Using Book Creator, engage students in a collaborative project to learn about each other’s community.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: relationship skills, self-awareness, and social awareness.
Engage students in a discussion about their community by asking the following questions:
Introduce the project to students: creating a book to share about your community! Share this example to spark their imagination, which was a collaboration between students in the US and Iceland. Similarly, your students will work with their partner class to create a book featuring both communities.
Coordinate with your partner educator to work on the book together! To create the book, follow these instructions:
Share ideas with students around community features they might include, such as:
After both classes have contributed to the book, consider facilitating a live virtual exchange and reading the book aloud together. Then, encourage students to ask questions to learn more about each other! Make sure to send a copy of your book to the Empatico team as well!
After the activity, engage students in a reflection by asking the following questions: