Join our #Imagine Project and child rights exhibition at Grand Century Place


Raise your voice with UNICEF and

#Imagine a better world for children

On 20 November, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC@25) - the Convention that asked us all to imagine a better world where the rights of every child are realized.


CRC@25 Exhibition 

From now to 1 January 2015 

@ L4 Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mongkok

In Hong Kong, we’ve launched a CRC@25 Exhibition at Grand Century Place to screen the one minute videos produced by Hong Kong youths in Believe In Zero, Make A Video (MAV).

You will also see a Merry X’MAV Christmas tree, which was adorned with the 25 achievements that international community has done to improve children’s lives since the CRC was adopted.


The #IMAGINE projectlargest sing-along of John Lennon’s Imagine 

From now to 31 December 


As part of the CRC@25 celebrations, UNICEF unveiled the #IMAGINE project to raise awareness for child rights around the world.


From now to 31 December, visit to record your own version of Imagine, and be a part of the amazing group of like-minded people who believe that every child counts.

You can also record personal messages describing what you imagine a better world for children would be like, and donate to UNICEF to support the organization’s programmes providing education, nutrition, healthcare and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, protection and emergency relief for children in more than 150 countries and territories worldwide.

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UNICEF HK Ambassador, world renowned cellist Trey Lee also joined the musical event in the presence of Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo, etc to unveil the #IMAGINE project.

Watch the event ►

[Klasse 9] MYP Objective A +C+D – Language & Literature: Exam Preparation [Day 6-10]


Teil I – Literarischer Text – Lesen
Teil II A – Textproduktion (Wahlaufgabe)
Teil II B – Sprachliche Richtigkeit
Teil III – Lyrik – Goethe
Teil IV – Grammatik & Rechtschreibung

[Klasse 10] MYP Objective A + D – Language & Literature: Exam Preparation [Day 6-10]

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[The Wave] Die Welle: Macht durch Disziplin!

Das Buch sowie auch der Film, zeigen auf sehr eindrucksvolle Weise den Gruppenzwang, der die Schüler dazu bringt, ihre Individualität aufzugeben und sich der Welle anzuschließen.

Eure Aufgabe ist, die Veränderungen der Persönlichkeiten durch den Beitritt der Welle oder in einem Vergleich den Unterschied des NS-Regimes mit der Welle zu untersuchen, was ihr dann schließlich in eurer Schlussbetrachtung auswerten werdet.

Faschismus ist eine politische Bewegung oder Staatsordnung, bei der ein Führer, ein Diktator, bedingungslosen Gehorsam fordert. Der Gehorsam des Volkes wird notfalls mit Gewalt erzwungen. Sicherheit und Ordnung sind wichtiger als jeder Fortschritt. Kennzeichen einer faschistischen Haltung sind: Autoritätsgläubigkeit ohne vernünftige inhaltliche Begründung und Intoleranz gegen Andersdenkende. ….

Veränderung der Persönlichkeiten durch die Welle:
Laurie Sanders, Ben Ross und Robert Billings

VORBEREITUNG dieser Woche:

A) „Ideen entwickeln, organisieren und formulieren,
B) die eigene Perspektive stark machen und reflektieren,
C) komprimierte Texte zu einer Frage bzw. einem Problem schreiben; sich kurz fassen; knapp und genau formulieren,
D) mit strikten Zeitbegrenzungen umgehen,
E) auf Grundlage begrenzter Informationen Argumente entwickeln,
F) wissenschaftliche Positionen zum Thema kritisch beurteilen und abwägen“

New post on World Education Blog

Learning Today for a Sustainable Future             

by EFA Report



Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. It also marks the end of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development. Although the focused activities framed around the ESD decade have now ended, our work on the subject must not stop there. Our updated booklet ‘Sustainable Development Begins with Education’ lays out the case for education to be incorporated in all new development efforts post-2015 and the arguments for ESD efforts to continue in the future.

