This summer I was lucky enough to win a contes where I got to attend the Life in a Day premier. Life in a Day is movie documentary sponsoured by National Geographic and Youtube and created by footage sent in from people from all around the world partaking in their ordinary daily routines. The result was a cultural mosaic of one day of life. It is quite a neat film and I suggest you all take a look!
I was thinking the other day what a great tool this video would be to use in the classroom .It is a great film to discuss culture and traditions around the world. Although certain scenes might need to be fast forwarded through or skipped, I feel that watching and discussing people from all around the world is a great way to get students to think about what life might be like elsewhere, while also making them realize that although cultures might be different, people are people.
I also thought that working towards creating a “life in our class” video would be kind of cool! The video could be an opportunity for the students to use technology to display their own cultures, the class culture and the daily ins and outs of life as a student.