Last year, we used this blog to:
- Let members of the public post Your Thoughts
- Highlight related books & websites (for Adult/ Young People, and for Children)
- Published the submissions for the photography contest and CONTEST WINNERS
- Highlighted "Sept-11" Related Enquiries
- Booklist on Citizenship & Democracy
- On top of that, we had physical displays of the books mentioned in the blog (we will remember to take pictures of the this year)
Some thoughts on what we plan to do this year:
- We'll continue to use this blog as the primary way to engage the public. As for the theme, while it will anchor on "September 11", the broader theme is actually about "Harmony", "Tolerance" and "Dialogue". Why? Because as our tagline goes, "It's about Community, not Geography". We've explained it here.
- We're thinking of having teens talking or blogging about the theme. Young people might have something to say on those issues. Perhaps post in their blogs, or start one.
- The expressions could take the form of group discussions/ book talks, poems, drawings, photos etc. Maybe an open performance?
- We could have Peer-to-peer book recommendations. For instance, adults recommending for other adults (and teens for teens; recommendations by children, for other children)
- Or how about an Instant Messenging discussion at a pre-agreed time? Wouldn't that be cool?
- Maybe Real-time Digital Videoconferencing? Well the time zone might be tricky... An overnight discussion/ pajama party in the library? So that we could chat with our friends from a different time zone (their morning is our night)
What do you think of this idea?
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Tag: the September project 2005