The proposed education goal for post-2015 – “Ensure equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030″ - encapsulates a far more ambitious and transformative international agenda than had previously been the case. The targets outlined in this proposed Goal would not only guide the world towards progress across many education outcomes, but, in doing so, would also facilitate sustainable social and economic development for countries and communities.

If we are to benefit from the full potential of education, we must ensure that it is good quality. Access to education is a necessary but not sufficient condition for education to positively impact development outcomes. Where children are not learning basic skills due to poor quality, they are more likely to repeat grades and ultimately leave school. In Ethiopia, India, Peru and Viet Nam, children who achieved lower mathematics scores at age 12 were more likely to drop out by age 15 than those who achieved higher scores.

Equity and inclusion in education are also crucial enabling factors as they increase access and secure opportunity for marginalized groups and open up other development benefits. OECD’s PISA assessment showed that the highest performing school systems allocate resources more equitably between their schools.

Thirdly, our updated booklet shows that effective non-formal and second-chance learning programmes provide critical opportunities for young people to return to school and acquire skills necessary for a healthy life, active citizenship and decent employment. In six Latin American countries, 42% of almost 20,000 participants in a second chance programme gained the skills they needed to overcome marginalization and were able to rejoin formal education.

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EFA Report | 12 November 2014 at 9:42 am | Categories: Developing countries, Economic growth, Environment, Equality, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Sustainable development | URL:

The InterNations Weekly

InterNations Expat Magazine

Greeting People Around the World

For expats, meeting new colleagues or business partners can be quite challenging. Most of them will think that they know all about the usual pitfalls and are ready to avoid them but did you know that the greeting itself can already be a major pitfall!?

For many, a handshake is the acceptable way of greeting someone. Others prefer a bow, varying the hand positions and the depth of the bow, while some are comfortable with one or more kisses on the cheek. In her article Hello…and now what?!, our guest writer Marie examines the different ways of greeting people and recalls some funny situations these little misunderstandings got her in.

Special Feature

How does your country rank in the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer report?

On 22 October, our global partner HSBC launched the latest edition of the Expat Explorer, one of the largest and longest running global expat surveys.

Switzerland tops the poll as the best place for expatriates to achieve a balanced life abroad, according to nearly 9,300 expats. However, 7 out of the top 10 destinations are in Asia and for career prospects, the Middle East ranked highest. Then there’s the all-important question of falling in love: Italy is in top spot, but it seems love is blossoming in the UK too, with the country taking second place.

The full report includes 23 detailed country reports. All results are hosted on an interactive tool, which allows expats to view individual country findings or compare and contrast countries across a range of criteria, including quality of life, financial wellbeing and ease of raising a family.

Get involved by joining the debate @expatexplorer or follow the Expat Explorer blog. Learn from other expats and share your own experiences!

Activities and Events around the World

Chocolate, Cocktails, and Networking

Members of our Trips and More Group in Brno are getting together this month for a very special Wine Tasting and St. Martin’s Day Celebration. Various wine cellars will open their doors for us to taste new wines and local foods. Join us for this amazing experience!

Our Warsaw Photography Lovers will visit the Chocolates and Sweets Festival together this month. We will have the chance to eat our way through chocolates, cakes, biscuits and other sweets presented by national and international manufacturers. Don’t forget your camera to take some great pictures in between.

Our Cape Town Sundowner and Cocktail Group is the perfect place to meet great people from all over the world. Members will have a relaxed evening together, enjoy some cool drinks and get to know each other. So come on by!

On Tuesday, 18 November, our members in Lugano will get together for a special Networking Event. As always, we will enjoy our welcome drink and mix and mingle with other expats from around the world. But on top of that, you can take part in a photo shoot with a chance to be featured on the InterNations website.

Our Community in Wiesbaden-Mainz is hosting a Speed Networking Event on Thursday, 20 November. This is the perfect opportunity to make new business contacts in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The first 50 guests will be greeted with a welcome drink, so try to be there early!

