This videoconference series in March and April of 2006 brings the world’s youth face-to-face with their peers in Mozambique to discuss and learn about their respective cultures. Here are some of the topics that will be discussed during the March and April connections:
- We are as one (breaking the ice)
- What are our similarities and differences?
- Independence and Civil War
- Gender Issues I
- Gender Issues II
- A Wild Elephant
- What we have Learned
A series of classroom-to-classroom and remote broadcast conferences (with experts speaking from remote onsite locations) provides a collaborative global education experience.
Here are questions asked by students in today’s videoconference:
- What is unique about your town, city or country?
- What do you do for fun and what are your three (3) favorite bands?
- What is your favorite class in school?
- Is there a lot of tourism in Mozambique?
- Do you have a traditional food?
- What kinds of sports do you play in Mozambique?
- Who do you think is going to win the World Cup?
- What are your favorite movies?
- What are your thoughts on child abuse in the US?
- What do you think about HIV Aids? (Interesting fact – there are 1 million people in Mozambique with Aids).
- What is the one thing you could not live without? Mozambique answer: FAMILY
- If you could take a trip anywhere in the world where would you go? Mozambique answer Brazil – Why to see all the pretty girls.
- Mozambique asks: What do you think about the show “American Idol” and “Jerry Springer” – Interesting answers.
- How is the educational system in the US?
- What are your aspirations for the future?
- What holiday do you celebrate in Mozambique?
- Who are your role models?
- What do you think of the legalization of prostitution and drugs in the US?
It was interesting to learn that most of the students in Mozambique can speak at least 4 languages. United States students were entertained by singing and dancing from Mozambique students.
-by Elaine Shuck, Guest Blogger