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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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In the News: Would you Want YOUR face on the Side of a Building?

In the News:
Bell Ringer Activity:

The Winter Games are about to begin. There is a building~called the MegaFace~ at the Olympic Village where people will get to see their faces(giant versions) on the side of the MegaFon Pavilion. It's kind of like a huge Mt. Rushmore for "regular" people. The side of the building has a screen with 10~000 pins that can extend to the shape of a person's face.Those who wish to see their face on the side of the Pavilion first need to go to a 3D booth to get photographs scanned. It is estimated that about 170~000 people will participate in the Megaface project. The face photographs will be sent to a computer program where the face will get a few seconds of fame~ in color~ thanks to lights on the end of each 6 ft. long pin on the side of the pavilion.

Extension Activities:
1. Write a paragraph pretending to be your face on the MegaFon Pavilion. What do you see~ hear~smell as you look out on the crowds walking around the village during the Winter Games?
2. Draw a picture of your face on the side of the MegaFon Pavilion. Write 3 things you'd like people to know about you.

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Gail Hennessey

Check out my EdWorld Exchange Resources: have a great webquest on the games(and extension activities) webquest(extension activities) on the host country of Russia. Grades 4 and up.