This presentation was delivered to the Five Nations Network Annual Conference on 1st December 2011. It outlines the collaboration between two schools in Ireland and two school in England on national identity.
Introductions to the people involved in the projects.
Give out 5 Nations quiz for participants to complete.Icebreaker and acknowledgment that there are things that we may not know about ourselves and each other! As well as things that we share.
Explanation of how the project progressed logistically.
Interesting international events taking place at each step of our journey made us reflect more deeply on the nature of Citizenship and Values Education and how the outside world impacts powerfully on the Citizenship classroom.
Introduction to the classes taking part in the project.
Explain first lesson. Hand out Ven diagram for participants to record answers to the questions above. This is the kind of task the students did. Show results from students and discuss implications. What similarities and differences do we see?
Participants do part of the second lesson with their Ven diagrams, identifying similarities between the countries. What do you notice about the responses? About the young people’s responses?Students evaluation of the project handed out to participants for comment.
Looking at student work from lesson 2.What questions have been raised as a result of this work?
Shows a range of things that students thought they had in common with each other. Discussions were generated from this.Future developments as a result of this visit include School Council linking.
Challenge!Explain the challenge for participants to find someone to partner with and decided on a small scale project to carry out and then log their thoughts, work produced, results, etc on the blog for this project – 5Nations.tumblr.com
5 nations presentation meeting the cross curricular challenge
Meeting the cross-curricular challenge in the classroom A teacher exchange Nov 2010-Dec 2011
TEACHER EXCHANGESandeepPhagura Corelli College, EnglandKathryn Moore St Dominics College, IrelandSuzanne Ryan Holy Faith, IrelandMichelle Springer Thomas Tallis School, England
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE IRISH? Video of Irish School here Shows Irish students stating what they think it means to be Irish and demonstrating some of the traditional arts and dancing. This will be made available after permissions have been gained from students’ families
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ENGLISH? Video of Irish School here Shows Irish students stating what they think it means to be English. This will be made available after permissions have been gained from students’ families
PHASE 2 – ENGLAND VISIT Video of English School here Shows the fist visit by Irish teachers to the English Schools. Students state what it means to be English and learn some of the Irish language and Irish dancing. The film also shows them receiving their postcards. This will be made available after permissions have been gained from students’ families
LESSON 2Ireland & EnglandWhat do we have incommon?