Kindred Family History Project

Another excellent Chris Stevens Youth Network project.

Chris Stevens Youth Network

Students from Al Anadalous High School in Morocco, El Nasr College for Girls in Egypt, Pattonville High School and Lincolnton High School in the U.S., and Arwa School in Yemen worked together on a literacy and education and peace education project to share their family history stories. Participating classes exchanges essays they wrote after interviewing family members. Students shared stories about their family histories and how wars, natural disasters, and immigration have affected their families, communities, and countries. Through writing and reading each other’s essays, students learn the commonalities in how world events impact their families.

Teacher Reflection: “Students will be able to see other points of view on a subject and build up online relationships with others. Through asking questions and discussing them with their peers, they will have tolerance to accept the other.” – Marwa, Egypt

Student Quotes:  Students posted stories about their family histories. Several groups focused on the…

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