1. This is Our Home



    • To help discover our GlobalLab community by describing our home towns.
    • To share your home town with GlobalLab participants and to discover theirs.
    • To create a photo gallery of our home towns.


    A digital camera or a smartphone or tablet with a camera

    Why use data from multiple participants?

    When more participants submit data about their home towns, the better we’ll understand the similarities and dissimilarities of where we live.

    Investigation Protocol

    Note for teachers: if you work with a group of students, please check the If You Work As a Group file.

    1. Download and review the table from the Collecting Data file.
    2. Start gathering information about your hometown.
      Note: Record all data as you obtain them. Keeping the data in one place will simplify entering them into the Report Form. Use the Collecting Data file with the table and tips on where to find the data you will need.
    3. Take two photographs of your hometown, using digital cameras or smartphone cameras, and share them with us.
      The first should be a photo of a landmark in your town or something you think is its most distinctive or interesting spot. What might define or identify your hometown?
      The second should be a photo of the most common place students in your town hang out.
    4. Write a short story about your hometown; this essay should be no longer than 1-2 pages in length. See the story requirements in the Collecting Data file.
    5. Enter your findings in the Report Form.
    6. Read the Working with Data file, then go to the Findings page and analyze the findings from the entire GlobalLab community. This will help you to gain a better understanding of who we are.
      Use the questions from the Working with Data file to test yourself.
    Report Form Before filling in the Report Form, please read the Investigation Protocol