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Authored by Cari Ann Shim Sham*, MFA CoAuthored by Daniel Lichtblau, Kyle Ruddick, Anna B. [email protected], Ph.D Edited by Gina Nemirofsky Produced and Designed by Daniel Lichtblau IllustraIons by Mollycules Consultant: Jay Silver, MIT, Ph.D

Table of Contents

Intro/Learning with 1 Day on Earth........................................................Page 3 Principles...............................................................................................Page 5 Community Guidelines...........................................................................Page 5 Dos and Donts....................................................................................... Page 6 NavigaCng the toolkits...........................................................................Page 7 Project Examples....................................................................................Page 8 About the Lesson Plans........................................................................Page 10 FAQ......................................................................................................Page 11 Media Submission Guidelines...............................................................Page 12 Things that are coming.........................................................................Page 13 Who is in our community.....................................................................Page 13 Online Classroom.................................................................................Page 13 CreaCng an online classroom...............................................................Page 14

For The Teacher: Getting Started

Welcome to One Day On Earth's educaIonal program. We are so excited to have you and your students parIcipate in this project. Let us help you navigate the site to create the best user and learning experience for you and your students.

Learning with One Day On Earth

SupporCng Background Our project is supported by many of the 21st Century Learning Skills ([email protected]://www. As teachers and students use our toolkits and learn media literacy through a hands on experience, they learn core life skills such as problem solving and complex thinking, effecIve communicaIon, collaboraIon, responsible ciIzenship, and character development through ethics. IdenCfying Your Resources for ParCcipaCon We want you to be fully saIsfied with your experience parIcipaIng in One Day on Earth. In order to make sure that you and your students have a posiIve experience we would like to suggest that you take a moment to idenIfy your classroom resources. Please evaluate your ability to parIcipate based on the equipment, so^ware, knowledge, and Ime available to you. Also, please read through the complete toolkit before you begin instrucIon. Your Online Classroom Your classroom will have the opIon to create its own page on the One Day on Earth website and will have access to the profiles of other schools who have created pages. By choosing to have an online classroom, you will become part of an online community of students and teachers from around the world, able to interact, share, and learn together. What your students will learn Your students will be exposed to fundamental skills that will [email protected] prepare them to become digitally fluent and empowered to document their day on 10.10.10. With the help of our toolkits, teachers may also choose to incorporate One Day on Earth into subjects such as social studies, language arts, history, music, art, math, and science through a flexible applicaIon of film, video, and photographic fundamentals, basic ediIng, visualizaIon, conceptualizaIon, parIcipatory media and culture, photo journalism, and documentary filmmaking.

Goals Students learn the applicable pracIces of observaIon, invesIgaIon, notaIon, and documentaIon of a subject through the One Day On Earth experience. They also gain understanding of parIcipatory media as a vehicle for social jusIce, community building, civic literacy and global awareness. The Process With the aid of our toolkits your students will choose their own topic, or one of our suggested projects to document on 10.10.10. either individually, collecIvely, or as part of a collaboraIon with students in another part of the world. A^er this documentaIon takes place, students will upload their footage onto our website,, helping us create a worldwide video and photo archive of October 10, 2010. You and your students can then explore the archive to study, share perspecIves and create collaboraIons with our parIcipaIng students from around the world. Why? Online photography and video sharing communiIes are new and efficient ways of communicaIng globally. Through your classroom's parIcipaIon in One Day on Earth, your students will improve their media literacy while helping the world to [email protected] understand itself on and beyond 10.10.10. Time Management Our toolkits are flexible and will help you to arrange the best Imeline for your student's parIcipaIon. ParIcipaIng in One Day on Earth should be an engaging and fun experience, but it does require a bit of forethought and planning. The toolkits will walk you through each step: from figuring out what you and your students would like to document on 10.10.10., through the final upload process.


