2009 15 and Under: 1st place
IgorColégio I. L. Peretz, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ANMOLDARBARI LAL D.A.V. MODEL SCHOOL,NDBlock,Pitampura,Delhi, Delhi, India
DANIELLE - 9anoCEM Pres. Tancredo de Almeida Neves, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ToriWoodstock Elementary School, AL, United States
DrewWoodstock Elementary School, AL, United States
ChaseWoodstock Elementary School, AL, United States
15 & under
dos Santos Barbosa DanielEM Pres. Tancredo de Almeida Neves, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kristin LightseyWoodstock Elementary School, AL, United States
This has been a rocking experience for all of us on this team. We are from India, Brazil, and the USA. India isn’t much influenced by rock music, so Anmol heard the term “Rock Music” for the first time when he started this project. It took awhile to learn the basic terms of rock music. Every time an issue seemed to arrive, we talked together to solve it. Learning is an ongoing process and is never stopped, so we learned about rock music and about each other’s cultures. The work was divided among the team members by decades and each team member chose a decade to develop. Despite this division, there was a great interaction between the components of the team, each one with a large contribution to the work of the others through images, texts, translations, corrections, opinions. We worked really as a team. Anmol and Danielle were able to help organize the team and the pages, saw things that needed to be done and made the images, or added the text. Anmol is responsible for the layout and design of the project. Chase, Drew, and Tori researched their decades and wrote the content. Many of the images were added by Danielle who is more experienced with drawing. As the project came together, each person saw things that would make the pages better and contributed as needed. Chase had an unfortunate problem during the last week of the deadline when his house burned to the ground. The other members of the team picked up with his work since he could not be at school.
The team is made up of students from India, Brazil, and the United States. India is an eastern country and is not much influenced by rock music, so Anmol learned about rock music for the very first time. It took about two weeks for him to understand the basic terms of rock music and thereafter he started his article. Danielle and Igor are from Brazil, and they already loved rock music. Danielle is learning English, so much of her work had to be translated by Tori, Chase, and Drew in the United States. Igor has been a rock lover since 2005, but this project made his love of rock grow. Some rock in Brazil is different from the United States, but some artists are popular in both the United States and Brazil. The team learned about the rock bands in both countries, and also learned how Europe had an impact on rock music. Every single member helped each other in spite of the language differences, the differences in ages (our ages range from 9 to 14), and the differences in culture.