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1 TIGed: Completing the Picture

2 Lesson Plan Completing the Picture Addressing Stereotypes Objectives: Address common stereotypes about people living in regions outside of Canada To provoke discussion on how a cropped image may be a distorted representation of an original image. Encourage awareness of seeing and understanding the complete picture (literally and metaphorically) before making a judgment. Inspire teachers to address the curriculum they teach with a global perspective Different than their own Materials: Two photos for each pair of students a complete photo (either on PPt or paper) a cropped version of the original photo A description of the photo. PowerPoint presentation including the photographs and descriptions Teachers Notes

3 Procedure: Each group is given a cropped photo (different photo per group) Group members are asked to discuss and/or draw what they feel is needed to completes the picture. (3 - 10 minutes) Using the PowerPoint presentation, bring up one photo at a time and ask the groups to share their thoughts on completing the picture. Share with the audience the complete picture & the story behind it. TakingITClassroom Extension students write a story on the fragments and or complete picture create their own completing the picture using images from TakingITGlobal or elsewhere do a critical analysis of images in the media Activity adapted from: Fountain, S. (August 1995). UNICEF. Education for Development: A Teacher's Resource for Global Learning. Heinemann. Teachers Notes

4 Appendix A Email Template to Artists Below is a template of the email I used to contact the artists. Hi ???????! Your photograph titled ??????? is ???????. My name is ??????? and I am a ??????? at ???????. I am putting together an activity for a workshop of teachers addressing common stereotypes in regions outside of Canada. The goal of the workshop is to encourage teachers to address the curriculum they teach with a global perspective. I hope to design this activity by using photographs submitted by TIG members. I will begin by showing only a section of the image and invite the teachers to discuss or draw what they feel is going on in the photo. After a moment to share ideas, I would like to show the complete image. My hope is to break down the stereotypes of the lives that people lead by these images and spark thought and conversation about the positive aspects of what is going on globally: the achievements, the joy, the empowerment, etc.. I feel commentary by the artist would be a strong close to the exercise and honor the image with the respect it deserves. May I use your photo in this exercise? If yes, and if you have the time, is it possible for you to share with me the story behind this photograph? Do you have any other photographs which you would like to share? Thank you! Teachers Notes

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7 Change of Luck Farmala Khan recently returned to his home village in the east after 25 years in exile. "My house was destroyed, and I had to sleep under a tree with my family," he says. Farmala's luck changed when he was helped by an aid organisation to start a weaving business. Yama Enayat Afghanistan Administrative/Training Assistant, United Nations-UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan) http://profiles.takingitglobal.org/enayatyama

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10 Under the Same Sun Two kids shared a word and a sunlight with the street entertainer on Zagreb's main square. Tomislav Stajduhar Croatia http://profiles.takingitglobal.org/stajduhar

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16 Aspiring Illusion "To some, aspiration for big dreams is an illusion, like the idealistic heaven. To others --especially those who dare climb to their dreams-- the experience is heavenly." Svetlana V. Disko Niagra Falls, Canada

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19 Untitled This little girl is the stereotype! This girl sitting with her brother is from a family of 12 (some are orphans from other family members). Her father is a farmer and has little to sell. She's contributing to the family through taking care of her younger brother. She is unable to go to school and likely never will… Kate Jongbloed Ethiopia Resource Development Officer- Intern, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief- Ethiopia International Development Studies, University of Toronto (Co-op placement)

20 For me the picture is an indication of gender issues, prohibitive education costs, prevalence of HIV/AIDS (causing her family to take in orphans), and limited family planning. She looks right at the camera, strong and proud. People are often quick to find a sad story. But they're just as fast to feel pity- this little girl is so obviously not about pity. Her family laughs and loves and works hard just like the rest of us!

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23 Old Bridge This is a picture of the Old Bridge Ýn Mostar. I took this picture just a few days before its reopening. The original bridge was built in 1566 then destroyed in 1993 in the ex-yugoslavian war. Its reconstruction is as a monument of peace. Tolga Colak Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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26 BANAUE IFUGAO IGOROT IGOROT, Ifugao is surrounded by natural boundaries. On the eastern side between the province and that of Isabela Province is the Magat River; on the western side between Ifugao and Benguet is Mt. Pulag; on the northern part between Ifugao and Mountain Province is Mt. Polis, and on the southern side between Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya is the Lamut River. POCHOLO GONZALES Philippines

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29 the caterpillar When was the last time you saw one of these? With the rapid urbanization it wont take much time until you only see this creature in a picture. How will you explain this creature to your kid? Take action...you owe it to our children. jose aurelio r. lozano Philippines

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32 Russia Through the Eyes of Youth Yuri Russia

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35 Unemployment in Afghanistan is around 35%, according to the government. To help the most vulnerable in the country get back on their feet, aid organizations are providing skills training and small business start-up programmes, like this co-operative which makes women's clothing in the eastern city of Jalalabad. Yama Enayat Afghanistan Administrative/Training Assistant, United Nations-UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan) Unemployment (Women's clothing) http://profiles.takingitglobal.org/enayatyama

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38 Traditions and Progress It is their lifestyle Timur Uzbekistan

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41 Young Girl Learning Mazhar Iqbal Mazhar, Pakistan Journalist, Peace and Human Rights activist, Press for Peace 16,000 of the 80,000 dead bodies found in Kashmir after the massive earthquake of 2005 were children. As we mourn the lost innocence we have to move forward and focus on our survivors especially the surviving young. The number survivors needing assistance were much higher than what the relief agencies had projected…

42 Reconstruction and rehabilitation is expected to take years due to traditional governmental lapses. Though, we are not able to wipe tears from every child's face, Press for Peace is utilizing the best of its sources; the volunteers. These volunteers provide basic schooling and health facilities to the earthquake survivors. The young girl among others shown in this photograph are being taught by a female volunteer teacher in a PFP tent school in the remote valley of Neelum in Muzaffarabad, 150 Kilometers away from Islamabad in Pakistan.

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45 Youth Enriching their Community A big question has always been standing tall, which is will the world ever get better, but the answer is not far as it resides in you and I. Simon Nigeria

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48 Woman With Ropes Plastic and other synthetic fiber that is often used for packaging in India has been twisted together to make sturdy ropes by this very old women who has come to sell them at the weekly market. Its a creative way of recycling fiber that would only be burnt or clog drains or be dumped in landfills. Asma Siddiqua Sayed India

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51 Peace in Palestine! These are a group of kids who welcomed us when we first came to Marda. I remember being so surprised to see how multi-cultural Palestinian society is. Lisa Campbell, TIG alumni Palestine Netcorps Intern, Defensa de Niñas y Niños Internacional - Costa Rica

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54 PC at Boat :: PC at Boat :: In a rural village of Bangladesh ::: Md. Akteruzzaman Bangladesh Founder & President, Bangladesh Youth Forum (BYF) on ICT


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