Delphine Normand

Country: 
Spain
Valencia

French teacher in Spain.

Life-long Learner

 

Web page: https://shapingthefuturetogether.blogspot.com/

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School: La Purísima Valencia EFI

Projects 2019

WEEK1: Exploration of Climate Change: CAUSES

It's tough to handle in just a week all the thinking of Students about Climate Change but after hard brainstormings to explore the real causes of such a climate crisis...here, the awesome results :

'Students collaborating like scientific apprentices, dealing with such a delicate issue and in French...'

 

1- The main differences to know about Climate & Weather (developing background knowledge)

2- Their personal definition of Climate Change.

3- Development of their own prediction-hypothesis on the fact that climate is changing.

4- Their conclusions why Humans are causing the climate?

WEEK 2: The global effects and local effects of Climate Change

Climate change is real and has been caused by mankind: It is a fact. Students from Spain have spent the last 2 weeks brainstorming about the causes & Effects of Climate Warming...There is already a 97% consensus on this among climate scientists. Solutions for global warming must come at the individual level, also come from governments, at the national level, but, equally important is what from schools We all  can do: Educators together with Students to combat the consequences of climate change .WE are on time to launch solutions against global and local warming. After 2 weeks of awesome brainstorming, Students are prepared to find and take action...

WEEK 2: Focusing on the local effects, specially in the Mediterranean region of Spain

A student's grandfather interview about the climate warming in Spain: Times have changed and it´s hard now to harvest , no more rain nor snow in winter...

WEEK 2: Focusing on the local effects, specially in the Mediterranean region of Spain

A student's grandfather interview about the climate warming in Spain: Times have changed and it´s hard now to harvest , no more rain nor snow in winter...

WEEKS 3 & 4: Let's find Solutions to Climate Change and TAKE ACTIONS!

After 4 weeks of intensive brainstorming, my 37 Students (from La Purísima EFI Valencia - Academic French Subject, aged 16 to 18) are being almost 'experts' in #ClimateActionP. 

Yet, we haven't totally finished our Adventure: with the last but not the least part of this awe-inspiring Project, we are going to keep sharing solutions with our local community and other worldwide schools taking part in this global project and we will actually take Actions with #PlantED at the end of November to plant Trees in Naquera township, a village near Valencia in Spain. 
We will also set up an exposition to divulge all the great ideas that our students came to in order to inform our School Community about the Climate Change issue in a didactic way.

 

So that, the Educational journey undertaken in early October will go on to keep us aware of the delicate situation we are all in!!!

Indeed, we still have a long way to traverse as Global Citizens but it has been a smart start to begin acting as individual human being to help changing the predestinate future of our Planet Earth if we still conduct ourselves that way... 

 

As teacher, I must also enhance that I've been learning a lot, thanks to your great Lesson Plans Koen, and that I'm looking forward to endorsing the next mission.

 

Solutions PLEDGE

- In the schoolyard and at home: Separate to Recycle correctly: Reuse, Repair and Donate. Donate clothes, school supplies and books from previous courses to NGO associations to also be in solidarity with the needy. Promote zero-waste break: reusable lunch boxes and flasks.

 

- Reduce the use of polluting means of transport avoiding air travel, cars ... using public transport, bicycles, or going on foot to the hangout sites, driving hybrid or electric cars.

 

- Do not buy harmful products for the environment of multinational brands that only care for economic benefits to the detriment of climate change: extensive livestock, felling of trees for macro farms and palm oil plantation ... Ban addiction to excessive consumption in favor of local markets and seasonal products: healthier habits to stay fit. Reduce meat intake.

 

- Go to the purchase with your reusable and eco-friendly cloth bags both for the purchase of fruit and vegetables. Also go with glass containers for bulk purchase.

 

- Thus promote a much healthier lifestyle for both us and our Planet. As young people of a globalized world, show interest in what surrounds us locally: concentrate to demand that the national and local government make the appropriate decisions on our behalf in the face of global warming: boost renewable energy: solar panels and wind energy in the Mediterranean  area for example, and beautify cities with urban gardens, where ecological fertilizer collected from organic and non-pesticide waste and massive tree planting will be used ... urban helmets without cars but parks.


Impressions

Climate change is a global challenge that has no borders and to combat it requires coordinated work by all countries.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Week 2: Effects of Climate Change > Locally in Spain: discovering dreadful news...
WEEK 2: Focusing & Brainstorming about the EFFECTS of Climate Warming
Proud of my Students'works: collaborative tasks
WEEKS 3 & 4: Let's find Solutions to Climate Change and TAKE ACTIONS! Here the result of my Students' substantial work to come up with Solutions:
Solutions & Sharing how to take actions!
WEEK 4: the last but not the least
Claiming for Eco Cities through education. Sharing solutions to live in a healthier city with the littlest: learning to localise in a sostenible city by CODING the BeeBot.