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Bridges Story Guide NuestraFamilia English

Bridges Story Guide NuestraFamilia English

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Digital Story Guide
© Bridges to Understanding 1 of 3
Digital Story: Pukllasunchis, Nuestra Familia
Bridges site:
Cusco, Peru
Produced by:
Sebastian, Andre, Anjel, Rebeca, Lucero and Rey
Sebastian describes how his school, Colegio Pukllasunchis, is like a family, and the unique processthey use to resolve conflict.
To recognize that everyone experiences conflict, and there are peaceful ways to work together toresolve conflicts in our communities.
Anticipation Activity
True/False1. Students can’t be friends with their teachers at Pukllasunchis. True False2. Rimanacuy is a Spanish word that means “festival.” True False3. Students help to clean their school at Pukllasunchis. True False4. Students at Pukllasunchis have an effective method to resolve problems orconflicts at their school.True False
Pre-Activity Research – 
(Internet or Library References)Peruhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/pe.html http://www.knowledgerush.com/kr/encyclopedia/Peru/Geography/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_peoples_in_Peru http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quechua http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/countries/country_peru.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu http://www.culturefocus.com/peru.htm 
Digital Story Guide
© Bridges to UnderstandingDigital story guide format and content contributed by Sharon Greenberg, teacher and Bridges volunteer 
2 of 3
Cusco, Peru – Identify the followingExact location-Hemispheres-Continent-Country-Mountain Range-Climate -
Comprehension Questions
(after viewing the digital story)
How many families does Sebastian have?2.
What three elements does Sebastian’s school have that makes it feel like a family? (He specificallynames them).3.
What language does the word Rimankuy come from? What does the word “Rimankuy“ mean?4.
What happens during Rimanakuy?
General Questions
1. What is the message of this digital story?2. How are their lives as children different from and similar to yours?3. What is the event/issue/problem expressed in the digital story?4. What major problems and issues does your community or culture face today (environmental, political,social)?5. How are these young people working to make positive changes in their community or in the world?6. Is awareness one way to make change? Explain your answer.
Making a movie - explain your answers
1. This digital movie is used to share an experience. What other forms of expression could he have used?2. How is one able to show emotions using digital photography?3. Does the voice and/or music add to the tone and/or mood of the digital story? If so, how?4. Was it important for the story to include photos of people? Why or why not?5. Why might it be important to carry your camera with you at all times?6. What is in the photo that helps you know about the culture?7. What is the photographer trying to communicate to us?8. Do the pictures look posed? If so, to what purpose?9. Do the pictures look spontaneous? If so, to what purpose?
Follow-up Discussion
How do you resolve conflict and share chores at your school? In your community?
Could you start something like Rimanacuy at your school?
What could be the consequences of a strike at your school?
Was locking the teacher out a positive way to resolve the issue the students had? Was there abetter way to resolve the problem? Explain.

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