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KC3~ Kids Creating Community Content Need Audience Sites- Grades 9-12


The KC3 ~ Kids Creating Community Content Contest is seeking audience sites for final student presentations in January and February 2010. Below are the seventeen program descriptions with dates and times they will be offered. All programs are free and many of the times are flexible. We will be scheduling one class for each session and are looking for audience sites that are willing to be active listeners and engage the student presenters in the Q and A session at the conclusion. Your school must have working H.323 videoconferencing equipment and complete an equipment test before scheduling. If you are interested please email your first and second preference to Bev Mattocks at and include your: Teacher Name Teacher Contact Information (email & phone) Class or Subject area School Information State TimeZone 17 High School Programs Missing Ireland in America - What Irish Immigrants Miss when Leaving Home ~ Target Audience grades 9-10 Have you ever wondered how many people have left Ireland and settled in America? Have you ever wondered what Irish immigrants miss about home? Watch this program and see the influence of Irish culture in America. Belfast, Ireland's only Irish language Middle school presents the music, dance and sport showing just how far it has influenced our neighbors “across the pond”. The program topics will include 3 exhibitions that relate to Irish emigration. Students will play a traditional Irish tune "Off to California", students will play footage of New York playing the traditional game of Gaelic Football, and one student will perform a traditional Irish dance. The students will introduce their pieces and ask questions after each piece. Possible Dates: February 28 Time: Scheduling TBD based on time zone A "Quacking" Good Time: Duck Hunting in Southwest Louisiana ~ Target Audience grades 7-12 Combine cold weather, good friends, and the marshes of Southwest Louisiana, and you have one thrilling duck hunt (Cajun style). Join us as we demonstrate how to make a proper hunting blind, how to call various types of ducks, and how to identify them as they fly. The event will culminate in an actual duck hunt. Possible Dates: February 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 Time: Between 9:00-10:45(EST) Creating International Links for Pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties using Videoconferencing ~ Target Audience grades 4-12(would like to connect with a similar classroom with learning challenges) All teenagers love technology and our pupils with severe learning difficulties are no exception. They like to take digital photographs, send and receive email and increasingly use video conferencing/Skype/Facebook to keep in contact with their friends. This project attempts to show how 21st century technology has motivated and encouraged our students to learn new skills and more importantly develop new and lasting international friendships. We are a school for pupils with severe learning difficulties in Derry, Northern Ireland and would like to connect with a school with similar classroom learning challenges. Possible Dates: February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Time: Scheduling TBD based on time zone Tlingit Culture ~ Target Audience grades 6-12 Gain an appreciation for the unique Tlingit culture as we examine the arts and crafts, language, dance, clothing, food and storytelling of this Native American group located in Alaska. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to make dream catchers, participate in a traditional dance, and learn short phrases in the native language. Possible Dates: February 10, 11, 12 Time: : Because of the time-zone this program needs to be scheduled after 11:00AM (EST) Hawaii Under Silent Siege ~ Target Audience grades 6-12 In our videoconference, we'll cover some of the species that live in Hawaii and look at the difference between ‘alien' and ‘invasive’ species. Through interviews with staff from the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium we’ll explore how many of these species arrived and what people are doing to save our native species and improve Hawaii’s environment. Join us for this interactive presentation. Possible Dates: February 9 & 11 Time: 12:30 – 1:30 EST Lessons from our Past and Questions for our Future: Ethics and The Eugenics Project in Vermont ~ Target Audience grades 11-12 When students learn about Vermont's experiment into eugenics in the 1920's and 1930's they are stunned. We are going to explore this topic with the purpose of reconciling this history with our identity as Vermonters in 2010! The application of this study of human racial progress through selective breeding resulted in social control and discrimination in a state with the identity and state motto of "freedom and unity." Students will share their learning through a multi-media format and hopefully, pose questions that will engage our audience in wrestling with these moral and ethical questions. A website on the topic will be developed as a resource for the project. Possible Date: February 10 Time: Prefers afternoon One Halau, One Story, One Family ~ Target Audience grades 6-12 What is the importance of hula, music, flowers, and clothing that helps keep the Hawaiian culture alive? Do you know the significance of keiki hula or the real meaning of a hula halau? Our program will feature the history and importance of hula and how it’s changed over time. Stand up and get ready to learn about Hawaiian culture through dance. Possible Dates: February 2 or 4 Time: 12:30 – 1:30 EST Louisiana's Coastal