How does the English speaking world view Sweden? Year 1 students investigated …

During the first two weeks of this term, students in year 1 dropped their regular schedule to focus on a specific cross-curricular challenge – How does media in English-speaking countries view Sweden and Swedish society? More specifically, students were to prove or disprove English-speaking media coverage of Sweden by conducting a local field study.  This project develops source criticism skills, a deeper understanding of society and media, written and oral English skills, as well as aesthetic presentation skills in film production.

Students then presented their findings in their own news report.  Their “report” was presented in the form of a film that they then defended in a classroom discussion.

Here are three outstanding films showing just how tricky of a subject this can be:

For more details about this challenging and thought-provoking project, see here>>

About kristylundstrom

I currently work as the Managing Director of Viktor Rydberg Schools. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.
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