International Certificate Program
Intercultural Studies 35 Red Deer Public Schools
Intercultural Studies 35 Calgary Board of Education
Examples of Student Exit Interview Presentation for International Certificate
General International Field Trip Preparation Information
- International Field Trips
- District Forms
- Program Specific Forms
- Existing Career and Technology Modules ( CTS) and Teacher Developed Programming
Travel Planning Module.doc
Japan Trip Prep assignments.doc
- Existing Resources
- Global Citizenship
The Commemorative Wall Project and Global Citizenship
In 1994, Rob Porkka Social Studies teacher and Administrator at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High school along with French teacher, Clem Hebert, founded a student exchange program to Mulhouse, France that continues to this day.
Part of the exchange included visits to the Battlefields of World War One and Two. In order to bring greater meaning to the trip, students were asked to research relatives or soldiers from Red Deer who participated in the great Wars.
Following World War Two, commemorative bronze plaques were placed in Lindsay Thurber ComprehensiveHigh School that listed former high school students killed in the Wars. The soldiers on these plaques became the focus of student research.
The attestation papers for all soldiers listed were ordered from the National Archives and thus the project was begun. Every two years Lindsay Thurber travels to Europe. On each trip a soldier from the plaque is selected. The students research the soldier. Once in Europe, a ceremony of remembrance is held at the gravesite or memorial. A small plaque is left at the gravesite to mark the school’s visit.
Upon the students’ return to Red Deer a framed photo of the gravesite, soldier and student is added to the Memorial Wall at Lindsay Thurber High School’s main entrance. The wall project continues today largely thanks to teacher Carl Malenfant, trip leader, Genevieve Kristian , library assistant, and Rob Porkka,Director of International Education.
The very first visit to the grave of William ArthurBower in 1994 was the subject of a CKRD-TV reportwhich can be viewed here.
A second report on the project was made in 2004 by CFRN which can be viewed here.
- Global Citizenship
- Taking Students Abroad.pdf
- Tough Decisions.pdf
- Smart Choices.ppt
- WW1 Battlefields.pdf
7.0 Web Links
7.1 Alberta Itinerary Planning for Exchanges
Alberta Itinerary Planning
7.1.1 International Field Trip Resources
Exchange Field Trip Resources
7.2 Overseas Itinerary Planning Links France and Germany
Overseas Itinerary Planning
8.0 Itineraries for Exchange Groups While in Alberta
HHHS:France in Alberta 2008.pdf
9.0 Society for Educational Visits and Exchange Planning Manual