Parishes: Will they be here in the future? ~ Target Audience grades 7-12 Just as global warming affects the world, coastal erosion affects Louisiana's coastal parishes. Will these parishes even exist in the future? What can be done to prevent coastal erosion? Join us as we find practical ways to restore Louisiana's coastline and preserve our home. Possible Dates: February 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 Time: Between 9:00-10:45(EST) The Day After Tomorrow ~ Target Audience grades 7-9 In the Gaelic language Doire translated as Derry means the "place of the Oak Tree". Our city was founded on ancient woodland owned by the famous Celtic Warrior Chieftain Calgach and our school is situated close to Creggan Country Park. These woodlands once covered the entire island of Ireland but have been reduced to 4% in the whole county. We’ll investigate the decline of the Irish Hare, which is close to extinction, and explore why we must all do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint here in Ireland and save not only our city but our planet for future generations. Possible Dates: February 11 and 12 Time: Scheduling TBD based on time zone Exploring Hawaii's Powerful Resources ~ Target Audience grades 6-12 Everyone is exploring renewable resources and Hawaii is too. What resources are on the islands and how are they being used? Solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, ocean thermal and hydropower energy will be included as we explore the future of energy and the benefits for the ‘aina' (which means "land" in Hawaiian). Possible Dates: February 3 & 10 Time: 12:30 – 1:30 EST The Wonders of Catholic Church Architecture ~ Target Audience: grades 6-12 (would like to connect with another Catholic School) Explore with us the history of architecture in the Catholic Church. We will discuss the evolution of church architecture over the last two millennia, explain the influence geography plays in designing these buildings, and demonstrate the symbols and icons that have been used in Christianity since the time of Jesus Christ. In addition, we will show various churches across the globe and analyze their significant geographical attributes. We will ship pre-cut materials to the school prior to our presentation to allow the class to make their own miniature church during our program. Then, we will help construct the church with the class and discuss how our class made its own personalized churches. Our presentation is meant to enlighten students about the origins of Church architecture, the development of different styles used in this form of art, and the deeper meaning that churches from the past and present really symbolize. Possible Dates: TBD Time: TBD What's Hot, Spicy, and Oh, so good? Cajun Delicacies ~ Target Audience grades 7-12 Known for its unique Cajun cuisine, Southwest Louisiana is the place to be. Join us as we explore Cajun cuisine, and learn firsthand how two Cajun delicacies, boudin and cracklins, are made. Possible Dates: February 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 Time: Between 9:00-10:45(EST) The National Sport of Ireland: Hurling ~ Target Audience grades 7-9 Most of us know about football, basketball and baseball, but what is Hurling? Students from Northern Ireland will they share the details and rules of hurling. What would it take to be successful playing this national sport of Ireland? Join us for this unique cross-cultural experience in sports. Possible Dates: February 8, 9, 10, 11 Time: Scheduling TBD based on time zone The Thrill of the Crawl: Goose Hunting in Southwest Louisiana ~ Target Audience grades 7-12 There's nothing more thrilling than goose hunting in Southwest Louisiana. Join us as we demonstrate how to create makeshift blinds and how to crawl up on the most awesome site ever --- hundreds to thousands of geese nestled in the fields of Southwest Louisiana. Come join an actual hunt. Possible Dates: February 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 Time: Between 9:00-10:45(EST) A Virtual Tour of Belfast ~ Target Audience grades 8-9 Leisure and Tourism students from St. Gemma's High School, Belfast, Northern Ireland invite you on a tour of their city. Join us on this virtual journey as the students enlighten you about the wonders of our vibrant city. Possible Dates: February 10 or 11 Time: Scheduling TBD based on time zone Mardi Gras Cajun Style: Rural Louisiana Mardi Gras Traditions ~ Target Audience grades 7-12 Veer away with us from the glitz and glamour of New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations to explore the rural traditions Mardi Gras. You are in for a treat as we don traditional Mardi Gras costumes, participate in a chicken run, and make a good ole' Cajun gumbo. Our program will focus on the traditions of rural Mardi Gras celebrations, rather than the "big city" celebrations, like New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebrations. Possible Dates: February 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 Time: Between 9:00-10:45(EST) Louisiana's Shrimping Industry: A Struggling Southern Delicacy ~ Target Audience grades 7-12 Witness firsthand how the Louisiana shrimping industry, that has survived countless generations, now struggles to remain a viable industry. Many shrimpers in Lake Arthur, LA, are worried about the future of an industry that has become a lifeline for them and their families. We will educate others about the threatened state of the Louisiana shrimping industry and give others a taste of the tremendous work that shrimpers put in to this threatened industry. Possible Dates: February 2,3,4,5,8,9,10 Time: Between 9:00-10:45(EST)


January 2010 - February 2010