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Future Citizen: An IEARN Project

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Summary: A project that develops youth who will use their leadership skills in their local community and globally.

Description:

The project focuses on rights and duties of the citizen, tolerance and freedom, civic responsibilities and engagement. Between September and May, students will research laws, elections, and governmental systems in their own country as well as complete a service learning project such as a voter registration drive, volunteering for a candidate, volunteering at the polls, or writing letters to government officials about important community issues. Students will monitor the international press for reports on human rights and election results. Students will create a documentary of their work in a photo journal, video tape, or multimedia presentation. This work will be shared in the forum and on a project website.

Possible project/classroom activities:

  • Learns and participates in the diplomatic process of consensus building and open debate and discussion.

  • Identifies and considers major concerns facing the local and global community.

  • Recognizes the political forms in existence locally and globally.

  • Shows an understanding that citizenship in a nation includes both responsibilities and rights.

  • Identifies alternative methods of conflict resolution and applies to appropriate situations.

  • Describes and exhibits characteristics of good citizenship skills. Organizes and participates in community activities

Facilitator(s): Mae Huang, Freda Goodman

Country: United States

Languages: English

Student Age Level: 12-14, 15-18

Dates: September to November, January to April

Contributions: Students who will engage and in building a civil society, safe, and peaceful world.

Outcomes: Students are involved in problem solving in their communities by taking part in research, group discussions, field experiences, meetings, video conferencing, letter writing, and creating multimedia presentations


Go to Wallwisher , Prezi, or Glogster. Create an introduction for your school, teacher, and student participants in the project. Create and publish your introduction, capture the link, and post it on your school or country page on the Wiki.


Future Citizen Project Plan.docx: (Here is our suggested plan. You may adapt it to meet your curriculum needs and to incorporate current issues.)

​Example Project Activity:

Video Conference: Feb 13, 2011 (hosted by Tunisia)

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Tunisia Students Celebrate One Year Anniversary of Arab Spring
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Miami Country Day School Journalism Students
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This past week it was exciting to participate in a video conference with journalism students in Miami, FL and students in Tunisia who were celebrating the first anniversary of their revolution. The Tunisian students are eager to learn what this new democracy means to them. As one Tunisian wrote “...our precious Tunisia is facing a new era. In fact, it is from this African country that what people call ' the Arab Spring ' sprang. This turning-point in our history will undoubtedly influence our view of our duties and rights and those of our children as future citizens.” These students along with others in the US, Taiwan, Yemen and Iraq will be studying the democratic process in their countries and others.