Take Ten

In Take Ten, students take photos in their communities to illustrate how trade shapes local aspects of global issues.  In the second stage students assemble their photos into stories that inform, engage, educate, and mobilize people.


Crescent Girls’ School, Singapore


Students in this all-girl school in Singapore show how their daily experiences are connected to the world.  Their photo essays explore not just the fact that people apply ideas and use products from other places; they suggest that people’s actions and the consequences they yield are tightly connected around the globe.


Callisburg Middle School, Callisburg, Texas, USA


These sixth graders in Texas learn how natural disasters ripple far out from epicenter.  An earthquake in Chile, tsunami in Japan, and severe drought in Texas cause hardship and heartaches, while also disrupting production and supplies of food and goods as well as their prices and affecting the lives of people locally and those living on different continents.


Scarsdale Middle School, Scarsdale, New York, USA


Every day people make hundreds of tiny decisions–what to eat, how to get from place to place, what energy to use, what products to consume, and how to get rid of their waste. Students look at how small daily choices in Scarsdale have a big impact on the health of people and the environment.



Thatakopittayakom School, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand


These Thai students consider the many ways economic prosperity and growth are connected to a spectrum of global issues, including education, gender equality, health, protection of natural resources, energy security, and environmental sustainability.



Pondok Pesantren Darul Istiqamah, Barabai, South Kalimantan, Indonesia


What distinguishes genuine sasirangan from “fake” factory-made products flooding the market, and why are its secrets guarded so closely?  Lower secondary grade students in the all-girl part of this Islamic boarding school follow the threads of a centuries-old local textile techniques and unravel a story about the community’s fight to keep a line between what they see as fake and what is authentic sasirangan.


Link to other Open Channels exchanges:

Asia Pacific Collage

Going Green

Shape Your Own APEC Agenda