The Students Rebuild One Million Bones Challenge called on students worldwide to create handmade bones and take a stand against conflict and mass atrocities. June 8 - 10, these bones will cover the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in a visual petition against humanitarian crisess. Each bone made and sent in generated $1 from the Bezos Family foundation for CARE's work in these regions, up to $500,000!
To deepen students' understanding about humanitarian crises, Students Rebuild provides educators with four free, interactive resources:
- Interactive Video Conferences (IVCs)
- On Tour!
Interactive Video Conferences (IVCs)
IVCs provide students with the unique opportunity to connect with their peers and guest speakers in real time. In these two-part programs, students learn more about the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia and how they can help their peers through the One Million Bones Challenge.
Format: Two 60-minute videoconference sessions
Part 1 (60 minutes)– Guest Speaker Discussion: In this session, students will learn from experts in the field and challenge partners about humanitarian crises in the DRC and Somalia and how participation in the One Million Bones Challenge will positively impact these countries.
Part 2 (60 minutes)– Peer-to-Peer Discussion: Students will reconnect with their peers from the first session to reflect and learn how to plan their own bone-making event. Students will share ideas and hear best practices from students who have already held school-wide bone-making events.
How do I participate?
1. Register for an IVC session.
2. Do you have videoconferencing equipment? We use a special platform called h.323. Videoconferencing equipment such as Polycom, Cisco, or Lifesize are some examples that run on this platform. Please note: Skype and Google Hangout will not work! Still not sure? Check with your school IT personnel to confirm. If not, we can provide your school with downloadable software. Please indicate if you need this software when you register.
3. Prepare your students for the videoconference dialogue by downloading our curriculum!
On Saturday, June 8, we'll cover the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with 1,000,000 million bones crafted by students, educators, artists and activists. If you can't join us in person, watch our free, live webcasts from the National Mall. All times shown are Eastern:
- 11:00 a.m. - Noon Behind the Scenes - OMB (One Million Bones) on the National Mall
- 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. Speakers & Entertainment
Click here to visit the Live Webcast page!
Students Rebuild On Tour! is the perfect opportunity for you and your community to raise awareness of humanitarian crises, generate funds for CARE's work in Somalia and the DRC and help us cover the National Mall in Washington D.C. with 1,000,000 handmade bones June 8 - 10, 2013. Read more on our blog here.
The One Million Bones project offers classroom discussion, hands-on exploration and important lessons beyond the classroom. Explore this free curriculum to assist with your cross-curricular lessons in social studies, political science, world literature, art and design, community service, service learning, science and math: