Integrating the Australian Curriculum Using Web2.0
 

The Miniature Earth Video
Following on from my work this semester at UNI based around the subject of social justice and how education can be seen as an act of social justice; this video speaks clearly about the world we live in. If the world's population was broken down into a representative 100 people, what would it look like? Does the world's resources, finances and energy represent this break up of our population?  Should it?  This video would speak clearly to students in Australian classroom's, who are on the whole wealthier than a large proportion of the world's population and similarly have greater opportunities through the ability of work, running water, food etc. 


Uses for Education: 
This video could be used in an English lesson to look at ways of communicating. The video has only picture and written words. This is a social justice resource as it allows for those people who are hearing impaired. HSIE Outcome: CUS2.4 - [Describes different viewpoints, ways of living, languages and belief systems in a variety of communities].  Students could break down their classroom, use Maths to find out the percentages of different cultural groups in their class and make up their class' miniature earth.  From there they could create a video like the one shown above or some other way of displaying the information. 


Note: I am now going to start including a Uses for Education section in each post. This is a technique used by rmbyrne in freetech4teachers blog which I have much respect for. 
01/05/2010 07:13

This is a great video!

I have used it with my intermediate students to trigger discussion on social justice, being grateful for all you have and how to give back.

Vicky Saumell
Argentina

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01/05/2010 18:34

Very powerful video. Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your teaching and what you have learned from it. I wish more pre-service teachers (and even veteran teachers) would do the same.

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12/30/2010 00:39

The value of a man is not in his skin, that we should touch him!

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