The 'Global Views' Collection
Reading about another country or even watching a documentary can give kids a good sense of a community in another part of the world. However, when in a video the one introducing the school or community is another teenager, the message has added interest for the student. Students will not only learn from the messages of teenagers in other countries, they will think about how they can use what they see to better introduce their own schools and communities.
One goal of the Global Views collection is to help students better understand the wondrous variety around the planet. This is only the start, though, as these videos can also be used to generate discussions between groups in e-mail or blog exchanges. Next Vista wants this collection to help young people understand how truly close they are to their international peers.