“Sole Brothers” – Out of Eden Learn

1 Feb
This week we launched our first “footstep” for the Out of Eden Learn Project (Project Zero @ Harvard University). Students watched two videos to learn more about Paul Salopek’s journey following the path of human migration. They learned about ‘slow journalism’ and his reasons for taking this trip. Paul began his journey in January 2013 in Ethiopia (see the map).  He is currently in Tbilisi, Georgia for the winter. Our first ‘footstep’ is a practice one and asked you to engage in Paul’s journey and to respond to these questions:
1) What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article (Sole Brothers)?
2) What questions or wonders do you now have (about this article or Paul’s journey)?
Copy and paste your answers to these questions from your Out of Eden Learn Document into a comment box and share your answers. Also, reflect on the beginning of Paul’s story:
“Footwear is a hallmark of modern identity. How best to glimpse an individual’s core values at the start of the 21st century? Look down at their feet—not into their eyes.”
3) What can you learn about someone, or their values from their footwear? (see photos of grade 6 footwear)?
Image credit: Photograph by John Stanmeyer-VII (Out of Eden Walk blog).

Image credit: Photograph by John Stanmeyer-VII (Out of Eden Walk blog).

Ethiopia, the starting place of Paul's journey.

Ethiopia, the starting place of Paul’s journey.

Paul is currently in the country of Georgia.

Paul is currently in the country of Georgia.

 

 

 

 

71 Responses to ““Sole Brothers” – Out of Eden Learn”

  1. luca February 6, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article?
    The fact that it is taking many years.

    What questions or wonders do you now have?
    What does he use for a toilet?

    What can you learn about someone, or their values from their footwear? (see photos of grade 6 footwear)?
    You can learn about their passions, colors and feelings about things.

  2. Sunny February 6, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article?

    That all the people, literally everyone wears the same shoes in Ethiopia. It’s very unusual I guess, because in here, we like wear every different shoes. The maximum 2 or 3 people have the same shoes. And in there, like every person has the same shoes!

    What questions or wonders do you now have?

    I wonder why the people get so less money when they are working so hard. And the sandals/shoes are so expensive compared from what they earn. I wonder why some people don’t actually wear any shoes. It’s not very safe..

    What can you learn about someone, or their values from their footwear? (see photos of grade 6 footwear)?

    I can like see what people like to do, their favorite or what kinds of color they like, what kind of style they like to wear, and many more..

  3. Jeremy February 6, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article?

    I saw the cracked feet, and I wanted to know more. I know it sounds gross, but it really caught my attention.

    What questions or wonders do you now have?

    Why Paul suddenly decided to do this. I mean, did he plan much, or how far back did he plan?

    What can you learn about someone, or their values from their footwear? (see photos of grade 6 footwear)?

    I think by what shoes they are, how old they are, how dirty they are and what type of shoes they are are just some of the ways you can tell things about a person. For example, if they have grassy or muddy soccer shoes, I can tell that the play soccer a lot.

  4. Ilya and Ahmad February 6, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article? It is amazing how person can identify others person shouse prints.
    What questions or wonders do you now have?
    How long did it take for him to walk across Ethiopia?
    What can you learn about someone, or their values from their footwear?
    I can learn what they like to do.

  5. Mekhi February 6, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article?
    I think that what caught my attention is the fact that he is taking time and slowing down just to take a look at the world in a different angle.
    What questions or wonders do you now have?
    My one question is, do they keep their shoes on for a long time or after some time do they buy new ones?

  6. Kazu February 6, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    What can you learn about someone, or their values from their footwear?
    In Paul’s blog most of the people have all same shoe but for us we have many kinds of shoes.

  7. Dongwook February 6, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    Foot Step #1: Setting Off
    Part 1 – Engage with Paul’s Journey:
    What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article?
    He travels the whole world by walking. Also I’m interested in his journey.
    What questions or wonders do you now have?
    I wonder how he travels by walking and I wonder that why he chose to travel all over the world.

    Part 2 – Setting Off:
    Write a few lines about yourself and describe three things that you enjoy doing.
    I like to play with friends. I enjoy to play games. I enjoy to play sports.

    What’s the story behind your choice of avatar?
    Actually, I really like Raccoon because of some reason. It was my fourth favorite animal. But tiger, lion, and dog, cats are boring. So my favorite animal. That’s why I choose this avatar.

    What do you find most interesting or exciting about Paul’s walk from what you have learned about it so far? The most exciting thing is that he can see many things in his journey and he can learn many country’s culture.

    Is there anything in particular you would like Paul to look out for or pay attention to as he walks? I want him to see some poor children that are suffering in hunger. So he can notice and write something about it. I also want him to see a great views.

  8. Miyu Ii February 6, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article?
    Yes. I interested the Paul’s article because i did not know people had no shoes to wear.

    What questions or wonders do you now have?
    I want to see other country people shoes.

    What can you learn about someone, or their values from their footwear? (see photos of grade 6 footwear)?
    I learned some people like sports, they likes dress up in pretty shoes.

  9. yumi February 6, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article?  Interest.
    What questions or wonders do you now have? Why are people not wearing shoes
    What can you learn about someone, or their values from their footwear? (see photos of grade 6 footwear)? Athletic shoes there were many.

  10. Raphael February 6, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article?
    All of the people had the same shoes but here, in India or anywhere else in the world, we wear all different kinds of shoes. They all had shoes made a plastic. It costs about 2 dollars, what they make a day.
    What questions or wonders do you now have?
    Does in other countries they wear the same shoes or cloth ?

  11. Dohun February 6, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    Part 1 – Engage with Paul’s Journey:
    What caught your attention or interested you about Paul’s article?
    -That he walks the whole world around without the electronic transportation

    What questions or wonders do you now have?
    -Does he have some people around him or he just travels alone?

    Part 2 – Setting Off:
    Write a few lines about yourself and describe three things that you enjoy doing.
    -My name is Dohun and I like to enjoying playing soccer, playing game and sleeping.

    What’s the story behind your choice of avatar?
    -I just liked it when I was 5 or 6 so I chose that.

    What do you find most interesting or exciting about Paul’s walk from what you have learned about it so far?
    -He enjoys it walking and seeing things around him. He sees different things and different civilization. Developed or developing. I kind of like to watch things outside. So I’m kind of getting interested.

    Is there anything in particular you would like Paul to look out for or pay attention to as he walks?
    -I like he pays attention to the developing civilization because I think that he can help some things to the people that they don’t know.

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