Group pages

Organisers' page

Cooks' page

Artists' page

Actors' page

Presenters' page


This is the area where you create collect resources, record information, planning, discussions and decisions made. It should be creative, colourful and document and complete learning journey. You may include images although remember no images of faces can be uploaded online. To know more about what is expected in your group pages go to assessment 1 and assessment 2 overview where it is explained how these pages will be assessed. Below is an example of how your group page should look like. The example is based on the cooks' page. Note that this example is only a scaffold. What you put in your pages should be more detailed, realistic and have more interactions and creations. This example is what the page should like halfway into week 4 after you have formed your group, know what criteria needs to be covered, collected some resources, collected some Maasai research, and brainstormed or interacted to some extent. Again don't copy this. It is expected your examples will be far richer and more creative. Note that this example also includes materials from the class page such as the mindmap, event criteria and what areas need to be covered. This is to give your group a simple reference or reminder of what you are working towards.

Remember: Use fictional names only

Sample cooks' page

Welcome to the cooks' page
Our Learning Journey

This is our planning and learning portfolio for the 'Funds for pipeline project'unit.
Our group, the cooks' group, will be responsible for catering the event that is raising money
for the WTWT organisation. It is this organisation that is carrying out the pipeline project. This
project is taking place in Tanzanian, Africa, amongst the Maasai tribes. Drought has hit the
Ngorongora National Park region. Therefore the local people really need this pipeline to supply
enough water for their daily needs. In this portfolio we have documented our plans, our research,
our discussions, decisons, and other interesting creations leading up to the event. We will explore
in depth the Maasai food, culture and other aspects relating to their daily needs. We want the
audience of this event to get a taste of the culture we will bring to them. Join us on our journey and
enjoy! First, however, we will introduce ourselves.


Created at http://www.voki.com/
Natalia


Created at http://www.voki.com/
Mika


Created at http://www.voki.com/
Michael


Created at http://www.voki.com/
Jen

African_dessert.png
Goodmami. (2006, nov 9). African dessert. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/goodmami/329449077/

This is an African dessert featuring bananas mixed in batter and then deep fried. This dessert can be found worldwide in Indian and Phillipine recipes.

What will the event look like?

This event will held at Woongarra State School in the basketball court. It is to be held on the 12th of June at 11:00 am (Friday). A cultural show will be performed presenting the Maasai's need to the audience. Throughout the performance refreshments will be served and afterwards a full Tanzanian meal is provided. This is accompanied with music, stalls and artefacts to engage audience interest in our project and charity. The audience will include community members who wish to attend. It will cost ten dollars a ticket to attend the show. Plus further donations can be made at the school. Overall the event is a cultural celebration and advocacy to raise awareness amongst our community. Through this show we will provide many cultural decorations, music and artefacts. It will take some planning to set up the court and design how the artefacts and show will be presented. So...

We have decided, as a class, to host an in school fundraising festival!

festival.png
Avlxyz. (2008, Jan 27). Fruit and veg stall - African village, arts centre lawns. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/2231913395/

Mindmap of the 'roles and responsibilities involved'

mindmap_go.png
Created at http://www.text2mindmap.com/

We considered all this as a class. Our next job was to develop a criteria for our event. We did this by conferencing online and in class. We talked about what we'd learnt and what aspects of our cultural knowledge we wanted to promote.

Natalia: I suggested we make the event about the environment. Since this issues is an environmental issue we should be appealing to people that way. People these days are very conscious of the environment with Global warming increasing. If the Maasai have enough water they can live on the land and preserve it. If people are very conscious of conserving the environment and cultural heritages then they will give to a cause that supports this.

Michael: I suggested the event should be more about Tanzania and surrounding African countries. Most of the Maasai live in Kenya so we should promote some of their culture. By making people aware of Tanzanian we can inform them of the poverty and community needs. Once we introduce this we can introduce the Maasai. The theme therefor should be mainly about living conditions and the living conditions of our Australian society in comparison. This makes the message more meaningful prompting people to donate.

Jen: I agreed with Michael. We should make this about the living conditions. This is a very personal message and one that may be more impacting.

We discussed these opinions provided by some students who became members of our group. Other class members offered other opinions. We considered what information we specialised in, what information would be the easiest to retrieve, and what information could be best represented by resources. We also had to consider the purpose of our event. Was it to entertain? Was it to inform? Was it more of a celebration or more of an official occasion? Also what would be the mood of the event? Should it be positive and make people feel inspired by another cultural perspective or should it be bittersweet and reveal the reality of what others around the world live with?

We looked at our resources for ideas...

Maasai_leaders.png
Bdu. (2009, June 16). Maasai entrance. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdu/3671624939/

Mika: Maasai have a very rich culture passed through many generations. African cultures are
far more colourful than ours. By displaying Maasai artefacts we can give visual demonstrations
of their lifestyle/culture.

Maasai_hut.png
Gbaku. (1979). Maasai houses, Kenya. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/gbaku/549127756/


drought.png
Mattberlin23. (2009, March 5). Water source near Kiima Kimwe. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattberlin23/3361968707/

Natalia: This shows the drought experienced in the Maasai lands. If drought persists the Maasai may need
to move to the city or take up other forms of self sustainments such as crop growing (if the water allows).
Grazing cattle however is part of the Maasai heritage which is why they prefer not to grow maise and other crops.


AljazeeraEnglish. (2011, March 8). Maasai women's quest for an education [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-sxE5V9aPk

Since most of our knowledge was founded on the WTWT project and the Maasain culture we decided to make it most about the culture. Culture can easily be protrayed with artefacts, music, food and performances which was what we were doing. We decided the mood should be celebral but presented with a sharp awareness of the cause and the reality the Maasai face. We wanted this event to be eye-opening and change people's perspective.

Jen: I suggested that the drought wasn't the only aspect of lifestyle we should promote. We should also talk about education. If the Maasai don't have access to a proper education they can't defend their rights, maintain their land, and continue in their culture. We should make the audience aware of how we can support the schools to make the Maasai independent and knowledgeable people, especially for women.

So here's the criteria our class developed for the event...

Criteria for event developed on Glogster


Created at http://www.glogster.com/

These are all the elements and topics our events had to cover or inform people of. We, Michael, Natalia, Mika and Jen formed the cooks' group. Since we're providing the catering we can cover the 'food' part of the culture and perhaps some of the art in the way we decorate the reception room, although most of this belongs in the artists' group. Now that we know what we'll be doing and what we have to cover we can decide what our group will do. What meals will we provide and which group members will be doing what on the day? Step into the next phase of our planning...


References

http://www.voki.com/

http://www.glogster.com/

http://www.text2mindmap.com/

http://www.wellsfortanzania.org/

Goodmami. (2006, nov 9). African dessert. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/goodmami/329449077/

Avlxyz. (2008, Jan 27). Fruit and veg stall - African village, arts centre lawns. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/2231913395/

Bdu. (2009, June 16). Maasai entrance. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdu/3671624939/

Gbaku. (1979). Maasai houses, Kenya. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/gbaku/549127756/

Mattberlin23. (2009, March 5). Water source near Kiima Kimwe. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattberlin23/3361968707/

AljazeeraEnglish. (2011, March 8). Maasai women's quest for an education[Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-sxE5V9aPk

Stuart Barr. (2008, Nov 15). Maasai children III. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartbarr/3089659465/

Butupa. (2011, Jan 23). National sorry day 2010-Australia. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/25792994@N04/5380784548/

Shanastine. (2009, July 18). Best of Africa, 2009 trip. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanastine/3880746986/sizes/l/in/photostream/