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The Places and Perspective page of Pakistan
Muneeza Akhtar | Staff Correspondent TBT | AITC

June 18, 2012

Lahore: Class V-Green of the Allama Iqbal Town Campus participated in the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)'s Learning Circles project called 'Places and Perspectives' from January 2012 to May 2012. The topic for their project was "Golden Era of the Subcontinent". This topic is integrated with their Social Studies curriculum.

The first step for the students was getting to know each other, as they hailed from 11 different countries. They conducted classroom surveys to share their regional history, culture, geography and their likes and dislikes. Students enthusiastically participated in the projects sponsored by other schools as well.

Students gained insights into celebrations, seasons, history and surroundings of different cultures with some special information on plants and invasive species of other countries. Students researched the topics and put a lot of effort into their projects.

A map of Punjab made by the students for the Places and Perspectives project
The buildings of the iEARN Learning Circle Partner Schools
The goal of the Places and Perspective project was to enhance the students' problem-solving skills, communication skills and to teach them how to work as a team.

Students worked on 11 projects from January 2012 to May 2012. Mr Barry Kramer, the Global Learning Circles Coordinator for iEARN, sent the Learning Circle Certificate of Excellence for students of Class V-Green, and their teacher Ms Muneeza Akhtar was also awarded the Learning Circle Certificate of Performance for the 16-week project. The iEARN project of Class V-Green is available on the following website:

http://www.iearn.org/circles/2012session1/index.htm

One of our Circle Members, Mr Ted (Yung-Tai) Tu made the following website especially for the Circle Members and all of our projects can be found there:

https://sites.google.com/site/overseaclassroom

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