Storytelling & service...
action for our planet and for others
Let's take a look at some examples of the intersection of stories with service learning across the curriculum so you can get a sense of what this can look like. These snapshots provide a brief glimpse of a unit or lesson; each example is a recent or current classroom experience.
Check out Citizen C, the community digital storytelling platform at Concordia International School Shanghai. This is a wonderful example of how a school can launch its own space for digital storytelling where creativity, innovation, global citizenship and sustainability can be celebrated and nurtured.
Helping students learn how to tell their stories in an auditory or visual form prepares them to communicate effectively with others in our world. This award-winning podcast by grade 12 student Iffany Z is a great example. She cares deeply about food waste and its role in climate change and produced this podcast as part of her work in a course called Global Development Studies. It's an excellent example of how a student can engage with digital storytelling and service at the same time. This podcast won first place in the SIMA Classroom awards for 2020/21.