The InterNations Community in Lusaka will host a Fundraising for Malaikha School for the Blind on Friday, 28 November. You get to enjoy the usual welcome drinks and great company and we kindly ask you to donate food, hygiene products, seeds, or money to support Malaikha.

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New post on The Joy of Teaching


Geography Activities Give Students a Taste of the World

by Evan-Moor


Knowing where food comes from, recognizing foreign currency, and finding a southwest location on a map are all valuable life skills that can be conveyed in geography lessons to help prepare students for career- and college-readiness in an increasingly global economy. Yet national geography studies show dismal results on students’ geography knowledge.

In a 2010 national geography assessment of 4th, 8th, and 12th graders, it was found that only one quarter of students performed at or above the proficient level, and only 2% of 4th graders demonstrated superior geography knowledge. (The Nation’s Report Card, Geography 2010) A 2002 survey of 18- to 24-year-olds didn’t show much improvement in geography knowledge with age: “only 17 percent of young adults in the United States could find Afghanistan on a map.” (National Geographic–Roper 2002 Global Geographic Literacy Survey)

On the other hand, National Geography Awareness Week (November 16–22, 2014) celebrates geography and its influence on our everyday lives. And this year’s theme, “The Future of Food,” encourages citizens of all ages to think about food in relation to geography.

This blog provides resources to help you celebrate Geography Awareness Week or integrate geography activities to boost students’ geography skills:

  • National Geographic has comprehensive teacher resources on all aspects of geography. The Food Education site provides real-world geography resources for teaching about food, including creative activities, videos, and articles. Your students may enjoy reading the profiles of Extreme Foodies such as the “Bug Chef,” who travels the world doing cooking demonstrations using ingredients such as crickets, spiders, and dragonflies!
  • Show the connection between food and geography with the video “Taste of Tongren.” A Peace Corps Volunteer and TEFL teacher takes viewers on a culinary tour of Tongren City in China’s Guizhou Province. Suggested lessons accompany the video.
  • Create your own daily geography quiz or a “Geography Fact of the Day” to help students improve geography knowledge. This world atlas site can help you get started in finding every fact you need, from the deepest lakes to the tallest mountains, and more!
  • Small-group oral or written reports: Have students research and present findings on food and geography topics such as “school lunches around the world” or “ways to reduce food waste across the globe.”
  • Create a menu or make a recipe to learn about another region: Have students research and make a restaurant menu from another country or region, or find recipes and plan a meal from another country. In this activity, students can learn about celebrations in Vietnam and how to make sweet rice.
  • Create a simple travel brochure that includes a map and geography facts about a location, or plan an around-the-world itinerary that includes stops at 6–10 locations and geography facts about each stop on the tour.
  • Make a map of national or international sports teams (e.g., football, baseball, hockey, or soccer). This activity from Daily Geography Practice may help you get started. It includes a map of the U.S. with the locations of 32 National Football League (NFL) teams.

These Evan-Moor social studies resources help students develop geography skills and awareness. Download the free sample unit for each title:


Daily Geography Practice (grades 1–6)

This unit presents activities using a map of the continent of Asia with the five leading rice-growing countries identified (grade 6.)


Beginning Geography (grades K–2)

This world map portrays the seven continents, the four oceans, and one example of animal life per continent.

Special offer! Download Evan-Moor’s free Bookshelf app and get the Beginning Geography e-book for free! Bookshelf is an e-book organizer app that also allows you to print pages directly from your iPad. Learn more and download your free app here. (Free e-book offer expires 12/31/14.)


Contributing Writer

Theresa Wooler has more than 10 years’ experience in K–6 classrooms as a parent volunteer, has taught high school English, and is currently involved in education through Evan-Moor’s marketing communications team.