The founding principles of "One Day On Earth" 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. PerspecCve: One Day on Earth is creaIng a Ime capsule for the whole world to [email protected] understand itself. Knowing who we are as human beings is vital to our sustainability as a species. Inclusivity: The project is free and open to all people, cultures, creeds, and naIonaliIes. Individuality: This project exists to empower your voice. On 10.10.10. you are being given a chance to put something in the world's Ime capsule. One Day on Earth is a celebraIon of individual beliefs, expression, and perspecIve. Community : One Day on Earth strives to connect people, both through their similariIes and thier similariIes. We strive to create and support future collaboraIons amongst parIcipants. We strive to create a community that fosters communicaIon. EducaCon: The process of creaIng, interacIng and viewing our project will have educaIonal value for students of all ages. We will strive to support any educaIonal insItuIon that wishes to parIcipate in the project with the necessary tools to do so. Technology: We will always embrace any technology that allows us to live up to our principles. We realize that this project is only now possible because of the evoluIon of technology and we will conInue to grow with technology to make increasingly [email protected] pictures of our world.

Community Guidelines

One Day on Earth is [email protected] to nurturing a supporIve, vibrant, tolerant, and creaIve community. We hope to be as open as possible and allow you to celebrate your personal perspecIves freely. It is exciIng and revoluIonary to be able to share perspecIves with people across the world, in one place. We want to be sure that you put your passion into your videos and photos taken on 10.10.10. We strongly support freedom of speech, religion, and beliefs. That said, we also want to be sure that other members of the community feel welcome and respected. We prohibit any form of solicitaIon that could be construed as harassment or destrucIve. We are a community of compassionate, intelligent, creaIve people who celebrate our diversity and understand our similariIes and differences as a global community. In short, be respeccul; give to the community, and the community will give back.

Dos and Don'ts

We have set out some important "dos" and "don'ts" on how to parIcipate in the One Day on Earth project. We believe the "dos" are posiIve and will be rewarding; the "don'ts" are negaIve and will be grounds for removal from the community.


Have fun and engage with the community. Give posiIve feedback as comments. Use this experience as an opportunity to do something you have never done before. Share your video and results with everyone you know. Promote any film or project that will be shared with the One Day on Earth community on 10.10.10. Create group pages on the One Day on Earth website to collaborate with others in the community across the globe. Learn from your experience. Engage your local charity, school, or community to parIcipate. PracIce tolerance and paIence. Debate ideas in a construcIve way. Report users who are abusing the site email: [email protected]


Spam or message dozens of people with the same solicitaIon. Promote a commercial project that is not connected with the 10.10.10. event. Use this site as a daIng service. Post comments that have no construcIve value or are offtopic. ProselyIze your religion or poliIcal agenda through messages or comments to people you don't know. They may find this offensive. Save it for your video creaIon. Do anything that could be interpreted as harassment in any way. Upload content you don't own. Upload anything that may be inappropriate: No sexually explicit material or pornorgraphy. No videos that incite hatred, include hate speech, defamatory or discriminatory speech or videos depicIng unlawful acts or extreme violence. If you think you may have a topic that may be unfairly censored feel free to email [email protected] and we can evaluate it on a case bycase basis. Note: We reserve the right to suspend a member at any 6me for any reason.

Navigating the Toolkits

One Day on Earth toolkits consist of 5 main elements:

· Projects · Lesson Plans · Slide Shows · Videos · Worksheets


WORKSHEET age 9-12 WORKSHEET age 4-8

WORKSHEET age 13-17


WORKSHEET age 18 and older



Our toolkits are centered around subjectbased projects, which we have designed to align with naIonal and local educaIonal standards, and to serve as entry points to the One Day on Earth core curriculum. These projects can be used as standalone acIviIes, or could be integrated into a full series of lessons surrounding student parIcipaIon. Projects are found on collaboraIve group pages on the One Day on Earth website. If you have a good idea you don't see, please feel free to make your own group page for the project. The One Day on Earth core curriculum includes ten major lessons covering concepts that will help guide your students' parIcipaIon on 10.10.10. Lesson concepts include: basics of social media and the internet, brainstorming, history of the moving image, basic camera operaIon, shot composiIon, locaIon scouIng, ediIng, uploading content, and criIcal analysis. Each lesson is accompanied by a slide show, and an ageappropriate worksheet for ages 48, 912, 1317, and 18+. Some lessons will be accompanied by a video as well.

