Task 4: And now..setting into the village!

 Congratulations !


 You have successfully registered in the Rainbow Village Golden Book, you have endorsed new avatar identities and you have met your fellow survivors.

 The dragon has allowed you to go in and the half men and half sea creatures are leading you to the village door ... Only a few meters more

It is a huge golden door with jewels and stones that shine in the sun and flash blue, green, red ... lights. You push it harder and harder. But ... what is happening ??? why can't you open it ?

Suddenly a survivor shouts :

"Look ! In the hole ! A scroll ! Let's read it and see what it says !"

A dragon lies asleep behind the door thus blocking access to your Village. Listen to this song, sing its first stanza and the dragon will wake up and the door will open

Full of hope, you enter when, all of a sudden ... you feel swept off the ground by powerful robots and taken to a desert place ... A creature half fairy and half mermaid looms up  

Hark dear fellows !

This is it ! you are face to face with your new destiny.  Just a tiny piece of land and in your hands it will grow into a village and even a kingdom. Now it is up to you ! Build your village from the ground up and create your village to your image

Imagine a village with no boundaries ...



     Activity 1 : manufacturing of project scrap book, “The Rainbow Village scrap book”

    Potential cooperation with arts teacher.

    This activity is to be initiated by the French students.

    Each time a school receives the scrap book, its students write comments and adds their pictures. Then they post this scrap book to the next country. The  scrap book should be kept for a maximum of one week.

    The students take A4 white or coloured pages. They assemble them : they number the pages, they make four holes in them, if there are several sheets, a rope holds them together. They  take pictures of the project members. They stick their pictures onto the A4 pages. They add written messages to comment their pictures. They collect all these documents (pictures + messages) in view of manufacturing a scrap book. They try to make their scrap book as attractive as possible.

    Scan (or take pictures) of the pages you have added to the scrapbook (in case it gets lost !) and take pictures of your students as they are manufacturing their scrapbook.

    Here is the ‘travel plan of the scrapbook : France-Italy-Greece-Turkey-Romania-Slovakia-Poland-UK-France

    There will be a new folder in the staff room where all partners should send their school addresses.  

    Activity 2 ( deadline March 11th) : designing of virtual scrap book, one scrap book per school (for the countries with several groups, only one age group prepares the virtual scrap book).

    Potential cooperation with arts teacher.

    1) The students take pictures of the project participants

    2) They take pictures of their school (including places and people who work there)

    1. They collect all these documents into a virtual scrap book under “smilebox”http://www.smilebox.com/fr/

    4) They add comments and personalize their virtual scrap book

    5) This virtual scrap book is posted under “who we are” on twinspace.  Partners should embed their smilebox presentation in the blog.  They can also add the photos they used to create it in the file archive under the blog. 

    Activity 3 (deadline April 1st) : manufacturing a model of the Rainbow Village 

    1) The students form up to 10 groups (preferably the same groups as in task 3)

    2) Each student can choose his job : (see reference document : “vocabulary on jobs” left on the project “Language Corner” in our twinspace

    3) Designing the village map : a) each country/group (for classes with several classes) draws a map of his village with its streets, b ) each country/group gives names to the village streets, c) to bring this village to life, each country/group selects official and government buildings (for example, a townhall …) and shops (for example, a bakery …). Monuments can be added, if necessary. d) each country/group places these buildings and shops on the map

    4) Manufacturing a model of the Rainbow Village : this village should be environment-friendly. The teachers can choose between two solutions depending on their students'age and the ICT tools available at their schools. Potential cooperation with science/biology teacher.

    a)  students draw, cut and colour (paper and scissors) models of the various buildings and glue them on cardboard. Trees and rivers could be added. Potential cooperation with arts teacher.

    b) students can design a model of their Rainbow Village using http://sketchup.google.com/Potential cooperation with ICT teacher.

    5) The students vote for the best model

    6) Each country/group writes a leaflet for the tourist information board of his Rainbow Village including pictures of the model he has manufactured or a link to his sketchup model. This document should include a short description of buildings (including size, colour, material, number of floors ...) (see reference documents left in the project “Language Corner” in our twinspace “prepositions of place”, “model of description”).

    7) The leaflet is posted on the Rainbow Village Log Book (e-book)

    Activity 4 (deadline April 18th: electing the mayor of the Rainbow Village.

    1) The students form 10 groups 

    2) Choosing polling rules :

    a) Each group proposes five polling rules to be included in the Rainbow Village Constitution (on the forum)

    b) These rules are then discussed with the other groups and five rules common to the village are chosen and defined

     c) These rules are gathered in the Rainbow Village Constitution Book (an e-book).

    3) Choosing a Constitution :

    a) Each group proposes five rules to be included in the Rainbow Village Constitution (on the forum)

    b) These rules are then discussed with the other groups and five rules common to the village are chosen and defined

     c) These rules are gathered in the Rainbow Village Constitution Book (an e-book)

    4) The students take up their new characters/avatars identity they created in the course of  task 3. Each partner-country should propose its candidates to become mayor of the Rainbow Village among the new characters/avatars that students have created in task 3.  

    5) A programme is drafted and presented on bill/poster :

      a) each candidate/avatar makes 5 proposals

    b) each candidate/avatar creates his own poster

    6) These bill/posters are gathered in the Rainbow Village Constitution Book

    7) Each avatar-candidate (with the help of his group) orally presents his programme. It is up to each teacher to choose the delivery means : these speeches could be either video recorded ( to be watched by other students) or recorded using a voki or a video conference could be organized for the schools who want to and who have the tools. This recording could take the form each country wants ( for example, interviews by journalists from the Rainbow Village Gazette, or just speeches ...).

      8) Within each country, the students vote. The results are collected by the teacher and the mayor is appointed.