1. Description of Our Team
Our team consists of Catherine Iturrieta 17, Ignacio Olmos 17, Ricardo Hernandez Carvajal Paulo 18 and 16. The teachers are: Giovanna Lanzarini and Maritza Gutierrez. The tasks were performed together and differentiated. The teachers guided and accompanied by historical research. The design and structure of the website was made jointly by students and coaches, the interviews were created and performed by students and tests were divided (Pacific War: Catherine Iturrieta e Ignacio Ortiz; Claim of Peru to the sea Hague tribunal: Paulo Carvalho and Ricardo Hernandez) and then discussed together The interest in participating in Doors to Diplomacy project originates in the search for new instances of participation for our students to foster their critical and reflective, and discuss issues of a globalized world quotas. Furthermore, the structure of the project allows students to develop awareness of the importance of diplomacy, method of historical research and communication skills and argumentation.
2. Summary of Our Project
Diplomacy: Chile and Peru. Communication and Cooperation. Our project aims to analyze the importance of Chile's maritime territory in international relations with its neighbors, specifically Peru. We will make a comparative study of two important historical events of the Pacific War 1879 - 1884 and the maritime claim by Peru to the court in the Hague today. To conduct the research we focus on various problems What do the young Chileans about diplomacy?, why maritime territory is central to the diplomatic history of Chile?, how despite the crisis we have experienced over history, Chile and Peru can have relations of cooperation and collaboration?
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:none
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
In the room there is a setting 'Link', which is designed to allow students access to computers. However, it lacks equipment to meet the demands of all students.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Our main problem in creating the project was our shortcoming in the English language skills. This is because public schools lack an effective English program. Another obstacle was the use of technology, because students do not have computers in their classroom and they do not have a background in the subject. Despite these drawbacks have successfully completed the project, with the help of other teachers and students.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The key words in our project: methodology of historical research and cooperation. Cooperation as one of the main pillars of diplomacy and the research methodology as a learning strategy for students to develop thinking skills and communication.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The plans and programs of the Ministry of education in Chile, offers the mandatory minimum and students should learn. Our research question is embedded within these plans and corresponding to the second year of middle school, the year in which they teach the history of Chile. The project promotes skills are the analysis of written and oral sources, the capacity of argument and writing, teamwork, empathy, tolerance, respect for other cultures and the value of diplomacy. The concept of group work is collaborative, accountable and equitable to distribute tasks. through this project we have discovered flaws in our education system is the teaching of foreign languages ??English, access to technologies and treatment of recovered items which are often forgotten in the school curriculum. We also found that Internet use is essential guidance because it motivates and facilitates meaningful learning of students. Our role as coaches was to try to minimize these inconveniences and be leaders to empower our students.