_Announcing, the Eracism Project 2013
A global student debate that joins diverse cultures and includes authentic debate for global competence and international mindedness.
Eracism Project runs twice a year, full details about how you can participate with your students are found on About Eracism.
Eracism Global Partners Debate!
Schools selected for the Eracism Project 2013 will be asked to enter a 4 person debate team, with the remaining students in the class being researchers around the topic. All students will have the opportunity to be members of the online community surrounding the discussion and debating topic.
TOPIC: The 2013-1 Eracism Project topic is:
"The use of Facebook by students around the world to communicate with one another does more harm than good."
Applications open NOW for ALL projects 2013-14
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The Background Story to Eracism
At the Flat Classroom® Conference in Doha, Qatar in January 2009, a visionary group of students proposed that a series of debates be held to promote awareness of racism on a global basis and how we need to work together to solve the world's problems.
This multi-national group of four students proposed their project and were promoted through an extensive voting process including a global vote on the next project to be run by the Flat Classroom® Project founders, Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay.
Virtual world and digital storytelling pioneer, Bernajean Porter and Peggy Sheehy, saw the proposal and believed this was an important project to pilot. These four educators worked together on a pilot project in which middle school students used VoiceThread to debate "Differences make us stronger" from October - December 2009. The winning two teams completed the process by debating live in a virtual world in December 2009.
This project was piloted as a direct result of student vision but also because of the essential need to bring back fact-based debate and dialog to the curriculum of our schools. After the pilot was completed, organizers have proposed methodologies and the results of the project shared to encourage increased adoption of this model by other schools.
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For more about the pedagogy and benefits of adding global collaboration to your curriculum, buy Julie and Vicki's book Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds from Pearson Publishing. www.flatclassroombook.com