I manage a ning social network called "School Beyond the Walls
" gathering teachers and students of many european countries (mainly France, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia...).
On next february, my students (Grade 8) will watch with me an important documentary film, "Promises
". But, this movie was filmed before the Second Intifadah, and i need to inform my students of the current situation (not the same, as you know...). I wondered if some of them would be interested to join us by distant collaboration to answer to the questions i hope my students ask to any person living in Israel or Palestine. I have added new materials about this movie, specially two videos (part 1
and part 2
) showing how the seven children involved in the movie's project had grown up. You'll find other materials like an exhibition of palestinian children paintings
, also a presentation I realized a few years ago about A Wall and Olive Trees
, and soon many pages about the history of israelo-palestinian conflict since 1948 to commemorate the 60 years of this tragic war (i need help if you like history anf if you want to compare how this history is taught differently in different countries).
Three ways to participate:
- chat with Skype
- visio if you can (i'll tell you the dates later)
- reply to questions asked by my students, not only about the movie and the history, but also about daily life in Israel and Palestine
Ideally, if you are teacher, it would be a great pleasure to invite you with your students in our network 'cause Europe and Middle East have a common History... AND A COMMON FUTURE ;-)
from School Beyond the Walls