WHAT IS THIS PROJECT? <ul><li>“ What is it like where you live” Journal Project is a “global journal” started by students at Silverdale Elementary School and sent to countries around the world. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Every class at Silverdale sent one journal to a country. In that journal students asked questions about what they were interested in finding out. </li></ul><ul><li>People receiving journals answered the questions, drew pictures and sent them on to another country until late February when they were sent back to us. </li></ul>
Background Knowledge <ul><li>In Art class we write reflections, assess art, evaluate art and sketch in “Art Passport Journals” when learning about art and artists from all over the world. </li></ul>
What is Visual Journaling? <ul><li>Visual journaling is a creative way to express and record life’s experiences, feelings, emotional reactions, or our inner world – visually and verbally. Exploring our own thought process through visual journaling is essential in a world that is in a state of continuous change. </li></ul><ul><li>- Michael Bell </li></ul><ul><li>visual journalist </li></ul>
Introduction to Visual Journaling <ul><li>In class we learned about why artists keep journals/sketchbooks. </li></ul>We viewed the online sketchbooks of Rembrandt, DaVinci, and photojournalist Dan Eldon.
Inspiration The Documentary 1000 Journals is a film by Andrea Kreuzhage about people whose lives are touched by 1000 traveling journals. This film tells their stories. 1000 Journals shares the experience of their worldwide journeys, and chronicles the self-governed collaboration of thousands of random people who have added to this global 'message in a bottle.' Inspiration for the project
Challenges <ul><li>Where are we going to get the money to buy journals? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will we send them to? </li></ul><ul><li>How much will it cost to send them? </li></ul><ul><li>Will this make students cry if their journals don’t come back? </li></ul><ul><li>Will this really work? How much work will this be? </li></ul>
WHO WILL WE SEND THEM TO? <ul><li>Our students, staff, and friends helped us make connections with schools in Palestine and Spain, families in Brasil, England, South Africa, nieces in Italy, foreign exchange students in New Zealand, and UNC global resources in Kyrgyzstan and Republic of Georgia. </li></ul>
? <ul><li>Each class created a list of their own questions to ask our new friends like: </li></ul>
<ul><li>What language do you speak? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your country a democracy? </li></ul><ul><li>What music do you listen to? </li></ul><ul><li>What sounds do you hear outside your window? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have to hunt, or are there stores? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you free? </li></ul><ul><li>Have there been wars there? </li></ul>
<ul><li>We answered our own questions in the journals so that our new friends could learn about us. And then….. </li></ul>
To mail 1 journal to Spain: $6.25 To mail 26 journals around the world: $ 237.50 The look on the postmasters face: PRICELESS
While waiting for journals to return…… We created artwork based on the country we sent our journals to.
<ul><li>Soon we started receiving emails, postcards, and letters telling us our journals made it to their destinations! </li></ul>
TO SCOTLAND My name is Sophie Wood. I live in the city of Glasgow. This is me and my friends wearing our kilts.
TO BRASIL NOSSA BAIRRO (OUR NEIGHBORHOOD) My name is Suzana. I am from Porto Alegre, Porasil. Eu escuto os passaros (I hear the birds outside my window). Sim, Eu assisto American Idol (Yes, I watch American Idol).
TO THE NETHERLANDS TO THE NETHERLANDS Mijn naam is Kazimir Kingma (My name is Kazimir Kingma) Ik krijg zakgeld (I receive pocketmoney)
TO THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA
My name is Tiko. I am 12. I live in fantastic Georgia. Georgia became independent but Russia does not like our independence and in 2008 occupied my country.
My name is Mariam. I am 9. I am living in Napetwrebi. I like fruits. My countrys most typical animal is the Aurochs, the Caucasian Tur. My hobbies are mountaineering, dancing and painting. There was a war in my country last year. Outside my window I watch Georgia’s nature and understand its voices.
My name is Saba Chkheidze. I am 10 years old. I live in Georgia. My city has one beautiful history. That place where Tbilist is now was covered with wood. Where many wild animals were living. Once, when King Vakhtana was hunting his sparrow-hawk followed the fizen Sparrowhawk and fizen fell in the rivine. In this rivine there was warm weather. Because of it King Vakhtana called Tbilisi. My city is 1500 years old. I look from the window, I can see the street, supermarket, cars and high buildings.
TO ENGLAND The Duncan family of Goring-by-sea England We speak a little French. People play football, cricket and rugby.
TO WINDLESHAM HOUSE SCHOOL ENGLAND We eat rare steak with french fries and ketchup. Indis favorite game is rounders. Tillys is hockey. Our home is in London, but we live at school.
TO AUSTRIA WE SPEAK GERMAN. We celebrate St Nicolaus, Christmas and Easter. Also festivals in the village when the cows come down from the high pasture.
TO JAPAN My name is Sierra. I like soba soup, yakisoba, sushi, fish, teriyaki chicken, taco rice. During cherry blossom season (is a time when beautiful flowers bloom). I wear t-shirts, jeans, tennis shoes, and traditional kimono dress.
TO ITALY CHRISTINA MCINTYRE (OUR PRINCIPAL MRS MCALLISTER’S NIECE). THIS IS HER HUSBAND WHO PLAYS BASKETBALL IN ITALY. It is beautiful here. We have singers like Eros Ramazzotti and Vasco Rossi. We can watch tv from USA on our computer.
They eat McDonalds in Italy too! My daughter loves it.
TO SWEDEN My name is Tanja. We have elk and moose. You can ice skate outside during winter on lake. Abba is music band. Watch Dr Phil. Pipi Longstocking is a Swedish cartoon character.
WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR JOURNALS TO RETURN FROM: <ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Kyrgystan </li></ul><ul><li>China </li></ul>
SHARING WITH OTHERS After sharing and comparing journals in Art class, 5 th grader Elizabeth shared them with visitors at the All-County Art Show on March 28.