Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ugandan Global Project 2010

Mrs. Ranney and her class have joined with several other educational bloggers from around the world to form the
Ugandan Global Project! 

Members:   2KM  * 2KJ * Mrs. Yollis * Mrs. Ranney * Mr. Salsich * Team Toa 

This projects brings students together from Australia, North America, Asia, and Africa. 

Here is a movie created by Mrs. Yollis and her students
as an introduction to the project!

Head over to the Ugandan Global Project and sign-up to follow us using email or the RSS feed!

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What do you think of this project? 

What can be learned?

Find some facts about Uganda and share them in your comment!


  1. Uganda is so far away however the computer can bring all of so close to one another. We look forward to helping sponsor your Uganda walk. I am sure many students have to walk quite far to get to school every day in Uganda. Many schools are made of cinder blocks and are just one room, and their play is outside. I know these students will be delighted to have a playground. Grammy Zanger

  2. @Grammy Zanger,
    Thank you so much for your support of our blog and the Uganda project. We are so excited to help the children in Uganda realize the dream of having a playground.
    If you have photos from Uganda from your travels, we would love to post them here on the blog!
    Mrs. Ranney

  3. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I am looking forward to doing the walk. I think I walked three miles once when we were in Seattle, Washington.

    I learned that Uganda's national sports are cricket and rugby.

    Your student,

  4. Dear Class, Uganda was a colony of Great Britain until they gained their Independence. What country was the United States a colony of before we declared our independence? An interesting fact!

  5. Hi Mrs. Ranney,

    What a wonderful project to be involved in. I know that there is a lot of poverty in Uganda. I also found out that the life expectancy for men is 52 and 53 for women. I also found out that the capital of Uganda is Kampala.

    By helping the children to have an education, we may be able to break the cycle of poverty.

    Good luck with the project,
    from Ms. Tieppo

  6. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I think my other post got lost, so I am writing a new one.

    I am excited about the Ugandan Project!

    This project shows the power of a community just like we learned about in Social Studies. All of our blogging communities are going to help another community that needs help in Uganda. One person cannot do a lot, but by working together as a community we can make a difference.

    A sad fact about Uganda: about a quarter of the population in Uganda cannot read or write.

    Your student,

  7. Hi everyone,

    I am so thrilled that you are learning about Uganda! My family was very fortunate to have 3 little girls from Uganda come and stay with us for a few days a couple of years ago. My children would tell you that that one short visit changed our lives. These children were so imaginative and full of love and joy. I remember reading them, "Miss Spider's Tea Party" at bedtime and they laughed so hard they couldn't fall asleep.

    It is always so exciting to learn about other cultures and how people live. I know that you will find that you learn so many wonderful things through your blog this year and the world will become a place that you will love to explore as you get older.

    Mrs. Harding

  8. Dear Class,
    I am so excited that you are interested in learning about Uganda. I found that English is the official language of Uganda. I want to share with you that right now I am in Nicaragua visiting my family. Spanish is the official language of Nicaragua; however, like in Uganda, English is spoken domestically in the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua because, in the middle of the seventeenth century, the British established a protectorate on the eastern seaboard of this country. This protectorate ended two centuries later with the rise of the Spanish Viceroyalty, but the people of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua still preserve their British heritage. Greetings! Adios Amigos. Aidan's Aunt.

  9. Hello Mrs.Ranney & class
    It was very interesting to read your blog & to see you are learning about the different people around the globe and their life and culture.I am sure the children benefit so much from this project. I am looking foreword following your project in the future.

    Ariel's granny Yael from Israel

  10. @Mrs. Harding,
    Thank you for your amazing comment. It was very interesting to learn about the loving, joyful Ugandan children that stayed in your home. We hope you can join us on our walk on October 22nd! Keep following our blog as we learn more about Uganda and about the other members of the Ugandan Global Project!
    Mrs. Ranney's Class

  11. @ Auntie Nadia,
    Thanks for visiting our blog and adding Nicaragua to out flag counter.
    It was nice to hear from you. I hope you are enjoying your trip.

  12. Dear Ariel's Grandmother,
    Thank you so much for visiting our blog! I also hope that the kids in Uganda appreciate the money we donated to them. I think it's really intersting. Some more information about the walk is we're walking on October 22, and a school in China ,two classes in the same school in Australia, a class next door to ours and another class in the U.S.A ,and our class. If you have any questions please ask.
    Please visit our blog again!

    Your Friend,

    Your Friend,

  13. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    We hope we raise money for UGP.We hope that Mrs. Harding will come on the walk with us.

    Edo and Kevin

  14. Dear Uganda Friends,

    This walk inspired me into helping raise money to help you fund your new playground. I hope it is successful and that you have a lot of fun playing on it.

    Natasha from California in Mrs. Ranney's Class


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