Evan-Moor | November 13, 2014 at 10:48 am | Tags: geography activitiesgeography awareness weekgeography facts and triviageography projects for the classroomgeography skills | Categories: Lesson Ideas | URL:

Write for Rights – organise an activity


Last week we held the latest in our series of Campaigners’ Camp Google Hangouts, in which we focused on the upcoming Write for Rights campaign, one of the biggest human rights events of the year.

Thank you for tuning in if you managed to catch the Hangout – if not, you can see a recap of it here.

Write for Rights kicks off next month and there’s still time to organise an activity where you live.

Here is a video to inspire you and help you with your planning.

To find out more about Write for Rights and to order the relevant materials to run your own activity, please e-mail us at stating the country where you live.


Many thanks,

Diana Esguerra

Write for Rights campaigner

Amnesty International

[KLasse 10] – Die Welle – Hausaufgabe zum 20.11.2014: ein Vorbild/eine Leitfigur Assessment type(s): Local

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Assessment type(s): Local

Essay: 500 Wörter:

Was ist eine Leitfigur?
Wie tritt diese Leitfigur auf (körperliche Präsenz, Durchsetzungsvermögen…)?
Was vermittelt sie (Autorität, Respekt, Vertrauen …)?
Lass ich mich darauf ein? Warum – warum nicht?
Wie lange akzeptiere ich diese Leitfigur?

[Klasse 10] – Die Welle – Der Film am Dienstag, den 18.11.2014

von Dennis Gansel, mit Jürgen Vogel und Frederick Lau

In der Romanverfilmung von Die Welle spielt Jürgen Vogel den Lehrer, der mit seiner Klasse ein Experiment zum Thema Faschismus und Diktatur durchführt – mit erschütternden Folgen.

Faschismus? Das war einmal! Die Verirrung vergangener Generationen und heute gar nicht mehr möglich. So zumindest ist die landläufige Meinung unter den Schülern des Gymnasiallehrers Rainer Wenger (Jürgen Vogel). Damit kann sich Herr Wenger nicht abfinden. Er startet in seiner Klasse ein Experiment, dass den Schülern die Entstehung einer Diktatur am eigenen Leibe vor Augen führen soll. Die Schüler sollen eine Organisation formen, in der Begriffe wie Disziplin und Gemeinschaft die wichtigsten Güter sind. Er selbst ernennt sich zum Anführer der Bewegung und tauft sie: Die Welle.

Doch wo Gemeinschaft ist, gibt es schnell auch diejenigen, die nicht dazu gehören wollen oder sollen. Schon wenige Tage nach Beginn des Experiments, werden diese Außenseiter von den Mitgliedern der Welle gemobbed, gehänselt und schließlich sogar misshandelt. Wenger muss erkennen, dass er die Kontrolle über das Experiment zunehmend verliert und dass die Lektion für seine Schüler auch ihn unvorbereitet trifft.

Hintergrund & Infos zu Die Welle
Die Welle ist die Verfilmung des Romans von Morton Rhue. Dieser geht wiederum auf eine reale Begebenheit zurück: Ein Experiment, das 1967 unter dem Namen ‘The Third Wave’ in Kalifornien stattfand. Damals glaubten die Schüler des Lehrers Ron Jones nicht, dass der Nationalsozialismus in

Trailer: Die Welle (deutsch) – YouTube
Video for Die Welle – der Film► 2:13► 2:13

[Klasse 9] – Literatur: Hausaufgabe zum 26.11.2014: Powerpoint-Präsentation/o. Plakat: DDR


Wähle ein Thema zur Geschichte der DDR, das euch besonders interessiert und recherchiert es im Internet. Dazu ist es notwendig die Themen sinnvoll einzugrenzen. Präsentiert eure Ergebnisse der Klasse, z.B. als Powerpoint-Präsentation bzw. auf einem übersichtlichen Plakat.


Demokratischer Widerstand
Deutsch-deutsche Grenze
Berliner Mauer
17. Juni 1953