Fortunately, on the occasion of an joint event with other UN organizations, I had a chance to implement 1 hour long presentation in front of 800 students as UNESCO’s intern
The result was….success!
It was an international environment day, and the objective was to deliver an message to care environment. The venue is small gym with 800 GIRLS so that there would not be so much movement. The task given to me by other UN persons was
“Doing something dynamic”
Wow….although it sounded so challenging, I wanted to do it and decided to do something like
“Quiz with multiple colors”
First of all, I had distributed 3 papers with different color
As a preparation for myself, I made a PowerPoint document with quiz on the environment. I tried to not focus on Macro to Micro approach telling about global warming, but on something common to everyday life such as shower water or supermarket plastic bag, etc.
Each question has 3 choices and students will chose which color paper to chose (raising red one if answer is A, blue if B, G if C)
800 persons raise different color paper so that I thought it should be beautiful.
In the presentation, I used all the technique based on my experience of teacher, actor and dancer.
What was important was not to finish just with joy but also with learning, having them think and discuss what each of us can do for the issues.
Me: “Regarding what you are thinking and discussing about, when will we start? Tomorrow? Next week? Next year?”
800 students ” Nooooo”
Everyone: “Ahoraaaaa (Now)！”
It was a great experience and I learned a lot through it.
The photo of the presentation of “Quiz with multiple colors”