This post is part of a series of reflections on my ELL students’ participation in Out Of Eden Learn’s online global project, Stories of Human Migration.
The schools in our walking party are from Indonesia, Los Angeles, Kansas, Massachusetts and New York.
Our learning journey began with us reading about Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk finding out about our walking parties and imagining what their lives might be like.
As we read stories from other students, we become more curious and this led to a deeper engagement with the learning materials and with other students. By looking at students’ activity feeds their engagement and curiosity can be viewed in their communication with students from other schools.
Here is one example of an interaction between my student and a student in Kansas.
Our Own Stories of Migration
My family and I live in Kansas. Kansas isn’t the most interesting state from my family and I opinions, so that is why we travel. The reason we live in Kansas is because of family. Our cousins, grandparents, aunts all very close together which I love. My parents wanted my sister and I to experience more things. So every summer since I was just a baby we went somewhere in the US. My parent’s goal was to get us to all 50 states before I graduate high school. I am a freshman now and I only have 2 more states to go to. Some years we do repeats of some states to visit friends and family there. The two states I have not been to are California and Hawaii. We are going to California this summer! I have so many great memories from every state. After we go to every state we are planning on going overseas. My goal for when I get older is to travel the whole world.