Around the World without Leaving the Classroom
This presentation will demonstrate and describe an integrated and multi-faceted project for students in grades 9-12 called the “Web City Project.” This project uses the Web and Microsoft Office to increase multicultural awareness, promote better understanding of world cultures, increase communication skills, and develop critical computer applications skills. Students learn to use the Web as an effective research tool and Microsoft Office programs to prepare and present the various parts of the project, all while developing writing, math, problem solving, creative thinking, organization, communication and world language skills. Students choose a world city and write a research paper, plan a budget and itinerary for a trip, and give a multimedia presentation about the city and planned trip. Participants will receive and discuss details about each part of the project, view samples of student work and presentations, and reflect upon the impact this project may have on increasing the multicultural awareness of their own students.
Wayne Prescott (United States)
Litchfield High School
(60 min. Workshop, English)