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1 Building Community Through Shared Memories Verónica Olivares Zapata scrapbooklady.net

2 “Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it.” - George Santayana birdnest.org

3 INTRODUCTION Why did I start this project? Modalities and Disciplines involved in the project - Sociology Psychology Pedagogy creativitymachine.net

4 As a newer school in the community, it takes time to build accomplishments. The students have a lack of belonging because they are not aware of the benefit the school has brought them over the years. PROBLEM creativitymachine.net

5 DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION creativitymachine.net

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9 In order to appreciate something you must identify yourself with it, and so you must know more about it. The school’s 20th anniversary celebration is a perfect time to create new connections and traditions for the school and the community. JUSTIFICATION creativitymachine.net

10 Promote a sense of community at GI School with the use of documentary materials in order to build a stronger identity. GENERAL OBJECTIVE creativitymachine.net

11 Create a documentary that shows the history of GI School from its beginnings in order to show the advances made in the past twenty years Investigate through interviews the lives of the school’s graduates Search the roots of the school and its history - people, places, ideals and so forth SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES creativitymachine.net

12 The creation of a memoir collection at GI School will have a significative influence on the perception that the members of the community and students have of the school, thus generating a greater sense of community. HYPOTHESIS creativitymachine.net

13 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK creativitymachine.net

14 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK creativitymachine.net ANOMY: the lack of rules of an individual. Anomy is the contrary of community. COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE moral collective conscience that contains three elements - duty, commitment and personal responsibility towards the community GEMEINSCHAFT community GESELLSHAFT society ESSENCIAL WILL the basic will to create a social structure of a community (gemeinschaft) RATIONAL WILL secondary will where there is an external interest to create association (gesellschaft)

15 THEORY OF SOCIAL NEEDS AUTHOR: ÉMILE DURKHEIM MODALITY: SOCIOLOGY THEORY OF THE TYPES OF WILL: COMMUNITY AND ASSOCIATION AUTHOR: FERDINAND TONNIES MODALITY: SOCIOLOGY THEORY OF LEARNING COMMUNITIES AUTHOR: THOMAS SERGIOVANNI MODALITY: PEDAGOGY THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

16 FIELD WORK creativitymachine.net

17 METHODOLOGY creativitymachine.net Surveys before and after the application of the project Interviews to get information about the current perspective and materials for the documentary Observations in specific situation where the community showed response to several events

18 OBSERVATIONS creativitymachine.net

19 SITUATIONWHO WAS INVOLVEDOBSERVATIONSWHY IS IT IM PORTANT Pictures Investiagation Date: January 22, 2011 Place: School’s Library Students who were in the library, specificly seniors. The students seem to be very interested in the project. They really like the idea of the time capsule. This is an unexpected behavior, students are actually interested in being involved with the project. Diagnose Realization. Date: February 6, 2011 Place: Classrooms 11 and 12 graders. Studens don’t know the date when the school was foundated. They have to look at the school’s logo in their t-shirts to answer. This shows that students don’t really know very basic things about the school’s history, nor do they know deeper details. Cultural Week Date: February 23 y 24, 2011 Place: GI School’s cafeteria. All highschool students. In one of the activities the students showed the lack of interest and disrispect towards a musical group that was invited to the school. This kind of behavior leaded to the cancelation of the other activities. This shows that students don’t really care about the image they are projecting to the outside community. Confirming my thesis: because they don’t know who they are they don’t love what they have.

20 Letters to the future Date: Mars Place: Classrooms All GI School Students (preeschool to highschool) I observed a very positive response to the idea of writting letters to their future selves. This shows that students are interested in making projections of the school. Also they like to feel directly involved with a futuristic event. Interviews Date: Mars Place: Interviewees’ offices Interviewees Each time someone was interviewed they showed their satisfaction of being included and feeling involved with the project. This is very important because this shows that the project is working The whole community is involved and that the community likes the project. Time’s Capsule Buring Date: May Place: GI School Members of the community The members of the community seem to be very interested in giving a little of themselves to the time capsule. This ceremony, along with the 20 years celebration has generated s type of ritual where the sense of community is showed.

21 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION creativitymachine.net Documentary and written history Picture Time Capsule Sense of Community – Process In Time

22 TIME CAPSULE PICTURES creativitymachine.net

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27 Your Memories at GI School

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37 CONCLUSIONS creativitymachine.net All the objectives were accomplished The hypothesis was validated There is still a lot to do in order for the school to have a greater sense of community, (a process that takes time)

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39 PROJECTIONS creativitymachine.net Over the next ten years, the collection of materials and incorporation of school spirit in the community and school should continue to be developed. The time capsule will be opened in ten years. People who wrote letters will open them and on the back of the letter, they should write a description of what has changed. The investigation then will be about the impact of the project on the sense of community and on the improvements in the sense of belonging to the school in the past ten years and continue into the future.

40 RECOMMENDATIONS creativitymachine.net The area of Community Outreach (Proyeccion a la Comunidad) Should have some type of control through surveys. The idea with these surveys is to know how the perception of the students and the community changes over time. Due to the fact that the sense of community is a process in time, there are lots of rituals that should be kept, as well as many other aspects. (Events, mutual respect, etc.)


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