Who Can Participate?
Students from grade six through twelve are invited to participate. You will be generating a project which will be published on this site, using whatever technology with which you are comfortable, to demonstrate the disparity between the value of a person's labor from country to country.
What is required of me and my class?
If you choose to participate in this project, please be aware that there will be a time frame to collect and report your data. The project opens on November 11, 2013 and I will be receiving projects and data up until January 14, 2014. Teachers who commit to this project must follow through with their commitment and observe posted project deadlines and requirements.
You will act as the leader of this project in your classroom. You will encourage students to find a variety of common goods that are essential to your country and will take a photograph of that item.
After this, students will fill out a simple worksheet on the item, including what the item is, how much it costs in U.S. dollars (use the currency converter in the Student Zone), and figure out long it would take the average worker to earn the money to purchase the items.
How do I share the data?
Upload your photos to an online photo sharing site, and include the hyperlink along with your data to the Project Gallery. Or you can upload the images and email them to me.
After you have posted, check out what others have posted and analyze the data. Compare each item by country and come up with your comment and analysis of what story these numbers tell. Then post your comments in the forum under the tab that says, "Let's Analyze and Discuss Your Data."
If you are able to, please become a member of a photo sharing site like Flickr.com or Instagram. You can upload the pictures or your students can upload them to their own photo-sharing sites. Just remember to put a link to the pictures in your blog posts!