Unpacking our thinking can look like many different things, we can use thinking routines, mind mapping and we can also use templates and organisers to support recording our thoughts. 

 

When we think about Mental Health Day what a great way to come together than to share the things we love and hold so close to our hearts. You can do this in so many different ways. You can use the template supplied or you can draw your own heart in your notebook and fill it with words, phrases, quotes, cut outs, pictures and drawings. 

Questions to start you off by Georgia Heard

Template

Sample Ideas

To bring awareness to Mental Health Day this week we are going to share our hearts on a global Padlet. Add your heart by clicking on the +, Let’s make it the biggest and best yet.

Modelled Thinking

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

You can also see my Heart Map on the Padlet https://padlet.com/34jourglobalcla/b4i8e3snaljep5ei

Let's Write Together

Prompt 1

Using http://Buncee.com create your own I Promise …. Poster like these from the Mental health Australia Website https://lookafteryourmentalhealthaustralia.org.au/ 

Take a look at my Buncee and my promise for World Mental Health Day.