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Previous projects of US-Japan Foundation
School to school exchange programs
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Program development
 
School to school exchange programs
Exchange programs between Mihara Junior High School attached to Hiroshima University and Martin Middle School
1.Location of the schools@@@@
2.The year of concluding the agreement of a sister school relation
3.Process and outline of the exchange program

4.Details of the exchange program
@ i1jgGlobal Partnership schools: Creating schools with global partnershiph
@@@@ `Between Martin Middle School and Mihara Junior High School`
@ i2jgLetfs exchange our folk tales using picture-story shows.h|Letfs hear impressions
@@@@ about the stories from friends in the world.

Location of the schools
Mihara Junior High School attached to Hiroshima University: Mihara City, Hiroshima
Martin Middle School: Tarboro, North Carolina, USA
The year of concluding the agreement of a sister school relation
QOOP
Process and outline of the exchange program
iProcess of the exchange programj
E Our school staff member visited Martin Middle School on April 3, 2000. (Mr. Kimoto)
E Our school staff member visited Martin Middle School on March 26, 2001. (Mr. Imagawa)
E Three staff members, including the principal, from Martin Middle School visited Mihara Junior High School on June 26, 2001, and we signed to agree on a sister school relation on June 27.
E Our school staff member visited Martin Middle School on August 18, 2002. (Ms. Matsuo)
E We planned future exchanges with Mr. Yamamoto, who is in charge of Japanese classes at Martin Middle School.
E We introduced the Japanese culture and conducted a questionnaire survey (Material A) in their Japanese class.
E In September, 2002, we began letter exchanges with students at Martin Middle School during English classes.
(Letter exchanges self-introductionEintroducing national events to each otherEexchanging pictures)
(E-mail exchanges among teachers October and November in 2002 / January, February, March, and April in 2003 / November in 2004 / January, March, April, and May in 2005)

iOutline of the exchange programj
E We introduced international exchange learning to all grades in April, 2003, and we particularly had gletter exchangesh on a regular basis between 9th-grade students at our school and students at Martin Middle School.
E In November, 2004, 7th-grade students at our school spent gthe period of global citizenship,h which is a part of the international exchange learning, creating Japanese picture-story shows in English, and posted them to the website. We asked students at Martin Middle School to send us their opinions about them, and our students read them and wrote reply letters. Since then until now, May 2005, students have been writing letters to exchange their thoughts about the picture-story shows.
iPicture-story show website http://www2.jearn.jp/fs/1151/index.htmlj
Details of the exchange program
i1j gGlobal Partnership schools: Creating schools with global partnershiph
`Between Martin Middle School and Mihara Junior High School`
 
1) Objectives
Project A: gLetfs make a videotape to introduce Mihara Junior High School.h
For students at attached Mihara Junior High School
@ To enhance studentsf interest in foreign cultures through the experience of introducing in English the life at Mihara Junior High School to students at Martin Middle School.
A To let students realize how much of English the learners of English as a foreign language can learn and use after their two years of study.
For students at Martin Middle School
@ To let students feel foreign cultures close and enhance their interest in different cultures by telling them about real cultures.
A To provide students with a chance to think about how the exchanges should be proceeded in the future.

Project B: gLetfs learn more about each other with a questionnaire survey.h
For students at attached Mihara Junior High School
@ To provide students with an opportunity to build a better relationship as a partnership school through a survey about what the sister school is expecting, in order to begin exchange learning with the school.
A To help students understand life styles of foreign people by enhancing their interest in a different culture.
For students at Martin Middle School
@ To let students know what Japanese junior high school students want to ask American students as well as what the Japanese students are interested in.
A To enhance studentsf interest in a different culture and provide them with an opportunity to promote future exchanges between the schools.
   
2) Steps
Project A: gLetfs make a videotape to introduce Mihara Junior High School.h
For students at attached Mihara Junior High School
  @In June and July, in the 9th-grade elective English class, which was offered for one hour every week, students made a video material about their school life. They divided roles of a reporter, a director, an English scenario writer, and staff members involved in videotaping, within the group. After videotaping, we used Mac to type in English subtitles.
For students at Martin Middle School
  @Students at Martin Middle School watched the videotape about the introduction of Mihara Junior High School, and recorded their thoughts on a videotape. (We showed the videoletter to students at Mihara later.)

Project B: gLetfs learn more about each other with a questionnaire survey.h
For students at attached Mihara Junior High School
  Eighty-one 9th-grade students at our school got into groups and each group prepared questions that they want to ask to American students. The question style was originally 5W1H, but we changed the format to yes/no questions considering the respondentsf convenience.
(Material 1)
For students at Martin Middle School
  @Our school sent a teacher to their school and conducted a survey in classes. If they had any questions about Mihara Junior High School, they were asked to write them down on the questionnaire, and the teacher took them back to our school.

Date&Time
Location
Contents of the activities
Aug. 21 (Wed)
10:35-11:20
At Martin Middle School
In a room of the person in charge of 7th graders

Exchange session with teachers of 7th graders
(Showing the school introduction videotape, school introduction)
Aug. 22 (Thurs)
8:30- 9:40
9:45-10:30

10:35-11:20

In the classroom of 8th graders
In the classroom of elective 7th-grade class 1
In the classroom of elective 7th-grade class 2


Offering a class (Showing the school introduction videotape, recording a videoletter)
Offering a class (Showing the school introduction videotape, doing a questionnaire survey)
Aug. 23 (Fri)

11:30-13:00

13:05-14:35
Tarboro High School
In the classroom of elective Japanese class 1
In the classroom of elective Japanese class 2
Offering a class (Showing the school introduction videotape, doing a questionnaire survey)
Offering a class (Japanese class), doing a questionnaire survey
Offering a class (Japanese class), doing a questionnaire survey