International research project
Rene de Vries (teacher in Haarlem, The Netherlands)
Joan Goble (teacher in Cannelton, Indiana USA)
Hajime Yanase (teacher in Hiyoshi, Japan)
NEWSLETTER - Volume 5 - February 2002
Wonderful! Breathtaking! Inspiring! Heartwarming!
Those are just some of the words that came to our minds while watching the opening ceremony of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics! We hope that you were all able to catch some or all of this event. It was truly an event for the heart!
The theme of this Olympics is "Light the Fire Within" , which is so appropriate! When the light within is allowed to shine anything is possible!
A quote heard also during the Opening Ceremony was from Richard Bach:
"You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true."
The spirit of the Olympics is a spirit of peace, harmony, and brotherhood.
If you would like to keep up with the events and special happenings at the Olympics, you can do this at the official 2002 Olympic website:
There is also a great educaiton area to be found at: http://www.uen.org/2002/
We mentioned the next item in our last newsletter, but we feel it is worthy of a repeat...
There is one special program on the Education area of the Olympics called "One School, One Country" - it offers students from Utah the opportunity to establish links of friendship with peers in distant lands. Public and private schools in Utah are paired with countries participating in the Olympic Winter Games of 2002. It is really a great idea...see what you think.
Many of you are working very hard on reports about your town or city. We hope all is well with your research. If you need some advice on your report writing please let us know. View the published reports we have on the site to get some inspiration! :-) Click here to see a list of participants and the finished reports we have so far.
We very happy to publish your reports on our website as soon as you are ready with them. Let us know if you have any questions about sending in the reports or the photos.
Also, your online work can be entered in the Global Schoolhouse Cyberfair 2002...this is an website competition which rewards works that promote communities...and what is special about communities. Check out Cyberfair and see if your website work could be entered:
The theme of this year's Cyberfair is "Care and Unite" as a tribute to the Sept 11 tragedy.
Portraits of Grief: The New York Times is publishing very moving stories of the victims of theSept. 11 tragedy. The URL for this is:
To view it, you may need to join The New York Times Newsletter listserv, but we highly recommend it...it is well worth it. Dec. 31 brought the final daily edition of Portraits of Grief, but additional profiles will be published from time to time. All profiles will remain on NYTimes.com indefinitely.
Also on the New York Times website is a link to "A Wounded City" - a Photographer's Journal of that tragic day.
We believe that your city, town, or village is special and we want to help you tell others about how special it is to you and why. Please e-mail us if you have any questions or concerns.
Joan, Rene, and Hajime
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2002 - Rene
de Vries, Joan Goble and Hajime Yanase