Global handwashing day is on October 15th. My students will be writing a post on this global event and answering these questions as a post:-
- Why would there be a global handwashing day?
- What purpose would it have?
- Write about good handwashing practise – what is handwashing, why handwash, where…., when…
- Think of at least 12 words that come to mind when you think of handwashing. Put these words into tagul to make your word cloud. When finished grab the code and embed it in your post. Make sure that you refer to the site and link it to tagul.
Blog action day is also on October 15th. The theme this year is climate change. Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance.
It is hoped that some of our global connections will email us a photo of them washing their hands so that we can put these up on our noticeboard for discussion purposes.
It is important that we involve our students and classes in global events such as these:-
Encourages students to think on a global basis.
Gives them an authentic task with a global audience.
Raise awareness of the impact of the H1N1 flu strain, the effects of the current typhoons, tsunamis etc may have on the increase in disease etc
Makes students realise that people throughout the world have similar passions and goals, and if we work together we can start to solve some of the worldwide problems.