InStill Life Project Day One - OlivesPREPARATION for 30 studentsTeacher: Ask teacher to: Have desks in squares of 4’s, & ask students to bring a plate to school.SIFE: To get the day before: FOOD: 1 Litre Kalamata Olives, 8 loafs of french bread and one can of olive oil, optional- Feta Cheese - 1 kilo SUPPLIES 30 Napkins, 30 forks, 8 table cloths, bunches fresh flowers, 8 Flower vases, small bowls for olive oil Extra dinner plates, (not plastic) PROPS Powerpoint presentation, Finished card examples, Duo tangs (project binders)Training Video on Socrated.com site http://www.socrated.com/courses/259Slide Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/secret/bVV9EOWlY4MyJ9 Slide Suggested Key Phrases •Introduce yourself and SIFE. •SIFE is a student run non for profit organization •basically we help the community’s needs for free. •“How many of you have had food?” •SIFE is working with an organization called OliveUs that invites students to help farmers around the world bring more food to themselves, their family and their community. Introduction •OliveUs was started by Nikos Theodosakis, who owns a Greek restaurant called Theo’s in Penticton. •He created a project for schools called InStill Life. •Nikos asked us to tell you about this project to see if this is something that you may want to do as a class. •FOR STUDENT DISCUSSION •Now who here wants to make change or a difference in the world? •What kind of change would you like to make? Who would you like to help? •there were some Students like yourself who also wanted to make the same kind of change and Nikos had the idea of using art to create that change!
Slide Suggested Key Phrases •InStill Life is a project that lets students create real change in the world. •In this project, students create paintings of food, called still life paintings, and then those paintings are turned into gift cards just like these. (Handing out of InStill Life card examples) •As you can see the artwork is on the front and a portrait of the artist and theirExplanation biography is on the back •The students then sold the cards to their friends, neighbours, parents, grandparents, and to people all around the community. The cards were also sold in stores, the art gallery, and at Theo’s Restaurant. •So once the cards started to sell, the class put their money together and started lending the money to people around the world who were looking to create change in their lives by starting a business or by growing their business . •So the stuedents were not giving their money away. •They were lending their money- lending the money they made to someone to start or grow their business, and then that person in the other country, promised to pay the money back, so that the students could help someone else start studentsanother business. made the cards, sold the cards, and then lent •So, or grow created a painting, the money- to people like Joyce Dodo who lives in the South Sudan. •Does anyone know what continent that country is in? (Africa) •Joice has a bakery and makes these fantastic breads, that look like donuts, and she sells them to people in her village and to travellers, thats how sheExplanation makes money to support her three children and to earn the money they need to go to school. •Joice asked to borrow money to open up a bigger bread making business. The students sent Joice some money, and then after about ten months, Joice paid the money back, just like she promised. •So the students lent the money, got it back after some time, and then lent it •In their first year, the students lent money to forty different farmers and people out again the next year to another person involved with food production. who work in food production or who create food, like Joyce. •What is interesting is all the people the students lend money to are having a chance to create change in their lives and to not just be given money but be given an opportunity to create a life that they would like to have for their family and village. Sometimes that means a little more food, a little more comfort, warmth, security, education, - or even just a little more time to enjoy their family.
Slide Suggested Key Phrases •This is an example of a program that can be done somewhere like HERE! In the classroom, that will have a impact on people all around the world, not just this year but many years to come and we love the fact that they will pay us back so we can than lend out the money out again to other people. •Does this sound like something you would like to do as a class?Invitation •DISCUSSION/ ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? •Ok, lets have a VOTE •Who is in favour of doing the instill life project to help people around the world and to create positive change •SHOW OF HANDS? •Seeing as you are interested to help create this change than we should officially long does it So first create change? very much for going forward • How go forward. take to of all thank you (Applause!) change can happen instantly, how is that possible? • sometimes • DISCUSSION ABOUT CHANGE-invite students to dialouge about change • Sometimes you can create change immediately just by deciding to do something, or by thinking about something in a new way.Change • For instance, right now you think you are in a class room right?, NO you are in a Greek Restaurant • Okay lets create change quickly by being in a Greek Restaurant. • Ok, one person from each group of four come and get a tablecloth and then please set your table. Then get your plates out and put them in front of you. • A new person from the group come and get napkins. • A new person come and get cutlery. • Come and get some flowers •Ok, Who here SET UP THEIR before? • STUDENTShas had an olive TABLES •Okay let’s eat some Olives, •HAND OUT bowl of olives and put in middle of desks •olives are a kind of a fruit, they grow on trees, and they are picked and then soaked in a salty water to become juicy and flavourful.Eating Olives •Olives have been around for 6000 years so people like us have been eating these little fruits, •How many of you have heard of ancient civilizations like ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt? people who lived in ancient times ate these very same olives, and here we are still eating these, 6000 years later, isn’t that cool?
Slide Suggested Key Phrases •HAND OUT an entire loaf of french bread, uncut, let them tear them with their hands. •HAND OUT plates of feta cheese •HAND OUT bowls of olive oil. •so these olives come from Greece. They are an example of a kind of food that doesn’t grow in Canada and that we Import into our country. •Food SourcesForeign Foods •Can you think of other food that we import from other countries? •DISCUSSION •if time allows, show Helman food import video, located at Food Sources •--http://vimeo.com/5477517 Local Foods •what kinds of food do you think we grow in Canada that we export, or send, to other countries? •what kinds of food grow in and around our community or in this province? •why do you think it is a good idea to eat locally grown or produced foods? •environmental reasons? economic reasons? nutritional reasons? •DISCUSSION •Did you also know that Olives and olive oil are some of the most healthy foods to eat in the world? •what are some more example of healthy things to eat, •How about not so healthy •DISCUSSIONEating OlivesProject Binder Ok, let’s hand out these project pages, and let’s take a few minutes to record some thoughts on olives and some of the other things we talked about. So here’s what we would like you to remember from today’s food celebration. Food connects all of us, and the InStill Life project is about connecting to the rest of the world through food. So next time we meet, we are going to begin learning about still life paintings and getting ready to create our own still life paintings.Explanation Any questions? Thank you very much for joining in this celebration of food in this journey of creating positive change in the world!