Tuesday, October 12, 2010

RBC - Free the Children Blue Water Project

Listening Questions
Watch the video carefully and complete the following questions. (Copy/paste and print off these questions, then watch the video)
Answer in JOT NOTE FORM.
1. What charity organization is one of the largest in the world?

2. Why did Lena Baronikian (girl from Toronto) start a Blue Water Project club at her school?

3. How much money have they raised?

4. What is the money for?

5. Name 2 needs that are mentioned in the African community.

6. Why didn't the girls go to school in the community?

7. How long do the girls have to walk to get clean water?

8. What system was brought to the school to ensure that all kids go clean water?

9. Why is it important that this system was brought to the school? (GRADE 8)

10. How does the water system work? Name 3 steps (GRADE 8).

11. How is Alice Malai's life different from her daughter Faith's life?

12. What is the most significant thing that will make a difference in her children's lives? (GRADE 8)

13. Name 2 pollutants that pollute the river water.

14. Do the people know that the water is polluted?

15. Are there other sources in the village?

16. How many times would the girl interviewed at the river, fetch water before school?

17. Was Faith's grandmother, Grace Mosani, allowed to attend school as a child?

18. What were the girls supposed to do when Grace was young?

19. Why did Faith's family put her notebooks and pages from her notebook near the ceiling in their home? 

20. Why is Faith attending school so important to her family? (GRADE 8).

21. How does Canadian student, Lena Baronikian connect to Faith's story? Why does she care?

22. How is the charity at Lena's school making a difference to the lives in Faith's community in Kenya, Africa?

Watch his short film on water...

The following video is for an organzation that is similar to the article in our Global Citizens text, "Kids Encouraged to Build Peace" (p. 25-26) .

After you watch the video and read the article, think about why it's important for kids to learn about respecting the diversity of others and the importance of not only tolerating differences, but appreciating what other cultures have to offer.

Read the following interview from World Vision about Fatmire Feka, founder of Kids for Peace... click on the following link

Fatmire's 2009 Speech from The Eagle Down Foundation on Vimeo.

'In the hearts of people today there is a deep longing for peace. When the true spirit of peace is thoroughly dominant, it becomes an inner experience with unlimited possibilities. Only when this really happens - when the spirit of peace awakens and takes possession of men's hearts, can humanity be saved from perishing.'

-- Albert Schweitzer

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