Discovering People and Processes
DAY 2 ACTIVITY
Learn about the process of making everyday items
Create a draft of your “My Global Connections Infographic”
Paper or notebook
Pencil, pen, or other writing tool
“Infographic Template” handout (optional)
We’re thinking about
“How do the things we use connect us to people and places around the world?”
Your challenge this week is to create a “My Global Connections Infographic” showing how the items you use every day connect you to faraway people and places.
Let's Get Started!
Look back at the list of items you found in your home. Did you find a pencil? A phone? A T-shirt?
The items you found went through a process before they got to you. That means things happened to them, one after another, that changed them.
The items started with materials found on earth and ended up as things you use.
Look at the pictures to the left. They show a process. Each arrow points you to the next step. The steps of this process are:
Take: Get material from the earth
Make: Make it into something new
Send: Get it to people who use it
Use: Buy or use it
the actions that happen one after another to change something
Let’s explore a process like the one described above.
So what is the process that brings chocolate to our local store?
Step 2: Make
The seeds are put in boxes so they get very hot. They turn from white to brown.
Next, the seeds must dry out. The dried seeds are called cocoa beans.
Then, the beans are cooked at a very high heat. The shells are taken off. The beans are ground into a powder. The powder is heated and cooled to make a “mass” that will become chocolate.
“Does Your Class Know What Cacao Is?” video from Eat Happy Project
Pulling it all together:
Watch this video to learn more about the process of making chocolate.
Take another look around you and notice all the objects you use.
How do these connect you to people and places far away?
Are there connections you already knew about?
Are there connections that surprised you?
Are there any objects or items you’d like to add to the list of items you created?
Your challenge this week: Create a “My Global Connections Infographic” showing the way you are connected to people and places through the items you use.
Today, you will use the information you’ve collected about your items to start creating your infographic.
words and pictures that are used together to explain something quickly and clearly
Today, you will only create a sketch of your infographic using pencil.
Your infographic will show how the items you use every day connect you to faraway people and places.
On a piece of paper, create a sketch in pencil of your “My Global Connections Infographic” (or use the “Infographic Template” handout if you like).
Remember to save your sketch! You’ll use it to create your final “My Global Connections Infographic.”