Project: Global Issues for Women

Teacher: Nancy Vega
School: Topeka High School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 03/04/2009
End Date: 04/10/2009
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

I am requesting female mentors who have lived in, conducted business with, or in any extensive way experienced other countries and cultures. Furthermore, I have one student who would do much better if their mentor could communicate in Spanish.


Students will be evaluated on communications with mentors,weekly assignments, and final project (a Power Point presentation)


Reading--student will comprehend pieces of exposition, technical, and narrative writing. Writing Benchmarks--students will use standard American English conventions; student will write using a process that includes preparation, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing to create their presentation. Students will establish purpose and audience during the process. Social Studies benchmark--student will analyze the social climate for women in the global environment.



Grade Level:


Content Area:

Women's Studies

Student Outcomes:

Students will create Power Point presentation that provides an audience with information about women from the international community familiar to their mentor.

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

Student will communicate with their mentors by sending a message about their personal evaluation of their project. They will reflect upon what they have learned, what they might like to learn more about, and what they could have done to better their experience/roject. They will also ponder how this experience will affect their future activities and pursuits. Additionally, students will brainstorm, and hopefully implement ways they might share their information with students from outside our classroom.

Teacher Role:

The teacher will provide weekly reports to the mentor explaining the activities for the week and the progress that has been made during weekly clasroom project time. The teacher will inform the mentor of interruptions in the communication process, caused by the school's schedule. The teacher will follow ITP requirements.

Mentor Role:

The mentor is asked to complete all requirements as outlined by the project plans and ITP. If mentors cannot communicate at any time, the mentor will inform the teacher. The mentor is asked to send any questions or concerns to the teacher for review and clarification, so that unnecessary difficulties can be avoided.