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An Authentic Real-World Problem-Based Learning Activity for students in grades 3-8

- Around the Globe- Promoting Learning 24-7!!




Here are the buddy class list. Please make contact with one another.Go to the class page and use the discussion board. If you would like an email adddress of the teacher, please contact Tom McGee at mcgeet@lmsd.org.

Joyful Jays & Cyber Chickens
Belmont Hills Jordan & Qatar Douglas

Belmont Hills Florian & Qatar McWilliams
North Daviess & Qatar Rimmer
Taradale & Briscoe
Bonduel & Wilder
Cyber Polar Bears & GW Carver
Winneconne & Qatar Bray




Inspired By The True Story...


In 2000, a 4 year old cancer patient named Alexandra "Alex" Scott announced a seemingly simple idea -she was holding a lemonade stand to
raise money to help "her doctors" find a cure for kids with cancer. The idea was put into action by Alex and her older brother, Patrick, when they set up the first "Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer" on their front lawn in July of 2000.

For the next four years, despite her deteriorating health, Alex held an annual lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research.
Following her inspirational example, thousands of lemonade stands and other fundraising events have been held across the country by children,
schools, businesses, and organizations, all to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer. On August 1st, 2004, Alex died
peacefully at the age of 8 -- she had raised over $1 million for childhood cancer research in her short lifetime.

Alex's spirited determination to raise awareness and money for all childhood cancer while she bravely fought her own deadly battle with
cancer has inspired thousands of people, from all walks of life to raise money and give to her cause. Alex's family and supporters are committed
to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501c3 charity. As of June 2007, Alex's Lemonade
Stand Foundation has raised over $16 million for childhood cancer research. The result -- Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has given
millions of dollars for childhood cancer research across the United States!



Rationale

This is a collaborative project with the Lower Merion School District in Ardmore, PA, and classrooms around the globe. Inspired by the true story of Alex Scott, Project Lemonade was started to get kids to think about how they can make a difference in the world. When faced with her biggest challenge, Alex decided to start a lemonade stand to raise money for cancer research. Alex's Lemonade Stand has drawn national attention, and has raised millions of dollars for pediatric cancer research. Watch Alex's Inspiring Story....

This project will encompass the participation of classrooms all over the world. A 5 month long project duration will enable classrooms to connect , whenever, wherever. 3 videoconference events will take place to connect kids from other countries and cultures. Through videoconferencing, blogging, and a wiki, students will work together to solve real problems in their own school, community, country, and the world. Students will debate, discuss, and generate questions based on essential questions that will drive the project. The project will culminate with a product to be shared via Ex: video, podcast, etc. This project is about real world problems and how we can make a difference in the world.