primary state school of "Vittorio Veneto"
Section n. 5 of Firenze
to the UNESCO Classes:
B and 3rd
3 A, 3
Pepe Silvana, Di Gangi Luciana, Piccioli Paolo, Ietro Nino Lorenzo,
Cusano Rosaria and the English teacher Annkatrin Foschi
verifying last years' positive results the above-mentioned teachers
have decided to continue the didactic activity of the classes associated
to the UNESCO. They have defined a 3-year programme whose general
objective is the 3rd article of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights: "Each individual has the right of life, of liberty
and his own personal safety" (UN 1948).
The didactic activity will be carried out by working groups animated
by all team teachers who will use their supplementary hours. The
groups are to be organized like laboratories. The methodology will
be shown in the following document.
starting point is our school world and our environment where children
coming from different cultural origins come togheter (Albanians,
Philippines, South and North Americans).
The work based on "Life as communication" is carried
on in the three parallel classes. At the basis of our activity there
is the special social cotext where we work to wich we have already
referred. The objective that we aim at achieving during the lapse
of time of five years is to conquer the awareness of living together
and to appreciate the life and the culture of everybody through
mutual exchanges wich also means personal enrichment.
We deem advisable to suggest, once again, the fallowing line of
intervention: "Life as social relationships"
The link between the didactic work and the special class and section
planning will lead to opportunities to interdisciplinary collaboration
and to the setting up of small working groups also guided by the
parents; we plan to use audiovisual material and to produce it according
to our possibilities.
We also intend to stimulate positive contacts with the n° 1
quarter council of Florence and the Town Hall Library in order to
obtain the best possible means and instruments and organize exchanges
between Italian and foreign school in the fifth primary class thanks
to the help of the Florentine municipality.
HYPOTHESIS OF A DIDACTIC ORGANIZATION
TO BE CARRIED OUT IN THE SECOND CYCLE CLASSES
the usual prejudices regardin differences (aestethic and linguistic
aspects, traditions and uses)
simulation games where teachers and pupils play other people's
roles, trying to experience different situations
- Pupils should learn
to be aware of certain factors regarding family, school and social
class wich limit the liberty and the personal safety or wich reveal
a limited consideration of the individual and of his dignity (the
value of individuals, imagination and liberty)
- They should learn
to reflect on the own behaviour and learn to show respect towards
the dignity of the others (equality)
- They should
learn to be aware of the real respect of the rights of man, wich
is the object of our study in different social and cultural contexts,
short survey of the development of the rights of man
present day situation: gipsies, emigrants, foreigners from
ex-Jugoslavia, Africa, Turkey
Florence, Settembre 1999