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Issue #1
February - March 2014

Dear Friend of the World,
We are happy to present to you the first issue of the Bulgaria-Ghana schools connect newsletter, part of the Global Schools Connect project. Hope you enjoy it! Please, share your comments and ideas for news to include.
Nadezhda and the project team

News


Picture School Activities

School Activities

Schools in Ghana and Bulgaria are completing their first joint projects. Explore photos, videos, presentations, reports and more:
La Presby and 22SOU @ blog  | Holy Trinity and 18SOU @ blog
Salem SHS and Romain Rolland @ Facebook  | OSU presby and 2SOU

22SOU UN exercise photos @ Picasa

The United Nations Exercise in 22SOU

Every day the UN works to tackle global challenges. What is the UN? When and why was it created? Who is a member and how does it work? We explored answers to these questions trough an interactive game with the students from 22SOU.
See photos @ Picasa  
Play the MDGs games @ link

Flyer Taste the Waste

Taste the Waste Documentary in Bulgaria

The documentary was screened and discussed in the four participating schools in Bulgaria. Experts from the Bulgarian Food Bank and Slow Food Youth Network Sofia replied to questions related to food waste reduction in the country. More

Calendar


Picture Ghana National Day

Ghana National Holiday

On 6 March 1957, Ghana became the first Sub-Saharan nation to declare independence from European colonization. See President Mahama's message on 57th Independence Day @ video

GettyImages Anna Pekunova

Bulgaria 1st March holiday and National Holiday

In the beginning of March people in Bulgaria exchange "martenitsi" made out of red and white woven threads which symbolize the wish for good health and the coming of spring. See Photos of the martenitsi which Bulgarian students sent to Ghana @ Picasa

On 3 March 1878 the treaty establishing autonomous Bulgaria from the Ottoman empire was signed. This gave the birth of the Third Bulgarian sate. Photos from celebrations @ link

Picture International day of happiness

International Day of Happiness

On 20 March people all over the world celebrate the International day of Happiness by sharing what makes them happy (#happinessday wall) and thinking about what matters most in life.

The United Nations recognizes happiness as a fundamental human goal, and calls upon countries to approach public policies in ways that improve the well being of all peoples.

Resources


Teach UNICEF web-page

Teach UNICEF

TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources are adapted to different school grades and are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages). The lesson plans, stories, and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to Water and Sanitation . To learn more watch this video

Online Colleges 25 Ways Teachers

25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education

Some teachers embrace technology and social media. Others lurk. Many ignore. So what does the average teacher do if they’re somewhere in the middle? Find out with this handy infographic from Online Colleges and  EduDemic