01 Feb Round Square curricular collaboration
A great opportunity to share our gains related to traditions
Us, the grade 4 students, started to work on our slide presentations about Baisoara – and apply knowledge from several subjects: History, Geography, IT, English, Romanian etc. But also: research, analyzing, recording and collecting evidence, putting data together, systemizing, reasoning, public speaking etc. The data we collect will be used by the Tourist Information Center to promote the area and the traditions.
This January we had an unexpected yet so fortunate adding to our plan: we received a message from Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, a Round Square school from Atlanta, USA, looking for a possible collaboration between schools, this spring, on a topic related to traditions.
Their project, run by their creative writing teacher Jim Barton and entitled “Roots and Branches,” is a concept for a project-based-learning exploration of some of the world’s beliefs and traditions. So we found a great partner to share with.
We started to get to know each other and establishing a calendar of sharing information starting this February.
Grade 6 English teachers and their 26 students are happy to join the project.
We will share with our American partners’ information about our city and Cluj county, about Transylvania, then about Romania.