Eagle Mountain Middle School • William Cook

This video was produced as part of the Vancouver Biennale 2017 BIG IDEAS school project at Eagle Mountain Middle School. Eagle Mountain Grade 6 to 8 explore the theme of identity through spoken word. The students investigate how do stories shape identity and how do stories help our identities evolve. This inquiry project inspires youth and encourage them to use creative writing as a means to form global connections. The students discover how youth around the world perceive identity, what nationality means to them and how they can relate to one another. Through an international poetry exchange using a shared folder; the students exchanged their messages with youth in 8 different countries around the world. This exchange create an opportunity for students to create lasting friendships and share stories with other youth from different background.


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