Walls of Connection
Young people talk to each other about their image or dream of the future. Together they visualize this. An artist converts this into a mural that is filled in by participants. Everyone comes together to color the wall and community!
→ citizenship: it makes young people aware of the world around them and their possible contribution
→ digital literacy: youngsters create virtual drawings
→ creativity: they need to visualize (draw) their image or dream of the future
→ community project: painting an actual wall or displaying it as a digital art object and invite the community for the opening.
Every project consists of 5 lessons, including home works and community activity. They utilise the Blended Learning approach – a combination of teacher-led virtual and in-class lessons, individual tasks and group work offline and online. However, the final decision on the format is up to a teacher, based on resources and technology availability.
To set up one of Walls of Connection projects click on the icon with chosen language below and download project materials on different topics.
Project materials include:
– a master Project Plan with detailed instructions and links to connected materials;
– presentations for each lesson;
– handouts for students.
There are two topics available right now in each language: Life Now and Then and Heroes. Teachers may also download materials and use our Walls of Connection technique as a template for any other topic relevant for their students.
Together we can create a bigger impact. Have you created your own materials on important topic using provided technic and lesson template? Are you willing to share them with other educational professionals on ACT! in Education Lab? Come in contact with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will upload your lesson plans in English or in your local language and let teachers community know about new topics available.