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Access Program Students in Ozurgeti Get Acquainted with Famous American Inventions

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 30 Sep 2011



An enrichment session organized on September 30 for the Access Program students from Ozurgeti was devoted to famous American inventions. The idea of the topic came from Rachael Evarts, Peace Corps Volunteer, who has been working with Guria Youth Resource Center (Access Program implementing NGO in the region of Guria) since July 2011. Consequently, she has planned and implemented the enrichment session in close cooperation with the Access Program Coordinator in Guria region.

At the session, students got acquainted with 15 most famous inventions among which are the box telephone, the light bulb, the telegraph, the sewing machine, the first airplane and etc. Before introducing the creators of various inventions, the students were asked if they knew any of them. Several students from the group could name the creators of a couple of inventions, e.g. the light bulb and the telegraph, but they did not know these people were American. The information that the students received through an interesting PowerPoint presentation delivered by Ms. Rachael Evarts was new and engaging for all the students. They were fascinated by the intelligent, brave and innovative personalities of Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Fulton, Samuel Morse, Orville & Wilbur Wright and others. Access students connected the topic of inventions with education and underlined how important it is that the state invests time and money in education of youth who can later grow into groundbreaking scientists, inventors and leaders.

The session was concluded with a comprehension testing activity during which students had to ask questions of one another about the content of the session and give answers. The one who answered the question, earned the right to ask his own. To finish the session, each student gave a list of their favorite three inventions and talked of their importance in everyday life.

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