And finally through hard work, willingness and patience… it is here! The audio-visual material for #WeAre1 from OMÚ is ready and available to the teachers who have already trained, as well as the general public.
The OMÚ project team has adapted and translated ACTAsia’s material into the Greek language, adjusting the content and context to make it suitable for its new audience. All the effort yielded:
- “Together, #WeAre1”
and three books:
- Curriculum Framework and Guidelines
- Curriculum Standard
- 10 Lesson Plans for Grade A’
The video approaches the relationships and interdependence between humans, animals, and the environment, describing the Web of Life while focusing on the terms ‘Compassion’ and ‘Empathy’. By explaining vital relationships in the context of all life on Earth, this introduction to #WeAre1 seeks to raise children’s awareness, and stimulate reflection and the concern of teens and adults. You may enjoy it too and – of course – use it as an educational tool HERE.
The Curriculum Framework & Guidelines analyzes historical context, rationale, vision and objectives for which #WeAre1 has been created for Primary School teachers, Principals and the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. Newly trained teachers have received the Curriculum Standard book which provides necessary and helpful information about the teaching and learning process, as well as 10 Lesson Plans for Primary School Grade A, including activities related to various topics that are based on the 5 Units of #WeAre1:
1. The Web of Life
2. Sentient beings
3. Care and respect
4. Interacting with others
5. Emotional intelligence
Many thanks to ACTAsia for providing all the educational materials for adaptation and use in Greece. We would also like to thank friends, colleagues and volunteers who helped in various ways throughout the development of the project material, for example by giving us access to resources and suggesting ideas for classroom activities.
Last but not least, we thank VegFund for their generous support for the adaptation and use of the materials in Greece.