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Dream Tours

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The project is about appreciating one’s own culture while learning about others. Students create virtual invitations on the Dream Tours website to attract other students to visit their countries. Participating schools can RSVP to the invites by expressing their interest to “visit”. Following an exchange of information between the students – through photos, anecdotes, videos, etc. – knowledge about their dream destinations broaden and awareness on other cultures develop. Participants demonstrate how much they have learned by creating their Dream Tour video about their selected destination through their newfound discoveries. They will also use this video as a marketing tool to attract peers to visit their dream destination.

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iMagz – Making Myself Heard

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iMagz is an online platform for creative self-expression. It provides an avenue for students to voice their thoughts and opinion on any topic they choose. Self-expression can come in many forms; it can be through debate, writing poems, creating art, making posters, producing videos and taking photographs. iMAGZ becomes a meeting place for discussing topics and issues students care about. Two issues of a magazine (print and electronic versions) compile the works of the students over the project period.

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International Village – Thumbs Up for SketchUp!

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The architectural style of buildings varies from country to country. People often don't realise that the design of their houses is related to their own culture. Students and teachers go on a learning journey to find out more about the history of buildings and the architectural styles present in their own cities; then contrast them with those of other countries. With the use of a 3D-modelling software called SketchUp, students create mock-ups of buildings typical of their country’s architecture. An international village is created from the collection of buildings created by students from the different cultures they represent.

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Chain Stories

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Students are organised into groups and are tasked to write stories with two possible scenarios for each chapter. A special adventure unfolds as the reader gets deeper into the story, which begins with a basic plot and can have many possible endings. A chapter is put together every month; and students get to choose which stage of story they want to collaborate on. Finalised entries are uploaded on the project portal, where students and teachers can read the stories and discuss possible twists in the story plot. The result is a collection of six stories ranging from fairy tales, thriller and fantasy, each with their own multiple - and unique - endings.

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Let's Eat

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Food, though often unobserved in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, can tell a lot of things about local customs. Students explore the culinary heritage of Asian and European countries through exchanges of information about the origin and use of particular ingredients used in creating a typical dish. They share recipes and try cooking dishes from another country in class. They also learn how ingredients are used for different purposes such as for medicine and cosmetics. As culminating activity, students showcase their creativity in organising food-related activities in their school of communities.

 

 
 

The Time Machine

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Taking inspiration from the success of the “Magic Flight to Berlin” in 2012, a new destination is selected for this year’s journey – India. Travel to India is like journeying on a time machine, as it is a convergence zone where the past, present and future meet; making it an ideal place to discover and explore. Students learn to research, document and interact with peers to gain insights into the unique culture of India, whilst sharing opinions and discussing topics that affect young people along the way. Students also collaborate on the production of an interactive presentation summarises what they learned.

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