Saturday, December 31, 2011

Naming Place - A New BMCT Eco-Art Project Collaboration in Udaipur

Water in the World & the Neighborhood
9-year-olds Exchange & Explore Ideas

Project Summary
Naming Place extends the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine’s mission of learning through play to schools across the world to facilitate cross-cultural educational collaboration. The project will give two fourth grade classrooms – one in Portland, Maine, USA and the other in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India – the opportunity to learn about themselves and another classroom across the world. After completing investigative studies of their own schools and lives, students will have the opportunity to share their findings with their partner classroom across the world. At the completion of the project, students will have a new awareness both of their own communities and how they relate to the rest of the world as fellow human beings.