Project Examples:

Proof by Picture: This science based project prompts your students to ask a quesIon whose answer can be found within one day of observaIon. Students will accumulate video or photographic evidence that will either support or discount the quesIon using the scienIfic method. Example: Every day a plant grows 2 inches. Proof: Timelapse video of a plant growing 2 inches in one day. InvesCgaCng Nature: This projects asks students to document local plants and animals through photo journalism and documentary video. Students will take 10 photos or videos of one plant or animal species. Through research, they will idenIfy and write a descripIon of the animal or plant's natural habitat, food source, and characterisIcs to go along with the images. Borders: This geography based project focuses on borders in our towns, ciIes, states, and countries. Students will idenIfy a border and document it through video, photography, interviews and wriIng. We recommend using Lesson Two, `Choosing your Topic', to help your students find a focus for the Borders Project. Local Beach Project: An environmental awareness based project that urges your students to explore the ecology of a nearby ocean, lake, or river. Students will document their local body of water through photography or video. Urban/Rural Environment Project: This project allows students to understand their surrounding environment by exploring and examining the people, places, and architecture through imagery and interviews.

Historic Photograph RecreaCon Project: The Historic Photograph RecreaIon Project calls on students to research and select four historic local photographs, that they will recreate in their original locaIons as best they can. A Picture and a Thousand Words: We encourage all students parIcipaIng in One Day on Earth to write 1,000 words about the images they created and their experience documenIng 10.10.10. Once students have photographed or filmed their day on 10.10.10, we ask that they write one thousand words about the photo or video that they have created and, post what they have [email protected] on their profile or blog along with the image(s). EdiCng CollaboraCon: This is a project in which your class will collaborate with a school in another part of the world a^er 10.10.10. to edit each other's footage into segments. Make and Film a Dance CollaboraCon for 10.10.10: For this project students will explore the universal language of dance (within their own cultural context) by choreographing and recording a dance of their own on 10.10.10. Write and document a song for 10.10.10: This project asks students interested in music to write and record a song for 10.10.10 on video or a sound recording device. Oral History Project: The Oral History Project asks students to idenIfy a local person as the subject of a short documentary video or photo journalism piece about their personal history. Your Meals on 10.10.10: This project asks students to document their meals on 10.10.10 through photography or video. Students will film every meal they eat during the 24hour period of October 10, 2010, including all snacks and drinks. Making a Meal: The making a meal project asks students to document one family or local recipe. Students will explain through images and words how to prepare the recipe, step by step. CelebraCons Project: The project asks students to document a special event on 10.10.10. so that we can see the similariIes and differences in how these events are celebrated globally. Document a Music, Dance or Theater Performance: This is a project designed for musicians, dancers and actors or admirers of music, dance or theater. Students will choose to video or photograph a music, dance, or theater performance in their community, and can choose to go further by interviewing the arIst about their performance. Looking at Money: This project asks students to photograph their currency and explain what it is worth in their community. InvesCgaCng TransportaCon: This project focuses on documenIng how people move through their communiIes. On 10.10.10., students will film how they travel, and where they travel to.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan Overview The top page of each lesson plan outlines the topic, the objecIve, the materials needed, the materials supplied, assignments and the course Ime. This informaIon should help you decide how to design your approach to teaching the lesson to your class. Materials Each lesson is supported by mulImedia and a worksheet. The media includes: Suggested Videos Slide Show Worksheets are available for each lesson, and provide grade appropriate material to engage students in class and at home. They may include: Ques>ons for Discussion Exercises Journal prompts Offline and Online Assignments Suggested Readings One Day On Earth has curated several videos for you to show to your class to support some of the lesson plans. These videos require a high speed internet connecIon. These videos are intended to be watched in the classroom or online. In the body of the lesson plan we've listed suggesIons for exercises and discussion quesIons that you can use during the lesson. Journaling WriIng is a profound way of expressing and gaining deeper understanding of ourselves and our world. One Day on Earth highly recommends uIlizing journaling throughout your class experience with our project. We have built into our toolkits a journal opIon with prompts and wriIng assignments. You may opt to have your students use their journals as a place to keep their notes on the daily lessons. The journal is a space to creaIvely interact with the materials and brainstorm ideas. Journaling can be highly personal and private, and for this reason, we suggest that they be treated as a safe place for your students an unedited, nongraded, nonjudged space. It doesn't [email protected] what your students write; what [email protected] is that they have a daily entry. This can be a photograph, a magazine clipping, a [email protected] thought, a drawing, a poem, an account of their day, a list of things to do, notes on a lesson, or any of the suggested journal topics. In addiIon to journals, please explore the blog feature on the One Day on Earth website, which you and your students ages 13 and over can use to keep your own blogs. You can use the blogs to post [email protected] assignments and photos, and to embed videos. Students can find their blog on the One Day on Earth website by going to: My Page, and then click on Blog Posts (found on the le^ side of the page under their profile picture.)


We shoot. This day is for parIcipaIon, and to acIvely document the world around you. It is a Sunday. All projects must be shot on this day. This day is not for watching the website or visiIng the archive, it is for documenIng the world and creaIng the archive.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the goal of the project? To create an open, shareable archive and documentary film of the world on 10/10/10. We hope to enlighten, teach and benefit humanity through global collaboraIon and inspired media creaIon. Together, we seek to find a deeper understanding of life on this planet. Are there rules to using the site? Yes, please refer to our community guidelines. Is this a oneCme event? 10/10/10 is the first One Day on Earth but hopefully not the last. Why 10.10.10? It's an easy date to remember. 10.10.10 is as unique and normal as any other day on Earth. Does everything need to be created on 10.10.10? Yes, all official submissions to our archive must be created on 10.10.10. But this is a community, so please feel free to share anything you'd like on your profile, discussion, or group pages before or a^er 10.10.10. How is this project financed? We are a project of the CreaIve Visions foundaIon 501(c)(3), which means we have been surviving on donaIons of people like you, lots of amazing volunteers, and inkind contribuIons. We are acIvely seeking appropriate sponsors. If you believe your company might be a good fit for our project, please email [email protected] to find out about sponsorship opportuniIes. How can I help? Sign up. Invite friends and family around the world. ParIcipate on 10/10/10. If you want to get more involved email [email protected] If you're feeling charitable, we need help, all donaIons are taxdeducIble

Do I get a copy of the final film? Yes , if you parIcipate and contribute at least one minute of legal content to the project you receive free online access to the final film. I am part of a nonprofit, how can we collaborate? Please visit to find out about our iniIaIve to support causes around the world. I am an educator and would like to parCcipate. Where do I find out more informaCon about your educaConal program? Please visit What do you want me to film or document on 10.10.10? Anything. Though, here are four forms of inspiraIon prevalent in our community: 1. Share: Share your experience with the world. 2. Create: Explore a subject or creaIve process you find inspiring. 3. Inspire Change: Expose a locaIon or issue you feel could be improved. 4. Learn: InvesIgate an issue or topic you want to know more about I would like to report abuse of the One Day On Earth site or project what do I do? We strive to sustain a posiIve and supporIve community that is interested in the public good. We take any abuse of our community infrastructure very seriously. Please feel free to report any grievance to [email protected] Please include links and a detailed explanaIon of the issue. I wish to document a controversial subject, what is your stand on censorship? We do not desire to censor content. However, certain subjects carry both legal and logisIcal issues that could be harmful to our network if not properly regulated. You are responsible for your own content. No sexually explicit material or pornography. No videos that incite hatred, include hate speech, defamatory or discriminatory speech, or videos depicIng unlawful acts or extreme violence. If you believe you have a special topic that is important, but fear it may violate our guidelines, or present a personal safety issue in crediIng you to the content please email [email protected] with the subject heading "special topic".

