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Global Citizenship: Learning to be the Best FOR the World!

Posted by on March 12, 2014

It is time … to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

~Maya Angelou

This is a VERY special movie made especially for our School Trustees! We sure hope you ENJOY it!

We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.

~ Desmond Tutu

Special credit for photos:

The cultural iceberg: The image by James Penstone is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

Einstein’s Curiosity photo: Flickr Creative Commons Bionicteaching

6 Responses to Global Citizenship: Learning to be the Best FOR the World!

  1. Mr. Campbell

    Hi Battalion Bloggers,
    Every day that I get to be the principal at Battalion Park school, I am amazed at the great students and great learning that happens in Battalion Park School. The movie I saw tonight is just a wonderful example of the tremendous questions and answers about which you inquire. Isn’t it neat to learn about other people from other parts of the world and find out the things that make you unique and the things that are the same about all of us!

    The movie really helped me understand about the global journey you have been on and how we can help others once we understand them more. I wish all adults in the world knew that.

    Thank you for taking the time to record your learning so that we can present it to the Trustees. Can I come visit you and thank you in person?

    Cheers
    Mr. Campbell

    • Mrs. Renton's Mom & Dad

      We LOVED your Animoto. You have done an excellent job of presenting what you have learned about other cultures. Your sincerity and enthusiasm is so refreshing. We find that we are learning too from the way you share with everyone who reads your blog. Thank you!!

      • The Battalion Bloggers

        Hello Mrs. Renton’s Mom and Dad!

        We were REALLY excited to see that you left a comment for us on the blog! We really LOVED the Animoto too because it was fun to make. Thank you for leaving us lots of compliments because it makes us feel warm inside! Mrs. Renton tried to show us the picture of the free little library that you sent to her but she couldn’t find it. We hope you can send it to her again because we would really love to see it! You know how much libraries MEAN to us!

        We are going to put more posts up, between now and the end of the year, so you can learn even MORE about our learning! When you send Mrs. Renton good videos she often shows them to us and so we get to learn from YOU too!

        Once again, thanks for leaving us a comment on the blog!

        The Battalion Bloggers 🙂

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Mr. Campbell!

      Thank you for leaving us a comment on our blog! Sorry it took a little while for us to reply … we’ve been a little busy making some new posts … and changing the world!!! 😉

      We loved making the movie for the Trustees. We had a quick sneak peak and then took it back down off the blog so that it would be a surprise for the Trustees on April 1st. It will be back up and running in time for the our Grade Sixes to share it at the meeting! Our WHOLE class loved the movie TOO! We like it because it shares what we’re learning and what we think is important. Animoto is easy to use and makes us look professional!

      You can DEFINITELY come to our classroom ANY time … not just to say thank you in person!

      The Battalion Bloggers 🙂

  2. Karen Campbell

    Thank you for sharing your experience as a Battalion Blogger on this very thoughtful and inspiring video presentation. This morning I had an opportunity to work with the grade 6 students who will be speaking on behalf of all Battalion Park students. During their presentation on April 1st there is a point where one of the grade students introduces your video. She said she is so proud to be able to do this. Turns out this student was in grade 3 the first year of the Battalion Blogger project and she’s pleased to see your work continue.
    PS I don’t think Hamster !! sounds very tasty either. 😛

    • The Battalion Bloggers

      Hi Mrs. Campbell!

      Thank you for leaving us an AWESOME comment on our blog! It’s REALLY exciting when we get comments and compliments from our Principal and our Assistant Principal! We are glad that the Grade Six students will be sharing our video and our work with the Trustees on April 1st. We think it is VERY special that the student who is introducing our video was also a part of our Peruvian library journey!

      We agree … we think both hamster AND guinea pig don’t sound very tasty … but … we’ve definitely discovered that different cultures have different traditions. Often, people eat what is available in their environment. We have to remember that just because it’s different doesn’t make it wrong!!! 😉

      The Battalion Bloggers 🙂

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