(June - August)
the manifesto was printed in the 5 different languages that are taught
at school (French, Portuguese, English, Spanish and German). The teachers
of each subject distributed it to the students in class so the same
students (4èmes) discussed the manifesto in at least 4 different
languages. This provided them not only with content and topics to discuss
but was also a useful activity in translation and in building awareness
to the common and different points in each language. A sense of unity,
of working towards the same goal was created as the different language
teachers gathered around the same point. Each
group chose to illustrate one or more particular points of the Manifesto.
Each plot was worked upon in French classes, environmental issues were
discussed in Science, some cartoon techniques and cartoons in English,
perspective in Math, drawing in Art classes .
of 4ème also created questions about geography,
and culture and sports
in Brazil for the game Unite the Nations in November.
(two first weeks of September)
group of students was responsible for one point of the manifesto, which
was written in capital letters in the different languages on a big white
sheet of paper...like a true manifesto. These papers were stuck all
over the school and in the CDI calling the attention of all who went
by. The students from the whole school were invited to come to the library
to sign the manifesto online. The students from the classes involved
took turns in the library to explain and orient the others.
Production 3èmes (October)
of 3ème in Portuguese classes produced booklets on Peaceful Living/Living
better based on discussions held in class.
2ndes and 4èmes
16 th November, "The International Day for Tolerance", students from
the classes of 4ème 1, 4ème
2 and 4ème 3, grouped in teams
of 5, participated in the game "Unite
the Nations", a rally with multiple-choice questions on geography,
history, social issues, arts and sports created by students from each
country. Within the time-span of 24 hours students raced against each
other and time answering questions on other countries. Every two hours,
they were monitored by teams of students
of 2nde and teachers who encouraged and helped them.
the meantime, the other students of 2ndes, in turns, discussed topics
and answered questions connected to human-rights education, environmental
preservation and management, heritage preservation and non-violent conflict
Production 4eme 3 (16th to 20th October)
cartoonist Emmanuel Lepage showed the 4ème3 the different stages of
cartoon making and the students , under
his supervision and that of Mme Nigrin, Arts teacher, created the drawings
for the plots they had developed.
the end of the workshop there was a round
table with Brazilian cartoonists in which students and parents participated.