Media Submission Guidelines

Save all your original high resoluCon content: Given that the compressed video and photo files hosted on our site are not of a high enough quality to use in a moIon picture, broadcast, or print, it is criIcal that you save all your original high resoluIon elements. Should my video be edited? There is no requirement for ediIng. In fact, if you intend to edit, we ask that you upload and share you best selecIon of footage before you do a fully sculpted edit. This increases your chances of being prominently featured. What is the maximum video size and length? Vimeo is our video services partner. All technical specificaIons are in line with their requirements. In accordance with Vimeo, upload file size is limited to 500 MB. However, you are welcome to upload mulIple clips within the limitaIons of your Vimeo account. Should I compress my videos before uploading them? Possibly. It could mean that you can submit a longer upload of equal quality. Please see Vimeo's compression suggesIons for the best advice on how to do it. [email protected]:// What video formats are accepted? As per Vimeo's guidelines we accept all resoluIons in the following file types: asf, asx, avi, divx, dv, dvx, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, qt, wmv, 3g2, 3gp, 3ivx and 3vx Who owns my content? You do. You will retain ownership and rights. In order to create a film and other creaIve projects you will need to agree to grant One Day on Earth a nonexclusive royalty free license. What is the submission deadline for content? November 10th 2010. Photo Submission SpecificaCons: Photos may not exceed 10MB in size. We support photos in .jpg, .gif, and .png formats. Releases: Please have people that are recognizable in your footage sign appearance releases to assure we can use your submission in a film.

All content is to be uploaded to after 10.10.10.

Things that are coming:

Release Forms Upload Tutorial Lesson 10 EdiIng Lesson

Who is in our community?

One Day on Earth currently has many idenIfiable communiIes interacIng within our website space: professional filmmakers, nonprofit organizaIons, inspired ciIzens, and teachers and students who have signed up to parIcipate through our educaIon program supported by our toolkits. Your classroom may choose to interact with all or some of these communiIes. (Consider making a connecIon with a partner school in another part of the world by visiIng our CrossCultrual EducaIon CollaboraIon Guide: [email protected]:// 4358628:Page:17896.)

Online Classroom

Your online classroom will be your class portal to the One Day on Earth community. If your students are 13 years old or above, we suggest that they create individual profiles that will link to your online classroom group, under your discreIon. Under the COPA Act, no child under the age of 13 may have their own profile, and must parIcipate in our project through the supervision of an adult. Consider using your classroom page to list your syllabus, classroom assignments, suggested reading links, and class schedule for parIcipaIon. Also consider using your blog space as a place for your students to share ideas, video, photography and wriIng assignments. You can use this page to list arIcles for students to read, interact with other schools, watch embedded videos, and upload your own media and informaIon. We suggest you consider collaboraIng with your colleagues on projects and generate lessons specific to your local experience.

Follow the tutorial on the following pages to setup your online classroom.

Creating a class page on One Day on Earth

To create a class page on One Day on Earth you must first sign up for a One Day on Earth account. If you do not already have one, you can go to:, click the `Sign Up' [email protected], and follow the on screen instrucIons. Note: It may take a short while before a One Day on Earth staff member is able to approve your account. If your students are 13 or older, and will have individual One Day on Earth profiles, you will also need the email addresses of all of your students to invite them once your classroom is setup. Once you have a One Day on Earth user ID, go to: [email protected]://

Privacy: Make sure you have `Moderated Membership' selected. This ensures that only you, and your students ages 13 and over can be members of this classroom. Be sure to uncheck the boxes for `Members can invite other people to join' and `Allow people to request membership'. This will ensure that this is a private page for you and your students only.

Name: Enter your name, or a name that you'd like to give your classroom. Image: Feel free to upload an image represenIng your school or class.


In order to keep classrooms separate from other types of groups on One Day on Earth, the first line of your classes descripIon MUST be as follows: Classroom [Primary/Middle/Secondary/University (whichever age range best describes your class)] [Your Country] (Note: Primary=48,Middle=912,Secondary=1318,University=18+) Your first line should look similar to the following examples: Classroom Primary Japan Classroom Middle Brazil Classroom Secondary Poland Classroom University Namibia

Website: If your school or class has a website, please enter it here:

LocaCon: Country, Region, City... the more specific the [email protected]

It will take a short while before a One Day on Earth staff member has a chance to approve your group. You will receive an email confirmaIon. CongratulaCons! You Created A Classroom Page.

Administering your Classroom

InviCng Students: Note: Only students ages 13 and older are allowed on the One Day on Earth network. To invite students over the age of 13, go to your classroom page and click the `+ Invite More People' link.

We recommend you: Enter Email Addresses Manually: Where you will enter your students' email addresses individually to invite them to the classroom.

You've now started your own One Day on Earth online classroom, and invited your students to join. They will receive email invitaCons to the classroom. Students who are not yet signed up to parCcipate in One Day on Earth will be prompted to register before they can join the classroom.



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