Diary of EU & Me

After introducing themselves and talking about their environment, students of each country will create 2 “national” characters (male & female) and write 2 or 3 pages of their personal diary (who they are, how old they are, what type of “person” they are, their occupation). Partner students will exchange the characters and continue their story throu...

Project Guidelines

First Steps: First Term 

Students get to know each other:

  • Sts introduce themselves (personal profiles)
  • Sts get to know their partners (each others' profiles; chat, etc)
  • Sts share Christmas messages and tell the others about Christmas in their own country.

Suggested Products:

  • Class presentation (video, etc)
  • padlet: students registered in the twinspace will publish their posts on a padlet wall (a photo and some information about themselves, something a bit different from their profile photo on twinspace, it could be funny or underline something about their hobbies and tell us more about their personalities or their lives).
  • PP presentation, a presentation of their town, nearby town, way of life.
  • Christmas card and/or pp-video.

In this phase we could organize 2 chats among students and 1 video call /videoconference.

 

Second Step: January + February

 

Students create 2 characters (male & female) and write 2 – 3 pages of their diary (who they are; how old they are; what type of “person” they are; their occupation)

Products:

  • File with the diary pages.
  • File with the drawing/ virtual image (something like avatar) of this "person",  both done by the students who create the character.

 

Third Step: March + April

 

Partner students exchange the characters and continue the story (2 – 3 pages minimum).

Story will be continued in the form of:

  •  a holiday or an exchange programme: e.g. the character can talk in their page about the characters (s)he is spending time with or about a past holiday (they really had gone on, they talk about it as a memory) or about their desire to go on (and they talk about where they would like to go and what to do there). Anyway, this experience has to be in a partner’s country.
  • A typical dinner organized or had by the character, telling about food and cooking traditions.

Products:

  • file word with pages.
  •  photo album with the photos of the place visited (or that they want to visit) during the holiday and of the dishes they have talked about (this could go in another page of twinspace - or in a subpage of the second one -created just for talking about what there is in each country worth seeing or eating).
  • 3-4 Illustrations of 3-4 moments of the life of the character described in the diary pages.

 

Fourth (and last) Step: May 

 

Students prepare the end-product, an eBook with the illustrated story of our characters (about 10 pages per character); students are free to create another kind of product for the character diary of their nationality.

Author: Marisa Rocha
Last editor: Marisa Rocha