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Watch the activity overview video

This video shows staff facilitating the activity featured in the skill video.
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As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

What was the question Kevin asked? What were the youth's responses? How was this question effective in getting youth to think and talk about their poster design? (1:16-1:46)

What processes and tools do you see the youth using to develop their project? (1:59 - 2:29)

After the groups completed their project, they shared their results through an activity with the public. What are the interactions between the youth and their audience? Were they engaged? How would this experience make meaning to what they learned about Australian animals? (2:58-3:20)

What could you add to the project to connect to youth's prior experiences, about what they might believe about Australian animals and culture?

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Watch the skill video

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Now that you've watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

What projects have you done in your program where the youth were in charge of the learning?  What did you do to ensure youth were in control of the project outcomes?
Frida Martinez's picture
I took the kids to travel across America. We went from California to Brasil, the students were able to travel and identify not only geography but they learned about the different people. We learned about the topography and languages. The students were very excited to learn and most importantly they were happy to collaborate with their peers.

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