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1 The Global Gateway Interdisciplinary Learning Across the World (ENG 1)

2 Focus for Global Warming: Biodiversity & Ecosystem Loss English & Science share readings w/Hydrology & Earth Systems units English & Science share readings w/Hydrology & Earth Systems units Projects interrelated Projects interrelated Writing/research skills intertwined Writing/research skills intertwined Other partner schools contribute to solving the global issue and adding biodiversity & ecosystem loss focus from their part of the world Other partner schools contribute to solving the global issue and adding biodiversity & ecosystem loss focus from their part of the world

3 Partnership w/National Association of Independent Schools The National Association of Independent School's Challenge 20/20 Program brings together several schools - one in the United States and others in another country. The National Association of Independent School's Challenge 20/20 Program brings together several schools - one in the United States and others in another country. Throughout the fall 2007 semester, students and teachers from both schools work together to identify local solutions to a global problem. Throughout the fall 2007 semester, students and teachers from both schools work together to identify local solutions to a global problem.

4 Caretakers of the Environment Why participate in Challenge 20/20? This program provides an opportunity for schools to develop globally based, experiential curricula and to build educational partnerships with schools around the world. Challenge 20/20 students form authentic bonds and learn first- hand about cross-cultural communication. Together, the teams tackle a real problem and then share their experiences Why participate in Challenge 20/20? This program provides an opportunity for schools to develop globally based, experiential curricula and to build educational partnerships with schools around the world. Challenge 20/20 students form authentic bonds and learn first- hand about cross-cultural communication. Together, the teams tackle a real problem and then share their experiences

5 Shared Curriculum Starting in the fall, they begin to work together and have regular communication. They choose from one of 20 global problems described in JF Rischard's book High Noon: Twenty Global Problems., Twenty Years to Solve Them. Starting in the fall, they begin to work together and have regular communication. They choose from one of 20 global problems described in JF Rischard's book High Noon: Twenty Global Problems., Twenty Years to Solve Them. They first research the problem and then begin to identify solutions that can be implemented in local communities. In February 2007, the teacher from the U.S. school will report to NAIS on the team's experience. They first research the problem and then begin to identify solutions that can be implemented in local communities. In February 2007, the teacher from the U.S. school will report to NAIS on the team's experience.

6 Methods for Communication Website Website Blog exchanges between students and teachers Blog exchanges between students and teachers Podcasting Presentations Podcasting Presentations

7 Partner School: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil This partner is seeking a collaboration on project work related to the rainforest, environment, and the Amazon. Students will work to develop questions & be activists for public attitude change. Students will work to develop questions & be activists for public attitude change.

8 Partner School: Balboa Academy (Panama, Panama) Our partner in Panama has a focus on protecting the mangroves in their region. Our partner in Panama has a focus on protecting the mangroves in their region. Student groups have projects which relate to what measures need to be addressed to preserve habitats. Student groups have projects which relate to what measures need to be addressed to preserve habitats.

9 Pajaro Valley High- Science,Technology,Math Science: Hydrology connects to English novels Science: Hydrology connects to English novels (environment issue based) (environment issue based) Technology: Final Drafts & Newsletter Layouts Technology: Final Drafts & Newsletter Layouts Math: Calculations of Watershed Habitat Losses,Pollu- Math: Calculations of Watershed Habitat Losses,Pollu- tion levels tion levels

10 Other Schools-Italy, Africa,Brazil Communications about country, culture, pen pal exchanges Communications about country, culture, pen pal exchanges Partner Schools collaborate to contribute their country data on biodiversity & ecosystem losses due to global warming Partner Schools collaborate to contribute their country data on biodiversity & ecosystem losses due to global warming


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