the global community by sharing writing, videos, artwork, and ideas
Harmony Projects, inspired by Cantata Learning books and songs, let students showcase their creativity in a variety of ways, including writing stories and poems or creating videos, recipes, artwork, and more. Students learn to connect with the global community by exhibiting creativity and collaboration, while also gaining hands-on learning experience.
There are many ways teachers and librarians can participate in “Give a Shout Out to Your Community”:
- Join the free, virtual People in Your Community Meet & Greets with diverse professionals ranging from a farmer and a chef to an author and an optometrist.
- Give a shout out to their community in a short video.
- Submit a lesson, unit, or project about community. Teachers and librarians from around the world can submit their lessons, and Cantata Learning will compile them into an ebook.
- Submit a community service or fundraising project that their school is involved in to the “How I Help My Community” contest.
Three classes or schools that win the contest will receive 25 Cantata Learning books and CDs. The winners will also have the chance to choose another organization to receive an additional 25 free books and CDs.
From collecting pennies to helping people affected by the floods in Baton Rouge to walking dogs at the local animal shelter, pretty much any community service project will qualify. Once the projects are complete, students enter by writing a story, creating a video, or making a drawing about what they did and what they accomplished. Entries are due November 11, 2016, by 11:59 PM ET. Judging of the entries will be done by Teacher-Librarian Shannon McClintock Miller.
For official entry rules, visit cantatalearning.com/community-harmony-project-give-back.
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