WARS & WHY THEY EXIST - 'KALASHNIKOV'S DREAM'

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'Kalashnikov's Dream' is an engaging, cross-curricular program. Presented in four media-rich lessons as a ‘kit’, the completed program allows students to extend their knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding of language and history as well as a much-needed discussion about wars and why they exist. 

The Toolkit helps students to make connections between history and their own opinions. This pioneering program covers a raft of educational standards and comes in two main parts, a Teacher Guide along with a student-facing PowerPoint loaded with films and other visual assets for a truly stimulating classroom experience.

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February 2020
Mr. Templeton, I am interested in using your lesson as well, but have also found that I can't access the video clips. I did download both presentations, and while the images and quotes come through nicely, the video links do not. I also have Google Slideshow, so that is likely the issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I also appreciate you sharing such a thoughtful resource!
February 2020
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. It's the second reported issue with the videos out of 650 downloads. Isolated yes, but no less serious and there clearly is a software issue to resolve here. Keen to get to the bottom of this. The videos run from the student facing powerpoint, not the teacher guide, so once the student presentation has been opened in PP, you have the opening title slide (slide one). When you click to go to the next slide, the video should run automatically. Are you saying that the video simply doesn't play at this point? It seems that Google slideshow isn't picking up the 'auto run' command - I could perhaps produce a version where you have to click a video icon on slide 2, in order to run the video. This may help. Would you like me to do this? I would just need an email address to send the revised version. It would be a download, because of the large videos files, the final presentation being over 100Mb. Happy to do this. Just let me know what you want me to do.
February 2020
Any joy getting this to run for you?
December 2019
The resources and questions seem awesome. But I can't access the videos. Is there any way to get links for the videos? They aren't showing up in my downloads; and I only have the capability to do google slides.
December 2019
The videos are embedded on the Student presentation - did you download this as well as the Teacher Guide? The Guide and the Student presentation work as a pair and synch together. The Student Presentation is a PP. If the videos still don't play, I'll send you direct online links, but it should work. Let me know how you get along and I'll support in any way I can.
December 2019
Did you get the videos running OK?
April 2019
it has everything a teacher needs, and you can always mold it to your liking. Thank you!
April 2019
Thank you for your important note. When you've had a chance to absorb further, I'd be interested to learn which aspect worked best for you.
April 2019
I'm considering producing a follow up program on Immigration, based on a Radio Play I produced. Again, surrounding the subject from an ethical POV and why people always appear to make distinctions. The "them and us" of the thing. What do you think? Especially given current climate.
July 2019
My latest teacher toolkit on migration is now available of SML: https://sharemylesson.com/node/312368 CHRISTOPHER
April 2019
Important ethical and political themes, with well-chosen case studies and role-play activities. A strong initiative - would be great to see more topics covered on similar lines.
April 2019
Thanks Naomi - striving to create a new educational vehicle: one that makes students sit up and engage but at the same time absorb the ethical questions posed within it. Ones that they will in turn face and have to answer in adulthood. In other words, to intellectualize students early through a more powerful visual medium.
April 2019
Naomi, I'm considering producing a follow up program on Immigration, based on a BBC Radio Play I produced. Again, surrounding the subject from an ethical POV and why people always appear to make distinctions. The "them and us" of the thing. What do you think?
July 2019
My latest teacher toolkit on migration is now available of SML: https://sharemylesson.com/node/312368 CHRISTOPHER
March 2019
This lesson plan is meant to encourage kids to consider all the different perspectives related to gun violence. Class discussion and activities facilitate the conversation, and the lesson provides students a wealth of background information from the teacher for context on the problem of gun violence. From my perspective, this lesson can help students understand the complexity of gun violence on a global scale. The lesson plan includes several activities which the teacher can choose based on their specific class. This lesson plan could fit into a world history class. Role-playing and discussion from the plan help students to imagine situations where guns will end up. Students will consider war-torn lands and people forever changed by the power of firearms in their local communities. While the lesson plan can give us a 10,000-foot view of the problem, the curriculum also makes it clear that gun violence is both personal and painful in the life of individuals affected by it. That is the same across the globe. JP Thomas, Brady Staff
March 2019
A rigorous review by JP Thomas which should be read by any teacher approaching this program.
July 2019
My latest teacher toolkit on migration is now available on SML: https://sharemylesson.com/node/312368 CHRISTOPHER
March 2019
Wow. This is incredibly powerful. So many issues to discuss and so thought provokingly presented. The video is so moving and the activities that run along side will make students think and examine their own belief system and backgrounds without any judgement on the student's culture. I particularly like the role play exercise; I have found that these always work well allowing students to stand outside themselves and take a different view. And if at the end we produce a generation of students who are not enthralled by guns then surely that is a good thing.
March 2019
Thanks Kate, you picked up on the role-playing, a distinct feature of the second session. The approach is based on the idea that young adults need to 'move to think', or that the core learning can be absorbed more fitfully in this way. It's a useful dynamic, helping students to understand the 'predicament' of people living in war zones.
July 2019
My latest teacher toolkit on migration is now available on SML: https://sharemylesson.com/node/312368 CHRISTOPHER
March 2019
I enjoyed this program of lessons. The crafted opening video and the PowerPoint content are informative and stimulating. This supports the teacher training pack, which is well structured and creative in content, enabling the teacher to easily guide the students through the complex psychological and philosophical questions of war and weapons.
March 2019
I'm pleased you find the materials useful and stimulating. The program is meant to be a clay for the skilful educator to shape to his/her own uses and should like a wine, mature over time!
February 2019
Very impressive presentation and important lessons for students. Also, the PPT is full of incredibly rich visuals / video. Be sure to watch it all.
March 2019
Thanks Kelly. Teachers are competing all the time with the sophisticated visual stimuli out there in the world beyond the classroom. The digital content here is deliberately striking, to captivate the student audience so that the class can begin to engage in a meaningful lesson.
April 2019
Kelly, I'm considering producing a follow up program on Immigration, based on a BBC Radio Play I produced. Again, surrounding the subject from an ethical POV and why people always appear to make distinctions. The "them and us" of the thing. What do you think?
July 2019
Hi Kelly, my newest teacher toolkit on migration is now available on SML. Would be good to get this into the site link on 'Immigration Resources': https://sharemylesson.com/node/312368 CHRISTOPHER