22 April 2010 - E
Today Norman began to correct the text about the slums in the Third World. Cédric had to reform the journal entries and continued with Patrick to work on the conclusion. Futher Patrick corrected some text passages.

9 April 2010 – 21 April 2010 (8 lessons)
We are very sorry that we had to shorten these 8 lessons into one journal entry. But as we put all this journal entries in the same time on wikispace, we had to recognize that next time as we signed, all the journal entries were deleted.
But we can say that in this 8 lessons Norman continued his work on slums, Cédric and Patrick worked on conclusions and corrected their texts.

8 April 2010 – E
In this double-lession we discussed again the improvements, which Mister Alean gave us. And Norman began to work on the theme slums.

7 April 2010 – Gg
We finally got our estimation for our presentation. We discussed the good and the bad points with Mister Alean and he gave us good feedback to improve our work.

1 April 2010 – E
At the beginning of this double-lession we wanted to finish our presentation. The class was cooperative and answered our questions. We were not able to start a good discussion. This is a point which we discussed in our group and which we want to improve.
In the rest of the double-lession we heard 3 more presentations. They informed us about their work on the topics “Child Labour“, “Migrant Workers“ and “Open name topic“. The last presentation was about Bantu and Zulu culture.

31 March 2010 – Gg
In this geography lesson we had our presentation. First, the members of the group “The Role of Women“ told us about their work. It was interesting to hear what they found out but it was also sad to know how bad women are treated in South Africa and in the third world.
Afterwars it was our turn. Norman led into the presentation and started with a conclusion about the living conditions in Kaffir Boy. Cédric continued and told the class about housing in South Africa, especially in Soweto, which is a township in SA. Patrick finished the first part and the class could hear about the conditions in the third world in general.
In the second part, we gave a worksheet to our colleagues. They started to think about it and answered a few questions but unfortunately the bell ringed.
We were asked to continue on thursday. To continue on thursday was not our intention but we had no other option. This was bad because Patrick was absent on thursday so our group was not complete.

19 April 2010 - E 26 March 2010 - Gg
Cédric has finished today the worksheet which we will use on milestone 1, our first presentation. Herr Alean gave us some good ideas for the living conditions in the third world and so, Norman worked on this theme. Patrick was still ill.

Alean 25.3.2010:
  • Why was progress limitted? Dis you not have documents available due to Patrick's absence? Then you need to get organized better!
  • Note that I chnaged the formatting a bit on this page. You had a lot of formatting in the Text which comes from MS Word. You can see here how to avoid this in the future (it's very difficult to get rod of the wrong formats in a Wiki).

25 March 2010 - E
Today Patrick was ill and so our work process was a bit limited. But Norman and Cédric could work for the coming presentation and they finished their texts. Additionaly, Norman made a better layout in all three pages and checked the links for our sources.

This time I entered some comments on these two pages:
South Africa

Gerber: Your journal now contains some reflection. Continue like this and try to be even more precise. (Where was your work/ method successful? Where was it less good? Try to find reasons for this and state what you can learn from your work experience.)

19 March 2010 - Gg

Cédric was busy with his text about South Africa. Patrick helped Cédric. Norman deciced to write an impression about the film "Hab und Gut in aller Welt".

18 March 2010 - E

In the first lesson, Cédric and Patrick continued to work on their topics. Now it is more and more difficult to find informations to write about because we have not got much sources.
That is why Norman searched the "Medi" for further sources.
In the second lesson, Patrick helped Cédric with his text about South Africa. Norman and Cédric watched a passage from the movie "Hab und Gut in aller Welt" which presents family portraits in the third world. We watched the part about Uganda.
"Hab und Gut in aller Welt"

17 March 2010 - Gg

Cedric found some interesting informations in his topic. He likes to write about that. Patrick and Norman continued to correct each others texts.

15 March 2010 - E

Cédric and Patrick continued to work on their topics because they have got topics with a lot of content. Norman and Patrick started to read each others texts to look after the orthography and to see if the text is understandable.

12 March 2010 - Gg

We received an e-mail from Mrs. Eggenberger who answered our questions. The given informations unfortunately did not really help us because they were too general. Further all of us again were writing at their text. Norman managed to finish the overall impression.

We would like to show you the answers from Mrs.Eggenberger from World Vision :

1. What are the living conditions in the slums of South Africa?
The Living conditions are very poor considering the fact that 49% of the South African population are living in below the poverty line.

2. What material are these houses made of?
Metal Roof Sheets, Plastic sheeting , Card boxes, paper, Wooden Planks , sticks , mud , anything one could think of which would make a kindof a house

3. What about infrastructure such as water supply, electricity supply, canalization, waste disposal, public transport, shopping facilities, medical care, police and fire service?
Very poor , as they are "informal settlements" they do not appear on the map and the plans for the municipalities , hence no public investment will take place as lonf as they are declared "informal" . Although the Government is making great efforts in recognizing the settlements in order to provide very basic services in education and water and sanitation .

4. Please answer this questions also for the third world in general.
Well this is VERY general and it depends from country to country .Could you be a bit more specific ?

11 March 2010 - E

Norman continued to write the overall impression. The next step will be to include the topics water, neighbourhood and toilets.
He was also doing some corrections in the journal and on other pages.
Patrick insert a few pictures and continued to write his text. He had no problems but is very happy with his success.
Céedric also continued to write his text about South Africa. His source was the magazine "Merian Südafrika". There were few problems with translation but it will be ok now.

9 March 2010 – Gg

Patrick took out the pictures again because he did not have the rights to take them from the internet. He had to change his working strategy: There was not any material anymore to be found in the internet if he looked for "Third World" or other such general expressions. So he now began to look for the situation in specific Third World's countries, such as Bangladesh.
Norman began to write a conclusion about the passages we wrote out of the book.
Cedric again continued writing at his text and looked for adequate pictures.

8 March 2010 – E

Patrick inserted a few pictures with impressions of how houses and shacks in the Third World look like.
Norman wrote an e-mail to Mrs. Eggenberger in which he phrased some questions she will hopefully answer. Further he searched our texts for mistakes. At home, he installed the freeware "Sweet Home 3D", which you can easily find here .
Then he drawed some 3D-Pictures to show how the shacks in which they had to live in could have looked like. --> 3D-Views
Cedric continued working at his text about housing in South Africa by translating german written passages to english.

5 March 2010 – Gg

We decided to look for further information on the internet. We finally found the homepage of World Vision, which is an aid organisation. Norman had a nice chat with Miss Eggenberger who promised him to answer our questions about the living conditions in South Africa and in the third world in general.
Cedric and Patrick were working on their topics. Patrick had difficulties to find pages that fit with his topic.

Alean: What do you mean by "travelling on their topics"? What did they achieve? Were there any difficulties or successes?
Norman: "travelling on their topic" was a mistake. I meant "working" but made the false link to our french education so I unfortuantely used the word
"travailler" in english :-)

4 March 2010 – E

In this double lesson we decided to divide the different topics. Cédric is busy doing Housing in South Africa, Patrick works on Housing in the Third World and Norman picks out the passages in Kaffir Boy which describe the living conditions.
We noticed that the topic Housing in Kaffir Boy is not much so Norman will join the other topics to support the team.
We also remarked that looking for information of our topic is very difficult. We have to look for other sources than the internet.
That’s why Cédric borrowed two books about South Africa from the Mediothek.

1 March 2010 - E

We had our first english lesson after the holidays and started with the project Kaffir Boy.
For a beginning we compared our notes on "housing, infrastructure" and figured out very rough ideas how to continue with this project.