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 4 - January 2002
Happy New Year! We hope you are all having a great start to a new year! Below we have a few news items, but first, we just want to say how
happy we are that you are in our project. We thank you for joining, and we look forward to receiving your reports. If you have not looked at
the reports we have on the site so far, please take a look. :-)
The latest are reports from St. Jude Elementary of Indianapolis, Indiana are online. To view them and other reports, go to
Also check out the travel brochures created by the third grade of Charles Quentin Elementary in Lake Zurich, Illinois.
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.
**Something to see**
Indiana has a wonderful project going which enhances the study of Indiana History wiht the excitement of the Internet and technology. Topics include transportation, local government, people, arts, economy, historical sites, events, commerce, tourism, resources, education, geography, and more!
The name of this project is "Canaltrek" ( http://wvec.k12.in.us/canaltrek
) It is another great way to promote the special place you live in! City Quest will be linking to this project. If you are an Indiana school your report for City Quest would fit well in this project. If you are not an Indiana school, check it out anyway, it is a great way to learn about what Indiana has to offer! If you know of any projects like this from your area, please share them with us by e-mailing us at:
Have you heard of "Portraits of Grief"? It is a feature of The New York Times and on NYTimes.com. The feature first began running on September 15 and presented brief profiles of World Trade Center victims. On December 31 the final daily edition of Portraits of Grief appeared in The New York Times newspaper. You can visit the website to see the complete collection of the Portraits of Grief at
This site may not be online long. There are plans for a book to be published sometime this year.
The 2002 Olympics will begin soon! Salt Lake City, Utah is getting ready! Check out the latest on the Torch Relay, the Olympic Arts Festival, and read up on the Bios of the Olympic Athletes on the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Website:
You can also see the 2002 Olympics Education area at: http://www.uen.org/2002/
There is one special program 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.
If you would like to check out ways to get involved in collaborating with other schools in other cities around the world, check out "Friendship Through Education" which is featured on the Global Schoolnet website. It offers many ways to work with schools worldwide. The direct link to this is:
If you wish us to link to your reports on your site...or you have already sent us links to your reports... if you would like to place our logo on your site, let us know and we will send the logo to you.
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